Rosen Institute

2017 Global Congress: A Sneak Peek at the Program

The 2017 Global Congress organizing team has released a first peek at the amazing workshops planned for November in Tallinn, Estonia.

Although the program is still to be completed, this first look will give attendees and those still wanting to register an idea of the high-caliber content, knowledge and expertise to be shared.

Have a look at what can be expected from some of the wonderful speakers coming, such as Mary Kay Wright, Maud Guettler, Anna Soderlind, Anais Salibian, Maja Skau-Olsen and Ivy Green among many others!  And don’t forget the two, well renowned keynote speakers Anssi Leikola and Kerstin Moberg!

The partial program can be found here and we will be sure to let you know as new speakers and workshops are added in the coming months.

We look forward to seeing many of you there in Tallinn!

 

 

The German school celebrates 25 years

Rosen Methode Körperarbeit Deutsches Zentrum, the German Rosen Method school, is celebrating 25 years since the start of the school.  Read below the beautiful tribute to the school and its history written by Juliane Knoop, school founder.

“When you return to Germany please open up a school”

Marion said this to me when I decided to return back home after a few years of staying in California learning Rosen Method Bodywork. Rosen Method was not known in Germany at that time.

Left to right: Juliane & Marion, Berkeley, 1985; Juliane & Marion; Thurid, Marion & Juliane

How it started

Back in Germany I offered sessions. The work was spread by word of mouth.

After a while some clients became interested in learning this method. Two years later, I organized an open house accompanied by an introductory workshop. A few years later, in March 1992, the first intensive took place in a small village up in a renovated barn loft. At this time intensives were ten days long. I invited Paula Kimbro to be my mentor and trainer for becoming a teacher.

Left to right: Paula Kimbro, first Intensive, March 1992 . Juliane, Anne-Marie Paris, Monica Bolling, Christel & Horst Maisel 

 

We assembled assistants from several different countries. Amongst the students were Christel and Horst Maisel. This course was a big success! Paula and other teachers from abroad came to support and train me. The foreign language was no problem: We had Thurid Müller for translation. In 1997 and 1998 the first students were certified. Christel was one of them. Besides coordinating internships, she was engaged in the curriculum of the training. Her husband Horst created our first webpage. He also developed a special software, a student data, which helped to facilitate the bureaucratic work. Horst is still available when we face technical problems.

Marion Rosen’s first visit to Germany was in 1993. She was accompanied by Hans Axelson, the Director of a well-known Body therapy Institute in Stockholm. Both kept coming for more than 10 years in a row to give three-days introductory workshops.

These courses seemed like a blessing for Marion. It made her happy to approach her old homeland in that way, with her own work in her suitcase.

Left to right: Marion & Hans; Juliane, Anne-Marie Paris, Marion & Monica Bolling

Rise and development 

Since 2001 most of the courses have been taking place in “Seminarhaus Waldmatt”. This is also the location of the German Center, situated in a small village in the midst of the Black Forest rolling hills, close to the famous “Spa-town” Baden-Baden.

When in 2006 the translation of the book: Rosen Method Bodywork (by M.Rosen/S. Brenner) was published, Rosen Method experienced a boost in Germany. Many people read this book and arrived from all over.

We had begun with two intensives a year, then started to offer three, later four and now even five six-day intensives. From that time on, I couldn’t handle the administrative work by myself anymore. I also felt that the responsibility was growing and becoming a big challenge. We are now a leading team of four people, supporting each other, discussing student affairs and accomplishing admin work.

I asked Maud Guettler to be trained as a teacher. She was a Rosen practitioner, certified by the French speaking school in Switzerland. She happily agreed and now co-teaches Rosen Method as a senior teacher, mainly in Germany and Switzerland. Recently Maud became a member of the executive team of the Rosen Institute.

Senior teacher Lotti Vialle, although living in France and Switzerland, found her way to the German Rosen School in order to experience and learn Rosen Method in her mother tongue. She stayed, not only because of friendships but also due to her enthusiasm for Rosen Movement.

Left to right: Maud Guettler and Lotti Vialle-Maibach; the leading team; Christel Maisel

 

Maud, Lotti, Christel and I are the members of the leading team.

Since the very first classes, Jane Malek has been coming every year to teach Bodywork and Movement. She established the Rosen Movement training, teaching Movement intensives twice a year. Meanwhile Lotti, senior Movement –teacher, teaches Movement intensives as well.

For many years Bill Samsel has been coming to teach in Germany. His very first intensive was an (only) men-intensive in 2002. We are very grateful that Bill keeps coming, despite of long travelling hours. On one occasion, lunch break was just over, he succumbed to his jetlag, and we found him sleeping at the dinner table in his apartment. After waking up he was ready to go and teach!

Alan Fogel and his wife Jacqueline (Movement teacher), from the US, have belonged to our teaching team for a few years now. Their special way of conveying Rosen Method brought a deep understanding of the neurological sources of embodied self-awareness.

Left to right: Jane Malek; Bill Samsel; Juliane & Alan Fogel

 

Eva Rask from Sweden has been teaching emotional anatomy for about 10 years at our school. One important side effect of her teaching: She initiates a lot of laughter in the class room!

Likewise from Sweden comes our loyal assistant Wolfgang Schulze. His aim is to support students on their way through the training. His devotion to Rosen Method has created a longstanding friendship with the school.

Left to right: Wolfgang Schulze; Eva Rask; Seminar Haus Waldmatt

Acknowledgements

All people named in this chronicle have supported and have helped the growth of the school. That fills us with gratitude. Special thanks to the students who come with their questions, critique, enthusiasm and their zest for learning.

When the first Rosen Method international Congress was planned Marion’s roots came into focus. In 2004 the German Center was asked to plan, organize and arrange this coming together of the Rosen people around the world. The location was a hotel up in the Black forest hills. Marion was in the middle of us, enjoying herself while she listened to songs of the twenties. Moving her feet, singing along to our Rosen choir.

It was a four day long, happy and closely being together of our worldwide Rosen community.

Juliane Knoop

Remembering Monica Bolling, Senior Teacher and Founder of the French Center

We are saddened to share that Monica Bolling, founder of Methode Rosen – Centre de Paris, the French Rosen Method center, passed away on the evening of March 25th, 2017. 

Monica was a passionate believer in the importance of Rosen Method and working through touch.  With great endurance and selfless giving, she succeeded in bringing life to the French center. 

Speaking of Rosen Method, Monica said “It’s hard to talk about this Method without reducing it.  It’s not massage, it’s not a science, nothing like psychotherapy either.  It’s all at the same time.  It is an art that can be practiced only with immense respect.”

We offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends, colleagues, students and all those who have had the great opportunity to learn from and share with her.  

Monica Bolling, la fondatrice de l’école française de la Méthode Rosen nous a quitté paisiblement dans la soirée de samedi 25 mars.

Elle était convaincue de l’importance de ce travail par le toucher.
Avec beaucoup d’effort et don de soi, elle a réussi à mettre l’école française en place.

En parlant de méthode Rosen elle disait :

“Il est très difficile de parler de cette méthode sans la réduire. Ce n’est pas un massage, ce n’est pas une science, rien non plus qui puisse être comparé à une psychothérapie… c’est tout à la fois. Impossible de l’enfermer dans des mots. La méthode Rosen est quelque chose de très subtile, mais de profondément efficace. C’est un art, qui ne peut s’exercer que dans un total respect.”

Global Congress 2017: Keynote Speakers Announced

The keynote speakers for the 7th Leaders Meeting and Global Congress (Nov 1-5th, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia) have been announced.  The organizing team is very excited to have both these wonderful researchers come and share their insights.

These are just two of the amazing presentations that will be held during the Congress.  The program will be full of great workshops and presenters sharing diverse and relevant knowledge.

Have a closer at the expanded bios of Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg & Anssi Leikola.  To learn more about the Global Congress and to register for the event visit our website here.

If you know you will be attending the Congress please be sure to register sooner rather than later to reserve your spot.  This will allow the organizing to make the necessary plans based on numbers.

See you in Tallinn!

 

 

 

Looking Back: The First Year at the Rosen Method Swiss Center

The new Rosen Method Swiss Center shared a great update on their first year in operation.  Congratulations to the Swiss Center and their students on such a successful beginning!

Rosen Method Mentorship Program Goes International

The Rosen Institute spoke with Betty Ross, RI Board Member and coordinator of the Rosen Method Mentorship program in October of 2015. Since then the program has grown and Betty has been matching mentors and mentees across the US.

She is now looking to expand the program and is hoping to begin matching more people in Europe and beyond. The program took its first steps in January of 2011. Its primary purpose was to support new practitioners and movement teachers.   Mentors would assist new graduates with a variety of needs: talking about a client, how to expand their practices, how to improve their movement classes, and/or how one’s personal life could affect their professional career.

Since then, the program has evolved to encompass not only new practitioners and movement teachers but also anyone looking for support and encouragement. A very experienced practitioner or movement teacher can support a practitioner or movement teacher of many years if that is what is needed. Matching mentors and mentees is based on needs; oftentimes it is helpful to pair people who have not met before, attended different schools or even reside in different countries. Pairs are encouraged to not only connect by phone but by Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. If more face-to-face time is helpful then a mentor who resides in the same area may be best.

The program has steadily grown since 2011 and it is hoped that in 2017, 50 participants will reap the benefits of ongoing support and meaningful one-to-one support. Below are some of the wonderful experiences participating in the program has given Rosen Method professionals. Betty is excited to take the program international.

To learn more about the Mentorship program, please contact Betty Ross: bjr1109@gmail.com               or 914-582-1118.

 

Below are a couple testimonials from mentors and mentees who have participated in the program.

“As a Bodywork Senior Teacher, I have mentored many students, interns, and practitioners. Participating as a mentor in the Rosen Mentorship Program, however, has been a different type of experience. The scope of my conversations with my mentee goes beyond teaching to encompass broader life issues and shared interests. Because this relationship is not constrained by training requirements, the two of us are freer to define the terms of how and when we connect to provide benefits for both. I highly recommend participation in this program, for both mentors and mentees.

I have been paired with the same Rosen Practitioner for several years. She and I talk once a month and with the benefit of time, intentional focus, her willingness to include all of her life experiences in our talks, we both feel engaged in a relationship unfolding into more freedom and clarity. As a mentor, I feel the excitement of being allowed into a personal process and encouraged to be creative in partnership. We talk about her clients, her outreach, her larger connections to Rosen Method through her community and her school / training experiences — all rich material. I like how slow we can be — even and particularly because we are on the phone — to get to the emotional heart of these issues. Being part of this program has increased my sense of belonging and contributing to the creation of a community of Rosen Method practitioners.”

“As always I find the program to be wonderful and so enjoy discussing thoughts and ideas that arise as I deepened my Rosen bodywork. I had a few life challenges that arose to assist me in my personal growth the past few months and my mentor was a beautiful open vessel with whom I felt safe enough to share what I was going through. While she was not physically available to give me a bodywork session as we live in different states I felt as though I received a session through her listening and holding a safe place for me to release what I needed to release.

What a wonderful gift! I always look forward to our talks and sharing what each of us has learned through different classes or workshops we have attended. My expectations have been met and more. Dialoguing over an extended period of time has allowed us to take the conversation deeper. We have touched deep feelings and experiences for each of us. Also the time allows the range of the conversation of Rosen Method to broaden beyond discussing only client/practitioner relationship.”

 

Global Congress 2017 – Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2017 Leaders Meeting and Global Congress in Tallinn, Estonia is now open!

The organizing team is passionately working to make the Leaders Meeting and Global Congress program engaging, enlightening, and full of opportunities to collaborate and strengthen relationships.  At this early stage, three well-known experts in their field of health and science have already been identified to give the keynote speeches.

Tallinn is a well known tourist destination within Europe.   Located on the Gulf of Finland, directly across from Helsinki, Tallinn prides itself on mixing old and new in exciting and innovative ways. The center of the city, Old Town, is a medieval neighborhood of small stone streets that wind through picturesque plazas. Rich with culture, the city offers great architecture, museums, galleries, and restaurants to enjoy.

Learn more about the 2017 Global Congress and Leaders Meeting including hotel and meal package details.

Please register online for the event.  All questions can be directed to the organizing team at rosencongress2017@gmail.com.

We at the Rosen Institute and the Finnish Rosen school look forward to seeing you there!

A New School in Austria – Rosen-Methode Österreich / Rosen Method Austria

Senior Teachers Mary Kay Wright (USA) and Maija Frauenknecht (Finland) came to Vienna, Austria to teach an intensive together for the first time.  Rosen Method Austria, founded in 2013 and recently certified, is the youngest Rosen Method school globally.  Founder, Gabriele Rohrer-Kumlin studied with Marion Rosen in Berkeley in the 1990s and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.  Gabriele’s goal has always been to create a center in Austria with an international focus and global outlook.  The school’s Directors of Teaching are Mary Kay Wright and Sarah Dandridge.

Rosen Method Austria’s October Intensive attracted a very international group of people with teachers from USA, Finland, Norway, Russia, Germany and Ireland along with students from Austria, France, Britain, Finland, Spain and Ukraine.

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“We are proud to have grown steadily, teaching Rosen Method at the highest level and being able to offer students diversity and a quality curriculum and teachers.  We are most happy to soon have several certified practitioners in Vienna!”   – Gabriele Rohrer-Kumlin, Founder and Managing Director, Rosen Method Austria

Pic: Rosen Method Austria’s students and teaching team enjoying their October Intensive in Vienna.

7th Rosen Method Global Congress and Leaders Meeting – November, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia!

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A New Leadership Team at the Rosen Method Open Center

The Rosen Method Open Center has recently gone through some changes and their new leadership team wanted to share the news with the Rosen Institute and the community:

We have some good news to share with the entire Rosen community. Rosen Method Open Center is in a new phase of its growth and development! The school, founded in 2000 by Odile Atthalin (its’ owner and Director of Teaching until this year), was recently purchased and incorporated by members of its leadership team (Heather Brown, Ivy Green, Tollie Miller, Anais Salibian, Elizabeth Smith, Joyce Silverstone, Adrienne Stone), along with the generous contributions of several additional donors. The Co-Directors of Teaching are Heather Brown, Ivy Green and Anais Salibian; Adrienne Stone is the Director of Teaching of the Rosen Movement training. We are fortunate that Odile trained several teachers who remain actively involved in Rosen Method Open Center. We are also delighted to include a special guest teacher from Denmark, Maja Skau-Olsen, at our inaugural intensive in Rochester, New York, Oct. 2016.

Our intention is to maintain high standards of teaching and to enrich the Rosen community of practitioners and teachers, as well as students. In offering workshops and trainings, we are committed to the fundamental principles of Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement:

  • deep listening and open curiosity
  • no judgment about what is
  • setting appropriate boundaries to create safety
  • responding to the needs of each moment

We warmly welcome all with open arms! If you are a student from another school, consider joining us at a future intensive or training. If you are a practitioner or teacher interested in reconnecting with Rosen community, we also welcome your participation.

We all have been deeply touched by Rosen Method. We also know full well the rewards and joys of coming back home to ourselves and witnessing others reclaim themselves. Please visit our website, www.rosenmethodopencenter.org, for more information.

The Leadership Team of RMOC