Featured Class & Other Upcoming Classes

Click links below to see class details & to register:

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA & WORLDWIDE

SEE OUR NEW ONLINE CLASS MENU:
• Advanced BCST classes
• Weekly ENERGY HEALTH classes for anyone, anywhere

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEXT BCST TRAINING:
• Introduction to BCST
• Class schedule for our new BCST foundation training

 

The Star Institute’s ONLINE MENU for 2020 includes:

CURRENT / RECENT ONLINE ADVANCED BCST & SPECIAL CLASSES

 

• Biodynamic Skills for Working with Cranial & Peripheral Nerves

Gary Peterson, RCST and BCTA/NA approved teacher, leads this 6-part series, which explores the 12 Cranial Nerves and how to work with conditions affecting them. The series also introduces the skill of nerve tracking and explores how to work with certain peripheral nerve issues using this skill. Each 2-hour class presents new material.

Click here for more information or to register

 

• Heart to Distant Heart – A Wealth of Skills and Resource Materials for Conducting Successful Distance Sessions.

Gary Peterson, RCST and BCTA/NA approved teacher, guides you through a diverse array of body-centered approaches to working with compassion, sensitivity and effectiveness in distance sessions.

Each 2-hour class presents new material and each can be taken as a stand-alone.

Click here for more information and to register.

CURRENT ONLINE CLASSES OPEN TO EVERYONE

 

• Energy Health and Resource – A weekly class of energetic skill building to reduce stress, find balance, and build health in the whole of you. New exercises and health-building explorations each week.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

 

UPCOMING ONLINE ADVANCED BCST & SPECIAL CLASSES (Watch here for details, dates and times)

• Biodynamic Skills for Working with Closed Head Traumatic Brain Injuries

• Body-Oriented Verbal Skills

• Working with Babies

• Polarity Therapy Level 1

 

 

ONLINE PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH GARY PETERSON:

• Deeply resourcing, body-centered support for issues causing acute and / or chronic distress.  For details or to schedule an appointment, email Gary (click on “Contact” at the navigation bar above).

 

The Star Institute’s IN-PERSON CLASS MENU for 2020 & Beyond includes:

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST).  This class is postponed due to the pandemic. Watch here for new dates and times.

This 3-day introductory workshop gives you the opportunity to explore the basic skills and principles of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST).  Bodyworkers, psychotherapists, other healthcare workers and the general public alike are invited to experience BCST’s abiding principle of Inherent Health, and to learn how to cultivate that Health in your clients and in yourself.

For those interested in taking the full BCST Foundation training, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to check out our learning environment and learning style, to see if we are a good fit for your learning needs.

Read more about this Intro to BCST and Register.

New 2-year BCST Foundation Training:
The start of this training is postponed due to the pandemic. Watch here for new dates and times.

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.

Read more about this training, including registration options.

New Biodynamic Skills for Working with Babies (series will start in late 2020)

Working with babies and their parents is a service and a mission that is dear to our hearts here at the STAR Institute.  We agree with the wisdom of the adage, “however we treat at the child, the child will treat the world.” So when babies are seen as fully conscious beings, and are loved, protected, nurtured and treated with respect, they generally grow up to be kind and compassionate beings who make valuable contributions to their families and communities. To help babies and their parents resolve distressful birth traumas and imprints, we practice and teach and eclectic skill set that is gentle and powerful.
Read more about New Biodynamic Skills for Working with Babies

Ongoing BCST Foundation Trainings

2019-2022 Dual Location BCST Training (alternates between Sebastopol and San Rafael. This training is closed to new entries.)

See the class schedule and other details for the 2019-2022 Dual Location BCST training

2018-2020 San Anselmo (This training is closed to new entries)

See the class schedule and other details for the 2018-2020 San Anselmo BCST training. 

2018-2020 Sebastopol (This training is closed to new entries)

See the class schedule and other details for the 2018-2020 Sebastopol BCST training.