Project Description

Robert Schleip is a leading voice in fascia research and has been the director of the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, which is at the forefront of international fascia research since 2008 ( He holds on M.A. degree in psychology and a PhD in human biology; and has also been a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987.

Robert’s pioneering work on active fascial contractility was awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. His teaching focuses on the neural dynamics of the myofascial net, and incorporates psychosocial values of the human potential movement.

Robert was co-initiator of the first International Fascia Congress in 2007 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, which marked the breakthrough for modern fascia research, as well as the subsequent congresses. Additionally, he is the Executive Research Director of the European Rolfing Association and a Board Member of the Fascia Research Society. He is author and co-editor of several books and has written numerous research articles on the new insights into bodily functioning revealed by fascia research.