RFST Events

Current Events

Ongoing — Los Angeles & Santa Barbara, CA

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Los Angeles, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Classes, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Los Angeles and other areas in California. Please contact Luther for more information.

Santa Barbara, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Classes, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Santa Barbara and other areas in California. Please contact Luther for more information.

Boston, MA

RFST private sessions available in Boston at The Genius of Flexibility Center. Please contact Luther for more information.



Future Events

Oregon

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching coming soon in Portland, other areas of Oregon, and the west coast. Please contact Luther for more information.

Washington

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching coming soon in Seattle, other areas of Washington, and the west coast. Please contact Luther for more information.

Texas

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching coming soon in Austin, TX. Please contact Luther for more information.

Canada

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching coming soon in Vancouver, Toronto, and other areas in Canada. Please contact Luther for more information.


Past Events

March 28-30, 2014 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

March 14-16, 2014 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level III Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

February 7-9, 2014 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level II Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

January 10-12, 2014 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

December 7, 2013 — Portland, OR

Resistance Flexibility Workshop

November 1-3, 2013 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

August 30 - September 1, 2013 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

July 26-28, 2013 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level II Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

June 28-30, 2013 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

May 24-26, 2013 — Santa Barbara, CA

Level I Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Program

April 7, 2013 — Los Angeles, CA

RFST Workshop - 11am-3pm - More details...

June 12, 2010 — Vancouver, BC Canada

RFST Intensive - 9am-4pm - More details...

Private assisted stretching sessions available at a discounted rate in the Vancouver area. Please contact Luther for more information.

May 28th - 31st, 2010 — Lightning in a Bottle

Luther will be teaching a partner assisted stretching workshop at this year's Lightning in a Bottle festival held in Irvine, CA. Come join us at the Yoga stage on Friday at 3:30 pm for some stretching goodness!
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Lightning in a Bottle

May 22, 2010 — San Diego, CA

RFST Workshop - 9am-1pm - More details...

Private assisted stretching sessions available at a discounted rate in the San Diego area. Please contact Luther for more information.

May 23, 2010 — San Diego, CA

Supplemental RFST Workshop - 2pm-4pm - More details...

Private assisted stretching sessions available at a discounted rate in the San Diego area. Please contact Luther for more information.

April 12 - 19, 2009 — Hiking & Yoga Retreat in Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu, Peru

I will be teaming up with Away Inward Retreats to offer resistance flexibility training in Peru this April. We are seeking a few more participants who wish to experience different cultures of the world while investigating the inner workings and healing of our selves through yoga, trekking, and resistance flexibility training.

Our retreats will prove to be a life changing venture both in your yoga practice and in your life. Come join us and bathe in the sacred energy of various cultures around the world.

Please contact Luther for more information.

April 12 - 19, 2009

$3595 + air. Includes everything from Cusco on.

Tentative Itinerary

We will have morning meditation and 2 yoga classes per day plus the following....

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
  • Arrive in Cusco
  • Pick up for lunch
  • Introduction hike
  • Opening ceremony (Sachsawaman)
  • Retreat center
  • Hike to waterfall
  • Massage/herbal bath
  • Evening event
  • Hike to Pisaq ruins & market
  • Massage / herbal bath
  • Evening event
  • Hike to Apu Chicon
  • Visit Las Casitas del Arco Iris (orphanage)
  • Massage/herbal bath
  • Evening event
Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Hike to Moray, Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Train to Machu Picchu
  • Optional mineral bath
  • Sunrise trek to Machu Picchu / Waynu Picchu
  • Train back to center
  • Massage / yoga / dinner
  • Live Peruvian music
  • Drop off in Cusco for shopping and/or breakfast before taxi to Airport

Optional: Stay Saturday for a luxurious stay at the Montesario Hotel,
afternoon tea, Despacho, dinner and theatre! (additional $600)

October 16-18, October 23-25, November 20-22, 2008 — Ojai, CA

Private sessions for guests of Chrysalis Retreats

November 1, 2008 — Seattle, WA

RFST Workshop - 9am-1pm

September 20, 2008 — Malibu, CA

RFST Workshop - 9am-1pm

July 21 - 24, 2008 — San Francisco, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in San Francisco, CA. Please contact Luther for more information.

June 27 - 29, 2008 — Las Vegas, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Las Vegas, NV. Please contact Luther for more information.

January 27 - February 6, 2007 — Miami, FL

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Miami and in other areas of Florida. Please contact Luther for more information.

May 23 - December 31, 2007 — San Diego & Los Angeles, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in other areas of California. Please contact Luther for more information.

July 14-15, 2007 — Austin, TX

Genetic Personality Type Workshop with Bob Cooley

Upcoming workshop with the founder of The Meridian Flexibility System and author of The Genius of Flexibility, Bob Cooley. This event (Certification Level III) is open to EVERYONE that is involved with the system: trainers (of all levels) as well as anyone who has regularly attended workshops, classes, and/or privates.

Come and find out more about your Genetic Personality Type! There are 16 Geniuses associated with the Meridian Flexibility System - are you the Genius of Healing and Forgiveness? Peacefulness and Communication? Or one of 14 others? You will discover more about yourself and others than you could imagine. Why does your friend/partner/child do what they do; how can you have the traits of those that you admire? Most importantly, learn how this knowledge can make you EVEN MORE FLEXIBLE!

May 17-23, 2007 — Los Angeles, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Los Angeles and in other areas of California. Please contact Luther for more information.

May 10-16, 2007 — San Francisco, CA

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in San Francisco and the bay area. Please contact Luther for more information.

March - May, 2007 — Texas

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, Couples Stretching, and Workplace Stretching available in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and other areas of Texas. Please contact Luther for more information.

January - March, 2007 — Costa Rica

RFST Workshops, Private Sessions, and Couples Stretching available at Pura Vida Spa, Vista del Valle Inn, Tamarindo Holistic Health Center, and other locations in Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. Please contact Luther for more information.

September 30 - October 1, 2006 — Austin, TX

Level I RFST Certification

Level I RFST Certification
September 30 - October 1, 2006
Austin, TX

Level I RFST Certification at The Meridian Flexibility Center in Austin, TX.

There are 10 Levels to become a Certified Meridian Flexibility Trainer and they are done in sets of 2 (i.e. Programs 1 and 2 are done together; 3 and 4, etc).  Each Program is 7 hours and both are typically done on the weekends – back to back.  There is typically 1 to 1.5 months between ‘sets’ of programs; so it would take someone approximately 6-9 months to be certified in the Meridian Flexibility System.  After Programs 1 and 2 the trainer is then able to teach classes and conduct private sessions.

Trainings are open to people of all levels and professions - and the only pre-requisite is an interest! Level I Course (Programs 1 and 2) - Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training is approved by NASM for 1.2 CEUs (continuing education units) and by ISSA for 12 credits.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST)®
and The Meridian Flexibility System (MFS)®
Bob Cooley and Certified Trainers and Interns

Introductory Presentation

Includes:
     1. Principles of RFST and MFS
     2. Sample Quadriceps and Hamstring Resistance Stretches
     3. Sample Self and Assisted Stretches
     4. Strength Gains from Increases in Resistance Flexibility
     5. Physiological and Psychological Concomitances
     6. Certification Programs —Structure, Testing and Costs
     7. Application Procedures
     8. On-Line Referrals and Medical Support
     9. Organic Product Distributorship Potential

Copyright Clause: Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training® and The Meridian Flexibility System® are registered service marks. Use of these service marks is prohibited without expressed written permission by Bob Cooley.

Program 1 — Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST)® and The Meridian Flexibility System (TMFS)
(Prerequisite for all other programs)
     6 hours           Cost: $250


I. Principles of RFST and MFS
     1. Resistance Strength Training (RST) versus Resistance Flexibility Training (RFT)
     2. Interdependence of Strength and Flexibility
     3. Principle of Limitation
     4. RFST versus other stretching modalities.

II. Sixteen Types of Stretches — The Energy Series®
     1. Beginner Self-Stretches for Classroom Instruction
     2. Intermediate Self-Stretches for Classroom Instruction

III. 16 Meridian-Muscle Groups
     1. Action versus Stretch; Origin versus Insertion
     2. Balancing Muscle Groups

IV. Classroom versus Private Session format
     1. Disclaimers and Insurance

V. Program 1 Instructional Manual and Testing

VI. Preview of Program 2 — Assisted Stretches for Trainers

Benefits:
     1. On-Line Classroom and Personal Training Referral
     2. On-Line Support and/or Instant Support
         1st month free (thereafter $25/$100 per month)
     3. Organic Product Distributorship
     4. Future CEU credits

Program 2 —Assisted Resistance Stretches for Trainers
(Must have completed Program 1)
     6 hours           Cost: $250


I. Principles of Assisted RFST Stretches
     1. Review Program 1—Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST);
         Interdependence of Strength and Flexibility; Principle of Limitation;
         Balancing Muscle Groups
     2. Starting/Stopping; Speed; Force; Direction; Range
     3. Strength and Stretch Pathways— “Path of Least Resistance” and
         “Path of Greatest Resistance”

II. Sixteen Types of Assisted Stretches — The Energy Series®
     1. Lower and Upper Body Assisted Stretches
     2. Meridian Stretch Board® and Cable Machines for RFST

III. 16 Meridian-Muscle Groups
     1. Origin and Insertion and Balancing Muscle Groups
     2. Action in three planes: FL/EX; AB/AD; IN/OU
     3. East meets West

IV. Private Session Ethics and Confidentiality
     1. Physical, Spiritual, Emotional and Psychological

V. Program 2 Instructional Manual and Testing

VI. Preview of Program 3— Physiological Benefits of RFST
     Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Concomitance

Benefits:
     1. On-Line Classroom and Personal Training Referral
     2. On-Line Support and/or Instant Support
         1st month free (thereafter $25-$100/month )
     3. Organic Product Distributorship
     4. Future CEU credits

Further Programs:

All Programs are offered in sets; the first program is always a prerequisite for the second in that set. Program 1 and 2 are prerequisites for all other programs.

Completion of each set of Programs gives permission for the healthcare practitioner to advertise themselves as a Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training Intern. After completion of Program 10 healthcare practitioners qualify to be hired by The Meridian Stretching Center to offer Certification Programs and to be referred to Professional and Olympic Athletes.

Certification RFST Intern (Beginner) — Physiological Benefits
     Prerequisite: Program 1 and 2
     Program 3: Physiological Benefits of RFST and MFS
     Program 4: Traditional Chinese Medicine Concomitance

Certification RFST Intern (Intermediate) — Psychological Benefits
     Prerequisite Program 1 and 2
     Program 5: Psychological Benefits from RFST and MFS
     Program 6: Genetic Personality Types (GPT)

Certification RFST Intern (Advanced) — Analysis
     Prerequisite: Program 1- 6
     Program 7: Self-Diagnosis and Biomechanical Analysis
     Program 8: Working with Professional, Olympic Athletes

Certification RFST — (Mastery)
     Prerequisite: Programs 1-8
     Program 9: The Meridian Flexibility System
     Program 10: Certification

WARNING: ALL CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED ONLY BY CERTIFIED MERIDIAN FLEXIBILITY TRAINERS AND INTERNS APPROVED THROUGH THE MERIDIAN STRETCHING CENTER.

Any presentations of RFST or TMFS not approved by The Meridian Stretching Center is in strict violation of copyright and trademark laws. All rights reserved by The Meridian Stretching Center.


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