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"Til has been the most gifted body educator I've experienced in my 27 years of growth-oriented therapy."

--Peter Pruett, MD

More about Til Luchau

 Til Luchau is a lead instructor and the Director of With a diverse background that includes experience and contributions in the fields of manual therapy, post-secondary eductation, somatic psychology, as well as organizational and leadership development, Til's ability to connect interdisciplinary, big picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his trainings and events popular worldwide.

As a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Til is a former faculty member and Coordinator of the Rolf Institute's Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program, where in the early 1990's he originated Skillful Touch Bodywork (the Rolf Institute's own training and practice modality). As the author of Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook series, his regular column has appeared in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009, and his articles have been published in magazines and peer-reviewed technical journals in Australia, Canada, Poland, the UK, and the USA. Formerly a resident practitioner at the Esalen Institute, Chair of the Rolf Institute's Teacher Training Committee, and Adjunct Faculty member of Naropa University's Somatic Psychology Department, he has trained thousands of practitioners in his popular courses at schools and centers in over a dozen countries on six continents. His private practice is based in the Boulder/Denver area, and includes myofascial work, practitioner supervision, and professional coaching with clients from around the world.

Credentials, Education, and Background

Til Luchau's professional certifications and credentials include:

  Esalen Institute: Certificate, Somatic Psychology, Education and Research Program; Certified Massage Practitioner CA#94311(D)
  Rolf Institute: Certified RolfingŪ Movement Instructor; Certified Advanced RolferŪ; Certified Rolfer®; Approved Mentor
  Transpersonal Seminars: Certified Integrative Breathwork Facilitator
  National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB): Certified Practitioner #462; Approved Cont. Ed. Provider (Category A) #296360-00
  Vermont College of Norwich University: Bachelor of Arts, Somatic and Group Psychology
  Hakomi Institute: Certificate, Hakomi Integrative Somatics 2-Year Professional Training (Developmental and Trauma work)
  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): EMDRIA-approved Certification
  Process Work Center of Portland: Certificate for Intensive Course in Process Work; 2-Year Professional Certificate of Study in Process Work.
  Accredited Assessor, Hay Group® Emotional Competence Inventory assessment instruments
  MentorCoach®: Executive Coaching Training
  State of Colorado Dept. of Reg. Agencies: formerly registered as a non-licensed psychotherapist (1999-2002).
  State of Colorado Dept. of Higher Education: Instructor Credential for Health Occupations.
  Conversant Solutions LLC: Certificate of Mastery: Credibility, Influence, and Impact training. Licensed Execution Catalyst training provider.

Til Luchau's professional education also includes:

  Gestalt Practice at the Esalen Institute and with John Heider (Lawrence, KS)
  Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), Esalen Institute and IBP Boulder
  Process Oriented Psychology ("Process Work") with Arny & Amy Mindell, Max Schuepbach, Julie Diamond, and others
  Training in numerous hands-on bodywork, movement, and awareness modalities, including Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue work, Jin Shin, Continuum, Sensory Awareness, Body-Mind Centering, Lomi Work, Aston Patterning, Feldenkrais, etc.
  Additional professional training, studies and experience in the areas of trauma resolution; group and organizational facilitation; conflict resolution; couples' and relationship work; family therapy; issues of gender, race and marginalization; addictions and recovery; outdoor education; and work with early childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. Influences on his work also include theater, martial arts, meditation, parenting, and nature.

Til Luchau's current and past professional affiliations include:

  Rolf Institute of Structural Integration: Faculty, Coordinator and former Chair, Foundations of Somatic Practice; former Chair, Teacher Training Committee; former member, Curriculum Committee; former member, Scholarship Committee.
  Naropa Institute: former Adjunct Faculty, Somatic Psychology Department.
  Esalen Institute: former Resident Practitioner.
  Colorado Outward Bound School: former Instructor, Health Services Program.
  Rocky Mountain Academy of the Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice: former member, Advisory Board.
  Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy: member, Advisory Board.
  AMTA Speaker's Bureau: member.
  Nyland Cohousing Association: Board of Directors.

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