Chicago Training 2017-2018

Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Chicago, Illinois 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:

Venue | Fees | Payment | Intros | Tutors | Accreditation |Contact


***Still taking applications up to Seminar 3***  

Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 3-7 May 2017 Josef Steiner
Sem 2 5-9 July 2017 Steve Lane
Sem 3 4-8 October 2017 Brian Tierney
Sem 4 29 Nov-3 December 2017 Josef Steiner
Sem 5
24-28 January 2018
Steve Lane
Sem 6
4-8 April 2018
Brian Tierney
Sem 7
30 May-3 June 2018
Josef Steiner
Sem 8
25-29 July 2018
Steve Lane
Sem 9
26-30 September 2018 Brian Tierney
Sem 10
5-9 December 2018  Josef Steiner

Times 9am-5pm 

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PLEASE NOTE: Participants can join the course from seminar 3. They will need to attend an induction session for a few hours in the afternoon or evening of the day prior to seminar 3 to learn about basic contact skills. Seminar 1 and 2will need to be attended before graduation.


1932 South Halsted, Chicago 60608 Room 502. (This is in the Pilsen area)


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 Talk:

Saturday August 26, 2017 1-3pm

Venue  Chicago Oneness Center, 4003 N Broadway 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60613. Free of charge. Booking essential. 

Cointact Tom on 312-545-5012 or

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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

Steve Lane

Steve was inspired to train as a practitioner after receiving BCST and noticing deep changes in his life. Since 2003, he has worked in private and community clinics, and a residential hospital. Clinical experience includes trauma, addiction, post-operative and palliative care, chronic illness and pain. With humour and creativity, Steve finds simple relationships between cranial work and everyday life so that the learning can support both personal and professional growth. Steve’s approach helps students form a personal connection to the work in a way that makes the learning profoundly moving, challenging and fun. Steve lives in Brighton on the south coast of England with his family and enjoys movement, music, movies and food.

Josef Steiner

Josef Steiner runs a busy Biodynamic Craniosacral practice in Naduir - his alternative health centre on the west coast of Ireland He studied and completed his BCST training in the Karuna institute under Franklyn Sills and Colin Perow. He has been involved as a tutor in the Body Intelligence trainings in Ireland with Steve Haines from the very beginning. Josef has entertained a deep interest in Mind-body arts for many years. He has studied the Japanese martial art of Aikido for 30 years and has been teaching Aikido for over 20 years. He is continuously inspired by movement art and music, maintains an ongoing study of the Violoncello and practices and teaches the Argentine tango. Since his childhood in the Austrian Alps he has maintained a deep interest and connection to the natural world and maintains a self sufficient life style continuously exploring enhanced organic gardening methods, nutrition, food preservation and beekeeping. He regularly teaches the acquired knowledge to the local community. To find out more about Josef visit his web site

Assisted by:

Mary Ganzon

Mary Ganzon began her relationship with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy while opening Pilates studios in Singapore in 2004. It only took one session to realize the depth of the work. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy brought a wider and inclusive dimension of well-being. The concept that health is never lost becomes a therapeutic and healing experience through awareness, felt sense, and relationship. Not long after, she returned to the United States and trained at the Colorado Energy School with John and Anna Chitty in Boulder, Colorado. A devoted inquiry to how the Health is expressed leads her to a commitment to continuing education and post graduate study. Her clientele ranges from those with working with creative blocks, trauma, chronic pain and illness, pre and post-operative care. Mary loves the body, it’s language of anatomy and sensation, holder of experiences, and the galaxies it contains. This love fuels her teaching and bodywork practice, her performance work in dance, and studies in many movement modalities including Body-Mind Centering©, Continuum, Pilates™, ELDOA , 3-D Workout ™, and qi gong and Trager Therapy. She brings to her teaching and practice an ease and inquiry to connect to one’s internal and external world. Mary lives and cultivates a thriving practice in Toronto.



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 contact Tom on 312-545-5012 or

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