About ERA

The European Rolfing® Association e.V. (ERA) is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1991 for the benefit of all Certified Rolfers® practising in Europe, we are responsible for representing the profession to the European community and supporting our present members. A Rolfer must be a member of our association in order to be certified to practice Rolfing in Europe. Our school, Dr Ida Rolf Institute® Europe is responsible for the formation of new practitioners and continuing education.

There are three strategic pillars underlying our organisation:

  • Development of our Method — Brand and method awareness and recognition by the general public, healthcare organisations and government agencies.
  • Formation in our Method — Three distinct Certification programs for people interested in Rolfing as a career, as well as further development of our members.
  • Membership Service & Support — Support services and guidance for all members, common European marketing programs, affiliate network of Regional Rolfing Associations, and Continuing Education for the life-long development of our members.

What we do:

We market ourselves to the widest possible European audience and are presently engaged in the following…

  • We actively maintain development, training and scientific co-operation with the Dr. Ida Rolf Rolf Institute (DIRI) and its affiliate organisations.
  • We hold Biennial Meetings for our membership with conferences and workshops. 
    • Read the review of our 2022 meeting on "Encounters - New Realities & Perspectives in Rolfing".
    • Our theme in the upcoming Biennial Meeting (11.-17. April 2024) will be "Resilient Through Rolfing". More information will be published soon.
  • We actively work with our network of Regional Associations to:
    • promote the formal recognition of our method – Structural Integration in individual countries,
    • develop marketing and communication programs that position Rolfing Structural Integration as a valuable Complementary Discipline within the holistic, preventative and complementary health-fields.
    • deliver materials that can be of direct services to our members throughout Europe.
  • We seek to deliver and maintain the highest quality standards in our education programs and are supported by our multi-lingual European Faculty who continuously enrich their own education so that we can offer the most up to date content available. We also offer training in multiple locations and we teach in local languages.
  • We operate for the benefit of our members offering guidance, continuing professional development, common standards of practice and practical advice. The establishment of networking, mentoring and supervision systems to support our members, are measures help us maintain and meet the high standards expected of Rolfing Structural Integration practitioners by clients worldwide.

Latest News:

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