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Upon completion of the Teacher Certification Procedures, graduates will receive a Bones for Life® Teacher Certificate, and will need to be able to demonstrate and to explain the Competencies listed below.
 
 
I.    Bouncing on the Heels – Pressure builds bone


Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Aligning the neck by spreading fingers
dynamic activity re-establishes body disposition             
2,3
2 Aligning the lumbar
dynamic activity re-establishes body disposition           
9
3 Crossed arms
articulating thoracic vertebrae   
12
4 Roman Sandals 
the optimal focus of pressure in the foot          
15
5 Stabilizing hip joint by hands 
aligning the wheels       
16
6 Narrow pelvis 
evoking the vertical                                 
23
7 Bouncing in the harness
a loan of integration                             
30
8 Twisted Arms 
shifting the differentiation  from the neck  to the back    
31
9 Ribs around the steering 
sideways flexion in walking       
33
10 Charley Chaplin VS parallel feet 
position determents function     
41
11 Bouncing on a platform 
manoeuvring surface to elicit springy knees & suspended lumbar        
61
12 Bouncing on one foot 
neurological diplomacy             
70
13 Morning Towel 
self treatment                           
81
14 Group circle
collective awareness                             
90
 
  I.    Alignment & safety of vulnerable joints
 
A.   Safe neck in dynamic movement


Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Aligning the neck
dynamic activity re-establishes body disposition           
3
2 Straightening the neck by stepping on the foot
the domino effect transmission of force                 
3
3 knuckle of index finger between teeth
resistance reinforces organization                     
21
4 Combing the hair
pulling the head down to straighten up                                   
56
5 Middle finger along nose
securing continuity of axis         
62

B.   Protecting the lumbar in weight bearing movement

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Aligning the lumbar by spreading the fingers
awareness by self touch             
9
2 Tapping the pelvis
bridging chest to pelvis by rhythmic pulsations
10
3 Shortening the stomach 
manoeuvring the back from the front
22
4 Knee bends a knee near a wall
restoring springiness by passive movement
24
5 Rocking from side to side in one unit
adjusting vertebrae in consistent alignment
40
6 Functional reflexology 
the ankle / lumbar neurological connection of pressure
43
7 Frontal sit up
strengthening the back VS the stomach
45
8 pillows in the harness 
supporting the body on its own terms
59
9 Stepping on platform 
manoeuvring surface to elicit springy knees & suspended lumbar        
61
10 Foot steps on thigh 
confining the lumbar into safe continuity
62
11 The front of the heel 
the neutral point of the lumbar in the foot        
66
12 Rowing knees
releasing length of spine
82
13 Short back / long back 
shortcut to upright posture
85
14 Knee circles
readjusting an overworked lumbar
86

  A.   The hip jointsAligning the wheels
 

Competency No. Competency Curriculum
No.
1 Bicycle
stabilizing the hip joint to the pelvis
16
2 Narrow pelvis 
tightening the hip joint to avoid swaying
23
3 The creeping function
foot mobilizes spine through open hip joint
26
4 Fastening the groin in the harness
aligning the wheels
29
5 Bow & arrow
asymmetrical hight of sides
34
6 Primal swimming
engaging the entire body with the loop of the leg           
50
8 Hip joint recoil in sitting + Achilles at bottom of toes
expending range of step
63
9 Heel to ischium
adjusting the spine to accommodate openness of the hip joint  
84

B.   Knees – restoring springiness of the anti gravity lever 
 

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Knee bends a knee near a wall
restoring springiness by passive movement        
24
2 Knee bends a knee in sea-saw
knee / lower back conditioning
49
3 Stepping on a platform
manoeuvring surface to elicit springy knees & suspended lumbar         
61
4 Functional knees
strategies for restoring spontaneous springiness
72

C.   Feet – basis determines structure
Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Roman Sandals
the functional focus of pressure
15
2 Inside / Outside edge of feet near a wall
upgrading alignment through unused options
18
3 Charley Chaplin VS parallel feet
distance between heels determines stability
41
4 Functional Reflexology
the ankle / lumbar neurological connection of pressure
43
5 Stepping on platform
manoeuvring surface to elicit springy knees & suspended lumbar        
61
6 The front of the heel
the neutral point of the lumbar in the foot
66
7 Creeping
Toes loads spine
69
8 Ankle in kneeling
restoring flexibility by reversing proximal / distal
71
9 Heel to ischiumadjusting the spine to accommodate openness of the hip joint 84

  A.    The wrist – restoring strength of walking on all fours

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Wave response - hands push a wall
counter undulation of the spine’s curves
4
2 Axis response - hands push a wall
moving in one unit
5
3 Hand pushes a wall spiralling the spine
safe arching of the back in elongation
11
4 From sitting to standing through a spiral
consistent rhythm facilitates anti gravity challenges
27
5 Hand on head - hand on wall
connecting the head to the chain of posture
32
6 The function of pulling
increasing stability by generating resistance
35
7 The function of climbing
increasing withstanding by utilizing body weight
36
8 Creeping
loading the skeleton from the arm
39
9 Whipping body against a wall
proportional flexibility in dynamic wave
44
10 Lifting weights with the back supported by a wall
securing safety by the trajectory of the spiral
47
11 Hand cuffs
closed cycle of isometric resistance
48
12 Hand pulls hand in the strip
self Functional Integration
54
13 Step up / step down - hands push a wall
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
14 Rocking from lying to standing to lying
desensitising fear of falling
78
15 Falling without injury
getting friendly with loss of stability
79
16 Bones For Life hug
reciprocal empowering
89

B.   Upright shoulder blades

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Hand pushes a wall spiralling the spine
safe arching of the back in elongation
11
2 Crossed arms
articulating thoracic vertebrae
12
3 Inside / outside edge of feet near a wall
upgrading alignment through unused options     
18
4 Twisted arms
shifting the differentiation from the neck to the back
31
5 The function of pulling
increasing stability by generating resistance
35
6 The function of climbingincreasing withstanding by utilizing body weight 36
7 Creeping
loading the skeleton from the arm
39
8 Lifting weights with the back supported by a wall
securing safety through the trajectory of the spiral
47
9 African walk # 2
Arms - legs coordination
51
10 Rumba in the strip on the wall
proportional flexibility
52
11 Shoulder blades narrow / wide on the wall
cultivating the horizontal axis of posture 
53
12 Hand pulls a hand in the strip
self Functional Integration
54
13 Step up / step down - hands push a wall
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
14 2 knots / bilge on the wall
shortcut to upright posture
65
15 Shoulder blades high / low near a wall
the front / back interplay of uprightness
73
16 Crawling with bending elbows
arm manoeuvres spine in tiger walk
75
17 Morning towel
self treatment
81
18 A trunk of a tree in the forest
controlled rotation around a vertical roller
83
19 Bones For Life hug
reciprocal empowering    
89

A.   Supple ribcage

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Hand pushes a wall spiralling the spine
safe arching of the back in elongation
11
2 African Walk # 1
chest / lumbar interaction
20
3 Silken scarf along a roller
rotation in cannon rhythm          
25
4 Knot on the wall
weight bearing alignment from A to Z
28
5 Twisted arms
shifting the differentiation from the neck to the back
31
6 Ribs around the steering
sideways flexion in walking
33
7 The function of pulling
 increasing stability by generating resistance
35
8 The function of climbing
increasing withstanding by utilizing body weight
36
9 Creeping
loading the skeleton from the arm
39
10 Whipping the body against a wall
synchronized wave in dynamic motion
44
11 Primal swimming
engaging the entire body with the loop of the leg
50
12 Shoulder blades narrow / wide on a wall
cultivating the horizontal axis of posture
53
13 Hand pulls a hand in the strip
self Functional Integration
54
14 Step up / step down - hands push a wall
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
15 2 knots on the wall
short cut to uprightness   
65
16 High / low shoulder blades on the wall
the front / back interplay of uprightness
73
17 Crawling with bending elbows
arm manoeuvres spine in tiger walk
75
18 Morning towel
self treatment
81
19 A trunk of a tree in the forest
controlledrotation around a vertical roller
83

A.   Reducing tension in the jaw

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 20 % level of pressure 
stimulating the roots of teeth 
7
2 Jaw / pelvis interaction in sitting
jaw as the steering of the spine
38
3 Finger along the nose
the neck / jaw relationship
62

II.  Strengthening the antigravity axis

A.   In lying down


Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Axis response - hands push a wall
elongating one leg - moving in one unit
5
2 Tapping the pelvis
bridging chest to pelvis by rhythmic pulsations
10
3 Hand pushes a wall spiralling the spine
safe arching of the back in elongation
11
4 Tantrum no / yes
the joy of carefree body expression
13
5 Hand on head / hand on wall
connecting the head to the chain of posture
32
6 Ribs around the steering
the pattern of sideways flexion in walking
33
7 Hip joint / bow and arrow
asymmetrical hight of sides
34
8 Stomach lift
the body language of dynamic moving
37
9 Rocking from side to side in one unit
adjusting vertebrae into consistent alignment
40
10 Functional reflexology
the ankle / lumbar neurological connection of pressure
43
11 Step up / step down - hands push a wall
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
12 Foot steps on thigh
confining the lumbar to safe continuity
62
13 Sphincters
the internal network of the anti gravity lever
64
14 Sliding pelvis - feet on the wall
integrating the pelvis with the spine
76
15 Heel to ischium
adjusting the spine to accommodate openness of the hip joint
84

B.   In sitting

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Tapping the head
protecting the neck from compression by spread fingers
8
2 Tapping the chest
self revitalizing statement of power
8
3 The hip joint recoil - Achilles under toes
expending range of step       
63

c.    In standing

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 All bouncing on the heels 1-14
2 Tapping the kidneys
protecting lumbar by shortening the stomach
8
3 Walking sideways in the harness
moving in one unit
29
4 Jumping in the harness
the ultimate teacher for vertical posture
30
5 The function of pulling
increasing stability by generating resistance
35
6 The function of climbing
increasing withstanding by utilizing body weight
36
7 Lifting weights with the back supported by a wall
securing safety through the trajectory of the spiral
47
8 Hand pulls a hand in the strip
self Functional Integration
54
9 Recovering equilibrium
gaining stability by risking it
67
10 Morning towel
self treatment
81

I.    Weight bearing patterns of walking

A.   In lying on the back


Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Wave response - hands push a wall
counter undulations of the spine’s curves  
4
2 Axis response - hands push a wall
moving in one unit
5
3 Silken scarf along a roller
rotation in cannon rhythm 
25
4 Ribs around the steering
The pattern of sideways flexion in walking 
33
5 Primal swimming
engaging entire body with the loop of the leg
50
6 Step up / step down - hands push a wall
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
7 Sliding pelvis - feet on the wall
bridging spine to pelvis  
76

B.   In Standing

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 African walk # 1
foot / head interaction
20
2 African walk # 1
chest / lumbar interaction           
20
3 Walking sideways in the harness
moving in one unit
29
4 The function of pulling
increasing stability by generating resistance
35
5 The function of climbing
increasing withstanding by utilizing body weight
36
6 Whipping the body against a wall
 synchronized wave in dynamic motion
44
7 Lifting weights with the back supported by a wall
securing safety through the trajectory of the spiral
47
8 African walk # 2
arms / legs coordination
51
9 African walk # 3
smooth detachment of the foot
68
10 African walk # 3
the economical strategy of walking in pendulum
68
11 A trunk of a tree in the forest
controlled rotation around a vertical roller
83

I.    Evolutionary patterns of self mobilisation

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Creeping
swiping head from side to side
26
2 Knot on the wall
weight bearing alignment from A to Z
28
3 Jumping in the harness
the ultimate teacher for vertical posture
30,60,90
4 Jaw / pelvis interaction in sitting
reducing tension by steering the spine 
38
5 Creeping
loading the skeleton from the arm 
39
6 Step up / step down
initiating self propulsion from the chest
55
7 Running
synchronizing suppleness and strength in rhythm 
58
8 Sphincters
the integrative network of the anti gravity lever 
64
9 Recovering equilibrium
gaining stability by risking it 
67
10 Crawling with bending elbows
arm manoeuvres spine in tiger walk
75
11 Rumba in the strip on the wall
proportional flexibility 
52
12 From standing to lying to standing
desensitising fear of falling
78
13 Falling without injury
getting friendly with loss of stability 
79

II.  Recovering equilibrium & empowering stability

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Weights on ankles
deepening the anchor
46
2 Stepping on a platformmanoeuvring the surface to elicit springy knees and suspended lumbar 61
3 Recovering equilibrium
gaining stability by risking it
67
4 Bouncing on one foot
neurological diplomacy
70
5 From standing to lying
getting friendly with the fear of falling
78
6 Falling without injury
strategies for safe falling
79

I.     Breathing & visualization

Competency No. Competency Curriculum No.
1 Fragmented breathing
paradoxical stimulation
14
2 Red / pink visualization
oxygen to the lungs / nutrients to the bone
17
3 Ha + 3 rhythm of breathing
increasing oxygen intake
30
4 Imagery of bone tissue structure
the healing power of awareness
86
5 Tip of the tongue in the pallet
opening the pipe of breath
87
6 Yawning
the inner stretch gift of nature
87
7 tall / short imagery
options of self perception
86
8 Reconciliation with hope
the renaissance imagery
88
  

 

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