All Classes Postponed
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, March 18 2020.
“Safety for all is my first priority. All classes of all types are suspended until further notice. What this means in detail is classes scheduled for now through June of 2020 are postponed. Each month I will reevaluate the situation and consider both the classes already postponed and those still scheduled for later in the year. I will announce whether or not each scheduled class will be held in a timely fashion.
Postponed classes will be rescheduled at such time as there is a credible consensus among health agencies that it is safe for groups of people to assemble and to touch each other. The timeline of this cannot be known at this time.
While we wait this out feel free to email me with your questions and thoughts.
During this time, I will put the finishing touches on the book on Functional Methods that I have been writing. I am re-evaluating publishing options and hope to have this book available at the New Year. I will also explore making online learning opportunities available.
Stay safe and take good care of yourself.
Continuing education classes are offered and CE credits available in some classes through The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® (DIRI), The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) , The European Rolfing Association (ERA), and Kwaliteit en Toetsing Natuurgerichte Opleidingen (KNTO).
Jeffrey is a Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® approved mentor, and also offers mentoring to other health professionals.
All classes and all mentorships are provided by Jeffrey Burch MS LLC.
Subtitle: The cornerstone of many therapies.
This class is open to all licensed health care professionals.
This educational workshop provides a solid foundation in the remarkably effective and low force functional methods. Both direct and indirect methods are taught. Participants take home techniques they can use right away for more effective results with less effort. In addition, the principles behind the specific manipulations are explored, allowing workshop participants to improvise techniques to fit a wide range of situations. This course provides an excellent foundation for many other modalities including visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, counterstrain, and zero-balancing. 84 hours over the course of one year.
The Advanced Functional Methods class Module 5 is an opportuity to hone your assessment and treatment skills to a new level of effectiveness and efficiency. Cutting edge new treatment techniques are taught. Advanced assessment and treatment methods from earlier classes are reviewed. Assessment strategies are practiced to make finding the best place to work both quicker and more accurate. Specific assessment methods are practiced and honed to design treatments that affect either more of the body, or selected targeted areas of the body. There is opportunity to bring up questions or specific problems encountered in your practice with using your assessment & treatment skills. Prerequisites are either Functional Methods Module 4, or completion of the Functional Methods in 10 months series from 2012.
Over the past few years, Jeffrey has developed exciting new methods to assess and release contractors and adhesions in joint capsules, bursae and tendon sheathes (Synovial Membranes). The improvement in mobility and alignment from these methods is impressive. Treatment methods are simple and assessments are fairly easy. This four-module class series is rich in anatomy to learn how to apply these methods to the diversity of joints, bursae and tendons in the body.
Visceral Manipulation encourages the normal, healthy function and movement of the internal organs (viscera) and their attachments. All of the internal organs attach to the musculoskeletal frame; stiffness in organ attachment structures, or organ adhesions, will often be experienced as musculoskeletal complaints. When this is the case, freeing the organs promptly relieves joints and muscles. The gentle techniques of visceral manipulation strengthens the entire body by enhancing the structure of the organs and the systems in which they function.
How to Register for a Class
To Register use our secure online registration form https://secureform.luxsci.com/forms/13594/9040/kMSV/form.html
Upon receipt of the registration form and completion of tuition payment a confirmation email and statement receipt will be sent, and your place in class is secure.
Please see the website calendar for full details.
My recommendation for Jeff Burch as a teacher:
He has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience, the notebooks (which he hands out in class) are well organized with detailed descriptions of the assessment and treatment methods, and these support materials correlate very well with his lesson plans. Jeff also thoroughly enjoys his subject matter, he likes to involve the students in recapping previous lessons at the beginning of each day, and he believes in step-by-step experiential learning, all of which are so helpful when teaching complex subject matter and nuanced manual skills. Jeff is also incredibly patient with student questions, something I appreciate greatly. (He never seems annoyed about requests to clarify concepts, and will gladly re-explain something he has taught previously.)
— Kirstin Schumaker, Portland, OR
Jeffrey offers mentoring opportunities for health care professionals and Rolfers™.
For all Health Care Professionals
For practitioners and advanced students of Structural Integration, Visceral Manipulation or Cranial Manipulation mentoring is offered. One on one time with Jeffrey is a powerful way to enhance skills. Mentoring may include shadowing Jeffrey in his office, individually supervised sessions, four handed sessions, guided study. Mentees must be currently licensed and insured as a health care professional.
Jeffrey is a Dr. Ida Rolf Institute approved mentor. The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® members earn continuing education credit prerequisite to the Rolfing® advanced training. Contact Jeffrey to discuss possibilities.
he really knows his stuff
“I have had an opportunity to work with Jeff both as a student, teaching assistant, colleague, and patient. I have to say that he is one of the most knowledgeable, intelligent, and skilled practitioners and teachers I’ve ever worked with. He really knows his stuff.
“Recently, I contacted Jeff for help and information on a difficult case I was working on with a client. He was very helpful, and, with his assistance, I was able to help my client in a way that would not have been possible without his expertise. It is so nice to know that there is someone out there to whom on can turn for advice and information. Thanks, Jeff!
“As a teacher, Jeff is very patient, extremely informative, clear, and inspiring. It has been a pleasure watching him teach. Students are always telling me how much they enjoy his classes.
“As a practitioner, Jeff is very gentle, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. His treatments are very effective and powerful. I have had much benefit from his work.”
— Ruti Wagaki, L.M.T., Eugene, Oregon
I feel like I got my life back
“Thank you so much for the excitement & patience you brought to sharing your knowledge with our Functional Methods class. I know we all got caught up in your passion for anatomy & for the healing work that you do. It is unusual for students to feel so comfortable asking for further explanation and clarifying what we don’t know enough about; and the fact that we had no qualms about this is a testament to the openness & consideration you offered each of us. I learned so much, and have already incorporated so many assessment & treatment methods into my practice that I cannot quite remember what my work looked like a year ago. And what fun I’ve had along the way, geeking out on the human body with like-minded practitioners!”
“Your work has changed my life in such wonderful ways. As a client, I am so grateful for the increased comfort I feel in my body as a result of your work. I was in so much pain when I first came to see you & I was feeling somewhat hopeless after trying so many different modalities. I remember the first few visits – I didn’t want to talk, or learn about what you were doing, or get to know you better, because my sole focus was on getting through each day. Now I don’t need painkillers & am going off of the medication I’ve been on for nerve pain, and it feels good to work, exercise, sleep and play again. I feel like I got my life back!”
“The other amazing change has been in my work. I didn’t really know what else was out there, and I was losing interest in the traditional massage & trigger point work I’d trained in. The Functional Methods class feels like the tip of the iceberg of a whole new world of bodywork (too many metaphors?). My practice has never been so busy as it is now, and I credit its fullness to the increased effectiveness of my work & my rekindled passion for working with the body.”
“Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with me Jeff, and for the profound effect you’ve had on my life – personally & professionally. You are greatly appreciated.”
— Kristy Geffen, LMT, Portland, Oregon
“My dear friend and colleague Jeffrey Burch has been an inspiration to me for years. He is a very talented and well educated practitioner of Rolfing®, CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. He is also a very good teacher who is continually taking more conferences to further his talents in this field of healing arts.”
— Heather Linnemeyer, B.A., L.M.T., C.S.T.
excellent teacher – effective Rolfer™
“I have known Mr. Burch since 1999 as a teacher and as a Rolfer™. He is an excellent teacher and an intuitive, gentle, and very effective Rolfer™. I have been particularly impressed by the sensitive work he has done on my three-year-old grandson. I believe Jeff to be a great asset to the Eugene community and to the State of Oregon.”
— Lila Spiritwalker, Rogue River, Oregon
a moment to pause & reflect …
While taking a moment to pause and reflect on my life’s path thus far, I’m inspired to say THANK YOU for your teaching and support. Before studying with you a few years ago I was an amateur massage therapist hungry for knowledge and experience. Thanks to your affordable and well informed classes, I am now providing sophisticated care to my clients, dissecting a human abdomen, and pursuing a license in osteopathic medicine and a fellowship in manual medicine. I couldn’t be here without your contribution…..THANK YOU.
— Rob Sanders, Eugene, OR
asset to the field of bodywork
“Jeff has shown in his many many years of practice that he is an important asset to the community of Eugene, Oregon, and North America in the field of bodywork. I have had mentoring with him, I have had bodywork from him, I have seen him teach, and he has been very active in the Rolfing® community for as long as I have been certified. Jeffrey Burch has proven himself in society to his colleagues, his community and his many clients, whose lives he has changed dramatically. He is an extremely competent practitioner to whom I would refer anyone.”
— Ellyn Lindquist, B.A., L.M.T., Certified Rolfer™, Instructor of Anatomy and Pathology, East West college of Healing Art , Portland, Oregon
knowledge of anatomy and physiology
“I have known Jeff for approximately 10 years and we have shared numerous patients/clients in that time. Also, during several years that I taught anatomy and physiology at the Cascade Institute of Massage and Body Therapy while Jeff taught assessment classes. The students always spoke highly of him and his knowledge. I personally can vouch for his more than adequate knowledge of anatomy and physiology.”
— Oregon D.C.
“As a teacher Jeff is terrific, wonderful, wise, sensitive, gifted, and a great communicator.”
— Janette Warren, Salem, Oregon
excels as a teacher of anatomy
Spring 2012 – In a letter to the Barrall Institute:
“I am a Massage Therapist with 36 years of experience doing bodywork. I have recently been taking classes from Jeffrey Burch on Visceral Manipulation. I have found him a very knowledgeable teacher and I am amazed by the amount of information he seems to have. It does not seem that there is any question relating to his field that he does not have a detailed explanation. Thank you for a teacher who can answer my questions unlike many of the classes I have attended over the years. Jeff excels as a teacher of anatomy.”
— Lynn Van Norman, Eugene, OR
“I highly recommend Jeff’s course “Functional Methods”.