10 Mar Welcome Andrew – Our New Structural Integration Practitioner!
began his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer with the United
States Navy onboard a submarine stationed in Pearl Harbor. During his
last few years on active
duty Andrew developed a daily yoga practice and in his search to find
easier movement in his own body he was led to the world of bodywork.
Andrew found Nick, the proprietor of Bodywork Professionals, and by the
end of their first session together, Andrew knew that he wanted to be a
structural integrator too. Andrew did his Structural Integration
training with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI)
formerly known as Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI), and in 2015
became a Board Certified Structural Integrator. Since then Andrew has
continued his studies in Advanced Structural Integration attending
courses. Continuing his education with Tom Myers, Andrew has also
studied with one of Ida Rolf’s original students, Neal Powers. In
addition, Andrew has most recently been studying and practicing
craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute.
People often comment, “Engineering and structural integration are two
totally different worlds. That seems like a huge shift moving from one
other.” In Andrew’s mind, the two worlds are the same; the only change
is the medium.
Instead of analyzing stress and strain in the structure of a building or
a component, Andrew is now looking at the structure of an individual
person. Where is there
too much stress? Where is there too much strain? Where and how can
Andrew work to bring more ease and balance into this person’s entire
structure? The result often looks and feels like a more balanced
individual who moves with more grace.
Andrew makes the process of Structural Integration fun and engaging, cultivating the individual’s own curiosity about their body and the multitude of ways in which it can move and function. In addition to relieving pain and finding ease both in standing and moving, Andrew’s clients gain the knowledge and the confidence to find their own answers. Andrew believes that life is much easier when it’s much easier to move.