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John R. BartonJohn R. Barton, MBA CAR, RMI, ERYT has been working with structure and function of the body for over 20 years as a bodyworker, personal trainer, yoga teacher/educator and Certified Advanced Rolfer®. As an MBA Finance and lover of mathematics, he tends to gravitate towards systems of quantitative analysis and probability distributions. He began studying the subject of the Biomechanics of Adaptive Alignment in 2005. John has been a teaching assistant for the originator of the model, Liz Gaginni, M.A. and also a CE provider for Yoga Alliance, NCBTMB, and IASI. His passion is to help structural integrators, and accredited bodyworkers understand the complex nature of asymmetry and how to systematically resolve asymmetry to the structures' coherent natural alignment. In the fall of 2018, John will pursue doctorate studies to help reform the current system to recognize and integrate research and studies conducted in partnership between Harvard Medical School and The Rolf Institute known as The Fascial Research Congress for a more integrative and wholistic approach to national health care.
This 3-part course presents an integrative whole body system for understanding how the body, as a tensegrity system, balances any one misalignment with an integrated pattern of global misalignment. These global responses are in actuality more like functions of the line that affect every joint of the body in predictable ways like inflection points. Segments of the body primarily move in the three primary planes and so do asymmetries.
These predictable patterns can be assessed by palpation, observation and quantitative analysis. These patterns can also be systematically reduced, reversed or resolved so that there is a more systemic adaptability of the entire structure with a greater systemic coherency. Typically, the pattern on the right side of the body is opposing the left side, the top girdle is opposing the bottom, and the front of the body is opposing the back to keep the body in asymmetric equipoise. The task in structural integration is to reduce counter rotations of the entire structure in all planes to bring opposing structures toward the natural alignment of the whole: a synergistic reduction and reversal of the asymmetrical function of the line.
The completion of this course will prepare Structural Integrators and accredited bodyworkers to view the human body as a complete and coherent system that is dependent on natural alignment for coherency of bodily systems. Viewing the body this way, coupled with the assessing and addressing protocols and algorithms of the adaptive alignment model, will enable practitioners to achieve resolution toward natural alignment for optimal structure, function, health, and quality of life of the human body.
Class HoursFriday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm
TUITION per weekend class:
(Pricing on the Registration portal will show the dollar amount before any applicable discount is applied at check out or by promo code entry. Discounts available for current massage students* and Parker University Alumni - see Discount block below for details.)
*Massage students must be TRI 2 and above to attend
Discounts cannot be combined - see Discount block below for details.
More than 3 weeks in advance $300 (reflects date range discount)
Less than 3 weeks in advance $350
Paid on site $385 (cash is not accepted as onsite payment)
Massage therapy students must be TRI 2 or above to attend
DiscountsDiscounts available for:
- Parker University Graduates - contact the Parker Alumni office for more information on discounts and discount code 214.902.2433
- Current students - contact the Continuing Education office for discount code (must provide student ID information)
Discounts cannot be combined.