Training as a PI Facilitator in South Africa

By training as a Postural Integration (PI) Facilitator, you join a growing number of facilitators that have chosen to specialise in deep bodywork and trauma release. There are currently 12 certified PI Facilitators in South Africa, of which eight are actively practicing. See Postural Integration Association of South Africa (PIASA) member practitioners details PRACTITIONERS

In South Africa, certification as a Postural Integrator is awarded after successful completion of 1000 hours theoretical studies, practical work and case studies that takes place as part time study over 4 years.

PI Student’s thesis (supported by photographs) must be approved by the International Council of Psycho-Corporal (Body-Mind) Integration Trainers (ICPIT), based in Europe. ICPIT is accredited by the European Association of Body Psychotherapy.

No student of Postural Integration may practice PI without certification. Additional certification as Master Postural Integrator, Helper, Assistant Trainer and Trainer is also offered by the International Council.

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To learn more or find out how to register for public workshops, studying PI in South Africa, please contact South African Trainer Beverley Wilkinson by email or +27 (11) 673 5217.

For international inquiries, contact Dirk Marivoet

The PI syllabus includes:

  • Connective tissue techniques
  • Breath-work
  • Body reading
  • Bio-energetics
  • Emotional release and integration
  • Trauma debriefing & release
  • Body psyche
  • Healing process
  • Sound techniques
  • Movement awareness
  • Bio-energetic system – Meridians and Chakras
  • Theory of five elements
  • Nutritional issues
  • Fine energy techniques
  • Counselling techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Dynamic meditation techniques
  • Practitioner and client relationship
  • First Aid module 1 and a counselling course
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Code of ethics – see ICPIT‘s website
  • Complaints procedure – see ICPIT‘s website
  • Standards of practice
  • Business ethics
  • Contraindications and referrals

All applicants need:

  • To have received at least seven (7) sessions of connective tissue work and/or emotional work, approved by the Trainer.  Postural Integration, Rebalancing, Restructuring, Lomi work, Heller work, Rolfing, Rebirthing, Primal, TRE Bio-energetics and Reichian sessions are examples of acceptable work.  An applicant also needs to be prepared to receive additional work during the training.
  • A sufficient maturity for working with discipline, care and respect for others.
  • Fluency in English as it is the teaching language.
  • Minimum of 25 years of age.
  • Experience in a health profession; a counselling or teaching position; or working with the human body.
  • Basic knowledge in anatomy and physiology (eg. Matric biology, reflexology, aromatherapy)

Study Programme

Workshops are over weekends and attendance is compulsory.

1st Year:

  • 7 x 2 Day non-residential workshops
  • 84 Workshop hours
  • Body types 1-7
  • Suggested reading
  • Personal Journal
  • Includes meals and snacks during workshops

2nd Year:

  • 7 x 3 Day residential workshops
  • 224 Workshop hours
  • Phases 1-7
  • 84 hours of sessions on students between workshops, plus report
  • 25 hours prescribed reading list and tutorials
  • Personal Journal
  • Includes accommodation and catering costs

3rd Year:

  • 7 x 10 Day residential workshops
  • 320 Workshop hours
  • Phases 8-10 plus revision of 1-7
  • 120 hours of sessions on students between workshops, plus report
  • 25 hours prescribed reading list and tutorials
  • Personal Journal
  • Includes accommodation and catering costs

4th Year:

  • Minimum of 60 hours Internship
  • 3 case studies under supervision plus reports
  • Counselling and First Aid courses
  • Supervision meetings

Training costs available on enquiry

Public Workshops and Start of Facilitators Training

Weekend workshops on body-types and various aspects of PI is presented by Postural Integration Trainer Beverley Wilkinson.  Each workshop entitles professionals to 12 CPD points.  If you are interested in the Public Workshops, contact Beverley Wilkinson at

A Postural Integration Practitioner training started in 2013 and will run through to 2016.