Microbiome and Me - Advanced Craniosacral Therapy Workshop, May 4 - 7, 2018
Lumen Natura

About Lumen Natura

Exploring Spiral and Cord Dynamics

Exploring Cord Dynamics

A four-day somatic exploration, following the model of the Pre and Perinatal Psychology trainings, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Qi Gong.

This workshop is open to individuals who are interested in working with their ‘umbilical affect’. We will be somatically exploring our very early experiences, from an evolutionary perspective as well as from a personal perspective i.e. our time growing in the womb. This can bring up challenging experiences so participants need to have a certain level of grounding and ability to hold their witness-self. Participants need to fill out an application and do a Skype interview to apply.

Dates: Sept 7th to 10th
Times: 9:30-5:30pm
Cost: Full payment before Aug 7th $650. After Aug 7th CAD $700* (non-refundable deposit $70)
Location: 365 Panorama Terrace, Lillooet, BC

*Price includes one follow-up session which can be either a craniosacral therapy session or a Pre and Perinatal session over Skype

In this workshop we will dive into an exploration of cord and spiral dynamics. Cord dynamics originate from when we were growing our bodies in the womb via our umbilical cord, our umbilical cord spirals to support flow of nutrients and removal of waste. Many of our dynamics around digestion, receiving, and boundaries come from this original place.

Babies are known to play and interact with their umbilical cord within the womb. Premature babies are often given crocheted octopus which can comfort them when they are able to hold and interact with the feeling of the spiraling tentacles.

In mankind’s pre-history many images and myths show the intimate relationship with our umbilical cords which also connect to our placenta, the other supportive friend we had in utero. Energy continually moves in a spiral.

The spiraling nature of these dynamics also show up in how we birth ourselves and our projects, and how we deepen into the layers of ourselves. We will do some work with labyrinths to assist the felt sense of this deepening. We will also create our own triskelions.

We will also explore our bellies with a Qi Gong form that spirals and unwinds our guts and deepens our experience of our naval and the felt sense of the phantom umbilical cord that still connects us to our mother earth and our roots through our gut connection and our microbiome.

Application Process

Because spaces are limited in this workshop, please contact me to let me know you would like to participate. If the workshop is full, we will put you on a wait-list.

I will send you an application form and we will schedule time for a Skype interview.

Once your place is confirmed I will send you a Prenatal and Birth History form, please fill it out with as much detail as you can and send it back to me, preferably before the workshop.

About the Facilitator:

Renee Hella is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher and has been facilitating deep healing work for more than 15 years. Renee began her work with this modality (Pre and Perinatal Psychology) in 2012 and assists with summer intensives and process workshops with Myrna Martin.

Renee’s work is a path of feeling her roots and grounding into her own body by continuously exploring how she can more fully embody her ‘Deeper Self’. When supporting clients and groups she leans back into the support of the Earth and our ancient Grandmothers’. This practice gives more depth, safety, wisdom and multi-dimensional support to the work the group does.


Lillooet, BC is an incredibly beautiful little town on the Fraser River, about 240 kilometres (150 mi) or 4 hours drive North from Vancouver (2 hrs North of Whistler). Lillooet has no airport but is only 2 hours drive from Kamloops. Nestled into the rivers and mountains, Lillooet is a rugged, natural location that is truly unique. There is something very special about this place for healing, culture, grounding, resonance, nourishment and feeling the symbiotic interactions of human and non-human.

Places to Stay:

There are several lovely campsites with great facilities located in and around Lillooet as well as motels, hotels, B&Bs and quite a few Airbnb options in the area. More info here including an overview of price breakdowns.