Board of Directors
The Rosen Institute is a global organization, serving to promote and uphold the Rosen Method and its quality and standards worldwide. Members, practitioners, teachers, students & interns, school owners & leaders, and associates of the Rosen Method community support the work of the Rosen Institute through annual membership dues and voluntary assistance.
The Board of Directors comprises members from three leadership groups: the All Teachers Group (ATG); the Rosen Method Professional Associations (RMPAs); and the training centers/schools. Directors usually serve a two-year term, which may be extended by their constituency. Representation on the Board follows a broad rotation schedule designed to include participation from as many elements of the global community as possible over time.
Maija Frauenknecht, Finland
I have been a Board member since 2014 and Board President since June, 2015. I received my Rosen Method Bodywork certification in 2001 and became a Senior Teacher in 2015. I sit on the Board as a ATG representative. I give my time and energy serving on the Rosen Institute Board because I have huge trust and respect for this brilliant method created by Marion Rosen. Now there are over one thousand of us continuing what she started, all over the world and the wave is moving ahead.
Tollie Miller, USA
I have been a Rosen Institute Board member since 2014 and Board Secretary since May, 2014. I am a Rosen Method Practitioner (since 2008) and Teacher (since 2013) and represent the Open Center School as a member of the ATG. I am committed to helping build a strong and lasting structure that will support the integrity and growth of Rosen Method.
Maud Guettler, Switzerland and Germany
Director of teaching in Switzerland and a member of the directorate of teaching team of the German school. I am very active in teaching in those two countries and have my own practice in Berlin, Germany. I speak French, Norwegian, German and English. The Rosen Method is for me a way of living or a posture towards life, not only a job.
Anna Söderlind, Sweden
Anna Söderlind is a Rosen Method Practitioner in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been involved with the Rosen Method for more than 20 years. She studied with founder Marion Rosen.
Annabelle Apsion, United Kingdom
Annabelle Apsion is the co-founder of the Rosen Method UK training centre. She was trained in Europe and Scandinavia. As well as practicing Rosen in London and Brighton, she is a BAFTA-nominated actress.
Bärbel Fink, Finland
Bärbel Fink is a Rosen Method Bodywork intern living and working in Oulu, Finland. She joined the Board in 2015. In her day job, she manages educational programs in the continuing education department of the University of Oulu. She brings her love for touch — through physical contact or other forms of communication, like music, nature, writing, emotions — and her international work experience in adult education and other modalities to the Rosen Institute Board.
Mette Kragelund, Denmark
RI Board member since November 2012 and Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner (since 2010), Mette representing the Danish RMPA. I am serving on the Rosen Institute Board to improve structures of the democratic decision making in the Rosen Community. Through a stronger professional, supportive framework, I see that there is build an important foundation for the work to grow in general. I very much support an appreciative inquiry/communication, for all of us to feel safe, to be a part of the practice in the core of the Rosen Institute and with the will of sharing it with the Rosen community
Sara Webb, USA
I have been a Rosen Institute Board Member since the beginning in 1983. I am a practitioner and Senior Teacher, representing the Berkeley Center. I am a long-time supporter of this global organization that preserves the legacy of Marion Rosen and keeps the quality standards for training practitioners and movement teachers worldwide. I appreciate the opportunity to serve this cause that I believe in so much.
Sonja Träskbäck, Finland
I have newly begun my first term on the Rosen Board. I have been involved with the Rosen Institute on the Service Mark Committee since 2000. I am a Bodywork practitioner and senior teacher. For five years I also administrated the Rosen school in Finland. I have taught in several countries and I have met many Rosen persons personally. I will help the Board and Rosen Institute to carry on its duties the best that I can and bring forward the feeling of Rosen throughout the world.
Ivy Green, USA
I am joining the RI Board in 2016 to represent the All Teacher’s Group. As a Senior Teacher, part-owner of the east coast Rosen Method Open Center, and author of Relaxation Awareness Resilience: The Science and Practice of the Rosen Method, I am dedicated to strengthening our global organization so that our Method continues to have a supportive base from which to grow and flourish.
Jane Malek, USA
Jane Malek began training with Marion Rosen in 1980, and is a master teacher of Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement. She established the Monterey Bay Rosen Method Center for certification in both modalities. She practices in Monterey, California, providing weekly movement classes and private bodywork sessions.
Alexandra Dolnykova, Russia
Alexandra became a Board Director in 2016. She belonged to the first generation of students at the Russian Rosen Method School. Now she is a practitioner and an Introductory Workshop teacher. She is also a member of the leadership group at the Russian Rosen Method School.
Nadia Froidevaux, Switzerland
I have been a Rosen Method Switzerland Board member since 2015. As a RM Practitioner, Workshop Teacher, Swiss physical therapy therapist and World Traveler I am dedicated to stepping forward for the growth of Rosen Method locally and globally. I am committed to supporting the community with the Art of Healing and living Rosen Method.
Thierry Francois, France
I have been a Rosen Method practitioner since 2014 and I am just finishing my training in Rosen Method Movement. I know deeply that Rosen Method is more an Art of Life rather than a method and I try to experience each day like a session. At the same time, I am very involved in the development of the Rosen Method and I like to share my enthusiasm and to be connected all around the world. There are a few Rosen Method professionals in France but we are starting to gather in order to create a Rosen Method Professional Association.
Jane Spilsbury, United Kingdom
I am a Rosen Method intern in the UK, and have recently joined the International Board and become chair of the UK RMPA. Giving Rosen sessions is a constant reminder to me of how to be, and how we can be ourselves and be together. I practise Rosen in Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham and Sheffield and am committed to helping Rosen Method be more widely known and available locally and globally.