Body work with a plan. Release stuck tissue, restricted joints and movement easily and effectively. Coupled with movement lessons to put injuries behind you.

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Structural integration with Lawrence van Lingen (SI) is a process-based approach to somatic education – typically involving manual therapy – that explores the possibility of change in how you use and experience your body. Through education, awareness and therapeutic touch, you can release painful, stressful patterns of tension.


The SI Ten Series is a complete body alignment on a scale your mind cannot comprehend. Whether you have suffered trauma, serious injury or are just looking to reset - this series is life-changing.


Session 1:

Inspiration, Awakening

  • Introduction to the work and first meet for practitioner and client.
  • Open breath, create width in chest.
  • Teach mind, body and fascia to let go.
  • “What inspires, excites and awakens you?”


Session 2:

Finding your Legs, Balance

  • Dimension of length.
  • “How do we get to our goals?”
  • Balance in our lives.
  • Understanding, “What do we stand for? Do we stand up for ourselves?”
  • “Where is there balance or lack of balance in your life?”
  • “Where are you grounded or where do you have common ground?”


Session 3:


  • Reveal dimension of depth (front to back).
  • Get arms off ribs, ribs off and balanced on hips.
  • Giving and receiving in life.
  • "What keeps us up at night? What do we need to let go? What do we need to hold onto?"
  • Embracing and reaching out.
  • “What do you choose to embrace, what should you let go?”
  • “What beliefs do not serve you?”


Session 4:

Grounding, Control & Surrender

  • Core session, open up core and relax pelvic floor to create length up through spine.
  • Legs connect to spine and don’t get caught up in pelvis.
  • Pelvic floor is reset button for entire body and nervous system.
  • Increase parasympathetic drive (rest and digest), get a sense of grounding.
  • Common ground, community.
  • Connect to the present.
  • Control (hold onto emotions) and surrender (let go and release emotions).
  • Surrender to the moment.
  • “How do you ground yourself?”
  • “What does it feel like to be grounded and connected?”


Session 5:

Being Centered

  • Core session, open up the front of the stomach, relax abdominal wall, release psoas.
  • Functional psoas linked to breathing and rounding and arching. Frees up breath.
  • Raise center of gravity; session 4 was down, session 5 is up.
  • This session is about personal power and the memories of relinquishing that personal power; it opens up a connection to gut feelings and gut instinct.
  • If there are tears it is a good sign – tears are a clearing of perception; let go of memories that may come up, don’t analyze them.
  • Being centered is a physical state, concerning center of gravity, natural alignment and movement. It is also a state of mind, homeostasis or balance, the center of who we are.
  • “What does being centered mean to you?”
  • “How do you center yourself?”
  • “When do you experience gut instinct or hunches or intuition?”
  • “What emotion comes up more than others?”


Session 6:

Hour of the Breathing Pelvis

  • Releasing the back of the core so that it matches the front core from session 5.
  • Establish “span” or space in the core.
  • Balance the curves of the spine and let the spine undulate.
  • “Electrical tune up” of the autonomic nervous system. Balance sympathetic and parasympathetic (“fight or flight” and “rest and digest”) systems.
  • Lower back is our support or lack of support and choices expressed or not expressed.
  • Upper back tensions are burdens we carry with us (Gunnysack).
  • In what areas are we held back? Anger? Joy? Sexuality?
  • “Some of us think that holding on makes us strong, but it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse
  • “How do you release or let go?”
  • “When do you hold back emotions or expressions?”
  • “How does holding back show up in your life? Your body? Your relationships? Your confidence?”
  • “What have you not done that you wished you had? What stops you?”


Session 7:

Knowing, Losing your Head

  • Releasing and organizing the top of the core.
  • Head on top of spine and let go head or “bobble” head.
  • Length and span from tailbone to top of head. Integrate head with the rest of the body.
  • Relax jaw and pelvic floor.
  • Feeling vs. Logic, Fear vs. Excitement, Head vs. Heart, Spontaneous vs. Analytic.
  • Judgment vs. Acceptance, Creativity vs. Censorship, Freedom vs. Self Control.
  • Silence your mind, follow your heart. Fluid balance between, heart, head and intuition.
  • Our mask to the world; stress and worry are worn on our faces.
  • Knowing is a sense of peace and rightness in the body.
  • Knowing bypasses our programs, beliefs and limiting constructs; comes from core self.
  • “What does knowing mean to you?”
  • “Where in life do you trust what you know?”
  • “When do you allow feelings to be part of a decision-making process?”
  • “What does balance between head and body feel like for you?”
  • “The power of knowing in that first two seconds is not a gift given to a fortunate few. It is an ability we can all cultivate. If more of us did we would end up with a different and better world.” – Malcolm Gladwell.


Session 8:

Being, The Integration Sessions

  • Session 8 and 9 are a balance between “being” and “doing” in the body.
  • Consider belief patterns and life choices.
  • Being and doing are opposite, but bring each other into balance.
  • Yin and Yang.
  • Balance between being and doing energizes.
  • Being is the background to doing. We must go down to go up.
  • Being transcends thought: “openness to surrounding possibility.”
  • Being allows us to recover from, prepare for and be more effective at doing.
  • Individuals evolve at different rates. Often the body lags behind the mind and spirit.
  • Unwind stuck patterns, integration begins, connection from legs through spine to the rest of the body.
  • Integrate outer sleeve and inner core. Breathing and “rounding and arching” is the link. Front and back of the body are functional and the same length.
  • “What is being?”
  • “What does just being look and feel like?”
  • “What does your body tell you about your life?”
  • “What would a balance between ‘be’ and ‘do’ look like in your life?”
  • “What are you yearning for that could be in your life?”
  • “What might you be resisting?”


Session 9:

Doing, Integration Continues

  • Integrating the upper body on the lower body.
  • “Excitement” is a sign the activity you are contemplating doing is aligned with your true self.
  • Balance between doing and being energizes the body and mind.
  • Perceive differences in belief patterns and choose accordingly. Choose templates wisely.
  • Being and doing are opposites that make the whole, yin and yang, night and day.
  • Actions and expressions are fluid, graceful, easy and rhythmical.
  • Hands and legs connect to core, movement comes from core.
  • “What are you excited about doing?”
  • “Is your doingness within a container of goals?” “Is it useful? Meaningful? Purposeful?”
  • “What are you yearning for and could you allow that into your life?”
  • “What might you be resisting?”
  • “Imagine yourself in your full beingness, what does that look like?”


Session 10:

Integration, Entirety, Integrity in Motion

  • Long planes of fascia over multiple joints. Economy of movement. Effortlessness.
  • Fluid and connected movements through the whole.
  • Now is the time to be heard and seen. Dialogue will help you resolve your restrictions and limitations. The whole body can work to overcome restricted areas.
  • This is when emotions, posture and movement become apparent. Move to improve.
  • Replace “I don’t know” with “I do know!”
  • Often there is resistance to our change and improvement at this stage.
  • Persist and persevere.
  • Breath should flow everywhere.
  • Whole and complete.
  • “Inside us there is a sacred garden, nurture, tend and grow the garden. Put a fence around the garden and do not let others trample in your garden.”
  • You will figure things out over the next few months, so talk, move and breathe and you will figure it out.
  • “I do know, persist and persevere.”
  • “How is the balance in your life?”
  • “Integrity means being true to oneself. Is there integrity in your life or is it out of balance?”
  • “Is this the life you were meant to live?”
  • “How is the integrity in where you live? In where you work?”
  • “Where in your life do you feel integrity and where not?”
  • “What would it look like to go from pushing and resistance to relaxing and flowing?”
  • “How can you meet hardness with softness in self and others?”