Intro to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Five day in-person, hands-on workshop in Lillooet, BC
Dates: March 25 – 29, 2021
Times: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Elks Hall: 920 Moha Rd., Lillooet, BC
Cost: $800 (full scholarships available for St’at’imc members)
Although there are no educational prerequisites, life-experience is important. Applicants will be interviewed as the number of participants is limited.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a powerful hands-on bodywork. The therapy involves a deep listening and respect for the Health of the client and the Health of the whole. It is non-manipulative and involves a session with the client lying on their back, fully clothed on a massage table, while the practitioner gently holds different parts of the body (feet, spine, sacrum, head, gut etc) listening to the deep somatic conversation that is generated between the client and practitioner.
This 5 day workshop is also Module 1 of a two-year practitioner training. This workshop can also be taken as a stand-alone workshop. We are running this Introductory workshop to BCST to ascertain what the interest and potential in the area is for offering a full practitioner training for St’at’imc Nation members. Members from the Canadian community of BSCT practitioners are donating full scholarships to St’at’imc members. If you are not a St’at’imc member and are interested in the workshop but need financial assistance please contact us.
The full two year training involves 13 four day modules every 2 months. Between the modules students will complete 200 practice sessions as well as other projects and homework. This is a very supportive way to provide our communities with access to safe and therapeutic human contact: students get the opportunity to develop their skills by working on a practice client, and clients have the support of the safe space and touch provided by the student practitioner.
Learn more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy:
COVID-19 and Craniosacral Therapy
Over the past year with COVID-19 and the social distancing protocols many people are finding that therapies such as Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy are vital for the mental health of self-isolating individuals. Because of the consciousness that practitioners are trained in around touch and contact, along with the protocols that are in place, BCST is incredibly supportive for communities during this global pandemic, and is a safe and hygenic way to get human touch and contact into our communities.
Meet the Teacher:
Renee Hella, RCST®, CGP, PPNE began her studies in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy in New Zealand in 2001. Since that time she has practiced in NZ, Myanmar, NY, LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Lillooet and many other places. Renee has been involved in assisting, teaching and supporting the BCST community since 2010. Renee is also a Pre and Perinatal Educator, a facilitator of Process Workshops and a certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome practitioner.
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 womb of the Earth and our ancient Grandmothers. This practice gives more depth, safety, wisdom and multi-dimensional support to the work the group does.
Renee is an approved teacher of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy by the North American Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association.
Applicants for scholarships will be interviewed either in person or via zoom. The number of participants is limited, so please apply right away.