Advanced Certified Rolfer
Celebrating over 30 years of practice
Aline Newton is an Advanced Certified Rolfer, in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years. She served for many years as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Rolf Institute and currently serves as Chair of the Rolf Movement Integration faculty of the U.S. Rolf Institute. She holds her BA from Johns Hopkins University and her MA in Education from the University of Toronto.
In addition to her Rolfing studies, Aline has many years of experience with body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy as well as meditation. She also has studied cranio-sacral manipulation, visceral manipulation and energetic osteopathic techniques.
Aline integrates the insights of yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates into her approach to Rolfing, bringing movement principles to structural manipulation. Her interest in movement has led her to explore many paths, from yoga to tango to basketball to tai chi. Since 1990 she studied extensively with Hubert Godard, dancer, Rolfer and movement educator, and assisted him in many workshops. Her book Reimagining the Body, describing the science and practices behind Godard’s approach is forth-coming.
She has written and published many articles on aspects of movement, biomechanics and psychodynamics. In 2005, Aline developed the Physical Intelligence Program at MIT with the coach of MIT’s gymnastics team. She has been invited to consult and conduct workshops on somatic practices with companies such as IDEO and Seven Stones leadership. She currently teaches experiential anatomy workshops at Boston Conservatory’s Alexander Institute as well as for yoga teacher training programs. Aline’s research and writing interests span the range from the effect of touch on the brain to the parallels between Buddhist thought and the perspective of Rolfing.
In her free time she studies music and tai chi and takes walks among the trees. Check out her map and guide at Knowing the Trees of Cambridge.