What Clients Say
“Dan Bienenfeld is the Michelangelo of alignment”
Exercise personality http://www.richardsimmonsdvds.com
“I’ve been pretty rubbery in my body movements throughout my life and one of the important reasons for that is Dan Bienenfeld. The man is truly a genius. There’s no one better at making you feel better. Align For Life is a remarkable read.
“Undoubtedly, any avid skier or athlete can enhance their energy and balance by practicing the methods detailed in Align For Life. The body awareness gained from understanding my structural integration augmented my endurance and performance in dubious ski situations when certainty was required.”
Editor Powder Magazine, http://www.powdermag.com/skiers-choice-drafters/john-stifter/
The Skier’s Magazine (38 years of production with a worldwide circulation of 110,000 magazines.)
“Dan is a gifted healer and one of those rare people who have the ability to teach others how to heal themselves. Align For Life not only helped me to feel more connected to the ground beneath my feet, it also opened me up to the world around me. It’s as if Dan is aligning not just the body, but the soul.”
“Hellerwork Structural Integration has helped us tremendously. Danny is a ‘body-whisperer.’ We see results immediately after a session. Hellerwork brings awareness to your body that you carry with you every day.
Align for life is a great companion to the bodywork that Danny does. It’s a great reference for how to bring you back into your body.”
Warner Brothers Recording artists, Grammy nominated too!
“Dan Bienenfeld is one of the most extraordinary Structural Integration therapists on the planet. Therapist does not do Dan justice, as he is actually a Magician who is able to effect alchemical changes and transformation in the mind body spirit that are rare and precious. His wonderful book, Align for Life, is both timely and important for those who are receiving this work, as it deepens the work done during the actual sessions and brings it into manifest reality, so the effects of the work continue and integrate long after the session takes place. Contained in his words are a philosophy for how to be in your body in a new way. Thank you Dan, for all the beings you have touched in multi levels. It has been my privilege to work with you for this last decade. The effects of your work are constantly expanding me into a greater potential for wholeness as well as comfort in my physical body. My Gratitude for the work you have done with me knows no bounds.”
“Dan Bienenfeld is the best healer/bodyworker I have ever worked with. I was overdeveloped from playing years of professional tennis and now my body is more aligned and my back doesn’t hurt anymore!”
Tennis Pro/ Mental Fitness Coach, USC Football Team
“Dan Bienenfeld might be the sole person I’ve met who deserves to be called a true healer. His highly intuitive nature coupled with his extensive knowledge of the structure of the human body and the infrastructure of the human psyche, makes anyone who is fortunate enough to have his ridiculously brilliant hands sculpt away the parts that are inhibiting their flow, lucky indeed. He is the body-mind connection incarnate.”
Actress (dirty dancing), winner of Dancing with the stars www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF_K9jy0RYY
“The experience one’s body has working with Dan’s hands and elbows– stretching knotted muscles, opening up long standing blocks–is also a mental and spiritual process, a journey and a joy. Dan has a gift– no, a genius– for his Hellerwork, but he is constantly studying, exploring, taking workshops, using his own soul as a guinea pig for his search, then sharing the learning, through his medium, with those of us who are so fortunate to lie on his table. Dan is healer, shaman, teacher, but also special to we lucky few, a true friend.
Academy Award winning Director
“Dan’s gentle, self-effacing manner does not prepare you for the fact that what he does is nothing less than to show you how to use and live in your body in a more natural, centered and painless way.”
Actor, Writer, Director http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/clark-gregg/145044
What Practitioners Say
“I continuously use Dan Bienenfeld’s excellent Align for Life as resource for my clients. It is invaluable in helping them understand the full depth of the work and in receiving Dan’s wisdom in structure and movement.”
Benjamin Shield, Ph.D.
Rolfer of 30 years,
Los Angeles, California
Author of Healers on Healing, Handbook for the Heart and Handbook for the Soul
“Dan’s book it great. It really helps fill out all the information that you would like to give a client but either run out of time to give, or, the client is already too full from the processing the session to take any more in. It’s great for those clients that really want to get in and learn all they can. It’s also great for me to have on my desk and just open to any page and say ” oh yeah, I remember that!” Its like a little refresher course for a spare moment.”
Guild for Structural Integration
“I love this book! I have found it to be a very inspiring resource. The plentiful activities, exercises and movement cues are fantastic for supporting the hands on work that I do in the series. I also appreciate the concise review of the session intentions as a way of speaking concisely to my clients about goals of each session. Thank you for this rich resource!”
Northwest Hellerwork training
“One of the wonderful parts of going through a Structural Integration Series (whether that’s Hellerwork, Rolfing, KMI, SOMA, Core, etc.) is that you get to know parts of yourself that have been hiding or subdued. Structural Integration helps each person to “be all you can be. Align for Life is a book that helps you get the most out of that process.
The movement lessons complement any somatic practice. I’d even recommend it for yoga teachers. What I really like about this book is the progression in information so it’s very understandable and, more importantly, easy to put to use. The illustrations are great, too.”
Hellerwork practitioner, and author of Undulation Exercises
What SI Teachers and Schools Say
“An important contribution to the understanding of Structural Integration for moving the awareness that Structural Integration promotes from the session into our everyday lives. Superb.”
founder of Hellerwork
“Your great book Align for Life, Journey to Structural Integration has been very well received by our students here at the Guild for Structural Integration. It has helped the practitioners to be able to work with their clients at the end of a session sending them home with the exercises you teach. As well many clients are buying the book to enhance their SI experience. It is a great compliment to those in training and for all SI practitioners no matter how long they have been practicing. Thank you for your good work! You’ve made a great contribution to the field of SI.”
Susan F. Melchior
Director of Education
“Anyone interested in their own self improvement and especially those considering Structural integration as an avenue for change and growth will be interested in Dan Bienenfeld’s book. I know of no higher or more practical personal goal than the search for one’s own “Rolf-line.” And Dan is a thoughtful and articulate spokesman for this and other principles of Dr. Rolf’s teaching. There is no need to be trapped in physical or emotional limitation. Something can always be done. And if the information in this book encourages you to explore Structural Integration for help, it is well worth your time and money.”
Guild for Structural Integration
“In our fast-paced world, compressed by demands often beyond our nervous system’s ability to manage; Dan Bienenfeld’s book, Align for Life offers accessible and effective remedies for a path to wholeness. Amongst the consequences of our busy lives are painful movement, disconnection from the present, fractured relationships and “dis-ease”.
Dan invites the reader to slow down and make the space to engage in a practice of deep listening. Through the language of sensation and the lens of the Structural Integration (Hellerwork) series, the stories of the body unfold and we are encouraged to reclaim the connection to the wisdom and health within. Throughout the book’s exercises and movement explorations, Dan’s voice is clear and supportive offering guidance for stress management, restoring ease in movement, and practical applications to daily life at work and play.
Dan has not only created a tremendous gift to all Structural Integration and Somatic practitioners and their clients, but his book is a must have for all those seeking to improve their relationship to their body, their environment and the world around them.”
Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Institute Faculty
“Structural Integration is changing how we think about the body and how we live in our bodies. Dan Bienenfeld’s book provides an excellent understanding of the process and a set of highly usable tools to facilitate the movement of our bodies towards being aligned for life. It is a must read for anyone who wants to live with more comfort, ease and presence.”
Hellerwork International senior faculty
“Dear Dan, congratulations and thanks for a wonderful addition to Rolf literature and advancement of the cause. I have recommended it to people and it has advanced their awareness and deepened their process.”
Guild For Structural Integration
“This book is a Treasure Chest of resources for integrating the Structural Integration series into your life, through self-care, movement awareness and psychological understanding. Dan Bienenfeld has captured the essence of Hellerwork in an easy to read and beautifully presented book.
“Working with my clients I have discovered that many of them want additional awareness so they can make use of the new space and orientation they now have after completing the Basic 10 Series. Dan’s book is an asset for my clients. They have a way to build upon what was initiated with the hands on work and get to know themselves and continue the integration process with the help of this guide.”
Guild for Structural Integration
“In Align for Life, Dan Bienenfeld offers clients different ways of participating in their own structural therapy – via exercises, awarenesses, and habit re-training – so that they can truly align for life. Working through the experiences in this book will be a valuable adjunct for those Rolf-based clients who are just coming upon this thing south of their necks called ‘their body’.”
Director, Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI)
“SI is a process, not an event, and this process takes place within the larger process of the client’s life. Image sharing a guidebook with your clients that explains and explores this process of integrating the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects with the physical. A book that can address their needs as well as their aspirations, and translates our work to engineers, dancers, construction workers, secretaries, athletes, or whoever. For me, Align for Life is that book.”
President of International Association of Structural Integrators
What SI Students Say
“Bringing ‘Body Worlds’ out of the museum and into the home, this book provides the reader with practical and effective lessons on how our bodies really work. As a student of Structural Integration, ‘Align for Life’ was my go to tool-book, both with clients and in the learning process. With a mixture of philosophy, every day movement exercises and illustrations, Dan Bienenfeld’s “Align for Life” is an extremely useful and highly recommended piece of work.
Los Angeles California
“On a personal level your book has been such a wonderful resource for getting connected to and understanding my own body. As a student of Heller Work I reference your book all the time, it has been an invaluable asset to my training. Thank you so much for your profound contribution to the world of human understanding and structural Integration!
SI Student in British Columbia
What Health Professionals Say
“Dan Bienenfeld’s book, Align for Life, is a great and substantial contribution to the Structural Integration and Health Practitioner community. The Anatomy and Kinesiology concepts are accurate and presented in such a completely assimilable format for the patient/client. The end result is that the exercises presented at the end are clearly usable in changing one’s relationship to optimal structural, health, and movement expression
“All of us that teach or take Yoga know that Yoga off the mat is just as important as Yoga on the mat. In “Align for Life” Dan establishes himself as a master of Yoga off the mat. Highly recommended!”
Co-author Yoga for Dummies and Yoga Rx
Founder, Samata Yoga & Health institute
“Dan Bienenfeld is one of the most gifted healers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Knowledgeable, skilled, gentle, and wise. And now, to be let into that mind of his through this incredibly thorough and empowering book is a profound gift. As an Acupuncturist, I am trained to see the body as a collection of energy channels that I evaluate in diagnosing my patients based on areas of pain or imbalance. Align For Life has helped to remind me that those channels exist in the many planes of fascia. And to correct fascial imbalances is to correct channel imbalances, and vice versa. Though it is about Structural Integration, healers from any discipline can greatly benefit from reading Align For Life.
California Licensed Acupuncturist
Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbology
Diplomat in Oriental Medicine
“Neutrogena employees work more comfortably and safely as a result of your program. Attendance at your trainings is mandatory, however participation is enthusiastic. We also acknowledge the special training you have done for injured employees…We look forward to your next round of trainings.”
Vice president, Manufacturing
Neutrogena Corporation, a Johnson and Johnson Company
“A review of the company’s claims report prior to your program indicated a total of 15 back injuries out of a total of 42 claims. I am pleased to say that since your November trainings there have been no further claims in this classification. Please continue your excellent efforts.”
Loss Control Consultant
Freemont Indemnity Company