Clara Cunningham is co-director of The Human Development Center. She is a biodynamic craniosacral therapist in Bellingham, WA. She began studying craniosacral therapy 20 years ago while working as a care provider for children living with disabilities and in hospice.
Growing up in Alaska gave Clara a deep respect for and intimacy with nature and the raw elemental power of this earth that has shaped her views of life, and the continuum of life. She currently works with prenates, newborns, infants, children, families, and individuals of all ages offering somatic process work, attachment and bonding support, birth work/education, infant massage, BCST, and holistic resiliency. She offers experiences to groups and organizations facilitating womb surrounds, Systemic Family Constellations, intergenerational trauma resolution, trauma intervention, ceremony, guided wilderness experiences, and movement therapy for somatic reclaiming. Clara is a biodynamic organic Apiculturist of symbiosis honey farm tended by her, her partner and their apprentice Wylie.
Clara has studied and assisted trainings with Myrna Martin in Pre and prenatal somatic education around North America since2011. She has worked for many years internationally as a holistic health practitioner that has included a variety of bodywork modalities including myofascial release, somatic experiencing, Chi Nei Tsang, meridian massage, teaching yoga/breath awareness, meditation and shiatsu. Clara has apprenticed for the past 20 years in tai chi, sensory awareness, and pre and perinatal somatic process work with both Judyth Weaver and Myrna Martin. She is a facilitator and educator in Pre and Perinatal Somatic Therapies.
Born with a natural curiosity and focus of living in the spirit, Clara’s path has woven through many heart-centered disciplines which have guided and manifested her course of life studies and learning of what it is to be truly human. She is currently co-director of The Human Development Center which she founded in 2016 in Bellingham WA. Clara and her husband lead a simple life and are blessed with a thriving practice. Inspired by the process of personal transformation to live clearly in truth, simplicity and love, Clara is devoted to the unfolding of the inner most nature in herself and others.