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?
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.
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 instructional material, along with demonstrations and practice sessions. Upon completion of required coursework, and instructor recommendation, 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.
BCST Foundation Training
"Presence and Pacing:
An Introduction to BCST"
June 26-29, 2020
Oct. 9-12, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA
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
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.
"Stillness and Motion,
Sound and Silence"
Advanced Level Retreat
May 13-16, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA
Early Bird: $675 Before April 10, 2020
$700 After April 10, 2020
A 4-day nonresidential retreat in the beautiful Santa Cruz, CA countryside close to the Monterey Bay. Open to those who have completed at least the first year of the BCST Foundation Training.
This gathering is an invitation into a deeper experience of embodied presence through inquiry on the interface between stillness and motion, sound and silence.
Our days will be composed of meditation, fluid movement and sound exploration, discussion, and session exchange. Come dive together into the depths, nourish yourself, and feed your BCST practice.
Facilitated by Robyn Michele Jones, MA, RCST® and Vileena Purpuri, RCST®.
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"Craniosacral Therapy - Level I"
Cypress Health Institute
Santa Cruz, CA
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:
Feb. 26-March 1
April 29-May 2
The soul swims in the Cerebrospinal Fluid. Dr. Stone
F-Group: Santa Cruz
(course in progress)
Intrinsic Touch Institute
H-Group: Santa Cruz
April 30-May 3