Interview

Interview | Ali
Dancers are interested in the process of Rolfing® because it provides them with a different experience of their body than their daily training. They regain circulation, flexibility, fluidity, lightness and confidence that they can integrate into their technical and artistic work. Because the…
Interview | Ali
Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘In the last 30 years of being a Rolfer, I learnt that I really can trust gravity, in different ways. First of all, as the only force I know which has a predicable direction. So, this is something which is important for the orientation of…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘I was first introduced to Ida’s words as a graduate student in dance. I had not yet been Rolfed nor had I ever met a Rolfer, but I was inspired then and now, 37 years later I continue to be inspired, by the concept of gravity as central…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘I was Rolfed in my 20s and I started to be a practitioner at the age of 23. So, I can see that Rolfing has accompanied me from the beginning of my adulthood until now and it has been a magnificent journey. I cannot more agree with what…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘Since I had met a traffic accident at Junior high, I felt always unbalanced with a strained back every year. Before becoming a Rolfer, I worked at the Pharmaceutical institute as a research worker. My first Rolfing helped me a lot,…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘I met Ida Rolf by reading her book ‘Rolfing’ for example. And by reading the book, I knew that that was exactly what I was looking for. For example, when I read the feet, the first challenge, it was different from any other manual. So, I…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘For me, it was when I met the concept of structure that Ida had the strongest effect on my life. Because I was going from the phycological field, bodywork approach, holistic prospective, body/mind reasoning that when the concept of…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘Receiving the Rolfing sessions has been a deep trust formative experience for me. At that time, I was already working in the field, I was using Mézières method. That is a technique that addresses the physical structure of the body and…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘I came to Rolfing, like many people, because of back pain. I was a dancer at the time, and I needed to get out of that pattern of stuck pain and to increase my possibilities of movement. The Rolfer did not focus on the pain, he put me…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘Rolfing has been part of my life since I was a child and as an adult, a Rolfer and a teacher of Rolfing and Rolf Movement Integration, I have a great joy of living with Dr Ida Rolf’s work every day of my life. I feel its benefits in my…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘Before I became a Rolfer, I was an Engineer and worked a lot with technical things. What inspired me as I found out about Rolfing and I had my Rolfing sessions was that Ida Rolf was the first one who took the gravity into account for a…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘Hi, my name is Phoenix DeLeón and I am a Faculty member at the Dr Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado in the US and I wanted to say a little bit about how Dr Ida Rolf has inspired me with her words. One of the things that she said is…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘The words of Ida Rolf have inspired me on a private level especially when I think back about the time when I was studying music as a Violinist and her work has inspired me to play the Violin differently. On a professional level, I must…
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Describe how Ida’s words have inspired your work and life… ‘I was first inspired by Dr Rolf before I even knew who she was. Actually, I was inspired by the effects of the work that she created. Receiving Rolfing made such a profound impact on me that it changed the course of my life. It made me…