12-Module BCST Training, May 2016 — June 2018

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 is our last 12-module training-in 2018 we are switching to an 18 module format with 3-day classes in each module). But this training occurs in a series of 12 class modules over a period of about 2 years. The first and last modules of the training are 5-day classes. The middle 10 modules of the training are all 4-day classes. The topics of the full 12-module training 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.


The training will be held at:
Lloyd Dobbins Hall
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, CA

Class is held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.


Tuition is $560 for each 4-day module and $700 for each 5-day module. Students bringing a massage table get a $5 per day fee reduction ($20 for 4 days and $25 for 5 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


2016 Pre-Training Introductory Event
March 9-13 (5 days): Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
(You can take this Intro with no obligation to take the 2-year training)

2016 Classes
Module 1: May 25-29 (5 days): Skills of Being and Relationship
Module 2: July 21-24 (4 days): Inherent Health, Tissues and Motility
Module 3: Sept 29-Oct 2 (4 days): States of Balance and Stillness
Module 4: November 17-20 (4 days): Inertia, Fulcrums, Shapes and Augmentation Skills

2017 Classes
Module 5: January 19-22 (4 days): The Central Nervous System
Module 6: March 30-April 2 (4 days): The Midline: From Primitive Streak to Spine
Module 7: June 1-4 (4 days): The Cranial Base and its Relation to the Whole
Module 8: August 31-Sept 3 (4 days): The Face and the Hard Palate
Module 9: November 9-12 (4 days): The TMJ and the Hyoid Bone

2018 Classes

Module 10: January 11-14 (4 days): Deepening Skills: Connective Tissues and Viscera
Module 11: March 15-18 (4 days): Prenatal and Birth Processes /Working with Babies
Module 12: May 30-June 3 (5 days): Prenatal/Birth Ignition Processes, Course Review, Completions