For Practitioners, Students, and Teachers of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
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Esoteric Explorations of The Heart, The Brain Ventricles, and CSF in the Biodynamic Perception and Practice ~ Two-Part Series from Michael Dunning, RCST®

photo of michael dunning standing amongst the treesPart I - Wednesday, June 19, 2024: 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific / 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
Part II - Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific / 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

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Join us for this two-part course to gain a deeper perceptual understanding of the dynamic morphology/embryology of the brain ventricles, CSF and the heart that will enhance your biodynamic practice. Learn the historic connections between the western mystery/hermetic tradition and the evolution of biodynamic craniosacral therapy via Sutherland’s osteopathic work. 

Focusing on the brain ventricles, the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and the heart, Michael will demonstrate how esoteric ideas and sensibilities can greatly enhance our practical and perceptual abilities and should be reclaimed for the biodynamic craniosacral community. Facing the growing epidemic of metabolic and inflammatory diseases affecting our clients, we need these ancient skills more than ever!

Part One will focus on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) & Ventricles - CSF, the choroid plexus & biodynamic perception - Widening our biodynamic horizons. Demonstration included.

Part Two will focus on the Blood and the heart - the cardiovascular system and biodynamic perception - Widening our biodynamic horizons. Demonstration included. 

Michael Dunning, RCST® was called to study craniosacral work in the early 1990’s during a prolonged health crisis that led him to an ancient female yew tree in Scotland. Michael spent over 9 years healing and learning from the tree. After completing craniosacral training, Michael became interested in the paradigm of biodynamic craniosacral therapy. The fundamental principles of the biodynamic work more accurately reflected his experiences with the yew tree. By the early 2000’s Michael had emigrated to the USA.Today, Michael runs a busy biodynamic craniosacral practice in western Massachusetts on the banks of the majestic Connecticut River.

BCTA/NA Members: $120 USD
Non-members: $155 USD

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 Registrants receive unlimited access to recordings and course materials.

 Learn How to Build Your BCST Practice, with Vanessa Lillie, RCST®

Join this seven-session, bi-weekly study group starting March 26, 2024. 
Meets every other Tuesday 4:00 pm Pacific / 5:00 pm Mountain / 7:00 pm Eastern 
Each session will be recorded and available to registrants the following day. 


Have you ever wanted to know more about how to build a thriving craniosacral practice? 

Join this Study Group facilitated by Vanessa Lillie, RCST® and approved BCTA/NA teacher, where we'll be reading and discussing "Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business" by Kate Mackinnon and Robyn Scherr. One chapter will be discussed per study session. 

"Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business will inspire you to bring the clinical discernment, passion, and critical thinking you use in your practice to running your business. It provides a solid framework for you to reach the goals you set for yourself. You'll have the tools to map your own unique path to success as you define it. Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business is a focused exploration for practitioners in private practice who are dedicated to their own and their clients' growth and self-knowledge."

 Purchase your copy of the book here. 


A Note From facilitator, Vanessa Lillie: 

In this support group style class, we will be reading and journaling with this wonderful book. Every other week we will meet online to deepen into our strengths and share our challenges, utilizing the opportunity of meeting together to support each other as a group.

Space is limited to 11 people. Registration fee is: $140. 

Book study group meets every two weeks for two hours. One chapter will de discussed per session.

Dates: Tuesday March 26, April 9 and 23, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18.
Start time: 4pm PST / 7pm EST, End time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST

You may attend sessions live, or watch the recordings. Recordings will be available to registrants the day after each session. 


BCTA/NA members share their observations and discoveries that come from their active work in the field.
Open to BCTA/NA Members only.

Find TIDEtalk recordings here.


Asking the Viscera: A Biodynamic Course Rooted in Traditional Principles ~ Two-Part Series from Carey Benenson, D.O. (Recorded live in 2024)

Biodynamic Embryology in Clinical Practice  ~ Three-Part Series from Michael Shea, PhD, RCST®, LMT (Recorded live in 2024)

The Human Body: A Reflection of the Living Cosmoswith Ellen Groesser, MSc, Naturopath, RCST® ~ A two-session webinar  (Recorded live January 25 & February 1, 2024)

The Biodynamic Heart: Applied BCST to the Vascular System, A 10-Step Protocolwith Michael Shea, PhD, RCST®, LMT ~ A two-part online workshop (Recorded live in November 2023)


Advanced Attunement - Reclaiming the Mystical Origins of Biodynamics, Divinity Serves Divinity, with Bill Harvey, BCST (Recorded live in October 2023)

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