August 2017 Newsletter

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August 25, 2017 

IASI Newsletter

In this issue...

IASI Video Repository

A How To Video

This month's video comes to us from Manny Aragon with The Rolf Workshop: Center for Structural Performance.

Manny's video provides insight into the process of producing, making, and marketing your own SI videos.


Submit Your Own IASI Video

We are grateful to our contributors thus far, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our profession by building our video repository (a members-only resource). If you have an idea for a video, please contact [email protected] with a short description!

IASI Yearbook Updates

IASI is excited to announce Dan Akins as our new Yearbook Editor! Dan has a strong background in academic writing, as well as a passion and vision for the SI profession that will enable us to continue to produce quality Yearbooks.

We are actively seeking articles for next year’s publication. Please contact Dan with questions or ideas at [email protected].  

Welcome aboard, Dan!

IASI would also like to note that Yearbook ad prices have changed. To view the changes and to submit an advertisement, please visit our webpage


IASI 2018 Symposium: Call for Presenters!


Planning for the IASI Symposium in Vancouver, Washington, April 27-29, 2018 is well underway and the IASI Board of Directors couldn't be more excited!

The Symposium Committee is currently seeking Industry professionals who are interested in presenting topics related to Structural Integration and tying into the 2018 Symposium theme: "Who Are We Now? Working Systemically in a Symptomatic World."

If you are interested in being a presenter, please follow the link below to submit an application. We look forward to hearing from you! 


The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2017.

Questions? Feel free to contact Kirstin Fossum, Symposium Chair or
the IASI Office for any questions or topic suggestions.


Member Spotlight

Name:  Theresa Costello, Ph.D., PT, CMT, CSI
Location of Practice:  
     Formerly: Waynesboro, VA USA
     Currently: Assen, The Netherlands
Email:  t[email protected]
School:  KMI, Walpole, ME, USA
Graduation Date:  June 2015

What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

It is life-changing work both for the client and for me!

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?

Setting up an SI practice was easy once I connected with other SI practitioners, medical professional, and clients. They understood the benefits of SI bodywork and referred clients/patients who could commit to and benefit from it.

I am now living in the Netherlands and am in the process of setting up an SI practice here. The biggest challenges right now are learning the language/culture and finding out how to have my credentials recognized here in the Netherlands. There is a large European network of Rolfers, including some here in the Netherlands. Currently, there are three other KMI practitioners residing here. I look forward to getting to know my fellow Dutch and European SI practitioners!

Would you like to share a success story?

What is universal/international about SI bodywork is that everyone and anyone can benefit from it. It brings me great joy to watch people become "more comfortable in their own skin" and take back their lives, especially when challenged with chronic pain/dysfunction. One of my elderly clients in the U.S. was so excited to be able to walk again without an assistive device. She reported she had been to many other practitioners prior, including other SI practitioners. However, I was the only one who was able to successfully address her challenges. Here in the Netherlands, I informally treated a young Dutchman who injured his back playing sports. He, too, had been to other practitioners and was convinced he would have to accept his chronic back pain/dysfunction. He was so pleased and excited when his discomfort was gone and he had his normal functional mobility back.

What makes you or your practice unique?

My background offers a unique combination of real-life experiences in a wide variety of U.S. and international settings. I have over 20 years work experience as a physical therapist, massage therapist, and SI practitioner. I also have a Ph.D. in Community Psychology. This social science experience helps me to understand the personal, practical, and the scientific aspects of practicing SI. My ability to establish a relationship and connection with my clients adds a great richness to their SI experience and helps them understand how to relate to themselves better in a physical, emotional, and spiritual way.  

What are your hopes for the profession of Structural Integration?

It would be great if we truly were an international association of SI practitioners with the ability for credentials and experience to easily cross borders and allow participation in continuing education and advanced training programs without having to retrain and/or backtrack.

Upcoming CE Courses 

Advanced Review Workshop Series | Salt Lake City, UT | September 2-7, 2017

Scoliosis Workshop for Structural Integrators | Buckley, WA | September 12-14, 2017

The Ribs and Their Relationships | Watertown, MA | September 22-24, 2017

Low Back Pain/the Lumbar Pelvic Joint Restriction Algorithm | New Orleans, LA | September 29-October 1, 2017

Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments | Chicago, IL | September 29-October 1, 2017

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

Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Brooklyn, NY | September 23, 2017
Registration closes Friday, September 8, 2017.

Certification Exam | Laguna Beach, CA | September 24, 2017
Registration closes Friday, September 8, 2017.

IASI International Association of Structural Integrators
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