ATSI (Anatomy Trains Structural Integration) is based on the pioneering work of Ida. P, Rolf., Ph.D., who in turn developed her work primarily from homeopathy, osteopathy, yoga and movement awareness methods such as the Alexander Technique.
She constantly exhorted her students to “stand on my shoulders.” This training represents Thomas Myers’ attempt to develop her work further.
As such, it is not a parroting of her 10 session series. The Rolf Institute, the Guild for Structural Integration, Hellerwork, Soma, and several other schools provide their interpretations of her work; ATSI chooses to reconfigure her series in 12 sessions organised in terms of coherent myofascial continuities.
The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) is the professional membership organisation for structural integrators. Found in 2002, IASI began as a grassroots organisation from within the profession to set standards, move towards certification, insure continuation of a professional identity and promote structural integration’s growth as a respected profession in the healthcare field.
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What does Board Certified mean?
The designation BCSI – is reserved for practitioners who have met the CBSI standards and passed the CESI.
CBSI -Certification Board for Structural Integration
CESI – Certification Exam for Structural Integration.
Information of current medications and a full medical history is undertaken before commencement of a 12 Series. The Studio encourages communication between health professionals to ensure caution and contraindications are discussed and approved.
For more info and research based articles click below:
Tensegrity in Biology
Outline of Myofascial Release