This workshop is an introduction to the principles of Rolf Structural Integration, especially designed for body-therapy and health professionals. Strongly influenced by his research in Zen Buddhism, Ed Maupin considers the Rolf Method a meditation on physical presence as well as a physical therapy. This approach, based on forty years of Rolfing practice, strongly emphasizes movement, balance in gravity, and receptive touch. The workshop will combine regular movement classes with hands-on instruction in the first three sessions of Ida Rolf's original ten-session series. Nonprofessionals are also welcome.
Required reading: Maupin, A Dynamic Relation to Gravity (to order, please email email@example.com.The book also will be available in the Esalen store). Please bring this book to class.