Lael Katharine Keen
Lael Katharine Keen comes from a family of Rolfers™. Both her mother and step-father trained with Ida Rolf and were members of the Rolf Institute Faculty before her. She has been on the Rolfing® Structural Integration and Rolf Movement® Faculty for the Rolf Institute, since 1994 and and is founding member of the Brazilian Rolfing Association.
She is an also a practitioner and teacher (at the Advanced level) of Somatic Experiencing (Dr. Peter Levine’s innovative approach to treating post-traumatic stress through the body) and has been teaching Somatic Experiencing for the Foundation for Human Enrichment since 1998. She is a founding member of the Brazilian SE Association (SE Brasil) and a senior member of the Brazilian faculty.
Lael also holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and has taught and studied Ki-Aikido most of her adult life. She lives in the south of Brazil with her husband and daughter.
Sally Klemm is an internationally recognized Rolf Institute instructor who teaches worldwide while maintaining a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. Native of Berkeley, California, Sally is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science.
After a 4-year sailing voyage around the world, Sally was introduced to Rolfing Structural Integration by Stacey Mills, who convinced her to stop trimming sails and start aligning bodies. Having followed Stacey’s good counsel, Sally has called Honolulu home since 1983, where her private practice includes the Hawaiian Healing Arts and Visionary Craniosacral Work©, as well as RolfingStructural and Movement Integration.
Sally’s extraordinary ability to blend an organized cognitive style with deeply intuitive understanding reflects her fascination with the unity of the psyche and the soma. Sally joined the Rolf Institute Faculty in 1995.
Til Luchau has been on the Rolf Institute faculty since
1989, began his structural integration studies with Ida
Rolf’s students in 1983, and certified with the Rolf
Institute in 1987. As the Chair of the Foundations of Rolfing
Structural Integration faculty until 1997, Til played a
key role in originating the curriculum that has evolved
into the current Therapeutic Relationship and Skillful
Touch segments of the Foundations training.
Michael Murphy ~ more to come
Konrad Obermeier completed his academic explorations with a university degree in Communications and Anthropology. He discovered the somatic field, extensively studied Yoga in India in the 1980s and became a Rolfer in 1991. Incorporating visceral and cranial approaches in his structural work deepened his interest in anatomy as a fundamental basis of Structural Integration. For many years, his specific interest has been the work of the German Embryologist Dr. Erich Blechschmidt and his notion of differentiation and growth of the human structure as a developmental movement.
Konrad cooperated in the field of Continuum Movement with Susan Harper, studied the Biodynamic approach in the Cranial field with Franklyn Sills and has followed the work of Hubert Godard since 1993. Over the years Konrad supported the expanding European Rolfing Community in different ways. He has been teaching anatomy classes for the ERA e.V. for several years and was nominated to the Life Sciences Faculty in 2009.
Pedro Prado, Ph.D.
Pedro Prado, PhD , of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a member of the Advanced and Movement Faculties of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. In 1981, he became the first Certified Rolfer from Brazil and brought the work to Latin America. He was a founding member of Brazil’s regional Rolfing association, Associação Brasileira de Rolfing (ABR).
With his background as a clinical psychologist and previous experience as a professor of Somatic Psychology at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Pedro's special contributions to Structural Integration have centered on movement and the behavioral dimensions of the work. He has also developed extensive clinical and teaching protocols to both track and evaluate SI process outcomes, and to enhance awareness of the psychobiological perspective.
Since 1998, Pedro has been a practitioner of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE); and is now an SE Instructor. He has developed a method called Structural Stretches that draws upon the principles and wisdom of both SI and SE.