“Being able to support people, to help them find a better relationship with themselves, to feel at home in their own bodies and to take their feelings seriously… this makes me happy and really drives me”
Kathrin Grobelnik is a Certified Rolfer™ since 2007, Certified Advanced Rolfer™ (2012) and Rolf Movement™ Practitioner (2013). She is a member of The Rolf Institute and a Basic Rolfing® Instructor. For the past 28 years, Kathrin has also taught Chinese martial art “Wing Tzun” in her studio in Leipzig.
Career prior to Rolfing®:
Kathrin graduated in 1995 from Martin Luther University in Halle / Saale with a Diploma in Process Engineering, and worked for ten years as an engineer and a department manager.
On what inspired Kathrin to train in Rolfing®
“Right from the beginning, I was impressed with the work and the approach of Rolfers™, particularly the way Rolfers™ think in large-scale contexts and deal with the physical fundamentals such as gravity, tension, leverage, etc. I was familiar with these concepts already of course from my previous work as an engineer. However, applying these abilities to the human body really opened up a whole new world for me.
Our body perception can significantly influence our posture, our movements, our emotions and therefore, our entire presence and well-being. The Rolfing® experience and the conscious sensing of the body immediately struck me and still inspires me to this day.
Being able to support people, to help them find a better relationship with themselves, to feel at home in their own bodies and to take their feelings seriously… this is makes me happy and really drives me. It is so good to see the changes and developments in my clients and to see this reflected in their happy faces.”
What do you enjoy most about teaching Rolfing®?
“For me, it was the best decision in my life to change my career, to follow my passion. In Rolfing®, I can really relate to people and support them.
When I see the enthusiasm of our students, many often searching for greater meaning in their own lives, I want to be able to support them to live their passion through Rolfing®. They care about relationships with people and supporting people.
It’s a pleasure to see our students develop, to fulfill their potential, and I’m grateful that I can support them.”
Kathrin on her teaching method:
“It is all about relationships…. It is about setting segments of the body and tissues in relation to each other. It is also about establishing that open and trusting relationship with others.
To become a good Rolfer™, you need to balance a strong intuition with a sharp mind… and to really care about people and want to support them.”