After a delay due to the COVID situation, Lisa Fairman and Suzanne Picard are pleased to now offer, in-person, a Rolf Movement™ Integration workshop in Boulder Colorado, April 12th through 23rd, 2021. This is a two-week immersive experience exploring how the series goals can be attained with movement, rather than manipulation, as the main portal for change and transformation.
Through experientials, exchanging sessions, group movements and discussions participants will:
Develop skill sets and practice achieving the goals of a 10-session series and tune-up sessions through the perspective of movement
Develop skills to strategize and facilitate principle-driven sessions that progress in a series towards clear embodiment and coordinative function
Learn skill sets to work with individual clients and with groups
Cultivate the art of language and layering of cues to evoke and support clients' exploration
Enhance personal perceptual and coordinative awareness and embodiment,
Explore and contextually apply the current neuroscience understanding around long-lasting transformational change; including Porges’s, Godard’s, and Van Der Kolk’s work
Students may attend a post class zoom meeting with the instructors to ask questions and discuss their process. And last but not least
Find time to unwind, expand and exhale after this intense year
It is an interesting time to be advertising for a in-person class. The Rolf Institute successfully held classes this fall. We feel comfortable, having observed how the school organized and worked with the students and the faculty, to be offering this class in April.
About the Instructors
Lisa Fairman is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement™ Practitioner in practice in Helena MT since 1998. Known for her gentle hands and clear touch Lisa approaches her work from a perspective of evoking change and eliciting curiosity and ease. Lisa's ongoing studies and long-term interests include: working with the viscera; understanding and modulating the social nervous system; integrating trauma; and offering community Rolf Movement® classes and somatic meditations. She is a faculty member of the Rolf Institute teaching Rolfing® Structural Integration and Rolf Movement Integration. "My teaching and practice are influenced and supported by my deep experience with nature; my dance and yoga background; Biodynamic crania-sacral therapy; by all my amazing teachers and their teachers; my previous profession of wildlife biology and ecology; and and fundamentally, who I am as a person.”
Suzanne Picard, MFA, is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement™ Practitioner in practice in Boulder, CO since 1993. She has been Rolf Institute Faculty since 1994 and is a former chair of the Rolf Movement Faculty. "When I am working with clients, at whatever tissue level, I strive to track their tides and observe the information that their system and the field are offering. Our systems are self healing and organizing. My ongoing interests include anatomy, physiology, osteopathic studies, the natural world, hiking and yoga.
We teach from a place of kindness, patience and, at times, playfulness! A key premise we hold and bring forth in our work is that, when we truly listen to and are with our body - our sensations - and provide space and time, we connect more with our health, vitality, and essence. This perspective is found in many healing traditions and lineages across the ages and around the world. We would love for you to come join us in this exploration.
Rolf Movement Certification is open to all SI practitioners from IASI approved schools. This class is open to all interested movement practitioners from allied professions with instructor approval. This workshop offers 10 credits toward the 30 day Rolf Movement Certification and is part one of a possible three module certification process. These modules may be taken independently or sequentially. This class fulfills the Rolf Movement requirement for Advance Training, and earns 75 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours
Why become Rolf Movement® Certified?
Rolf Movement Certification Training is a distinct and complimentary program to the Basic and Advanced Rolfing Structural Integration programs.
Expanding movement education reflects the increased role that an understanding of gravity orientation, perception, coordination, expressivity, and nervous system regulation plays in determining lasting shifts in posture and function. Further, teaching Rolfers™ to understand, embody, and articulate these perspectives serves the greater DIRI mission to educate the world about Rolfing Structural Integration. Rolf Movement Integration is still a young field but one which distinguishes Rolfing from other brands of structural integration. Rolf Movement Integration links ongoing discoveries in the study of neuroscience and motor patterns to the legacy of Dr. Rolf.
Open to all Certified Rolfers and graduates of a IASI approved school.
Basic Training students must have completed Phase II prior to RMI Module 1.
This is Module One (1) of Three (3). Courses should be taken consecutively (1, 2, 3). Students must successfully complete a total of 30 days of credit to be certified as a Rolf Movement practitioner.