Austin Training 2016-2018
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:
***Still taking applications up to Seminar 2***
|Seminar||Scheduled Date||Planned Tutor|
|Sem 1||31 Aug-4 September 2016||Sheila Kean|
|Sem 2||9-13 November 2016||Brian Tierney|
|Sem 3||4-8 January 2017||Nicole Ainscough|
|Sem 4||1-5 March 2017||Jason Jackson|
|Sem 5||26-30 April 2017||Brian Tierney|
||5-9 July 2017
||30 Aug - 3 September 2017
||8-12 November 2017
||10-14 January 2018
||7-11 March 2018||Brian Tierney|
PLEASE NOTE: Participants can join the course from seminar 2. They will need to attend an induction session for a few hours in the afternoon or evening of the day prior to seminar 2 to learn about basic contact skills. Seminar 1 will need to be attended before graduation.
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.
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.
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 2016:
Thursday October 13th 2016, 630-830pm
Free of charge. Contact below for address/RSVP. Booking essential.
Tel. Adelyn on 512 588 2653 or email
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 www.nrintegratedtherapies.com
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.
While working as a science teacher, Sheila became fascinated by complementary therapies following a treatment that completely changed her life-style. In response to this, she studied massage and then Craniosacral Therapy. Since 1986 she has had a busy practice in Stroud, UK. For many years she was a National Childbirth Trust teacher, working with couples prior to the birth of their children and her practice reflects this interest and experience. Sheila runs a massage school with her partner and has been involved as a teacher of Craniosacral Therapy since 1992, working in the UK, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand. Sheila is deeply committed to imparting the simplicity and truth at the heart of this work. She aims to bring the wealth of information gleaned from her clinic practice into her teaching, equipping students to move into practice with confidence. She lives with her partner, has two children, spends her spare time gardening, walking her two dogs and going on holiday!
Jason first studied Crainiosacral in 1998 with Joseph Marzal (the Pacific Somatic Institute). Joseph Marzal's work with Shock and Trauma was a great influence and also a big reason for Jason moving into the Biodynamic Crainosacral style of treatment, it helped with questions he had around more mechanical approaches to the work. Jason has been working in the health industry for almost 20 years. He is currently the owner director of a busy clinic in Auckland. Jason has a Diploma in Biodynamic Crainosacral Therapy from Resonance Training and a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and Craniosacral Therapy at Wellpark College. Jason works with Mothers and baby's and has an interest in how embryonic forces of formation express in Crainosacral Therapy. He has an Advanced Diploma in BCST. He's the father of three young boys.
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 Practitioner 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 Dublin is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in the UK. Trainings in Brighton, Edinburgh and Galway are currently in the process of seeking accreditation with the CSTA.
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.