About The Rolf Institute

The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration is the only school, whether in the United States or worldwide, that trains and certifies Rolfers™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioners. Certified Rolfers are the only professionals who can provide Rolfing Structural Integration to the public.

RISI's high standard for candidates, students-in-training, and Rolfers are reflected in its Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and continuing education trainings.

The Purpose of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration is...

to bring the benefits of Rolfing to the world. This goal is accomplished through providing a quality training program in Rolfing structural integration, certifying Rolfing practitioners and providing them with continuing education, promoting research and educating the public about the value of Rolfing.

The Focus of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration is...

  • To select, train, and certify qualified and competent practitioners of Rolfing Structural Integration.
  • To provide continuing education for practitioners of Rolfing Structural Integration.
  • To promote programs of research in Rolfing Structural Integration.
  • To educate the general public concerning the principles of structural integration and the useful and beneficial nature of Rolfing Structural Integration.


Established in 1971, RISI is a non-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of California and Colorado. Recognized by the U.S. Government as a tax-exempt, educational and scientific research organization, RISI is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and periodically sponsors additional trainings in other locations, including Australia. Additionally, RISI has four international licensees that independently offer programs compatible with trainings sponsored in the U.S. They are located in Germany, Japan, Brazil and Canada.

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