Biodynamic Cranial Approach

Biodynamic Cranial Approach  Classes are for everyone interested in learning about the presence and the extraordinary potency of non-invasive touch. We welcome beginners, advanced practitioners, and everyone in between to learn a new way of sensing, feeling, being, and touching. This gentle touch invites you to become aware of the Breath of Life as it welcomes you, relaxes you, and heals you. Where most craniosacral work ends, the threshold of biodynamics begins. Join us in discovering what awaits us by cultivating this deeper level of presence, touch and healing. These classes are instructional and experiential and are open to everyone.

Biodynamic Cranial Approach  – Introduction

Giorgia Milne


Prerequisites: Open to All – Especially suited to Energy Therapy Practitioners, Craniosacral Therapists, Qi Gong Practitioners, Massage & Movement Therapists, Yoga enthusiasts and Meditators looking for a more profound experience.

This class is for anyone interested in learning about the healing power of touch and intention. We teach this fantastic work by using meditation, Biodynamic Cranial Approach, and sharing. Health practitioners, therapists, bodyworkers, teachers, cranial practitioners and those who wish to begin or further develop an understanding and a practice of non-invasive touch are all welcome. This class is a requirement for all other BCA advanced classes.  You may take this class without a commitment to take any further courses.

Class Description

In this 3-day class, we will explore mutual touch to experience the central healing channel that exists within the body. We will create a healing space using meditation; explore heart awareness and what it means to be in the tonal match to the one we are touching. This leads to powerful encounters with The Breath of Life (the power that forms and heals the body) according to biodynamics. This course is designed so you can gently immerse yourself in and develop a living, intimate touch that connects you and your client to the Breath of Life without applying any outside force or intention.

Our work emphasises a neutral disposition of quiet and still presence centred in our hearts with an attitude of non-doing and non-efference. Much of the focus is on the practitioner’s experience and sensing in a bodily way what the “tone” of the field is. You will be taught practices to support learning how to remain unwaveringly present so that we can “Be still and know, I am.”

For students and practitioners of CranioSacral Therapy, this class offers a deepening and clarification of what is more purely defined as biodynamic craniosacral.

21 contact hours: The course tutor  is Giorgia Milne

Topics covered in class include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to the philosophy and practices of Biodynamic Cranial Approach
  • History, theory and current evolution of biodynamic cranial practice
  • Practitioner and Client Neutral
  • The three midlines
  • Preparation and grounding practices
  • How to distinguish the characteristics of the different tidal rhythms
  • How those rhythms relate to different levels or states of consciousness
  • How to sense the difference between efferent and non-efferent touch
  • How to speak from experience rather than images and concepts
  • Understanding the other major types of cranial work
  • Biodynamic cranial practice and the evolution of consciousness
  • Demonstration and practice of contacts for giving BCA  sessions
  • Anatomy and embryology pertinent to the above
  • Integration: From the classroom to the table and into daily life
  • BCA  as practice, how this approach can become a way of being

There will be exchange sessions at least once per day and preferably twice daily with time for sharing, group discussion, comments, questions and exploration of what was revealed in the field. This is how most of the “teaching” comes through.

Typical Review from a student…
“I highly believe every soul should experience the wonder of dynamic stillness. It is energy beyond words but so lovingly familiar and can’t be lost once reunited. Thank you so much, Giorgia, for your insight, love and wisdom over an incredible four days. As the saying goes…” the simple things in life are often the best.” I highly recommend this workshop to any practitioner from any modality as you will gain an insight to health far beyond comprehension.” Clemente Ruggiero

“Giorgia Milne is not only a foremost teacher in this work but shares a depth of experience that is seldom seen in class these days. As a student in this class, I was given information that filled many gaps in my training as an energetic therapy practitioner and answered many unsolved questions that I had about the real purpose of energy therapies. This class is a must-do for those who are polarity therapists, do acupressure or any energy work! It is one thing to read about the presence of the breath of life but another to experience it! It made the Chinese concept of Wu Wei tangible to me, not just an abstract concept. Now I know because I have felt and sensed” Peter Farnsworth.

3-day, 21 contact hours. See the link for details

 The Advanced  Program

The Body as Consciousness: Stillness, Presence, and Touch

Pre-requisite: Biodynamic Cranial Approach Introduction .

3 x 5-day classes over 18 months -2 years
Thirty-five contact hours per class. Tutor is Giorgia Milne.

Program Description

Biodynamic Cranial Approach / A touch of presence is a two-year advanced course that explores how to directly contact the Breath of Life, as it expresses in the body, which informs and evolves your consciousness. It, furthermore, leads to the ‘silent’ inquiry into the mystery of ‘What is the Body?’. We access this through the various modalities of touch: presence, speech, movement, and hands-on contact. The Advanced  Course is open to any practitioner or teacher with an ardent desire to exemplify a living connection with the Breath of Life and complete the Introductory class.

(Workshops must be taken in consecutive order.)

BCA  Workshop Details

Level  One BCA Workshop (5 Days)

Level One continues where the Initiatory Course left off. We emphasise the more profound cultivation of a BCA  from a neutral disposition or the natural state. This implies consciously inhabiting your inner body space with your presence and operating from there based on the tone of your internal atmosphere.

We will also illuminate the hindrances to being neutral; most notably, we will expose the ancestral hyper-masculine disposition that has infected our culture since the break-up of the hunter-gatherer times some 10,000 years ago.

The shadow side of operating from the hyper-masculine is it separated us from our natural state, dissociated our awareness from abiding in our creature body, and demonised the sensuous qualities felt when the wild, free flow of the feminine – the Breath of Life – courses without recoil in the body. This critical discernment requires exposure, illumination, unconditional presence, and our capacity to relax out of it to work from the natural state again.

All other classes are built on this fundamental understanding.

Level Two  BCA Workshop (5 Days)

Level Two continues to build upon the foundation established in level one as we deepen our faculty of heart perception through an intimate body-felt relationship to the fluid body through which we thoroughly explore liquid tide. We then gain insight into the potency body and begin our in-depth exploration of the longwave. We cover all of the preparations required to maintain a body-centred presence in each domain and point out the differences in the practice needed between the cranial wave’s previous enfoldment compared with the fluid tide and long tide.

Level Three  BCA Workshop (5 Days)

Level three marks the fulcrum class of the mentor program. The intimate, heart-felt living relationship you have developed so far with the expressions of fluid tide and long tide prepares you to fully surrender all egoist strategies designed to control your heart perception. So now, you can enter into the infinite potential of BCA, which is the fulcrum of biodynamic work. Essentially, we permit BCA  to unite with, and ultimately become, our heart perception–as the persistent presence of stillness and presence. This is also known as the causal level of (unified) consciousness, the portal to non-dual consciousness.

We continue with the health and perceptual functions of the Breath of Life and begin to explore the neutral from other angles to discover how “becoming a neutral” is connected to the evolutionary process of the undifferentiated Breath of Life relative to a complete bodily realisation of Wholeness (non-dual consciousness).

 Each level = 35 contact hours.

   Upon completion of all levels, you will receive a Certificate in Biodynamic Cranial Approach.