RMI6.24 This Remarkable Body: Explorations in Somatic Imagination- FULL
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern
Course Registration
Enrollment (18) is Full or Closed for this class. Please call (303) 449-5903 for more information.
Event Type(s)
Rolf Movement Certification Training
Rolf Movement Required Intermediate CE towards Advanced Training
Setting: In-Person
Blueberry Gardens Healing Arts Center
237 Ashton Road
Ashton, MD 20861

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Contact Person
Kevin Frank
(phone: 603-089-9585)
Location: Blueberry Gardens Healing Arts Center, 237 Ashton Road, Ashton, MD 20861
Dates/Times: May 2-8, 2024 (May 5th off), from 9:00am to 5:30pm Eastern

Somatic imagination is inherent; it allows our body to orient, move, & express, and it's going on all the time. When we communicate in the language of somatic imagination our body listens!

A Six-Day Rolf Movement Course to experience gravity orientation and interpersonal resonance as fundamental skills for bringing presence, safety, and depth to somatic work. This course is an opportunity to notice moment-to-moment perceptual shifts through exercises that build a quality of shared awareness and sustained presence. Our biology is pre-wired to orient to gravity and to build a map of the body, others, and space. We will learn to consciously sense the orienting dimensions within us, and we will learn how orientation supports the somatic movement education process and helps our clients & students meet practical and relational challenges in their lives. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to bring Rolf Movement concepts and skills into their practice and life.

Specific topics that will be explored are:
  • Qualities of Movement Expression
  • Interpersonal Neuroscience
  • Resonance
  • Language for Somatic Investigation
  • Physical and Psychological Stability
  • Improvisation and Witnessed Movement
  • Perceptual Awareness and Gravity Orientation
  • Qualities of Touch
  • Evolutionary Movement
  • Autonomic Nervous System self & co-regulation

Why become Rolf Movement® Certified?

Rolf Movement Certification Training is a distinct and complementary 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 that 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.


Rolf Movement Certification is open to all SI practitioners from an IASI-recognized SI program. This class is open to all interested movement practitioners from allied professions with instructor approval. This workshop offers 5 credits toward the 30-day Rolf Movement Certification. This class fulfills the Rolf Movement requirement for Advanced Training and earns 37.5 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours. Rolfing® SI Training students must have completed Phase II before enrolling in any of these Intensive Module Courses.

  • Open to all Certified Rolfers and practitioners of Structural Integration who have completed an IASI Recognized SI Program.
  • Open to Allied Professions with Instructor approval.
  • Rolfing® SI Training students must have completed Phase II before enrollment.

About the Instructors

Kevin Frank is a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and Rolf Movement® Instructor at DIRI. He has worked with the Godard-derived Tonic Function Model since 1991 and has written on this topic from 1995 to the present. Kevin advocates for an "information system" view of structural integration to help bring this field of SI into congruence with modern understanding of motor control and perceptive/coordinative processes.

Caryn McHose is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Practitioner. She is the collaborator for Bodystories, A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, and The Place of Dance, by Andrea Olsen, and is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. Caryn has taught perceptual approaches to movement education for over 50 years.

Rebecca Carli-Mills is a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and has served on the DIRI Rolf Movement Faculty since 1994. She is a past Chairperson of the Rolf Movement faculty and ISMETA board member. Rebecca's understanding of gravity and human movement potential is enriched by her long-time studies with Hubert Godard whose work provides the theoretical foundation that inspires her teaching. Rebecca holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography, and a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training.
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