Toronto Training 2018-20

Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Toronto 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


Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 September 2018 Mary Ganzon
Sem 2 November 2018 Nicole Ainscough
Sem 3 January 2019 Lauren Miller
Sem 4
March 2019
Mary Ganzon
Sem 5
May 2019
Nicole Ainscough
Sem 6
July 2019
Lauren Miller
Sem 7
September 2019
Mary Ganzon
Sem 8
November 2019
Nicole Ainscough
Sem 9
January 2020
Lauren Miller
Sem 10
March 2020
Mary Ganzon

Times 930am-530pm 

click here for course dates of 2017 intake

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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.


Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto



For the whole training sem  1 through sem 10 the fee is C$10,000. The fee for seminar 1 is C$1,000. 


The training offers several ways of paying. For payment of the full course fee up front there’s a discounted fee of C$9,500. Or there are payment plans offered.

Payment Plan

Deposit of C$1000 (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 C$8,500 due immediately after the first seminar.   

Payment Option 2 - 3 x Instalments 
First Instalment C$3000 due immediately after seminar 1 
Second Instalment C$3000 due immediately after seminar 3 
Third Instalment C$3000 due immediately after seminar 5 
Full amount comes to C$10,000 with the deposit.

Payment Option 3 - 20 x Monthly Instalments 
20 monthly instalments of C$472 (includes 5% administration fee). First instalment is due immediately after the first seminar. Full amount comes to C$10,440 with the deposit.

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

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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.

Next Intro Talks:

September 21st, Thursday 630-830pm

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

Please contact Jessica at email or phone: 416-705-0180

Free of charge

Please note that space is limited, please call and let the local contact know you are attending.


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.

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.

Lauren Miller

Lauren is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist based on Quadra Island, British Columbia. She completed her BCST training with Body Intelligence teachers Ged Sumner, Steve Haines, and Sheila Kean. Her bodywork practice emerged organically from a background in biology and environmental studies, particularly marine and freshwater ecology. She began studying with massage therapists in college, later taking courses in holistic massage and anatomy, including relaxation and deep tissue massage, Trager and facilitated joint release, and Alexander technique. As her massage practice developed, she learned the importance of actively engaging clients in the healing process. Her search for deeper, more efficient and long-lasting healing modalities led her to the profound work of BCST. Lauren continues to balance her inner and outer work with human bodies and their environments, maintaining a fulfilling massage and craniosacral practice called Bodies of Water, and studying local watersheds in the Pacific Northwest. She supports her practice through yoga, Qi Kung, and spending time on and in the water.

Assisted by:

Karishma Kripalani

Trained as a sociologist, Karishma's relational approach to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy integrates an appreciation of the interpersonal and structural determinants of health. She was drawn to the subtlety of biodynamic work while working as a Public Health researcher and completed her Foundation training with Body Intelligence. Her clinical practice is informed by ongoing learning in attachment and trauma, with insights from Yoga and Ayurveda. Karishma is continually inspired by the transformational power of BCST. She lives in Toronto, where she is nourished by community-focused movement and stillness practices, writing, cooking, and plant medicine.



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 Karishma at email or phone: 647 781 2742

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Low Cost Craniosacral Therapy

We are offering ongoing low cost clinics where you can receive treatments from students under supervision. Details are here.

The clinics are open to anyone. A treatment lasts 45 minutes and costs $50. 

Clinics are held each seminar typically Wednesday-Saturday.

To book please contact call Jennifer at email or phone 905-634-0444


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