Spring Semester, 2014. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) and (MUS 699) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2014 semester. The first class begins on January 18, 2014. The class is held on the USM Portland campus at the Abromson Center. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.
 

 

October, 2013. Williamson Muscular Retraining Podcasts available on iTunes

Video and Audio podcasts from Williamson Muscular Retraining are now available for free download on iTunes.
 

 

Coming in April, 2013. A New Book, Pain-Free Sitting, Standing and Walking by Craig Williamson

Pain-Free Sitting, Standing, and Walking, with over 30 new exercises for improving carriage and alignment. Scheduled release in April 2013 by Shambala/Trumpeter Publications.
 

 

Spring Semester, 2012. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2012 semester. This course is now available for graduate credits as MUS 699.The first class begins on January 21, 2012. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.
 

 

May 26, 2011. Craig Williamson is now an NCBTMB Approved Provider

Craig Williamson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
 

 

Spring Semester, 2011. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2011 semester. The first class begins on January 22, 2011. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.
 

 

September 26-28, 2010 and September 28 - Oct. 1, 2010. Craig Williamson will Teach Two Classes at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Sitting, Standing, Walking: Creating New Body Pathway
This course takes a new look at what you’ve been doing for most of your life — sitting, standing and walking. These ordinary activities are in the “background” of your attention, but they are not separate from who you are. Postural habits, tension, and dim kinesthetic awareness can make your background movement less than graceful, cause pain, and separate you from the pleasant experience of being embodied. This course will involve exercises and techniques for the feet, legs, core, and spine. It will help you to sit without back pain, sense your innate standing alignment, walk more with your bones and less with your muscles, use your feet the way they were designed to be used, and understand your body alignment, including the lumbar curve, the psoas muscle, and hara.

Williamson Muscular Retraining: Introduction for Bodywork Practitioners and Yoga Teachers
Are you looking for more of a whole-person approach to your bodywork practice or teaching? Imagine actively engaging in a dialog with the kinesthetic awareness of your clients and students, while teaching them to clearly sense how they unconsciously hold on to tension. This is the essence of Williamson Muscular Retraining. This 3-day workshop will primarily focus on the waist and pelvis — the center of the body. Included will be myofascial and neuromuscular techniques, body alignment principles and instruction, identification of dysfunctional movement patterns, and verbal and non-verbal dialog for improving kinesthetic awareness.
 

 

August 27-29, 2010. Williamson Muscular Retraining Workshop at Kalijo Pilates

Craig will be presenting a 3-day "Sitting, Standing, and Walking" workshop at the Kalijo Pilates Studio on the Sunshine Coast in Sechelt, British Columbia (Vancouver area) Aug 27-29, 2010. Craig will be available for private consultation in Sechelt on Aug 30.
 

 

January 12 through March 30, 2010. Williamson Muscular Retraining Classes at Portland Yoga

Come to at Portland Yoga Studio in Portland, Maine on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for Craig's new Williamson Muscular Retraining workshops. These classes will include many of the new alignment techniques and exercises that Craig will be including in his next book.
 

 

Spring Semester, 2010. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the 2-credit course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2010 semester. The first class begins on January 24, 2010. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.
 

 

July 29, 2009. Williamson Muscular Retraining Workshop: Alignment and the Psoas Muscle at Bikram Yoga of Minneapolis

Open to all yoga teachers and experienced students, at Bikram Yoga College of India, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 

 

June 27, 2009. Williamson Muscular Retraining Workshop: The Psoas For Yoga Teacher Training at Namaste Yoga Cleveland Area

On June 27, 2009 Craig will participate in the Namaste Yoga Studio Teacher Training, in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. The workshop focuses on improving awareness and tone of the iliopsoas muscle to relieve lower back pain and correct the lumbar curve.
 

 

Spring Semester, 2009. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

 

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2009 semester. The first class begins on January 17, 2009. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.

 

March 22, 2009. Williamson Muscular Retraining Workshop: Sitting, Standing, Walking at Portland Yoga

Craig teaches three afternoon classes at the Portland Yoga Studio in Portland, Maine. Each class presents original exercises and alignment techniques that will improve your ease and simplify your understanding of sitting, standing and walking. Much of this is new material that Craig has been developing during the last three years. For more information contact the Portland Yoga Studio at 207.799.0054.
 

 

January 25-29, 2009. Craig Williamson Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living Workshop at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

If you're looking for an innovative way to eliminate persistent muscular pain, then Pain-Free Living Through Muscular Retraining is for you. The class will use a combination of muscular retraining exercises and alignment techniques—done on the floor, sitting, standing, and walking—to improve your mind/body awareness. You will learn how to move with ease and carry yourself with poise, while discovering practical tools for pain-free living. By the end of this 5-day course you will be able to:
- Release muscle contractions and change movement patterns that are limiting your flexibility and/or causing pain.
- Feel exactly how the “core” muscles affect your alignment, movement, and carriage.
- More clearly sense the support of gravity as you breathe, sit, stand, and move.
- Use your kinesthetic and spatial awareness to relax more deeply.
Come explore the painless and natural way your body is meant to move.
 

 

September, 2008. Understanding Movement Patterns article by Craig Williamson in Massage Magazine

Read an excerpt from Craig's article, Therapists Self-Care: Understanding Movement Patterns, from the September 2008 issue of Massage Magazine.
 

 

April 24, 2008. Craig Williamson is Up Against the Wall at the University of Southern Maine

Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living has been chosen to be part of the 2008 Authors' Wall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. The Author's Wall is a display of selected publications written by USM faculty each year. A framed copy of Craig's book cover can be seen on display at the Author's Wall, on the 7th floor of the Law Building (Portland Campus), for the remainder of 2008.

A reception for the selected authors will be held on April 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, on the 7th Floor of the Glickman Library (Portland Campus).
 

 

April, 2008. Craig interviewed in article for Experience Life Magazine

Read Craig's thoughts about psychogenic pain in an article by Susan Gaines in the April issue of Experience Life Magazine.
 

 

April 19, 2008. Williamson Muscular Retraining: Activating the Core Muscles - Workshop for Massage Therapists

Craig will be the featured presenter at the Maine AMTA Annual Meeting, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. He will be teaching a four-hour workshop for massage therapists entitled "Activating the Core Muscles.”
 

 

Spring Semester, 2008. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2008 semester. The first class begins on January 19, 2008. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.
 

 

Spring Semester, 2008. Craig Williamson Teaching at Bowdoin College: Bodywork for Performers

Craig will be teaching the course Bodywork for Performers (Theatre/ Dance 115) at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for the spring 2008 semester. The first class begins on January 25, 2008. Visit the Bowdoin College website for more information.
 

 

December 19, 2007. Craig Discusses Williamson Muscular Retraining on Naked Soma Radio Show

Craig will discuss Williamson Muscular Retraining and somatic integration on the internet radio show Naked Soma on December 19, 2007 from 8:20 to 8:40 p.m. He will speak with chiropractor Mark Filippi, D.C., and psychology professor Valerie Schott, M.S. Naked Soma is a call-in talk show that airs Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m.
 

 

October 26 and 27, 2007. Craig Williamson at the Maine AMTA Annual Retreat

Craig will be selling his new book at the American Massage Therapy Association Maine Chapter annual retreat at the Sunday River Resort in Bethel, Maine. Craig will be available Friday night and all day Saturday to talk about Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living and Wililamson Muscular Retraining.
 

 

October 18, 2007. Craig Williamson Lecture and Book Signing for Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living at Longfellow Books

To celebrate the release of Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living, Craig will appear at Longfellow Books in Portland, ME, for a book signing, lecture, questions, answers, wine and cheese. Buy a book, or bring your copy in to get it signed.
 

 

October 12, 2007. Craig Williamson interview by Maine Public Radio

Craig is interviewed by Maine Public Radio news director Keith Shortall for Maine Things Considered. Craig and Keith discuss kinesthetic awareness, posture, and pain in this seven-minute feature, which aired on 10/12/07.
 

 

September, 2007 .  Your Body Knows article by Craig Williamson in Massage Magazine

Read Craig's article, Your Body Knows: Kinesthetic Awareness, from the September 2007 issue of Massage Magazine.

 

 

 

September 26, 2007. Craig Williamson Interviewed by Dr. Doris Jeanette on NewVoices.com

Visit NewVoices.com, beginning on September 26, for Craig's interview with Dr. Doris Jeanette. Dr. Jeanette is a licensed psychologist offering a holistic psychology based on learning research and healthy energy flow in the body and emotions.

 

 

 

September 3, 2007. Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living Reviewed by Many Hands

Read Alan Lecker's review of Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living at Many Hands: New England's Magazine for Holistic Health.

 

 

August 14th, 2007. Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living released 

Craig's book is released today by Shambhala Publications, under the Trumpeter imprint. 

 

 

June 19, 2007. Craig Williamson with Five Steps to Easier Walking on Channel 6  Alive and Well

Craig is on Alive and Well with WCSH anchorman Lee Nelson. They take a short walk around Portland's back cove to demonstrate and discuss Craig's five steps to easier walking. 

 

April 9, 2007. Craig Williamson Presenting Postural and Therapeutic Modalities of the Cervical Spine at the Osteopathic Medical Education Network

With Bruce Kenney, D.O., Craig presents a lecture and exercises on the role of the lumbar spine in cervical alignment. Sponsored by the Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network, at the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine.

 

March 25, 2007. Piano Technique On and Off the Bench with Laura Kargul and Craig Williamson at the MTNA conference in Toronto

With pianist Laura Kargul, Craig presents new exercises that use the whole body to play the piano and avoid injury. At Music Teachers National Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Spring Semester, 2007. Craig Williamson Teaching at Bowdoin College: Bodywork for Performers

Craig will be teaching the course Bodywork for Performers (Theatre/ Dance 115) at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for the spring 2007 semester. The first class begins on January 26, 2007. Visit the Bowdoin College website for more information.

 

Spring Semester, 2007. Craig Williamson Teaching at USM: Dynamic Posture and Alignment

Craig will be teaching the course Dynamic Posture and Alignment (MUS 109) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the spring 2007 semester. The first class begins on January 20, 2007. Visit the University of Southern Maine website for more information.