About Karin

Karin Edwards Wagner, Rolfing Portland

I first tried Rolfing when I graduated from college, hoping that it would help with the back pain I'd had since high school. It turned out that improving my posture through Rolfing was the key.

Not only did the 10-session series resolve the chronic back pain, it also dramatically improved my athletic ability. When I began practicing yoga, the movements felt easy and strong because my joints were better positioned and my movement was more coordinated. Additionally, I trained to run a 5K without much discomfort, learned to ski as an adult, and got my blackbelt in Aikido. I tried each of those prior to receiving Rolfing, and felt a huge change after my first Rolfing series. Rolfing helped me access my natural ability to move. 

Now I've been a Rolfer for over a decade, and I love doing this work. Sometimes it is like following clues to unlock a puzzle, so we work together to solve the mystery.

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Credentials

Continuing Education

  • 4/17/2005 Biomechanics for Structural Integration: The Asymmetrical Pelvis (3 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer 
  • 6/29/2006 Scar Tissue Workshop (3 days)
    Sharon Wheeler, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 8/10/2006 Six Days to an Advanced Body (Advanced 5-session series) (6 days)
    Stuart Bell, Hellerwork Trainer
  • 3/25/2007 The Neck (and what supports the neck from below) (3 days)
    Russell Stolzoff, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 11/04/2007 The Neurology of Posture (nerves of legs, hips, arms) (4 days)
    Don Hazen, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 5/03/2008 Breathing and Walking: Movement Education to Support the 10-series (3 days)
    Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 10/13/2008 Biomechanics for Structural Integration: Legs & Arms (4 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 11/16/2008 Whiplash  (2 days)
    Til Luchau, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 12/14/2008 Biomechanics for Structural Integration: Shoulder Girdle (3 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 1/26/2009 Biomechanics for Structural Integration: Spine and Neck  (4 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 5/18/2009 Neural Mobilization for the Shoulder and Pelvis (4 days)
    Jon Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 10/2009, 3/10/2010 Neural Mobilization (4 days each, assistant to the class)
    Jon Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 6/20/2010 Neural Mobilization Part II (4 days)
    Jon Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 1/11/2011 Rolfing &Trauma (6 days)
    Lael Keen, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 7/21/2011 The Pelvis (with Focus on the Sacroiliac Joint) (4 days)
    Ron Murray, Doctor of Osteopathy (Canada), Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 10/5/2011 The Ankle & The Knee (4 days)
    Ron Murray, Doctor of Osteopathy (Canada), Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 2011 (Year-long) 12 Functional Methods (Indirect Techniques) (18 days)
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 1/10/2012 Visceral (Organ) Manipulation for Structural Integration (8 days) 
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 5/9/2012 Visceral Manipulation - Stomach, Liver, Gallbladder (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 11/8/2012 Visceral Manipulation - Intestines, Pancreas, Spleen (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 3/23/2013: Biomechanial Algorithm for Pelvis & Low Back (3 days)
    John DeMahy, RN, Certified Rolfer
  • 4/17/2013 Diaphragms, Ribcage, and Arms (4 days)
    Ron Murray, Doctor of Osteopathy (Canada), Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 5/9/2013 Visceral Manipulation - Reproductive Organs, Bladder, Kidneys (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 8/19/2013 Anatomy Dissection Lab for Structural Integrators (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 11/7/2013 Visceral Manipulation for Structural Integrators - Lungs (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 1/23/2014 Rolfing & Trauma (6 days)
    Lael Keen, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 2/27/2014 Neurovascular Mobilization for Structural Integrators (3 days)
    Kirstin Schumaker, KMI Structural Integration
  • 5/6/2014 The Base of the Cranium (4 days) 
    Ron Murray, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 6/5/2014 Visceral Manipulation for Structural Integrators - Heart & Thorax (4 days) 
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 9/19/2014 Neurovascular Mobilization for Structural Integrators, Level 2 (3 days)
    Kirstin Schumaker, KMI Structural Integration
  • 10/24/2014 Rolfing & Spirals in the Body (3 days)
    Gael Rosewood, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 1/17/2015 Optimizing Central Nervous System Function (1 day)
    Dr. Satya Sardonicus, DC
  •  2/26/2015 The Upper Extremity (3 days)
    Ron Murray, Doctor of Osteopathy (Canada), Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 3/14/2015 Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia (a neurological condition) (1 day)
    Dr. Satya Sardonicus, DC
  • 4/9/2015 Balancing the Face (3 days)
    Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk, Structural Integration Teachers
  • 6/4/2015 Joints, Tendons, and Bursa: Hands and Shoulders (3 days)
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 9/24/2015 Joints, Tendons, and Bursa: Hips, Knees, Ankles (3 days)
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 12/11/2015 Rolfing & Trauma Part 2 (7 days)
    Lael Keen, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 2/26/2016 Biomechanics: Asymmetrical Patterns (Advanced) (2 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 3/31/2016 Joints, Tendons, and Bursa of the Spine (3 days)
    Jeffrey Burch, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 4/11/2016 Visceral (Organ) Manipulation (Advanced series) (10 days)
    Liz Gaggini, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 5/12/2016: Biomechanial Algorithm for Pelvis & Low Back (3 days, assistant to the class)
    John DeMahy, RN, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 6/2/2016 Neural Mobilization for the Shoulder and Pelvis (4 days, assistant to the class) 
    Jon Martine, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • 10/10/2016 Craniosacral for Infants (5 days)
    Carol Gray, Baby Whisperer
  • 11/17/2016: Biomechanial Algorithm for Shoulders, Neck, and Ribs (3 days)
    John DeMahy, RN, Certified Advanced Rolfer
  • Jan-May 2017 Rolfing Advanced Training (24 days) and Certified Advanced Rolfer certification
    Jon Martine and Russell Stolzoff, Certified Advanced Rolfers