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In-Person Course Catalog

Coaching the Body Institute classes are available for enrollment as individual workshops. Students can take the individual workshops at their own pace, or they can enroll in a certification plan. There are significant benefits to enrolling in a plan, but it is not required. Several classes may be taken as first classes and have no prerequisites, including Level 1, Functional Anatomy, CTB Fundamentals and HandsFree.

We offer three levels of certification: CTB Practitioner Level, CTB Advanced and Master Practitioner Levels. We offer students various financial arrangements to help make their training more affordable.

Chuck Duff's Coaching The Body approach is a totally unique merger of traditional Thai massage techniques with trigger point therapy that achieves high efficacy in remediation of pain. Most traditional bodywork education involves mimicry of techniques without knowledge of muscular effects. We are experts at the functional effects of movement on muscles, and our students get a deep grounding in what is happening as well as why. Because our offerings are so unique, our demographic includes students from across the US and other countries.

Please use the following button or use the Chat box in the lower right to contact our admissions staff and get your questions answered about Coaching the Body Certification programs.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS

 

COURSES REQUIRED FOR CTBP CERTIFICATION

To enroll, click on COURSE DETAILS and then find a suitable date in the list below the description.


Level+1

Level 1: Thai Bodywork Fundamentals

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

A basic introduction to clinically oriented Thai Bodywork, this intensive 2.5 day training is suitable for new students, or practitioners seeking an alternative modality. You will learn a valuable 1-hour professional sequence that you can immediately put to use with clients, friends and family. ...
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HandsFreeL1

HandsFree Thai Bodywork - Level 1

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

This weekend course provides an introduction to the powerful HandsFree techniques of Chuck Duff's Coaching The Body method. Students are taught to work from a place of meditative ease using leverage and body weight, a practice that cultivates maximum sensitivity to your client's body cues and av...
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AP1

Functional Anatomy for Bodywork, Movement & Yoga

 HOURS: 24
CE HOURS: 21
TUITION: $690
Prerequisites: Functional Anatomy Online Course (included in purchase)
COURSE DETAILS

This popular in-person and online course teaches anatomy and physiology in a way that is interesting, practical and relevant to the practice of Coaching the Body and trigger point therapy. Instead of the usual dry, memorization-oriented Anatomy/Physiology, this class strives to be as interactive...
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CTBFundamentals

Coaching The Body Fundamentals

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

This 20-hour course introduces the techniques and principals of Coaching The Body (CTB), a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with the insights of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, acupoint work and a structural analysis of body function. 

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RepUpper

Repertoire for the Upper Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1 and Hands Free 1
COURSE DETAILS

This class builds the student's repertoire of techniques from traditional Thai massage and other bodywork modalities. We teach the traditional techniques as a means to achieving specific therapeutic effects, with a depth of information about neuromuscular effects for each technique that is unmat...
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RepLower

Repertoire for the Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1 and Hands Free 1
COURSE DETAILS

This class builds the student's repertoire of techniques from traditional Thai bodywork and other modalities with the goal of working with specific issues of pain and dysfunction. Many of the techniques are derived from the traditional northern style sequence as taught at the Old Medicine Hospi...
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CoreUpper1

Clinical Core for Upper Body I

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Level 1, Functional Anatomy (or CTB Membership Shoulder Module) and CTB Fundamentals
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers the essential clinical topics, assessments and treatment for addressing the most common upper body complaints seen in clinical practice.

You will learn to address the most common types of shoulder, upper back and neck pain by understanding the role of proper scapular...
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CoreLower

Clinical Core for Lower Body

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: Clinical Core for the Lower Body Online, Level 1, Functional Anatomy (or CTB Membership Hip/Sciatica Module), CTB Fundamentals, and Hands Free 1 or Repertoire for the Lower Body
COURSE DETAILS

This course provides a full protocol for addressing the most common lower body complaints seen in clinical practice. Student will learn to address hip, sciatic, knee, foot/ankle pain by understanding the role of posture, foot and ankle issues that cause gait disturbance, the various muscular sou...
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Rehab

Self-Care, Corrections & Rehab

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: CTB Fundamentals in-person or online course. For CTBP Certification students, prerequisites are all other 100-300 Level courses.
COURSE DETAILS

This course covers tools and techniques to support the client in achieving and maintaining full recovery from their pain condition. CTB analyzes not only the muscular relationships that cause pain, but also the functional patterns and perpetuating factors that will make the pain come back unless...
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TBPIntegration

Integrating the Practice of Therapeutic Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 17
TUITION: $650
Prerequisites: All other CTBP courses unless otherwise negotiated.
COURSE DETAILS

We cover the various aspects required to integrate your Thai bodywork knowledge into a successful practice. Topics include treatment design, refinement of techniques, assessment, palpation, client interaction, body mechanics and self-care, and more.

This is an opportunity for students t...
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OTHER COURSES


Intro2

Introduction to Thai Bodywork

 HOURS: 0
CE HOURS: 0
TUITION: $15
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

Learn more about Thai massage and the Thai Bodywork School at this 2-hour intro workshop. Learn some Thai massage techniques, meet Thai Bodywork faculty, staff and students. All are welcome.

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YogaAnatomy1

Neuromuscular Yoga Anatomy Level 1

 HOURS: 20
CE HOURS: 0
TUITION: $490
Prerequisites: None
COURSE DETAILS

Muscles are a key area of knowledge for the yoga teacher or serious yoga student. Trigger points (tiny areas of stagnated metabolism) in muscles and soft tissue are responsible for the vast majority of pain and dysfunction that leads people to pain clinics, yoga classes and bodyworkers.

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