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Haptic Touch: Fluidity in Rolfing® sessions photo

Language: English

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Payment options available upon enrollment
CE Credits
3 Rolf Movement Credits



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Course Details:

Dates: April 15, 2024 - April 17, 2024
Times: Mon. & Tue. 9am-6pm
              Wed. 9am-4.30pm
Credits: 3 Rolf Movement Credits

In this three-day workshop, Rolfing is viewed as a tool for enhancing bodily functioning and emotional and mental resilience. The workshop builds on concepts such as haptic touch, biotensegrity, interoception, and the significance of language and metaphors. Participants will engage in practical exercises using props, specific touch and movement sequences, and will practise evocative language and directional movement prompts with their peers.


  • Exploring the role of haptic touch as a trigger for perception
  • Understanding the anatomical model of biotensegrity
  • Understanding the importance of interoception
  • Harnessing the power of body metaphors to evoke education and integration
Practical exercises:
  • Using simple props for movement -sequences
  • Collaborating with peers to practice evocative language and directional movement prompts in a Rolfing session
  • Enhancing the perception of flow between hands and feet
  • Fostering awareness of kinesphere and peri-personal space
  • Focusing on interoception and exteroception for resilience enhancement
Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in experiential exercises and have the opportunity to exchange sessions with their peers. The workshop aims to empower professionals to integrate key Rolfing® concepts, and effectively utilize language to evoke clients' integration-related sensory experiences.

This workshop is part of our European Biennial Meeting 2024. Please click HERE to find out more.

About the Instructor

Lúcia Merlino has taught movement for over 35 years through the performing arts, dance and somatic education. She has conducted certification trainings in Rolfing® SI and Rolf Movement® in São Paulo and Buenos Aires. In addition to her training programs, Lúcia also offers workshops and coordinates supervision groups for practitioners.

Lucia holds a PhD in Arts from UNICAMP and an MA in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-SP. Her extensive studies with Hubert Godard have been a profound source of inspiration for her research. Her current focus lies in exploring the transformative power of metaphor in shaping body consciousness, as well as examining the role of the imaginary in facilitating client’s integration of the changes made possible through somatic practices.