Continuing Education


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.

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Continuing Education studies can cover a broad range of relevant subjects. Certified Rolfers may take workshops in specific manipulative techniques or may explore other related fields such as Cranio Sacral Therapy or Visceral Manipulation. In addition, as part of the Advanced Training requirements, there are also Rolf Movement workshops offered frequently as well.

To fulfill the requirements in preparation for the Advanced Rolfing Training, credits from all three areas are required:

• Manipulation — Structural
• Movement — Rolf Movement
• Elective

Beyond this 3 to 7 year commitment to further education and development, the ERA encourages its members to develop a life-long program to do so. In support of this goal, the ERA is constantly seeking courses and instructors to support the members interest and continuing development in three areas.

• Post – Basic Certification workshops which are frequently used by the majority of members as a way to prepare for their Advanced Training.
• Post – Advanced Certification workshops which are closed to all but Advanced Rolfers.
• Post – Movement Certification workshops

Members of ERA receive regular updates and announcements of workshops and training opportunities, or can find them easily at the bottom of this page.

These continuing education requirements are among the many ways in which the ERA maintains its high standards and demonstrates them to the community.
Who is this course for
Certified Rolfers® looking to refresh their knowledge and gain credits in particular fields.
school Nicola Carofiglio
The intention in this workshop is to integrate the internal experience of movement as well as the functional comprehension of the shoulder girdle, arms and hands in the context of the whole body. There are frequent situations in our profession, where the function of the hand including touch and…
school Harvey Burns... view all
The Rolfing® Method is well-known for the reorganization and integration of physical structure. But the physical does not exist in isolation. It is one of a matrix of other levels of experience involved in being human that are relevant to our work. These are: 1.    The level of physical structure…
school Gerhard Hesse
3 day workshop on Support system / Spine / Scoliosis Scoliosis is a big theme in our daily life practice in Rolfing: What to do? How to work? Almost all severe Scoliosis are Lumbar left Convex (= Thoracal right Convex, with the rib hump on the right) A normal Spine: Lumbar a Lordosis, Thoracal a…
school Thomas Sonnleitner
In this course we will work on dysfunctions of the lower limbs, including problems of the pelvis and the lumbar spine. We will look at dysfunctions of the vertebral discs, facet joints of the lumbar spine, the sacrum, the coccyx and of course all joints of the lower extremities (knee, hip and ankle…
school Sharon Wheeler... view all
This three-day workshop introduces Sharon Wheeler’s unique ScarWork, BoneWork, and the Cranium and Pelvic classes, which could be considered as branches on the tree of Structural Integration. As they share the same basic orientation and philosophy while using different hands-on techniques, they can…
school Lúcia Merlino
In this three-day workshop, Rolfing is viewed as a tool for enhancing bodily functioning and emotional and mental resilience. The workshop builds on concepts such as haptic touch, biotensegrity, interoception, and the significance of language and metaphors. Participants will engage in practical…
school Neal Anderson
How can we provide effective Rolfing for a resilient neck? Our necks can become inflexible and therefore vulnerable in many ways. One way that inflexibility creeps in is via postural pattern strain from doing the things that humans do: texting, working, driving. Another way is through injury:…
school Hiroyoshi Tahata
Hiroyoshi Tahata has been working to integrate the Japanese concepts of Hara and Ma with Rolfing for twenty-five years. The approach he has developed is transformative and broadens a practitioner’s field of perception and informed touch. In general, the Hara point is understood to be located…
school Pierpaola Volpones
Breathing is a constant activity in our daily life. Breathing is both automatic and voluntary. Breathing not only serves to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide, to ensure the supply of nourishment given by oxygen and the release of waste, but it is also an expression of emotional states: anxiety,…
school Andrea Clusen
In this workshop, we will address common structural patterns in children and how we can support their physical growth according to the goals and principles of Rolfing®.
school Juan David Vélez
Language: English
The Volumetric Pelvis The Volumetric Pelvis and The Volumetric Thorax are complimentary workshops in which we  examine the functional, structural, and perceptual relationships of these two segments of the body. In this class, I will present a new model of seeing that takes elements of Godard's G…