I came to Bodhi Heart Rolfing after tweaking my back lifting something in a funny way, and two months of rest and visits to the chiropractor didn't seem to be alleviating the problem. I knew nothing about Rolfing, but eventually being out of known options I found myself in Soken's office.
The day after my first session, I felt my body relearning how to balance in slightly different ways as I walked. And as I wrote to tell my yoga teacher that I had tweaked my back, I did a spot check and was amazed to find that a simple motion that had felt tweaky just a day ago was now pain-free.
After the second session, my back was completely fine. And as I went through the rest of the ten series, I noticed other changes as well. As my posture opened up, I became slightly taller. I found an internal spaciousness and felt more emotionally grounded than I ever had. Because I felt spacious and grounded emotionally, I also I felt fearless (emotionally), and that allowed me to be present with whatever was happening in my life in each moment, which was really refreshing. Strangers told me I seemed sweet and down-to-earth. Friends told me my energy was noticeably different, calmer, more sure of myself. I myself felt grounded and present.
Soken is pleasant to work with and has a way of putting you at ease. Like the other reviewers have said, he is patient, understanding, and gentle. I was surprised to hear from other people that Rolfing has a reputation of being painful, because my experience has not been so at all. Overall, I couldn't be gladder that I wound up in Soken's office.