Core Integration: Visceral Manipulation
- Course Details
Presented by Alyssa Dodson
Note: This course is intended for trained structural integration practitioners or manual therapists with at least 3 years of hands-on experience. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact
The visceral fascia has strong effects on the structure. Releasing strains in visceral fascia can enhance core transmission and deepen the goals of organizing the spine, pelvis, and shoulder girdles. This approach to organizing visceral fascia utilizes both long and mid tides and the principles involved in an indirect (listening-following) approach. In this manner, the viscera fascia is addressed holistically and supports the structure as a whole.
This three day introductory class will cover the following principles:
Culture of the Core: How the visceral systems specifically respond and integrate, and how they adapt to new organization of the visceral connective tissues.
Long Tide: How relating to long tide in visceral work in a listening/following approach helps to gently facilitate integration and sustain the new more supportive organization by relating the fascia of individual organs to the visceral system as a whole.
Inductions: How to first mobilize organs and then follow the motility of each organ in order to discover any than the less optimal patterns of the organ fascia. This helps to understand how to support a new, more integrative motility pattern. This class includes both lecture and hands-on participation and practice of these methods.
Alyssa Dodson has been a Structural Integration practitioner for 18 years. She completed her initial training with Emmett Hutchins and Peter Melchior at The Guild for Structural Integration. Alyssa has taught the courses Core Integration: Visceral Manipulation and The Biomechanics of Adaptive Alignment since 2016, after assisting Liz Gaggini in teaching these courses since 2007. Alyssa brings to her teaching over 15 years of performing and teaching the Martha Graham Technique, as well as movement alignment/education at elite institutions such as Tanglewood, The MET Opera, Juilliard, and the Manhattan School of Music. She was trained by Juliu Horvath in the Gyrotonic System and taught at his studio. Alyssa has continued movement studies with Hubert Goddard, Monica Caspari, Emilie Conard, and Irene Dowd. She is an approved Continuing Education Instructor through IASI and is a Board Certified Structural Integrator.
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