Level 2 - Foundation of Rolfing® 10 Series - Modular

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Certified Rolf Movement™ Instructor, Certified Rolfer®, Rolf Movement® Faculty, Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Mentor, Rolf Movement™ Practitioner

Certified since 2004, Nicola is also a Rolf Movement™ Practitioner (2009) and a Certified Advanced Rolfer…

Cost: €7500.00
Conditions Apply - see Summary for full details.

Level 2 Structural Fascial Bodywork is the second level of education at the Dr Ida Rolf Institute. The course teaches you the principles of Structural Fascial Bodywork to a professional level, based on Dr Ida Rolf’s ‘recipe’.

Classes are grouped into 8 individual modules of 3 to 8 days each, spread over about 9 months.

Step-by-step, you’ll explore the ‘Ten Series’ of Rolfing sessions and practice these with each other. Also you will give two sessions to outside clients. Lessons on ethics, building your practice and writing a business plan complement the practical part of the course.

What to expect in class

In each module:

  • you’ll be taught by a faculty member of the Dr Ida Rolf Institute Europe
  • you're taught using a mix of practical exercises and theory
  • you’ll work in pairs or small groups to explore and practice the course content
  • you’ll work one-to-one with your client
  • you'll get plenty of support as there'll be one teacher for every 10 students and no more than 20 students per class
  • there’ll be preparatory reading and homework
  • writing a term paper

Certification of Attendance

On successful completion, you will be qualified for further study towards becoming a Certified Rolfer (level 3).

Module Dates:

  • Module 1 – Thu 05 to Sun 08 Sep 2024
  • Module 2 – Fri 25 to Sun 27 Oct 2024
  • Module 3 – Thu 28 to Sun 01 Dec 2024
  • Module 4 – Thu 16 to Thu 23 Jan 2025
  • Module 5 – Fri 28 Feb to Sun 02 Mar 2025
  • Module 6 – Fri 04 to Sun 06 Apr 2025
  • Module 7 – Thu 22 to Thu 29 May 2025
  • Module 8 – Thu 26 to Sun 29 Jun 2025

Teaching hours: daily from 9:00 - 18:00 h, last day from 8:30 - 16.30 h.

Payment Details:

  • Deposit - 1000 € (Due date: 6 weeks before start)
  • M1, M2, M3 + M5, M6, M8 - 650 €
  • M4 and M7 - 1300 € (Due date: 2 weeks before start)


For further information and all forms to register please get in touch with Martina Berger: martina.berger@rolfing.org.

Registration open until 10.07.2024

(Prices, dates, course locations and teachers are subject to change.)

Who is this course for
  • practitioners of related bodywork disciplines, for example, manual therapists, osteopaths, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors or Gyrotonic teachers – who want to implement Structural Fascial Bodywork in their practice
  • people who want to delve into bodywork for their own benefit, for example, if you’re a singer, dancer or actor
  • career changers – if you’re coming from a different line of work, this is a great pathway towards a career in bodywork

This is not an entry-level course. You’ll need to complete the level 1 Myofascial Foundation Workshops.

Entry requirements:

  • Age 21+
  • Training Agreement (conditions for Level 2 and Level 3)
  • Registration form
  • CV
  • Rolfing® 10 series received by a certified Rolfer® or 10 SI sessions received by a certified SI Practitioner (last session latest 4 months before Level 2 starts).
  • Completed vocational training or University entrance qualification (A-levels)
  • First aid course, 1 day (max. 2 years ago, you can do this in your country with an accredited provider, eg the Red Cross)
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Successful completion of Level 1, positive evaluations in the three themes of Movement, Anatomy and Touch. Teacher evaluations take place after the final courses.
  • Report about the Rolfing® 10-series sessions:
  1. Please describe how you came to your decision to continue now with your Rolfing® training. The following questions should be considered (Your answers should reach a minimum of 500 words in total):

    a) Why do you want to become a Rolfer®?
    b) What factors have contributed to your decision to become a Rolfer®?
    c) What makes you feel that this is the appropriate time in your life to start the Rolfing®training?
  2. A description of your personal experience with your ten Rolfing® sessions (minimum 500words)
You’ll learn about
  • manual intervention based on Dr Ida Rolf’s ‘recipe’ of the ‘Ten-Series’ of Structural Integration
  • recognising movement and posture patterns 
  • bodywork techniques that you can implement in your own practice
  • ethics around working with clients
  • creating a successful practice and business planning

Dig deeper into the curriculum

Module 1 - ‘Ten Series’ session 1: Breathing freely in gravity – encountering client, we define pelvis and thorax relationship, shoulder girdles and arms. A touch that provides expansion and rest.

Module 2 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 2: Balancing walking – the fascinating relationship of feet, lower legs and their transition to the spine. A touch that differentiates the small structures of the feet, and tracks gravity support in the legs, spine and thorax.

Module 3 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 3: Easy sitting, easy standing – front and back stability and volume happen as the lateral axis becomes available. A touch on the lateral structures of the body that contains and supports differentiation of layers

Module 4 – ‘Ten-Series’ sessions 4 and 5: Anchoring Into Pelvic Floor And Feet; opening thinner midline of the legs; a sensitive and precise touch that brings awareness and freedom of pelvic core space - Spaciousness and dynamics in the abdominal area, we free the action of the psoas gently addressing core space. A touch that organizes container and content in the front of the trunk

Module 5– ‘Ten-Series’ session 6: A strong, resilient, and supple back – Length And Organization Of The back, continuity of fascia from heels to occiput. A touch that adapts to different muscle tones and provides a sense of continuity.

Module 6 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 7: A head fully supported from below and oriented in space. Specific work around the neck and head, mouth and nose included. A delicate and precise touch that opens inner volume, orients into space and frees mobility of the neck.                                                

Module 7 – ‘Ten-Series’ sessions 8 and 9: Integrating trunk, spine and extremities. Balancing the girdles, to help stability and flexibility. A touch that combines local work within a global intent. Integrating spine, pelvis and extremities, we enhance the myofascial relationships between centre and periphery.            

Module 8 – ‘Ten-Series’ session 10: Finding closure that brings the organism to its highest possible level of integration. A touch that serves this purpose. Certification workshop business plan presentation.