“When I got Rolfed, it help me to build a common sense in the knowledge and techniques I had already learnt”
Hubert Godard is a Rolf Movement™ Practitioner and a Certified Rolfer® since 1986. He is a member of The Rolf Institute and has been teaching Rolfing® for over 20 years.
Since 1988 Hubert has been a researcher for the National Institute for Cancer Research in Milan, Italy. In 1990 he was appointed Director for the Dance and Movement Analysis Department of the University of Paris where he still teaches movement analysis as well as directing numerous doctoral thesis.
Career before Rolfing®
Despite a degree in chemistry and a brief career as a chemist, Hubert’s true passion was dance. Simultaneously pursuing a classical and contemporary dance career, Hubert studied, and then conducted his own research in, somatic techniques. This led him to investigate the domains of functional rehabilitation, biomechanics and the nervous system’s function in motricity.
On what inspired Hubert to train in Rolfing®
As a dancer, I have always been interested in movement. And even more so when I recognized that some movements were very difficult for me. With the help of a doctor and the practice of many different movement techniques, I was really able to successfully change my way of moving. This led to a passion in understanding all aspects of human motricity. Rolfing® was a turning point in my life. When I got Rolfed, it help me to build a common sense in the knowledge and techniques I had already learnt through the understanding of gravity organization and its impact on our physical and psychological attitudes.
“The sum of my research and my teaching experience find their common focus in a passion for the practice and study of movement in all its different aspects”
Hubert on his teaching method
The sum of my research and my teaching experience find their common focus in a passion for the practice and study of movement in all its different aspects: stretching from biomechanics, different body techniques and psychology all the way to the aesthetic of human expression.