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Spring Tonic Function Study Group
Monday, April 18, 2022, 11:00 AM to Monday, June 27, 2022, 1:30 PM EDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Spring Tonic Function Study Group
Course Location: Online via Zoom
Course Date(s): Mondays: April 18 & 25, May 2, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20, 27, 2022. Orientation: April 11, 2022
Course Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Course Instructor(s): Rebecca Carli-Mills & Aline Newton
Organizational Host:
Registration Fees: $570. Early Bird by 3/31/22: $540.
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: Aline Newton, [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: (617) 661-6409
IASI CE Credits: 3 DIRI Elective, 24 NCBTMB, 24 CBSI CE Credits




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 every Rolfing & Rolf Movement session. The spring study group will inquire into three themes at the heart of Tonic Function: ●Perception●Expression●WalkingEach 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 draw from Aline’s upcoming book, Reimagining the Body, for reading assignments that expand and deepen each class topic.

Instructor Bio(s): Rebecca Carli-Mills MFA is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® Practitioner, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, 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, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, 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.