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Durham, NC - Advanced Training
Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:30 PM MDT
Category: National CE Courses


Phase I - October 14 - 31, 2019
Phase II - January 13 - 30, 2020


Durham Friends New Meeting House
404 Alexander Avenue
Durham, NC 27705


$6,500 + $50 fees ($300 deposit + 6 monthly payments of $1,041.67 due beginning August, 2019)

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Mary Contreras
(303) 449-5903
[email protected]

Advanced Training 

Instructor: Russell Stolzoff and Bethany Ward

Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

Credits:  168 Classroom hours

Course Description:

The Advanced Rolfing® Training is a 168-hour course that takes place over 24 days. 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, the 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: 

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. Russell 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. Russell is currently the Chair of the Executive Education Committee and is a former Chair of The Rolf Institute Board of Directors. Since 2010, Russell has worked extensively with professional athletes. He lives and practices in Bellingham, Washington.