Biodynamic Cranial Touch
This series of classes offers an overview and an experiential immersion into the history, theory and practice of biodynamic cranial work. This approach (BCT) was developed by Charles Ridley in alignment with Dr. William Sutherland’s later explorations into what he came to call the Breath of Life. Dr. Sutherland is the originator of Cranial Osteopathy. Charles’ book, Stillness, proposes this work as cranial touch and as a map for the evolution of consciousness.
Consider that in all current approaches to cranial work the intention of the practitioner has been to restore function and balance to a “disrupted” system through highly technical assessment and the application of techniques. The potency of this work (BCT) rests solely in the disposition of the practitioner and his/her capacity to access and work with the Breath of Life.
Biodynamic Cranial Touch (BCT) offers the possibility of experiences of deeper and deeper states of awareness and contact… a path of practice we can follow with fellow travelers. We access the deeper rhythms of the Breath of Life, those quieter, more still states of being, and immerse ourselves in the direct, bodily-felt states where the physical body and personality begin to become lighter, seeming to dissolve, and our essential radiant Presence begins to infuse us from the inside with its more expansive wisdom and stillness.
Midline Meditation has a myriad of physical and mental health benefits. It is easy to learn and the benefits are cumulative; the more you practice the better result you may experience. You may choose to practice alone or in a group setting. Studies show that minutes a day of meditation changes the structure of the brain.
Practicing meditation can:
- Lower stress
- Eliminate headaches
- Improve learning ability and memory
- Enhance the immune system
- Increase emotional stability
- Help with fertility
- Slow and control chronic pain
See the Meditation link on the services tab for a more complete list of benefits.
As a licensed massage therapist you need to not only expand you professional knowledge and skills, but you also need to learn and practice self-care in order to be at your best. We teach self-care practices that are easy to learn and incorporate easily into your daily life. We recommend our biodynamic cranial and ethics classes for your professional development and meditation and yoga classes for self-care and the evolution of your consciousness.
In addition to our ongoing weekly yoga schedule, we offer yoga workshops throughout the year. We have had workshops instructed by guest teachers, Pavla Haluskova, Theresa Phelps Martin and Katy Knowles. Sabra Lopez held a workshop in Thai Yoga Massage. All of our yoga workshops help you to explore connections to breathing and meditation while deepening your practice and discovering your true potential.
Acupressure For Headache, Sinus, and Jaw Pain
Acupressure is based on the same concept as acupuncture, however, no needling is used. By utilizing the hands, fingers, and other tools, acupoints are massaged and pressed to obtain a benefit similar to that of acupuncture. Acupressure is great in the treatment of sinuses and head pain where needling can be difficult and sometimes uncomfortable.
In this one day class the student will:
- Become familiar with the different causes of headaches and other facial pain.
- Learn the anatomy of the face, head, sinus and jaw
- Be able to identify and locate the main acupoints of the face and head.
- Learn the basic indicators and treatment principles for treating facial pain and headache.
- Learn how to apply acupressure for facial pain and headache.