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ART7.24 The Art of Rolfing: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Rolfing SI  photo
10/12/24 - 10/13/24
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM MST
+ $75.00 (admin fee)
Total: $ 450.00
Payment options available upon enrollment
CE Credits
2 DIRI Elective Credits
14 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours



Please contact Carol Joy Ortiz for housing information, or check AirBnB or VRBO.


Watertown Center for Healing Arts, Charles River Studio
17 Spring St
Watertown, MA 02472

Participants will be introduced to the history, theory, and unique strategies for viewing and working with the human body in gravity both in function and structure. Participants will take part in experiential exercises, have an opportunity for hands-on supervised exchange, and participate in lectures, audiovisuals, and instructor demonstrations.

Students will learn the history of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, and her theory of Rolfing Structural Integration.  Body mechanics, the art and science of body reading, the principles of Rolfing®, and some beginning hands-on exchange will be introduced.  Students will leave the class with more insight into the ways a Certified Rolfer® strategizes, works, and understands a unified theory of the human structure in the gravitational field.

This course does not certify participants as Rolfers®. Participants may not use this class as proof of certification.

About the Instructor

Juan David Vélez has been practicing as a Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Practitioner since 1995, first in his native Colombia, and for the last ten years in Portland, Oregon. Juan David is guided by the belief that mastery is the place where logic, knowledge, and intuition converge. As a practitioner, he combines a rigorous scientific understanding of the discipline with an open-minded, intuitive approach.

As a teacher, Juan David builds a strong framework of the science, theory, and philosophy of Rolfing® Structural Integration, and encourages students to investigate and master these concepts through play and personal exploration. Juan David has a particular interest in neuroplasticity, the seemingly limitless ability of the brain to change the body and to respond to the body by changing itself.

In his spare time, Juan David enjoys painting and ecstatic dance, a good cup of tea, and a serious game of chess.