Integrating the Cranium


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  • August 1 – 4, 2022
  • Walpole, ME, USA
  • This course is intended for Manual Therapists.
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Presented by Sharon Wheeler

The seventh hour is the centerpiece of the ten session Rolfing process. Dr. Rolf once said that we do the first six sessions so we can do the seventh session, and then we spend three more sessions integrating what comes out of that seventh session.

The main pattern of the techniques you will see are from Dr. Rolf with some interesting additions from Sharon. These are all direct techniques from which you may expect large amounts of structural change.

“Two handed torque” for the cranium will be taught. This delightful technique smooths out lumps, bumps, dents and distortions in the skull, nicely demonstrating the fluidity of spongy bone in the cranium.

For the lower jaw and zygomatic arch, the “double pry bar” for width and balance will be taught. We will explore nose work, the eye sockets, the ears and ear cartilage, and the hyoid.

Close attention will be given to the atlas/axis relationship and we will take a good look at the upper back and upper ribs and shoulders as they relate to this work.

Sharon teaches this endlessly fascinating subject with detail & precision, hands on individual attention and a tendency towards invention.

Who is this workshop for?

Open to experienced manual therapists.


Prior to becoming a Rolfer®, Sharon Wheeler was a part of the staff at Esalen institute in Big Sur, California, where she taught Esalen Massage for several years. When Dr. Ida Rolf brought Rolfing to Esalen, Sharon became one of her early students, working with her from 1970 to 1979. Sharon also served on the Board of Directors of the Rolf Institute for several years. Currently, she practices in Washington, near Seattle, and travels to teach specialty classes on Bones, Scar Tissue, Cranial Rolfing, Sacrum and Coccyx Work, the Art of Rolfing.

DatesAug 1 – 4, 2022
LocationWalpole, ME, USA
VenueAnatomy Trains Classroom
Address180 Clark's Cove RD
Walpole, ME, 04573
Class Times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day, 2 hours for lunch

Teacher(s)Sharon Wheeler
Tuition$700 / $800 after July 1, 2022
Credits Earned24 CEs NCBTMB; 24 CEs IASI Cat. 1
Cancellation FeeUp to 30 days prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; less than 30 days prior, nonrefundable
888 546-3747

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