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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
  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
  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.


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.)
  Jeff Maitland, Ph.D. & Ray McCall, M.A


  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.


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 of 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
  Jonathan Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Suzanne Picard, assistant

$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.


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.

The Embodied Gait

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

  January 22, 23, 24 2015 ; 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  Rebecca Carli & Tessy Brungradt
  3 RISI Movement Credits
  Claymont, Charlestown West Virginia
  Audrey McCann - audrey@baltimorerolfer.com
  Audrey McCann - audrey@baltimorerolfer.com
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  Please see Refund Policy.


Gait is coordination, a rhythm with all parts present to create the whole. This three-day workshop explores the many factors that combine to create the gestalt of a person’s gait. Given that gait is one of our oldest and most complex patterns of coordination, knowing how, when and where to intervene can be a challenge for even the most skilled practitioner. Yet, how a person walks greatly influences the formation of their structure and their ability to integrate session goals.  Therefore, as practitioners, expanding and refining our skills in gait intervention is fundamental to a successful practice. 

Some of the topics that Tessy and Rebecca will explore are:

  • Ligamentous and osseous mobilization of the foot for motion
  • Influence of gravity on gait
  • Differentiation between lesion and inhibition relevant to gait
  • Spinal mechanics influential to gait
  • Bridging sensory awareness with motor pathways as the basis for gait intervention

Rebecca Carli is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement faculty member. Her private practice is in Chevy Chase MD.

Tessy Brungardt is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Advanced Rolfing Faculty member. Her private practice is in Baltimore MD.

Decision Making in the Ten Series

  March 2-7, 2015; 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  Mark I. Hutton

$1,025.00 (includes six catered lunches)

  6 RISI Manipulation Credits
  Soldotna, Alaska at the Soldotna Sports Center
  Contact Martha at 907-260-1914 or huttonm2@gmail.com or refer to www.markhuttonrolfing.com
  Mail deposit of $500 to: Hutton Rolfing, Inc., 36765 Jim Dahler Road, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Contact Martha at 907-260-1914 or huttonm2@gmail.com for further information.
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.


This workshop will cover muscle testing as one methodology to determine (1) key structural and functional truths to support work in the ten series (2) priority objectives, techniques and strategies for the Ten Series and (3) how to incorporate key client anatomical, physiological, and emotional issues (ie. shoulder injuries, low back problems, spine and neck issues and strong tissue memory issues) into the design and conduct of a series. It will also serve as a decision making tool to help the student focus on priority issues of form and function when condensing or modifying ten series guidelines into advanced three or five non formalistic series.
This workshop will be designed for Rolfing/structural integration practitioners who wish to improve their skills in structural and functional assessment to support work in both the Ten Series and in series as you practice them. This class recognizes the inherent differences in each Rolfer and the differing levels of seeing and assessing their clients. It will provide fool proof tools to determine the most important and appropriate strategies, techniques and objectives for each session. 

Attendees will be taught the concepts of muscle testing as developed and practiced by Dr. David Hawkins (POWER VS. FORCE, TRUTH VS. FALSEHOOD, HEALING AND RECOVERY and THE DISCOVERY) and Dr. Jerome Rerucha (INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENTS). It will also include segments from Dr. Bruce Lipton (THE WISDOM OF THE CELL) regarding epigenetics and how the field influences energetic behavior. These authors teach that this pathway can help us separate truth from falsehood, perception from reality, and context from content. This form of muscle testing has been developed to replace subjective judgments and decisions with a state of awareness and being that ensures an expression held in the present moment of our most authentic being. It has been developed to ensure that we are truly dealing with the most important things that matter in the expression of the person as a whole being: from the clients’ most innate requirements. It assumes that the client is the answer book.

The workshop is not designed to leave the student with the impression or feeling that muscle testing is the only way to do this work. We will recognize others who have gone before us that use other methods and means to assess their clients. Nothing we teach will diminish the body of work of seeing and being represented by the historic and iconic works of those like Salveson, McCall, and Maitland.  I will represent that this is nothing more and nothing less than one additional way to support our work. It will be all hands-on work. 

Mark is a Certified Advanced Rolfer with a BS and MS and five years of post-graduate studies. He has been in private practice in Alaska for almost 18 years and has had over 27,000 sessions with clients from almost every continent, every section of the states and every walk of life. His passion has been to investigate every aspect of the ten series to try and thoroughly understand and utilize what Dr. Rolf originally taught. Mark has specialized in structural and functional aspects of pain, malalignment and dysfunction. His professional goal is to utilize every method and tool available to help the maximum number of people within the Rolfing context which he believes is the most successful modality available today. Mark has a personal investment in making sure every student has the opportunity to understand and apply the teachings from the workshop. He has been using and teaching muscle testing for the last 9 years.

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.

Yield: An Alternative Perspective for Effecting Functional & Structural Change

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

  April 1-4, 2015
  Carol A. Agneessens / Hiroyoshi Tahata (guest instructor)
  4 RISI Movement Credits
  The Subud Center, 3800 Soquel San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA 95073 (Santa Cruz area)
  Carol A Agneessens. carolagneessens@mac.com
  Carol A Agneessens. carolagneessens@mac.com
A $200.00 non-refundable deposit reserves your space in this workshop. Enrollment is limited/register early. Please make check payable to:
Carol A Agneessens, 114 Rio del Mar Blvd., Aptos, CA 95003
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.


This 4-day exploration presents new dimensions in working from the perspective of Yield. This approach arises naturally as a practitioner cultivates awareness of their own interoceptive state. Shifting to this point of reference establishes a neutral field of relationship between practitioner and client. Attending to this ‘field phenomena’ facilitates a depth of transformation.
In this context, Yield is an active orientation and contact with the scaffold (the cellular matrix). The cell is the minimal unit of life.  It interacts with its surroundings for survival and growth. This interaction is the most primal movement of life. After moving independently, the cell develops interactive communication with its surroundings, transforming itself toward greater "order" and a collective and functioning form, such as an organ. Yield underlies all other movements and supports the emergence of a coherent and motile field throughout the body, cultivating both depth and reorganization.

This training will:

  • Focus on Core sessions (4th hr through 7th hr ) of the 10 series with Yielding touch.
  • Introduce a novel approach to the 7th hour, integrating the mouth, nose and core space.
  • Explore the relationship and connectivity of the client’s system with their surrounding space and a whole-body sense of personal kinesphere.
  • Deepen the practitioner’s ability to resonate with the field relationship arising between themselves and their clients.

Hiroyoshi Tahata is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Instructor. In 2014, he presented a 3-day seminar, which was a break-through experience for Rolfing faculty and practitioners, transforming the parameters of how structure and function are perceived. In 1999, Hiro began exploring the movement of Yield and has cultivated and deepened his understanding of this primal action over the past 15 years. The approach he has developed is transformative and broadens a practitioner’s field of perception and informed touch. Before taking the Rolfing training, Hiro worked as a research biochemist for 9 years where he studied megakaryocyte potentiating activity, furthering his knowledge of the cellular matrix and random fluctuation. Hiro is a Rolf Movement instructor and presently resides in Tokyo, Japan. For more information & photos of Hiro’s work: www.rolfinger.com/HirozWork.html.

As a Rolfing and Rolf-Movement Instructor, Carol A Agneessens explores the dynamic interplay of function, structure, and the ongoing exchange between internal sensation and outward expression. Her understanding of the role perception plays in transforming physical, emotional and social engagement patterns is resourced through deepening studies in embryology and biodynamic craniosacral therapy.

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
  Ray McCall & Bob Schrei

$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.


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)
  Mary Bond assisted by Juan David Velez
  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.


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.


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.

Deepening the Ten Series

  August 7, 8, 9, 2015; 9:00 am – 5:30 pm daily
  Valerie Berg & Ellen Freed
  3 RISI Elective Credits
  Albuquerque, NM
  Valerie Berg 505-341-1167; val03@gmail.com
Ellen Freed 302-383-1505; ofreed@me.com
  Valerie Berg 505-341-1167 val03@gmail.com. See Registration and Refund Policy below.


This 3 day workshop will re-awaken inspiration for doing the Ten Series with your clients. Fascial layers, how to work with them, and their relationships throughout the Ten Series will be presented so the interconnectedness of these sessions can be seen and embodied in new and practical ways.

This class will be useful to Rolfers who want a deeper understanding of the ten series, for Rolfers who have abandoned the series all together, and for long time Rolfers who are looking for some inspiration.

Ellen Freed has been a Rolfer since 1990, and loves and teaches the 10 series at the Rolf Institute since 2004. She practices in Delaware. Member of RISI faculty and Certified Advanced Rolfer

Valerie Berg Certified Advanced Rolfer and member of RISI faculty. Rolfer for 26 years, loves the ten series and also teaches Structural Aging. Practices in New Mexico

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

Embodying Rolf's Structural Integration Recipe: Perceptive and Coordinative Underpinnings

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

  August 26 – September 1, 2015 (August 29 is day off); 9am-5:30pm
  Kevin Frank
  6 Rolf Movement Credits
(6 Days Credit toward Rolf Movement Certification)
  Resources in Movement Studio, Holderness, NH
  Kevin Frank at kkfrank@earthlink.net or call 603 968 9585
  Send $450 deposit to: Resources in Movement, 5 Franks Ln, Holderness, NH 03245
Please see Registration Policy.
  Please see Refund Policy.


Fascial mobilization is a uniquely effective strategy for integrating structure. At the same time, fascial work can overshadow what lies behind its effectiveness. Posture integrates because of inherent Body Movement Intelligence, something Ida Rolf defined in specific terms. This workshop is a chance to clarify what inherent body movement intelligence is, and to learn how:

  • Rolf’s series reflects an astute summary of how human architecture is designed to move and meet demand. Rolf’s 10 session recipe builds a step by step restoration of competent function, through differentiation of the body’s sensory and motor maps.
  • Self-care can be designed to mirror the goals of the series
  • Rolf’s goals can be evoked in the absence of fascial mobilization.
  • We can clarify these goals and how to evoke them across a broad spectrum of clients and situations, on and off the table.
  • We demonstrate the values of the SI series at each step, so clients are educated to understand the point of each session’s work and its application to life’s challenges.

In this course we learn to feel and teach the natural truth of the structural integration series as perceptive/coordinative experience, and build the embodiment that supports us to teach it. Each day we will move together, as a group, in pairs, and individually in order to build an essential movement vocabulary for SI work.

Kevin Frank is an Advanced Certified Rolfer and Rolf Institute Movement Instructor. He has worked with the tonic function approach to structural integration since 1991 and writes articles on this work. (http://www.resourcesinmovement.com/Archive.htm) He is the co-author (with Caryn McHose) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. In addition to his work with Hubert Godard, Kevin sources his work in the embodiment processes of Continuum (Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper), the meditative inquiry work of Toni Packer, and Zen practice at the Rochester Zen Center. He also is informed by the perceptual movement curricula developed by Caryn McHose.


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


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.

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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)


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.