September 2017 Newsletter

Early Registration is now open for the 2018 IASI Symposium!

September 28, 2017 

IASI Newsletter

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Early Symposium Registration is Open!

IASI is Excited to Bring Back the Symposium!

IASI has been hard at work planning for the 2018 IASI Symposium and the Symposium Committee couldn't be more excited to invite all SI practitioners, educators, and supporters from around the world to join us in Vancouver, WA, USA this coming April.

Early Bird Rates

Member: $495 | Student: $245 | Non-Member: $625

REGISTER TODAY!


Symposium Speaker Deadline Extended

In our ongoing effort to strengthen the SI community by integrating emerging scientific information through the exchange of ideas and approaches, IASI is looking for informative session ideas! The two-day Symposium will offer two 75-minute general sessions and eighteen 75-minute breakout sessions over the course of the two days. The Symposium schedule also includes an optional 3-hour workshop on Sunday morning with the potential for pre-Symposium workshops on Thursday.

Learn more and fill out our Presenter Application today!


Call for Articles, Case Studies, and Peer Reviewers

 

IASI is seeking new articles and case studies for the 2018 IASI Yearbook of Structural Integration.

Articles and case studies are accepted throughout the year and are later peer-reviewed. We are currently seeking content that would add to the body of knowledge of the theory and practice of Structural Integration (SI). We encourage submissions from both practitioners and teachers.

Learn more about this opportunity and please contact Yearbook editor Daniel Akins if you would like to submit content for the Yearbook or if you would like to volunteer to be part of the peer-review panel.


Member Spotlight

 

Name:  Jennifer Clark, RMT, BCSI

Location of Practice:  Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

School: Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI),
Walpole, ME, USA

Graduation Date:  December 2016

What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

My SI practice has gifted me with the opportunity to make intimate, meaningful contact with people beyond the exterior masks we often wear. I love seeing who people really are, which cannot be disguised well in movement. Our bodies are intelligent teachers. Many people don’t know that. So I love watching my clients become curious as they explore the new and previously undiscovered territory of their own bodies. A new body discovered in the same body.

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?

I love practicing Structural Integration, and it is really important to me that I am doing something where I feel I am being of service, especially considering the weight of our suffering planet. But when you’re passionate about your profession, balancing work with your personal life can get tricky. Trying to maintain the commitment to my profession while also nurturing my family, as well as myself, is a challenge I navigate every day.

Would you like to share a success story?

By the time people reach my office they have often tried a plethora of other therapies that haven't helped them. Hopelessness is an emotion I see on many faces. After completing session one of the series with a plane crash survivor, a combination of relief, excitement, and hope flooded his face. He hugged me with such genuine gratitude. It doesn’t get any more rewarding than that.

What makes you or your practice unique?

I am fascinated with the complexity of our human structure, especially our physical anatomy. I work as part of a medical fitness facility that services a clientele with diverse and often difficult health challenges - everything from chronic disease to severe accident trauma. Over the last year, I have begun to integrate the “neurovascularly informed” techniques of KMI teacher Kirstin Schumaker into my practice. I have a somewhat photographic memory and a penchant for detail that enables me to locate areas of restriction previously undiscovered. The results of which have created profound and lasting change that my clients haven't been able to find elsewhere in our local medical community.

What are your hopes for the profession of Structural Integration?

I would love to see every Structural Integrator become an IASI member. Here in British Columbia, registered massage therapists have a similar association that lobbies the government and educates the public on the efficacy of its work. This association has made the profession more respected, more recognized, and has increased the public's ability to access its services. I believe IASI has the ability to do the same for Structural Integrators. Recognition as a distinct profession will be easier if we are unified.


Upcoming CE Courses 

Low Back Pain/the Lumbar Pelvic Joint Restriction Algorithm | New Orleans, LA | September 29 - October 1, 2017

Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments | Chicago, IL | September 29 - October 1, 2017

Functional Methods Module 1 | Boston, MA | October 12-14, 2017

Module 1 Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments | Eugene, OR | October 26-28, 2017

The Way for Translation of 10 Recipe of SI into the Movement with the Art of Yield | Tokyo, Japan | November 14-17, 2017

For our full list of IASI approved courses, please visit our online calendar.


Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Boulder, CO | November 10, 2017
Registration closes October 27, 2017

Certification Exam | Boulder, CO | December 8, 2017
Registration closes November 24, 2017

IASI International Association of Structural Integrators
[email protected] |1-855-253-IASI (4274) | www.theiasi.net

 

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