The Hellerwork Practitioner Training Programme

  • Structural Integration
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The Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Training Program at UCHA is formatted as an 18-month training. It is made up of a 1025 clock hour curriculum covering the seven components which make up Hellerwork Structural Integration. Your 1025 training is a ‘blended’ program with on-site intensive weeks interspersed with distance learning phases using an interactive online format. Of the 1025 clock hours, 700 of these clock hours will take place onsite with classroom lectures and classroom labs over five 16 days intensives. There will be one full day off in the middle of a 16-day intensive. Each intensive is interspersed with five learning phases where you will complete specified assignments with supervision and on-line learning.

Create A Career That Becomes A Lifestyle

Are you ready to change your life?
Imagine a career that allows you to profoundly help people experience less pain, tension, and stress in their body and in their life.
A career offering you freedom to choose when and where you want to work.
A career built around your values that allow you the time and income to pursue your passions.
A career where the people you work with become your biggest supporters and champions.
A career where you are continually learning and growing as a person and a practitioner.

Become a Practitioner

Become a part of a community of Healthcare Practitioners on the cutting edge of structural medicine and personal growth.
Become a leader in your community know for effectively creating lasting change in your clients. The Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Training Curriculum comprises 1025 Clock Hours offering a blended learning environment and experience deeply grounded in the theory, principles, science and hands-on skills which make up Hellerwork Structural Integration. The curriculum consists of seven sections with each section containing 3 courses. Each course is designed to progressively educate and deepen your knowledge and expertise as you advance through your training.

Training Format

Our training program is presented in Five 15-day onsite classroom intensive. In between classroom intensives are Four 3-month online classroom distance learning segments.

Curriculum Course Objectives and Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the Hellerwork Practitioner Training Program is divided into the following seven  fields of study:

• Structural Integration Bodywork and Functional Assessment
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Movement Education
• Somatic Psychology
• Pathology
• Business and Marketing
• Professional Ethics

Training Programme Outline

The following courses are given during the Hellerwork Practitioner Training Program. All courses must be completed successfully to obtain certification as a Hellerwork Practitioner.


• Principles of Structural Bodywork
Students develop a deep understanding of the principles of structural integration. The course emphasizes the role of gravity, alignment and balance in human functioning. The primary skill developed in this course is the skill of seeing structural relationships. Activities include lectures, observation, palpation, and home study. Student progress is continually monitored and assessed. Feedback is integrated into the learning process.
• PSB I focuses on the extrinsic myofascial structures
• PSB II focuses on the intrinsic myofascial structures
• PSB III focuses on the integration of the entire system

• Techniques of Structural Bodywork
This is a hands-on course where the students learn to apply the techniques of structural integration. In this course, students learn to systematically improve the structural balance of the human body using myofascial manipulation techniques. This course also includes a strong emphasis of effective biomechanics in the delivery of the work.

• Hellerwork Practicum
Students apply their skills and knowledge by delivering the Hellerwork Series to “models” and each other under direct supervision of instructors.


• Introduction to Body Systems
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with the systems of the human body and gives general descriptions of their structure and function. The course includes lectures, slides, and home study.

• Structural and Functional Assessment I
The objective is for students to develop an understanding of how the musculo-skeletal system provides the functions of balance and alignment for the body. The course includes an overview of the extrinsic musculo-skeletal components and their relationships to one another. Lectures, observations, analysis, and palpation are primary teaching modes. Oral inquiry and assessment are the methods of evaluating student understanding.

• Structural and Functional Assessment II
This course continues the exploration of the musculo-skeletal relationships focusing on the intrinsic musculature of the body. Lectures, observations, analysis, and palpation are the primary teaching methods.

• Myofascial Anatomy
The course objective is the understanding of the fascial networks of the body. The course covers the constituents of fascia, the relationship of fascia to muscle, superficial and deep fascial, fascial planes of the body and connective tissues. In addition, origins and insertions of all of the major muscle groups are studied. Lectures, slides, palpation, and home study are the primary learning modes.

• Applied Human Anatomy/Physiology
Students develop the ability to manually identify the muscles of the human body and to assess joint function including range of motion, end-feel qualities, and neuromuscular and myofascial restrictions. Palpation and demonstration are the primary learning activities. Student observation and self-report are the primary methods of evaluation.

• Gross Anatomy Lab (where available)
This course includes a field trip to a cadaver laboratory. The purpose is to deepen the student’s understanding of muscular systems by observing a partially dissected cadaver.


• Human Evolution and Gravity
An overview of the development of human form and function, emphasizing psychological and cultural factors that interfere with optimal movement development.

• Introduction to Hellerwork Movement
An introduction to basic movement principles and movement facilitation. Students learn to analyze movement patterns in relation to the structural objectives of the Hellerwork sessions. Learning activities include lecture, demonstration, observation and practice sessions.

• Body Awareness and Movement Lab I
In this course, students acquire new movement patterns through experiential exercises which provide a foundation of movement awareness. Demonstration, observation, and video are utilized to facilitate student learning.

• Body Awareness and Movement Lab II
This course focuses on integrative movement techniques designed to establish “core” (intrinsic) movement and refine gross movement behavior.

• Movement Practicum
Students learn to deepen their gait analysis ability through observation. Students will begin the process of teaching effective movement lessons to others. Student progress is continually monitored and assessed. Feedback is integrated into teaching process.

• Communicating Movement Lessons
Students learn to assist clients in developing awareness of their functional body usage. This course includes practical applications of passive movement, video analysis, and both verbal and active movement lessons.

• Ergonomics
This course applies principles of daily movement of work, home, and sports. The student learns to evaluate and resolve interfaces of human and mechanical design that can affect optimal movement functioning.

Somatic Psychology: 

• Introduction to Psychological Inquiry
A survey of the major systems of personality and psychological functioning, including Freud, Jung, Erikson, Reich, and Stone.

• Movement and Psychology
This course develops an understanding of the psychological language of structure and movement. Students explore the creative expressions the human personality reveals through physical structure and movement.

• Fundamental of Dialogue
Communication is explored from an Humanistic and Transpersonal perspective. This lecture and lab course introduces students to the essential ingredients of effective process facilitation. Key concepts introduced and practices are: creating emotional safety, presence, building rapport, congruence, active listening, and working with emotional release.

• Intra/Interpersonal Communications
An exploration of the Psychology of Selves as a foundation for understanding the communication process. Voice Dialogue, a technique derived from the Psychology of Selves, is taught as a method of communication.


• Introduction to Marketing
The focus is on creating a viable business. The concepts of business identity, networking, and public relations are presented.

• Practice Development I
This is a practicum in which students are required to systematically develop their private practice. The classroom focus is on presenting Hellerwork in a lecture or demonstration format, networking skills, and word-of-mouth marketing techniques.

• Practice Development II
A continuation of Practice Development I. Goal setting, goal monitoring, and support systems are emphasized in this course.

• Business Ethics, Standards and Practices
This course deals with the principles and practices of successfully operating a personal business. The focus of course material is on self-management, ethical business conduct, and standards of excellence. 

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