Mgr. art. Juraj Korec, ArtD. graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. After obtaining his master’s degree in Pedagogy of modern dance (2002) he worked as a performer, choreographer and dance teacher in many European dance theaters. Throughout his artistic carrier he received many international awards. By completing the certified program of ROLFING® method provided by Dr. Ida Rolf Institute Europe in Munich in 2011, he became the first certified rolfer® in Slovakia. In 2013-2014 he studied movement with French somatic expert Hubert Godard. Inspired by a deeper study of somatic approaches to the body, he completed his doctoral studies on The body in the context of dance performance at The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He currently works as an assistant professor at the Department of Dance, where he continues with further research of the issue. Many years of therapeutic practice and the study of neural and visceral mobilization in 2022 led him to an intensive certified program of Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® Europe in Munich, thanks to which it has become the Advanced Rolfer®, the only one in Slovakia.
„An intensive work with my own body in dance and daily yoga practice made me interested in the field of body works and movement therapies. My dance profession brought me many injuries and situations when I needed to see a doctor. Rolfing has changed my life. Rolfing helped me to re-discover a healthy body again. It allowed my body to heal, it eliminated my chronic pains caused by unilateral strain and markedly developed my physical, psychological and emotional capacity. This unique experience lead me to Rolfing studies. After more than ten years of working with clients in the Rolfing system, structural integration, my knowledge and skills have developed and allowed me to discover the depths of the complexity of this exceptional approach to the human body and its movement.”
Certified Rolfer® is a therapist who is trained to understand the relationships between the muscles, connective tissue and bones in the concept of the whole body structure in interaction with gravity. The depth and scope of the Rolfing Certification Program assures clients that a Rolfer is a well-trained professional who has the necessary knowledge, sensitivity and skills to respond to the clients’ needs.
Certified Advanced Rolfer® completed the study program, which was preceded by continuous credit education and years of practice. By completing this program, the certified rolfer becomes an advanced professional with the knowledge and skills needed to provide rolfing sessions with specialized expertise including interdisciplinary insights and the ability to apply current knowledge in the field of body works.