ABOUT THE BERKELEY CENTER
THE FIRST SCHOOL FOR ROSEN METHOD
ROSEN METHOD: the Berkeley Center is the original Rosen Method school, established in 1982. It was founded by Marion Rosen and the students of her first class under the name of the Rosen Institute and later as ROSEN METHOD: the Berkeley Center.
Marion Rosen had settled in Berkeley after she emigrated from Germany, and this city was her hometown for seventy years. She was the founder and guiding light at the Berkeley Center during its first three decades. The majority of the faculty trained directly with Marion Rosen.
HOW IT BEGAN
The Rosen Method Movement work was developed first by Marion Rosen in 1956. It emerged from her physical therapy patients asking for ways to keep themselves from getting re-injured.
Rosen Method began to evolve as a style of somatic knowledge and the bodywork was developed about 20 years later, when Sara Webb asked Marion Rosen to teach the special wisdom that Marion carried with her from her education in Germany.
Students heard about Marion’s remarkable ability to read body language and touch the unconscious, and many sought out treatment and training with her.
Gloria Hessellund joined the team of teachers a few years later, and along with several others, and she carried Rosen Method to new locations abroad: in Europe, Canada and Australia.
Since those early days, Rosen Method has grown and spread internationally. There are now fifteen Rosen training centers around the world.
The Berkeley Center remains a flagship center, standing as the first and oldest school, and it is still home base for many of the original practitioners. We are proud to carry the torch of the
Rosen Method and to function as a hub, bringing
the benefits of body awareness to a new generation of somatic explorers.
ROSEN METHOD: the Berkeley Center has been approved as a Private Postsecondary School by the California Board of Private Postsecondary Education since 1993.
ABOUT THE FACULTY
One of the true gems of The Berkeley Center is its stellar faculty, the majority of whom trained directly with Marion Rosen.
MEET OUR FACULTY
"Generous is the perfect word to describe the Berkeley Center Rosen Movement teaching team. These dedicated professionals are generous with their warmth and care, generous with sharing their expertise and experience, and generous with their passion for Rosen Movement. My experience with Rosen Movement and the teacher training program has been transformative and profoundly fun."
Julie S, student