IASI Recognition of Basic Training Programs

IASI Recognition of Basic Training Programs


IASI Recognition is a process by which a Structural Integration basic training is evaluated, based on an accepted set of standards, to ensure a minimum level of basic Structural Integration education. The basic training's curriculum includes the following: at least 730 class
hours of instruction, adequate in-class supervision of Structural Integration work, demonstration of professional competencies, and inclusion of core curriculum elements. The structure and content of the core curriculum elements must lead students to achieve or exceed the professional competencies of an entry-level, independent Structural Integrator who can legally practice SI. The basic training must ensure that the sequencing, duration, nature, and content of all didactic, practical, and manual application courses are appropriately integrated and consistent with the program's purposes and educational objectives. The IASI Recognition process enhances the profession of Structural Integration and assures the public a standard of quality from graduates. These benefits elevate the Structural Integration profession in the eyes of the public, raise the profession above sub-par bodywork education, and increase the public's confidence in practitioners of Structural Integration.

IASI aspires to the highest level of integrity in the process of recognition. Basic training programs seeking IASI Recognition will demonstrate honesty and integrity and will agree to comply with all IASI educational standards, decisions, policies, and procedures both during the recognition process and throughout the term of recognition. Basic training programs must be clear with potential students, and the public, about how instructional hours are classified, and how they can be applied towards government licensing requirements. IASI acknowledges and highlights basic training programs that are licensed as schools by state or national governments; this information will be communicated on the IASI website. Basic training programs will renew their recognition status in January of each year. IASI acknowledges that there are elements of contextual and cultural sensitivity involved with educational standards; if a program needs a specific accommodation, it may submit a written application to the IASI Board.

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October 2017 Newsletter

Early Registration is Now Open for the 2018 IASI Symposium!

October 19, 2017 

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September 2017 Newsletter

Early Registration is now open for the 2018 IASI Symposium!

September 28, 2017 

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August 2017 Newsletter

Submit Your Structural Integration Videos Today!

August 25, 2017 

IASI Newsletter

In this issue...

IASI Video Repository

A How To Video

This month's video comes to us from Manny Aragon with The Rolf Workshop: Center for Structural Performance.

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July 2017 Newsletter

Submit Your Structural Integration Photos Today!

July 25, 2017 

IASI Newsletter

In this issue...

New Business Building Tips Video to Help You Grow Your Customers & Bottom Lines

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June 2017 Newsletter

Coming Soon - 2017 Yearbook Release Party!

June 22, 2017


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May 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 Yearbook is Coming Soon!

May 19, 2017


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April 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 Yearbook is Coming Soon!

April 14, 2017


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February 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 Yearbook Is Coming Soon!

February 17, 2017


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January 2017 Newsletter

Update your certification in 2017!

January 27, 2017


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December 2016 Newsletter

Consider how you can get more involved in IASI in 2017.

December 29, 2016

IASI Newsletter

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November 2016 Newsletter

Check out the November 2016 newsletter that includes a message from the President, a legislative update, insurance information, and more! Read more

September 2016 Newsletter

Check out our September 2016 newsletter that includes a message from our outgoing President, news about CBSI, a Georgia legislative alert and more! Read more..

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new IASI website!

We invite you to take a look around and let us know if you have any feedback by emailing the office at [email protected]

A few highlights of our new and improved website include:

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August 2016 Newsletter

Catch up on recent news from IASI including our change in management, an important legislative alert, a memorial to Emmett Wayne Hutchins, CBSI exam information, and more! Read more...

Massachusetts Legislative Alert

 July 28, 2016

Massachusetts Legislative Alert

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Letter to House of Representatives

 July 28, 2016

Dear Speaker DeLeo, Chair Dempsey, Vice Chair Kulik, Assistant Vice Chair Swan, Members of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chair Nangle, Vice Chair Koczera, Members of the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling,

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IASI Management Change

Dear members, partners, and friends, 

It is with a heavy heart that IASI announces that we will part ways with Dena Maluchnik as our Executive Director. With the increase in activity for IASI, as well as the resurgence of CBSI, IASI discovered that the work of one Executive Director along with volunteer Board members was not enough to keep up with the demands of our growing organization. The IASI Board of Directors looked at how best to support the infrastructure of IASI and what would allow IASI to grow and be sustainable in the future. Our decision, while hard, was to turn to an Association Management Company (AMC). This is the most cost effective way to ensure IASI a solid foundation for the future. 

The company we have chosen is SBI Association Management, based in Seattle, Washington. SBI is accredited by the AMC Institute and specializes in serving small non-profits, like IASI. Several of their clients are healthcare associations, including podiatrists and psychiatrists. This experience in medical-based associations allows SBI to fully understand our professional needs. SBI demonstrated to us great skill and experience in running the details of a membership organization like IASI. SBI is already proficient in the membership software we use and in planning and holding symposia and other gatherings. SBI will communicate with members frequently and informatively. We found we could keep IASI's costs lower while we grow in members, so that the IASI Board may focus on important strategic issues for SI practitioners and schools.

We feel that our partnership with SBI will help the Board focus on strategic areas like lobbying, school standards, and symposia, while leaving management of membership dues and renewals, email newsletters, website, and many CBSI details to SBI. With their experience in event planning, we are looking forward to revving up the 2017 IASI Symposium planning with them later this summer. SBI is one of the best and hiring an AMC can be a great decision if you hire the right one, as we believe we have. 

Please update your records with IASI's new office contact information:
2150 N 107th St, Ste 205 
Seattle, WA 98133

Our main phone number 1-855-253-IASI (4274) and email address remains [email protected]. When you write or call the IASI Office, any one of the SBI staff will be able to help you.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Dena Maluchnik, who served us with so much effort over the last three years. Her heart and dedication to IASI will truly be missed.

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We Need YOU and States in Play Update

Update from the Law & Regulations Committee: We Need YOU and States in Play Update. Learn more >>

Ida Rolf Memorial

The following was written by our invaluable community member Susan Shockett.

A re-occurring theme emerged this year of the need for reconciliation within our Structural Integration community, in order to move forward. The idea for a community event to bring us together was initiated in March, and was brought to life by Susan Shockett, with the help of Rey Allen and Anita Boser. In honor of Dr. Rolf’s birthday on May 19th, our Structural Integration reunion came about.

Our Memorial for Dr. Rolf was beautiful. It was a perfect summer day, sunny and warm. Woodlawn Cemetery, where we gathered at Ida Rolf’s gravesite, was lush with blooming trees and new growth. A small bouquet of flowers lay at the foot of the Rolf/ Demmerle plot, brought by Joy Belluzzi and Alan Demmerle, Dr. Rolf’s son.
Our Structural Integration community joined together on this day, June 7, 2015, with love and laughter. Our Tribute to Dr. Rolf in Bronx, NY was attended by over twenty SI’ers, as well as friends and family. Patrick Clough and his wife joined us, as did Robert Toporek from Philadelphia, William Kaye, Karen Crowe,  two SI’er babies, two dogs, and many more, including a random Brazilian woman (Priscilla Soto from DC’s air b&b host). In addition, over 100 members of our Structural Integration community joined us virtually to share tributes, and meditate on our shared future of SI, the work that Dr. Rolf conceived.

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