Faculty and Staff
Director, Lead Instructor
Til Luchau is a lead instructor and the Director of Advanced-Trainings.com. With a diverse background that includes manual therapy, somatic psychology, transformative education, as well as organizational and leadership development, Til's ability to connect interdisciplinary, big-picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his talks, trainings, and events popular worldwide.
As a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Til is a former Coordinator of the Rolf Institute's Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program, where in the early 1990's he originated Skillful Touch Bodywork (the Rolf Institute's own training and practice modality). The author of the Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook series (which has been translated into 5 languages), his regular Myofascial Techniques column has been featured in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009. His articles have been published in magazines and peer-reviewed technical journals in Australia, Canada, Poland, the UK, and the USA. Formerly a resident practitioner at the Esalen Institute, Chair of the Rolf Institute's Teacher Training Committee, and Adjunct Faculty member of Naropa University's Somatic Psychology Department, he has trained thousands of practitioners in his popular courses at schools and centers in over twenty countries on six continents. A 2015 inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, and in 2018 named Massage Magazine's first Massage All-Star, his private practice is based in the Boulder, Colorado area, and includes manual therapy, work with chronic symptoms, as well as consulting and professional supervision with practitioners and teachers from around the world. Contact him here.
Chris Pohowsky is a Certified Rolfer™, and is a Lead Instructor for Advanced-Trainings.com's Advanced Myofascial Techniques series. Chris is passionate about competitive cycling, running, climbing, kayaking and yoga; his outdoor athletic pursuits go hand in hand with a strong interest in personal well-being and injury prevention. Chris' particular talent lies in fostering a cooperative, enjoyable, and focused learning environment in his seminars, and he takes pride in offering workshop participants a solid foundational experience from which to develop their own work. Chris has a full-time private practice in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he is on the faculty of Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga. Contact him here.
Bruce Nelson is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Berry Method® Practitioner, a Reiki Master, is Level II Certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques, and is an Instructor for Advanced-Trainings.com's Advanced Myofascial Techniques series. Bruce is known for a keen focus on overall wellness, and for his clear, compassionate, and community-minded teaching style. As a person, practitioner and teacher, he describes himself as a "holistic adventure-seeking student of the world." He has been a participant, fundraiser, and coach with Leukemia Lymphoma Society since 2003. He lives and practices in the greater Anchorage, Alaska area. Contact him here.
Larry Koliha is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, an instructor in the Rolf Institute's Rolfing Structural Integration program, is Certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques, and is a Lead Instructor for Advanced-Trainings.com's Advanced Myofascial Techniques series. His extremely clear, knowledgeable, and good-natured teaching style consistently delights his students. Having a talent for seeing how parts work together, Larry formerly worked in the field of mechanical analysis; combined with his emphases on sustainable body use, sensitive touch, and appropriate pacing, Larry brings a wealth of experience to his courses. Larry practices in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina. Contact him here.
Bethany Ward is a Lead Instructor for Advanced-Trainings.com's Advanced Myofascial Techniques series; faculty in the Rolfing® and Rolf Movement® departments at the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration; and past-president of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. Her articles on the practical implications of fascial research have been published in the Structural Integration Journal, the International Association of Structural Integration Yearbook, Massage Magazine, and elsewhere. As an instructor, Bethany is adept at making complex ideas understandable, relevant, and accessible to a wide variety of learning styles. Bethany's full-time private practice (ActionPotential, Inc.) is based in Durham, NC. Contact her here.
Adminstration and Staff
Customer Service Coordinator
Tiffanie Kung is the Customer Service Coordinator at Advanced-Trainings.com. Tiffanie is often the first one to respond to your email and phone requests. She handles registration, records requests, and generally helps make sure customers' and sponsors' experiences with us are easy, enjoyable, and rewarding. She grew up in Austin, Texas, but Boulder, Colorado is now her home. She is an avid skier, climber, backpacker, painter and dog-lover with a knack for logistics and problem solving. Contact her here.
Jill Ziegenfuss is the Schedule Coordinator at Advanced-Trainings.com. Having worked in information technology as project manager, team lead, customer support and developer, Jill works diligently in the background to keep things running smoothly, streamlining the processes between technology and the customer at Advanced-Trainings.com. Originally from Minnesota, she enjoys spending time in the beautiful Colorado weather and mountains. In her free time, Jill enjoys running, hiking in the mountains, yoga, mountain biking and downhill skiing. Contact her here.
Loretta Carridan Luchau
Loretta Carridan Luchau MA LPCC NCC RMT, besides her occassional administrative work here at Advanced-Trainings.com, has over 30 years experience practicing and teaching body-centered therapies with clients and students of all ages. She has taught in the USA, Europe, and in Asia, and for some years was a faculty member at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her background includes numerous forms of bodywork and body-centered psychotherapies (Hakomi Integrative Somatics, Integrative Body Psychotherapies, Gestalt, DBT, etc.).
She is an Approved Provider for Advanced-Trainings.com'sAdvanced Myofascial Techniques Certification Program, and holds degrees in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology from Naropa University and in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Visit her website here. Contact her here.
Bibiana Badenes is an influential somatic educator from Benicassim, Spain, where she oversees an innovative body-mind rehabilitation program for rheumatoid arthritis patients; directs the BodyWisdom series of conferences; and is the head of Kinesis, a somatic therapy clinic. She has completed training in NLP, Mindfulness, Experiential Anatomy and EFC Somatic Coaching. She teaches at the University of Valencia (Spain) in the Master of Physiotherapy in Functional Recovery and Therapeutic Exercise (MORF). She is part of the board of directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Trained as both a Physical Therapist and a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Bibiana is an inspiring teacher with an unparalleled skillset.
Bibiana is a featured instructor on the 2018 'Somatic Pilgrimage' on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Watch a short video about Bibiana's work here; visit her website here. Contact her here.
Günther Bisges works as a Feldenkrais Practitioner with a private practice in London, UK and assists in Feldenkrais Trainings in Europe and the US. He has published several articles on the Feldenkrais Method in medical journals and a series of ATM's (Awareness through Movement Lessons) on CD for the German retail market. He created and presented a series of ATM's for German TV and an Introduction on the Feldenkrais Method for N-TV in Germany. Günther also works as a guest teacher for the Performing Arts Academies in Munich, Hong-Kong, the Royal Dramaten Stockholm and the Laban Centre, London.
Günther is a special guest instructor on Advanced-Trainings.com's 2017 Mindfulness and Manual Therapy retreat, and on the 2018 'Somatic Pilgrimage' on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Visit his website here. Contact him here.
Ramona Peoples practices Structural Integration (KMI), Active Fascial Release, ScarWork Therapy, and is a candidate for Certification in Advanced Myofascial Techniques. In her private practice in London, UK, she also teaches Yoga (RYT 200) and Pilates (Polestar & Body Control Pilates Certified). She holds a Masters in Dance Science (Laban), as well as diplomas in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute) and Somatic Movement Education (Franklin Institute). Ramona's passion for movement and the body keeps her striving to help each client enjoy moving with more ease; with less/no pain; prevent/recover from injuries; and feel better and healthier overall.
Ramona is a special guest instructor on Advanced-Trainings.com's 2017 Mindfulness and Manual Therapy retreat, and on the 2018 'Somatic Pilgrimage' on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Visit her website here. Contact her here.
Carmen Rivera was born in Puerto Rico and studied history in Madrid, Spain. A Massage Therapist for 25 years, she is the founder of
Puerto Rico Massage & Bodywork Institute, and has pursued Healing and Shamanic studies for over 20 years. In 2009, she walked the Camino Francés from the French border to Santiago de Compostela with her 9-year old son. She is now looking forward to extending that walk all the way to the Fisterra, and beyond.
Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and massage therapist who has been teaching bodywork since 1988. He has conducted numerous workshops for health spas and medical professionals in addition to assisting in Rolf Institute trainings. A committed, high-level athlete and previous ultra-marathon participant, Art has worked with Olympic athletes, professional football and basketball players, and professional dancers and musicians. Currently, his teaching and the practice of working with the general population to provide body-awareness and ease in everyday living, remain the most gratifying aspect of his work.