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RMW4.19 Tonic Function Model of Rolf Movement: Study Group is a Course

RMW4.19 Tonic Function Model of Rolf Movement: Study Group

Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2019

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$950 Enroll

Full course description

Dates/Times:     September 5-7. 2019
                       September 9-11, 2019
                       9am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm
Course Number:  RMW4.19
Instructor:         Kevin Frank
Cost:                $900
                        + $50 administration fee. 
CE Credits: 6 Rolf Movement Credits
                   45 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours
Class Info: Contact Kevin Frank
       or (603) 968-9585
                visit to see and learn about housing venue on site

Resources in Movement Studio
5 Franks Ln
Holderness, NH 03245

Tonic Function is Godard's term for how gravity response is central to the physiological basis of structural integration; and, in fact, all matters of posture and coordination. Tonic function explains how and why structural integration exceeds the limits of conventional manual therapy--The body is a movement system founded on gravity response. The body has its own sub-cortical language; it's useful to learn to speak it. Tonic function posits structural integration as composed of five aspects of structure: physical structure, perceptual structure, coordinative structure, meaning structure, and expressive structure. Tonic function links physical stability and psychological stability; they are linked by the way gravity response informs the body's interest in security.

Study group is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in ongoing learning and is intended for those who have made a commitment to teaching and incorporating a tonic function approach to movement, into their lives and work. It represents community interested in deepening the skills and embodiment that makes it possible to be an effective spokesperson for a complex but fascinating topic-- the art of using movement to evoke the goals of Rolf's work. Each meeting addresses challenges that each of us face in private practice and teaching classes, as one innovates the field of structural integration. The inspiration for a study group approach derives, in part, from groups Godard started in the US, Brazil, and Europe.

Enrollment: Priority will be given to practitioners/movement teachers who have previously taken 12 days of tonic function centered Rolf Movement courses or by written permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited to 14.

Venue will be the Resources in Movement Studio in Holderness, NH. The studio is on the same property as a large summer cottage by the shore of White Oak Pond, in central New Hampshire.

Kevin Frank (Instructor) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement® Practitioner and Rolf Movement® Instructor at RISI. He has worked with the Godard-derived Tonic Function Model since 1991 and has written on this topic from 1995 to the present. Kevin advocates for an information system view of structural integration to help bring this field of SI into congruence with modern understanding of motor control and perceptive/coordinative processes.

Caryn McHose (Assistant) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner. She is the collaborator for Bodystories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, and The Place of Dance, by Andrea Olsen and is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. Caryn has taught perceptual approaches to movement education for over 45 years.