International Basic Training 2024
Three Modules in the Heart of Europe
Our flagship 20 module Basic Training reformatted so that students from all over the world can join.
Our programs are approved by the International Association of Structural Integrators IASI. The titles of the modules below describe the general theme of the module. This theme will be supplemented and complemented by other SI topics.
€ 15'500 - Payment plans available
English with limited translation into Czech, Polish and Portuguese
Please take a look at the Prerequisites, plan ahead and contact us if you have any questions regarding your unique situation.
Registration and Information:
Please contact Irena Berankova at the Guild Office info(at)rolfguild.eu
At the heart of the European Guild's basic training program lie the principles and structural techniques expressed in Dr. Ida Rolf's series for ten Structural Integration sessions, without additions or modifications from other modalities.
The International training is conducted in a modular format of 3 modules.
Module 1 in Warszawa - 20 days with a total of 152 classroom hours
• Muscular, Skeletal and Fascial Anatomy
• Biomechanics and Structural Integration
• Physiology and Biochemistry of Fascia
• To analyze and interpret human structure and movement and devise coherent strategies for manipulative interventions to make improvements in the structure
• How to conduct yourself in a therapeutic relationship
• Self-care with exercises to become a competent SI practitioner
• The Anatomy and Theory of the Basic Ten Series
* Summer Break Home Study and Practice with Zoom Call Supervision *
Module 2 in Vienna - 19 days with a total of 145 classroom hours
• Practice of the Basic Ten Series by the practitioners on each other
* 2 Months Home Study and Practice with Zoom Call Supervision *
Module 3 in Prague - 22 days with a total of 167 classroom hours
• Supervised practice of the Basic Ten Series by each practitioner on three external models
• In addition to this students need to expect at least 500 hrs. of home study and practice.
Peter Melchior and Emmett Hutchins, Ida Rolf's very first instructors, were his teachers and inspirations.
He has a spiritual background in Zen-Buddhism and was ordained a Zen-Boddhisatva in the French Temple of 'La Gendronnière'
He has been practicing and teaching HathaYoga for 30 years and, based on Dr. Rolf's principles, he developed his unique teaching style he calls "RolfYoga"..
Aleš's work has stayed true to Dr. Rolf's original teachings and he believes that these concepts need to be explored more deeply rather than altered.
He is the co-founder of the European Guild for Structural Integration and teaches EGSI‘s Basic Trainings in the Czech Republic, the UK and Austria.
Nilce is based in São Paulo, Brazil where she earned her Degree in Psychology.
She became interested in SI when she saw its remarkable effects on the human psyche. Nilce taught Psychology and Body Awareness for the Rolf Institute (R.I.) following her graduation there in 1983.
As a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Rolfers (Associação Brasileira de Rolfistas (ABR)), Nilce was also instrumental in bringing the Rolf Institute classes to Brazil.
Thereafter, along with some of the R.I.'s senior faculty members, she helped form the Guild for Structural Integration (GSI) in order to preserve the original teachings of Dr. Rolf.
Nilce has worked both individually and alongside Dr. Rolf's chosen teachers in training students to practitioner and advanced practitioner levels in the U.S. and Brazil. Through her workshops, she has traveled the world to enrich the quality of work and depth of understanding of SI practitioners.
Having worked for many years alongside the world's most experienced teachers of SI, Nilce is now recognized as an expert in her own right. She is committed to establishing Dr. Rolf's work internationally, and in strengthening its position in today's marketplace.
Adam Polański graduated from both The Guild for Structural Integration and The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder. He is also a Rolf Movement™ practitioner. He did his Advanced Training with Neal Powers in 2018. Adam holds university degrees in physiotherapy and physical education. Adam is the co-founder of the Polish Society for Structural Integration. He runs a private practice in Warsaw and teaches the European Guild's Basic Training in Poland. Structural Integration is his main field of explorations - especially the traditional 10 sessions Basic Series. He is involved in research on Structural Integration under the umbrella of the University of Opole and also participates in the Fascia Research Group led by Dr Robert Schleip.
I am a practitioner of Structural Integration. I enjoy getting to the bottom of things and discovering new possibilities and paths.
I have loved movement, dance and sports since I was young, so I became an aerobics instructor in high school, later taught Pilates and yoga, taught classes at my studio, at conventions and educated future instructors.
Twenty years of instructing and over-exercising took a toll on my body, and there came a time of injuries and surgeries. I understood and experienced firsthand that a certain level of tissue damage and created imbalances cannot be "fixed" with exercise and massage alone. Classical physiotherapy did not help me either... Only Structural Integration allowed me to experience again (and maybe for the first time in my life) a feeling of lightness and flexibility in my body, but also in my life. I understood that changes in the physical body go hand in hand with changes in other levels of human existence. So it was an obvious choice for me to enrol in the two-year training and become a Structural Integration Therapist. I am still learning, but for the first time in my professional career I have lost the need to seek out other methods and other courses, my training now only deepens a method whose meaning, reach and depth never ceases to fascinate me.
I enjoy and find the work fulfilling, it is beautiful to watch the small and large miracles that happen during client meetings. I meet many interesting people. I am grateful to be able to offer others the opportunity to more truly and deeply experience their human potential.
I am currently working as an assistant in the Structural Integration training and I am enjoying it very much.
Dario Di Lorenzo graduated as a Structural Integration practitioner with Emmett Hutchins in 2011 and in 2014 he completed the Advanced Training with Emmett Hutchins and Neal Powers. He’s fully dedicated to SI in his private practice in Milan, by organizing SI trainings and CE class and by being on the Board of the European Guild. He’s assisting in EGSI's Basic Training in Milano and he’s the co-creator of the 'Timeless Elegance of the Recipe' event.