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Osaka, Japan - Five-Day Workshop in Japan - Exploring "Post-Ten" Work
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 5:00 PM JST
Category: International CE Courses


May 31 - June 5, 2018


Osaka, Japan


125,000-175,000¥ depending on enrollment
Includes fee for professional English-Japanese interpretation.

See website for details.

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Yasutaka Okada
[email protected]
+81 (0)72-457-8701

Five-Day Workshop in Japan - Exploring "Post-Ten" Work

Hosted by Japanese Institute of Structural Integration

Instructors: Neal Powers, Assistant Yasutaka Okada

Credits:  35

Course Description:


  • To practice palpating and recognizing the physical characteristics of skeletal and myofascial strain.
  • To develop an understanding of integration by refining the tactile ability to evaluate the transmission of vertical and horizontal movement through the segments of the body.
  • To develop strategies for post ten sessions

As we all know, we accumulate strain over time. We then adapt to this strain through various compensations and behavioral patterns of movement. These patterns reinforce the strain. We live with these patterns of strain until they manifest into chronic or acute situations that demand our attention.
Strain has two significant characteristics.

  1. Strain has a weight all its own. It feels heavy.
  2. Strain inhibits movement. Movement occurs around an area of strain.

Integration also has two significant characteristics.

  1. Integration is light. It accepts pressure.
  2. Integration provides a transmission of vertical and horizontal movement throughout the body.

Each workshop is designed to practice both the evaluation of structural strain as well as developing strategies for integration. From these basic principles, one also develops strategies for post ten sessions.

Instructor Bios: 

Neal received his basic training and advanced training with Dr. Rolf starting in 1971 at Esalen. He became a member of the faculty of the Rolf Institute in 1980, served as the RISI’s president for six years, and became an Honorary Life Member. In 1991 Neal left the Rolf Institute along with Peter Melchior, Emmett Hutchins, Stacey Mills, and others to found the Guild for Structural Integration. Until recently he was the Guild’s president and he continues to teach for the Guild in the United States, the European Guild, and the Japanese Guild.

Neal has a great ability to clearly deliver the principles and theories of the SI work, and with his amazing sense of humor, strong spiritual base, and family base, he has become a guiding light for many practitioners. He has devoted his life to spreading the theory and practice of Dr. Rolf’s work to his many students around the world. He has taught in China, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, and across the United States and Canada.

Since 1973 Neal has maintained a private practice in San Francisco. In 1988 he was part of a study group that researched the effects of Structural Integration on ice skaters. The report can be downloaded here. Neal’s modesty with respect to our work may have kept him out of the limelight of the SI community – thus few people know that he helped set a world record in 2005. This event raised $50,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.