Barral Masthead
MARCH, 2013
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Visceral Manipulation:
Abdomen 1 (VM1)
Palm Beach, FL
Edmonton, AB
Ottawa, ON
Chicago, IL
San Francisco, CA
Albuquerque, NM
San Luis Obispo, CA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Portland, OR
Boston, MA
Baltimore, MD
Houston, TX
Atlanta, GA
Orange Co, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Lansing, MI

Mar 7-10
Mar 21-24
Apr 25-28
May 2-5
May 2-5
May 16-19
May 30-2
Jun 6-9
Jun 13-16
Jun 20-23
Aug 15-18
Sep 12-15
Sep 12-15
Sep 12-15
Sep 19-22
Sep 26-29
Sep 26-29

Visceral Manipulation:
Abdomen 2 (VM2)
Seattle, WA
Jackson Hole, WY
Portland, OR
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

May 30-2
Jun 6-9
Jun 20-23
Jun 11-14

Visceral Manipulation:
Pelvis (VM3)
New York, NY
Wilmington, VT
Washington, DC
Palm Beach, FL
Albuquerque, NM     

Apr 25-28
May 17-20
Aug 8-11
Sep 5-8
Sep 26-29

Visceral Manipulation:
The Thorax (VM4)
Toronto, ON
Denver, CO
Milwaukee, WI        

May 23-26
Aug 22-25
Sep 26-29

Manual Thermal Evaluation / Introduction to VisceroEmotional 1
Palm Beach, FL
Orange Co, CA
Albuquerque, NM

Mar 21-24
Jun 20-23
Jun 27-30

VisceroEmotional Relationships
Vancouver, BC
Palm Beach, FL    

Apr 26-28
Sep 13-15

Advanced Visceral Components
of the Neck and Thorax
Palm Beach, FL

Jul 19-21

Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD)
Sacramento, CA

May 3-5

Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC)
Palm Beach, FL

Jul 19-21

Listening Techniques (LT)
Orange Co, CA

Apr 5-7

Listening Techniques 2 (LT2)
Baltimore, MD

Jun 7-9

Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC)
Palm Beach, FL

Jul 19-21

Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC)
Palm Beach, FL

Jul 19-21


Manual Articular Approach:
Upper Extremity
Portland, OR

Jul 26-28

Manual Articular Approach:
Spine and Pelvis
Portland, OR

Jul 26-28


Neural Manipulation
Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco, CA

Jun 21-23
Sep 6-8

Neural Manipulation 2 (NM2)
Palm Beach, FL
New York, NY

Apr 12-14
May 31-2

Neural Manipulation 3 (NM3)

Chicago, IL

Aug 2-4

Neural Manipulation 4 (NM4)
Orange Co, CA

May 17-19

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Olivier Bazin, DO taught Neuro-Visceral Manipulation of the Thorax and Abdomen February 23-25, 2013 in Palm Beach. We were thrilled to have him here, along with several other Barral teachers that were here for his class.

This picture, left to right: Annabel Mackenzie, MT, BI-D, Ron Mariotti ND, BI-D, Barbara LeVan, PT, BI-D, Olivier Bazin DO, BI-D, Dee Dettmann Ahern R.P.T., BI-D, Gail Wetzler RPT, EDO, CVMI, BI-D and John Matthew Upledger

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What's Happening Around the Globe

* Barral Institute seminars in Taipei, Taiwan  
Our sponsor is Daniel Chang who is a Physiotherapist in Taipei, Taiwan, and the President of Day Change Wellness and Fitness Studio.  He has hosted international courses for the Taiwan Physical Therapy Association for many years.  He works with his advisor, Professor Wendy Wang, who is the Chairman of the National Yang Ming University, where the seminars will be held.  National Yang Ming University is famous for research in fields of Medicine, Life Sciences and Biotechnology.  Daniel has taken classes with BI and UI in Hong Kong, so is familiar with our seminar programs/ formats. A.J. de Koning will be teaching VM1 December 6-9, 2013. 


* Barral Institute seminars in Kiev, Ukraine

Our first VM1 class in the Ukraine has been scheduled for June 27-30, 2013 in Kiev. Our Sponsor is Sergii Pavlov with Rehabilitolog, an institute for rehabilitation and sports medicine. Rehabilitolog conducts seminars for specialists in chiropractic, sports medicine, rehabilitation, osteopathy, massage and other healthcare practitioners throughout the Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. Rita Benamor, DO from Portugal will be teaching this seminar.    


* The Arrhythmia Center of Rome
A.J. de Koning, BI Instructor and BI Satellite in Italy, has just opened up the first clinic of its kind in the world -
Visit The Arrhythmia Center of Rome website at

This started as a case study with A.J. and a Cardiologist using Visceral Manipulation.  It has grown into a larger research project, and now this multidisciplinary center that focuses on the treatment of patients with arrhythmia-related diseases. Through the work that A.J. and the Cardiologists are doing at the Center, and with the on-going research, additional important scientific evidence for Visceral Manipulation is being gathered. A.J. is putting together the research paper and we will be working with him to get it published in the U.S. when it is ready later this year.

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Instructor A.J. de Koning's January NM3 workshop in Singapore was an enjoyable success.   
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We are very proud to announce our first VM1 Teacher in Spain - Nabil Lahloul Gonzalez, PT, CVMP. 

We congratulate Nabil and welcome him to the Barral Institute International Teaching Team!
In Memoriam...

Our profession lost an incredible healer on January 30th, 2013. Kim Leman, RPT was laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Military Cemetary in Dallas, TX.

The Barral Institute wishes to extend its deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
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