Katie Getchell is a Practitioner of Ida Rolf's Structural Integration (also known as Rolfing). She completed her training at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. She has been in practice continuously since 2001, with offices in Chico, California and Crestone, Colorado. Her continuing education studies in Structural Integration include intensives with Neal Powers, David Davis and other senior teachers trained directly by Dr Ida Rolf.
Currently enrolled in the second year of the Biomechanics and Restorative Exercise certification program with Katy Bowman, Katie emphasizes the integration of active movement practices in her work with clients. She became a certified MovNat Trainer in 2016 to deepen her coaching skills, and is committed to teaching safe, effective progressions to functional movement in a variety of settings. She also credits Esther Gokhale's work with significantly enhancing her practice, and clarifying her understanding of spinal health and natural human posture.
Katie's focus is on helping clients and students gain ease, balance, confidence and an introceptive (guided by the individual's own body experience, as opposed to external standards) movement life. She works closely with them to explore and transform patterns of pain and dysfunction through Structural Integration and other manual therapy, alignment cues, visualization, natural movement practice, restorative exercise, dance and yoga.
Katie became a certified massage therapist in 2000. Clients find benefits from the strong influence of the reflexology, shiatsu and jin shin do training she received at the Crestone Healing Arts Center.