Continuing Education

The ERA is committed to the academic growth and ongoing development of therapeutic skills in all of its graduates. As a result, we maintain a rich and varied program of 2 to 6-day workshops. All Certified Rolfers must complete a minimum of eighteen days of approved continuing education over a period of three to seven years in preparation for their Advanced Rolfing® Training; this is a requirement to maintain the Rolfing® certification.

Continuing Education studies can cover a broad range of relevant subjects. Certified Rolfers may take workshops in specific manipulative techniques or may explore other related fields such as Cranio Sacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation. In addition, as part of the Advanced Training requirements, there are also Rolf Movement workshops offered frequently as well.

To fulfill the requirements in preparation for the Advanced Rolfing Training, credits from all three areas are required:

  • Manipulation — Structural
  • Manipulation — Internal Motion (visceral or cranio-sacral manual work)
  • Movement — Rolf Movement

Beyond this 3 to 7 year commitment to further education and development, the ERA encourages its members to develop a life-long program to do so.  In support of this goal, the ERA is constantly seeking courses and instructors to support the members interest and continuing development in three areas.

  • Post – Basic Certification workshops which are frequently used by the majority of members as a way to prepare for their Advanced Training.
  • Post – Advanced Certification workshops which are closed to all but Advanced Rolfers.
  • Post – Movement Certification workshops

Members of ERA receive regular updates and announcements of workshops and training opportunities, or can find them easily at the bottom of this page.

These continuing education requirements are among the many ways in which the ERA maintains its high standards and demonstrates them to the community.

Mentoring Program

_MG_0816This program is designed to encourage Certified Rolfers to participate in the unique style of learning that can take place in a one-on-one situation. This is another way for Rolfers to obtain Continuing Education credit while benefiting from the expertise of more experienced peers. The program has been developed with the goals of encouraging learning through mentoring, building community, and providing accessible education. The mentoring program is used by all graduates of ERA as it is part of the support students receive within the Basic Rolfing SI training – 5 mentoring sessions are required as part of that program.

Outside that program, mentoring can also be used to accumulate the CE credits for Advanced Rolfing Training, or simply as part of an ongoing career development for individuals interested in this form of support.

The following must be present in a mentoring series
1. Supervised work where the Mentor watches the Rolfer.
2. Time for discussion between the Mentor and the Rolfer.
3. Chance for the Rolfer to ask questions of the Mentor regarding private practice.

The following are other possibilities for the series
1. Four handed work with clients
2. The Rolfer receiving a session from the Mentor
3. The Mentor receiving a session from the Rolfer, and giving feedback.
4. The Rolfer observing sessions given by the Mentor.

 

Date Event
13.10.2017 — 15.10.2017
From Planes to Shapes, Spheres and Spaces   Instructor: Harvey Burns
Language: English   Location: Werkstatt Krähe – Raum für Kreative, Wien
21.10.2017 — 22.10.2017
Geschäftlich erfolgreich als Rolfer™ Modul 1: Den Grundstein legen   Instructor: Simone Angermann, Sabine Roseburg
Language: German   Location: Münster, Münster GERMANY
01.11.2017 — 05.11.2017
Bone Work by Sharon Wheeler   Instructor: Sharon Wheeler
Language: English   Location: ArtGerecht, Langenargen
20.01.2018 — 22.01.2018
3-day-workshop for Rolfers™: Preparation for the Advanced Rolfing® Training 2018   Instructor: Christoph Sommer
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
20.01.2018 — 21.01.2018
Geschäftlich erfolgreich als Rolfer™ Modul 2: Ich und die anderen   Instructor: Simone Angermann, Sabine Roseburg
Language: German   Location: Münster, Münster GERMANY
26.01.2018 — 28.01.2018
Basics of Visceral Manipulation in the Context of Rolfing®   Instructor: Konrad Obermeier
Language: English   Location: Yoga-Limmat, Zürich
09.02.2018 — 11.02.2018
Exploring the shoulder girdle and arms   Instructor: Pierpaola Volpones
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
10.03.2018 — 11.03.2018
Geschäftlich erfolgreich als Rolfer™ Modul 3: Rhythmus und langer Atem   Instructor: Simone Angermann, Sabine Roseburg
Language: German   Location: Münster, Münster GERMANY
20.04.2018 — 22.04.2018
Review of the 10 sessions - part 1   Instructor: Pierpaola Volpones
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
03.05.2018 — 06.05.2018
Tail End by Sharon Wheeler   Instructor: Sharon Wheeler
Language: English   Location: ArtGerecht, Langenargen
11.05.2018 — 13.05.2018
Spatial arrangement of pelvis and legs   Instructor: Gerhard Hesse
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
18.06.2018 — 20.06.2018
The Spine and how it works   Instructor: Tessy Brungardt
Language: English   Location: Hotel Re Enzo, Bologna
30.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Review of the 10 sessions - part 2   Instructor: Pierpaola Volpones
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
23.11.2018 — 25.11.2018
Review of the 10 sessions - part 3   Instructor: Pierpaola Volpones
Language: English   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE