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 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 a sister-school of the original Guild. It sees itsself as providing a home for all practitioners still practicing and teaching the original, unaltered 'recipe' and continuing the inquiry into the "Koan" Emmett Hutchins was assigned. We are regular members of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and our training programs are recognized by IASI.read more