​Intrinsic Touch Institute


BCST  Foundation Training

Upcoming Classes!

"Craniosacral Therapy - Level I"

Cypress Health Institute

Santa Cruz, CA

36 Hours

Thursdays in March and April,

beginning March 5, 2020

An introduction to basic CST anatomy, theory, and practice.

Please contact Cypress Health Institute to enroll:


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The soul swims in the Cerebrospinal Fluid.    Dr. Stone

"Presence and Pacing:

An Introduction to BCST"
Oct. 9-12, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA

Cost: $650  

This 4-day course is an introduction to perceptual shifts and practitioner skills which are useful in any modality. Students will learn specific techniques for settling the nervous system and employ an understanding of the important role the practitioner plays in supporting the expression of Inherent Health. This Intro is a CEU course in itself. After attending this class, students can choose to apply to take the 2-year Foundation Training continuing with Module 2. Modules are sequential and students are expected to take all modules in the same training.​​

Are you ready for the next step in your personal and professional growth? Does a dynamic stillness call you? Would deeper presence and ability to “listen” be of benefit in your work and your life? Are you interested in learning the practical skills of Craniosacral Therapy?

Based on the teachings of founder Dr. W. G. Sutherland and forwarded by Franklyn Sills, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is an energetic approach to Craniosacral Therapy. “Biodynamic” refers to the life energy/movement/health that is inherent in each one of us. Craniosacral Therapy works deeply and gently to help relieve stress and forward healing in the central nervous system, surrounding tissues, and throughout the whole body. Clients report diminution/resolution of pain, deep relaxation, forwarding of injury recover, trauma release, and a greater sense of coherency and well-being.

In this two year training we will immerse ourselves in fluid dynamics in the body as the interface between the energetic and physical bodies, ever deepening practitioner skills of presence and pacing, physical, fluid, and energetic anatomy, embryology and pre-, peri-, & post-natal effects, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma resolution skills, and practical application of specific craniosacral holds. The two-year length of this training allows the student time to reclaim, learn, and integrate the personal and perceptual skills and shifts needed to foster healing at this depth and to master the large amount of cross-disciplinary material. See syllabus attachment below.

The course is composed of 13 4-day modules, home study (reading, anatomy study, short written assignments), and practice hours for a total of 700 hours. Classroom time is a balance of experiential and didactic material, along with demonstrations and practice sesions. Upon completion of required coursework, you will be eligible to apply to the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America for the status of Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®).  






BCST Prerequisites: You do not need previous bodywork experience. This is a 2-year stand alone course designed to prepare you to be a practitioner. However, a certain amount of prerequisite anatomy & physiology study is required to graduate. If you are not already a practitioner with these courses, speak with the instructor about how you can meet these requirements.

H-Group: Santa Cruz

Module 1: Oct. 9-12
Module 2: Dec. 4-7
Module 3: January 22-25
Module 4: March 12-15
Module 5: April 30-May 3
Module 6: June 25-28

Modules 7-13 TBA

G-Group: Portland

Late Spring/Summer 2020 TBA

F-Group: Santa Cruz
​(course in progress)
Assistant: Sheryl Lee RCST®
Module 12: March 25-28
Module 13: May 27-30

E-Group: Santa Cruz
Teacher Trainees: Vileena Purpuri RCST®, Susan Hall RCST®
Graduated August 2019

D-Group: Portland
Teacher Trainee: Patti Bosomworth RCST®
Graduated May 2018

C-Group: Ashland
Graduated April 2017

B-Group: Santa Cruz
Graduated November 2015

A-Group: Santa Cruz

Graduated January 2014