We are currently taking reservations for our upcoming 2017 and 2018 classes. Please complete a registration form for more information or call 503-984-8200 to speak with our staff directly.

The Northwest Center is currently enrolling students for an Intensive Practitioner Training in Portland Oregon beginning in September, 2017. The dates for this training are September 9-10, October 7-8, November 4-5, December 2-3, January 6-7 (2018), February 3-4, March 3-4, April 7-8, May 5-6, and June 2-3, 2018. One weekend per month for ten months offers the perfect training schedule for the working professional. The Cost is $5500 for 180 hours of in-class training as well as supervision and mentorship between classes.

Structural Bodywork Weekend Seminar. Fall, 2017. The perfect first class for integrating myofascial release into your bodywork practice. Incorporating the underlying principles and techniques used in Structural Integration, this Structural Bodywork Seminar is a hands-on training that teaches the basics of structural assessment and myofascial release. Three weekend seminar located in Southeast Portland in our spacious teaching loft at 117 SE Taylor St. Suite 201, Portland Oregon. Class dates are October 21-22, November 18-19, and December 16-17, 2017.  Instructor: Larry Kaufman. Cost: $750. Hours are 9:00-5:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Students who complete the Bodywork Seminar are given a $500 discount towards the Intensive Practitioner Training. 

The Northwest Center are expanding our training schedule for 2017-18! We will be opening enrollment for several upcoming classes in Structural Bodywork, Structural Integration Practitioner training and pelvic floor workshops. If you are interested in a specific training program or time frame, please contact us directly so that we can work to meet your training needs.

Other training options include an advanced protocol seminar for completion of certification process, covering all aspects of Structural Integration. (One week and three week options), Private tutorial and supervision for bodywork practitioners, and a ten session series for bodywork professionals wanting to personally experience Structural Integration

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Testimonials 

The Intensive Practitioner Training is firmly grounded in practical hands-on experience. Larry invites his students to “see” the body through a multidimensional lens, allowing for students of various learning styles to quickly grasp the concepts of SI. Not only does Larry teach the founding principles of Ida Rolf’s 10 session recipe, he offers his unique perspectives of “The Work” gained by nearly 40 years of practice.  When I began the SI program, I was looking for the next step in my bodywork career.  What I didn’t know was by embodying the principles and concepts I learned through SI, I would find greater congruence between my personal and professional values. As a result, my professional and personal life have flourished! 
While my journey into SI has just begun, I am thrilled to have an incredible community of teachers and fellow students to lean on for support. Thank you Larry, Ami, and Leslie!
Shannon Northroup, CSI, LMT

Owner, Structural Integrator, Hood River Structural Integration

I recommend Larry Kaufman as a teacher and practitioner of the highest caliber. His practitioner’s skills are nothing short of astounding.

Dr. Steven Sandberg Lewis

Professor , National University of Natural Medicine

I see and feel my client’s bodies differently after taking Larry’s Structural Bodywork workshop. Larry is wholeheartedly the best bodywork teacher I’ve ever had and I’ve learned more in his workshop than any other workshop I’ve taken. Because of this, my practice has flourished and I now have a full practice. I am looking forward to taking the SI Intensive Practitioner course this coming fall and I highly recommend studying SI with Larry, to any and all bodywork practitioners.

Jolene Kelly

LMT, Cranio-sacral Practitioner, Portland Oregon.

Larry is one of the most skilled body-centered therapists I have ever seen.  He has a warm heart and a clear mind and is a good example of the kind of healer that we need on this planet.

Gay Hendricks, PhD

Psychologist and best-selling author, Santa Barbara, California

Larry’s courses in structural integration have significantly changed the way I work with patients and the results that they achieve. In most of the general medicine cases I see, I now have a clear picture as to how to work with my patient’s body to help them release areas of restriction. By simply changing the flow and “ungluing” the soft tissues, I am finding that I prescribe fewer dietary supplements because so much changes with the return of blood flow. People feel like themselves again and from there it is easier to work on nutrition and lifestyle changes. My patients leave feeling much better with each visit and it gives us a chance to meet regularly while we are working with other pieces of the puzzle.

Dr. Ami Opal

Naturopath, Structural Integrator, The Opal Center, Portland oregon

My experience training with Larry Kaufman at the Northwest Center for Structural Integration not only changed the way I work as a body worker, but how I am as a healer, a guide, and a person. I learned that SI is not solely about bringing people into biomechanical and postural balance, though this is a result. When we guide our clients through the process of becoming more physically aligned we are also guiding them through the process of becoming more centered and grounded. Larry is not only amazing at being this guide for his clients, but for his students as they grow in the class and learn to become guides themselves. Even after completing the course I have a strong support system at NCSI. I would highly recommend this course to anybody looking to enhance their work as a healer.

Sam Dart, LMT

Structural Integrator, Private Practice, Bellingham, Washington