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The Volumetric Thorax
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 9:00 AM to Sunday, January 22, 2023, 5:30 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: The Volumetric Thorax
Course Location: Watertown Center for Healing Arts - 22 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472
Course Date(s): January 19 to 22, 2023
Course Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Course Instructor(s): Juan David Velez
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: $950 or $875 if registered before November 15, 2022
Registration Process: Open to all SI practitioners. Registration online, on DIRI's website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 503-753-7653
IASI CE Credits: 28 NCBTMB and 4 DIRI Required Intermediate Credits




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.This is a manipulation class that 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 Velez 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.