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Approaching Scoliosis through Perception & Movement
Monday, April 03, 2023, 11:00 AM to Monday, May 15, 2023, 1:30 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Approaching Scoliosis through Perception & Movement
Course Location: Zoom
Course Date(s): April 3, April 24, May 15, 2023
Course Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern US Time
Course Instructor(s): Rebecca Carli-Mills & Aline Newton
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: $300. + $75. administrative fee
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: (617)661-6409
IASI CE Credits: 17




Course Description: In this three-part virtual workshop, plus guided home study, we will explore Tonic Function, Hubert Godard's wide-ranging perspective on movement, as it is applied to working with scoliosis. Tonic Function speaks to the role of gravity, perception, coordination, and expression in each individual's embodied experience of living and being. Too often, a scoliosis diagnosis defines a person's embodiment, movement, and sense of self. In this workshop, we will explore perception, coordination, and movement as approaches for empowering our clients to find more joy, comfort, freedom, and agency - regardless if their spine is "side-bent" and "rotated" or not.Each Zoom session includes embodiment practices that give you tools to use for yourself and your clients, as well as case studies, presentations, and discussion of concepts to help you ground theory in practice. The Zoom sessions will be supplemented with video and reading assignments to deepen theoretical understanding and assist in the development of practice strategies.

Instructor Bio(s): Aline Newton, MA, is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and currently chairs the Rolf Movement™ Faculty. Aline has been Rolfing® since 1984. She has studied with Hubert Godard since 1990 and continues to be inspired by his perspective. She has written extensively and lectures on embodiment, breathing, and core stabilization. In addition to her private practice in Cambridge, MA, Aline teaches experiential anatomy at the Boston Conservatory’s Alexander Institute. www.alinenewton.comRebecca Carli-Mills MFA is a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and has served on the RISI Rolf Movement Faculty since 1994. She is a past Chairperson of the Rolf Movement faculty and ISMETA board member. Rebecca’s understanding of gravity and human movement potential is enriched by her long-time studies with Hubert Godard whose work provides the theoretical foundation that inspires her teaching. Rebecca holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Dance Performance & Choreography and a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training.