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Los Angeles, CA - Structural-Visceral Integration: Cervical & Cranial Interrelationships (SVCC)
Friday, June 01, 2018, 5:00 PM to Sunday, June 03, 2018, 5:30 PM PST
Category: National CE Courses


June 1-3, 2018
Friday: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


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

(Attn: Friday, June 1st MIGHT change to a different venue)


Early Bird: $695.00 (60 days in advance)
Regular: $795.00

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Bruce Schonfeld
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Structural-Visceral Integration: Cervical & Cranial Interrelationships (SVCC) 

Instructors: Jan Sultan & Bruce Schonfeld

IASI CE Credits:  Category 1: 19 Hours | 3 required intermediate credits

Course Description:

What is the nature of the interface of structure and viscera and how does it impact the practice of Structural Integration? - Jan Sultan

In this class, we will examine the intricate interrelationships of the neck and head that underlie Dr. Rolf’s 7th Session. Especially in the context of competent musculoskeletal and biopsychosocial care, visceral restrictions can be a key underlying issue involved in physical dysbalance. The incorporation of organs and membranes into the SI Practitioner's critical thinking, troubleshooting, and hands-on technique, further deepens one's understanding of Dr. Rolf’s classic recipe. With systems anatomy in mind, SVCC addresses more of the whole body and whole person, deepens the core/sleeve dynamic and expands our skill set of the manual therapy component. SVCC primarily balances the reciprocal tension membrane of the craniosacral system with it's surrounding hard frame components, this class deals with both the container and the contents. In this way, neuromyofascial and neuroarticular considerations related to the cranium, sacrum, neck, jaw, and face will be addressed. Appropriate for beginners and seasoned SI practitioners alike, SVCC is consistent with a “Principle-Centered Approach" to SI, as developed by Sultan, Salveson, and Maitland. Students will learn clinically effective assessment skills and manipulation techniques. Students will take home a deepened appreciation and approach to the 7th Hour as well as Pre/Post-10-Series skills in working with the head and neck. The workshop will move between lecture, video, demonstration, and supervision during hands-on exchanges.

Speaker Bios:

Jan & Bruce Having both studied Visceral Manipulation/Osteopathy with French Osteopaths Didier Prat DO, Alain Croibier DO, Olivier Bazin DO, and Jean-Pierre Barral DO directly, Jan and Bruce will provide a broad spectrum of experience, theory, and techniques to promote systemic motion continuity across the structural-visceral continuum. The goal is systems symbiosis.

Jan Sultan first trained with Ida Rolf in 1969 and was invited by her to teach in 1975. Jan took his first class with Jean-Pierre Barral in 1987. A voracious student and lifelong learner, Jan has studied manual therapeutics of the organs, membranes and nervous system over a lifetime.

Bruce Schonfeld was Certified in Rolfing Structural Integration in 1994. Fascinated by gross dissection and the inter-relationship between the container and its contents, he has studied Visceral Osteopathy since 1996. Bruce took his first class with Jean-Pierre Barral in 2000 and has logged over 300 hours with him directly since then. Bruce has taken the Rolf Institute's Advanced Training 3 times and has assisted basic and advanced trainings. Currently, Bruce is thrilled to be a part of the Fascia Research team transforming anatomical dissections focused on fascia into plastination art/education exhibits in conjunction with Gunter Von Hagens and his Plastinarium in Guben Germany.