Full course description

Dates/Times:
  June 2-4 2017
Course Number:
  CE23.17
Instructor(s):
  Michael Polon
Cost:
  $565 + $30 administrative fee
CE Credits:
  3 Required Intermediate Credits
Class Info:
   

Location:
The Rolf Institute
5055 Chaparral Court
Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301

Our work with the sleeve in the first three sessions can be profound in the determining the overall potential of the Ten-Series. The sleeve is our interface between inner and outer worlds and a primary source of information as to how a body will organize its postural and movement patterns. A detailed progression through the surface is critical to our work as many of the body’s persistent holding patterns are rooted in surface strain. Unwrapping the sleeve creates significant changes in proprioception, joint function, alignment, coordination, movement expression, and pain patterns while paving the way for powerful results later sessions in the series.

This class will include the latest science of different touch mechanisms and build bridges to our classic understanding of why our work is so effective. We will cover approaches ranging from direct to indirect, from firm to gentle, for unwinding the surface layers that fit right in to the goals of sessions 1, 2, and 3. There will be a focus on palpatory clarity and interactive manual techniques that specifically benefit the unique anatomy of the sleeve.

Things you are likely to learn:

  • the anatomy of the superficial tissue layers
  • the physiology of touch and perception
  • the interactions between the sleeve and global postural and movement responses
  • how to palpate and work with the sleeve with more clarity and confidence
  • clarity around working “deeply” on the surface
  • how to boost the potential of your ten-series work!

After almost 20 years of study, Michael Polon still has the same beginner’s excitement when it comes to exploring the art, science, theory, and practice of his work. Michael began studying at The Rolf Institute in 1998 and has been in the classroom ever since. He started teaching in 2001 and completed his first Advanced Training in 2003. Through consistent teaching and continuing education, Michael learns more about what's possible with this work each year. His enthusiastic curiosity of how things work fuels his passion for understanding how anatomy/physiology, movement/posture, pain, therapeutic alliance and healing potential come together with Rolfing SI.