biodynamic craniosacral / stillness touch
a call to return to embodied vitality
Biodynamic Craniosacral / Stillness Touch is a deeply meditative and restorative healing modality that engages the parasympathetic nervous system (the “rest + restore” functions), promoting synthesis and coherence for the whole body : including but not limited to muscles, fascia, nerves, organs, cells, emotional and embryological programming, and subtle energy bodies.
Over time, the body builds resilience in the nervous system, strengthening equilibrium, transmuting pain, tension, stuck energies and dissipating blockages. Multiple levels of consciousness can be accessed through this work - visionary experiences and insights are common.
Sessions begin with a meditation and an invitation to rest in the heart of stillness. Gentle holds and contacts are made as we allow Primary Respiration to guide the flow of the session. Deep unwinding and resettling occurs by listening to the fluid body, cerebral spinal fluid and the tides that infuse the body.
Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour, 90 minutes, or 2 hours. For newcomers, a series of sessions is recommended as they build upon one another; as the body retrains and remembers to down-regulate the nervous system and to incorporate its own healing.
Since 2011 I have been immersed in the study of craniosacral biodynamics, led to it initially from my own healing crisis. I have apprenticed + assisted multiple teachers in the US and South America. In 2016 I became certified through the Dynamic Stillness School, a branch of biodynamic practice that originated and is evolving from William Sutherland's cranial osteopathy. Currently I am assistant to the Dynamic Stillness School's yearlong Mentor Course in Berkeley.
“Trust the Tide.”
- William Sutherland, founder of Cranial Osteopathy
residencies + retreats:
Assistant to Giorgia Milne: Dynamic Stillness School’s Advanced Mentor Course 2018-2019
Practitioner in Residence: Guatemala. January 2019
Practitioner in Residence: Center, Inverness, CA. 2018
Practitioner in Residence: AY^AM, Los Angeles, CA. February/September 2018
Practitioner: HoneyRoot Gathering, Nevada City, CA. California 2017
Practitioner: Spirit Weavers Gathering, Oregon 2017
Practitioner: Intimacy with Nature Retreat, Kauai 2017
Practitioner: DreamCraft Kundalini + Tea Retreat, Topanga, CA 2017
Practitioner in Residence: EarthSpa, Fairfax, California. 2016
Apprentice to Janet Evergreen: Ecuador 2013