Content of the basic training

Usually, you will meet several teachers during your training. The way the Basic training is set up provides students with an opportunity to experience different styles of teaching.

The maximum number of students per teacher is 8-10, which allows the instructors to have an individual approach to each student and his/her specific learning needs. Taught through well-illustrated lectures, experiential exercises and guided palpation, the classes are designed to provide the optimal learning experience.

You will learn about:

  • Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology from a specific Rolfing® point of view, including the latest scientific findings (fascial, cranial and visceral anatomy and physiology, joint biomechanics, neuroscience, embryology, work with trauma).
  • Principles, history and development of Rolfing®.
  • Differentiating through touch the qualities of connective tissues in the body and to recognize bony landmarks, muscle contractions, and tissue densities.
  • Theoretical background of each of the ten sessions.
  • Developing a treatment strategy for the ten sessions.
  • The introduction to Rolf Movement® Integration – functional / movement aspects of Rolfing®.
  • Body reading – to perceptively read relevant body structures and movement patterns.
  • Having a clear sense of your place within the therapeutic relationship.
  • Maintaining awareness of your own and your client’s body.
  • Building skills and professional ethics of the field.