Spectrum Rolfing® – a Foundation Course

Spectrum ROLFING® is an essential preparation for entering and exploring the world of bodywork from a Rolfing® perspective. It is offered in two ways: either in a residential format (100 hours over 15 days) at a country estate (Seminarhaus Domicilium http://meditationshaus-domicilium.de/haus.html) at the foot of the Alps, or in three consecutive modules (96 hours over 12 days) in Munich.

Dates

Date Event
12.12.2019 — 15.12.2019
Spektrum Rolfing® Living Anatomy 2019   Instructor: Konrad J. Obermeier
Language: German   Location: Schule für Taijiquan und Chigong, Hamburg
06.02.2020 — 09.02.2020
Spectrum Rolfing® Touch 2020   Instructor: Kathrin Grobelnik
Language: German   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
06.03.2020 — 21.03.2020
Spectrum Rolfing® 2020   Instructor: Christoph Sommer, Konrad J. Obermeier, Rita Geirola
Language: English   Location: Seminar- und Meditationshaus DOMICILIUM, Weyarn
09.07.2020 — 12.07.2020
Spectrum Rolfing® Movement 2020   Instructor: Rita Geirola
Language: Englisch   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
03.09.2020 — 06.09.2020
Spectrum Rolfing® Living Anatomy 2020   Instructor: Konrad J. Obermeier
Language: Englisch   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE
15.10.2020 — 18.10.2020
Spectrum Rolfing® Touch 2020   Instructor: Fuensanta Munoz de la Cruz
Language: Englisch   Location: European Rolfing® Assocation e.V. (ERA) Training Center, Munich DE

Intensive Format

This course allows participants to continue exchanging and experimenting with the material after class hours. On the days off the surrounding Alps offer beautiful recreational opportunities.

Flyer Intensive Format

Modular Format

The Modular format is offered in three consecutive 4 day weekend workshops at the training center in Munich, Germany or in Hamburg. In between the modules students have the time to study and practice the presented material.

Flyer Modular Format

Workshop Content

This course, led by experienced Rolfing® Instructor provides the dynamic framework to enhance self-awareness and exploration with oneself and with other participants.

SPECTRUM is especially designed for those intending to prepare for Rolfing® Certification Training. It is also a valuable practice seminar for any bodyworker wishing to refresh and deepen their basic knowledge in the field of structure, movement and touch.

“I was amazed by the quality of the teaching. I learned a lot about myself and the language of my body”. SPECTRUM participant

Who can register

This entry-level course is open to all.  It will benefit bodyworkers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, dancers, pilates practitioners and everybody working across other health and wellness disciplines; also those with no prior professional experience and perhaps contemplating a career change.  A large proportion of our students go on to train further and become certified Rolfers™.

A 1:7 teacher student ratio is maintained in all our classes.

“Learning happens best if curiosity, fun and sincerity go hand in hand”. Rolfing® Instructor 

Movement

You will be introduced to the Rolf Movement™ theory of fundamental functions: breathing, walking and basic gestures of expression within the gravitational field. The teaching team will provide guided movement explorations so every participant can experience his/her own movement habits as well as learn to perceive patterns in others.  Exercises take place individually, in pairs or in small groups.  The learning environment is supportive, playful and non-judgemental, and can lead to change and transformation.

Spectrum Rolfing® replaces two of the five Rolf Move­ment™ sessions required for entering Phase 1 of Rolfing® Training.

Anatomy

Explore the field of anatomy as a living, connected experience and not just from books.  Anatomical understanding is supported in creating 3-D models with clay, building muscles on skeletons and then palpating those structures with a partner.  Learning regional and topographic anatomy helps participants to develop basic skills leading towards palpatory certainty.

Participation in the Anatomy workshop prepares you for the Admission Paper required to enter Phase 1 of Rolfing® Training.

Touch

Gain an understanding of structural Body Reading in relation to gravity and initial manual skills working in the fascial net. The Rolfing touch section introduces you to combining visual structural analysis of the body in gravity with the capacity to sense different fascial layers and qualities of connective tissues.  Feeling and understanding how collagen fibres react to different types of touch is one of the central focuses of this class. In the exchange with partners, emphasis is placed upon your own body use and how you organise the relationship in gravity.  You will also be introduced to manual interventions using your fingers, knuckles and palms.

Participation in the Touch workshop meets part of the ‘hands-on experience’ required to enter Rolfing® Training.

What to expect

Theory

  • A new approach to understanding structural, postural and movement patterns
  • Memorable presentation of the body’s interwoven systems
  • New perspectives on the development, the anatomy and the function of fascia
  • Coordination and integration of the human organism in the context of gravity
  • Learning and un-learning movement patterns
  • Understand coordination between tonic and phasic muscles

Psychology

  • Therapeutic relationship in the context of bodywork
  • Appropriate contact and distance
  • Appreciating the potential and freedom of expressive movement

Practice

  • Myofascial topographical and functional anatomy
  • Three-dimensional modelling with clay on a skeleton
  • Developing palpatory skills
  • Manual distinction of various types and layers of connective tissue
  • Introduction into manual intervention in the fascial net
  • Fundamentals of visual body analysis
  • Identification of movement patterns in the context of gravity and orientation in space
  • Exploration of your own body-use through movement and touch

Body Awareness

  • A spectrum of movement explorations to keep your mind awake and your body alive

Registration

Please use this form to Register.