Alyssa Dodson completed her initial Structural Integration training in 2002 at The Guild for Structural Integration with teachers Emmett Hutchins and Peter Melchior. Since then she has had a private client practice and has been teaching Structural Integration techniques for 18 years.
Alyssa teaches two courses: The Biomechanics of Adaptable Alignment, and Core Integration; Visceral Manipulation. Both courses are based on the work of Elizabeth Gaggini, a Rolfing™ practitioner and teacher who Alyssa has assisted for 10 years.
Prior to her Structural Integration career, Alyssa was a modern dancer for 15 years and taught movement and alignment, including with the Martha Graham Company, The Metropolitan Opera, and Tanglewood Music Festival.
Her teaching is influenced in her work by Monica Caspari in Structural Integration, Juliu Horvath in the Gyrotonic System, and Irene Dowd in anatomy.