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The Volumetric Thorax
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 21, 2022, 5:30 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: The Volumetric Thorax
Course Location: 10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005 – Building 3, Second Floor. (PortlandMetro Area)
Course Date(s): August 18 - 21, 2022
Course Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Course Instructor(s): Juan David Velez
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: $925
Registration Process: OnLine registration
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 503-753-7653
IASI CE Credits: 28 NCBTMB approved



Course Description: The Volumetric Thorax and The Volumetric Pelvis are complimentary workshops in which we will examine the functional, structural, and perceptual relationships between these two segments of the body.Our explorations will be guided by Godard's Tonic Function theory and the dynamics of G & G’, as well as an updated version of the Two Way Operator model of seeing.Other important elements of what I call the Volumetric Approach include:An anatomical model that recognizes the hydrostatic pressure systems of the body.A way of making contact that speaks to the neuroplastic and bioplastic properties of the body.An approach that prioritizes the question of “why has the body chosen to express this pattern?” and intervenes from a place of understanding systemic compensations, as opposed to one that aims to lengthen what is tight.

Instructor Bio(s): Juan David Vélez has been a Faculty member for the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® for the last 25 years. He actively teaches all classes, from Phase 1 to Advanced Training, including Rolf Movement® and Life Sciences. His passion lies in the philosophical framework of the work and as a teacher, he strives to speak to all different types of learners, holding the space for the intuitive, subtle, and empathetic, while also speaking the language of the linear and anatomical.