Toronto Training 2017-19

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

Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 26-30 April 2017 Josef Steiner
Sem 2 28 June-2 July 2017 Steve Lane
Sem 3 20-24 September 2017 Mary Ganzon/Marianne D'Amore
Sem 4
22-26 November 2017
Josef Steiner
Sem 5
10-14 January 2018
Steve Lane
Sem 6
14-18 March 2018
Mary Ganzon/Marianne D'Amore
Sem 7
16-20 May 2018
Josef Steiner
Sem 8
18-22 July 2018
Steve Lane
Sem 9
19-23 September 2018
Mary Ganzon/Marianne D'Amore
Sem 10
21-25 November 2018
Josef Steiner

Times 930am-530pm 

click here for course dates of 2016 intake

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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 2 will need to be attended before graduation.


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:

tbd , Wednesday 630-830pm

Gallery 555, 555 Bloor St W (at Bathurst) Above Midoco Art and Office Supplies (not wheelchair accessible)

Please contact Karishma at email or phone: 647 781 2742

Free of charge

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.


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

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.

Marianne D'Amore

Dr D’Amore has been practicing her dynamic blend of acupuncture, nutritional counseling, chiropractic, meditation, yoga and Tai Qi for more than 30 years in Newport Beach, California. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy brings the dimensions of wholeness, resonance, stillness and vitality to her practice in one complete package.  Her philosophical foundation is based on the principle that the life force (aka as Qi, Prana, the Breath of Life) will find its most optimal state of well being and will move towards a deepening of vitality as its natural rhythmic powers are supported and the constrictions of trauma, be it physical, mental, emotional or psychic, are softened and reduced. That all things throughout the multiverse resonate as an interconnected whole and that the infinite, unbounded, nonjudgmental nature of love and oneness motivates the path towards wellness and optimum functioning for all. It is her desire to increase the well being of all through self-awareness and resonance with nature and to bring wisdom and appreciation for the beauty and fullness of the earth as Gaia so to achieve a sustainable, peaceful and bountiful existence for all beings.

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 in the process of being 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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