Get Rolfed! Dr. Rolf’s Structural Integration

Dr. Rolf’s Structural Integration is a 10 session bodywork program that literally re-integrates the very structure of the body. Devised by Dr. Ida Rolf to release segments of the body (legs, torso, arms, etc.) from lifelong patterns of tension and bracing, it allows the body to resume its natural gravitational alignment. Each session is 60 minutes and the benefits of the work can start immediately.

Structural Integration, is designed to optimize the body’s structural pattern and rebalance the physical body relative to Gravity. Once structure is optimized, often issues of energetics and comfort resolve themselves.

Garrell Herndon

After years of getting rolfed, I took on learning ‘the work’ in 2004. I chose the Guild for Structural Integration at the suggestion of Neal Powers. At that time the guild was located in Boulder Colorado. The classes were set up in much the same way as Dr. Rolf organized them many years ago. The teachers I studied with were students of Dr. Rolf. After completing the Basic Training I moved to Boulder. There I mentored with Jeff Linn. An instructor at GSI and long time assistant to the primary instructors. Jeff and I exchanged sessions, I watched him work, we talked about it all over tea. Jeff invited me to assist a basic training he was leading. Being in a teaching role is the best learning experience.

Teaching Yoga

My experience with yoga has been influenced by the teachings of BKS Iyengar. While I didn’t study with him directly, the teachers I did study with were his students. I’m a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco 2-year teacher training program circa 1995. I continue to study, practice, and teach.

I’ve taught public yoga classes in the IYISF and the following:

  • UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco
  • Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
  • SF Bay Club, San Francisco
  • Corporate Settings
  • Private Clients
  • Boulder Community Center, Boulder Colorado
  • Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

In 2015 I taught a physiology course to students in a yoga teacher training course. The physiology course was an intensive. Four consecutive days, 5 hours each.

I’ve had some training in Pilates, and have incorporated core concepts into yoga fitness classes.