This class is one of two complementary workshops in which we will examine the relationships between the thorax and the pelvis. While we will utilize some more common models of seeing and understanding such as the Two Way Operator model and the functional model of G and G', we will ground all of our discussions and interventions in a three-dimensional "Volumetric" approach. This will enable us to see beyond the traditional model of Fascial Layers to a fully three-dimensional understanding of the relationships between the different elements that make up our structure.
The scope of this class is broad, as we will be looking at the role of organs, nerves, vessels, fluids, the musculoskeletal system, and perceptual systems in our structure and function. The information will be presented in an easy to follow manner, and you can expect to develop a more holistic view of the body, as well as better tools to facilitate integration.
I will give balanced attention to both conceptual and experiential understanding, so participants can expect to come out of the class with both practical skills as well as a clear understanding of the rationale behind each intervention.
About the Instructor
Juan David Vélez is a Faculty member for the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® and has been teaching in all phases of the basic training for over twenty years. His passion lies in the philosophical framework of the work. As a teacher, his goal is for students to understand the material with a depth and clarity that allows the material to be a launching pad for their own creativity.