Foundation of Rolfing® 10 Series

fingerprintEntry Requirements
Completed required level 1 Myofascial Foundation workshops (depending on your previous experience)

Received the ‘Ten-Series’ from a Certified Rolfer or Structural Integration practitioner

A personal statement where you tell us why you want to study this course, why now, and describe your experience with the Ten-Series

A 1-day first aid course (you can do this in your country with an accredited provider, eg the Red Cross)

A basic criminal records check
Cost: €7100.00

Level 2 Structural Fascial Bodywork is the second level of education at the Dr Ida Rolf Institute. 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.

What to expect in class

In each module:

  • you’ll be taught by a faculty member of the Dr Ida Rolf Institute Europe
  • you're taught using a mix of practical exercises and theory
  • you’ll work in pairs or small groups to explore and practice the course content
  • you’ll work one-to-one with your client
  • you'll get plenty of support as there'll be one teacher for every 10 students and no more than 20 students per class
  • there’ll be preparatory reading and homework


On successful completion, you'll receive a certificate in Structural Fascial Bodywork. This qualifies you for further study towards becoming a Certified Rolfer (level 3).

Module Dates:

  • Module 1 – Thu 15 to Sun 18 Sep 2022 
  • Module 2 – Thu 27 to Sat 29 Oct 2022
  • Module 3 – Thu 24 to Sun 27 Nov 2022
  • Module 4 – Thu 15 to Wed 22 Dec 2022
  • Module 5 – Thu 26 to Sat 28 Jan 2023
  • Module 6 – Thu 02 to Sat 04 Mar 2023
  • Module 7 – Thu 27 Apr to Thu 04 May 2023
  • Module 8 – Thu 15 to Mon 19 Jun 2023 (exams on 18 and 19 Jun)


  • Deposit - 1000 € (will not be refunded if the level is cancelled)
  • M1, M2, M3 + M5, M6, M8 - 610 € each
  • M4 und M7 - 1220 € each
Who is this course for
  • practitioners of related bodywork disciplines, for example, manual therapists, osteopaths, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors or Gyrotonic teachers – who want to implement Structural Fascial Bodywork in their practice
  • people who want to delve into bodywork for their own benefit, for example, if you’re a singer, dancer or actor
  • career changers – if you’re coming from a different line of work, this is a great pathway towards a career in bodywork

This is not an entry-level course. You’ll need to have some previous experience in bodywork, and depending on your skill level, you’ll need to complete some of the Myofascial Foundation Workshops (level1).

You’ll learn about
  • manual intervention based on Dr Ida Rolf’s ‘recipe’ of the ‘Ten-Series’ of Structural Integration
  • recognising movement and posture patterns 
  • bodywork techniques that you can implement in your own practice
  • ethics around working with clients
  • practice building and business plan

Dig deeper into the curriculum

Module 1 - ‘Ten Series’ session 1: Breathing freely in gravity – encountering client, we define pelvis and thorax relationship, shoulder girdles and arms. A touch that provides expansion and rest.

Module 2 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 2: Balancing walking – the fascinating relationship of feet, lower legs and their transition to the spine. A touch that differentiates the small structures of the feet, and tracks gravity support in the legs, spine and thorax.

Module 3 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 3: Easy sitting, easy standing – front and back stability and volume happen as the lateral axis becomes available. A touch on the lateral structures of the body that contains and supports differentiation of layers

Module 4 – ‘Ten-Series’ sessions 4 and 5: Anchoring Into Pelvic Floor And Feet; opening thinner midline of the legs; a sensitive and precise touch that brings awareness and freedom of pelvic core space - Spaciousness and dynamics in the abdominal area, we free the action of the psoas gently addressing core space. A touch that organizes container and content in the front of the trunk

Module 5– ‘Ten-Series’ session 6: A strong, resilient, and supple back – Length And Organization Of The back, continuity of fascia from heels to occiput. A touch that adapts to different muscle tones and provides a sense of continuity.

Module 6 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 7: A head fully supported from below and oriented in space. Specific work around the neck and head, mouth and nose included. A delicate and precise touch that opens inner volume, orients into space and frees mobility of the neck.                                                                   

Module 7 – ‘Ten-Series’ sessions 8 and 9: Integrating trunk, spine and extremities. Balancing the girdles, to help stability and flexibility. A touch that combines local work within a global intent. Integrating spine, pelvis and extremities, we enhance the myofascial relationships between centre and periphery.            

Module 8 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 10: Finding closure that brings the organism to its highest possible level of integration. A touch that serves this purpose. Certification workshop business plan presentation.