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2017 Biannual Report


We Hold To Higher Standards















The Dr. Ida Rolf InstituteÂŽ is the center of excellence for the creation of profound human change through the art and science of fascia touch and movement.

Our VISION Our Vision is to bring the benefits of RolfingÂŽ Structural Integration to the world.

Founded by Dr. Rolf, the Institute continues to share her great works by teaching and certifying Rolfers™ and Rolf Movement® practitioners worldwide.

Our MISSION Select, train, and certify qualified and competent practitioners of Rolfing® Structural Integration. Provide continuing education for Certified Rolfers™. Promote programs of research in Rolfing® Structural Integration. Educate the general public concerning the principles of Structural Integration and the useful and beneficial nature of Rolfing® Structural Integration.


Foreword Rich Ennis Chair, DIRI Board of Directors


Dear Membership, Thank you all for your participation as members of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® (DIRI). Each of us is a key piece of this ever-growing community, both for the DIRI and for the entire SI Field. Each of us contributes in a myriad of ways toward expanding our understanding of Structural Integration and its relevance to the well-being of individuals and communities. I hope that everyone’s practices are flourishing and that you are getting the support that you need from the DIRI, our fellow practitioners, and the larger community. I’d also like to thank you for the opportunity to support our school’s growth and to extend my appreciation to past Board members, faculties, and administrations that have donated their energy toward making the DIRI what it is today. I have now spent five years on the Board and appreciate the tutelage of past Chair Kevin McCoy. It has been an honor to work with each of our current and former Board members and collaborate closely with our Administrative Director and Chief Academic Officer, Christina Howe, as well as our robust and highly talented faculty team and Chair of the Executive Education Committee, Russell Stolzoff. The depth of experience at the Institute and the energy of our faculty, administration, and Board members is quite an asset.



Infrastructure There has been a lot of structural change over the past five years focused on quality improvements as the driving force for growth. The first initiative was to improve infrastructure at the Institute so that we could launch new initiatives with the underlying infrastructure of a modern school. We launched a new website that includes portals (Canvas Catalog and a Learning Management System [LMS]) so that students can retain their learning portfolio online and faculty can support their teachings, curricula, assignments, etc. online. We also launched a new accounting system to meet current regulatory requirements and to further automate the system. Quality Education We are both a school and a membership organization. It is important to note that the DIRI is one of the few SI organizations that is recognized and approved in the US, officially in the regulatory sense, as a school. This means that we are approved by the US Department of Education and the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS), and we are accredited by a national accrediting agency for massage and bodywork modalities, the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). These approvals mean stringent standards for us and meet the requirements for Title IV federal funding, allowing many students to access our education who otherwise might not be able to take part. These approvals also support licensure requirements in many states.


Speaking of quality initiatives, our administration and faculty have worked diligently over the last several years to better define our curricula through a series of rubrics, made significant improvements in our Teacher in Training program, and have adopted a Student Assessment Program (outcome measures) to ensure graduates meet each of the rubrics. These quality standards are also supported and agreed upon by each of our Associations outside the US, ensuring we consistently meet quality objectives globally. Finally, the DIRI membership recently approved a new Ethics Policy that was submitted by our Ethics Committee Chair, Robin Graber, and EC member Les Kertay. This policy, based on the Restorative Justice Model, further ensures that our community is supported and has a reputation for high ethical standards. Our first regional training also started this year in Michigan, led by Kevin McCoy. Libby Eason has recently been approved for a school in Georgia (Congratulations, Libby!). Our hope is that we slowly grow regional (accelerated) trainings for those students with prior bodywork experience. Each of these initiatives is an example of holding to higher standards. We hope to continually raise our professional standards, which in turn will be reflected in our public recognition for professionalism. This increases the value of our service marks in use by our practitioners and benefits the RolfingÂŽ community at-large.

Associations Outside the US In 2017, the DIRI hosted our first and very collaborative “RIO” Conference with our partner Associations in Brazil (ABR), Canada (RAC), Europe (ERA), and Japan (JRA). The outcome of this conference was concurrence on a new Licensing Agreement that applies to each of the Associations and that strengthens our collaborative arrangements and ensures that our Outcome Standards for graduates are consistent globally. Thank you to each of the Associations for working through this very complex set of agreements and new financial model. Board Role The Board is responsible for supporting the DIRI by setting appropriate policies for implementation. This includes policies needed to support our administration, our faculty, our students, and our members. All are valued parts of our organization and all are dependent upon our success. We also support the advancement of research through our DIRI Research Committee (Thank you Vaclav Kremen, PhD, Chair), and through support for the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation and the Fascia Research Society. This includes our support for each of the past five Fascia Research Congresses, most recently as the Platinum Sponsor, in partnership with the ERA, for the 5th International Congress in Berlin. We are also a strong supporter of the International Association of Structural Integrators® (IASI) mission, along with the Certification Board for Structural Integration (CBSI), and continue to support

their initiatives as this is the core organization supporting the entire SI field. Our biggest task at hand is increasing our enrollment and expanding the field of Rolfing® SI through new avenues in the healthcare community. This will take place, in part, as we continually upgrade our educational quality and reputation. It will also require better marketing through a variety of venues; these are included in the broader Strategic Plan launching 2019 through 2022. Many of our students come from your practices after experiencing the benefits of Rolfing® SI. If you work with a client that expresses any desire to know more about training for certification, I encourage you to take time to discuss the program and the reasons that you find your service in this field, devoted to health and well-being, to be so rewarding. If you have questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us on the Board! We try our best to respond to all inquiries. Warm regards,

Richard Ennis Chair, DIRI Board of Directors



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“When innovation is in your blood, it’s in your teaching too.” Jan Sultan – DIRI Advanced Faculty



Welcome Christina Howe Executive Director


Dear Membership, It is hard to believe five years have passed since joining the Dr. Ida Rolf InstituteÂŽ. It has been a pleasure to serve with two outstanding Board presidents, Kevin McCoy and Rich Ennis, and Board members of highest quality. It has also been my privilege to work with our Executive Education Committee, chaired by Russell Stolzoff, and our Teacher in Training Coordinator, Valerie Berg, as well as all our faculty, who are exemplary educators and wonderful people. To each of you, I express sincere gratitude. While I have not met many of our members in person, I welcome the opportunity. During classroom visits I have been able to meet most students on the Boulder Campus. These students inspire with great hope for the future of RolfingÂŽ Structural Integration. Over these few years I have come to appreciate the Institute and to understand that it is first and foremost a professional learning community. Each of these words matters in defining who we are by highlighting an important facet of our values as a school and membership association.



Professional The Institute aims to be an exemplary professional organization, with a stellar brand that positions us as thought leaders in the field of Structural Integration and integrative health. Together, we are working with IASI and the Federation to ensure that state legislative bodies know about Rolfing® Structural and Movement Integration and understand how to appropriately and fairly regulate Rolfing® professionals in the field. We strongly support IASI as the leading representative and standards-setting organization for the field, especially in broadening the use of the National CBSI psychometrically valid test. As Structural Integration grows as a profession, we are engaged in forming key partnerships with organizations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, medical hospitals with Integrative and functional medicine services, and universities to further research, case studies, and understanding of the benefits of Rolfing® SI and Movement. Ultimately these partnerships will motivate us to create new services and models for delivering the work.

website and new marketing outreach. We implemented important systems such as a membership platform, a Learning Management System, and an online catalog and Registration/ Admissions process. The DIRI Journal received a “face-lift” with custom artwork and a new cover design. Our appreciation goes to Anne Hoff, the Editor in Chief of the Journal, for her dedication and expertise over the years. Learning DIRI is a specific type of professional organization, a professional learning organization. The Institute is one of the first and few schools of SI licensed by the state Department of Education and the US Department of Education, and accredited by a national accrediting agency. We meet every regulatory standard for schools.

We already see these efforts paying off, for example, in Switzerland, where Structural Integration is now a recognized health practice, or in the recent research of fascia, as exemplified in the growth of the Fascia Research Congress. If you recall, the Institute was part of sponsoring the first and subsequent IPRF Congresses since 2007 until last year.

As an educational organization, we strive to be experts in learning, and this includes having rigorous learning outcomes. The faculty has worked hard on developing a Basic SI assessment model and are now working on doing the same for the Advanced SI Certification. As part of our learning model, we have launched a Learning Management System, and are focused on becoming more tech-savvy by meeting learners where they are with “just in time” learning strategies and “flipped” classrooms that focus less on “sit and get” learning and more on multiple ways for mastering content and hands-on work.

As part of increasing recognition of our professionalism, we rebranded with a new

Over the past year, we have improved our Teacher in Training program and are actively


reaching out to members who are interested in becoming faculty. Please consider becoming faculty, if your heart is in teaching. We have also been working diligently on program redesign of the Basic SI Certification curriculum. It is likely that the program will grow to 900–1000 clock hours and will include online didactic hours in order to free up more time in the classroom for structural and functional work. Community Finally, we are not only a professional learning institution, we are a professional learning community. Our goal is for each member and student to experience a sense of belonging in the Rolfing® community as a powerful place for growth and inspiration. We take seriously our responsibility to build structures that encourage meaningful engagement. We understand the importance of hearing what members think and believe, even when we disagree. We also realize that, like the water unseen by the fish in a fishbowl, culture is not always obvious. For this reason, it is important for the DIRI to focus intentionally on building a professional culture, where conversations reflect a growth mindset, civility, and good will. Our goal is to build more opportunities for regional and national face-toface meetings, social media interactions, retreats, and small and large group learning. The Board and administration are committed to holding web conference meetings on important topics and inviting members to become part of building the organization through participation. If you are interested in volunteering on the Board, a committee, or a project, please reach out to us!

In becoming an exemplary professional learning community, a center for excellence that “holds to higher standards,” we know there will be challenges. Some will be naysayers. But as Wissam Raji reminds us all, “To do the impossible, you must consider the improbable.” We invite you to imagine with us the edges of possibility for the future of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute®. Please feel free to call me on my cell at 720-6959465 if you have any ideas you wish to share or want to get involved in some way. I would love to talk with you. Warm regards,

Christina Howe Executive Director



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What it means to “Hold to Higher Standards” by Christina Howe Structural Integration will only be recognized as a separate and distinct field when there are professional “schools” that train and graduate students in that field. In the USA, there are approximately 19 training organizations that provide instruction to students in Structural Integration. However, most of these organizations are only approved as “continuing education providers” for licensed professionals in other fields such as massage therapy or physical therapy. The majority are not actually approved, in the legal and regulatory sense, as occupational or professional “schools” of Structural Integration. The difference is subtle but extremely important and becoming more so every day.

All of this is to say that recognition as a full-fledged professional school requires meeting many higher standards beyond applying to offer continuing education courses. SI training organizations not approved as licensed schools—while often providing excellent instruction to students—reinforce the idea to state and federal agencies that Structural Integration education is NOT a separate and distinct field. It is assumed that SI is supplemental education for licensed professionals in other fields. Ultimately, the failure on the part of schools to meet the highest state and federal standards hinders the field, and you as practitioners, in being recognized as part of a unique profession.

To be recognized as a professional “school,” an organization must be approved by a state department of education, which typically requires a comprehensive application establishing that the school has met the required state standards for school operation. In the case of DIRI, we are approved and licensed by the Colorado Divisionof Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) and we answer to the elected state educational board. Once a school is licensed by a state department of education, it may apply for accreditation, nationally recognized approval as a quality educational institute that meets ten to twelve rigorous academic standards. Accreditation involves another comprehensive application with full documentation proving that the standards are met, as well as a site visit review by experts in the field who verify the claims in the application. Accredited schools may then apply to the federal US Department of Education (USDOE) for Title IV (student loan) funding, Department of Veterans Affairs funding, and Department of State authorization to issue student visas. Licensed schools may, of course, also apply to NCBTMB to provide continuing education. Each of these additional support programs requires more applications, approval, and administration.

The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® is one of only a couple of recognized professional “schools” of Structural Integration that is state licensed, nationally accredited, and eligible for funding from the US Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Every three years DIRI reapplies for state licensing and accreditation and is required to requalify for USDOE Title IV and GI Bill funding. But it doesn’t end there. As a school, we have an alumni organization with membership quality standards. We require members to meet the highest Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and Continuing Education requirements. The DIRI school and membership organization together deepen the valuation and legitimacy of the brand of Rolfing® Structural Integration. It is fair to say and literally true, “DIRI holds to higher standards.” In meeting and exceeding state and federal standards—the standards established for licensed, accredited, occupational schools—we take seriously our responsibility as a thought leader in helping to establish the profession of Structural Integration.



Licensed by Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) Accredited by Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) Approved by International Association of Structural Integrators® Approved by US Department of Education for Title IV, Student Loan Program Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for GI Bill Approved by SEVIS to issue Form I-20 to obtain M-1 Student Visa NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider




2015 2016 2017–2018 BI–ANNUAL REPORT

January New Executive Director Hired New Faculty Agreement Negotiated Fund Raising of $8,000 for Eric Jacobson’s Harvard Medical School Research Gold Sponsor for Fascia Research Congress, Washington, DC

January Intacct Accounting System Adopted Intermediate CE Policy Adopted

February Adoption of Canvas Learning Management System Board Policy Manual Published Journal Available on Amazon

April Jim Jones Scholarship Established

March Valerie Berg Appointed Chair of Assessment Committee First Website Redesign April Board Training in Carver Governance May 2015–2018 Strategic Plan Approved September IASI and DIRI Share Booth at Fascia Research Congress, Chicago

February COMTA-Accreditation Self Study Completed March Basic SI Decentralized Plan Adopted

May Teacher in Training Evaluation Process Revised June DIRI Teacher Standards Adopted Veith Membership System Adopted July Two Research Scholarships for Fascia Research Summer School at Ulm University, Leipzig, Germany, Awarded Title IV Notification August Conversations with Faculty Video Series Published COMTA Application for Accreditation Submitted Lobbying Restrictions Policy Adopted September Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Adopted October RIO Agreements Revisions Started Claymont Membership Retreat November Students with Disabilities Policy Approved Code of Conduct for Committees Policy Approved Bylaw Changes on Electronic Ballets Approved December Employee vs Contractor Policy Adopted


2017 2018 January Adoption of Thieme Anatomy Textbook Universal TNT Evaluation Adopted Jim Jones Scholarship Awarded

January Second Set of Bylaw Changes Adopted February IASI Symposium Sponsor, Portland

February Policy on Three Rolf MovementÂŽ Sessions as Prerequisite Adopted

March Basic SI Assessment Beta Test

April First Regional International Organization Summit Held in Boulder

April Canvas Blueprints Created for Online Courses COMTA Accreditation Renewal Granted GDPR Privacy Act Policy Adopted

May Membership Survey on AT Classes June Reserves Policy Adopted Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Adopted July Online Admissions Process Created Basic SI Rubric for Student Standards Created August August Faculty Meeting IASI Collaboration Proposal Adopted September Bylaw Changes FAQ Developed Brazilian Trademark Suit Won October SWOT Analysis of Members, Faculty, and Staff Completed with Zoom Meetings DIRI Technology Plan Adopted

May Online School Store Launched Whidbey Island Membership Retreat Jan Sultan Faculty Award Branding Adopted with Name Change June Basic SI Program Redesign Committee Convened August Ethics Implementation Policy Adopted Code of Ethics Adopted 2019–2021 Strategic Plan Submitted September Second Website Launched November Fifth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) Platinum Sponsor in Partnership with the ERA, Berlin December New Journal Design Launched

November Letter to State of Alaska on Licensing Branding Research Started with Orange Identity December Ethics Committee Reconstituted


2019 2017–2018 BI–ANNUAL REPORT

January Launch of New Brand in Massage Magazine Basic SI Assessment Fully Launched February Helen “Jimmer” James Elected Honorary Faculty Faculty Meeting Valerie Berg Faculty Award March Marketing Plan Submitted to Board May Title IV Settlement Finalized


Membership Data



Membership Data


49% US - 1138 mbrs

6% JRA - 136 mbrs


3% RAC - 81 mbrs

30% ERA - 704 mbrs

10% ABR - 227 mbrs 2% ARA - 48 mbrs

36% US West - 412 mbrs


TOTAL US MEMBERS 1% Outlying Areas - 8 mbrs

26% US East - 301 mbrs

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37% US Central - 417 mbrs

Membership Total Revenue By Year Year To Date 12/31/18

Year Ended 07/31/17

Year Ended 12/31/16

Year Ended 12/31/15 $68,000





Membership Revenue By Type (2017) Membership Dues Full Active

+ $249,000

Membership Dues Limited

+ $27,070

Membership Dues Inactive

+ $3,309

International Dues

+ $3,309










Structural Integration Schools in the USA Institute of Structural Medicine Soma Neuromuscular Integration Northwest Center for SI

Guild for SI Hellerwork Morales Method Academy of SI

Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® Crestone College of SI

New School of SI

Neuro Movement Integration Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® is the founding educational institute for the study of SI. Following DIRI’s establishment in 1972 by Dr. Rolf, additional schools have been established across the USA, many by former DIRI students. DIRI remains the most rigorous and comprehensive course in SI recognized by the US Department of Education.

1972 Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

1978 Hellerwork

1977 Soma Neuromuscular Integration


1989 Guild for SI

1992 Institute for SI

2001 Anatomy Trains

2000 Institute of Structural Medicine

2005 Neuro Movement Integration

2003 Biodynamic SI

2006 Morales Method Academy of SI

2005 Northwest Center for SI

2014 Crestone College of SI

2009 New School of SI

Anatomy Trains Est. 2001 Practitioners on Site: 210 (worldwide)

Anatomy Trains

Institute of Structural Medicine Est. 2000

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $13,000

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $30,500

Biodynamic SI Est. 2003

Morales Method Academy of SI Est. 2006

Practitioners on Site: –

Practitioners on Site: 18 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $18,000 Crestone College of SI Est. 2014 Practitioners on Site: –

Biodynamic SI

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $18,000 Dr. Ida Rolf Institute (DIRI) Est. 1972 Practitioners on Site: 2334 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $22,769 (tuition only), $23,704 (tuition and fees) Guild for SI Est. 1989 Practitioners on Site: 141 (in US alone)

Hellerwork Est. 1978 Practitioners on Site: 86 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $14,450 Neuro Movement Integration Est. 2005 Practitioners on Site: – Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $18,000 New School of SI (NSSI) Est. 2009 Practitioners on Site: 14 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $22,500 Northwest Center for SI Est. 2005 Practitioners on Site: –

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $11,600

Institute for SI

Practitioners on Site: 34 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $23,500 Institute for SI Est. 1992

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $6,500–$7,000 ($6,500 if paid in full) Soma Neuromuscular Integration Est. 1977 Practitioners on Site: 121 (worldwide)

Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $19,500

Practitioners on Site: – Cost for Full Basic SI Program: $10,800



Basic SI and Advanced Graduates


Number of Graduates

90 80

Basic SI



60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2008


Basic SI Grads


Advanced Grads

28 28







Basic Graduates

Adv. Graduates


































*This information was pulled from MemberLeap 8/17/2018

Statement of Financial Position



Statement of Financial Position with Prior Year Comparison As of December 31, 2018 Year to Date 12/31/2018

Year to Date 12/31/2017

190,644 501 20,790 0 211,935 10,565

141,328 500 35,333 50 177,211 20,864

Total Cash & Cash Equivalents



Accounts Receivable, Net







Other Current Assets












249,663 74,548

580,159 80,010

Total Investments - Held to Maturity








Current Assets Cash & Cash Equivalents Cash Accounts Chase 7532 - Operations Chase 7524 - Payroll Chase 2370 - Federal Funds Change Fund Total Cash Accounts Undeposited Funds

Accrued Revenue Inventory

Fixed Assets, Net Fixed Assets Accumulated Depreciation TOTAL

Investments Investments - Held to Maturity Wells Fargo Reserve Fund Wells Fargo Endowment Fund

Total Assets 30

Current Assets

Year to Date 12/31/2018

Year to Date 12/31/2017

49,763 104

58,585 496

13 13 14,334 469,308 4,420 537,942

19 19 9,085 264,860 6,555 339,600



Liabilities Current Liabilities Accounts Payable - Trade Accounts Payable - Other Accrued Taxes Sales Tax Payable Total Accrued Taxes Customer Deposits Deferred Revenue Accrued Vacation and PTO Total Current Liabilities TOTAL

Net Assets Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Unrealized Gains/Losses on Investments







Unrestricted Net Assets



Change in Net Assets







Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Temporarily Restricted Net Assets


Total Liabilities and Net Assets


“When innovation is “We don’t just graduate practitioners. Weit’s create in your blood, in thought leaders.” your teaching too.” Libby Eason – DIRI Faculty

Jan Sultan – Advanced Faculty


Board of Directors


Richard Ennis MS, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Chairman of the Rolf Institute® Board, Western Representative of the Rolf Institute® Board

Email: bodwesternrep@rolf.org Rich Ennis is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and graduate of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute®. Rich is on the Board of Directors at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® and on the Rolf Institute® Research Committee. Rich studied at the University of Illinois and has degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Developmental Biology. Prior to becoming a Rolfer™, Rich was a Senior Research Scientist and Global Project Manager at Gilead Sciences, focusing on antiretroviral therapies. Rich was also the founder and president of Pharmaceutical Consulting Services, which he operated for 10 years. Rich now operates a private practice in Menlo Park, California, and Whidbey Island, Washington, and enjoys swimming, biking, and running in his free time.



Libby Eason Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Faculty Member, Rolf Institute® Board

Libby Eason first experienced the transformative effects of Rolfing® Structural Integration in 1975. She trained as a massage therapist in 1986. In March 1992, Libby graduated from the Rolf Institute® , completed her Rolf Movement® certification in 1994 and advanced training in 1997. She became an assistant instructor in 1998, and lead instructor and faculty member in 2005. Libby also graduated from the Feldenkrais Training of Baltimore in 2016, and maintains a full-time Rolfing® and movement practice in Atlanta, GA. Libby continues to explore the continuum of Structure - Function - Energy as it applies to the art of Structural and Movement Integration. She served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Structural Integrators® as Law and Legislation chair, and 2.5 years as Board president. Libby has served as president of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation since March 2012, and was instrumental in producing the Fascia Research Congress in 2015 and 2018.

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Larry Koliha Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Faculty Member, Rolf Institute® Board

Larry Koliha started his career in bodywork in the mid-90s, training in various types of energetic bodywork and attending college classes in anatomy and physiology. Rolfing® SI created such a meaningful shift in his own life that he left his first career as a mechanical manufacturing engineer and immersed himself in the world of Structural Integration. Larry completed his basic training in 1999 with instructors Ray McCall and Liz Gaggini and, six years later, became an Advanced Rolfer™ under the tutelage of Jan Sultan, Tessy Brungardt, and Sally Klemm. He certified in Rolf Movement® Integration with Lael Katherine Keen in Brazil. Other mentors who have strongly influenced his work include Rolfers™ Til Luchau and Jane Harrington. Larry was an avid trail runner and volleyball player in Colorado where he had his first Rolfing® practice but now practices in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina.



Hubert Ritter Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board European Representative, Treasurer of the Rolf Institute® Board

Hubert Ritter is a native of Austria. After graduating from the Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado, in 1994, he worked as a Rolfer™ in private practice in Washington, DC. He currently lives and practices Rolfing® SI in Berlin, Germany. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Chairman of the Board of the European Rolfing® Association. He is currently serving as European Representative on the Board of the Rolf Institute®. He is the Past Chairman of the Board and was elected Treasurer of the Board in 2014. In his spare time, Hubert enjoys speaking Spanish, sailing, and running.

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Greice Gobbi Certified Advanced Rolfer™, International Representative, Rolf Institute® Board

Since 2008, Greice Gobbi has been a Certified Rolfer™ and Rolf® Movement Practitioner by the Brazilian Association of Rolfing®. She studied physical therapy and has worked with many manipulation and movement techniques. She maintains a private practice in Sao Paulo, where she offers Rolfing® sessions, Functional Training, Pilates, and Tensegrity Touch. In her spare time, Greice likes to take circus classes because they strengthen the connection between her body and work. Greice was elected Board Member of the Rolf Institute® in 2018, representing Brazil, Canada, and Japan.



Cosper Scafidi Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

Cosper Scafidi has been practicing Rolfing® Structural Integration in Northern Virginia since 1980. He has studied numerous bodywork modalities and techniques including studying with all of Dr. Rolf’s original teachers. He completed the Basic Training in 1980 and Advanced training in 1995 and again in 2009. He has completed many specialized workshops and advanced training to further his understanding of the integration of structure and function. Cosper has and continues to serve in a number of leadership capacities. He was the regional Clinical Director in the Washington, DC area for American Whole Health as well as being on their Health Care Policy Council. He is a past president of the Rolf Institute® and has worked with the Federation of Massage Therapy, Bodywork and Somatic Practice as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. He has a BA from Eckerd College, an MBA from the University of Maryland, as well as continuing and graduate education studies at the University of South Florida, NLP University, the Esalen Institute, and Naropa University, among others.

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Ines Hoffmann Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

Ines Hoffmann has been a certified Rolfer™ and a Rolf Movement® practitioner since 2013. Ines studied Economics in Leipzig, Germany, before moving to the Silicon Valley area in the USA. She spent eight years working in the software localization department at Apple Inc. In the year of 1996 Ines moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she worked in the export and import business of organic food products. Four years later she got her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and taught at an international school before becoming a full-time Rolfer™. Today Ines practices Rolfing® SI in the cities of Sao Paulo and Campinas. In her spare time she likes to travel, play sports, and enjoy her family.



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