Fascial mobilization is a uniquely effective strategy for integrating structure. At the same time, fascial work can overshadow what lies behind its effectiveness. Posture integrates because of inherent Body Movement Intelligence, something Ida Rolf defined in specific terms. This workshop is a chance to clarify what inherent body movement intelligence is, and to learn how:
Rolf's series reflects an astute summary of how human architecture is designed to move and meet demand. Rolf's 10 session recipe builds a step by step restoration of competent function, through differentiation of the body's sensory and motor maps.
Self-care can be designed to mirror the goals of the series. Rolf's goals can be evoked in the absence of fascial mobilization.
We can clarify these goals and how to evoke them across a broad spectrum of clients and situations, on and off the table.
We demonstrate the values of the SI series at each step, so clients are educated to understand the point of each session's work and its application to life's challenges.
In this course we learn to feel and teach the natural truth of the structural integration series as perceptive/coordinative experience and build the embodiment that supports us to teach it. Each day we will move together, as a group, in pairs, and individually, in order to build an essential movement vocabulary for SI work.
As a clear, step by step reference guide and for easy future recall, students will be provided with an illustrated booklet containing detailed descriptions of all the material presented.
About the Instructor
Per Haaland is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Instructor. He received his basic Rolfing® training in 1989 and completed his advanced training with Jan Sultan and Jeff Maitland in 1994. Per has also trained in visceral and neural manipulation and is a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist. Studies with Hubert Godard and Kevin Frank shape his understanding of structural integration as interactive somatic education, highlighting perceptual and coordinative processes. In his approach to Structural Integration and Movement Education, Per also draws extensively from his background as a professional dancer and choreographer.
As a teacher, Per is patient, approachable and thorough, helping his students reach deeper levels of embodiment while gaining sophisticated manual therapy skills and a solid understanding of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of SI. Per lives in Santa Cruz, CA and maintains a private practice there and in Los Gatos, CA.