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Non-Member Registration for
9/2/18 - 9/4/18
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Join Us For This Special Occassion
Workshop with Peter Schwind, Ph.D, Certified Advanced Rolfer™

Welcoming Non-Member Registration

Join us September 2 – September 4, 2018

Located at The Whidbey Institute on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA

The Whidbey Institute offers spaces and experiences that inspire. Their 100-acre woodland campus, integrated gardens and forest ecosystem, four mile public-access trail network, and comfortable facilities invite nature connection and serve an engaged community. The land is home to a woodland sanctuary, a labyrinth, two residential-style homes, locally designed and built cabins, and more. Meals are lovingly prepared by a professional chef, using fresh, organic, grown-on-site ingredients whenever possible.

Workshop with Peter Schwind, Ph.D
Getting There



Workshop with Peter Schwind, Ph.D.

Inner Spaces of the System of Fascia and Membranes
Sunday, September 2 – Tuesday, September 4,
Tuesday overnight stay available

Daily schedule as follows:

  • Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Dinner 6:00 p.m.

In this workshop, we will study how to combine our traditional body-reading with new ways of manual diagnostics. This shall help us to understand how the inner junctions of the cavities inside the trunk are rooted in three-dimensional relationships of fascia and membranes. Special emphasis will be given to the way spinal curvatures meet each other and how the subdivisions of the inner spaces of thorax, abdomen and pelvis are related.

The first practical part will focus on new techniques applied to the psoas. We will explore how the psoas can be activated by a manual approach that distinguishes clearly between restrictions of Psoas major, Psoas minor, renal fascia, motion capacity of the kidneys, and the density of the supportive fat inside the retroperitoneal space. We will include some functional movement work for this area, including training for the M.transversus abdominis.

The second practical part deals with the interaction of the retrosternal structures inside the thorax and the structures inferior to the diaphragm. We will learn how we can treat the patterns of breathing related to the myofascial container and the contents, including the organs.

The third practical part will guide us to a new understanding of the traditional 7th hour of Ida Rolf. We will discuss and explore the inner relationship between neurocranium and viscerocranium and explore a modality of doing intraoral and intranasal work in a non-dramatic way. We will put special emphasis on the manual evaluation of the inner bridges at the level of the two maxillae and their very special light weight construction. This shall lead us to a clear strategy to handle simple and complex TMJ problems.

The learning objectives of this workshop are:

  • a better understanding of a combined way of body-reading and manual diagnostics

  • a detailed structural and functional approach to the psoas and a combined structural and functional approach to the psoas and its neighbors

  • a practical understanding of the spacious relationships inside the cranium and their interaction with the ventral part of the neck and with the cavities inside the trunk

Cost of Workshop and Attendance

Workshop Only; includes lunch: $650.00

Registration Deadline August 15, 2018



Getting there follow these links

Driving • Airport, Bike, Transit
For further details about what to expect at check out the Whidbey Institute website.

Location: Whidbey Institute, 6449 Old Pietila Rd, Clinton, WA 97290

Registration has been Closed for this event.