Biodynamic Basics

A two-part, four-day introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (and Part One of our Biodynamic Foundation Training)

with Margery Chessare

January 23-24 & February 13-14, 2020  •  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. In our small group setting, we invite you to play and discover ways to bring more ease and heart to any kind of therapy practice. 

"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing."

- Rachel Naomi Remen

  • 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.

  • 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."

- 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

Thursday-Friday, January 23-24 & February 13-14, 2020

Saratoga Springs, NY

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 Jan 1, 2020 :  $525
Regular fee, after Jan 1 :  $575
Walk in fee (if space is available):  $600

Space is limited to 10 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.
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  • Nonrefundable Deposit: $100

  • Early Bird in full, pd by Jan 1, 2020:  $525

  • Early Bird balance after $100 deposit, pd by Jan 1:  $425

  • Tuition in full, after Jan 1:  $575

  • Balance due after $100 deposit, after Jan 1:  $475

Biodynamic Basics