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In this video Dr Ida Rolf Institute® Europe Faculty Member Peter Schwind Dr. phil., explains the concepts and practice of the Advanced Training that will take place from 19 Sep 2022 to 09 May 2023, taught by himself and assisted by DIRI Faculty Member, Juan David Vélez. He has also included a…
Scars are the result of accidental or intentional openings of skin and deeper tissues, that usually would not have been exposed to the outside world. The remaining lines we see after wound healing on the skin is not the whole story, often far from it. In the attempt to not only seal the unwanted…
Already as a child I was confronted with the topic of chronic pain. When I was about 11 years old, both of my Achilles tendons became inflamed. Over the following years, the pain spread to my entire feet and lower legs. I slipped from one relieving posture to the next and before long my knees,…
Our culture teaches us that good or optimal posture is achieved by lifting the chin, throwing the shoulders back, bracing the back and tucking in the gut. It is interesting to note that the body shape, our culture adopts as ideal, is practically a prescription for creating and/or strengthening the…
As a former university physical education teacher, why did you decide to become a Rolfer®? Hello everybody, I’m Markus Roßmann. So, after studying sport, I really wanted to learn something to treat and to touch people and I really didn’t want to become a physiotherapist. I am not sure why, but I…
As a Sport scientist, why did you choose to become a Rolfer®? When I started my studies in Sport Science, at the Technical University Munich, some of the work, the ideas and concepts of Rolfing were somewhat already familiar to me. I had finished my first Ten Series just before my first semester…
Musical instrumental training is based on three foundations: technical training / posture and practice structure musical expression / emotionality, sensations and their realisation historical background and analysis of works. As a main subject teacher for the viola, in my daily teaching work…
To convey text or message, the expressive presence of an actor's or singer's body and voice is essential. Working on fascias enhances body availability, to vary the possibilities of expression games, and Rolfing Movement™ helps to harmonise the coordination of movements, confirming the agility of…
For many years, it has always been a special pleasure for me to work with musicians. As a member of a vocal ensemble, my professional interest in the specific challenges of the musical profession is combined with my personal joy in making music. Together with my wife, Bettina Löns (PT and dancer)…
Although I had my first Rolfing® session 45 years ago when I was still working as a professional musician, my recall of the experience is still very present. At the time, I had been playing all kinds of drums and percussion instruments since I was quite young. But my Rolfing experience was whilst…