2018-2020 SEBASTOPOL BCST Foundation Training

Health is a deep and abiding part of each person’s essential nature, and is never lost. Deep within each of us, health is always available, and can be palpated (felt) as slow, steady rhythmic sensation, and as periods of deep resting, referred to as stillness.

The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Foundation Training

The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy foundation training is based on the “Breath of Life” perspective of craniosacral therapy by the founder of the work, Dr. William Garner Sutherland, and the continuation of the work by Franklyn Sills (author of Craniosacral Biodynamics). You’ll learn to experience the ever-present health within yourself and others in this revolutionary approach to healthcare. In gentle, non-invasive interactions between practitioner and client, you’ll experience how the Inherent Health of each client comes to the foreground and expresses its vitality. In this dynamic process, the client’s patterns of pain, stress and trauma also begin to appear, interact with the Inherent Health, and resolve.

This training occurs in a series of 18 class modules over a period of about two and a half years. All the modules are 3-day classes, and the topics of each module are described below. You can become a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST) upon satisfactory completion of this training, including attendance at all of the required classes.


This training will be held at:
A quiet and peaceful country location 10 minutes from downtown Sebastopol
Class is held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.


Tuition is $435 for each 3-day module. Students bringing a massage table get a $5 per day fee reduction ($15 for 3 days). Tuition is due on the first day of each module.  There is also a $300 course application fee, which gets applied as a partial pre-payment for the final class (Module 12).

For more information or to register, contact Gary Peterson

2017 Pre-Training Introductory Event
October 25-29 (5 days): Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
(You can take this Intro with no obligation to take the 2-year training)

2018 Classes
Module 1: February 2-4: Skills of Stillness, Being and Relationship
Module 2: April 6-8: Energy Fields and Their Subtle Motions
Module 3: June 8-10: Inherent Health: From Stillness to Form
Module 4: September 7-9: States of Balance and Stillness
Module 5: October 26-28: Inertia, Shapes and Augmentation Skills
Module : December 14-16: Cancelled

2019 Classes
Module 6: January 25-27: The Nervous System: Bodywide Intelligence
Module 7: March 22-24: Biodynamic Skills for Working with Stress and Trauma
Module 8: May 3-5: The Midline: From Primitive Streak to Spine
Module 9: June 28-30: The Pelvis and its Mysterious Sacrum
Module 10: September 6-8: The Sentient Little One: Aware in the Womb
Module 11: October 25-27: The Occipital Triad: As Above, So Below
Module 12: December 13-15: The Cranial Base and its Connection to the Whole

2020 Classes

Module 13: January 31-February 2: The Face and its Origins in Implantation
Module 14: March 27-29: The TMJ and Hyoid Bone: A Mirror to the Pelvis
Module 15: May 22-24: Visceral Explorations
Module 16: June 26-28: The Sentient Little One: The Challenge of Birth
Module 17: August 28-30: Ignitions – Lighting up our Journey into Form
Module 18: October 23-25: Completions and Commencement