Aleš Urbanczik was born on April 22, 1958 In Prague (Czech Republic).
He has lived in the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Switzerland and California, and currently
resides in Feldmeilen near Zurich (Switzerland).
Before being trained in Structural Integration by Peter Melchior and Emmett Hutchins, two of
Ida Rolf's very first students, he worked as a professional actor for many theaters in Europe
and was responsible for the physical training of his colleagues. Photos in the image-bar at the
top of this page show him as Puck in two different productions of Shakespeare's
The spiritual background he comes from is that of Zen-Buddhism. Aleš received the ordination of
a Zen-Boddhisatva in the French Temple of 'La Gendronnière'.
He has been practicing and teaching HathaYoga for 20 years and regularly teaches
anatomy-workshops for both Yoga teacher trainings as well as on an individual basis for
interested groups of therapists, dancers and other movement interested individuals.
Working with Dr. Rolf's principles in the traditional Asanas, Aleš gradually developed a unique
teaching style and named it "RolfYoga"
Aleš currently works in private practice in Feldmeilen (Meilen) near the swiss town of Zurich,
where he also lives together with his wife Lea and his son Yannick.