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Noel Poff

Certified Advanced Rolfer

Certified Rolf Movement Practitioner

Certified Yoga Therapist 900Hr

Registered Yoga teacher 500Hr

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Personal Trainer

Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy

My Story

Hi, I'm Noel! My wellness career started in high school working at the Beaufort YMCA as a fitness attendant.  While there I learned the basics of running a health center. This included duties such as maintaining a friendly training environment while attending to the needs of visitors.  The YMCA provided me with the means to start training at a nearby martial arts studio.  I eventually earned a position there as well, teaching my first cardio kickboxing classes and assisting with BJJ classes in exchange for free training.  Fitness training and martial arts conditioning kept me busy through high school and into college.  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.  I found the immediate feedback from soft tissue releasing by the work of my hands to be very satisfying.  The experiences of my clients were also very rewarding to witness.  Every so often however I got the sense that I wasn't able to help my clients with deeper issues and I wasn't trained enough to even touch upon other influential factors such as mental health.  Knowing that the mind played a vital role for living a rich life I decided to study philosophy instead of exercise science.  I realized I the mind-centered approach wasn't the answer for me either.  I left my academic studies in philosophy after a year in a masters program feeling completely in my head and completely disembodied. 

 

I knew I had to regain my physical self which was too important for me to not include in my overall practice of living well.  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 I still felt something was missing.  I was at my wit's end feeling unable to find something that truly blended mind, body, and spirit.  I had no idea where I was going to take my health and wellness career.  It was then that I learned about Rolfing.  After the 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 Structural Integration.  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 being.

EDUCATION:

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

 

​Advanced Rolfing: Structural Integration Program in Charleston, WV, 2018-2019

Rolf Movement Certification Program, Holderness, NH, 2017-2020

 

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

250 Hours of Hands-On Human Dissection, Integral Anatomy, 2017-2023

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

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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

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

Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA, ACSM, NASM, 2005

Black Belt in Zanshindo, Beaufort Martial Arts Academy, Beaufort, SC, 2006 ​

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

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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.

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 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.

Contact NOEL

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities to meet people into movement improvement. Let's connect. - Noel : )

843-592-1986

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