Teacher Trainer, Alison Pignolet

The Roll Model® Method Teacher Training

Distinguish your teaching of myofascial self-care for every client and context. Join us at Razz Yoga on Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20,  from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm for the two in-person modules of the Roll Model® Method Practitioner training with Alison Pignolet

Original Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls

These trainings empower you to teach and personally adopt simple and effective self-myofascial release regimens using Yoga Tune Up®/Roll Model® Method Therapy Balls. You will learn how to incorporate RMM/YTU Therapy Ball sequences into your teaching toolkit by introducing embodied anatomy concepts to your students or clients.

Roll Model® Therapy Balls (including the original Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls) are a soft-tissue conditioning tool that can be used as an adjunct offering within yoga, personal training, group fitness, Pilates, corporate wellness, dance, massage therapy, clinical or mental health settings, including children and special populations. These on–the–go balls improve body coordination, reduce pain and improve movement. This course will enable you to immediately add these techniques to your teaching.


Saturday, January 19, The Science of Rolling, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm

Self-massage is a fundamental practice for fostering internal anatomical listening skills and enhancing embodiment. This immersion introduces the science of how and why self-massage using the Roll Model® Method works and offers the latest on fascial research, pain science, and therapy ball applications for multiple populations. You will learn techniques to:

  • Skillfully lead classes through 6 step-by-step, proven, whole-body sequences—approved by physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, and chiropractors—that can affect positive changes in the rotator cuff, upper back, lower back, neck, jaw, hips, IT band and feet.
  • Maintain your body and prevent injuries using self-care strategies with the original Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls.
  • Identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and fascia geography to enhance your teaching and personal daily practice.
  • Deepen your understanding of pain physiology and how  the Therapy Balls can help alleviate pain.

Sunday, January 20, Ball Sequencing and Innovation, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm

This set is included with Ball Sequencing and Innovation

This immersion provides a wide variety of soft-tissue self-care solutions for every client and condition utilizing all four different sized Roll Model® Therapy Balls. You will refine your teaching skills and learn to effortlessly craft innovative moves and sequences to differentiate your teaching for any individual or community.

  • Explore self-myofascial release in areas of your body frequently over-used, like the hands and knees, or completely ignored like the diaphragm and pelvic floor. We will practice 6 sequences (different ones than in Science of Rolling).
  • Improve classroom demonstration of Therapy Ball techniques and trouble-shoot classroom pitfalls and challenges when presenting to beginners or more experienced students.
  • Learn the art of crafting test/retest scenarios to provide instant feedback of improved function or reduced pain.
  • Refine your anatomical fluency of bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and the fascial seam-system through experiential mapping strategies

These modules are open to all levels of student/educator/clinician. There is no pre-requisite to attend except an interest in diving deep into the techniques of rolling, why it works and how to share it with others.


Tuition for each training individually is $295 ($265 if paid by Dec. 29). Receive $50 off if registering for both (so $480 if paid by 12/29).

Registration for Science of Rolling includes a set of Original Yoga Tune Up®Therapy Balls, online access to a DVD of the six sequences you will learn and a manual.

Registration for Ball Sequencing and Innovation includes the Roll Model® Method Starter Kit – a set of orignal balls, Plus balls, one Alpha ball and a Coregeous ball in a drawstring tote – plus a manual.


Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body by Jill Miller


Fascia: Function, Physiology, and Application Webinar
Fascia: What It Is And Why It Matters by David Lesondak


Note: CEC credits are available with the following professional organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM as well as Yoga Alliance

Yoga Tune Up® teachers receive a $25 discount.

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Cancellations and refunds – full refund less $25 administration fee if cancellation received 3 weeks prior to the event. 50% refund if cancelled within 3 weeks (or apply your enrollment to a future event). Cancellations within 24 hours – we will be happy to apply your enrollment to a future event.


Becoming a Certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner

Upon completion of either of these training you will be able to skillfully incorporate RMM balls and techniques into your teaching.

If you want to use the Roll Model® name and branding in your class titles and descriptions, be identified as a Roll Model® Method practitioner and be listed on the Tune Up Fitness website, you can continue on the certification path. To earn the certification, you will be required to: take both Science of Rolling and Ball Sequencing and Innovation; complete the homework for Science of Rolling; and complete an online correspondence course and test based on the videos from Science of Rolling and The Roll Model® Method book. As a certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner you will be recognized as having gone through the proper educational training and hands on skill drills and proven to understand and apply all the core fundamentals of The Roll Model® Method.



For more information visit Tune Up Fitness Worldwide.