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Steps to becoming a Rolfer*

Rolfing training offers a unique blend of experiential learning, academic rigor, and personal growth. Rolfing classes are small to maximize attention to individuals. Completion of the program allows students to enter a profession in which the freedom of self employment is supported by a well established reputation and a worldwide Rolfing community.

The South African training is structured as an intensive training that allows students to become certified Rolfers and start practicing in just over one year.

* The words Rolfer® and Rolfing® are registered service marks of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.

Training structure

The Rolfing training is offered in three units. For the first unit, there are two options available, depending upon your background.

Preparation for Rolfing Training

The necessary understanding of connective tissue touch, therapeutic relationship, anatomy, physiology and movement is provided in the Unit 1/FORSI training. Students must complete either Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration or Advanced Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration to satisfy these prerequisites.

The objectives of the Integrated Rolfing Studies which consists of Unit II and III are to educate the student in the theoretical principles of Rolfing structural integration and Rolf Movement Integration, and their practical applications. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be certified as Rolfers.

Students must complete one of the two prerequisite courses: Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration (FORSI) or Advanced Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration (AFORSI). During both of these courses, the instructor will assess each candidate's readiness to begin Rolfing Training. Working individually with each student, the instructor establishes a mutually agreed upon plan of practice and review for the interval period between Unit I and Unit II.


Uploaded 05 October 2008, www.rolfing.co.za, editor: Eugenie Grobler





















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