Structural Essentials: Head, Neck & Jaw

Speaker: Michael Watson
Date: 09 September 2020
Venue: Online
City: London
Country: UK
Price: Early Bird £455 before 12th July 20 and £510 thereafter
Contact: +44 28 9058 0764

Due to the unusual circumstances of the global pandemic, we are offering as much of the Anatomy Trains course as possible over live Zoom video conferencing, with time at the end of each lecture for live Q&A

We are so grateful for the participation and energy of our students as we transitioned the lecture portion of this course to a live webinar format. While there is no substitute for the experience of learning manual therapy skills guided by the inspiring Anatomy Trains global team of certified teachers, we hope you might be able to spend some time with us, during the lecture portion of this course.

Head, Neck & Jaw course, has 1 lecture, which will be delivered over Zoom webinar video conferencing. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, here’s an easy tutorial on how to join a meeting. (link text to:

These will take place 11 – 1 pm  9th September

A follow up will then be scheduled when it is safe to do so to consolidate the theory with the practical aspects of the course. (course pricing includes the practical sessions) We  hope you can join us.


The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength.  It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

Highlights include:

  • The sub-occipital muscles
  • The laminar groove & deep cervical muscles
  • The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes & longus colli muscles
  • Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth
  • The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles

Note: Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course is a pre-requisite before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

  1. Arches and Legs – 3 days
  2. Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
  3. Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
  4. Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
  5. Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
  6. Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Cancellation Fee or not so small print

Deposit – 50%
Cancellation more than 4 weeks before – full refund less an admin fee of £50
Cancellation 2 – 4 weeks before – deposit transferable to another Anatomy Trains UK workshop minus £50 administration fee
Cancellation less than 2 weeks before – no refund

**** To avail of the Early Bird Discount, the full early bird rate must be paid before the ‘Early Bird Deadline’, otherwise full price option will be applied.****

Where full payment has been made, the above applies to the deposit amount only. The difference between the deposit and the amount paid (less any administration fee applicable) will be refunded.

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



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full price HNJ London Sept 20 £510.00
Full Balance HNJ London Sept 20 £255.00