GRANDFATHERING PERIOD EXTENDED TO JUNE 2004!
The IASI Board has voted to extend the period for being grandfathered into IASI membership until June 30, 2004. There are two reasons for this: (1) More time is needed to ensure that we have contacted as many of the existing SI practitioners as possible, and (2) We're a little behind schedule (like, who isn't?) in getting the examination / evaluation process ready for prime time.
This is, for sure, the last time we will extend the grandfathering option. From July 2004, all new members will have to enter IASI via either of the two methods outlined (See the Proposed Evaluation article in this newsletter).
IASI is moving along nicely, with over 250 members, predominantly from the 'Big Three'Rolf, GSI, and Hellerbut with representation from a number of the smaller trainings as well. Lots of 'Heirs of Ida Rolf' apparently agree that IASI is an idea whose time has come.
IASI is the only membership organization serving the entire profession of Structural Integration (see our Mission Statement in this newsletter).
Benefits of joining IASI include:
How can I join: Fill out the application included in this newsletter or on-line and get it in to us. See green box for contact info.
How can I help if I have joined IASI:
We're in the Home Stretch!!
IASI will be grandfathering current Structural Integrators only through June, 2004. After that date all practitioners, no matter when they graduated, will be required to take the certification exam. So if you're thinking of joining this is a good time to act.
All current SI students who are enrolled in one of the SI training schools below, are welcome to join IASI as a student member. If your training will be finished sometime during 2004 you may also be grandfathered in upon graduation.
The number of schools teaching Structural Integration has been growing. For this grandfathering period we are restricting entry to those who have trained minimum 400-hour SI program, whose lineage can be directly traced to Dr. Ida P. Rolf, which teaches an organized series process, and which retains the importance of gravity and connective tissue.
Our current list of these schools is:
Many of you may look at this list with something like distaste or consternation the idea that there might be quality practitioners coming out of so many schools at a seeming distance from Dr. Rolf's original teaching. But are they really so far removed? And how do those of us who have stayed with the original schools even know what is being taught elsewhere? This is why IASI existsto round up all the far flung heirs of Ida Rolf before we evolve too far away from each other, set up standards for what is Structural Integration and what is not, create a certification process that will be recognized industry-wide and eventually by the public and policy-makers, and to put us all in front of each other again to learn what we've discovered in our different explorations.
This grandfathering period is everyone's opportunity to join this important project, have a voice in the development of Structural Integration as a recognized profession, and be a part of its unfolding future. Yes, it's quite possible that not every school on the list does a thorough job of teaching the basics of Dr. Rolf's work. It's even more possible that not every practitioner, no matter how good their training or where they got it, has a clue to what they're doing. The certification exam and Continuing Ed process will weed out the well-educated from the less so, but for now, during this grandfathering period we want to invite everyone in, and then see to it that everyone has Continuing Education opportunities available to round out their education.
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