Featured Class & Other Upcoming Classes

Click links below to see class details & to register:



The Star Institute’s IN-PERSON Class Menu for 2021 & Beyond includes:


• Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)

November 11-13, 2021

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 3-year BCST Foundation Training
Starting January 13-15, 2022

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.


• Biodynamic Skills for Psychotherapists (Starts Jan 13-15, 2022)

The Biodynamic approach to Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a deep exploration of the human condition. This training blends the BCST approach with Polarity Therapy, prenatal/birth therapy, trauma therapy and other therapies to bring new skills and understanding into your clinical practice.

For more information or to register, click here

• New Biodynamic Skills for Working with Babies (series will start in mid-2022)

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 an eclectic skill set that is gentle and powerful.
Read more about New Biodynamic Skills for Working with Babies


In-Person or 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 ONLINE MENU for 2021 and Beyond Includes:

Energy Health: Open to Everyone

• A weekly class of energetic skill building to reduce stress, restore balance, and build health in the whole of you. Features a deep Settling® exercise each week to help your nervous system heal.

Click here for more information and to register.


Upcoming Online
Advanced BCST & Special Classes

(Watch here for details, dates and times)

• Polarity Therapy Level 1

Current In-Person BCST Foundation Trainings
(In Progress)

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.