Noel L. Poff  

Certified Advanced Rolfer, LMT, CSCS, CPT, RYT 500

Noel started his professional career in health and wellness

as an NASM certified personal trainer in 2005.  He quickly found his

ability to help and interact with clients was limited. Within a year he

was taking his first classes in massage therapy at the Technical College

of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, SC in addition to taking undergraduate

courses towards his Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy at the University

of South Carolina in Columbia.  Noel completed massage school in

2007, his bachelors in 2009, his NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning

Specialist Certification in 2010, and continued his studies in philosophy

under the same university's Masters of Arts program. 

During a summer break after a year in the program Noel decided to

return to Charleston in order to train and massage while saving for

upcoming semesters.  He decided not to go back to Columbia in light

of rediscovering how fulfilling it is to promote peoples' health.  He

cultivated a more personal form of philosophy from these types of

relationships fueled by unending study in how we form, shape, and

express ourselves.   He was soon again working full-time as a personal

trainer and spending extra hours working as a licensed massage therapist. 

Within a year he began training to become a certified yoga instructor and through being exposed to fascial work and experiencing the effectiveness himself he decided to move to Boulder, CO in order to learn the art of Rolfing: Structural Integration; completing his training in 2016. No amount of training or certifications can speak to the years of experience he gained working with people but he sees himself ever in training as a lifelong student of health.  Being excited to be a part of Charleston's ever growing and ever evolving health and wellness community he feels as though he is in the right place.  

 

Growing up along the southeast coastline helped provide a place for Noel to explore the intimate relationship health has with how people move and grow within an ever changing environment. Sharing with others his experiences in this exploration has become both his passion and profession.  

Read more from Noel on his blog The Weekly Whey

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Education and Experience

 

   Rolfing Structural Integration®, 600 Hour Accelerated Foundations Program, Rolf Institute of Structural                      Integration® in Boulder, CO, 2016

  Advanced Rolfing: SI 24 Day Training Program in Charleston, WV, 2018 - Tessy Brungardt and Ellen Freed

   Massage Therapy 750 Hour Certification Program, Technical College of the Lowcountry in Bluffton, SC, 2007

- Denise Van Nostran

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105 Hours of Hands-On Human Dissection, Integral Anatomy, 2017 & 2019 - Gil Hedley

Rolf CE Course: Module 1 Functional Methods and Assessments for Structural Integrators, 2017 - Jeffery Burch 

Rolf CE Course: Module 1 Explorations in Wholeness: The Fluid Body, 2017 - Thomas Walker and Gale Loveitt

Rolf CE Course: Module 2 Explorations in Wholeness: SOMA, 2018 - Thomas Walker and Gale Loveitt

Rolf CE Course: Ribs and Their Relationships, 2017 - Tessy Brungardt 

Rolf CE Course: The Neck and Cranium, 2017 - Sally Klemm

Rolf Movement CE Course: Coordination: Indicator of Integration, 2017 - Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose

Rolf Movement CE Course: Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand, 2019 - Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose

Rolf Movement CE Course: Tonic Function: Study Group, 2019 - Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose

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Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, 2009

Cognate in Psychology

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Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 Hour Teacher Training, Charleston Power Yoga, 2013

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, 300 Hour Teacher Training Bridge, Soul Yoga + Wellness, 2019

 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA, 2010

 

  Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM, 2015

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Black Belt in Zanshindo, Beaufort Martial Arts Academy, Beaufort, SC, 2006 - Abe Stem

Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Beaufort, SC 2007 - Joshua Miller

150+ hours of volunteering/shadowing at physical therapy clinics including Roper St. Francis Hospital, Carolina Sportscare, Southeastern Spine Institute, and the Rehabilitation Centers of Charleston.

     Ever dedicated to attending and completing continuing education courses in Rolfing; SI,  Rolf Movement,    anatomy, Thai-massage,  shoulder rehab, ethics, sports massage, neuromuscular/trigger point therapy,                      kettlebell training, bodyweight training, core training, suspension training, and more. 

Lowcountry Rolfing

113 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 2

Charleston, SC 29412

(843) 592-1986

lowcountryrolfing@gmail.com