The pre-training workshops are designed to offer interesting insights into the world of Rolfing® SI, working with fascia and orientation in gravity, while also teaching practical skills. Unfortunately this course is currently only available in German.
The Myofascial Foundation (Level 1) is our new, flexible introduction to the world of bodywork from a Rolfing perspective and is open to everyone. It replaces previous ‘Spectrum’ and 'Phase 1 Structural Integration’ courses.
You'll gain a solid understanding of myofascial bodywork and movement principles. Explore the curriculum through three core topics Touch, Movement and Anatomy.
This page explains who the workshops are for, what you'll learn, and how to choose the workshop that's right for you.
Who these workshops are for
Start with these workshops if you:
have no previous…
Level 2 Structural Fascial Bodywork is the second level of education at the Dr Ida Rolf Institute® Europe. The course teaches you the principles of Structural Fascial Bodywork to a professional level, based on Dr Ida Rolf’s ‘recipe’.
Classes are grouped into 8 individual modules of 3 to 8 days each, spread over about 9 months.
Step-by-step, you’ll explore the ‘Ten Series’ of Rolfing® sessions and practice these with each other and with a client. Lessons on ethics, building your practice and writing a business plan complement the practical part of the course. On successful completion, you'…
Level 3 Rolfing® leads to a professional qualification as a Certified Rolfer® and membership of the ERA.
This classroom-based course lets you develop and deepen your Rolfing Structural Integration skills. Working with your own client, you’ll learn step-by-step how to put your skills into practice.
Level 3 Rolfing is taught over 10 to 12 months, in 9 modules of 4 to 6 days every 4 to 5 weeks.
Certified Rolfers® can book modules 1, 2+3 and 4 separately, as Continuing Education courses. They'll count as credits towards advanced (level 4) training.
There’s a personalised progress review at…
The ERA is committed to the academic growth and ongoing development of therapeutic skills in all of its graduates. As a result, we maintain a rich and varied program of 2 to 6-day workshops. All Certified Rolfers® must complete a minimum of eighteen days of approved continuing education over a period of three to seven years in preparation for their Advanced Rolfing® Training; this is a requirement to maintain the Rolfing certification.
Our members also hold other workshops, view upcoming External Events.
Through Rolf Movement™ clients learn how to sense, befriend and integrate gravity in their movement. From simple breathing and walking to more complex movement coordination, clients discover alternatives that free expressiveness and promote balance. Once secure and stable in themselves, clients discover that movement can be economical, powerful and fluid.
The History of Rolf Movement
In the 1960s, the American biochemist, Dr. Ida Rolf, the founder of Rolfing® SI, was already discovering that gravity and fascia play an important role for upright posture and economical movement. “Put it…
The Advanced Rolfing® Training consists of 168 hours designed to help you develop and deepen your understanding and effectiveness as a Rolfer®. It is also an opportunity to explore the latest developments in our work.
This six-day workshop offers you the opportunity to address questions that have surfaced during your first year in practice; this class is mandatory and completes the Basic Rolfing® Training program.
You will have the possibility to work with an outside client under your instructor's supervision to review and deepen the understanding and application of what you have learned during the basic training.
Every newly Certified Rolfer® will encounter challenging situations and experiences during their first year in practice. Having the opportunity to share those experiences with others who are…
These courses are the last courses in our previous educational pathway and are only offered until the end of June 2021. Please see our new educational pathway for equivalent course in Basic Rolfing® SI Training.