Austin Training 2018-2019

Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Austin, Texas for existing health professionals considering adding a new modality to their work as well as individuals wanting to start a career in an exciting and evolving therapy. Click on the links below to jump to the relevant section:

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Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 17-21 January 2018 Nicole Ainscough
Sem 2 14-18 March 2018 Ryan Hallford
Sem 3 9-13 May 2018 Brian Tierney
Sem 4
4-8 July 2018
Nicole Ainscough
Sem 5
5-9 September 2018
Ryan Hallford
Sem 6
7-11 November 2018
Brian Tierney
Sem 7
9-13 January 2019
Nicole Ainscough
Sem 8
6-10 March 2019 Ryan Hallford
Sem 9
8-12 May 2019 Brian Tierney
Sem 10
10-14 July 2019 Nicole Ainscough

Times 9.30am-5.30pm 

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PLEASE NOTE: Participants can attend the first seminar without committing to the full course. This seminar is an introduction into basic contact skills and relating to biodynamic movements and will provide an opportunity to experience the approach and appreciate the extent of the curriculum.


Monstrosity Loft, 2514 Wilson, Austin TX 78704


For the whole training sem 1 through sem 10 the fee is US9,444. The training is non-residential. 


The training offers three ways of paying. For payment of the full course fee up front there's a discounted fee of US$8,972. Or there are payment plans offered.

Payment Plan

Deposit of US$944 (non-refundable) is required upon acceptance (the deposit is the fee for the first seminar). Remainder to be paid according to the following payment options:

Payment Option 1 - Balance of discounted full course fee US$8,028 due immediately after the first seminar.

Payment Option 2 - 3 x Instalments
First Instalment US$2833 due immediately after seminar 1
Second Instalment US$2833 due immediately after seminar 3
Third Instalment US$2833 due immediately after seminar 5
Full amount comes to US$9,444 with the deposit.

Payment Option 3 - 20 x Monthly Instalments
20 monthly instalments of US$446 (includes 5% administration fee). First instalment is due immediately after the first seminar. Full amount comes to US$9,864 with the deposit.

Entry into a payment plan is deemed to be a commitment to paying the whole course fee.


Introductory Day

The Intro Day is designed to provide a taste of this exciting and evolving body therapy science. You will explore through self experiential exercises and contact sessions the nature of Health and how to feel the expressions of Health as subtle biodynamic motions in the body. We will discuss trauma and how its effects are safely resolved with BCST. You will have a chance to meet some of the course tutors and discuss the course structure and material.

Intro talks 2017:

Thursday November 9th , 2017 630-830pm 

Free of charge. Booking essential. Please RSVP Adelyn for venue details.

Contact Adelyn on 512 588 2653 or email   

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Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney has been an integrative healing arts practitioner since 1999 and has worked consistently to synthesize multiple streams of psychosomatic approaches to health and wholeness. As a Yoga instructor, transformational dance educator, and PhD student in diversified Depth Psychology, Brian continues to place himself at the cutting edge of the healing arts and sciences. Biodynamic Craniosacral work has been a powerful foundation stone to his clinical work- he has studied and practiced several styles of Craniosacral work but found a home base in Biodynamics when he worked with cancer patients in New Zealand at a Naturopath clinic. Brian is also a certified practitioner in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration and a leader-in-training for an international organization that provides Rites of Passage experiences for men. For more info about Brian visit

Nicole Ainscough

Nicole has a thriving Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practice based in Calgary , Alberta . Prior to her transition into the holistic side of medicine, Nicole worked for 23 years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. For many years, her primary focus was working with newborn babies in intensive care, in addition to hundreds of hours working in the Emergency room. Throughout her exposure to trauma and disease, Nicole has always been aware of the importance of human touch in supporting the health of the patient, in addition to the lifesaving interventions of conventional medicine. Nicole became interested in further study of BCST after witnessing how deeply the biodynamic touch supports health and healing. Nicole continues to learn every day from the amazing changes she sees in her clients. She is also studying to become a certified elemental Chi Kung instructor.

Ryan Hallford

Ryan Hallford has been actively involved in the teaching and practice of craniosacral therapy since 1998. While having studied and appreciated many styles of cranial work, he has always gravitated to the biodynamic approach because of its capacity to unlock remarkably deep resources for healing and transformation. Ryan operates The Craniosacral Resource Center, a clinic offering treatment for adults and children, in Dallas, Texas. As the host of The Craniosacral Podcast, he is in regular contact with some of the most prominent figures in the world of craniosacral therapy and related fields. His podcast and blog are followed in over 20 countries, bringing insightful interviews with practitioners and teachers to craniosacral therapists all around the globe. Ryan believes in a fluid, balanced, and non-dogmatic approach to the clinical practice of CST. He is married with two children, and spends time in nature hiking and backpacking whenever possible.

Assisted by:

Adelyn Botto

Adelyn Botto, LMT, RCST® began her practice in bodywork in 1993, beginning with Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release and the Upledger style of Craniosacral Therapy (CST). She then completed a 700-hr. training in Biodynamic CST, and created and completed an IBA in Applied Somatic Arts at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Most recently she studied Thai Massage in Thailand with Masters Sinchai and Nat. By combining the above knowledge with an exploration of various forms of art, movement, and exercise, she has developed a keen experiential understanding of the Soma and its innate ability to self-heal, and shares this knowledge with clients in their sessions. She currently teaches Somatic Awareness and Stress Regulation workshops.



Upon successful completion of the training you will be certified as a biodynamic craniosacral therapy practitioner.

The training is accredited by the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT), a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients.  The association covers therapists in Australia, New Zealand, India, SE Asia and N. America.

The training is recognized by the Association of National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHCP) which sets competency-based standards for natural health disciplines and modalities in Canada.

The following senior tutors are approved teachers of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which sets standards in practice and education. See details of eligibility.

The training in Edinburgh is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in the UK. 

The training is accredited by the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists (IACST), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in Ireland.

The training is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association of France, a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients. 


The training is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) which is an affiliation of schools who operate to a commonly agreed set of standards in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy courses. Member schools offer the designation BCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist) to graduates of its foundation training and also a post-graduate designation ABD (Advanced Biodynamic Diploma) indicating an additional 300 hours of training. For more on the ABD click here.

Diploma and Professional Designation

Upon successful completion of the training students will be graduated with an award of a Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and permission to use the designation BCST.  Upon joining a professional Craniosacral association the graduate will be given permission to use the designation RCST.


For any enquiries or a brochure please either email or call Adelyn on 512 588 2653.

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