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AT1.22 Advanced Training
Monday, September 05, 2022 to Thursday, November 17, 2022
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: AT1.22 Advanced Training
Course Location: Boulder, CO
Course Date(s): Part 1 9/5/2022-9/22/2022; Part 2 10/31/2022-11/17/2022
Course Time: TBD
Course Instructor(s): Russell Stolzoff with Bethany Ward
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute®
Registration Fees: $7213
Registration Process: Please call us at 303-449-5903 or email [email protected] to start the enrollment process.
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 303-449-5903, ext 106
IASI CE Credits: 0



Course Description: Non-DIRI Members can view Training Details, including Pre-Requisites, at https://rolf.org/at_non.php.Advanced Training is a 168-hour course that takes place over several weeks. Designed for the experienced practitioner, the Advanced Training further develops, refines, and enhances a Rolfer's practice through a deeper examination of the diverse aspects of the work. The goal is to pave the way to become a more responsive, skilled, and effective Rolfer®. Course content includes a broad range of topics related to conceptual, perceptual, relational, and manual skill sets.The course presents a client-centered approach that uses a Rolfing® Principles-based process to form evaluation, strategy, and intervention based on Rolfing Taxonomies (Structural, Functional, Psychobiological, Energetic, and Geometric). Rather than following the Basic Training's ten-series progression, Advanced Training teaches practitioners to evaluate clients individually and develop individualized treatment strategies.At the heart of the client-centered approach lies an inquiry into each Rolfer's self-awareness and perception of others. The goal is to nurture each practitioner's ability to accurately perceive and respond to clients visually, relationally, and through purposeful, accurate touch. Developing perception is a life-long process that leads to the deliberate and appropriate use of self, precise interventions, and the ability to evaluate and track the effects of the work.Exploring course material through lectures, practicums and instructor demonstrations, participants learn to design a principle-governed Advanced Series of Rolfing sessions. Each practitioner gives and receives a supervised non-formulaic series with a fellow classmate and provides an additional series with a classroom client. The purpose of demonstrating, exchanging sessions, and working with clients is twofold to learn, strategize and perform a principle-governed series and to address the integration needs of each practitioner.

Instructor Bio(s): Russell Stolzoff has always been attuned to the beauty of integrated movement. He was first introduced to Rolfing® Structural Integration in 1983 as a classroom client while completing his BA at the University of Colorado. The deep physical and psychological impact of that experience led him to pursue training as a Rolfer®. He became a Certified Rolfer in 1989, and a Certified Advanced Rolfer in 1998. He completed his Rolf Movement® Certification in 2000 and became a Rolf Institute instructor in 2002.Russell has also completed extended studies in Somatic Experiencing and Biodynamic Analysis, a Danish method of body psychotherapy. Since 2010 Russell has worked extensively with professional athletes. He lives and practices in Bellingham, Washington.Bethany Ward, MBA is dual faculty in the Rolfing® and Rolf Movement® Integration departments. She is past-president of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation and was involved in the early stages of the International Fascia Research Congress and Fascia Research Society. Bethany currently serves on the DIRI Faculty Development and Review Board as a member of ISMETA’s Leadership Council.Combining degrees in psychology and business with over two decades of Rolfing experience, Bethany brings a fresh perspective to somatic education. Adept at making complex ideas understandable, relevant, and accessible to a wide variety of learning styles, Bethany’s articles have been published in the Structural Integration Journal, the International Association of Structural Integration Yearbook, Massage Magazine, Endurance Magazine, among others. Bethany teaches internationally and has a full-time private practice based in Durham, NC.