This Continuing Education class is open to practitioners of Structural Integration who have graduated from an approved IASI school.
We, as Structural Integrators have many moments in the ten series and post ten work to intervene and structurally change the aging process. Many of our clients are concerned with the process of aging and we can talk about this and affect it in our sessions.
This workshop will teach functionally and structurally how to work with the patterns that we can influence structurally and with awareness training. We will look at all the structural components of the body in gravity and in the SG and PG that when not addressed in their loss of function or ease, can lead to a structural breakdown that looks and feels like aging. We will learn the fascial and joint articulations that can be worked with to increase agility, contra lateral movement and movement in all three planes and particularly in the spine.
About the Instructor
Valerie Berg trained in 1987 with Peter Melchior and Nicholas French. She is a big proponent of teaching the classical Ten-Series to beginning students, as this is where a lot of our thinking and development occurs that takes us deeper into the work. The nuances and advanced work come later developing out of knowing the territory of the ten series work. She worked in Guatemala for five years in the '90s and was exposed to the trauma of war and violence thus began studying Peter Levine’s trauma work.
Valerie developed a workshop called Structural Aging which came from feeling the results the first time she was Rolfed at 25 years old. The joy of moving our bodies with freedom and no pain is what gives us the sense of being alive and young, not our age. Over the years she has focused on all the patterns that break us down to make us feel or look old.
She has been teaching for 20 years and received her bachelor’s degree in Education and Modern dance. She is also a Rolf Movement Practitioner trained by Hubert Godard.
She has been practicing full time in Albuquerque, NM for 32 years and now travels to San Diego and has a part time practice there.