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Working with Movement in Gravity: The Theory of Tonic Function
Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:00 AM to Monday, November 22, 2021, 1:15 PM EDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Working with Movement in Gravity: The Theory of Tonic Function
Course Location: Virtual Course
Course Date(s): Mondays, 9/13/21 - 11/22/21
Course Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Course Instructor(s): Aline Newton & Rebecca Carli-Mills
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: $495. + $75. administrative fee (early-bird $465. + $75. by August 15)
Registration Process: Contact Aline Newton to hold your spot: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 617-661-6409
IASI CE Credits: 0



Course Description: Tonic Function refers to Hubert Godard’s wide-ranging perspective on movement. Tonic Function speaks to the role of gravity, perception, coordination, and expression in each individual’s experience of being and living. Rebecca and Aline have been inspired by Godard’s approach since 1990 and integrate this perspective into their individual somatic movement sessions with clients and group classes. This study group inquiries into three themes at the heart of Tonic Function: ●Pre-movement●Core-Peripheral Stability●Movement through the Life StagesEach session includes embodiment practices that give you tools to use for yourself and your clients, as well as case studies, presentations, and discussion of concepts to help you ground theory in practice. We will meet 3 Mondays per month from September through November. Each class session meets on Zoom for 2 hours and 15 min. DATES: MONDAYS: SEPT 13, 20, 27; OCT 11, 18, 25; NOV 8, 15, 22 ;TIME: 11-1:15 p.m. US Eastern; 24 NCBTMB CE CreditsRegistration opens soon and space is limited: email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Instructor Bio(s): Rebecca Carli-Mills MFA is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and has served on the RISI Rolf Movement Faculty since 1994. She is a past Chairperson of the Rolf Movement faculty and ISMETA board member. Rebecca’s understanding of gravity and human movement potential is enriched by her long-time studies with Hubert Godard whose work provides the theoretical foundation that inspires her teaching. Rebecca holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Dance Performance & Choreography and a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training.Aline Newton, MA, is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and currently Co-Chairs the Rolf Movement™ faculty with Bethany Ward. Aline has been Rolfing® since 1984. She has studied with Hubert Godard since 1990 and continues to be inspired by his perspective. She has written extensively and lectures on embodiment, breathing, and core stabilization. In addition to her private practice in Cambridge, MA, Aline teaches experiential anatomy at the Boston Conservatory’s Alexander Institute.