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AT1.24 Advanced Training photo
11/04/24 - 04/17/25
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM MST
Brungardt/ Sultan
+ $ 75.00 (admin fee)
Total: $ 7,427.00
($300 deposit + 7 monthly payments of $1,018.14 beginning September 15, 2024)

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5055 Chaparral Court
Ste 103
Boulder, CO
Please call us at 303-449-5903 or email to start the enrollment process.


Class Info

Part 1 / November 4, 2024 - November 21, 2024 (off 11/8-11/10 and 11/15-11/17)
Part 2 / March 31, 2025 - April 17, 2025 (off 4/4-4/6 and 4/11-4/13)

Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm


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Advanced Training is a 168-hour course that takes place over several weeks. Designed for the experienced practitioner, the Advanced Training further develops, refines, and enhances a Rolfer's practice through a deeper examination of the diverse aspects of the work. The goal is to pave the way to become a more responsive, skilled, and effective Rolfer®. Course content includes a broad range of topics related to conceptual, perceptual, relational, and manual skill sets.

The course presents a client-centered approach that uses a Rolfing® Principles-based process to form evaluation, strategy, and intervention based on Rolfing Taxonomies (Structural, Functional, Psychobiological, Energetic, and Geometric). Rather than following the Basic Training's ten-series progression, Advanced Training teaches practitioners to evaluate clients individually and develop individualized treatment strategies.

At the heart of the client-centered approach lies an inquiry into each Rolfer's self-awareness and perception of others. The goal is to nurture each practitioner's ability to accurately perceive and respond to clients visually, relationally, and through purposeful, accurate touch. Developing perception is a life-long process that leads to the deliberate and appropriate use of self, precise interventions, and the ability to evaluate and track the effects of the work.

Exploring course material through lectures, practicums and instructor demonstrations, participants learn to design a principle-governed Advanced Series of Rolfing sessions. Each practitioner gives and receives a supervised non-formulaic series with a fellow classmate and provides an additional series with a classroom client. The purpose of demonstrating, exchanging sessions, and working with clients is twofold to learn, strategize and perform a principle-governed series and to address the integration needs of each practitioner.

About the Instructor

Tessy Brungardt received her BA in Environmental Biology in 1976 from New College in Sarasota, FL. In her studies and following career she enjoyed exploring the interface of observing the natural world and the science of how things worked. Once she was introduced to Rolfing® Structural Integration in 1979, she was inspired to take this exploration into the human realm. She became a Certified Rolfer® in 1985 and a Certified Advanced Rolfer in 1988. Tessy completed her Rolf Movement® Certification in 1994. She also became certified to teach for the Rolf Institute in 1994 and became an Advanced Instructor for the Rolf Institute in 2002.

Jan Sultan’s initial encounter with Ida Rolf was in 1967 as her client. In 1969 he trained under her, and after having assisted several classes, was invited by Dr. Rolf to become an instructor in 1975. After a further apprenticeship, Dr. Rolf invited him to take on Advanced teaching. 

Jan currently teaches Rolfing® Training, Continuing Education, and Advanced Training for the Rolf Institute®. He feels strongly that his responsibility as an instructor goes beyond simply passing on what he was taught, to include the refinement and coherent development of the ideas and methodology taught by Ida Rolf. Jan lives and practices in Los Angeles, California.