Peter Schwind, Ph.D., was certified as a Rolfer in 1980, as a Rolfing instructor in 1985 and as an Advanced Rolfing Instructor in 1999. His work and his teaching have been influenced by all the teachers of the first generation; especially Jan Sultan, Michael Salveson, Peter Melchior, Emmet Hutchins, Tom Wing and Stacy Mills. After his training in the US he personally studied with Ida Rolf’s son Richard Demmerle DC in Switzerland. As an Advanced Rolfing Instructor he had received strong influence from Jeff Maitland, Ph.D., as a practitioner he has been inspired by several European and American osteopaths. He studied and worked closely together with Didier Prat DO and Jean-Pierre Barral DO over a period of 30 years.
Peter is the founder of the MUNICH GROUP, dedicated to the teaching of postgraduate courses. He has written several books, that have been translated into several languages. He also is the founder of the MUNICH GROUP MEDIA, that has specialized on high quality DVD production about the various works of Jean-Pierre Barral D.O. (UK)
Aside from his activities as a Rolfing Instructor, Peter teaches worldwide for therapists, osteopaths, physical therapists and doctors.
His last book, THE CROISSANT INSIDE THE BRAIN, about his personal experiences with Barral’s manual approach to the brain has been published in the US in 2019 (available through IAHE/Barral Institute). Peter lives and practices in Munich and in the Bavarian mountains.
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