About Aline

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Aline Newton is an Advanced Certified Rolfer, in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 20 years. She served for many years as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Rolf Institute. She has also been on the faculty of the Foundations Program of the 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 various paths from yoga to tango to basketball. Since 1990 she has studied extensively with Hubert Godard, dancer, Rolfer and movement educator, and assisted him in many workshops.

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. More recently she has been invited to consult with companies such as IDEO and to teach experiential anatomy workshops at Boston Conservatory and 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 has recently co-authored Knowing the Trees of Cambridge.