Dr. Ida Rolf Institute - Event Information

Event Name:RMW3.19 Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Event Type(s):Continuing Education
Rolf Movement Training
  June 21-23, 2019
June 25-27, 2019
9am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm
Course Number:
  Kevin Frank
+ $30 administrative fee
CE Credits:
  6 Rolf Movement Credits
45 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours
Class Info:
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Housing onsite is $50 pp/pn in the cottage and $30 pp/pn to tent on the property. Contact Kevin Frank for more information.
There are private accommodations nearby as well.
Event Date:6/21/2019
Event Time:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern
Location:Resources in Movement Studio
5 Franks Ln
Holderness, NH 03245

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Contact Person:Kevin Frank
(phone: 603-968-9585)
Details:This course offers one of the missing pieces in Rolf's recipe: explicit consideration of how the goals and steps in doing structural integration translate into improved body stability and capacity for self care. This course addresses stability from Rolf's view that there is such a thing as normal body behavior; human bodies have inherent capacity to respond efficiently and effectively to physical and psychological challenge. We can find stability and express lengthening at the same time.

Topics include:
  • What does normal stability look and feel like?
  • How do anatomical structures contribute to stabilization?
  • Where does stabilization fit into an SI series?
  • How does self-care embed into each session of a series?
  • How does one clarify and deepen the pre-movement moment in changing coordination?
  • How do clients learn to discern and value non-efforted stability?
Each day is a combination of theory, demonstration, partnered exploration: and also integrative movement to allow what one learns to anchor and integrate more fully.

The work is founded on the Tonic Function model which posits that structural integration is based on five types of structure: physical structure, coordinative structure, perceptive structure, meaning structure, and expressive structure. We learn to see how each type of structure may, at any given moment, be a "pin" that fixates capacity and limits adaptability.

Tonic function differentiates stability approaches based on effort and unhelpful use of phasic motor units from stability based on a nuanced and natural response of our tonic system.

Kevin Frank (Instructor) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement® Practitioner and Rolf Movement® Instructor at RISI. He has worked with the Godard-derived Tonic Function Model since 1991 and has written on this topic from 1995 to the present. Kevin advocates for an information system view of structural integration to help bring this field of SI into congruence with modern understanding of motor control and perceptive/coordinative processes.

Caryn McHose (Assistant) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner. She is the collaborator for Bodystories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, and The Place of Dance, by Andrea Olsen and is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. Caryn has taught perceptual approaches to movement education for over 45 years.
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