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A Biodynamic Orientation to Perception, Touch and Treatment: A Foundational Cranio-sacral Training in 5 Modules

  Module 3: July 28 – August 1, 2014
Module 4: October 13-17, 2014
Module 5: January 12-16, 2015
  Module 3: AW4.14
Module 4: AW5.14
Module 5: AW1.15
  Carol A. Agneessens, MS. & Ray McCall, MA.
  $750 per module
  Module 1: 3 RISI Cranial Credits & 2 Elective Credits
Module 2-5: 5 Elective Credits
  Rolf Institute, Boulder CO
  Carol A Agneessens: carolagneessens@mac.com / 831-662-3057
Ray McCall: rkmccall@mac.com / 303-449-9477
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

Participants will do five practice sessions between each module. From those five sessions, participants will write three case reports. Each report will be a maximum of one page and will be submitted two weeks prior to the next module.

Module 1: Touch and Perception.

  • An overview of cranio-sacral phenomena
  • Cranial anatomy: sutures, meninges and sinuses
  • Embryological beginnings, days 1-15
  • Zones of Perception: inside / outside
  • Stillness, Resonance and Neutral

Module 2: Facial Development

  • Emergence of the Mid-line: primitive streak through notochord.
  • Path of the csf: ventricles, aqueducts, and central canal.
  • Fulcrums and automatic shifting.
  • Embryology of facial development.
  • Engaging longitudinal fluctuation.

Module 3: The Emerging Social Nervous System

  • Interface of the visceral and neural cranium.
  • Cervical-cranial base relationships
  • Embryological formation of the cardiovascular system.
  • The social nervous system, vagal response and attachment theory.
  • Augmentation of practitioner presence and tidal response.

Module 4: Engaging Viscera

  • Urogenital formation: kidneys, bladders, and genital organs.
  • Midlines of visceral development.
  • Embryological fluid fields of the Spine.
  • Tissue, Fluids and electromagnetic fields.

Module 5: Integration and Closure

  • Engaging the bones. (from marrow to movement)
  • Integration and the appendicular skeleton.
  • Review – refine - reinforce.
  • Ignition and the central chain.
  • Application of biodynamic orientation to structural integration.

Upon completion of all five modules, certification will be granted through The Pacific School of Biodynamic Integration.

Ray McCall, MA. has 35 years experience as a Rolfer. As a RISI Advanced faculty member he teaches basic, Advanced and Continuing Education classes both in the States and Abroad. His particular interest is the energetic taxonomy and how change occurs: how we more fully become and express who we are. Ray trained to instructor level in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Carol A Agneessens, MS. has been practicing Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement Integration for over 32 years. As a Rolfing Trainer, Rolf Movement Instructor and as a certified instructor with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, her focus includes cultivating an expanded perceptual field, receptive listening, and deepening sensory awareness. She has come to appreciate that these are key factors for sustained transformation within oneself and in working with others.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore cannot be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Backwork in the Ten Series:
An Introduction to the Biomechanics of the Spine

  July 26-27, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  AW20.14
  Thomas Walker
  $325 after July 1
$275. if paid before July 1
  2 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Rolf Institute, 5055 Chaparral Court, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80301
  Thomas Walker: rolfingcenter@mac.com, (970) 870-2888
explorationsinwholeness.com
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105
See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

This class is an introduction to the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine and how this knowledge is integrated into the Ten Series.

The intention of this 2-day workshop:

1) To introduce the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine

2) To include this knowledge into the integrative back work of each session

3) To learn positional strategies to enhance myofascial interventions for organizing the axial complex

Just about every client has some disorganization in their spine and pelvis. At the end of each session integration with the spine is included, however if the axial complex is itself disorganized, that integration will be less effective. The basic training doesn’t have time to deepen into the biomechanics of the axial complex. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on experiences you will learn the normal movements of the spine and pelvis, how to assess disorganization and determine the most effective ways to normalize both the structure and function of the axial complex.

Thomas has been a Rolfer for 27 years and a member of the Rolf Institute faculty since 2004. He truly enjoys teaching basic Rolfing classes and is fascinated by the different learning processes of students. He is able to change his “language” and presentation in order to accommodate learning styles of everyone in the class as well as maintaining enough flexibility in his lecture plan to speak to the needs of the group.

The content of this workshop is part of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Explorations in Wholeness™: From Bones to Fluids
Phase 1 - An Introduction to the Fluid Body

  August 7-10, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  AW16.14
  Thomas Walker
  $600.00
$550.00 if a deposit of $200 is received by 7/1/14
  4 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Girdwood Community Center, Girdwood, AK
  Thomas Walker: rolfingcenter@mac.com, (970) 870-2888
  Leslie Schudlich: lschudlich@hotmail.com (907)-441-6622
www.explorationsinwholeness.com
See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to learn the foundations necessary to develop a broad range of contact (touch) skills to more efficiently work with all the forms of fascia and the fluids in order to enhance the goals of Rolfing® Structural Integration.

Science tells us that 70% or more of the adult body is fluid. Yet, when we touch our clients or patients, we primarily relate to the bones, muscles, fascia, etc., which make up the other 30%. We study, memorize and often describe the changes we see in our clients or patients in terms of the 30%. The Explorations in Wholeness™ (EiW) curriculum will teach you the importance of direct interaction with the other 70%, called the“Fluid Body.” Composed of four phases, the curriculum is designed to develop a broad spectrum of touch skills which will expand your understanding of how to contact the body as a whole. The contact skills necessary for easing superficial fascia are different from the skills needed to rehydrate ligaments, untwist a bone or decompress the pleura. You will learn how to shift your perception so that a much broader spectrum of what is under your hands can reveal itself since healthy fascia has a very fluidic quality. As your hands will become more sensitive, you will get more done with less effort. We will study and experience the inherent healing aspect of the Fluid Body and how to work with its ordering and integrating functions.

The intention of this 4-day workshop:

1) To learn to broaden ones range of contact (touch) skills by developing the qualities of touch needed to perceive the various aspects of fascia.

2) To explore these contact skills in order to:

  • refine ones perceptual abilities to determine what quality of contact will most easily allow the body to regain its highest level of function
  • enhance integration.
  • work more efficiently, deeply and effectively with much less effort.       
  • more completely resolve layers of dysfunction and disorganization within all layers of fascia including bones and the ligamentous bed.
  • learn to bring the body’s natural healing resources to injured tissue allowing fascial interventions to be more comprehensive and longer lasting.

3) To introduce the concept of the Fluid Body and its self ordering and organizing functions.

Thomas is a faculty member of the Rolf Institute ® and has been a Rolfer™ for 27 years. He has studied craniosacral therapy since 1993 and has over 900 hours of training in biodynamic cranial sacral therapy. Thomas has spent the last 16 years integrating this knowledge into the Rolfing paradigm and integrates this into all of his sessions and classes.

The content of this workshop is part of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Fascial Integration: Structural-Visceral Approaches to the Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm

  October 3rd and 4th, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; October 5th, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  AW12.14
  Bruce Schonfeld
  $495 with payment received 60 days in advance.
$595 with payment received 30 days in advance.
$695 with payment received less than 30 days.
  3 RISI Manipulation Credits; 21 CEUs
  Yo San University
13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
www.yosan.edu
  Bruce Schonfeld at 310-395-3555, e-mail bruce@advancedrolfing.com, website: www.advancedrolfing.com
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

Structural-Visceral approaches for the Mid-Back, Thorax & Diaphragm primarily balances membranous tension of the pleura and pericardium within the boney thorax. Specifically addressing the membranes and visceral ligaments associated with the heart and lungs, SVMB offers a fresh perspective regarding mobility and order of the thorax. Keeping an eye on the big picture and global relationships, membranous continuity of the thorax, abdomen and cranium are addressed as well.
 
Negotiating better sliding between the container and its contents, SVMB correlates basic joint biomechanics of the thoracic spine, ribs and sternum with underlying mobility of the pleura and pericardium. Corresponding soft tissue strain patterns that accompany spinal rotations will be offset as well. Additional structural components of interest include joint capsules of the thoracic spine, interspinous and inter-transverse spinal ligaments, rotatores, erector spinae and thoracic fascia. Other visceral structures of interest include the esophageal hiatus, suspensory ligaments of the lungs and pleural dome.
 
Pattern recognition of inhalation/exhalation breathing types and improved mobility of the respiratory diaphragm are also primary concerns. The lungs ability to expand and contract unencumbered at the structural-visceral interface is critical to optimal breathing.
 
In concert with keeping a global perspective through holistic assessment, SVMB contextualizes the contents of the thoracic and mediastinal cavities within mobility of the upper extremities. Segmental differentiation between the thorax and shoulder girdle is emphasized. Special attention is paid to the articular chain’s distal connection into the hands and fingers.

Bruce Schonfeld is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner who has taken, assisted and audited the Advanced Rolfing Training four times. Since 1997, he has studied Visceral Manipulation intensively including over 300 hours directly with Jean-Pierre Barral D.O.. He has taught orthopedic applications of Structural Integration since 1996 and been continually inspired through gross anatomical dissection. With an emphasis on the ‘sliding system’ of the membranes and larger visceral ligaments, Bruce has synthesized and developed his dual roots into a user-friendly approach to Systems Structural Integration.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



SEEING: There is more to perception than meets the eye

  Thursday, October 9 – Saturday, October. 11, 2014; 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Please book your flights so that you can stay till the close of class on Sat.)
  AW17.14
  Jeff Maitland, Ph.D. & Ray McCall, M.A
 

$525

  3 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Phoenix, Arizona (specific location to be announced)
  Ray McCall - raymccall_rolfer@mac.com
Jeff Maitland - jmaitland@cox.net
  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

SEEING:
A First of its Kind Workshop in Perception
There is more to perception than meets the eye.

Please notice that what we mean by seeing is not limited to the visual dimension alone. Perception is central to the practice and theory of Rolfing structural integration. Yet, the Rolfer’s eye is probably the most difficult skill to teach – especially when you consider that the standard for this work was set by Dr. Rolf, who, as everyone knows, was possessed of a truly uncanny ability. Dr. Rolf often pointed out to her students that they were looking when they needed to be seeing. But, what does that mean? Unfortunately, we have never had a complete, rigorous, well-developed method or even a consistent way to understand and teach this all-important assessment skill. What has been missing is a step-by-step procedure for cultivating the Rolfer’s way of seeing.

In this first of a kind workshop on perception, you will learn a simple two-step procedure that will easily and straightforwardly deepen and enhance your ways of perceiving. As you learn to perceive through this two-step procedure, you will naturally come to experientially understand the difference between looking and seeing. You will also find yourself spontaneously perceiving much of the territory delineated by the five taxonomies. Although this workshop is not about teaching you new techniques and strategies, as your perceptual skills increase and deepen, you will find yourself spontaneously and naturally creating new techniques and new ways of strategizing sessions. Knowing what to do first, what do next, and when to finish naturally becomes increasingly obvious.

When the doors of perception begin to open, limitations tend to turn into possibilities. Join us for a journey of discovery into the nature of perception. It just might transform your work.

Jeffrey Maitland, Ph. D.
Known as a teacher, author, and innovator, Dr. Maitland was a tenured professor of philosophy at Purdue University before becoming a Rolfer in 1979. He is also an Advanced Rolfing instructor and an ordained Zen monk. Jeff is the author of numerous professional articles on Rolfing SI and philosophy and three books: Spacious Body, Spinal Manipulation Made Simple, and Mind Body Zen. He lives and practices in Scottsdale, Arizona where he continues to explore the depths of our work

Ray McCall, M.A.
Mr. McCall has 36 years experience as a Rolfer. As a member of the RISI Advanced faculty he teaches basic, Advanced and Continuing Education classes both in the States and Abroad. His particular interest is the energetic taxonomy and how change occurs: how we more fully become and express who we are.

The content of this workshop is part the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore can be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



Neural Fascial Mobilization: Relating the Layers-Cutaneous, Muscular, Visceral and Neuromeningeal Fascias

  October 31-November 1 & November 14-15, 2014; 9 am – 5:30 pm
  AW21.14
  Jonathan Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Suzanne Picard, assistant
 

$795.00
$750.00 if paid in full 30 days before class begins.

  4 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Rolf Institute, Boulder, Colorado
  j.martine@comcast.net or call Jon 720-226-1508
  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

This stand alone class offers a focus on neuro-visceral fascias.  As nerves transition from one fascial layer or cavity to the next, there are potential sites of restriction that may lead to tension to the neural roots and dural tube. We will examine the neural and visceral work in a layered approach working from superficial, cutaneous nerves to the nerves of the muscles in the shoulder and pelvis, then to the hard frame and finally to the contents or visceral components. Tension in the nerve transitions can lead to inhibited muscle contraction, restricted spinal movement, altered coordination in the brain and asymmetric postural displays. We will weave in the relevance for SI work and “the series”, a shorter series of sessions or a single session plan.       

Through lecture, palpation and hands-on exchange, we will explore:

  • Assessments for  joints, fascia, viscera of abdomen and thorax, dural and peripheral restrictions and possible postural displays that result from these compensations.
  • Refine integrative strategies for thoracic outlet, neck and cranial base, thorax, ribs, diaphragm, spinal, trans-pelvic and SI issues.
  • Pre and Post-intervention assessments for postural displays, orthopedic, movement and subjective findings.
  • We will address fascias of the bladder, pelvic floor, root of mesentery, colon flexures, kidneys, diaphragm (related to liver/stomach), pericardium, lung suspensory ligaments,sternum/mediastinum/esophagus and details of the wraps of nerves from spinal segments to anterior body. Neural structures related to the plexis: sacral, lumbar and brachial will be reviewed as will those related to the spine and rib articulations. It is a fun mix of neural/visceral fascial work with some neck details to top it off.

Jonathan Martine is a Certified Rolfer since 1990, Certified Advanced Rolfer since 1997, Registered Movement Therapist, and Rolf Institute® Faculty member since 1993. Jonathan draws from the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, Steven Sanet ,DO,  PT’s, David Butler, Michael Shacklock, and Diane Jacobs and Chiropractor/Rolfer Don Hazen in a synthesis of nerve and visceral fascial related work.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



An Energetic Foundation for Rolfing Structural Integration: A bridge between Dr. Rolf's recipe and the wisdom of each individual's body

  Monday, May 4 – Sunday May 10, 2015 (Thur. May 7 is a day off); 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  AW5.15
  Ray McCall & Bob Schrei
 

$800
$400 due at time of enrollment

  6 RISI Structural/Manipulation Credits
  Boulder, Colorado
  Bob Schrei: rjschrei@cybermesa.com
Ray McCall: rkmccall@mac.com
  Jim Jones, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

In this 6-day workshop, we will explore accomplishing the goals of Dr. Rolf’s work by using an energetic approach which is simple, accessible, and effective. The approach, SourcePoint Therapy developed by Bob Schrei and Donna Thomson, aligns and relates a person’s physical body to the energetic blueprint that Dr. Rolf referred to in her book, “Structural Integration”. By utilizing simple body scanning techniques, we can determine where to first make physical contact and how to sequence and strategize our interventions to produce optimal results. The scan informs the questions: “Where do we start”, “where do we go next” and “when are we done.”

Rolfing Structural Integration and SourcePoint Therapy are separate, distinct modalities. SourcePoint Therapy does not replace your basic Rolfing skills - it enhances them. Rolfing SI and SourcePoint Therapy complement each other and enable a Rolfer to work in the energetic taxonomy in a consistent and coherent manner.

In the workshop participants will exchange non-formulaic sessions.

Bob Schrei is a Certified Advanced Rolfer with 27 years experience, an artist and former Zen teacher. http://sourcepointtherapy.com for more information.

Ray McCall is a Certified Advanced Rolfer with 36 years experience and teaches Basic and Advanced classes in the United States and abroad.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore CANNOT be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



The Shoulder Girdle: Support for Self-expression

This CE workshop can also be taken to earn credit towards Rolf Movement Certification.
Learn more about the Rolf Movment Certification Integrative Studies Program.

  May 6-12, 2015 (day off May 9)
  RMC2.15
  Mary Bond assisted by Juan David Velez
  $900.00
  6 Rolf Movement Credits
(6 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  Salt Lake City, UT
  Amber Leigh Burnham: amberleigh_si@yahoo.com,
  Amber Leigh Burnham: amberleigh_si@yahoo.com,
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.

Description:

Join Mary and Juan David for a 6-day exploration of the influence of shoulder girdle integration on the actions and gestures of work and play, on our interactions with others, and on breathing, core stability and gait.

The workshop is designed for structural integration practitioners to gain body reading confidence, skill in verbal cuing, and success in creating practical and transformative movement solutions for clients.

We will:

  • Understand the shoulder patterns and problems we feel in ourselves and notice in others.
  • Review the bony articulations of the arms, shoulder girdle, hands and spine.
  • Learn interventions for developing shoulder support and for improving spine, shoulder and arm articulation.
  • Develop articulation and support for gestures of giving, receiving, grasping, letting go, welcoming and stopping.
  • Use Rolf Movement work to help musicians, artists, dancers, golfers, tennis players, computer programmers and new mothers eliminate shoulder symptoms.
  • Incorporate movement work into the ten series.

Mary Bond studied with Ida Rolf from 1969 to 1972. Currently Chair of the US  Rolf Movement faculty, she has been involved in the development of movement education for Structural Integration from the early days with Judith Aston an has been profoundly influenced by the work of Hubert Godard. She is the author of "Balancing Your Body" and "The New Rules of Posture", and producer of "Heal Your Posture: A DVD Workshop". It is her joy to share her perspective of movement education.

Juan David Velez is a Faculty Member for The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. He completed his Rolf Movement certification in 1995 with Vivian Jay and Jane Harrington. His work has been highly influenced by the ideas of Hubert Godard as wells as other movement practices including Continuum Movement, Biodanza, Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement. e brings a solid anatomical and biomechanical understanding of the body as well as a playful curiosity to the exploration of embodied movement.



A Biodynamic Orientation to Perception, Touch and Treatment: A Foundational Cranio-sacral Training in Four 6-Day Modules

  Module 1: May 15-21, 2015 (day off 5/18)
Module 2: Aug 28-Sep 3, 2015 (day off 8/31)
Module 3: Dec 11-17, 2015 (day off 12/14)
Module 4: Mar 25-31, 2016 (day off 3/28) (dates subject to change and will be confirmed in 2016)
  Module 1: AW2.15
Module 2: AW3.15
Module 3: AW4.15
Module 4: AW1.16
  Carol A. Agneessens, MS. & Ray McCall, MA.
  $995 per module
  6 RISI Elective Credits per Module
  Rolf Institute, Boulder CO
  Carol A Agneessens: carolagneessens@mac.com / 831-662-3057
Ray McCall: rkmccall@mac.com / 303-449-9477
  Jim Jones, Director of Education at jjones@rolf.org or 303-449-5903 x105. See Registration and Refund Policy below.

Description:

Module 1: Cultivating Touch and Perception: the art of healing

  • An overview of cranio-sacral phenomena
    -- Zones of Perception
    -- Stillness, Resonance and Neutral
  • Cranial anatomy: sutures, meninges and sinuses
    -- The path of fluctuation: reciprocal tension membrane
  • Tissues and fluid: membranes of the soma
  • Embryological beginnings, days 1-15: engaging the core-link

This first module is offered for credit toward the Advanced Training and may be taken as a stand-alone course, but is required if a participant wishes to continue through the modules. Central to this training is the cultivation of practitioner presence from which a perception of cranio-sacral dynamics and tidal phenomena arise. This information can be immediately incorporated into your Rolfing practice.

Module 2: Facial Development: the emerging social nervous system

  • The Midline of Orientation
    -- The notochord arising
    -- Energetic nodes of function
    -- Perception of tides and beyond.
  • Anatomy of visceral and neural cranium.
  • Movement/circulation of the cranial sacral fluid
    -- Ventricles, aqueducts, canals.
  • Embryology of facial development (pharyngeal folds)
  • Engaging the Social Nervous System: vagus nerve (ventral – dorsal)

Module 3: Pulsation, Ignition and the Developmental Lemniscate Function

  • Embryological formation of heart, blood and bones
    -- Function → Structure
    -- Resonance of connective tissues
  • The embryological formation of diaphragms
    -- Ascending and descending motility
    -- Horizontal membranes
  • Urogenital formation: overview - kidneys
  • Longitudinal fluctuation: potency and amplitude
    -- Augmentation of practitioner presence and tidal response

Module 4: Midline Manifestations

  • Embryological fluid fields of the Spine:
    -- Engaging the notochord
    -- The ‘back-bone’ of structure
    -- The organiziing fulcrum of spinal segments
  • Midlines of visceral development
    -- Uro-genital formation: kidneys, bladder and gential organs
  • Tissue, Fluids and electromagnetic fields.
  • Integration and Closure
    -- Review – refine - reinforce..
    -- Application of cranio-sacral skills to health and healing

Participants will do five practice sessions between each module. From those five sessions, participants will write three case reports. Each report will be a maximum of one page and will be submitted two weeks prior to the next module.

"Techniques never healed anyone but the dialogue of the forces of the patient through the techniques will. Use them with love, not as a technician." (A.T. Still)

Ray McCall, MA. has 36 years experience as a Rolfer. As a RISI Advanced faculty member he teaches basic, Advanced and Continuing Education classes both in the states and abroad. His particular interest is the energetic taxonomy and how change occurs: how we more fully become and express who we are. Ray trained to instructor level in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Carol A Agneessens, MS. has been practicing Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement Integration for over 33 years. As a Rolfing Trainer, Rolf Movement Instructor and as a certified instructor with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, her focus includes cultivating a receptive and listening touch, expanding perceptual dimensions, and engaging the movement of formation through the study of embryology. She has come to appreciate these as key factors for sustained transformation within oneself and in working with others.

The content of this workshop is outside the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration’s Standards of Practice and therefore cannot be considered as Rolfing® Structural Integration.



International Workshops

Workshops offered in Australia

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Brazil

Nothing currently being offered.

Workshops offered in Europe

European Post-Advanced Rolfing® Work

  October 25-28 (ends at 1pm) & October 30 (start at 2 pm) – November 2(ends at 4 pm), 2014
  Peter Schwind with Christoph Sommer
  Bologna, Italy
  € 1.470 (early booking until Jan. 15, 2014: € 1.300)
Normal Registration and down payment of € 300 required by: March 15, 2014
  7 Manipulation Credits
 

Martina Berger: martina.berger@rolfing.org

Description:

This class will be continuing the concept we used following the traditional goals of Structural Integration: While dialoguing using touch with the client’s organism, we aim for better structural alignment and better functional coordination. Ideally we enable a person to move more freely while using less muscular efforts and at the same time we provide access to a large scale of expressiveness.

Clarity of analysis, effectiveness of intervention and predictability of the outcome are the signs we will follow while travelling on this road.

The themes we want to highlight will include:

  • the hands and lower arms
  • the cranium, the neck and the tempo-mandibular joint
  • the lumbar spine and pelvis as it relates to the pelvic floor and the legs

Peter Schwind, Ph.D. has been working as a Rolfer in Munich since 1980. As an instructor he has taught basic classes since 1985. He assisted and cotaught several advanced classes since 1991 and was certified as an Advanced Instructor in 1999. Peter has shared his view of working with the human organism by writing several books. Recently his book "Fascial and Membrane Technique"(Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier) has been published in English. Peter`s special interest is to build a bridge between what he considers to be the "classical" approach of Structural Integration and new developments which came up during the last years.

Christoph Sommer is Certified Advanced Rolfer and teacher of the European Modular Format at the European Rolfing Association. He has been practicing in Munich since 1986. Additional training in fascia- and membrane technique (Peter Schwind) has led him to broadening the classical structural perspective. With refined spectrum of touch – communicating with the inner human shape – his work aims at enhancing the potential for movement and human self-expression in the context of gravity.

Workshops offered in Japan

Seven Diaphrams and the Bow-String: The Fascial Continuity of Verticality and Horizontal support

  September 16-19, 2014; 9am-6pm
  Carol A. Agnessens with Hiroyoshi Tahata
  Tokyo, Japan
  108800 ~ 83800 yen
  4 RISI Manipulation Credits
 

Masaki Miura: mrmsk13@gmail.com

Description:

Standing upright and moving easily in the field of Gravity depends on the interplay between vertical and horizontal functions and structures of the body. In this four-day seminar we will explore this relationship through the goals of the ten-session Rolfing series and design a 3 session series based on this understanding. 

The horizontal planes (diaphragms) give rise to volume and depth and broaden our relationship to others and the surrounding field of gravity. The vertical dimension honors the dynamic exchange between earth and sky and individual. It is the interplay between these dimensions that is essential for alignment, coordinated movement and full-body inhabitation. 

Through Rolfing manipulation and cultivating skills in seeing, the inter-relationship between diaphragms and midline core  (the bow string) will be explored. Working within the model of horizontals and vertical (diaphragms and midline) the gravitational wave flows through the body.

The diaphragms included in this study are: respiratory, pelvic, thoracic outlet, tentorium, diaphragm of sellae, knees, and  arches of the feet. (the plantar aponeurosis). Through mind-full inhabitation of our bodies, anatomical study and session exchanges, participants will:

  • Learn manipulative techniques for working with the relationships between the seven diaphragms and core midline.
  • Cultivate skills in perception: seeing and sensing the structural patterns of an individual.
  • Design a 3-session exchange integrating the diaphragms with the core midline.
  • Experience fascia as a dynamic tissue involved in fluid homeostasis within the body.

Carol A Agneessens, MS. has been practicing Rolfing SI and Rolf Movement Integration for over 32 years. As a Rolfing Trainer, Rolf Movement Instructor and as a certified instructor with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, her focus includes cultivating an expanded perceptual field, receptive listening, and deepening sensory awareness. She has come to appreciate that these are key factors for sustained transformation within oneself and in working with others.

Hiroyoshi Tahata was certified as a Rolfer by the Rolf Institute in 1998. In 1999, he completed his Rolf Movement training in Washington DC. His training continued with advanced certification in 2002. As a Rolf Movement Instructor (2009) he brings to this work a depth of creativity and understanding which integrates the principles of structure and function through a gentle and non-invasive approach to transformation. His background in biochemistry clearly bridges the inquiry between science and art. Hiro’s work is grounded through experience and enriched by a thriving practice.



U.S. Continuing Education and Rolf Movement Workshop Registration and Refund Policy

NOTE: Cost and Credits may be different for non-Rolfers.

Effective 1/2/12. These policies are for the United States Rolf Movement and Continuing Education classes only.

Continuing Education Classes Registration and Payment Policy

50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% is due at least 21 days (3 weeks) before the start of class. Check or credit card (Visa, Mater Card, Discover or American Express) are accepted for payments.

*If payments are taken by Jim Jones at RISI:
Contact  Jim Jones, Director of Education, jjones@rolf.org, 303-449-5903 x105
You may pay by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).
To pay by credit card, call Jim’s secure phone line at 303-449-5903 x105 and leave the following credit card information.
(Please speak slowly):
Name on the card
Mailing Address of the statement if different than you mailing address
Credit Card Number
Expiration Date
Last three digits on the back of the card (four digits on front of card if American Express)

DO NOT SEND CREDIT CARD INFO IN AN EMAIL.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registrant chooses to cancel attendance: If you choose to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued, less a $40 cancellation fee, as long as the class registration coordinator has been notified in person, by phone (person to person, not a voice mail message), or by email within 21 days (3 weeks) from the start of class. No refunds, for any reason, will be issued if cancellation is received with less than 21 days (3 weeks) notice from the start of class.

RISI and/or Instructor chooses to cancel class: We reserve the right to cancel any class within 21 days (3 weeks) from the start of class if enrollment has not met the minimum participant requirements. If the class is cancelled for any reason by RISI or Instructor, all class tuition and fees paid will be refunded. We strongly advise confirming with RISI that the class has a minimum number of students registered before making nonrefundable travel reservations. We will not be held responsible for any loss of travel fees paid.



The Rolf Institute does not discriminate against race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status in admissions or in its education program or activities.

Note: Tuition, fees, class dates/times, class location and faculty are all subject to change. The Rolf Institute attempts to give as much advance notice as possible of any changes.