Although we didn't know at the time, the project 'European Guild' started in 2011 with the first ever basic training in the Czech Republic organized by CASI - the Czech Association of Structural Integration. Since then 27 practitioners have been trained, while two basic trainings, one in Prague and one in Warsaw with 12 students each, are currently under way. This will bring the membership to 55 in July 2018.
We aim to adjust our programs to the local economy. The price of services, be it workshops or membership, will be charged in €. The exact amount however will depend on where in Europe you live. The base unit of this de-facto 'Guild-currency', consists of the value of one SI session in your respective country.
Ida Rolf dedicated a good part of her life in formulating and teaching, what she called, the 'recipe' - a systematic program of postural re-patterning in ten sessions, using connective tissue manipulation and sensorimotor movement education. One of the schools continuing the inquiry into the recipe without adding elements from other modalities is the Guild for Structural Integration.
Their first instructors, all first generation Rolfers trained in Rolfing/Structural Integration, by Ida Rolf herself were Peter Melchior, Neal Powers and Emmett Hutchins. Ida Rolf left Emmett Hutchins the following 'Koan':
If you truly understand the basic intention/key to the first three hours, you will have discovered the entire process and intention of Structural Integration.
Emmett Hutchins said, it took him 20 years to discover a 'moderately accurate' answer to that question.
The European Guild for Structural Integration was founded by students of Peter, Neal and Emmett and is an independent 'sister-school' of the Guild. It sees itself as providing a home for all practitioners (mainly in Europe) still practicing and teaching the original, unaltered 'recipe' and continuing the inquiry into the "Koan" Emmett was assigned. We are regular members of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and our training programs are recognized by IASI.