Full course description

Dates/Times:
  September 22, 23 & 24; 2017
9 am – 6 pm
Course Number:
  CE27.17
Instructor(s):
  Tessy Brungardt
Cost:
  $570 + $30 administrative fee
Early bird registration: $540 by Aug 11
CE Credits:
  3 Required Intermediate Credits
Class Info:
  Garret Whitney; garetwhitney@comcast.net;
please include your phone number in your e-mail
Location:
22 Mount Auburn St., #10
Watertown, MA  

The ribs are a primary protective and organizing aspect of the thorax. With several joints to the spine and the sternum for each rib, and with the attachment of many other structures to them, including myofascial, visceral and the shoulder girdle, they are part of a very complex system. Because of their central importance, and their direct relationship to the breath, disorganization of the ribs can cause deep and system wide difficulties. That system can be difficult to understand and work with effectively.

In this class we will discuss the anatomy and functional aspects of the ribs and their relationships to neighboring structures. We will explore how rib disorganization affects these structures and how these structures affect the ribs. We will study the implications of breathing fixations and trauma on rib organization. And, we will learn specific manipulation techniques for resolving these issues to bring the whole system to a higher function.

This class will include lectures, demonstrations, pracitcums, and exchanges of sessions.

Tessy Brungardt received her B.A. in environmental Biology in 1976. Once introduced to Rolfing® SI in 1979, she was inspired to take her exploration into the human realm. She became an Advanced Rolfing®Instructor in 2002, and maintains a practice in Baltimore, Maryland USA.