May 2018 Newsletter

IASI Monthly Newsletter

In This Issue...

2018 IASI Symposium: A Rousing Success!


Thank you to all IASI members and SI professionals who attended the 2018 IASI Symposium at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA, USA!

We are excited to have been able to offer this program to the SI community to help shape the future of Structural Integration. More than 120 attendees shared their excitement about being able to connect with others in the community, the opportunity to learn from the 23 presenters, and the chance to chat with the 10 engaging vendors. 

Hear What Attendees Had to Say

Learn more about the 2018 IASI Symposium by watching a few of the testimonial videos that new Board Member Manny Aragon took during the event. You can also check out more event photos on our Facebook page.

Be sure to keep an eye out for future Symposium plans! 

Profile on New IASI Recognized School: Morales Method® of Manual Therapy & Body Conditioning

Marty Morales is the founder of the Morales Method of Manual Therapy & Body Conditioning. This month Morales took some time to speak with IASI Member Megan Cox about traditional Structural Integration, The Morales Method®, and connecting students with resources in the digital age.

A Certified Advanced Rolfer, Morales came to SI by way of massage therapy, earning his MBA prior to that. Deep tissue instructor Art Riggs introduced Morales to the concept of SI. A few years after finally undergoing a Ten Series, he pursued training as a Rolfer and graduated from The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in 2008. As a practitioner and an educator, Morales shows great respect for the instructors who guided him through training: John Martine, Kevin McCoy, and Jan Sultan (respectively).

Morales and Cox spent some time musing on the importance of lineage in their training as SI practitioners, on the importance from learning directly from the source (or as close as possible), and Morales noted a particular turning point in his training with Sultan. Despite being a direct source of the “nuts and bolts” of Rolf’s work, Morales shared that Sultan helped expand his vision of SI from the traditional mold to something more personal.

"The way that he (Sultan) worked and his input into my work allowed me to imagine the possibility for a different interpretation of SI...I guess that’s what happens when one influence meets with an internal personality; there is a possibility for synthesis, a different version."

— Marty Morales 

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Member Spotlight


Name: Laurie Collins

Location of Practice: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas


School: Crestone College of Structural Integration and The Guild

Graduation Date: November 2017

What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

It's a constant learning process. I don't think I'll ever get to a point where I think "oh I've totally got this". Every client feels new, and I get the sense that it will be that way for years to come.

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?

Learning to speak clearly to potential clients about SI.

Would you like to share a success story?

A client told me the other day that the work is helping her hips. She's had double hip replacements and is finding more freedom and flexibility there after the first three sessions. That's a huge win in my book.

What makes you or your practice unique?

I come to this work without a massage background and at the ripe old age of 47. That means that I'm learning the quality of touch from SI practitioners up front, I am super aware of when I'm using bad mechanics, and I use wisdom learned from other pursuits like yoga, meditation, and dance to inform the work. I rely on the great training I received, my own intuition, as well as my own experiences receiving the work.

What are your hopes for the profession of SI?

That more people will come to experience it.

Upcoming CE Courses 

Structural-Visceral Integration: Cervical & Cranial Interrelationships (SVCC)
Los Angeles, CA | June 1–3, 2018

The Volumetric Thorax
Oahu, HI | June 13–17, 2018

Walpole, ME | July 1113, 2018

Soma Summer Intensive - Craniofacial Harmony - Understanding Systemic Relationships
Buckley, WA | July 1415, 2018

Moving Into, Through, and Beyond Trauma
Walpole, ME | July 1416, 2018

For our full list of IASI approved courses, please visit our online calendar.

Upcoming Certification Exams

South Bristol, ME, USA, Certification Exam for Structural Integration | June 23, 2018
Registration closes June 11, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Certification Exam for Structural Integration | December 6, 2018
Registration closes November 22, 2018

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