Complete a study of the Structural Integration (aka 'Rolfing') 10-Series -- Sessions 2 - 10
This 5-week intensive completes the study of the Rolf 10-Series. This will include theoretical and practical exploration of the principles underlying Structural Integration, building an understanding session goals and sequencing, and becoming more proficient in the fascial-release techniques fundamental to restoring alignment. The pre-requisite to this course is 'Structural Integration - Session 1 ('Rolfing').
This course will take us through a journey of the body's evolution as the anatomy responds to the release of fascial restriction and moves into a new state of 'maturity' and balance. Session sequencing is based upon this unfolding process, with session goals and content designed to provide support. Each session will depend upon skill in observation and analysis of anatomical alignment as this will vary across clients, and across sessions as your client's structure changes. Each progressive session will also help to build experience and confidence in hands-on fascial release techniques supporting re-alignment, as well as provide real and practical feedback on work previously completed.
This is an opportunity to study the full Structural Integration 10-Series as designed by Ida P. Rolf. We will be covering:
- Sequencing for the full Series - Sessions 1 - 10
- Session goals and techniques
- Observation of anatomical alignment
- Analysis of mis-alignment
- Fascial-release techniques focused on re-alignment
Group interaction, hands-on application of concepts, and significant mentoring are key elements of this course.
The study of observation and alignment technique is considered to be 50% of this work and is directly applicable across movement and bodywork disciplines.
Successful completion of this course is a base for providing structural bodywork. Usage of 'Structural Integration' or 'Rolfing' to describe your work is allowed only after successful completion of the full training in Structural Integration.
All students will need to demonstrate proficiency in session content and application prior to full certification as a Structural Integration practitioner. The requirements for Certification in Structural Integration includes:
- Practical experience (set number of documented sessions)
- Individual certifying tutorials (or equivalent in follow-on coursework)
- Anatomy & physiology study
- 10-Series by a Certified practitioner