Welcome to the Northwest Center for Structural Integration








Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about Structural Integration options at the NW Center. Structural Integration Practitioner Intensive training and Continuing Education training options. We keep our classes small so that we can create an atmosphere of community and mentorship. We are an approved training program through the International Association of Structural Integrators (www.theIASI.net) and qualify for providing continuing education units (CEU’s) for Oregon and Washington massage therapists.




Are you ready to learn the art of Structural Integration and the Ten Session Series? We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Practitioner Intensive training. Join us for this transformative experience!








Are you looking for a highly interactive training experience in Structural Integration? Learn by doing? We are currently enrolling for the Practitioner Intensive training that begins in September of 2019 through June 2020! One weekend a month for ten months. Join our community of Structural Integration practitioners-in-training! A perfect continuing education experience for professionals looking to broaden the scope of their practice and perspective about movement, health, and wellness.






Training Notes for the Practitioner Intensive Class






Learning Structural Integration can be like learning a new language. Language acquisition can be exciting as well as overwhelming at times so we have created a forum for capturing training notes for our students. If you are considering structural integration training, check out our training/ clinic notes that are specific to how the NW Center conceptualizes the ten session series and the process of change.



Structural Integration training to fit your needs, expand your knowledge, and broaden the scope of your practice!

The Structural Bodywork Seminar and Practitioner Intensive are both designed to meet the needs of working health care professionals. Whether you are looking to expand your current practice through Bodywork seminars, complete the Intensive Practitioner training or gain knowledge through a 1:1 tutorial and supervision, we have options that meet your unique training needs and interests.

Please call at 503-984-8200, email us at northwestcenter@gmail.com or complete our registration form for more information regarding upcoming training options with Larry Kaufman at the Northwest Center for Structural Integration in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Upcoming Classes

Check out our upcoming Practitioner Intensive, beginning in September of 2019. Learn the art of Structural  Integration! 

Structural Integration Resources

Our Structural Integration community is expansive and making an impact worldwide! Meet some of our participants and check out just a few resources here to begin your journey into the amazing work of Ida P. Rolf and Structural Integration.

There are many ways to contact us!

We’ve made contacting us easy! You can reach us by calling 503-984-8200, emailing us at Northwestcenter@gmail.com, private messaging us on Facebook, or clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you!
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