Together with my teacher, Etienne Peirsman, we are excited to offer students an opportunity to learn Craniosacral and to become certified as Craniosacral Therapists, all while experiencing personal transformation and self-empowerment through our life-changing, life-affirming program.
Classes can be taken at your own pace. To receive certification, you must complete the eight classes described below, as well as a 5 day residential intensive (description coming soon).
Craniosacral Foundations Class: Life Force Basics In this class we will learn to touch consciously and to enter into deep stillness with those we touch, to make as much energy as possible available for deep healing work to occur. From this space we will open up the pathways along the spine and into the head via the diaphragms, the cranial membranes, and the cranial vault. By the end of this class you will be able to give a basic craniosacral session. Unwinding, Meridians & Rhythms In this class we will continue to explore deep stillness through conscious touch. We will then begin to play with the kundalini (life force) energy that emerges from the stillness to unwind the fascia in the limbs, the neck, and the rib cage. We will work with the motility of the lungs to create space for the heart, and will release the fascia around the lips, cheeks, and tongue to connect to our original voice. We will also learn to work with the meridians in a simple, yet profound way. Students find that they leave this class with a new sense of freedom in their bodies, which can then be translated into the work that they do with their clients
Sphenoid Studies and Intelligence When a child is born, there are many pressures on the skull that hold the base of the brain and the platelets of the head into fixed positions. The normal hardening of these bones locks the skull into a “baby position.” Without intervention, this position stays with us for the rest of our lives. In this class we will be able to increase the flexibility of the cranial base and allow the brain to function within the maximum space available. The creation of space for the brain will release a whole new avenue of intelligence that was unavailable before.
Talking to the Heart: The Birth of Love In this class you will go beyond working in total silence. You will practice your use of your “original voice”, and help your client to do the same. The intelligence of cells and organs will be engaged, and you will speak directly with structures inside of the body. You will learn techniques to release blocks around your own heart and heart protector, as well as those of your clients. Since our ability to assist our clients with opening to love depends on our own ability to allow love in, everyone who wants to work with others in this way must make sure that their own heart is as open and free as possible. This class provides tools to help bring that freedom and openness to your own heart.
Allowing Expression & Listening In this class weaddress temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions. Techniques are taught regarding how to relax the muscles and tendons of the jaw, tongue, hard/soft palate and ears. This involves intraoral work. Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are shown to be interconnected with our brain and how they impact our general well-being. You learn how to correct dysfunctions that arise from dental interventions like braces, implants, and negative input from others.
Working With the Alarms Systems Survival is the main goal of our body, so that we can fulfill our life tasks and evolve. Unconsciously we take on other peoples’ opinions, angers, anxieties etc. In this class we learn how to consciously remove ourselves from these encumbrances and utilize the delicate mechanisms of control, to pilot our own course in life. Here we explore the reticular alarm system and the total stress cascade response in the body. We learn how to take ourselves off ‘auto pilot’ and consciously direct our own stress cascade.
Eyes, Vision & Education The techniques you will learn in this class will allow you to unwind your eyes and the muscles that move them, which in turn will allow the membranes around your brain to relax. Your Atlas/Occiput, base of the skull, will also relax, and then your entire spine and tailbone will experience a total unfolding. Your whole brain and mind will be able to rest and this allows you to shift your assembly point: how your brain and your senses construct your version of the world. Now, you will be able to change the way that you perceive the world to go into a more relaxed state, a parasympathetic state. Instead of looking for danger in the way that your eyes are programmed to do, you can shift them to gaze gently at the world. Your mind can now easily go into a No-Mind state.
Working with the Immune System In this class, we work with opening and cleaning the lymphatic and circulatory systems, as well as learning to communicate with stem cells and immune cells to direct and amplify their healing potential in the body. Once you are able to go into a NoMind space, which we do when practicing Craniosacral, a communion between you and stem cells will happen where they know your intent immediately. Additionally you will learn to express this process to your client, so they also understand what is happening. The client will feel when immune cells start breaking down certain areas and stem cells come in to replace them. It’s a wonderful tool to have.