Annual Cleveland, OH Advanced Class

STAP Program Kauai

In addition to our ongoing programs in California, our next traveling class is:

October 14-18, 2020: Special 5-day class in Cleveland, Ohio 

Behold the Magic: Biodynamic Skills for Working with Children


Location to Be Announced

From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily


What we ARE teaches the child far more than what we SAY, so WE must become what we want our children to become.
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat                            

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince


About the Workshop



About the Presenter

Gary Peterson is the founder of the STAR Institute and teaches the STAR Institute’s Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy foundation trainings around the U.S. Gary is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST ®) and approved teacher with the (BCTA/NA) Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.

He has been teaching and practicing energetic therapies for over 35 years, and also teaches trainings in his own therapeutic modality (called Settling®). He teaches a variety of shorter workshops and classes in Settling®, Biodynamic Skills, birth imprinting and other therapeutic work with the nervous system.

Gary studied Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills, a longtime teacher and practitioner of the “Breath of Life” model advanced by Dr. William Sutherland. Franklyn Sills is the author of The Polarity Process, Being and Becoming, and Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Volumes 1 & 2.

Gary also studied Prenatal and Birth Therapy with Dr. Ray Castellino and works with babies, children and adults in private practice. His clinical practice is inspired by his increasing desire to understand and work with the deep causes of suffering found in shock and trauma to the nervous system. To help people relieve the effects of stress and trauma, Gary founded a school and clinic with centers in California and Colorado: The Settling Touch and Resource (STAR) Institute.

Gary’s first book, due in print soon, is titled Settling: Simple Ways to Calm Your Nervous System. This self-help manual gives everyone a unique set of skills and understanding for regulating their nervous system in order to find balance and relaxation. Gary and his wife Bonnie have three grown children and live in Sebastopol, California.



Contact Gary Peterson at



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