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the science of stretching cpd 

Develop your understanding of different stretching principles used within Rehabilitation, Therapy & Yoga Practice

Our accredited CPD course will help to develop further understanding of what happens to the muscular system when stretching applications are applied, and how different forms of stretching principles can be used to increase flexibility within rehabilitation, training and yoga practise.

Stretching reflexes will be discussed and explained in relation to rehabilitation, group and individual settings.

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Due to COVID-19 our January course will be delivered Live Online via Zoom = 

Friday 15th January 2021

from 9:30am – 5pm 

Further dates: TBC & coming soon


**Our Live Online course is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and is insured by the FHT and Balens



Core Elements Training Centre,
First Floor, 8 Bath Road,
Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire

course details

Due to COVID-19 this course is available as 

Live Online Delivery 

Accredited by:The Federation of Holistic Therapists  Provides 8 CPD hours

Date: TBS from 9:30am to 5pm 

Live Online Course Price: £105

8 Bath Road - Watersheds
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About the course

suitable for:

Sports Massage Therapists, Sports Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Pilates Teachers, Personal Trainers, and Yoga and Pilates practitioners who would like to further develop their practice.

Course Tutor:

Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc, SYT 
Dawn Morse has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, is a qualified Teacher, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Senior Yoga Teacher.
Dawn has been working within the field of Sports Massage Therapy and Sports and Health Science for over twenty years and has over ten years of experience as a Sports Science and Therapy Lecturer and Programme Leader for the University of Bath Sports Therapy Foundation Degree.
Dawn is now an associate lecturer for the Open University, is a Senior Yoga Teacher for Yoga Alliance professionals and is the founder and director of Core Elements Training. 

During the course:

The day will start with a short vinyasa yoga / stretching and mobility class delivered by Dawn to wake up the body.

You will then be introduced to advanced stretching principles such as:


  • Developmental static stretching, dynamic stretching and PNF stretching for physical activity and yoga practise.
  • Physiology of stretching and techniques will be discussed, including; stretch reflexes, gogli tendon organ activation, and reciprocal inhibition.
  • Application within rehabilitation, yoga and pilates and the benefits of use within a one to one setting, group classes and personal practice will be discussed.
  • You will design balanced sequences which incorporates the advanced stretching principles.
  • At the end of the day you will take part in a full group class which draws advanced stretching techniques together within a yoga / group functional stretching format.
  • The day will conclude with time for Q & A.
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    Cancellation policy

    Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

    Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training. By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

    Want to find out more about the course?

    Luke H - Gloucester

    Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma 

    Had a great time on both the level 3 & 4 sports massage course with Dawn. Great facilities and I found the relaxed atmosphere excellent for my learning needs. A good mix of solid practical time and the necessary anatomy study that is required. My confidence and business has grown beyond belief since doing these courses and I will be forever grateful for the help and support provided.

    Jamie S - Reading

    Combined Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Diploma

    A great, intense course.
    It’s amazing how much I learnt about the body and massage techniques in such a short period of time.

    Chris B - Marlborough

    Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

    Dawn’s well run course has proved highly beneficial to my career, enhancing my knowledge of the anatomy and gaining highly beneficial new skills. Along with the qualifications gained this has better equipped me in my role within the health & fitness industry and allowed me to expand my services to both existing and new clients. Dawn is a very personable professional, which makes for an enjoyable way to learn.

    Laura R - Swindon

    Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage 

    The level 4 remedial and sports massage has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have been on. The leap from level 3 to 4 was difficult yet Dawn made it engaging with a mixture of practical and theory work with a variety of tasks to keep us on our toes. The tasks where made to be creative getting us to think outside the box. Strongly recommended for any one who wants to advance their skills and knowledge in sports massage therapy.

    Tom F - Bristol

    Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the way it combined all the relevant theory and practical work, without becoming tedious suited my learning style. I honestly don’t have any negatives. Dawn, Katie & Louise were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and everyone had fun as well as learning. Originally I wasn’t keen on completing so many case studies, but as you gain experience and see the changes and results in the clients, then you realise how important they are and it really helps to build your confidence.

    Laura S - Gloucester

    I’ve done Level 4 Sports Massage, Level 5 Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations, and Science of Stretching with Core Elements. Core Elements are amazing, friendly and really know their stuff. I’ve already booked on to do another course! I’ve highly recommended Core Elements to friends and family – Keep up the fantastic courses Dawn. If you are looking to further develop yourself, skills, tools, knowledge, Core Elements is the place to go.

    Sarah W - Swindon

    I have done several courses with Core Elements. Fantastic knowledge coupled with the practical experience Dawn and her trainers have, makes the training here second to none. I would highly recommend this learning experience . Well worth the investment.

    Darren W - Bristol

    Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

    Thank you for what has been an amazing experience.
    I have loved every minute of the course and am so excited to embark on my new career as a sports therapist.
    It really has provided me with the spring board that I needed.

    Jessie S - Bristol

    Level 3 Sports Massage 
    I really enjoyed the course and thought it was very comprehensive and professional.
    Thank you