Lorenz Schweitzer

About Lorenz

Lorenz specializes in Structural Integration via Rolfing. He has worked in health, fitness, and wellness since 1994; he obtained his Rolfing Certification in 2001 and his Advanced Certification in Rolfing in 2008.

Lorenz continually studies and explores the specialization of integrative approaches to musculoskeletal function and structural balance. Today his practice focuses on individuals who have conditions that are unresolved by mainstream therapies. Along with his formal education, his more than 15 years of experience with clients gives him a great intuition in diagnosing structural integration issues. He is a valued resource in the Somatic community by advancing the integration of movement and manual therapy disciplines, the two components of Structural Integration.

Lorenz was educated and trained at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado where he completed both his basic training and his Advanced Training as a Rolf Practitioner. He has also obtained certifications as a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor, and he has a degree in Psychology from University of Santa Cruz.

 

Education

Degree:

  • B.A. Psychology (University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993)

 

Certifications:

  • Certified Advanced Rolf Practitioner (The Rolf Institute)
  • Certified Rolf Practitioner (The Rolf Institute).
  • Pilates Instructor (Physical Mind Institute)
  • Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor (KRI Teachers Training, New Mexico)
  • Personal Trainer ( American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Medical Exercise Specialist (American Association of Health & Fitness Professionals)
  • Elvis multifuntional athletic device (BodyCode System)
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Therapy (Kate Jordan Seminars)

 

Continual Education:

  • Rolfing Studies: Jim Price, various other teachers
  • Visceral Manipulation: Upledger Institute, Frank Lowen
  • Biovalent Systems: Frank Lowen
  • Cranial Education: John Barnes, Upledger Institute, Frank Lowen
  • Emotional Release: Frank Lowen, Upledger Institute, John Barnes, personal studies and therapy
  • Biodynamic Cranial Sacral: Michael Shea
  • Yoga: Mark Horner, Tony Briggs and various teachers
  • Movement Integration: Continuum, Chi Gung, BodyCode, ArtForm, and the Franklin Method
  • Biomechanical Principles: John Claud West
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How do you synthesize your education in your practice?

My educational background is in psychology, many movement and manual therapy disciplines; Rolfing, Yoga, and Pilates to name just a few. I use all my education in every session, since there are different needs for each client. In order to continually grow in my work and to better help my clients, I have created links between various approaches and ways of thinking. I work with you as you are that day; watch your body, listen to your words, and feel your energy in order to create the appropriate goals for the session and to create a very positive outcome for each session.

My type of work is known as “Structural Integration” (SI), which is one branch within the field of Somatic Therapy. SI uses both bodywork (manual therapies), and movement education (movement therapies / movement integration) to address the alignment and functions of the body and the body’s systems. The goals and result of S.I. vary – from fitness to esthetics, to the elimination of pain and dysfunction while re-educating the body.

My approach to S.I. also focuses on personal development (a common theme in Somatic Therapies). I believe that an individual’s relationship with his or her body – his or her alignment, the way one moves through space, what functions and what doesn’t is strongly related to an individual’s psychological and interpersonal experience and health. The goal of my work with each person is to help them reach a space where they can accept and utilize the work of Structural Integration to support their life activities. With personal development as the focus it is possible to move beyond what either I or the individual ever imagined possible.

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Lorenz’s Biography