Elise Purcell is a licensed H.H.P. (Holistic Health Practitioner) and certified with over 1,200 hours as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration from the Rolf Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. She is also a member of A.M.T.A. (American Massage Therapy Association). Elise studied with Neal Powers (who trained directly with Ida Rolf starting in 1971 and was President of the Rolf Institute for 6 years) and Jeff Linn (who has practiced since 1986 and has taught in a number of bodywork schools, including IPSB in San Diego).
Elise received her Advanced Training (192 hours) in June of 2010 with master Emmett Hutchins, whose “theoretical abilities, metaphysical studies and exceptional dedication puts him in a class of his own.”
Elise has also studied directly with Judith Aston of Aston Kinetics (Aston Techniques I and II). Judith created and led the Movement Education Program at the Rolf Institute for almost 10 years and is known as one of the great bodywork geniuses of the time, alongside Rolf and Feldenkrais. Elise is also certified in basic Theta Healing and has taken Study Program One in Integrated Craniosacral Biodynamics, which she feels helps integrate the structural work if the client so desires or needs.
The roots of Structural Integration originate from yoga, which Elise has been fascinated with and practiced many forms since 1998. She has a teaching certification in Ashtanga Yoga from Tim Miller, who was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois(in Mysore, India). She actively attended Bikram Yoga for about 2 or 3 years and has explored Kundalini and Anusara as well.
Elise truly believes this method aids not only with chronic pain and injuries, but helps achieve maximum potential in athletics, and has worked with athletes such as Olympic sprinter Jaysuma Ndure, pro-surfers Jordy Smith, Nathan Hedge, Rusty Long and Paul Fisher, pro-surfer/Founder of Life Rolls on Jesse Billauer, and pro-skaters Pierre Luc Gagnon(PLG) and Chris Miller.
Elise has received many hours of the S.I. work herself, and not only did her belief in the work and amazing experience with it lead her to this career, but it also enhances her empathy and understanding of the client’s experience on the table.