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RMW4.24 Breathing and Walking photo
09/24/24 - 10/17/24
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM PST
+ $ 75.00 (admin fee)
Total: $ 515.00
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CE Credits
4 Rolf Movement Credits (towards the AT prerequisite only)
30 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours
Online via Zoom



  Zoom meetings every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:30 PM PT
9/24 - 10/17, 2024. (NEW DATES)
Class will meet on the following dates: 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, and 10/17, 2024

How do we think about what it is to breathe?
Is breathing something we do? Or something done to us?
In the context of somatic mindfulness, we may speak of "being breathed".
In a similar way, you may have had the experience of "being walked" in a particularly peaceful walking meditation.

What contributes to this pleasure of being breathed and the joy of being walked?

This course explores such questions, along with the equally valuable biomechanics of these essential human functions.

We will examine, both experientially and intellectually, the complex mechanisms that facilitate, control, and regulate breathing and walking. Through clearly outlined integration strategies, students will learn to help themselves and their clients restore or recover an enhanced degree of sensory awareness, thereby improving coordination patterns associated with breathing and walking.

Breathing is a mysterious phenomenon that can be talked about in many ways. On one level, inhaling air is essential to nourish our cells with oxygen. In this course we will cover both the basic neuromuscular/biochemical aspects of breathing as well as deeper phenomenological explorations.

In our inquiry into the phenomenon of human gait, we will draw from theories such as early human persistence hunting, Gracovetsky's Spinal Engine model, and Hubert Godard's focus on tonic function.

Our work together will enable you to confidently guide your clients in restoring healthy breathing and walking patterns.

Some of the questions this course will cover:
  • What are the various movement sequences of ankle and foot in landing and propulsion?
  • What is the effect of nose breathing vs. mouth breathing on the human organism?
  • What are the benefits of belly breathing and those of chest breathing?
  • How can a preference for focal (vs. peripheral) vision lead to compromised postural patterns and movement restrictions?
  • How has "controlled instability" offered humans an evolutionary advantage?
The workshop will be a combination of lecture/theory, experiential exploration, and therapeutic techniques to use with clients.

About the Instructor

Per received his Rolfing® training in 1989 and completed his Advanced Training in 1994. Studies with Hubert Godard and Kevin Frank shape his understanding of structural integration as interactive somatic education, highlighting perceptual and coordinative processes. Per’s inclusive teaching style enables practitioners to easily and confidently expand their skills into Rolf Movement applications.