Perceptive Core Stability
A Six Day Course with Kevin Frank
June 25 - July 1, 2014 (June 28 is a day off)
Offered as Rolf Movement® CE and as part of the Rolf Movement® Certification Series *
The Rolfing® Structural Integration series touches on but doesn’t fully address core stability, leaving unresolved issues that fascial and spinal manipulation can’t truly repair. Stability is part of healthy coordination and healthy coordination is restored with rehabilitation based on perception-based movement.
· Perceptive core stability is an experiential course to understand the coordinative basis for structural integration; and why conventional core stability programs often fail to help people with musculoskeletal complaints and fail to rehabilitate people from injuries and surgeries.
· Chronic back, hip, and neck pain are indicative of chronic instability. In this workshop we will cover the theory and practice of working with stability issues in all phases of doing structural integration.
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· Genuine core stability is a natural expression of our being, and demonstrates a cardinal rule of structural integration:
as our body meets demand, it gets longer rather than shorter; it gets more spacious rather than contracted.
· Perceptive core stability helps us learn to use perception to remap the body and the “action space” so the
“movement brain” can make efficient and pleasurable choices to meet daily demands.
Each day of the workshop will involve theory, perceptive movement, and application to the fascial series, on the table, seated, standing and meeting familiar daily loads. Self-care exercises will be slowed down so we learn them from the inside out. Each day is about helping you understand how you learn. Our job is to help others learn skills that are new and, at first, counterintuitive.
Mail to: Resources in Movement,
5 Franks Ln, Holderness, NH 03245.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 603 968-9585
Workshop held at Resources in Movement Studio in Holderness, NH, on the shore of White Oak Pond, a quiet lake in Central NH. Nearest airports are Manchester, NH (MHT) and Boston, MA (BOS).
Housing available on site for $50 pp/pn. Nearby motel/B &B accommodations can be found at www.visitsquam.com
Kevin Frank is an Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement ® Instructor. He has worked with the tonic function approach to structural integration since 1991 and writes articles on this work. (http://www.resourcesinmovement.com/Archive.htm) He is the co-author (with Caryn McHose) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. In addition to his work with Hubert Godard, Kevin’s sources include the embodiment processes of Continuum (Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper), the meditative inquiry work of Toni Packer, and Zen practice at the Rochester Zen Center. He also is informed by the perceptual movement work of Caryn McHose.
*Rolf Movement® Certification is now offered in the U.S. as a 30-day program comprised of workshops on topics central to the skills and embodiment for a Rolf Movement Practitioner. Details on the U.S. Rolf Movement Certification Program at www.rolf.org or by contacting the U.S. Rolf Movement Instructors.