STAR Mini-Workshops

FEATURED ON: September 10, 11 or 12 – Settling Camp for Adult Nervous Systems – a 1-day workshop (see details below)

The STAR Institute’s Mini-Workshops are designed to provide new skills and understanding about holistic health and stress relief for people with already-busy schedules.  In these 1-day workshops you’ll learn skills for personal and professional development in topics such as:

Settling Camp for Adult Nervous Systems
Body-Mind Attunement and Balance
The Basics of Polarity Therapy
Front-Loading: Vital Support for Moms and Babies
SASLAS: Settle and Sing, Laugh and Swing
Headache Relief Naturally

Settling Camp for Adult Nervous Systems
(featured on September 10, 11 or 12)

In this 1-day workshop you’ll learn unique skills to help you get relief from the effects of stress and tension, including:

hypertension • headaches • high blood pressure • digestion & elimination issues • asthma • allergies • anxiety • sleep disorder • job stress • relationship challenges • depression • PTS • and more

Settling® is a unique set of simple,  body-oriented skills that helps you discover your own Inherent Health in order  to resolve the effects of stress and trauma in your nervous system. Settling® uses gentle touch, perceptual awareness and guided exercises to discharge excess nervous system energies and  bring about deep relaxation and balance.

Gary Peterson is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST ®) who has been teaching and practicing body-centered energy therapies for over 30 years. He teaches Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy trainings and Polarity Therapy trainings at various locations around the United States, as well as classes in Settling, birth imprinting and other therapeutic work for the nervous system. His teaching and private practice are inspired by his strong desire to understand and alleviate the deep causes of suffering brought about by stress and trauma to the nervous system.

Gary’s book, Settling: Simple Ways to Calm Your Nervous System, will be published in 2015. This self-help manual gives you a set of vital skills for regulating your nervous system to experience balance and relaxation. Gary and his wife Bonnie have 3 grown children and live in Petaluma,, CA.

The Settling Camp workshops will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church of Marin in San Rafael, at 240 Channing Way.

Attend a 1-day Settling Camp on ANY of these days:  September 10, 11 OR 12.
The workshops are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.

Cost is $120 per day, or $115 if you bring a massage table. Special price for couples/partners/spouses is $200 or $195 if you bring a massage table.

Questions?  Contact Gary Peterson at

REGISTER BELOW (Couples/partners/spouses – register one person below and pay for the 2nd person at the door).



SEPTEMBER 10 Settling Camp (1-day workshop)

$120 without table, $115 if you bring a massage table

Massage Table



SEPTEMBER 11 Settling Camp (1-day workshop)

$120 without table, $115 if you bring a massage table

Massage Table



SEPTEMBER 12 Settling Camp (1-day workshop)

$120 without table, $115 if you bring a massage table

Massage Table