Rolfing promotes the idea that there is an optimal individual alignment for each individual relative to the Earth's gravity field. In this more aligned state, the body can function most economically, which in turn promotes a sense of ease and well-being. Through this we may optimise our individual sense of health, in line with Dr. Rolf's belief that there is an inherent individual 'best alignment.'
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There is a combination of class work, observation, practical application, study and hands on practice under supervision. All Basic Rolfing Training classes are guaranteed to have a maximum of 10 to 1 students to instructor ratio. The quality of the training is exceptional and you will be fully guided through each stage with regular feedback sessions with your instructors.
You will also need certain qualities! You will need natural communication skills. You will also need maturity of thought and good life skills which is why the ERA has a minimum training age of 25. From an academic point of view you will need to be of university level or able to show that you have had a successful professional career.
You will need to be accepted by BARSI, having met their entry standards and requirements and you must have received a Rolfing ten series and five sessions of Rolf Movement, or three movement sessions and attendance at a movement workshop. BARSI can put you in touch with a practitioner in your area. At the end of the Phase 1, the Admissions Committee of the European Rolfing Association will decide whether or not you are accepted into the next phase of the training.
The training program is designed with your life commitments in mind. You may choose to either undergo the majority of your training in an intensive format (offered at our training center in Munich) or by module (currently offered in London in English, in Munich, Germany in German and in Bologna, Italy in Italian). There is some scope for moving between these trainings.
Approximately 2 years and six months.
Qualified Rolfing instructors approved by the ERA and by the Rolf Institute who have demonstrated that they have extremely high standards and an ability to communicate ideas to others. Your ERA and Rolf Institute approved instructors ensure your qualifications.
There is currently no exam. The philosophy of the training is such that you will receive regular feedback on your progress during individual mid-term and final interviews with the teachers. Any issues of concern will be brought to your attention during the training. In the future a final examination may be introduced.
After you have completed your Basic Rolfing Training - but your learning with the ERA continues.
Rolfing can either be full-time or supplement other employment. As a self-employed private practitioner, the decision is yours. To practice you must remain a member of the ERA and abide by its standards of practice. As a member you will be entitled to use the registered service mark 'Rolfing®' and the distinctive 'Little Boy' logo, recognised worldwide.
Your instructors will guide you. Throughout your training you will receive thorough feedback. You will learn the best communication methods for you and your instructor will offer honest advice. You may also like to engage with the BARSI's Orientation courses and Pre-Training, which will introduce you to the field of Rolfing and give you a sense of its purpose and direction.
Yes. The Rolfing Pre-Training program is designed for people interested in Rolfing who do not have the necessary educational background in bodywork. If BARSI-ERA determine that you needed more educational foundation work prior to starting the training, they would be clear and discuss this with you.
Please contact Giovanni Felicioni at BARSI he will give you all the information needed and answer any further questions. You will need: your CV, copies of all academic certificates, and proof of undergoing the necessary Rolfing sessions which will be provided by your Rolfer. You are also required to send a description of your own experience while receiving Rolfing and why you are interested in entering the profession. And you have to write an admission paper. We have a clear and detailed Application Pack.
Like other bodywork methods, the laws regarding Rolfing differ from country to country. BARSI-ERA can advise you on your specific career plans.
BARSI offers a Rolfing Modular Training in London. Other ERA trainings are currently offered in Munich (Intensive in English and Modular in German) and in Italy (Modular and in Italian only).
As you would expect of any credible practice, advancement is essential. Yes, the ERA offers an Advanced Training and a Rolf Movement Training. Courses are also continually being offered by the International Rolf Faculty in many countries around the world - some of these by those who originally studied with Ida Rolf - you will have access to these through your certification as a Rolfer.
Whichever route you choose you earn the same qualification. It is simply a matter of the modular training being spread over a greater time period. To earn your first certificate with the intensive format takes approximately one year. The modular format is spread over two years.
In this situation, the modular format will be a better option for you. This is the training we at BARSI are offering you in the UK.
You should expect to pay for accommodation, food, books, travel and any incidental expenses you may incur.
Please contact BARSI Course Coordinator for all questions around 'the Training', 'Pre-requisites and Application','Payments' by emailing email@example.com
Giovanni Felicioni is available as Faculty Liaison for all questions about 'content', 'writing your paper', 'will I pass Admissions?', and 'do I need to take any pre-training weekends?'. Please contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone: +44 207 697 0464
It is possible; Rolfing is a global practice and training at both the basic and advanced level is available in Germany, the USA, and Brazil, but the modular training is currently only available in Europe (UK, Germany, Italy) and must be completed in the country in which it started.
This should be discussed with BARSI who will advise you on your best course of action to ensure you receive all the training you require, delivered in the way best suited to your circumstances.
The following cancellation fees apply: Cancellation up to two months before start 10% of the full tuition. Cancellation until three weeks before start: 50 % of the full tuition. Cancellation less then three weeks before start and no-shows: 100 % of the tuition. There are also deposits that are due at the start of each Phase.
Yes. Depending on the workshop/training: If a certain minimum number is not reached, workshops, Phases or Trainings can be postponed or cancelled.
Yes, because there is a 100%-attendance-rule. Only the teacher can give you dispensation if there is an important reason. Based on the teacher's decision you have to rework lectures independently and at your own cost.