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ATSI Mentorship
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 9:00 AM to Saturday, August 27, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: ATSI Mentorship
Course Location: Walpole, ME
Course Date(s): August 24-27, 2022
Course Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm each day
Course Instructor(s): Lou Benson and Kelly Chadwick
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $700 / $800 after May 27th
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 24 Category 1



Course Description: Please join seasoned Structural Integration practitioners and teachers, Lou Benson and Kelly Chadwick, for our first in person mentorship exclusively for ATSI graduates. You will receive insightful guidance from a combined 49 years of practice on the following topics: Reflections on and practice of evolving high quality touch, intention, and engagement. As we like to say, “seeing is touch at a distance, and touch is seeing up close.” Effective work requires both skills, and both require quieting ourselves, having solid anatomy and physiology knowledge poised in the mind’s eye and fingertips, and knowing which body system(s), fascial, fluid, muscular, skeletal, nervous, etc., we are interacting with from moment to moment. There’s an interesting palpatory shift in interacting with each system that we’d like to explore further with this group. Exploration of unique case studies: We ask that you to bring notes (and pictures if you have them + permission to share) from your most challenging cases, series or sessions, and we’ll bring a couple of ours too. We’d like to dive deeper into strategies and hands-on work for clients with structural compensation patterns built around injuries/surgeries. How can we improve feeling and function when these areas of fixation are not going to change very much or at all?Coaching on the use of neutral language for BodyReading and postural awareness cues. Creating language that usefully communicates what we’re doing and why we’re doing it often isn’t easy, but it’s essential in building client trust, a central understanding of and inspiration for being a full participant in SI work.Guidance for rooting a Series’ primary goals into its Integration sessions and beyond.Class will begin each day at 9:00 am. We’ll take a break at noon, so everyone can have some lunch, enjoy the Maine summer, and return to class refreshed at 2:00 pm. Class will end at 5:00 pm. Having adequate time for self care and relaxation is central to learning at this level.

Instructor Bio(s): Lou Benson has been studying the three dimensional moving puzzle of the human body for over 30 years, first as an athlete and amateur bodybuilder, and beginning in 1991, as a massage therapist, anatomist and technique teacher. Since then, she has created curriculum for, and taught a wide variety of courses in therapeutic massage, structural integration, anatomy and kinesiology, for SI practitioners and teachers, massage therapists, and yoga teachers. Lou began her studies with Tom Myers in 1994, and certified in the first Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI, formerly KMI) class in 1999. She is the Education Director and a lead teacher for all levels of ATSI, worldwide. Lou also certified in Aston Patterning with Judith Aston in 2001. She maintains a private practice in Atlanta, GA.Kelly Chadwick has been practicing manual bodywork since 2005. Following a career in community mental health administration and crisis counseling, she developed her passion for structural bodywork as a student in the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration program. Kelly has been teaching ATSI courses since 2008. She is enthused by the emotional and spiritual changes that occur with the structural integration process. Her focus is working with children and teens, however she sees clients of all ages. She maintains a private practice at Stillpoint Center for Healing Arts Bodywork for the Soul near Cincinnati, OH.