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Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:00 PM to Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Course Location: Online via Zoom
Course Date(s): 09/21/21 - 10/28/21
Course Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 PM to 6:30 PM Pacific Time
Course Instructor(s): Per Haaland
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: Special early bird price of $549 + $75.00 (admin fee) = $624 if registered by 9/14; After 9/14, $699.00 + $75.00 (admin fee) = $ 774.00
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 831-479-9565
IASI CE Credits: 6 Rolf Movement Credits; 45 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours (30 hours Webinar, 15 hours Home Study)



Course Description: This course offers a missing piece in Rolf's recipe: explicit consideration of how the goals and steps of structural integration translate into improved body stability and capacity for self-care. We will address stability from Rolf's view that there is such a thing as normal body behavior; human bodies have an inherent capacity to respond efficiently and effectively to physical and psychological challenges. We can find stability and express lengthening at the same time. Through our work with clients, they can learn to discern and value non-effortful stability. Topics include:• What does normal stability look and feel like?• How do anatomical structures contribute to stabilization?• Where does stabilization fit into an SI series?• How does one clarify the pre-movement moment?• How does enhanced stability translate into improved coordination?• How does self-care embed into each session of a series?This approach is founded on Hubert Godard’s Tonic Function model. This model differentiates stability based on effort vs. stability based on a nuanced response of our tonic system. The course will feature lectures, discussions and experiential somatic practices to highlight the topics of Tonic Function, stabilization, and somatic self-expression. Reading materials and video links provided for self-study will update us on recent scientific discoveries in the field of biomechanics, perception, and coordination, serving as the basis for class discussions. Students will learn relevant Rolf Movement sessions and self-care practices which will be demonstrated live and through video presentation. These sessions will be performed by students on their own clients, followed by class debriefings and question and answer sessions. As a clear step-by-step reference guide and for easy future recall, students will be provided with an illustrated booklet containing detailed descriptions of each session.

Instructor Bio(s): Per Haaland is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Instructor. He received his basic Rolfing® training in 1989 and completed his advanced training with Jan Sultan and Jeff Maitland in 1994. Per has also trained in visceral and neural manipulation and is a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist. Studies with Hubert Godard and Kevin Frank shape his understanding of structural integration as interactive somatic education, highlighting perceptual and coordinative processes. In his approach to Structural Integration and Movement Education, Per also draws extensively from his background as a professional dancer and choreographer.As a teacher, Per is patient, approachable, and thorough, helping his students reach deeper levels of embodiment while gaining sophisticated manual therapy skills and a solid understanding of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of SI. Per lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and maintains a private practice there.