Eric Franklin Presents:

Franklin Method Approach: Fascia Training for Balance, Strength & Flexibility

What will you learn?

This introductory and extended course gives you a in depth look at the Franklin Method approach to fascia training. This is will give you a balanced look at Fascia and how it relates to every movement you make. Using education, imagery and embodiment that you've come to expect with the Franklin Method you will also put into practice what you are learning with exclusive Franklin Method Fascia training exercises.

25 years ago, I taught my first Fascia course.  What was different from today?

There were exercises like stretching the thoracolumbar fascia, raising the fascia and training the tendons. The anatomy was already there, there were fewer scientific contributions and, above all, at the time fascia was not "the trend".

Sometimes it was difficult to convince the participants in workshops that Fascia was an important issue. I relied on Chinese medicine, which says that the tendons are more important for strength than muscles. For example, the suppleness of the cat, which seems to be immensely elegant, without many muscles. One of the favorite exercises of that time (and today) is touch, movement and imagining the Achilles' tendon. For example, after just few minutes it results in a greater jumping force, as well as the tendon and the whole leg feeling more elastic.

This comprehensive course is the result of many years of evolution, in true Franklin style, with many fast-acting fun exercises.

What is Fascia: 

Previously considered little more than packing material for the important body parts, like muscles and organs, fascia is now recognized to be a key bio-motional regulatory system within the body. Fascia is everywhere: It is a continuous, viscoelastic sensory system that wraps, connects, divides, and gives cohesion to the entire body. It plays an important role in transmitting mechanical forces between tissues, while it provides sliding and gliding between the tissues as well.

The fascia is one large networking organ, with many bags containing muscles, organs, and other tissues, and hundreds of rope-like local densifications in, for example, ligaments, tendons, and retinacula. It has thousands of pockets within pockets like Russian dolls, all interconnected by loose connective tissue layers and anchored to the skeleton via sturdy septa. One of the special things about fascia is that the collagen is arranged multi-directionally in layers. This allows fascia to resist tension in a multitude of directions.

In the Franklin Method we work directly with the fascia as we employ the bone rhythms and embody muscle and fascia:

  • Combining muscle sliding with fascial web imagery
  • Exercising with a focus on hydration of the fascia
  • Employing Muscle-Fascia-Tendon-Bone imagery and Muscle-Fascia-Muscle Joints imagery
  • Embodying myofascial slings to create movement integration and improved posture
  • Imaging the fascia and how it moves as we move in real time
  • Moving and training the body in a variety of ways, as the fascia loves variation
  • Training the body as a whole and not in parts. The fascia is a continuous whole, so it needs to be treated as such * Focusing on elegance, pleasure, and aesthetics, which is a better focus for your fascia than higher, faster, and stronger
  • Understanding how to correctly use balls and bands when training the fascia
-  Eric Franklin, Founder of the Franklin Method

 

What is the Franklin Method Approach?

Change your body by changing your mind!

THE FRANKLIN METHOD APPROACH CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE IT’S FUNCTION. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE HAPPY MINDS & HEALTHY BODIES THROUGH ANATOMICAL EMBODIMENT AND DYNAMIC NEUROCOGNITIVE IMAGERY (DNI)™

Learn the Keys to Change Your Body

This course teaches you what Fascia is, how it effects every movement in your body and will provide you with valuable keys to train your fascia

How It Works

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    Register and Pay

    Payment options: PayPal or Credit Card.
    ***AFTER YOUR PAYMENT IS COMPLETED - DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW AS YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE.***
    There you will register for the course in our membership portal. You can access the course after using your username/password at members.franklinmethod.com

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    After registration you will receive IMMEDIATE access to the course you registered for

    After registering you will receive an email to direct you to our the training plan page.
    You will have access to immediately see the full introductory course, however we recommend you take your time watching the course. You can re-watch as many times as you like - BECAUSE YOU GET LIFETIME ACCESS! If purchasing the full course, you will also receive access to the first week of 8 week extended course. We recommend reviewing the introduction before starting the first week. If you missed the registration step, and did not get a username/password for our membership page, please mail us at support@franklinmethod.com.

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    Purchase before March 7th for $50 off

    If you purchase the course before March 7th, you will receive a $50 discount of the price of the extended course as part of our early bird special.

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    If you purchased the intro course, you get a discount off the full course!

    Did you purchase this introductory mini-course already? If you purchased it before Feb. 23rd then you will have an automatic discount off of the 8 week Intensive Franklin Method Fascia Training Course. If you haven't already received your customized coupon code, please contact us at info@franklinmethod.com! Congrats for getting a head-start to learning, training and improving your daily movements!


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What is included in the introductory Course

Course Breakdown:

  • Module 1 - Fascia Basics: Connective Tissue Module
  • Module 2a - Fascia Basics: The Fibers
  • Module 2b - Fascia Basics: Muscle Packaging
  • Module 3 - Sliding your Abdominal Fascial Joints
  • Module 4 - Fascia Basic Concepts: Definition of Fascia
  • Module 5 - Sliding Glutes
  • Module 6 - Basic Muscle Work
  • Module 7 - Integrating the Idea of Fascia into Muscle Work

Additional Franklin Method Fascia Training Exercise Videos:

  • Create Happier Knees by Releasing Tension in your Thighs
  • Free Your Hips Ball Rolling for your Abductors and Quads
  • Hamstring Magic: More Flexibility without Stretching
  • How to free your hips with this iliotibial Band Exercise
  • How to Liberate your Upper back with Two Rolling Balls
  • Rapid Relief from Shoulder Tension with this Myofascial Exercise  

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What is included in the extended full 8-week Course

Course Breakdown:

  • Week 1 Lessons: Springy Tendons & Embodying Myofascial Slings
  • Week 2 Lessons: The Slings and Walking & Exercising the Slings
  • Week 3 Lessons: Introduction Into Ball Rolling, Getting the Most out of Ball Rolling, Ball Exercises and Ball Rolling of the Lower Body
  • Week 4 Lessons: Introduction to Thoracolumbar Fascia & Embodying the Thoracolumbar Fascia
  • Week 5 Lesson: The Many Layers of Support
  • Week 6 Lessons: The iliopsoas fascia & Balanced TFL, Clear Mind
  • Week 7 Lesson: Learning How to Improve and Change
  • Week 8 Lesson: Fun with Sliding

The 8 Week course ALSO  includes:

  • All 7 modules of the Introductory Course plus the additional Fascia Exercises
  • Two Fascia Warm Up Videos
  • Weekly Quizzes to help you to retain the information
  • Participation Certificate after the 8 weeks, to be used for CE petitioning
  • Yearly CE for Franklin Method Educators

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FRANKLIN METHOD® EDUCATORS or those currently IN a FRANKLIN METHOD® training program: +

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FRANKLIN METHOD® EDUCATORS or those currently IN a FRANKLIN METHOD® training program: 

If you are a Franklin Method® educator, there is a special educator version of this digital course that comes with a discount for certified educators. Please contact us at info@FranklinMethod.com for more information BEFORE REGISTERING.We are unable to give refunds based on missed discounts, so please contact us before registering for the course. Please let us know if you are currently in training or if you are a FME graduate (and what level).

Frequently Asked Questions +

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does the Franklin Method Fascia Training Mini Course include?

  • 7 video modules
  • 6 Franklin Fascia Training Exercise videos

The Full Fascia Training 8 Week Course includes:

  • 7 video intro modules
  • 6 Franklin Fascia Training Exercise videos
  • 2 Fascia Warm up Videos
  • 8 weeks of weekly modules
  • Weekly Quizzes

When do the courses start? After you register for the Franklin Method Fascia Training online course, no matter when you register, you will receive instant access to the course.

Do I need any materials before I start the course? To fully experience the course you will need a Franklin Method ball and band. We also highly recommend the Fascia ball You can order them here.

Where do I access the course module after purchasing? You will be redirected after you purchase the course to a registration page. Please do not close out of your browser until you are redirected to this page. You will also receive an email with instructions for accessing your course.  Please be sure to save this email.

 

How long will the course be available online? You will have lifetime access for unlimited views of the videos as long as the technology exists for online videos and for the lifetime of our website on the world wide internet.

Are the videos available for download, or just for streaming? The videos are not available for download, but they are available for streaming.

Can I view the videos on my mobile phone or tablet?  Yes, all videos are viewable with Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as all standard laptop and desktop computers (both PC and MAC). You will need stable, high-speed Internet connections, and in some countries it may be best to use a LAN line.

What is the length and listing of the video component of this online course?

see video list below:

Franklin Method Approach: Fascia Training for Balance, Strength & Flexibility video list:

Module 1 - Fascia Basics: Connective Tissue - 15 minutes

Module 2a - Fascia Basics: The Fibers - 14:49 Minutes

Module 2b - Fascia Basics: Muscle Packaging - 14:51 Minutes

Module 3 - Sliding your Abdominal Fascial Joints - 19:14 minutes

Module 4 - Fascia Basic Concepts: Definition of Fascia - 9:44 minutes

Module 5 - Sliding Glutes 13:44 minutes

Module 6 - Basic Muscle Work 19:13 minutes

Module 7 - Integrating the Idea of Fascia into Muscle Work 27:39 minutes

Additional Franklin Method Fascia Training Exercise Videos:

  • Create Happier Knees by Releasing Tension in your Thighs
  • Free Your Hips Ball Rolling for your Abductors and Quads
  • Hamstring Magic: More Flexibility without Stretching
  • How to free your hips with this iliotibial Band Exercise
  • How to Liberate your Upper back with Two Rolling Balls
  • Rapid Relief from Shoulder Tension with this Myofascial Exerise

The Full Course includes the following 8 weekly modules:

Week 1

Springy Tendons 15.34

Embodying Myofascial Slings 9:30

Week 2:

The Slings and Walking 8:22

Exercising the Slings 9:18

Week 3:

Introduction Into Ball Rolling 9:06

Getting the Most out of Ball Rolling 9:53

Ball Exercises 13:51

Ball Rolling of the Lower Body 14:49

Week 4:

Introduction to Thoracolumbar Fascia 17:22

Embodying the Thoracolumbar Fascia 10:06

Week 5

The Many Layers of Support 27:22

Week 6

The iliopsoas fascia 5:21

Balanced TFL Clear Mind 14:03

Week 7

Learning How to Improve and Change 34:38

Week  8

Fun with Sliding 26:15

I am still having difficulties accessing my videos. Who can I talk to for more help?  If you have further questions, you can contact us directly at support@franklinmethod.com.

Did you already purchase the Intro Course?!? +

Did you purchase this introductory mini-course already? If you purchased it before Feb. 23rd then you will have an automatic discount off of the 10 week Intensive Franklin Method Fascia Training Course. If you haven't already received your customized coupon code, please contact us at info@franklinmethod.com!

Congrats for getting a head-start to learning, training and improving your daily movements!


Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is the founder and director of the Franklin Method. He created the Method over 25 years ago, first teaching in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and further in the USA, China, Japan and many other countries. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Eric teaches at universities and schools throughout the world including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. Eric presents his work at numerous conferences, such as the World Congress for Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the Pilates Method Alliance and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Eric Franklin is author 19 books, including of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (2012), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (2013), Relax your Neck - Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003), Inner Focus, Outer Strength (2006) and Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind (2009). Eric Franklin’s books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, Czech, Chinese and Korean.

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