Craniosacral Biodynamics is an approach to the teaching and practice of Craniosacral Therapy that acknowledges the deepest foundations of the human system.

We, as human beings, are seen as

  • an expression of the wholeness of life itself
  • not separate from the vast forces at work throughout the universe.

A spiritual essence called the Breath of Life is perceived to generate a

  • subtle tide-like ordering and organizing principle called primary respiration
  • that manifests as a biodynamic life force or potency within the human system.

This intrinsic health

  • integrates all cellular and tissue form and function, from the moment of conception until death
  • is constantly at work maintaining the best possible balance and homeostasis even in the most desperate circumstances.

The intention of biodynamic clinical work is to re-establish the relationship between

  • inertial or conditioned mind-body states and
  • the intrinsic health of primary respiration.

Biodynamic work is founded on:

  • Practitioner presence
  • Establishing a clear, safe and negotiated relational field
  • Understanding and perception that health and wholeness are always present
  • Honoring a vast Intelligence guiding and maintaining our health, development and formation throughout life, as well as in session work
  • Sensing subtle expressions of life founder of Cranial Osteopathy William G. Sutherland called primary respiration, manifesting as:
    • Subtle tide-like rhythms
    • Potency – an embodied life force that has organizational, protective and healing functions
  • Perceiving and differentiating phenomena relating to primary respiration and its interplay with unresolved conditional, historic or traumatic forces
  • Orienting to deep formative forces underlying presenting symptoms, tissue patterns or other issues
  • Facilitating states of equilibrium and stillness within which potency can manifest healing processes

Please view Franklyn Sills,
pioneer in the field and co-founder of Karuna Institute in Devon, UK,
describing this beautiful work in the video below.

Our Craniosacral Biodynamics Offerings:


Introductory Courses
Post-graduate courses for Craniosacral Therapists