Somatic Reboot

Science based approach to resetting the body’s restorative mechanisms for health and well-being

Continuing Education Courses

Somatic Reboot Level 1

Provider training in evidence-based, clinical pathways for people in pain. Training modules include; fascial-nervous system, vagus nerve, breathing, hydration, mobility, movement, and blood-sugar balance.

Coming February 23rd-25th, 2024

Practical Tools & Skills you will explore in this course

Fascial - Joint Mobility with Props

  • Practice and experience using various shaped fulcrums along your spine to regain joint mobility and fascial flexibility in the most important transition zones of your spine
  • Learn and explore using various props to apply sustained pressure to restricted areas of fascia to restore fluidity and flexibility to the myofascial tissues
  • By restoring optimal mobility, flexibility, and function in these restricted areas you can achieve greater length, better posture, as well as more efficient mobility

Vagus Nerve Activation

  • Practice and experience vagus nerve activations in order to promote the “rest and digest” state and calm the “fight or flight” state
  • Learn and perform myofascial stretches that release, open, and stimulate the vagus nerve
  • Utilize props and fulcrums to activate and reset optimal vagus nerve function
  • By increasing the health and function of the vagus nerve you will restore homeostasis and body’s natural ability to heal

Advanced Breathing Techniques

  • Learn and perform advanced breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and encourage the state of rest, digest, and restore
  • Practice myofascial stretches to release and relax the psoas, diaphragm, and anterior neck to allow easier and more efficient healthy breathing
  • Learn how to utilize props and fulcrums to release spine, diaphragm, and ribcage to normalize breathing patterns and increase healthy oxygen uptake

Effective Hydration

  • Learn and experience the power of proper hydration tools to ensure optimal intake of water and essential minerals as it relates to nervous system regulation and optimal fascial health

  • Practice specific “compression and release” myofascial stretches that flush then hydrate the fascia, improve the shock absorption role of fascia, and increase fluidity of the system
  • Learn how to use our patient hydration survey and planning tool to get patients on the right path to better hydration and health

Blood Sugar Balance

  • Learn and practice for yourself the basics of metabolic typing for blood sugar and metabolic regulation
  • Understand and apply for yourself how blood sugar imbalances raise cortisol levels and stimulate the autonomic nervous system into a stress response
  • Utilize tools that will empower you to change dietary and eating habits so you can restore calm and optimize mental/emotional functioning throughout the day
  • Learn how to use our patient survey and planning tool to help patients gain control over their blood sugar balance and stress responses

Myofascial Stretching

  • Learn and perform a series of myofascial stretches for the most common back, neck, and joint pain conditions we treat as therapists
  • Explore how to properly cue and instruct patients in these myofascial stretches for nervous system health and resilience
  • We will teach you how to identify your personal series of movements and stretches to address your unique fascial imbalances, compensations and postural habits
  • Learn and practice our system of evaluation and prescription of specific myofascial stretches and mobilizations for each patient based on their mechanics of pain, resetting the fight or flight response, and restoring natural healthy breathing

Course Pricing Plan

Reboot Level 1 Training

$995 USD

Coming February 23rd-25th, 2024

Training includes:


Online Manual

A downloadable PDF of the training manual and a video recording of the course.

$150 Wellness Kit

A wellness kit that includes props and tools used throughout the course along with additional healthy items such as filter water bottle, mobilization peanut, and tracking journal.

BarkyHealth app

A discounted subscription to our telehealth app where you will have access to the complete video library of therapeutic activities and health literacy to share with your patients.

Two ways to attend:

In-studio attendance (Spots limited to 12)

Come to Boulder for the 3-day training

Online attendance (Unlimited spots)

Attend online in the convenience of your home or clinic

Training Experts

Nikki Costello

Fascial Fitness Coach, ELDOA Trainer, HLC

With over 25 years of personal experience and coaching 1000’s of clients, Nikki has discovered that addressing fascia and nervous system health is the key to deep cellular healing. She combines science, experience, and wisdom to curate customized paths for her clients while addressing breathing, stress, movement, nutrition, hydration, and sleep.

Dr. Mark Barnes

Founder and President Barky Health

Dr. Mark Barnes is an Exercise Physiologist and Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 30 years of clinical experience. The son on John F. Barnes PT, visionary and leading expert in myofascial release, Mark followed in his father’s footsteps to advance and innovate care delivery and business models in the field of physical therapy.

Dr. Mark Aloia

Psychologist, Leading expert in behavior change

Dr. Aloia is Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. He has also been on the faculty at the University of Rochester and at Brown University as a prominent health researcher. Dr. Aloia has studied health behavior change for the past 25 years and maintains NIH funding with over $15M in funding to study health behavior change.


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