3609 – Science and Application of Myofascial Function Certificate

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Wednesday, June 20 - 7:45 am-5:00 pm – 6.0 credit hours

Pool: 7:45-9:15 am

Classroom: 9:45-11:15 am

Lunch/Exhibit Hall: 11:15 am-1:30 pm

Pool: 1:30-3:00 pm

Classroom: 3:30-5:00 pm


Faculty:  Lynda Keane, BSc / Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC / Camella Nair, Swami, C-IAYT



This course is designed to promote awareness, understanding and treatment of the human myofascial system using the unique properties of the aquatic environment. The instruction is a progressive hands-on approach both on land and in the pool. Learn skills to observe, feel, and mobilize restricted tissues to have greater flexibility, strength and coordinated movements. These aquatic techniques are both effective and dynamic, and at times, profoundly influencing the clients awareness of self and movement. Myofascial aquatics promotes increased circulation of blood and fluids, releases restrictive adhesions to enhance tissue elasticity and joint mobility. You’ll get a new look at how aquatic therapy can communicate sensory-based movements in our bodies.



1)  Examine myofascial release application in aquatic therapy and fitness.

2)  Hands-on instruction in a warm water pool to learn and practice direct and indirect myofascial techniques specifically adapted for use in aquatic therapy.

3)  Study the effects of using immersion to assist in finding and treating pathways of myofascial disturbances in the body.

4)  Recognize weakened joint stabilizers and how to improve muscle balance through the practice of aquatic myofascial movement techniques.

5)  Demonstrate knowledge and the use of turbulence, vibration, aquatic elongation and stretch techniques, compression, water percussion, buoyancy-assisted and resisted mobilizations.

6)  Perform hands-on aquatic trigger point releases using principles of active positional release and strain counter-strain.

7)  Discover a neuromuscular re-education progression from pool to land.


FACULTY: Lynda Keane, BSc, specializes in aquatic rehabilitation in the UK and has a degree in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. She works with orthopedic and musculoskeletal clients including many with hypermobility. Lynda guest lectures at a UK University in aquatic therapy and writes and presents many workshops for Hydro-Actif.


Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, Inc. and provides individual Myofascial Aquatic Body Work, AquaStretch™ and adaptive aquatic classes. She is the author and publisher of The Bad Ragaz Ring Method Visual Instructional Manual and Video; and co-producer of the PNF in The Pool and Myofascial Aquatic Body Work DVDs. She received the 2014 Aquatic Therapy Professional Award and the 2002 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.


Camella Nair, Swami, C-IAYT, is one of the few ordained female Swamis currently teaching in the Kriya Lineage. It is an unbroken line of gurus dating back thousands of years. She pioneered Aqua Kriya Yoga 20 years ago. Through student passion, advocacy and love for yoga, Camella eventually wrote a book and designed a pioneering 2-level teacher training program in Aqua Kriya Yoga. She is a certified Yoga therapist, addressing the gap between yoga and accessibility in the water. She contributes articles and blogs in fields ranging from prenatal, to yoga philosophy, and breaking the taboo around death and dying. She is an affiliate with Yoga for Arthritis and a Blue Mind Ambassador.