The concept we use for this class follows 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.
However, our practice teaches us that frequently we have to be quite modest with our expectations. The great results are not showing as often as the small improvements.
This course wants to value efficient sequences of small improvements that aim for integration of the whole. We may see a fairly sophisticated unfolding while working at a level of non-dramatic intensity which respects both the outside action and the inner being of the person. Clarity of analysis, effectiveness of intervention and predictability of the outcome are the signs we will follow while travelling on this road.
The training will consist of two parts, a two-week segment in Vienna, Austria, and a three-week segment in Bologna, Italy.
While the first two weeks of training follow a fairly strict schedule, the second part will offer much more time for exploration and improvisation.
We will develop goals for a series of three advanced sessions. These goals will be tailored to the individual needs of the client, to the personal structural and functional patterns. We will relate this concept of a series of three advanced sessions to the historical context of our work, by discussing the series of four advanced sessions that Ida had taught originally during the 1970ies and to the series of five advanced sessions that Peter Schwind has learned from Emmet Hutchins and Peter Melchior during the early eighties. This course may be characterized by respect for tradition and openness for innovation.
Practitioners will exchange three sessions on each other and give three sessions to models.
The learning objectives of the second part of the training are:
To see the goals of the basic ten sessions in new light and to practically do “traditional” Rolfing with less effort
- To recognize clearly the main restrictions within the individual pattern related to all types of fascia
- To develop a sequence of three sessions that meets the client’s needs
- To master technique in such a way that allows communication with all the different types of connective tissue
- To apply technique in a way that is convincing to the client’s organism, using various modes of touch in a precise and efficient way.
Advanced Rolfing® Training in Vienna (04.06.–15.06.2018) and Bologna (01.10. – 18.10.2018):
Training Fee: € 4.600.-