In order of appearance in the programme.
Michael Salveson was trained as a Rolfer™ by Dr. Rolf in 1970 and as an Advanced Rolfer™ in 1972. In 1974 he was trained by Dr. Rolf to be one of the 5 original Rolfing® Instructors. He was president of the Rolf Institute from 1979 – 1982, during which time, with the support of Georgette Delvaux and Michelle Ghinouac, he initiated and taught the first European Rolfing® training. He has been an Advanced Rolfing® Instructor since 1984. Together with Jan Sultan he developed the non-formulistic approach to the Advanced Training. He is now teaching post advanced workshops. He has been practicing Taoist Chi Gong for 25 years.
Georgette Delvaux (assisting Michael Salveson)
Dr. Delvaux, DC, was born in Luxembourg. Originally trained as a translator, she speaks five languages. She studied psychology at the University of Geneva, in Switzerland, and came to the United States to study Rolfing. She graduated from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, in 1979, and was certified as an Advanced Rolfer® in 1986. A licensed chiropractor since 1992, Dr. Delvaux also practices craniosacral osteopathy. She pursues an interest in nutritional science, and she likes to practice the cello in her spare time.
Kevin Frank is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement® Practitioner and Rolf Movement® Instructor at DIRI. He has worked with the Godard-derived Tonic Function Model since 1991 and has written on this topic from 1995 to the present. Kevin advocates for an “information system” view of structural integration to help bring this field of SI into congruence with modern understanding of motor control and perceptive/coordinative processes.
Caryn McHose (assisting Kevin Frank)
Caryn McHose (Assistant) is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner. She is the collaborator for Bodystories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, and The Place of Dance, by Andrea Olsen and is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. Caryn has taught perceptual approaches to movement education for over 45 years.
France Hatt-Arnold is a Rolf Movement™ Instructor for the Rolf Institute (1994) and a Rolfing® Instructor for the European Modular training program (2007). She certified as a Rolf Movement™ practitioner in 1986, a Certified Rolfer™ in 1990 and an Advanced Certified Rolfer™ in 1996. Her private practice is located in Geneva, Switzerland since 1986.
France was raised in an environment of music and movement education. Her research towards gracious movement supported by a resilient and receptive body is anchored in fascial work that eases gravity flow, and the integration of gravity into daily life’s general movement. Familiar with traditional Rolf Movement™ taught 25 years ago, and inspired by Hubert Godard’s more recent scientific and philosophical contributions, she has blended his work and research into her teaching and practice of Rolfing® and Rolf Movement™.
France regularly teaches the Rolfing® Modular training and Rolf Movement™ training for the Rolf Institute. She also teaches Rolf Movement™ classes to her clients, dancers, physiotherapists and orthopaedists.
Charlotte Fraser: Co-Founder Pilot PR
Charlotte is a Media Relations specialist with over 20 years’ experience specialising in the Luxury Lifestyle, Health, Spa and Wellness sectors. A qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist, Charlotte has a special interest in spas and wellness. She has worked on successful campaigns for the award-winning Mayr Health Spa, Ananda – In the Himalayas, Grayshott Spa, and Preidlhof. A keen writer, Charlotte has been a magazine columnist and also contributed to a variety of print, online and broadcast media on topical health issues. Prior to setting up Pilot PR, Charlotte worked for 11 years as a Company Director in a large international agency, before branching out to provide trouble-shooting and consultancy services, in-house training, workshops and mentoring for a range of PR agencies, luxury travel and health-sector companies.
Mandy Gore-Booth: Co-Founder Pilot PR
A seasoned strategist & corporate relations specialist, Mandy has spent her career immersed in the luxury travel, property and lifestyle sector, and worked across a variety of independent and corporate clients both in the UK and abroad. Mandy, who is originally from Jamaica, has also worked on a host of PR campaigns for the wellness sector with clients such as Preidlhof, Cytoplan Ltd, Rolfing®UK, Rosalena Skincare and Simply Healing.
Marina Blandini – A Polyedric Artist
Marina has been actively researching and practising the Art of Movement for over 43 years. She is a Professor of Contemporary Dance, an Advanced Rolfer™, and a Rolf Movement™ practitioner.
An expert in building bridges amongst varied cultures, Marina’s competence lies in finding points of reciprocal enrichment. Her work as an artist in the field of choreography and videomaking has been appreciated in over twenty-five countries in the world. Her films have been showed in the world’s leading video festivals, in museums and contemporary art galleries.
Passionate about the environment, Marina was Guest of Honour at the GAIA Awards in 1989 and also invited to the world’s first Earth Summit – The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Her video “Damças com a Terra” was exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Rio and Bahia.
Certified since 2004, Nicola is also a Rolf Movement™ Practitioner (2009) and a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ (2014). Based in Bari, Italy, Nicola offers Rolfing® and Gyrotonic® sessions to clients as well as leads training workshops for ERA and is a Faculty Member of the European Rolf Movement™
Having originally studied dance in Italy and Germany, Nicola became a professional dancer and later, teacher and choreographer, working throughout Europe for over 25 years. Initially a ballet dancer, Nicola’s career developed to include contemporary dance, singing and acting. Each of these different forms of expression and body language afforded the developing, dissolving and evolving of new insights and intuitions. Not only has Nicola‘s career as a dancer driven his interest in achieving greater flexibility and balance, it has also allowed him the opportunity to meet and observe many artistic personalities. This has positively influenced his personal and professional development and his daily approach towards different situations, emotions, people and cultures.
A background rich in different methods of somatic education and bodywork including Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Yoga, TaiJi, Shiatzu, and Gyrotonic® (he has been an instructor since 2004), Rolfing®, in particular, attracted Nicola for its solid and subtle quality of touch, perception and attention.
Peter Schwind Dr. phil. M.A. was certified as a Rolfer™ in 1980, as a Rolfing® Instructor in 1985 and as an Advanced Instructor in 1999. In the eighties he brought – as the European Representative of the Rolf Institute – all of the first generation teachers of Ida Rolf to Europe, including: Michael Salveson, Jan Sultan, Peter Melchior, Tom Wing, Emett Hutchins, Jim Asher and Stacey Mills. He also was supervised over some time by Ida Rolf`s son Richard Demmerle C.D.
Peter assisted the teachers of the first generation in Basic Trainings, Advanced Trainings and workshops in the US and in Europe.
He is the author of several books that have been translated into various languages. He has founded the MUNICH GROUP as an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate courses which are open for practitioners of various manual approaches. And he is director of the MUNICH GROUP MEDIA that focuses on the production of DVDs featuring the new approaches of Jean-Pierre Barral D.O. (UK).
Robert Schleip PhD, International Rolfing® Instructor and International Fascial Anatomy Teacher. Robert has been an enthusiastic certified Rolfer™ since 1978. Additionally to his private Rolfing® and teaching he directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, which is at the forefront of international fascia research (www.fasciaresearch.de). He holds on M.A. degree in psychology and a PhD in human biology; and has also been a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987.
Robert’s pioneering work on active fascial contractility was awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. A particular interset of his Rolfing® practice is working with scoliosis. His teaching focuses on the neural dynamics of the myofascial net and incorporates psychosocial values of the human potential movement.
Carlo Ventura is MD, PhD, Cardiologist and Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy. Director of the National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering of the National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems (NIBB) – Eldor Lab, at the Innovation Accelerators of CNR, Bologna, Italy. Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Stem Cells, and Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
His studies aim at exploring Cell Biology in the light of Physics, using magnetic fields, nanomechanical vibration, and light to develop a Regenerative Medicine relying upon the diffusive features of these physical energies, to afford efficient reprogramming in situ of tissue-resident stem cells. This strategy is paving the way to a Regenerative/Precision Medicine executed without the needs for cell or tissue transplantation, and based upon the enhancement of our self-healing potential..
Lael Katharine Keen
Lael Katharine Keen teaches Rolfing® at the basic and advanced levels and Rolf Movement. She completed her training as a Rolfer™ in 1984 in Boulder, Colorado and later moved to Brazil where she became a founding member of the Brazilian Rolfing® Association. She has studied Tonic Function with Hubert Godard since 2000. She also teaches Somatic Experiencing® (Peter Levine’s trauma work) at all levels, for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, and has studied and taught Ki-Aikido since 1978. She holds certification as an Anthroposophic Art Therapist and an Educator for the Bates Method of Vision. She is fascinated by the way that structure, function and destiny intertwine in the human being to create our states of health, ease and dis/ease and how we, as Rolfers™ may intervene to change this process towards greater levels of pleasure, joy and embodiment.
Anna Koller-Wilmking, Germany
Anna Koller-Wilmking is a pediatrician, working in Southern Germany with a main focus on homeopathy. Besides that she is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ since1993 and has integrated Rolfing® into her paediatric practice ever since, working mostly with infants and children.
Thomas Heinrich: Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement PractitionerTM, teacher in Training at the ERA, psychologist (Dipl.-Psych.) and International Trainer for Bioenergetic Analysis has studied the connections between body and psyche for over 30 years.
Pierpaola Volpones: A member of the Rolf Institute since 1986 and an International and European Rolfing and Rolf Movement™ Faculty member, Pierpaola is a certified Rolf Movement™ Practitioner (1986), a Rolfer™ (1988), and a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ (1996). Since 2006, Pierpaola has been an International Rolfing®and Rolf Movement™ Instructor, while she continues to run her own Rolfing® practice. As well as teaching the Basic Rolfing® Trainings, Pierpaola is very active in setting, supporting and teaching the modular Rolfing®trainings in Italy.
In her continuing education, Pierpaola participated in Rolfing® workshops with Jeff Maitland, Jan Sultan, Michael Salveson, and Peter Schwind. She also participated in visceral manipulation workshops with Jean Pierre Barral, Didier Pratt and Alain Croibier. Her Rolf Movement™ background has been greatly informed by the teachings and workshops of Hubert Godard.
Pierpaola graduated as a Physical Educator (1976) and with a degree in Sociology (1982). Prior to Rolfing®, she was a Physical Education teacher in state schools, a swimming instructor, and for over ten years, a Movement and applied kinesis therapist in private centres; here she worked with people with scoliosis, back pain, and arthritis. Pierpaola also co-founded a body-oriented theatre in her home-town of Rimini, Italy; she worked with the group for five years doing street performances, organizing festivals and events, and holding workshops with both adults and children.