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The Roll Moded® Method

Teacher TrainingWeekend

With Dawn Adams

at Spirit Path Yoga & Wellness

November 9th & 10th

8:30am -5pm

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Put the power of self-myofascial release into your own hands. This training empowers you to personally adopt and teach simple yet highly effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance. The 4 different sized Roll Model®Therapy Balls included in this module can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, Pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, or with kids and special needs populations. These proven, whole-body exercises are approved by physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, and chiropractors.

This training is open to all levels of student/educator/clinician. There is no pre-requisite to attend except an interest in diving deep into the techniques and logic of rolling, why it works and how to share it with others.

The Science of Rolling, 8 hours

Self-massage is a fundamental practice for fostering internal anatomical listening skills and enhancing embodiment. This immersion introduces the science of how and why self-massage using the Roll Model® Method works and offers the latest in fascial research, pain science, and therapy ball applications for multiple populations.


This training equips you to:

  • Maintain your body and prevent injuries using self-care strategies with the RMM Therapy          Balls.

  • Identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and

      fascia geography to enhance your teaching and

      personal daily practice.

  • Deepen your understanding of pain physiology and

       how to usetheRMMBalls to erase pain.

  • Lead classes through step-by-step, proven, whole-

       body exercises, approved by physical therapists, pain

       medicine specialists, and chiropractors, that can

       affect positive changes in the rotator cuff, spine, neck, jaw, hips, IT band, calves, and feet.

  • Use this training to learn strategies for your own health and maintenance, or incorporate RMM sequences into your teaching toolkit by introducing embodied anatomy concepts to your students.

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Ball Sequencing and Innovation, 8 hours

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This immersion provides a wide variety of soft-tissue self-care solutions for every client and condition utilizing all four different sized Roll Model® Therapy Balls. You will refine your teaching skills and learn to effortlessly craft innovative moves and sequences to differentiate your teaching for any individual or community.

  • Explore pain-erasing self-myofascial release in over-used areas of your body like your hands and knees or completely ignored areas like the diaphragm and pelvic floor.

  • Improve classroom demonstration of Therapy Ball

      techniques and trouble-shoot classroom pitfalls and

      challenges when presenting to beginners or more

      experienced students.

  • Learn the art of crafting test/retest scenarios to provide

       instant feedback of improved function or reduced pain.

  • Refine your anatomical fluency of bony landmarks,

      muscular attachments, and the fascial seam-system

      through experiential mapping strategies.

  • Learn tools for consistently creating innovative Therapy Ballsequences for yourself and your clients.

  • Learn the optimal use of 4 differently sized Roll Model®Balls that unravel patterns of pain and dysfunction.


Early Bird Pricing is $540 before October 26th and $590* afterward.

Tuition includes:​

  • Online access to a DVD of the six sequences you will learn

  • Roll Model® Method Starter Kit – a set of original balls, Plus balls, one Alpha ball, and a Coregeous ball in a drawstring tote.

*Yoga Tune Up® teachers receive a $50 discount. Contact me here to receive your coupon code.

Note: CEC credits are available with the following professional organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM as well as Yoga Alliance

Required Reference Materials:

  • Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

  • The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller


Additional Reference Materials Recommended :

  • Fascia: Function, Physiology, and Application Webinar

  • Fascia: What It Is And Why It Matters by David Lesondak

Meet Your Roll Model® Method Instructor: Dawn Adams

Dawn has been practicing yoga since the mid-1990s.  She took her

first class at the Alameda Yoga Station in 1996 and has since

studied under experienced teachers such as Sandy Blaine, JoAnn

Lyons, and Donald Moyer.  Dawn graduated from Advanced

Studies Program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley in 2009 and she

continues to deepen her personal practice.  Yoga has become an

integral part of her life, especially because of its nurturing and centering aspects.  Through practicing yoga, she has found that undoing is just as important as doing.  In her teaching, she hopes to instill a sense of adventure and exploration of yoga, with a focus on finding balance and joy through practice.  Most recently, Dawn found Yoga Tune Up® and, fascinated by the functional approach to movement, completed the YTU Level 1 Certification. 


She is excited to share her unique approach to practice with the Anchorage community!


Becoming a Certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner

Upon completion of either of these training, you will be able to skillfully incorporate RMM balls and techniques into your teaching.

If you want to use the Roll Model® name and branding in your class titles and descriptions, be identified as a Roll Model® Method practitioner and be listed on the Tune Up® Fitness website, you can continue on the certification path. To earn the certification, you will be required to: take both Science of Rolling and Ball Sequencing and Innovation; complete the homework for Science of Rolling; and complete an online correspondence course and test based on the videos from Science of Rolling and The Roll Model® Method book. As a certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner, you will be recognized as having gone through the proper educational training and hands-on skill drills and proven to understand and apply all the core fundamentals of The Roll Model® Method.

For more information visit Tune Up Fitness Worldwide.

  • Sat, Nov 09
    Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness
    Nov 09, 2019, 8:30 AM – Nov 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness, 505 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
    The Science of Rolling & Therapy Ball Innovations & Sequencing
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