Continuing Education for KMI Practitioners
Once certified, a number of avenues are open for continuing education within the field. Kinesis encourages KMI practitioners to explore any of the multiple fields related to KMI Structural Integration, including the martial arts, Feldenkrais, the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Continuum, Yoga, Pilates, personal training, cranial osteopathy, visceral manipulation, or body-centered psychotherapies.
In addition, there are many ways to continue to explore the field of Structural Integration itself.
The closest KMI has to an accompanying movement training at the moment would be to take the Aston Patterning training with Judith Aston and her school.
Kinesis offers shorter trainings in movement – Tom’s Spiraling Into Alignment and Yaron Gal Carmel’s Thai-SI classes, as examples – but we are still in the process of developing an accompanying movement training.
Aside from Aston, the principles from the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation, Continuum, or any of the softer martial arts like Tai Chi or Aikido will serve you well in your practice.
We offer multiple short “master classes” in manipulation around the country and occasional longer courses to cover particular areas or concerns. These can be found in the course listings on our website, and you may sign up to receive email updates of upcoming events.
Kinesis also “imports” teachers for specialty manipulation courses (e.g. Rolfers Christoph Sommer and Pilar Martin, for Visceral Manipulation courses). These courses are listed on our website and the IASI website.
Although Kinesis does not offer a specific cranial osteopathic training, we support these skills as an important part of the skill set of the experienced KMI practitioner. Although Upledger courses are adequate as a starting ground, we recommend either a training based around the Biodynamic model – a la Tom Shaver, Michael Shea, or Franklin Sills, or the exquisitely sensitive training offered by Hugh Milne (www.milneinstitute.com).
Additionally, many of the course listings in the IASI CE listings qualify for on-going manipulation training.