November 2017 Newsletter

In this Issue...

I Love My SI Family – A Message from Kirstin Fossum

I have great respect for other professions, and I appreciate all the knowledge and effort those professions require. I find so much joy interfacing with other SI practitioners, and feel, frankly, a bit spoiled to be part of the IASI team because it affords me the opportunity to connect with an ever-increasing number of amazing folks. I love learning from you and alongside you, love connecting deeply and authentically with you, love hearing your different perspectives and sharing enthusiasm and love for our work.
I love my SI family.

So this is a thank you to all of my fellow SI peeps…those of you working in relative isolation in your offices, changing the lives of your clients through conscientious, authentic, and impeccable work; those of you who share – whether through trainings, webinars, ongoing classes, or other projects – your knowledge and insights, thereby expanding my world of understanding; those who work intensively and quietly in the background to keep IASI and CBSI specifically, and SI generally, moving forward; and those who are vulnerable about their struggles and ask for support in public ways like Facebook. THANK YOU for all you’re doing.

Over the past few months, as I’ve been the IASI Yearbook Editor, VP, and Symposium Chair, I have had the great privilege to get to know many of you. The phone calls, emails, classes, events, and trainings have all yielded such growth and insights for me. Thank you to those who make those things possible, and for your generous and kind sharing of knowledge, technique, and spirit.

IASI can’t exist without you, and we need to connect with each other to keep our profession alive and well. Please let us know how IASI is working for you, what you’d like to see happen, how you’d like to contribute, and the great things you’re doing that we may have missed.

Kirstin Fossum, IASI Vice President | [email protected] | 206.383.3938

2018 Symposium - Early Registration Ends Soon!


IASI invites all SI practitioners, educators, and supporters from around the world to join us in Vancouver, WA, USA this April. Check out the exciting Symposium Schedule we have planned and make sure you lock in the discounted early registration rate. 


Prices will go up after December 15, 2017!

IASI Video Repository

How-To Video: Part 3

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

This is Manny's third video providing 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!

Member Spotlight


Name: Maria "Andrea" Montera SI, APP, LMT

Location of Practice: Hillsboro, Oregon


School: NW Center for Structural Integration (Portland)

Graduation Date: 2016

What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

I love that the work is both vast and precise at the same time. SI constantly asks me to shift, refine, and ground my sight, presence, and touch.

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?

Trusting the work. I had been in practice and teaching for many years before becoming a Structural Integrator. The training shredded everything I thought I knew.

Would you like to share a success story?

I had a client come in with testicular pain that alternated from right to left, was intermittent and debilitating. He had seen an orthopedist and was considering surgery; there was suspicion of stenosis in L-5. He is a longtime MMA athlete, mostly Jiu-Jitsu. We discovered that the action of wrapping his legs around his opponent and straining/moving from said position had contributed to what seemed like a "tying down" of his tailbone and fairly unique disorganization of the pelvis...and subsequent patterning of the entire system. He and his wife were also struggling with infertility. The series was successful, his symptoms were resolved by session 8, and, upon a follow-up, he's now a proud papa.

What makes you or your practice unique?

I utilize flower essences (Bach Flower) to support the somatic piece: When indicated, I'll create a custom topical spray blend of flower essences and essential oils that we use in the session, and then I give it to the client for home use. They work extremely well to clear, ground, and support the client in the process.

What are your hopes for the profession of Structural Integration?

It is on a near daily basis that I explain what Structural Integration is - to clients, the public, doctors, and chiropractors. It is my hope, for our community and for the public, that as our research and presence grow, specific interventions can be defined, legitimatizing SI as a viable healthcare modality within the ruling paradigm of western medicine.

Upcoming CE Courses 

Advanced Review Workshop Series. 10 Series, Cadaver Anatomy Review and Dissection  
Salt Lake City, UT | December 6-8, 2017

Fascial Dissection Workshop 
Tempe, AZ,| January 8-12, 2018

Advanced Training the Classic Five Series of Structural Integration
Franklin, TN | January 8-13, 2018

Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments Module 1 
Chicago, IL | January 12-14, 2018

Module 2 Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments
Eugene, OR | January 18-20, 2018

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

Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Hosted at 2018 Symposium, Vancouver, WA, USA | April 26, 2018
Registration closes April 12, 2018

Certification Exam | Laguna Beach, CA, USA  | June 9, 2018
Registration closes May 25, 2018

IASI Yearbook - Ad Submissions

IASI is seeking ad submissions for the 2018 ASI Yearbook of Structural Integration. We encourage submissions from practitioners, teachers, and vendors. Learn more about ad guidelines and submission instructions today.

Submit Your Ad Today


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