Nicola Carofiglio

Role: Teacher
Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Certified Rolfer®, Mentor, Rolf Movement™ Practitioner
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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™.

Before Rolfing

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.

Inspiration to train in Rolfing®

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.

“Through Rolfing and the Gyrotonic® System, I have been able to continue exploring the profound dialogue between mind and body, discovering gradually that giving expression and shape to the creative intelligence present in our bodies is my fundamental inspiration in life.“

Teaching Method

“The idea of RE-TURN is the baseline of my training. To approach learning means letting go of attachments to what is already stored, like the exhaling and inhaling of the breathe. Any difficulties we may meet during the education are gifts that may TURN in meaningful intuitions of great value to us and of great benefit to others.