Return to Catalog
Visceral Integration: Abdominopelvic Interrelationships photo


To Register, email Bruce at

$250 Deposit secures registration.
Zelle: Phone Number - 310-395-3555
Payment options available upon enrollment
Early Bird pricing is $595 if paid in full 30 days prior.

$250 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

Payment is due in full before the first day of class.

Refunds are given up to 45 days before the first day of class minus the deposit.
CE Credits
3 Elective CE credits
2212 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA


Class Info

Sundance Physical Therapy
2212 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

October 11-13, 2024
Friday October 11, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday October 12, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday October 13, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Non-DIRI Affiliated courses are offered by non-faculty members who have completed their Advanced Training. Certificates are issued by the member for Elective CE Credit. Inquire with the member regarding NCBTMB approval.

About the Course

Approaching the viscera in the same contextual framework as 'recipe' sessions 1-6, this in-person class bridges the container and the contents. Ideal for beginners, Visceral Integration is a user-friendly direct technique approach to visceral mobilization. The class focuses on the practitioner's clinical reasoning skills, body mechanics, and practical manual therapy techniques targeting the organs of the abdominopelvic cavity. Lectures and anatomy review set-up the hands-on table work and supervision.

Generally following the three-dimensional trail of the larger visceral ligaments associated with the Gastrointestinal Track, visceral structures covered include the small intestine, cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure, liver, gall bladder, transverse colon, stomach, spleen, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, urinary bladder, lesser and greater omentum, root of the mesentery, and parietal peritoneum. Structural components include the respiratory diaphragm, pelvis, sacrum, coccyx, lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, transverses abdominus, iliacus, psoas, QL.

Visceral Integration expands the SI Practitioner's skill set in working with core/sleeve dynamics and critical Structural-Visceral Interrelationships. This class supports your preexisting practice and provides new tools and techniques for working with tricky clients, the whole body, and the whole person. The objective is systems anatomy structural integration.

About the Instructor

Bruce Schonfeld is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® & Certified Rolf Movement® Integration Practitioner. He has taken the Advanced Rolfing® training with Jan Sultan and Michael Salveson three times. Originally Certified as a Rolfer and Rolf Movement Teacher in 1994, Bruce maintains a client-centered practice in Santa Monica working both inside and outside the recipe. Bruce specializes in troubleshooting and problem-solving tricky pain and orthopedic problems from structural, functional, and biopsychosocial perspectives.

Bruce has studied Visceral Osteopathy and Visceral Manipulation Technique extensively since 1996 including 300+ hours directly with Jean-Pierre Barral DO. Bruce has studied VM with Alain Croibier DO, Didier Prat DO, Alain Gehin DO, Claudia Kohn DO, Olivier Bazin DO, A.J. de Koning DO, Marc Naudin DO, Rene Assink DO, Bonnie Gintis DO, Mark Bookhout PT, Dee Ahern PT, and has assisted VM extensively with Gail Wetzler PT. Bruce has assisted Judy Russell PT and Peter Coppola PT with the Barral Institute's Visceral Dissection classes for many years. Bruce has studied Visceral Mobilization with Certified Advanced Rolfers Jan Sultan, Christoph Sommer, Peter Schwind, Jeffrey Maitland, and Liz Gaggini.

Bruce is the Director / Producer of the Documentary Series The Secret Life of Fascia.