This episode includes live audio clips from Ken Dipersio’s Biodynamic Craniosacral Module 4 training recently held in Florida. This class examined the experience of the embryo through the first two weeks post-conception, and included a significant amount of multi-hands work in the ocean.
Audio includes meditations and commentary from Ken, along with first-hand accounts of student experiences.
Ken’s Website: http://kjdtherapy.com/
Learn more about Ken: Episode 35
More on Ken’s approach to working in the ocean:
Tad Wanveer has been practicing and teaching with the Upledger Institute for several decades, having worked closely with Dr. John Upledger himself. In this episode Tad sheds light on the complex role of glial cells in the body. Tad is a recognized authority on the topic of glia, and he has brought this knowledge to the clinical application of CST.
Tad’s book Brain Stars: Glia Illuminating Craniosacral Therapy is a heavily-illustrated exploration into our current understanding of the many functions of glial cells and how craniosacral therapy supports their free expression of health. It is available exclusively through the Upledger Institute bookstore:
Join me on a “field trip” to help a horse with a skull fracture. Shea Stewart takes us with her to the stables to experience what it is like to work with horses and their owners.
Shea’s website: www.equinebalance.net
Steve Haines has played an important role in the worldwide expansion of biodynamic craniosacral therapy. His work as an author and Co-Director of Body Intelligence has helped create a whole new generation of practitioners. In this interview he talks about his perspective of the cranial world ... through the eyes of a "passionate materialist."
Mike Boxhall passed away on April 10, 2019, leaving behind a worldwide cohort of adoring students. His powerful presence and trust in the intelligence of creation inspired many to find new depths of freedom within themselves. He was a fervent champion of the heart and cautious critic of the intellect, encouraging all of us in the therapeutic arts to trust the feminine principle and inherent knowing that is found in the body.
This episode features three selections from Mike's audiobook "The Empty Chair: The Teaching, not the T-Shirt." Included amongst these is a brief biography.
The complete audiobook is available for purchase here:
Previous interviews with Mike:
Rose Khalsa has been teaching internationally for over 40 years, and is the current Director for the Polarity Center in the northeastern United States. Her healing work and teaching includes polarity therapy, craniosacral work, spiritual counseling and shamanic healing. Native American (Ojibway), Celtic and Tibetan Buddhism are integrated into Rose’s life and work and are shared as part of her medicine.
Rose is also a Doula and supports women using her healing work and 45 years of yogic practice and knowledge. She has studied with Rosalyn Bruyere, Sandra Ingerman, Michael Harner, Tom Cowan, and spent years studying with Tibetan shamans in Nepal. Rose’s present teacher is Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche, from the Bon tradition.
Rose’s website: www.polaritycenter.org
Brian Tierney, PhD returns to the podcast with a live lecture on the many facets of the limbic system. Brian combines neuroanatomy and physiology with psychology and mythology to shine light on the workings of the inner brain.
Brian holds a PhD in Somatic Psychology and is an international trainer of somatic practitioners in the tradition of Craniosacral Therapy. His doctoral project wove together somatics from a Craniosacral perspective, the anthropology of ritual, mythological studies, and structural approaches to the human psyche including psychobiological theories of human spirituality.
Episode 77 with Brian
John Chitty (1949-2019) continues to be one of the most influential people in the world of Biodynamics, Polarity Therapy, and Pre and Perinatal Healing. Along with his wife Anna he influenced a whole generation of practitioners and teachers of the healing arts. In this archival recording from 2014, John recounts some highlights of how his life and work unfolded.
Colorado School of Energy Studies:
Episode 2 with John talking about working with babies.
Episode 3 -Autonomic Nervous System First Aid with John
The Digital Dr. Stone:
Alison Hazelbaker has been a therapist for nearly 30 years. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Rhythmic Movement Training educator, a certified NOMAS assessor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. In today’s episode she discusses faux tongue-ties.
Dr. Hazelbaker’s Home Page:
Ryan wraps up 100 episodes of the podcast and makes a call for listener participation.
Michael Dunning contributes to the podcast again with some thoughts on birth ignition.
Michael teaching on Heart Ignition in episode 78:
Michael teaching on Biodynamic Ignition in episode 60:
Marianne D’Amore has been practicing her dynamic blend of acupuncture, nutritional counseling, chiropractic, meditation, yoga and Tai Qi for more than 30 years in Newport Beach, California. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy brings the dimensions of wholeness, resonance, stillness and vitality to her practice in one complete package. Her philosophical foundation is based on the principle that the life force will find its optimal state of well being and will move towards a deepening of vitality as its natural rhythmic powers are supported and the constrictions of trauma are softened and reduced.
Marianne's Practice Site:
Donna Jo's radio show:
Hildegard von Bingen Wikipedia page
Dr. Susan Lange, OMD, L.Ac and Mary Louise Muller, M.Ed., RCST, RPP have teamed up to help you "open up your heart by opening up your face." Natural Facial Rejuvenation combines the gentleness of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with the laser-like focus of Facial Acupressure as well as the latest research on brain science, social engagement, head trauma, and attachment issues. In this episode Susan and Mary Louise give us an introduction to how they have learned to utilize the face as a gateway into deeper health and happiness.
Interview about Shen with Giovanni Maciocia.
In this episode we will hear a continuation of live audio of Ken DiPersio teaching in Florida about his evolving model of multi-hands biodynamic work in the ocean. Included are some lectures on biodynamics, embryology, and a meditation on our journey from egg to implantation.
learn more about Ken in:
Ken DiPersio was an early student and teacher for the Upledger Institute. He eventually went on to study Biodynamics with Michael Shea. In this episode we will hear live audio of Ken teaching in Florida about his evolving model of multi-hands biodynamic work in the ocean. Included are some lectures about biodynamics and a meditation recorded at the beach.
Learn more about Ken in:
Enjoy this compilation of Ryan Hallford visiting with a few presenters and attendees at the 2018 Breath of Life Conference. Featured guests include Kate White, Brigit Viksnins, Cator Shachoy, Shelby Rugg, and Kimberly Clark.
Enjoy this compilation of Ryan Hallford visiting with members of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America's Board of Directors and Administration. Featured guests include Robyn Michele Jones, Jennifer Corlett, Lucie Mitchell, and Pam Hower.
James Foulkes synthesizes craniosacral therapy, yoga therapy, martial arts and more to help people find new and healthier experiences of embodiment. He has studied CST with the Upledger Institute, Milne Institute, Roger Gilchrist, and others. James is the author of the book Principles and Themes in Yoga Therapy. In this interview from the Breath of Life conference he discusses his many areas of interests and how they relate to craniosacral therapy.
Roger Gilchrist teaches energy medicine internationally, specializing in Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Biodynamics. He has been teaching Polarity Therapy since 1982 and is an approved teacher with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association. He studied Craniosacral Biodynamics with Franklyn Sills, and is the author of the book Craniosacral Therapy and the Energetic Body, a forthcoming textbook on Polarity Therapy, and has published many articles on energy medicine.
Sharon Desjarlais has been helping to elevate the professional field of craniosacral therapy for several decades. She worked closely with Dr. John Upledger for 15 years to grow The Upledger Institute into the powerful force it is today. Additionally, she has utilized her expertise in marketing, communications, and the prosperity mindset to help many individual therapists shape their private practices into healthy businesses.
In this episode Sharon will talk about her time at the Upledger Institute and share some insights into effectively evaluating our professional fees, including when and how to raise them from existing levels. This discussion is full of valuable material for both new and established practitioners.
Mimi Ikle Khalsa gives us a preview of the upcoming Breath of Life Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Mimi is the former president of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America and currently heads the conference committee. In this episode she outlines the presentations and events planned for the conference. This gathering consistently proves to be a rewarding experience for all involved. Come join us!
BCTA/NA website with conference info:
Mimi’s retreat center:
Mimi’s class schedule:
Etienne Peirsman began teaching craniosacral therapy in 1991, and founded craniosacral institutes in Belgium and the Netherlands. He is also the originator of the Craniosacral Professional Organization in Holland. He currently teaches in New Mexico and Washington, USA.
Etienne is the author of the book "Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children," published by North Atlantic Books in 2006. His work encompasses the evolution from a biomechanical (Upledger) to a biodynamic approach (Sutherland/Sills). His specialty is the expression of the Heart, the long tide and their connection to meditation and enlightenment. He has said “Drop the word therapy. It is not part of who and what we are. Face it, you are perfect and your heart is perfect”.
Carol Agneesens began studying Rolfing in 1981, eventually going on to become an instructor at the Rolf Institute. Her subsequent exploration of visceral work, neurophysiology, osteopathic modalities, biodynamics, and embryology form the basis for her craniosacral trainings. She practices in Santa Cruz, California.
W.C Hobbs talks about the secretive world of sexual dysfunction and shares some incredible case studies from her book "Golden Hand Sessions" which highlights thirty years of clinical practice as a counselor and nurse.
Robyn Michele Jones has been a bodyworker since 1984 and has been practicing CST since 1998. She is an approved teacher of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with the BCTA/NA and began officially teaching biodynamic trainings in 2012. In this episode she shares her perspective on the evolutionary imperative of personal integration with a live classroom lecture inspired by Joseph Chilton Pierce's statement "The next stage in human evolution is the integration of the triune brain." Her presentation includes several experiential practices.