Hi, I'm Noel! My wellness career started in high school working at the Beaufort YMCA as a fitness attendant. Working there I learned the basics of managing a wellness center such as maintaining and cleaning an friendly training environment while attending to the needs of its visitors. Soon after graduating I traveled down the potential career path of physical therapy by first becoming a personal trainer in 2005 and then a licensed massage therapist in 2007. When I started getting to work with clients as a massage therapist I lost interest in becoming a physical therapist. Every so often however I'd get the sense that I wasn't able to help my clients with more significant issues and was not able to touch upon other factors influencing their health and well-being, including mental health. Knowing that the mind played an essential role in living a vibrant life I decided to study philosophy instead of exercise science. When I graduated I realized I the mind-centered approach wasn't the answer for me. I left the program with only a year remaining in a masters program feeling completely in my head yet completely disembodied.
I knew I had to regain my physicality which was far more important to me. It was at this time I began taking yoga more seriously as it seemed to combine both mind and body into one practice. After completing my first yoga teacher training in 2013 however I still felt something was missing in my practice. Unable to find something that truly blended mind, body, and spirit I was at my wit's end. I had no idea where I was going to take my health and wellness career. It was then that I learned about Rolfing. After my personal experience witnessing my own physical and mental transformation from my first 10 Series I knew I had to move to Boulder, Colorado in order to learn more about it. In 2016 I dove headfirst into an independent practice after becoming a Certified Rolfer from The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. This practice gave me the space and freedom to utilize a wide variety of skills and experience I acquired from studying many different ways of promoting health and performance. As my practice became more adaptable I began to truly appreciate the holistic effects of what I do. This awareness continues to lead me towards further training and education around the human body.
With each year that passes, and each person I help, there is palpable change in both my visitors as well as myself. My purpose is to help continue sharing the benefits of structural integration and movement based therapies. I believe this requires being always open to shifting my own perspective on how to help support optimal movement, radiant health, and purpose driven lives.
- Noel L. Poff
The House for WEllness
The House for Wellness is inspired by a desire to bring all of the best components of different healing modalities under one roof so that guests have as many resources as they need in order to regain, elevate, and maintain optimal health. The modalities here specialize in pain management through practices that promote healthier movement and mobility during regular activities. Regardless of your symptoms, limitations, or illnesses there is always one common thread among the negative events, they prevent us from moving in the ways that we want. Movement limitations are often the most damaging to our sense of well-being because they keep us from enjoying the things we want to do.
The practices that built the House for Wellness all also share the common thread in that they all promote healthier movement and mobility, both inside and out. Seeing that just one method doesn't work for everybody I wanted to create more of a multifaceted experience for its guests. Everyone learns there's no magic pill or method that will solve all of our problems. What we end up learning is what an intelligent combination of services can do for promoting our quality of life. Here we aim to be just that, one large part of your recipe for healthier living.
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
Rolf Movement Certification Program, 2017-2020
Massage Therapy 750 Hour Certification Program, Technical College of the Lowcountry in Bluffton, SC, 2007
175 Hours of Hands-On Human Dissection, Integral Anatomy, 2017-2021
Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, 2009
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, 600 Hour Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, 2020
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, 900 Hour C-IAYT, 2021
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA, 2010
Black Belt in Zanshindo, Beaufort Martial Arts Academy, Beaufort, SC, 2006
Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Beaufort, SC 2007
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.