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The Shoulder Girdle: Support for Self-expression

This CE workshop can also be taken to earn credit towards Rolf Movement Certification.
Learn more about the Rolf Movment Certification Integrative Studies Program.

  May 6-12, 2015 (day off May 9)
  RMC2.15
  Mary Bond assisted by Juan David Velez
  $900.00
  6 Rolf Movement Credits
(6 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  Salt Lake City, UT
  Amber Leigh Burnham: amberleigh_si@yahoo.com,
  Amber Leigh Burnham: amberleigh_si@yahoo.com,
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Join Mary and Juan David for a 6-day exploration of the influence of shoulder girdle integration on the actions and gestures of work and play, on our interactions with others, and on breathing, core stability and gait.

The workshop is designed for structural integration practitioners to gain body reading confidence, skill in verbal cuing, and success in creating practical and transformative movement solutions for clients.

We will:

  • Understand the shoulder patterns and problems we feel in ourselves and notice in others.
  • Review the bony articulations of the arms, shoulder girdle, hands and spine.
  • Learn interventions for developing shoulder support and for improving spine, shoulder and arm articulation.
  • Develop articulation and support for gestures of giving, receiving, grasping, letting go, welcoming and stopping.
  • Use Rolf Movement work to help musicians, artists, dancers, golfers, tennis players, computer programmers and new mothers eliminate shoulder symptoms.
  • Incorporate movement work into the ten series.

Mary Bond studied with Ida Rolf from 1969 to 1972. Currently Chair of the US  Rolf Movement faculty, she has been involved in the development of movement education for Structural Integration from the early days with Judith Aston an has been profoundly influenced by the work of Hubert Godard. She is the author of "Balancing Your Body" and "The New Rules of Posture", and producer of "Heal Your Posture: A DVD Workshop". It is her joy to share her perspective of movement education.

Juan David Velez is a Faculty Member for The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. He completed his Rolf Movement certification in 1995 with Vivian Jay and Jane Harrington. His work has been highly influenced by the ideas of Hubert Godard as wells as other movement practices including Continuum Movement, Biodanza, Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement. e brings a solid anatomical and biomechanical understanding of the body as well as a playful curiosity to the exploration of embodied movement.



Fascial Integration: Structural-Visceral Integration of the Low-Back, Pelvis & Abdomen

  June 5-7, 2015; 5-9 pm June 5, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm June 6&7
  AW9.15
  Bruce Schonfeld
  $595
  3 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Yo San University
13315 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
  Housing: http://www.advancedrolfing.com/classes/class-schedule.html
More info: http://shop.iahe.com/Workshops/Structural-Visceral-Approaches-for-the-Lumbar-Spine-SVLS and http://www.advancedrolfing.com/classes/class-schedule.html
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

"Four out of five American adults will experience low-back pain during their lives"  -NCCAM
(September 2010 issue of the National Institute of Health's (NIH) newsletter Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Focus on Research and Care newsletter of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), page 1.)

Generally following the trail of larger visceral ligaments associated with the gastrointestinal track, SVLB offers a complementary Structural-Visceral perspective to the low-back. SVLB correlates basic joint biomechanics of the lumbar spine, sacrum and sacroiliac joints with the peritoneum and organs of the gastrointestinal system. Visceral structures of interest include the cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure, liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, urinary bladder, lesser and greater omentum, root of the mesentery and the fascia of Toldt.

SVLB primarily balances organs and membranes of the pelvic and abdominal cavities with the low-back. In concert with keeping a global structural perspective, SVLB is further contextualized with the lumbodorsal fascia and lower extremities. Special attention is paid to the articular system’s distal connection into the feet and toes.

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, SVLB offers a 'Combined Technique' approach to fascial manipulation. Manually familiar to a SI practitioner’s touch, Fascial Integration is primarily set-up in respectful Direct Technique. With the intention to build on your current structural skill set and evolve your practice, students will develop clinically effective assessment skills and fascial manipulation techniques through lecture, demonstration, supervision and practical hands-on exchanges.

Fascinated by the inter-relationship between the container and it’s contents, Bruce Schonfeld has studied Rolfing Structural Integration and Visceral Osteopathy since 1992. More Bio at www.iahe.com/html/about/developers/fi.php

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Backwork in the 10-Series – An Introduction to the Biomechanics of the Spine

  June 6-7, 2015; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  AW11.15
  Thomas Walker & Gale Loveitt
  $275 if deposit of $150 is received by April 25, 2015. Balance due two weeks before start of class.
$325.00 after May 1, 2015
  2 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Rolf Institute, 5055 Chaparral Court, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80301
  Thomas Walker  explorationsinwholeness.com (970)-870-2888
  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

This class is an introduction to the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine and how this knowledge is integrated into the 10 series.

The intention of this 2-day workshop:

  1. To introduce the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine
  2. To include this knowledge into the integrative back work of each session
  3. To learn positional strategies to enhance myofascial interventions for organizing the axial complex

Just about every client has some disorganization in their spine and pelvis. At the end of each session integration with the spine is included, however if the axial complex is itself disorganized, that integration will be less effective. The basic training doesn’t have time to deepen into the biomechanics of the axial complex. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on experiences you will learn the normal movements of the spine and pelvis, how to assess disorganization and determine the most effective ways to normalize both the structure and function of the axial complex.

Though this class specifically addresses the axial complex relative the the 10 series, knowing how to interact with the biomechanics of the spine will inform your interventions in many of your interactions with your clients.

Thomas Walker has been a Rolfer for 28 years and a member of the Rolf Institute faculty since 2004. He truly enjoys teaching basic Rolfing classes and is fascinated by the different learning processes of students. He is able to change his “language” and presentation in order to accommodate learning styles of everyone in the class as well as maintaining enough flexibility in his lecture plan to speak to the needs of the group.

Gale has been a Rolfer for 24 years and has studied and practiced biodymamic cranial work for 20 years. She has assisted in all phases of the basic Rolfing training as well as other CE trainings. She loves the learning process and the challenges of tailoring her teaching to meet the various learning needs of students. She is open to questions and strives to create a safe, receptive learning environment.

The content of this workshop is part of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Explorations in Wholeness™ – From Bones to Fluids: Phase 1 – An Introduction to the Fluid Body

  July 23-26; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  AW12.15
  Thomas Walker & Gale Loveitt
  $600.00
$500.00 if a deposit of $250 is received by June 11, 2015 Balance will be due two weeks before start of the class.
  4 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Rolf Institute, 5055 Chaparral Court, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80301
  Thomas Walker  explorationsinwholeness.com (970)-870-2888
  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to learn the foundations necessary to develop a broad range of contact (touch) skills to more efficiently work with all the forms of fascia and the fluids in order to enhance the goals of Rolfing® Structural Integration.

The intention of this 4-day workshop:

  1. To learn to broaden ones range of contact skills by developing the qualities of touch needed to perceive the various aspects of fascia.
  2. To explore these contact skills in order to:
    1. refine ones perceptual abilities to determine what quality of contact will most easily allow the body to regain its highest level of function
    2. enhance integration.
    3. work more efficiently, deeply and effectively with much less effort.
    4. more completely resolve layers of dysfunction and disorganization within all layers of fascia including bones and the ligamentous bed.
    5. learn to bring the body’s natural healing resources to injured tissue allowing fascial interventions to be more comprehensive and longer lasting.
  3. To introduce the concept of the Fluid Body and its self ordering and organizing functions.

Science tells us that 70% or more of the adult body is fluid. Yet, when we touch our clients or patients, we primarily relate to the bones, muscles, fascia, etc., which make up the other 30%.  We study, memorize and often describe the changes we see in our clients or patients in terms of the 30%. We are missing much in not learning to actively address the 70% which makes up the “Fluid Body”.

The Explorations in Wholeness™ (EiW) curriculum which will teach you the importance of direct interaction with the “Fluid Body”. This curriculum is composed of four phases. It is designed to develop a broad spectrum of touch skills which will expand your understanding of how to contact the body as a whole. We will study and experience the inherent healing aspect of the Fluid Body and how to work with its ordering and integrating functions.

How one relates to the various fascial components requires that we shift within ourselves in subtle yet significant ways. The contact skills necessary for easing superficial fascia are different from the skills needed to rehydrate ligaments, untwist a bone or decompress the pleura. Healthy fascia has a very fluidic quality. You will learn how to shift your perception so that a much broader spectrum of what is under your hands can reveal itself. By learning to perceive and palpate the fluid body, our work with the very fluid fascial system will be greatly enhanced. Your hands will become much more sensitive. You will get more done, with less effort.

Many practitioners have an interest in including the energetic body in their work. The Fluid Body is the link between the physical and the energetic. The EiW curriculum provides a logical, accessible bridge between working with the physical body, especially the fascia, and the energetic body.

Thomas Walker has been a Rolfer for 28 years and a member of the Rolf Institute faculty since 2004. He has studied craniosacral therapy since 1993 and has over 900 hours of training in biodynamic cranial sacral therapy.  Thomas has spent the last 16 years integrating this knowledge into the Rolfing paradigm and integrates this into all of his sessions and classes.

Gale has been a Rolfer for 24 years and has studied and practiced biodymamic cranial work for 20 years. She has assisted in all phases of the basic Rolfing training as well as other CE trainings. She loves the learning process and the challenges of tailoring her teaching to meet the various learning needs of students. She is open to questions and strives to create a safe, receptive learning environment.

The content of this workshop is part of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



The Functional Aspects of the Series: Re-Mapping our Client’s Coordination throughout the 10-Series

This CE workshop can also be taken to earn credit towards Rolf Movement Certification.
Learn more about the Rolf Movment Certification Integrative Studies Program.

  August 7, 8 & 9, 2015; 9 am-5:30 pm
  RMC6.15
  Jane Harrington & Suzanne Picard
  $450 / $225.00 due at time of enrollment
  3 Rolf Movement Credits
(3 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  The Rolf Institute, 5055 Chaparral Court, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80301
 

 Jane Harrington – 505-771-2830; jane@harringtonwellness.com 
or Suzanne Picard  – 303-494-3281; suzannepicard@icloud.com

  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Every series we do has a beginning, middle and end. During our three days together we will work with the functional aspects of this cycle. The integration of Rolf Movement Integration into our work enhances our client’s embodiment. Educating our clients in the remapping of their movement brain is empowering for them and makes our job easier and more creative.

Our clients learn and sense themselves and their world in unique ways, learn how to recognize and work with these differences. Part of working with the uniqueness of each client is in the application of the session themes into daily life.

Each day we will spend time with presentations, discussion, demonstrations of the work and hands-on exploration. Analysis will focus on understanding which restrictions are structural and which are functional. This understanding will be key in designing our strategies. Depending on the needs of the group, we will do some practicum’s and some full sessions.

Jane Harrington was certified in Rolf Movement Integration in 1980 and joined the Rolf Institute faculty in 1988, teaching Phases 2 and 3 & Rolf Movement Certification. After a leave of absence, she has returned to faculty with a fresh ideas and an expanded view of our work with a focus on the functional aspects of our work..

Suzanne Picard, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, Faculty at the Rolf Institute for 19 years. Her studies also include Visceral and Neural Manipulation, Biodynamic Cranial and Polarity Work. She is a Certified Rolf Movement Instructor.



Embodying Rolf's Structural Integration Recipe: Perceptive and Coordinative Underpinnings

This CE workshop can also be taken to earn credit towards Rolf Movement Certification.
Learn more about the Rolf Movment Certification Integrative Studies Program.

  August 26 – September 1, 2015 (August 29 is day off); 9am-5:30pm
  RMC5.15
  Kevin Frank
  $900.00
  6 Rolf Movement Credits
(6 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  Resources in Movement Studio, Holderness, NH
  Kevin Frank at kkfrank@earthlink.net or call 603 968 9585
  Send $450 deposit to: Resources in Movement, 5 Franks Ln, Holderness, NH 03245
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Fascial mobilization is a uniquely effective strategy for integrating structure. At the same time, fascial work can overshadow what lies behind its effectiveness. Posture integrates because of inherent Body Movement Intelligence, something Ida Rolf defined in specific terms. This workshop is a chance to clarify what inherent body movement intelligence is, and to learn how:

  • Rolf’s series reflects an astute summary of how human architecture is designed to move and meet demand. Rolf’s 10 session recipe builds a step by step restoration of competent function, through differentiation of the body’s sensory and motor maps.
  • Self-care can be designed to mirror the goals of the series
  • Rolf’s goals can be evoked in the absence of fascial mobilization.
  • We can clarify these goals and how to evoke them across a broad spectrum of clients and situations, on and off the table.
  • We demonstrate the values of the SI series at each step, so clients are educated to understand the point of each session’s work and its application to life’s challenges.

In this course we learn to feel and teach the natural truth of the structural integration series as perceptive/coordinative experience, and build the embodiment that supports us to teach it. Each day we will move together, as a group, in pairs, and individually in order to build an essential movement vocabulary for SI work.

Kevin Frank is an Advanced Certified Rolfer and Rolf Institute Movement Instructor. He has worked with the tonic function approach to structural integration since 1991 and writes articles on this work. (http://www.resourcesinmovement.com/Archive.htm) He is the co-author (with Caryn McHose) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. In addition to his work with Hubert Godard, Kevin sources his work in the embodiment processes of Continuum (Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper), the meditative inquiry work of Toni Packer, and Zen practice at the Rochester Zen Center. He also is informed by the perceptual movement curricula developed by Caryn McHose.



Deepening the Ten Series

  August 28-30 2015 / 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  AW14.15
  Valerie Berg 
  $525
  3 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Albuquerque, NM
  Valerie Berg 505-341-1167 val03@gmail.com
  Valerie Berg 505-341-1167 val03@gmail.com. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

This 3-day workshop will re-awaken inspiration for doing the 10-series with your clients. Fascial layers, how to work with them, and their relationships throughout the 10-series will be presented so the interconnectedness of these sessions can be seen and embodied in new and practical ways.  

This class will be useful to Rolfers who want a deeper understanding of the 10-series, for Rolfers who have abandoned the series all together, and for long time Rolfers who are looking for some inspiration.

Valerie Berg Certified Advanced Rolfer and member of RISI faculty. Rolfer for 27 years, loves the 10-series and also teaches Structural Aging. Practices in New Mexico

The content of this workshop is part of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and thus can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



A Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Training in four-six day modules: Perception, Touch and Treatment

  Module 1: August 28-Sept 3 (day off Aug 31)
Module 2: December 11-17, 2015 (day off Dec 14)
Module 3: March 25-31, 2016 (day off Mar 28)
Module 4: July  18-24, 2016 (day off Jun 21)
  Module 1: AW2.15
Module 2: AW3.15
Module 3: AW1.16
Module 4: AW2.16
  Carol A. Agneessens, MS. & Ray McCall, MA.
  $995 per module
  6 RISI Elective Credits per Module
  Rolf Institute, Boulder CO
  Carol A Agneessens: carolagneessens@mac.com / 831-662-3057
Ray McCall: rkmccall@mac.com / 303-449-9477
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

It is a foundational course in Cranial Sacral Therapy and is based on a Biodynamic Orientation to Perception, Touch and Whole-body Treatment. Course content will include: cranial anatomy, embryology, tidal phenomena, and dynamic stillness out of which the tides and rhythms of the body arise. Treatment protocols will be explored through demonstration and session exchanges. In order to engage these subtle phenomena, we will develop and practice relating to our selves and our clients from a deeper and slower pace than we are usually accustomed.  By this conscious slowing down, we will be able to perceive and interact with the forces that create order and health and sustain form and function. 

This program consists of in-class instruction and home study. Between each of the modules, participants are expected to complete outside readings, review class material and protocols and to do a limited number of practice sessions in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy.

This training will emphasize:
• A body-centered experience of biodynamic principles.
• An understanding of embryonic development and the original ‘blue print’.
• Contacting the health (potency of wholeness) within an individual.
• Engaging cranial anatomy: bones, membranes and neurology.
• Broadening perceptual receptivity and a listening touch.

An emphasis will be placed on the exploration and understanding of embryological development, not as a regressed state, but as an experiential understanding of the embryo as an archetype of wholeness. Realizing your ‘vibrational’ embryo within creates the potential to reunite with the genesis of the life force which is you.  This exploration delves into the nature of formation and reveals the interface between form and the therapeutic forces (tides) which shape all development.

Module 1: Cultivating Touch and Perception: The Art of Healing

This introductory module delves into the basic principles of a biodynamic orientation to Cranial Sacral therapy. In this training an emphasis is placed on:

  • Cultivating a full body experience of the zones of perception and dynamic stillness.
  • An understanding of the embodied state of ‘neutral’, the holistic shift, and practitioner presence in a therapeutic relationship.
  • Techniques that engage the fluid body, reciprocal tension membrane, meninges, and cranial sutures.
  • Exploring the mid-line expressions: the primitive streak, notochord and core-link.

This first module is offered for credit toward the Advanced Training and may be taken as a stand-alone course, but is required if a participant wishes to continue through the modules. Central to this training is the cultivation of practitioner presence from which a perception of cranio-sacral dynamics and tidal phenomena arise. This information can be immediately incorporated into your Rolfing practice.

Module 2: Facial Development: the emerging social nervous system

  • The Midline of Orientation
    -- The primitive streak and notochord 'rising'
    -- Fulcrums of relationship
  • Anatomy of visceral and neural cranium.
  • Movement/circulation of the cranial sacral fluid
    -- Ventricles, aqueducts, canals.
  • Embryology of facial development (pharyngeal folds)
  • Engaging the Social Nervous System: vagus nerve (ventral – dorsal)

Module 3: Pulsation, Ignition and the Developmental Lemniscate Function

  • Embryological formation of heart, blood and bones
    -- Resonance of connective tissues
  • The embryological formation of diaphragms
    -- Ascending and descending motility
    -- Horizontal membranes
  • Urogenital formation: overview - kidneys
  • Longitudinal fluctuation: potency and amplitude
    -- Augmentation of practitioner presence and tidal response

Module 4: Midline Manifestations

  • Fluid fields of the Spine
    -- Engaging the notochord
    -- The organiziing fulcrum of spinal segments
  • Midlines of visceral development
  • Tissue, Fluids and electromagnetic fields.
  • Integration and Closure
    -- Review – refine – reinforce..
    -- Application of cranio-sacral skills to health and healing

Participants will do five practice sessions between each module. From those five sessions, participants will write three case reports. Each report will be a maximum of one page and will be submitted two weeks prior to the next module.

"Techniques never healed anyone but the dialogue of the forces of the patient through the techniques will. Use them with love, not as a technician." (A.T. Still)

Ray McCall, MA. has 36 years experience as a Rolfer. As a RISI Advanced faculty member he teaches basic, Advanced and Continuing Education classes both in the states and abroad. His particular interest is the energetic taxonomy and how change occurs: how we more fully become and express who we are. Ray trained to instructor level in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Carol A Agneessens, MS. has been practicing Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement Integration for over 33 years. As a Rolfing Trainer, Rolf Movement Instructor and as a certified instructor with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, her focus includes cultivating a receptive and listening touch, expanding perceptual dimensions, and engaging the movement of formation through the study of embryology. She has come to appreciate these as key factors for sustained transformation within oneself and in working with others.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore cannot be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Fascial Integration: Structural-Visceral Integration of the Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm

  October 2-4, 2015; 5-9 pm Oct 2, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Oct 3 & 4
  AW8.15
  Bruce Schonfeld
  $695
Early Registration Price: $495.00. Early Registration deadline is 60 days in advance or prior to August 3rd, 2015.
  3 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Yo San University
13315 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
  Housing: http://www.advancedrolfing.com/classes/class-schedule.html
More info: http://shop.iahe.com/Workshops/Structural-Visceral-Approaches-for-the-Mid-Back-Thorax-and-Diaphragm and http://www.advancedrolfing.com/classes/class-schedule.html
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

Structural-Visceral Integration for the Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm (SVMB) primarily balances membranous tension of the pleura and pericardium within the thoracic cavity.

Encouraging optimal mobility between the container and its contents, SVMB correlates basic joint biomechanics of the thoracic spine and ribcage with the underlying membranes and organs. In concert with keeping a global structural perspective, SVMB further contextualizes the thoracic and mediastinal cavities within the thoracolumbar fascia and upper extremities. Special attention is paid to the articular system's distal connections into the wrist, hand and fingers. 

Pattern recognition of inhalation/exhalation breathing preferences will be explored with clinical applications in mind. Additional visceral components of interest include the esophagus, esophageal hiatus, trachea, heart, fibrous pericardium, sternopericardial ligaments, interclavicular ligament and phrenopericardial ligament. SVMB’s approach is volumetric, effecting aspects of the respiratory, cardiovascular and neuromusculoskeletal systems.  

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, SVLB offers a 'Combined Technique' approach to Fascial Manipulation. Manually familiar to a SI practitioner’s touch, Fascial Integration is primarily set-up in respectful Direct Technique. With the intention to build on your current structural skill set and evolve your practice to include the organs and their associated membranes, students will develop clinically effective assessment skills and fascial manipulation techniques through lecture, demonstration, supervision and practical hands-on exchanges.

Fascinated by the inter-relationship between the container and it’s contents, Bruce Schonfeld has studied Rolfing Structural Integration and Visceral Osteopathy since 1992. More Bio at www.iahe.com/html/about/developers/fi.php

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Introductory Visceral Manipulation in the Ten Series

  October 14-17 & October 19-20, 2015.
  AW4.15
  Mark I. Hutton, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  $1,500.00
  6 RISI Elective Credits
  Soldotna, Alaska
   
  Contact Martha at 907-260-1914 or huttonm2@gmail.com to pre-register for the class.

Description:

In a nearly one-on-one teaching situation (4 students max), the participants will be taught visceral manipulation for all organs and the important glands. The participants will also be taught a methodology to determine when and where in a Rolfing session that visceral manipulation is warranted as a supporting technique and strategy in accordance with Rolfing Principles. The participants will also be taught when, where and how visceral manipulation may be relevant for specialized infant work. In addition students will evaluate and assess community volunteer models and where appropriate use visceral manipulation in a real session setting. 

The foundation of experience to teach this class comes from over 17 years of using visceral manipulation in virtually every one of almost 29,000 sessions. My basic understanding first came from five classes with Liz Gaggini and seventeen years of situational experience with dramatic changes in support of the Rolfing paradigm. I make no claim that Ms. Gaggini endorses or supports the teachings of this class as I intend only that she is a friend, and I will always value her contribution in my journey. 

The goal in teaching visceral manipulaton is to provide a nearly one-on-one style where we can make very best efforts towards each students ability to understand the basic tenents of visceral maniulation, to feel motility, to know when motility or lack of motility impedes progress in structural integration objectives and is called for, to utilize skillful and confident visceral manipulation to return normal motility and to release restrictions.   

Mark has a BS and  MS from Oregon State University, has been a Certified Rolfer for almost 18 years, a Certified Advanced Rolfer for the last 15 years and has specialized in many skill sets outside the normal hands-on definition of Rolfing SI; including cranial sacaral therapies, visceral manipulation, osteopathic manipulation, spinal biomechanics, sacral-occipital techniques, low level cold  laser therapy, sports injury and rehabilitation, percussor application and infant care. He is passionate about teaching and is vigilant regarding student learning styles and safety in the classroom. 

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Extended Rolf Movement SI Training

This CE workshop can also be taken to earn credit towards Rolf Movement Certification.
Learn more about the Rolf Movment Certification Integrative Studies Program.

  November 2-13, 2015; off Nov. 7-8
April 10-17, 2016; off April 14.
  RMC8.15
  Jane Harrington & Suzanne Picard
  $3,500.00
  20 Rolf Movement Credits
(20 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification - 17 days of class + 3 days of mentorship)
  The Rolf Institute, 5055 Chaparral Court, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80301
  Jane Harrington, jane@harringtonwellness.com
Suzanne Picard, suzz@suzannepicard.com
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Deepen your practice and enjoy the luxury of an extended training. Build basic to advanced skill sets, customized for individual clients and groups. Layer education within the myofascial ten series and practice independent functional sessions. 

We have designed a three-module training to impart the knowledge required to assist your clients in embodying and integrating the Principles of Rolfing SI, and thereby fostering increased agency in their own lives.

We begin with ten days to expand your education of function and perception as it relates to the structural series and independent sessions. During this time you will be learning the concepts & theory of the work and use this to structure a series of movement sessions. We will employ explorations and full sessions.

Following the ten days you will have several months with specific assignments and explorations to complete. These will include personal embodiment and client sessions. You will be supported by classmate partner interaction, instructor coaching, and 3 group conference calls to share learning experiences and questions. This mentoring time will result in 3 additional credits towards your movement certification.

Next spring the class will meet for an additional 7 days, working with outside clients, taking each of them through a short series of functional work.

Facilitating group work will be taught in each section. Working with groups is an ideal way to promote your practice, do community outreach and deepen the work for your clients.

This modular format allows a broad and inclusive curriculum.  The practitioner’s personal embodiment of the work and the therapeutic relationship will form the basis of the class. This base allows the specific hands on and verbal techniques of the work to be deeper and more profound in their application.

Upon completion you will have 20 days of the required 30 days credits needed for full Rolf Movement Certification.  

With sufficient experience and Instructor approval you may take any part of this training as a stand alone class.

Jane Harrington, MA, is the most senior member of the Rolf Movement faculty, certified in Rolf Movement Integration in 1980. She joined the Rolf Institute faculty in 1988, teaching Phases II and III and Rolf Movement certifications. Jane’s passion is linking the movement work to Ida Rolf’s vision of our work.

Suzanne Picard, MFA, has been part of the Rolf Institute Faculty for 19 years. Her studies include Visceral and Neural Manipulation, Biodynamic Cranial and Polarity Work. Her personal practices include continuum and yoga. Suzanne’s passion is embodied anatomy, perception, and the increased vitality and development that this supports.



International Workshops

Workshops offered in Australia

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Brazil

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Europe

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Japan

Fascial Integration: Structural-Visceral Approaches

 

SVLB in Fukuoka Japan April 24-26, 2015; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
SVLB in Osaka Japan April 28-30, 2015; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
SVLB in Tokyo Japan May 2-4, 2015; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
SVMB in Tokyo Japan May 5-7, 2015; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  Bruce Schonfeld , Certified Advanced Rolfer
 

 Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan

 

For SVLB or SVMB
70000 yen (if paid in full by March 31st, 2015)
75000 yen (if paid after March 31st, 2015)

For both SVLB and SVMB
135000 yen (if paid in full by March 31st, 2015)
140000 yen (if paid after March 31st, 2015)

  3 RISI Manipulation Credits for each class
  Kanji Hirose, info@fascia.jp

Description:

A longer description is available from the JRA.

Structural-Visceral for the Low-Back, Pelvis and Abdomen (SVLB) primarily balances the parietal peritoneum within the dynamics of the Low-Back, Pelvis and Abdomen. Balanced membranous tension of the parietal peritoneum is the unifying theme. Generally following the trail of visceral attachments associated with the gastrointestinal system, SVLB offers a Structural-Visceral perspective to the low-back. SVLB correlates basic joint biomechanics of the lumbar spine, sacrum and sacroiliac joints with the larger visceral ligaments associated with the gastrointestinal track. Other visceral structures, ligaments and fascial components of interest include the cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, greater and lesser omentum. Additional structural components of interest include the coccyx, intertransverse and interspinous spinal ligaments, joint capsules, rotatores, sacral and lumbar fascia.

In concert with keeping a global perspective through holistic assessment, SVLB contextualizes the contents of the pelvic and abdominal cavities within their regional boney and articular counterparts as well as the lower extremities. Special attention is paid to the articular chain's distal connection into the toes and feet.

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, this class offers a 'Combined Technique' approach to fascial manipulation. Primarily set up in Direct Technique, SVLB takes a respectful and moderate approach to force. With the intention to support, strategically empower and manually evolve your practice, students will develop clinically effective assessment skills and fascial manipulation techniques through lecture, demonstration, supervision and practical hands-on exchanges.

Structural-Visceral approaches for the Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm (SVMB) primarily balances membranous tension of the pleura and pericardium within the thoracic cavity. Encouraging optimal mobility between the container and its contents, SVMB correlates basic joint biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and sternum with the underlying organs. The approach is volumetric.

Joint mobilization of the thoracic spine serves as the structural foundation. Soft tissue strain patterns that accompany spinal rotations will be addressed and offset including the musculoskeletal components of joint capsules, spinal ligaments, rotatores, intertransversarii, interspinalis, erector spinae and thoracic fascia. SVMB further sets-up and contextualizes the thoracic and mediastinal cavities within the upper extremities. Segmental differentiation between the thorax and shoulder girdle is emphasized as well as the articular chain's distal connection into the wrist, hand and fingers.

Maintaining a wide focus on global relationships, membranous continuity of the thorax is contextualized within the adjacent cavities of the abdomen and cranium. Additional visceral structures of interest include the esophageal hiatus, suspensory ligaments of the lungs and the pleural dome.

Pattern recognition of inhalation/exhalation breathing types and improved mobility of the respiratory diaphragm are also primary concerns. The lungs ability to expand and contract unencumbered at the structural-visceral interface is critical to natural breathing.

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, this class offers a 'Combined Technique' approach to Fascial Manipulation. Primarily set up in Direct Technique, SVMB takes a respectful and moderate approach to force. With the intention to support, strategically empower and manually evolve your practice, students will develop clinically effective assessment skills and fascial manipulation techniques through lecture, demonstration, supervision and practical hands-on exchanges.

Bruce Schonfeld is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner who has taken the Advanced Rolfing training three times. He has studied Visceral Manipulation intensively since 1997, including over 300 hours directly with Jean-Pierre Barral D.O.. He has taught orthopedic applications of Structural Integration since 1996 and been continually inspired through anatomical dissection. With an emphasis on the ‘sliding system’ of the membranes and larger visceral ligaments, Bruce has synthesized and developed his dual roots into a user-friendly approach to Systems Structural Integration



U.S. Continuing Education and Rolf Movement Workshop Registration and Refund Policy

NOTE: Cost and Credits may be different for non-Rolfers.

Effective 1/2/12. These policies are for the United States Rolf Movement and Continuing Education classes only.

Continuing Education Classes Registration and Payment Policy

50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% is due at least 21 days (3 weeks) before the start of class. Check or credit card (Visa, Mater Card, Discover or American Express) are accepted for payments.

*If payments are taken by Jim Jones at RISI:
Contact  Jim Jones, Director of Education, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
You may pay by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).
To pay by credit card, call Jim’s secure phone line at 303-449-5903 x105 and leave the following credit card information.
(Please speak slowly):
Name on the card
Mailing Address of the statement if different than you mailing address
Credit Card Number
Expiration Date
Last three digits on the back of the card (four digits on front of card if American Express)

DO NOT SEND CREDIT CARD INFO IN AN EMAIL.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registrant chooses to cancel attendance: If you choose to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued, less a $40 cancellation fee, as long as the class registration coordinator has been notified in person, by phone (person to person, not a voice mail message), or by email within 21 days (3 weeks) from the start of class. No refunds, for any reason, will be issued if cancellation is received with less than 21 days (3 weeks) notice from the start of class.

RISI and/or Instructor chooses to cancel class: We reserve the right to cancel any class within 21 days (3 weeks) from the start of class if enrollment has not met the minimum participant requirements. If the class is cancelled for any reason by RISI or Instructor, all class tuition and fees paid will be refunded. We strongly advise confirming with RISI that the class has a minimum number of students registered before making nonrefundable travel reservations. We will not be held responsible for any loss of travel fees paid.



The Rolf Institute does not discriminate against race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status in admissions or in its education program or activities.

Note: Tuition, fees, class dates/times, class location and faculty are all subject to change. The Rolf Institute attempts to give as much advance notice as possible of any changes.