DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, STATE AND FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS HAVE CAUSED US TO CANCEL THE JULY 2020 "FASCIA AS A SENSORY AND EMOTIONAL ORGAN: Implementing new insights from connective tissue research into myofascial treatment practice" WORKSHOP WITH DR. ROBERT SCHLEIP.
As part of the international research team, Michele will be investigating other ways to bring you updated and relevant information for your practice and enjoyment.
Below is information in case you are not familiar with Dr. Schleip and fascia research.
Robert Schleip PhD MA directs the Fascia Research Project of Ulm University in Germany. Having been a Rolfing instructor and Feldenkrais practitioner for over 20 years, he felt frustrated with the speculative nature of scientific explanations backing up most areas of current bodywork. When he entered the field of connective tissue science as an active laboratory researcher in 2003, he became so thrilled that he soon became one of the driving international forces in the newly emerging field of fascia research. His own research findings on active contractile properties of human fasciae have been honored with the Vladimir Janda Award of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is research director of the European Rolfing Association, and co-initiator of the 1st Fascia Research Congress hosted at Harvard Medical School (Boston 2007) as well as of the subsequent congresses.
Dr. Schleip's Website
Research and publications can be viewed on the ‘News’ page.
The Mysterious World Under the Skin video link: https://youtu.be/bWU_DnC9t4I
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MICHELE AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele presenting at the Fascia in Movement and Sport workshop with Dr. Robert Schleip (world renowned researcher and practitioner) in Los Angeles Feb. 2019.
70 participants from 6 countries all gathered in Los Angeles on Feb. 9-10, 2019 to learn about the latest fascia research and movement applications with one of the most prominent researchers in the world. Michele Bond organized this event and collaborated with Dr. Schleip to deliver a spectacular experience. Michele had the opportunity to share a presentation about the embryology of fascia and how this tissue signals muscle development in fetal development.
Michele has created a series of online and live workshops to study this intriguing living biological matrix. The latest workshop is a half-day fascia lecture and practical workshop for exercise professionals.
If your health club, gym, or small studio is interested in a workshop for your staff, Michele will travel to your site. Please email for more information.
Michele began her studies of the fascial system in 2011 and is a member of the Fascia Research Society. She simultaneously pursued a masters degree in Kinesiology while avidly reading books and journal articles and attending workshops. In 2013, she attended an unembalmed cadaver exploration of the fascial system with Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains book), created a fascial system exercise class for clients, and attended the 2015 Fascia Research conference. At this time, she secured the mentorship of two prominent researchers for her masters thesis - Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Peter Huijing. She performed original research in this field and it was accepted for a poster presentation at the Berlin Fascia Research Congress in 2018. This research has now been published - International Journal of Exercise Science 12(1): 825-838, 2019. Michele authored an inaugural chapter in a second edition Fascia Textbook, "Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body" ,due out in 2021. This is an honor to be included with the world's most prominent researchers of our time. Michele is an adjunct lecturer and the fascia research coordinator for the University of Texas, Odessa. She also has a full time exercise therapy business that she has run since 1999.