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MNRI® Core Specialist Training Program

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The MNRI Core Specialist program has been developed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of and demonstrate their commitment to the MNRI Method. 

The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® is committed to excellence in training for all who decide to participate in our training program.

The MNRI® Core in Training Internship Program is the entry point for all MNRI® students wishing to become an MNRI® Core Specialist. The MNRI® Core in Training Internship Program consists of four (4) levels of specialized training known as IPETS. These must be completed in correct order to become an MNRI® Core Specialist. This training program is designed with sufficient rigor to ensure students become solidly grounded in the MNRI Method® and integrative techniques.

To enter the MNRI Core in Training Program the applicant must have the following:

  • BA or BS or 2,000 hours of training in an accredited wellness discipline
  • Completion of six (6) semester hours of training in anatomy and physiology before the MNRI Core Training Program is completed.
  • Have a notarized MNRI Trainee Agreement on file
  • Have completed the MNRI Dynamic and Postural course at least once and completed another MNRI Course.
  • Complete at least one case study ready to submit to a professional journal before the completion of the MNRI Core in Training program is finished.
Summary of the requirements to complete the MNRI Core Specialist Training:
A. Eleven (11) classes from MNRI curriculum
> Required: Dynamic and Postural two times
> Required: Tactile Integration
> Eight (8) other electives

B. Four IPET Pieces of training: plus clinical training
> Tactile IPET -
* Prerequisite: Tactile Integration and Dynamic and Postural
* To be followed by 64 hours of clinical training in Tactile

> Archetype -
* Prerequisite: Archetype and Dynamic and Postural
* To be followed by 64 hours of clinical training in Archetype

> Reflex Repatterning IPET -
* Prerequisite: Dynamic and Postural plus one other class
* To be followed by 64 hours of clinical training in Reflex Integration

> Neuro Structural IPET -
* Prerequisite: Dynamic and Postural and Neuro Structural
* Must be a Level 3 Core in Training to take this class
* To be followed by 64 hours of clinical training in Neuro Structural

There are four levels/milestones within the training program:

»MNRI Core-in-Training LEVEL (2) TWO
»MNRI Core-in-Training LEVEL (3) THREE
»MNRI Core-in-Training LEVEL (4) FOUR

»Download IPET Training Program.

**The completion of basic courses and clinical hours and required testing of each IPET allows you to be a specialist in that one area.**

The program is progressive and culminates with full certification as an MNRI® Core Specialist after completion of the following:

  • Completion of at least eleven (11) MNRI® courses (Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration must be taken twice before the completion of the training program)
  • Completion of completion of at least four (4) IPET practicum courses for a total of 128 hours
  • Completion a total of 304 clinical/hands-on hours (accumulated at designated MNRI® Family Conferences)
  • Passed all required practical exams
  • Completion of at least one MNRI Case Study ready for submission
  • Completion of the MNRI® Core Specialist application process
  • Completed MNRI® Core Specialist Agreement


How to begin:

Start by creating a user account

All students must have an online user account on the masgutovamethod.com website.  If you do not yet have a user account, click here to create one. All of your required documents, forms and coursework history will be kept in your user account.

Required Documents at EACH Level of MNRI® Training

All MNR® Cores in Training must complete the MNRI® Trainee Agreement. This agreement needs to be completed only ONCE during the MNRI® Core in Training Program. Any MNRI® Core in Training who has not completed this MNRI® Trainee Agreement must do so before they can continue in the program. This MUST be in the SMEI, LLC office three (3) weeks before the date of the activity. 
»Download Trainee Agreement   »Download Summary of Trainee Agreement

Trainees must also complete the online Education Background Worksheet form.  This form will be completed and submitted online and will remain accessible in your online user account once submitted.  
»Open the Education Background Worksheet

Benefits of Completion of IPET Practicum Courses: 
»Download Benefits of Completion of IPET Practicum Program

Student Roles and Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities change and grow for MNRI® students as they progress through their MNRI® education. Throughout their training, all MNRI® students are to adhere to the following MNRI® Code of Ethics and Conduct and these basic standards:

  • Put the needs and care of the families first
  • Maintain the highest professional behavior
  • Attend and be on time for all training sessions and attend all morning and afternoon debriefings
  • Observe, attend, and participate in Conference activities as directed by the Conference Manager
  • Complete required practical exams to fulfill training requirements

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For questions, please contact us.

*All MNRI® Cores in Training, who started their continuing education before January 2010, will need to contact the SMEI, LLC office for information on completing their program, if not already completed. MNRI® Cores in Training, who began their training program before January 2010, must complete all required levels of training by December 2012. An MNRI® Core in Training participant who began their program on or after January 2010, must hold a BA or BS Degree with evidence of at least six (6) semester hours in anatomy and/or physiology.

**All MNRI® Cores in Training who started their program in January 2010, will follow the levels listed below. This curriculum program will flow into the Intensive Professional Educational Track (IPET) Training Program on March 1, 2013.

***Beginning August 1, 2011, all new MNRI Core in Training participants will follow the IPET training program. The IPET program requires the same MNRI® courses, Family Conference hours, and levels of training to be completed as before. The difference is that the pre-conference training will be replaced by IPET practicum courses and the required time at designated MNRI® Family Conferences may be attended in smaller increments of 4, 5, or 8 days depending on the selected conference. To have the hours count, Dr.Masgutova or a designee must be in attendance at the conference.