Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ice skating, Rolfing®, Brian Orser, Kim Yu-Na

Helen James, CAR, first Rolfed Brian Orser during his performing career, several years before I met her. When she first worked with Brian, she didn’t have the advanced Rolfing training yet, she did that in the same class I took … Continue reading

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The Apostasy of Rolfing®Movement Integration

In the beginning, there existed these things:  Ida Rolf and the men who followed her, and a couple of women hanging around. Then some reason, perhaps the search for clients, led men to work with women, and there was divergity. … Continue reading

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Do you have to *believe* in Rolfing® for it to work?

Some folks just can’t help asking this question, maybe because their friend who referred them had that starry-eyed look of the true believer. The answer:  Nope.   (Notice, no link of  choir singing, “Amazing (Linda) Grace” either.) What you have … Continue reading

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Rolfing® Sensory Integration, not just for musicians

I’m gonna ‘fess up here and say that I am not the neatest person you ever met!  (Those who know me are chuckling.)  I especially love to have books and papers around me. I don’t have that stuff in my … Continue reading

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Conducting: the firewalk of Memphis

Yes, it is really hot in Memphis TN,  hot in a couple of ways. Imagine, if you will, a group of 14 people, enough advanced degrees in music among them to choke a horse, all hopeful of enlightenment and willing … Continue reading

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The Unconscious Body/Mind

Watch out!   here is a sort of Loch Ness, a deep sea, where the monsters live and can’t be spoken with except by signs and portents, and a growing body of mind works…or is it body works. (Dang, Dualism … Continue reading

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The “Magic” of Rolfing®Structural Integration

Whole political schisms have been created in the world of Ida Rolf’s structural integration by some of her students wanting to go more toward a Mystery School, and others of her students wanting to go toward Just Show Me The … Continue reading

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Yoga and Rolfing®

Three or four years ago I got an invitation I couldn’t refuse from Joan White, who teaches yoga all over the world in the discipline of B.K.S. Iyengar.  She and I taught a weekend event in Philadelphia for her teacher-trainees. … Continue reading

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Way Off Topic: Corn street food in Chicago

So, I was having a nice healthy dinner at the Pumpkin Cafe, right around the corner from my office here in Philadelphia.  Pumpkin Cafe is a mecca for locavores and healthy eating. One of the dishes I had was a … Continue reading

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Could you Rolf someone who argues for a living?

This morning a client asked about my today’s blog, and I told her that I only had the title so far. She said, “That is me! I have 3 teenagers and arguing is the only way I stay alive!” A … Continue reading

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