FRANKLIN METHOD WORKSHOPS with Morten Dithmer in Pittsburgh this coming December


Experience the Franklin Method, combining imagery, embodied anatomy, and teaching skills. The Franklin Method utilizes neuroplasticity and demonstrates ways to use the brain to improve the body’s function in athletics, performance and daily activities. Franklin Method imagery and teaching techniques may be used for all ages and wellness populations. This workshop will provide techniques and teaching methods for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Dance, Yoga and other movement instructors, and Psychotherapists.

Workshop Topics

December 6

“Imagery for Healthy Knees” 9:30am-12:30pm

  • Learn how to support your knees with imagery  
  • Learn why the knee is not a hinge joint  
  • Experience the movement of your menisci

 “Poise, Presence, and Posture!” 2:00pm-5:00pm 

  • Learn what good posture actually means and how to achieve it
  • Learn how posture relates to performance and emotions
  • Learn how posture is balance in movement

December 7

 “Franklin Fitness Conditioning” 9:00am-12:00pm

  • Learn to create balanced alignment with simple imagery exercises
  • Experience the Franklin Method’s approach to healthy movement
  • Improve your fitness rapidly and safely with conditioning techniques for the whole body

 “The Easy Neck and Jaw” 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • Clear Biomechanics of the top two vertebra: Atlas and Axis
  • How to balance the sub-occipitals
  • How the jaw affects body movement alignment, and emotions

morten-portraitMorten Dithmer is a Franklin Teacher Trainer and teaches worldwide. Morten brings a potent mix of experience from dance, osteopathy, martial arts and comedy to his teaching. He is an instructor in osteopathic bodywork and had a private practice in Tokyo for 12 years. He holds a 3rd degree black belt and teacher’s license in Aikido, a martial art. He has been guest teaching at the Juilliard School NY for the last 7 years and has also taught for Team USA Weightlifting, Royal Danish Ballet, Circus De Soleil, Madrid Conservatory of the Arts, LADMMI Montreal, Hong Kong Modern Dance School, The Nike Conference, Taipei University of Arts, Ecole De Danse Quebec, The West Australian Ballet, The McDonald College Sydney, Laban School of Dance London, The APTA conference in USA, the Olympic Sports University Tokyo Japan, the World Congress for Lower back and Pelvic Pain and the IADAMS dance medicine conferences.

Pricing Info


  • $400 prior to October 1, 2014
  • $450 after October 1, 2014

Cost Includes: 

  • Franklin band 
  • One set of Franklin balls 
  • Lunch on Sunday with opportunity for group discussion about utilizing the Franklin Method in your practice and clinic. 

We will provide light snacks each day. Lunch Saturday is on your own (there are many locations for meals within walking distance of EP&W) 

Sewickley is a residential community 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. It is easily accessible from all points in Pittsburgh, Interstate 79, and the Pennsylvania and Ohio tollroads. It is also close to the Pittsburgh international airport. 

Out of town accommodation suggestions:

*If you would like to stay in Pittsburgh, the hotels on the North Shore are convenient to Sewickley 

Application for PT CEUs for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia have been made.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, your imagination, and readiness to learn, explore movement, and have fun. 

We look forward to seeing you in December! 

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