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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 Movement 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 val03berg@gmail.com
  Valerie Berg 505-341-1167 val03berg@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.



The Embodied Gait

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

  October 23,24, 25 2015
  RMC9.15
  Rebecca Carli & Tessy Brungardt
  $495.00
  21 CEUs; 3 days Rolf Movement Credit
(3 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  Claymont Retreat Center, Charles Town West Virginia
  Audrey McCann: audrey@baltimorerolfer.com
  Audrey McCann: audrey@baltimorerolfer.com
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Gait is coordination, a rhythm with all parts present to create the whole.  This three-day workshop explores the many factors that combine to create the gestalt of a person’s gait. Given that gait is one of our oldest and most complex patterns of coordination, knowing how, when and where to intervene can be a challenge for even the most skilled practitioner.  Yet, how a person walks greatly influences their structure and ability to integrate session goals.  Therefore, as practitioners, expanding and refining our skills in gait intervention is fundamental to a successful practice.  Rebecca & Tessy will address how to creatively work with client gait patterns in a small office.

Some of the topics relevant to gait that Rebecca & Tessy will explore are:

  • Ligamentous and osseous mobilization of the foot, knee & hips in relation to natural gait
  • Influence of gravity on gait
  • Differentiation between lesion and inhibition relevant to gait
  • Spinal mechanics influential to gait
  • Bridging sensory awareness with motor pathways as the basis for gait intervention
  • Arm motion essential to gait
  • Coordinative patterns underlying gait

The beautiful trails and labyrinth at Claymont will allow us to explore the inherent rhythmic quality of our own gait in full fall foliage – please come join us!

Vera incessu patuit dea
“The Goddess was discovered by her gait.” 
Virgil, The Aeneid

Tessy Brungardt serves on the Advanced Rolfing faculty and is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner in the Baltimore MD area.   

Rebecca Carli serves on the Rolf Movement faculty and is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner in the Washington DC area.  



Extended Rolf Movement SI Training

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

  Module1: November 2-8, 2015; off Nov. 5
Module 2: April 10-17, 2016; off April 14
  Module 1: RMC8.15
Module 2: RMC1.16
  Jane Harrington & Suzanne Picard
 

Each section may be taken separately or you can take the full workshop
$ 2,275 for the full workshop
$1,050 for the November, 2015 module; 6 credits
$1,225 for the April, 2016 module; 7 credits

 

13 Rolf Movement Credits for full workshop
(13 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
Module 1: 6 Rolf Movement Credits
Module 2: 7 Rolf Movement Credits

  Boulder, CO
  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 two-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 six days you will have several months with specific assignments and explorations to complete. If you chose, you can mentor thru this process which 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. (Note these credits will use mentoring & you will contract directly with Suzanne & Jane.)

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 bedeeper and more profound in their application.

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.



Coordinative Indicators of Integration: Movements that Support and Confirm the Ten Series

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

  November 6-9, 2015; 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  RMC10.15
  Kevin Frank, Instructor; Caryn McHose assistant
  $600.00
  4 Rolf Movement Credits
(4 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  One Center, Austin, TX
  Sandy Collins, sandycollinsrolfing@gmail.com, 512-327-9824 office, 512-663-2642 cell
Kevin Frank, kkfrank@earthlink.net, 603 968 9585, www.resourcesinmovement.com
  Sandy Collins, sandycollinsrolfing@gmail.com, 512-327-9824 office, 512-663-2642 cell
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

What is integration through the lens of movement?

Integration is reliably demonstrated as improved coordination shows up from our work. We can make before and after tests for each session and help clients know, visually and tangibly, what the point of the session is.

Coordination can’t be faked. When we see a person push or reach, we see immediately if our work has integrated or not--if the spine and extremities speak to each other in nuanced harmony, or if the girdles dominate the movement. Each session has hallmarks of coordinative success and each one builds the basis for a successful series. A successful series has coordinative hallmarks as well.

Session Eight shows the usefulness of the approach: it allows us to test which girdle requires priority through Godard’s “wall test.” How do we prepare for 8 while doing 1-7? This workshop will be specific on these points.

This workshop is a tonic function approach to the structural integration ten series and allow us to experience clarity in seeing, feeling, and evoking coordinative change. This permits fascial work to be appropriately tested for practical application to life. Perceptual and coordinative work supplements fascial work to bring alive normalized movement.

Tonic function theory and application to movement analysis will be central to the workshop. Enjoying movement is a byproduct.

Kevin Frank (Instructor) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and Rolf Movement Instructor at RISI. He has worked with the Godard-derived Tonic Function Model since 1991 and has written on this topic from 1995 to the present. Kevin advocates for an “information system” view of structural integration to help bring this field of SI into congruence with modern understanding of motor control and perceptive/coordinative processes.

Caryn McHose (assistant) is a Certified Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner. She is the collaborator for Bodystories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy by Andrea Olsen and is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of  How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness.



International Workshops

Workshops offered in Australia

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Brazil

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Europe

Evoking Coordinative Structure – Rolfing SI´s 10-Series 'Core Hours' as Phases of Gait
(ERA's Biennial Meeting )

  September 9-11,2015
  Kevin Frank
  Conil de la Frontera, Spain
  449 €
  3 RISI Movement Credits
  www.rolfing.org/bmc2015, info@rolfing.org

Description:

More info: www.rolfing.org/index.php?id=175

The Inner Shape of the Craniosacral System and its Significance of Structural Integration
(ERA's Biennial Meeting )

  September 9-11,2015
  Peter Schwind
  Conil de la Frontera, Spain
  449 €
  3 RISI Manipulation Credits
  www.rolfing.org/bmc2015, info@rolfing.org

Description:

More info: www.rolfing.org/index.php?id=175

Peter Schwind, Ph.D. is an Advanced Instructor (1999) with the Rolf Institute. He has been in private practice since 1980 in Munich, where during the early eighties, he organized one of the first series of cranial workshops for Rolfers, doctors and chiropractors. For over 30 years, he has remained in close dialogue with leading osteopaths and considers cranial work to be his strongest interest outside traditional Rolfing SI.

Neural Fascial Mobilization: Peripheral Nerves of Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles
(ERA's Biennial Meeting )

  September 14-15, 2015
  Jon Martine
  Conil de la Frontera, Spain
  299 €
  2 RISI Manipulation Credits
  www.rolfing.org/bmc2015, info@rolfing.org

Description:

More info: www.rolfing.org/index.php?id=175

Jonathan Martine was certified as a Rolfer in 1992 and completed his Advanced Rolfing certification in 1997. He is a Registered Movement Therapist, Rolf Movement Teacher, Pilates Instructor and has been a Rolf Institute Faculty member since 1993. In addition, he has studied therapies that treat the fascial systems of the viscera (organs), neural (nerve) system and the cranium as well as movement rehabilitation from various sources. He has been in private practice since 1992. During this time he has practiced in Chiropractic offices, Physical Therapy clinics, a Pilates studio, a medical based pain management clinic, and various integrative health practices. This experience has offered a useful perspective on the vast potential of complementary approaches to health and personal transformation. He finds it valuable to see how Rolfing® and Structural Integration fit into the larger health field and identify the unique offering Rolfing SI holds. Jonathan continues his study of Rolfing SI and allied health fields to serve his clients and students and to share the "stories" that science holds. He is fascinated with these "stories" as they may clarify aspects of the mystery of transformation; while holding strong to the magic that occurs when the practitioner and client are present and aware of the environment in which we live.

 

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):
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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.