- Module I - Sacred Space -
September 8th-16th, 2018
What is Biodynamic Touch?
Biodynamic Touch is for everyone interested in learning about healing presence, perceiving from the heart, and the power of non-invasive touch.
Module 1 focuses on developing perceptual and relational skills, anchoring your awareness in the biodynamic approach. The intimacy created within the group is of primary importance. Spaces are limited to 8 students and the group field will be shaped by each of us. Feel into your heart if this is the class for you.
This seven day class starts with centering and listening practices intended to create a sacred space for us to explore the dynamics of healing, to deepen into the stillness of presence, and to enter into contact with the body by allowing its inner wisdom to guide us through a treatment.
We will also cover the principles and anatomy of craniosacral therapy such as the fluid tide, diaphragms and membrane, and look at stages of embryology through a combination of theory, practice, group sharing, demonstration and time for questions.
This course is designed for you to gently immerse yourself in the stillness centered in our heart, and grounded in the mountains of Norway. The class will be held in a brand new nature shala built at the foot of Melkevoll glacier- opening in the fall for our retreat. Stunning mountain views and cozy modern cabins with fireplaces are waiting to host us in the valley. Spring waters abound, saunas, home cooked meals, and access to nearby mountain trekking paths are just meters away, offering abundant natural beauty and comfort to support the co-creation of a sacred space for the group.
I invite you to join us on this inner journey.
I will be giving an online talk to introduce the class in May. Message me in the contact form below or click "interested to join" on the facebook event to stay updated about the date and time of the online call.
Location & Food
This class will take place in the gorgeous valley of Oldeladen in Norway, at the foot of the Melkevoll glacier. Accommodation will be in beautifully designed high standard wood cabin accomodation shared with 4 people.
The cabins have fully equipped kitchens and living rooms, with shower and toilet, fireplace and outdoor terrace with stunning mountain views over the glaciers and valley. You may bring your own sheet & towels if you do not want to rent them. There is easy access to many mountain trekking paths from the camp site, which also has a sauna and a cold river for the courageous one. The retreat includes nurturing homemade meals prepared by the retreat chef Frank. It will be healthy vegetarian/vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner during the entire 7-day class, and any special diets or food allergies will of course be taken care of. 8 nights of accommodation is included, with 6 full days of training and 1 day of group trekking in the mountains nearby.
This course will cover
The field is highly complex, we will learn to perceive the body on multiple levels of organization. The physical, fluids and energetic. In turn, these skills will become foundation for therapeutic use. We will familiarize ourselves with midtide, fulcrums, primal orientation, embryological forces and living anatomy.
To facilitate a session, we take a position in regards to a patient. This position, although neutral, is enhanced by the ability to be present and is applied through perceptual skills through touch. In order to listen to subtle motions and information contain within the body mind, we need to develop presence and body awareness. Knowledge of physiology and anatomy will enhance your awareness. Learning how to listen with your hands while creating a safe touch enhancing the relationship with physiology.
This work is relational in essence and therefore developing the presence we bring in treatment space is primordial. We will learn the steps in deepening our presence, holding space, listening and being. 99% of the work happens through the unseen and the unknown. Your ability to remain present while in the unknown is at the essence of this work.
Being a therapist isn’t a role for everyone, yet being a compassionate skilled listener is something we can all develop. How to respond to the variety of situations arising in clinical setting, from relational skills therapist / patient to handling trauma release.
What is Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy
It is an approach to healing that acknowledges and accesses the deepest healing foundations of the human system. Anchored in the physical body, we get in touch with an energetic essence called “the breath of life” generating tide-like fluid movements that manifest as a biodynamic life force within the human system. This ordering principal of inherent health integrates all cellular and tissue form and function and is at work as an “inherent blueprint” from conception until death. The healing potential, and the knowledge of what needs to occur is already enfolded in the condition of the issue and will unfold in its own way.
Our objective is to develop our perception and sensitivity towards these subtle forces and comprehend the principles of healing at work and how it is enhanced by your inner stillness, perceptions and heart presence.
Your craniosacral system and central nervous system have a reciprocal influence on all of the other systems of your body, (such as the digestive, respiratory, cardiac, lymphatic, etc). The craniosacral system is also important to the development and function of the brain and spinal cord. It is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround, protect, nourish and remove waste from your brain and spinal cord. In this work, we get in touch with the embryological forces that shaped and created your body and let it guide us. This ordering principle has created your body from the moment of conception to birth and is constantly at work in creating a state of health. The ability to surrender to these forces and let them re-create the original human blueprint is our only task.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
This module is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for self-healing as well as those wanting to add skills to their practice or deepen their understanding of the healing field (energy therapist, massage & movement therapist, CS therapist, yoga teachers and meditators). Our own healing is key in order to facilitate for others.
You will be requested to fill an application form first. The group is limited to 8 students.
Contact me to receive the application PDF.
This class starts on the morning of the 9th at 10am and end around 6pm. The 7th day we will go on a mountain trip. A typical day will see a lecture on different topics, practical exercises, demonstration sessions, exchange practice, sharing and questions & answer. The retreat also includes brunch and dinner with healthy vegetarian food served. Also included is the use of the sauna as well as gatherings in the Stone cave on the last day.
PRICE AND DEPOSIT
The training cost 12,000 NOK ( USD 1550 ) ( EUR 1255 )
early bird special 11,111 NOK ( USD 1430 ) ( EUR 1160 ) – Fill the application form & make a deposit or full payment before June 15th, 2018
To reserve and secure your place, full payment is required. A deposit of 2000NOK (USD 250 or EUR 210) can be made to reserve and hold your place until full payment. Deposit is non-refundable.
If for any reason the retreat should be cancelled by us, you will receive the full amount back. Please be aware of that we need to charge the full amount for the retreat for any cancellation less than two weeks before the retreat starts.
HOW TO TRAVEL TO OLDEDALEN & MELKEVOLL BRETUN?
The easiest way is to come here by car.
GPS coordinates: 61.66473º N, 6.81649º Ø
Sharing car option may be organized.
You can take a bus to Stryn or Olden. There are daily night and day busses from Oslo and Bergen. It takes about 7 hours from Oslo and five from Bergen. Let us know if you need to be picked up at the bus station in Stryn or in Olden.
The nearest Airports are Sandane, Anda and Hovden, Ørsta. Pick up can be arranged.
Contact me to receive the application form, reserve your place or to make a deposit for the class