2018 Workshops

2018 Workshop: Into the Stretch 

*** Note: This workshop has been postponed. Please join in our weekly class at Shobu Aikido in Somerville, MA! ***

Presenters: James Wheatley and Ashwin Tirokar

Date/Time: 1.5 day total

  • 6/1/2018 (Friday), 9:30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
  • 6/2/2018 (Saturday), 12pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm

Location: Shobu Aikido of Boston, 34 Allen Street, Somerville, MA 02143


  • Early bird (register by 4/6/2018): $599 $449 now!
  • Regular (register after 4/6/2018): $799

Registration and information: Stretch Therapy Site


Into the Stretch: a 100% full immersion experience in the work of Stretch Therapy

This workshop is for anyone new to Stretch Therapy, and is suitable for every body.

Learn the techniques that have helped tens of thousands of people to experience grace and ease in the body.

You will learn how to:

  • free up tight joints and move fluidly again
  • increase the sensations of being alive
  • let tension go completely from your body
  • relax completely, via daily guided relaxation exercises
  • sleep more deeply and awaken refreshed

In the Into the Stretch (ITS) workshop you will stretch every muscle, every nerve, and every bit of fascia in the body. Until you have had this experience you simply cannot imagine the deep state of relaxation that manifests in the body as a result. You will learn and practise solo and partner versions of exercises. Adding to this effect is a daily guided relaxation exercise. Becoming aware of this state of relaxation as you experience it allows it to become a choice in the future.

And then there is the more mundane but still crucially important aspect of simply freeing yourself of pain in the body. Most people experience their bodies as impediments in their life instead of the source of all pleasure. This is as true of athletes as it is of couch potatoes—only the details of the discomfort changes. The most common cause of pain and tension is too much sitting, and not enough of the right movement.

The body is talking to us all the time but it speaks a language we don’t understand or have learned not to listen to—the body speaks in the language of sensation and the right stretching exercises are the best way to decode this foreign language. You will become the world’s expert on you and your life will be different forever as a result