Turtle Back Craniosacral Education
 with Margery Chessare, LMT, BCST, RCST    PLLC

Biodynamic Basics

A four-day introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

(and Part One of our Biodynamic Foundation Training)

with Margery Chessare and Molly Deutschbein

October 18-21, 2018  •  Saratoga Springs, NY

We are delighted to present a four-day introductory workshop in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy--the perfect place to begin if you're eager to experience the beauty and effectiveness of this growing field.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

  • Learn how and why Biodynamic CST differs from other models of craniosacral therapy. Explore the history, principles and terminology.     
  • Gain tools that will enable you to slow down, so you can treat your clients at their own pace.     
  • Experience the balancing strength and clarity of your own ever-present midline.     
  • Deepen your perceptual skills; find the quiet within you.     
  • A new way of approaching bodywork: not-doing versus doing.          
  • Meet your Fluid Body: fluid origins, fluid systems, fluid health.     
  • Lessons from the natural world: Tides, Spaciousness, Stillness, Respiration. 
  • Discover the magnificence of the human embryo and its role in the practice of Biodynamic CST.
  • Neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, birth psychology, epigenetics and more shape our understanding and application of this gentle modality.

Biodynamic Basics is a stand-alone course. For those eager to take the leap, Biodynamic Basics is required as Part One of our three-year Biodynamic Foundation Training

To learn more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and our training series, please click here.  Our posted articles are recommended reading--plus you'll find plenty to be inspired by on our Links page.


"Thank you again for such a wonderful and awakening beginning!  I look at everything so differently, the patterns of bark on a tree, the snow drifts, the subtle movement of tree branches . . . . it all leads me to a flowing mental picture that I have been using in my work. Thank you very much for all of your time, thought and love for what you do because it truly translated into a beautiful and informative experience.  I am so very excited for the year and all to come!"

- Carianne Russo, LMT, BCST


Some experience in craniosacral therapy, whether as recipient, student or practitioner, is suggested.  

Hours and Location

9:30 am to 5:30 pm (class on Sunday will end by 4 pm)

Thursday-Sunday, October 18-21, 2018

Greenfield Center, NY (just outside Saratoga Springs)

Continuing Education Hours

This four-day workshop is approved to provide 26 Continuing Education Hours for both New York State-licensed and NCBTMB-certified massage therapists.


Early bird workshop fee, paid in full by Sept. 15 :  $525
Regular fee, after Sept. 15 :  $575
Walk in fee (if space is available):  $600

Space is limited to 12 participants. $100 non-refundable deposit will guarantee you a spot now!

Cancellation policy

Deposit is non-refundable. 
Refund of balance given only for cancellations made prior to two weeks before class begins.

To Register

Please complete our registration form here.


Checks may be made payable and mailed to:
Turtle Back Craniosacral
21 Pine Robin Rd.
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Or make a secure online payment with PayPal.
(Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this service.) 

Please scroll down below to choose one of the following options:

  • Nonrefundable Deposit:  $100
  • Early Bird in full, pd by Sept 15:  $525
  • Early Bird balance after $100 deposit, pd by Sept 15:  $425
  • Tuition in full, after Sept 15:  $575
  • Balance due after $100 deposit, after Sept 15:  $475

Biodynamic Basics

Questions? Please click here to email Margery or call (518) 232-2838.