Dr. Rolf’s Structural Integration (modules 3-4)

mei 24, 2022 – september 30, 2022 hele dag
David Jimmink
Dr. Rolf's Structural Integration (modules 3-4)
Dr. Rolf's Structural Integration (modules 3-4)

Datum:Training in 4 modules, final 2 modules remain: May 24-31 2022, and July 4-9 2022. See text below for more info.
Tijd:10:00 - 18:00 uur
Docent:Avi Bahat
Locatie:Wingerdweg 32, 1031 CA Amsterdam
Voor wie:for alumni from the Akademie voor Massage en Beweging
Prijs:€ 3.250,- / registration fee of € 250,-


This training is given in four modules. The first two have already been taught, but Alumni from the Akademie can start with the 3rd module and watch the teaching of the first half of the training online to prepare. A description of this class is written below.

Dr. Rolf's Structural Integration in the Bahat Approach 

Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain.


What will the Structural Integration Training give you?

When you are a Touch Therapist, wanting to improve your skills in treating pain management - Rolf's Structural Integration is one of the most cost effective methods available for this purpose!
The great advantage is that it combines movement - and posture education with opening fascial adhesions, thus creating new space within the body immediately! Other posture training methods usually require long practice time to achieve results.
In Rolf's Method, the structural change happens on the spot! It only takes 10 treatment sessions to work the whole body and to make sure that the client is now using it the correct way, so as not to spoil the changes but to maintain it via correct movement.
People undergo a transformation in the way that life within their body is, and as many clients attest, the result are kept for years and with proper maintenance even improves!
Learning Rolf's Structural Integration is a privilege that allows you to change and to help people change for the better at levels that are even deeper than just the mechanical level of the body.

About the 10 sessions series

Rolf's Ten Treatments series is a life-changing event, by changing how you use your body within your everyday life. The series recognizes a place you did not know existed within you. A place I call the central axis, the place through which your bodyweight streams down to the ground and up again through your body. A place from which every movement begins and that restores the length in your body.
In our normal day-to-day life we accumulate tension at the shoulder-neck junction and in the places of doing with our hands, as well as back and other places in the body. Tension is related to the over-activity of our external muscles because there is insufficient activity or no activity of the internal muscles that are supposed to carry our weight and reduce the load of the weight from the outside. Our body is supposed to use the big strong external muscles only for action, only for a certain amount of work and then only for the minimum amount of force needed for this exercise and not as part of the normal posture and movement that does not require effort. Organizing the structure using the structural integration method begins to introduce you to the central axis of yourself - creating a new existential feeling!


Imagine a structure: for example, the Eiffel Tower - a straight structure - does not need external support. By contrast, for the duration of the Pisa tower - a structure that stands crooked - had to be supported because a crooked structure, gravity eventually pulls it down to the ground.
We are built like any other structure. When we use our central axis to get support from the ground we are actually in an amazing balance that makes us experience our own weight not as a weight that pulls us to the ground but as a weight that pops up like a ball that you forcefully throw to the ground and it jumps straight up.
However, do not forget! The angle matters a lot: If you do not throw the ball at a right angle, it will not jump straight up; it will leap diagonally according to your angle of injection. When we know how to use the central axis to allow the weight flow correctly, we experience our weight lifting experience instead of its pull down! That is what you learn in this series - how to be in this place where the existential experience is an upward flow, and how to move, function, and most importantly work, while using this central axis in such a way that effort is always minimal and the lifting experience is maximal.
This is what you learn in the Rolf's Structural Integration series. This study means to live in the same body, but in a completely different way. A form that feels easy - physically, and feels a kind of connection to the earth, a connection to yourself - all your parts feel connected and not dispersed: one foot here, hand over there and the back separated without connection to each other. It all comes together to be one big spring that functions in relation to the earth and gravity.

Advantages in Learning with Avi Bahat

It is very rare to find a top -Touch Therapist who works both with the Rolf's Structural Integration and with the Trager Approach! On top of that - in combination with the Paula Method and Massage, with extensive background in the mind-body context.
All of these elements have a big impact on Bahat's way of working and teaching.
Many clients need not only organizing the structure by opening the fascia, but also basic learning of release and especially release while in movement which is the main issues of the Trager Approach! Therefore, many times, the client receives equally important value in this direction of learning how to release - how to identify support and use it, and how to make movement soft and effortless! Along with the benefits of the Structural Integration.

Learn more about Avi Bahat: click here.

The Training

This training is planned in 4 modules, over the period of one year.

  • Module 1 has been given in October 2021. The topics that were handled were also part of the 4 year education of the Akademie. Alumni from the Akademie therefor can start with the 2nd module
  • Module 2 has been given in February-March 2022 (8 days)
  • Module 3 takes place May 24 - 31 2022 (8 days)
  • Module 4 July 11 - 16 2022 (6 days)

Module 1 - Preparation

Six preparation days October 16-21 2021 (6 days)
Day 1 - Work at the shoulder neck junction - lying on the side
Day 2 - Deep work on the back while lying on the stomach and chair
Day 3-  Back side of the pelvis and legs - in-depth familiarity with the pelvic structure
Day 4 - Neck work on the table and chair - Pelvic Lift on the table with support
Day 5 - Work on the chest to promote a relaxed, flexible and breathable chest
Day 6 - Connecting the correct functionality of the foot to the functionality of the Psoas

Module 2

P.+1+2+3 – 8 day's workshop February 21-24 and March 14-17 2022
Preliminary treatment - 2 days
Session 1 - 2 days
Session 2 - 2 days
Session 3 - 2 days

On the first day of each session we learn by watching a demo and practicing on one another in class. We will work with the same partner to be able to follow a full series with all the details of the process with a specific client! The demonstration will also be on the same person - an assistant or outside client.
On the second day of each session we have an outside client coming to class for each of the students - always the same one! (as much as possible).

Module 3

4 +5 +6 +7 – 8 day's workshop May 24 - 31 2022
Session 4 - 2 days
Session 5 - 2 days
Session 6 - 2 days
Session 7 - 2 days

Module 4

8 +9 +10 – 6 day's workshop July 4 - 9 2022
Session 8 - 2 days
session 9 - 2 days
Session 10 - 2 days

The Certificate

To obtain a certificate of Structural Integration of Dr. Rolf according to the Bahat Approach, all steps must be followed:

  • Attending all 28 days.
  • In between modules, students must document at least 4 different processes where they practiced the sessions - 4 times at least each session with different clients.
  • After module 3 - about 6 months later - the students must present 3 therapeutic series as a stage (internship) documented and sent by mail to the teacher before the concluding session.
  • The concluding session consists of: verbal presentation of the 3 documented series and a Practical Test - demonstrate full specific treatment on the teacher (according to the teacher's choice).
  • Presentation of previous diplomas in massage, anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Registration and payment:

To secure your place in the training, we ask a registration fee of € 250 (please note, this will be non-refundable). You can register by using the green button at this page. The invoice will be attached at the bottom of the confirmation mail you will receive. By paying the registration fee, you agree to commit to participation and payment of the whole training. Before the payment dates are due, you will receive an invoice.

If modules need to be cancelled because of corona, we offer you new dates or a refund. If you have any questions about the Training, please us at info@akademie.nl or 020-3308572.

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