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Structural-Visceral Integration: Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm
Friday, March 31, 2017 to Sunday, April 02, 2017
Category: National CE Courses

March 31, 2017 -
April 2, 2017

3/31: 4:00p - 9:30p
4/1 & 4/2: 8:30a - 6:00p

Yo San University
13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Early Bird Rate
on or before 12/30/2016

Regular Rate
after 11/3/2016

Visit the Rolf Institute
website to register online

Bruce Schonfeld


Organization: Rolf Institute Of Structural Integration

IASI CE Credits: Category 1 - 22.5 Credits/Hours

Course Description: Generally following the trail of larger visceral ligaments associated with the Gastrointestinal Track, SVLB offers a complementary approach to visceral mobilization rooted in respectful direct technique and hands-on skills familiar to a Structural Integrator. Also familiar to a SI Practitioner, the viscera associated with SVLB are conceptually organized within the same general architectural framework of Dr. Rolf's sessions 1-6. SVLB additionally utilizes the "Principles Approach" to strategizing sessions as developed by Sultan, Salveson, and Maitland. Structural-Visceral Integration for the Low-Back, Pelvis & Abdomen (SVLB) primarily balances the lumbar spine, sacrum and sacroiliac joints with the parietal peritoneum and organs of the gastrointestinal system. This class is about the container and the contents. 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. Membranous and visceral structures covered include the peritoneum, 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. Bridging the anatomical gap, Structural-Visceral Integration is systems anatomy approach to Structural Integration. Check out the Advances in the Theory and Practice of Rolfing.

Bios: Inspired by the organs in gross dissection, Bruce remains fascinated by the inter-relationship between the container and it¿s contents. Certified in Rolfing Structural Integration in 1994, he has studied extensively with Jan Sultan and Michael Salveson. Bruce has studied Visceral Osteopathy/Manipulation with French Osteopaths Didier Prat DO, Alain Croibier DO, Olivier Bazin DO. Additionally, he has logged over 300+ classroom hours with Jean-Pierre Barral DO directly. Bruce will provide a broad spectrum of experience, theory and technique to promote mobility and continuity across the structural-visceral continuum.