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:
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The course is designed so 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.
Room To Move, 662 Broadview Ave, Riverdale, Toronto
For the whole training sem 1 through sem 9 the fee is C$9,000. The training is non-residential. The fee for seminar 1 is C$1,000. The fee for the optional seminar 10 is C$1,000.
The training offers three ways of paying. For payment of the full course fee up front there’s a discounted fee of C$8,550. Or there are two payment plan offered.
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 - 3 x Instalments
First Instalment C$2666 due immediately after seminar 1
Second Instalment C$2666 due 5 months after 1st instalment
Third Instalment C$2666 due 5 months after 2nd instalment
Full amount comes to C$9,000 with the deposit.
Payment Option 2 - 18 x Monthly Instalments
18 monthly instalments of C$467 (includes 5% administration fee). First instalment is due immediately after the first seminar.
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.
Room To Move, 662 Broadview Ave, Toronto
Contact Mary on 647-786-3183 or email email@example.com
Ged Sumner is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as a senior tutor for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust’s (CTET) practitioner trainings in London and as a senior tutor for Resonance Trainings courses in Australia and New Zealand. He set up the Fountain Clinic in London, a busy specialized craniosacral therapy clinic. He set up and coordinated the Living Anatomy course for CTET offering an holistic view of the body’s anatomy and physiology. He is a director of the Healthy Living Centre, a multi-disciplinary alternative therapy practice in London. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. See his Natural Movement website for current workshops. He is the author of 'Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment' and co-author of 'Cranial Intelligence - A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy'. He has a degree in Chemistry.
Steve Haines is an international teacher of biodynamic craniosacral therapy and co author of 'Cranial Intelligence - A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy'. He has been with Body Intelligence Training since its inception and is also currently a senior tutor and post graduate trainer at the Da Sein Institut in Switzerland. He has taught extensively at CTET, spent two years at Karuna and taught cranial work at the University of Westminster. He is a Level 3 teacher of TRE - Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises - designed by David Berceli. His background includes eight years' working with people with mental health problems and bodywork with people with immune disorders. He is a UK registered Chiropractor and also completed a 3 year shiatsu training. He is married, lives mostly in Geneva, likes travel and skis as much as possible. He runs cranial clinics in Geneva and once a month in London, see www.stevehaines.net.
Heidi Lauber has been practicing manual therapy as a licensed massage therapist for over 13 years. She has been especially interested in the fasciae from the time she studied at the West Coast college in Vancouver and has specialized her manual skills, knowledge and teaching capacities to this end. Her love for the fasciae drew her more deeply into a relationship with the intelligence of the human organism which she is perpetually amazed by. This led her to study craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute a decade ago. She continues to deepen her understanding of this work by studying biodynamic therapy with Dr. Michael Shea as well as with Body Intelligence Training. Heidi is licensed in British Columbia but lives and practices in Calgary, Alberta where she, her husband and their dog play in the mountains and the snow.
Mary Ganzon brings to her Biodynamic Craniosacral practice over 20 years of movement experience including teaching Pilates for fitness and rehabilitation, performing and dancing in the world of choreography, solo and contact improvisation, many studies and professional development in modalities including Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Body-Mind Centering, and Continuum. She is also a practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu lineage. This will be the first year that she will be working with Ged and Steve and looks excitingly forward to it.
Jennifer Song has been practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since she graduated in 1998. She is also a Shiatsu therapist and teaches Yoga and Meditation. Driven by needing to relax and heal her body after years of rigorous ballet training, her first inklings of Craniosacral Therapy actually occurred in the 80's when she studied Polarity therapy. Even though she didn't realize it at the time, the polarity techniques that really stuck with her were actually craniosacral therapy techniques. Witnessing the power of these techniques to open doorways to deep releasing and healing was intriguing and inspired her to inquire further.
Upon successful completion of the training you will be certified as a biodynamic craniosacral therapy practitioner.
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.
Approved training of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which sets standards in practice and education.
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 training is provisionally accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in the UK.
The training is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) representing complimentary therapists in the UK and Ireland.
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.
For any enquiries or a brochure please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennifer on 905-634-0444.
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