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Unraveling the Confusion: New Ideas for Working with Scoliosis
Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 12, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses


March 10 - 12, 2017
Denver, CO


US$550 A US$100 deposit secures your spot in the class

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Instructor: David Davis

IASI CE Credits: 18

Course Description:

Our culture’s typical approaches to scoliosis focuses on bracing or surgery to create change in the spine, often ‘hoping’ for a relief of pain. By contrast, Structural Integration works to facilitate length and expansion in the entire body, allowing for the body to restructure itself. The challenge of Scoliosis is not merely a problem of the spine, but an entire structure issue, and must be viewed from the perspective of three-dimensional patterns throughout the system. Scoliosis is typically classified as either idiopathic (unknown origin) or congenital/infantile (born with spinal deformity), but there can be many causes for scoliosis, including connective tissue disorders, nervous system abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, genetic/hereditary factors, or consistent physical and/or emotional stress. This course will focus on the origins and diagnosis of the various types of scoliosis and the patterns they express in the body. Using the principles of SI, we will explore strategies that initiate the process of unwinding, to create new options for our clients in this otherwise degenerative condition. We will use a post-ten three-series as a tool for tailoring the SI work to the individual’s scoliotic pattern, and each participant will give and receive a three-series to deepen their own process and understanding.

Instructor Bio: 

David Davis was born in Denver, Colorado in 1947. He was introduced to Structural Integration in 1964 by a series of articles about Dr. Ida P. Rolf and her Work. His initial Ten-Series in 1973 was profoundly transformational and inspired him to become a practitioner. David graduated from Adams State College in 1975 with a BA, a prerequisite for the Rolf Institute’s application process.

David completed the Basic Training in 1976-77, studying with Emmett Hutchins, Michael Salveson, and Neal Powers. He met Dr. Rolf at her eightieth birthday gala, and was encouraged by her to carry on the Work. David studied with Judith Aston for two years, completing a series of six-day intensives. He received his Advanced Training in 1985 with Emmett, who encouraged him to teach.

David was a founding member of the Guild for Structural Integration in 1989, and taught Anatomy and Basic and Advanced Trainings with Emmett, Peter Melchior, Stacey Mills, Neal Powers, and Nilce Silveira. David was a partner and protégé of Peter for 12 years, learning how to practice and teach the intricacies of SI.

For over 24 years, David has taught 3-day and 6-day SI workshops internationally. He specializes in teaching embryology, fascial anatomy and working with scoliosis, infusing his classes with wisdom, compassion and humor. David has been an innovator in SI education, teaching a Basic Training class to medical doctors and physical therapists at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey in 1993, the only SI training to be taught at a major hospital. He has taught with SI research scientists Dr. James Oschman and Dr. Robert Schleip, integrating the practice of SI with the latest scientific research and information.

In 2007, David co-founded the Crestone College of Structural Integration with Buddy Frank to bring their vision and understanding of SI to the world. They have taught over twelve classes through CCSI, and continue to expand the Work in the lineage and legacy of Dr. Rolf.

David has been in private practice since 1977, completing over 40,000 sessions. Structural Integration is his discipline, practice and service to humanity, as he continues learning with every session. David has meditated for over forty years, is an avid golfer and runner, and has served on numerous non-profit Boards. He met his wife Lorain in 1977. In 1979, they went to India to be with Haidakhan Baba and have been honored to study with leading Tibetan Buddhist masters and Native American teachers. David and Lorrain moved to Crestone in 1983, where they lived for 30 years and recently moved to Denver, where David continues his practice.