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HACK, Lina
Pages: 90-93
Year 2023
In this interview, Libby Eason, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® (DIRI), describes the offer of membership to graduates of the Guild for Structural Integration in 2023. The Guild for Structural Integration announced dissolution after over thirty years of teaching the work of Ida Rolf, PhD (1896-1979) by Peter N. Melchior (1931-2005) and Emmett Hutchins (1934-2016). A process was put in place for Guild members who are in good standing to apply to join DIRI — an invitation to find a new professional home. Eason discusses the requirements and limitations of this offer.
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CAPA DIRI_Journal_November_2023_Interactive
COHEN, Lynn
Pages: 86-89
Year 2023
T Relating her Rolfing practice with her musical practice, Lynn Cohen explores her journey of acquiring structural integration expertise alongside a relationship with her cello.
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KOEPKE, Tristan.
Pages: 78-85
Year 2023
This paper discusses teaching somatics in higher education and professional settings. The author examines his background in somatics, dance, and Rolfing® Structural Integration, as well as his research about racialized phenomenologies. The interspersed reflections and curiosities are to encourage engagement, including strategies for implementing antiracist and globally inclusive approaches to lesson planning and curriculum. The Rolfing Structural Integration Principles of Intervention were used as an overarching framework to discuss somatics pedagogy and process. Asking questions of the reader, the author traces his education to inspire an audience of dance and somatic educators to expand their personal threads of inquiry. Ultimately, the goal is to motivate people invested in the field of somatics education and to deepen their approaches towards inclusivity in content and curricula
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SOMERS, Dan
Pages: 68-77
Year 2023
Advanced Rolfer® Dan Somers interviews his client, Amy Shinneman, who is the 2023 National Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), about her life with a type of muscular dystrophy called Bethlem myopathy and how Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions have supported her body to be strong and balanced. They discuss the complex path to receiving the correct diagnosis, her triumphs in building the life and family that she desires, and her struggles when facing systemic ableism found throughout society.
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MILLER, Dorothy
Pages: 59-66
Year 2023
In this conversation between Rolfer® Dorothy Miller and the President of the European Guild for Structural Integration, Aleš Urbanczik, they talk about Urbanczik’s path to becoming a structural integration practitioner, instructor, school administrator, and award-winning film director/producer.
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BAILEY, Greer
Pages: 52-58
Year 2023
ABSTRACT When Joseph Heller started Hellerwork® Structural Integration, he had his friend and colleague Dr. Don St. John at his side. In this interview, St. John talks about the start of what is now Hellerwork International, and how psychology principles were considered when formulating the Hellerwork training. Many memories of those early days are revisited, as well as important contributors to the theory and practice of Hellerwork.
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