Structural Essentials : Fans of the Hip (formerly FRSB)

Speaker: Michael Watson
Date: 23, 24 & 25 March 2018
Venue: Hotel Rebro
City: Zagreb
Country: Croatia
Price: 3800HRK / 4300HRK after 1 February 2018
Contact: Matija Rajnovic + 385 99 7857 840 or

Hotel Rebro

Based on the recently released book of the same title, the Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) series is a short intensive course limited to specific anatomy and heavy on manual soft-tissue technique.

Each course focuses on 15-20 core ‘templates’ for technique, which can be applied in different ways for different patterns in your clients. We will teach you the relevant structural anatomy for the area and the common postural and movement implications around each of them. The short lectures utilise many new and previously unseen teaching resources to illustrate the information in a fun, exciting and, most importantly, understandable fashion.

Intrinsic Muscles of the Pelvis

The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs and into the one spine and therefore has a hugely complex role to fulfil in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as ‘the joint that determines symmetry’ and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis – the keystone of human architecture – by organising the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.


  1. Seeing how the soft-tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern – the so-called ‘fans’ of the hip;
  2. Using these fans to balance pelvic tilts and torsions
  3. Learning how to work accurately, effectively and sensitively with the abductors around the ischial rams and deep lateral rotators, leading to the pelvic floor
  4. the psoas complex and the many variations on ideas of how it does (or does not) affect pelvic, low back and hip patterns

Each class includes:

  • Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion
  • BodyReading (visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ them in the intricacy of individual patterns
  • Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’ with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice

Note:- Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation that the workshop is running

Please Note: To attend FRSB workshops you must have completed  Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function or ATI & ATII