VM1-VC 02.19-20.22 VIRTUAL

VM1-VC: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1; Virtual Component
VM1-VC February 19-20, 2022 Virtual Eastern Time (Miami)


We worked with our Curriculum Director to create this opportunity to share the foundation of the VM1 curriculum with you, via a Zoom online platform. Following this virtual course, you will be eligible to attend the 3-day VM1 in person hands-on class.

Enjoy this wonderful experience of studying with members of the BI International Teaching Team!

Program includes:
  • VM1-VC Virtual Component class (created by several BI Teachers) with Barral Institute live Zoom Facilitator.
  • VM1-VC live Zoom Question and Answer session with BI Teacher (either at the end of the VM1-VC or a date shortly after the VM1-VC).
  • Handout for VM1-VC and full VM1 Study Guide at the VM1-L.
  • Special Note:  As a refresher, several weeks prior to attending a VM1-L, VM1-VC alumni will be given access to review the VM1-VC recording. 

This virtual program provides the benefit of learning from BI Teachers from around the world. To allow for various time-zones, the presentations are pre-recorded. At the conclusion of the presentations, we offer a live question and answer session with a member of the international teaching team.

We will present lecture, anatomy and layered lab palpation that will prepare you to attend the VM1 in person 3 day class. The didactic information will be immediately useful and allow for attending a 3-day versus a 4-day in person lab class.

You will be introduced to the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach. This method of evaluation and treatment is based on the concept that each of our internal organs rotates on a physiological axis. Focus is on the abdominal cavity and includes the organs, their membranes, ligaments, innervation and their spatial functional interrelationships.

Advance Preparation:
The required reading for this course:
1. Visceral Manipulation, by course developer Jean-Pierre Barral:
2. Study related anatomy list:
--The majority of these terms can be found in the Visceral Manipulation prerequisite textbook as well as Atlas of Human Anatomy (NAS) by Frank Netter, MD. These books are available for purchase by calling our office at 561.622.4334 or 866.522.7725 extension 2, or online at

For both course preparation and implementing the material into your practice we offer a ‘Visceral Manipulation Starter Kit’, which includes the following items:

~Visceral Manipulation (textbook)
~The Croissant in the Brain (book)
~Pathway to Health (book)
~1-Year Barral Alumni Association-IAHP Medallion Membership - Medallion Membership benefits are many - including post course video review of VM1 material.

Starter Kit $130 plus shipping
Total cost if purchased individually $237.90
~Savings $107.90 (prices subject to change)

For additional preparation and delving deeper into the anatomy, watch:
Online Video Anatomy Series Abdomen 1 - OLV-AVMSA1 available at

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED THE ON-LINE ACCESS INFORMATION 5-6 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE. Please respect the integrity of the work and the program, and the privacy of participants and presenter/s. No still or video screen captures are permitted during this program.

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