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MNRI® Treasure Box to Facilitate Learning • Online

Class Schedule: Monday, June 24, 2024. 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time (break included).
A digital copy of the manual is included with your registration. Hard copies are available for purchase following registration.
Date: June 24, 2024
Location: Online Course
Instructor: Tina Marks & Lisa Ortego
Coordinator: Leah Kohanbash
Email: lkohanbash@gmail.com
Phone: 412-482-8032
$295 - First Time Attendance
$177 - Repeat Attendance
The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI) is committed to a sustainable future. We are excited to provide a digital course manual with every class registration, both online and in-person. While we invite you to join us in our efforts, we understand hard copies may be easier for some. Therefore, printed manuals will remain available for purchase. To order yours, use the link provided on your receipt or via your MasgutovaMethod.com account.

The Masgutova Method® is a set of programs focused on the restoration and maturation of primary movements, reflexes, coordination systems, skills for optimal performance of natural mechanisms, developmental processes, brain functioning, and sensory-motor integration. You can read more about Reflexes and MNRI HERE.

Watch an overview of how MNRI works

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The Mission of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI) is to provide health, wellness and educational professionals, parents, and caregivers with non-invasive techniques to address maturational, developmental, and life challenges.

Course Overview:

6-hour online course using self-initiated reflex patterns  in a standing or sitting position to assist with learning, planning, and the development of inner control are some of the most important functions of the brain and are the basis of successful learning. The development of academic skills depends on the appropriate development of the brainstem and sensorimotor integration. The early movements, prime motor and reflex patterns offered in this class is the foundation of human development. Successful formation of these abilities ultimately depends upon the physiological maturation of the brainstem (extrapyramidal nerve net) for movement, behavioral and learning challenges often result when reflex patterns do not develop properly, are immature, and / or are poorly integrated in comparison with typical patterns of development. In addition, primary reflex patterns may not function appropriately following significant life stressors and / or trauma that children and adults may experience. In fact, data collected from thousands of MNRI sessions over the past 20 years has demonstrated that as the number of non-integrated primary motor reflex patterns in neurotypical children increase, the number and severity of learning challenges correspondingly increase. This class explores the role primary movements and reflexes play in developing higher order cognitive functions including focusing, long-term memory, rational thinking, planning, decision-making, and behavioral and emotional regulation.

MNRI® Treasure Box to Facilitate Learning course explores:

  • The theoretical and physiological basis of the MNRI Method and the role primary sensori-motor reflex integration plays in learning
  • The progression of primary skills necessary for optimal learning
  • MNRI® techniques designed to re-pattern and integrate specific reflex patterns
  • Discussion on how to create MNRI® reflex integration programs for individual students / clients
  • Demonstrations on how to incorporate this program into daily school, clinic and home practice

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of the 6 hours for the MNRI  Treasure Box to Facilitate Learning course, participants will:

  1. Describe how the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI.) method is based on activation of the innate nature of the sensory-motor reflex system to increase self-regulation.
  2. Explain how the six archetypal movements as first biomechanics of motor development can restore healthy neurosensorimotor integration of reflex patterns, motor coordination, and skills affecting optimal emotional and cognitive functioning, and neurodevelopment overall.
  3. Describe the maturational role primary sensorimotor reflexes play in the formation of specific academic and social skill sets that affect self-regulation in a classroom setting.
  4. Explain how the lack of consistent development of primary sensory-motor reflex patterns and archetypal movements impact the development of positive learning, behavioral, and social skills.
  5. Describe the specific MNRI. techniques used in dealing with unique and challenging situations in the classroom as well as specific techniques for working with children and adults diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Genetic Disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, and other challenges.
  6. Explain how to use the knowledge received in this class in large and small group situations as well as on an individual basis.
  7. Apply and practice hands-on training provided for each of the six archetypal movements and following reflex patterns: Hands Grasp, Finger Squeeze, Hands Supporting, Foot Guard, Automatic Walking, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck, Spine Side Flex, Bonding, Confidence Tap, and Eye Tracking and Convergence/Divergence.

Course Format:

This course will be offered on the Zoom platform. Access links to the course will be provided prior to the first day of class.


Hour 1. Intruduction to MNRI®

Hour 2. MNRI® Techniques: Explanation, Demonstration, Practice

Hour 3. MNRI® Techniques: Explanation, Demonstration, Practice


Hour 4. MNRI® Techniques: Explanation, Demonstration, Practice

Hour 5. MNRI® Techniques: Explanation, Demonstration, Practice

Hour 6. Review of Techniques, Game activities, Question/Answers

Course Hours: 6

Financial Disclosure: Tina Marks & Lisa Ortego receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.

Non-financial Disclosure: Tina Marks - No relevant relationship exists.
Lisa Ortego - No relevant relationship exists.

Course Disclosure: The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as MNRI®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products. This presentation will focus exclusively on MNRI® and will not include information on other similar or related products or services.

Special Needs Requests: If you require special accommodations, please notify SMEI at events@masgutovamethod.com at the time of registration so that needed accommodations can be made prior to the course.

Course Completion Requirements: Full attendance is required to receive a certificate of completion and any available credit hours or CEUs.

Target audience:
Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathologist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Educators, Psychologists, Physicians, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Other Health Care Providers, Parents.

SMEI Cancellation and Refund Policy

Online courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum required participants registered for the course within 2 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.

  • Participants will receive a full refund for registration cancellation up to 5 days prior to the event.
  • A 10% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 3-4 days prior to the course.
  • A 25% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 2 days prior to the course.
Transferring Policy

Participants who wish to transfer registration and payment to another SMEI course may do so up to 5 days prior with no penalty. If within the 5 days, a 10% administration fee will be charged.
*Participant must have selected the course they wish to transfer to at the time of the request. All refunds will be held until the transfer course has been selected. 

* A 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee) will be withheld on all refunds that were processed using credit card/PayPal. If a participant wishes the refund to be paid directly to their account via credit card/PayPal, PayPal may also charge the participant an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.

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