information presented in this workshop is the result of Sharonís inquiry
into the fascial plasticity of bone. There are two major areas of study
in this workshop: Bone Change and Bone Rolling.
The workshop will be 5 days in length (9:00-5:00, with a lunch break).
Since the initial spontaneous discovery in 1973, Sharon has been
exploring the curious phenomenon of Bone Change. These techniques are
designed to address shape and contour. Bone Change employs precisely
placed manual pressure into the fascial elements of the bone. The
chronic distortions left over from badly healed breaks in the bone, or
scars in the bone, transform towards normal in moments. Results appear
to be permanent.
Accidents and injuries can disorganize the functional relationships
between bones. Bones can get stuck together out of place causing chronic
dysfunction. These bone- to-bone adhesions are at the level of the
fascia of the periosteum. In Bone Rolling, deep manual pressure is
precisely directed through the periosteal adhesion to release the stuck
bones. The bones are now free to move, or "roll" into a better
relationship within structure of the fascial web. There are Bone Rolling
techniques for most of the bone-to-bone relationships of the body. The
techniques are primarily for the appendicular skeleton, and some for the
axial skeleton. Bone Rolling results in profound, lasting structural
Sharon will also
demonstrate "Two-Handed Torque" for the cranium. This fascinating and
unique approach smoothes out irregularities in the cranium, nicely
demonstrating the fascial plasticity of spongy bone.
Wheeler trained in 1970 with Dr
Ida P. Rolf, the founder of Structural Integration, when she was 23
years old. Her contributions to the field are a reflection of her
lineage. Sharon was on staff at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
teaching Esalen Massage when she met Dr. Rolf. She took her audit and
practition in the two Big Sur River House classes in 1970. She trained
in the first Rolf Movement Integration class with Judith Aston in 1971.
In 1973 Sharon did a second practitioner class with Dr. Rolf in the
Adamís House at Esalen, and did the Philadelphia Advanced Training with
Dr. Rolf in 1978.
Sharon was one of the youngest students as well as one of the few women
to be trained. Among the students in her class were two MDs, an
aero-space engineer, and a PhD psychologist. Sharon was one of Dr.
Rolf's admitted "artistic experiments."
Sharon's membership affiliations include Guild for Structural
Integration, Rolf Institute for Structural Integration, International
Association for Structural Integration, Fascia Research Society, and
NCBTMB workshop provider. She maintains a practice in Rolfing Structural
Integration and Rolf Movement in Port Orchard WA and teaches continuing
education workshops on ScarWork, BoneWork, CranialWork, and the Art of
The cost for registration for this 5 day
course is $650 through
April 30 (IASI price), then $750. Please pay in full to register.