Todd helps students experience inner-body integration. His teaching guides students to balance the sensations of weight distribution, directional movement and tissue resiliency within. In addition to public yoga classes, Todd offers yoga teacher training via advanced studies in yoga sequencing, how to see and understand bodies, and detailed inversion practices.
Todd is known for his sequencing skills, sophisticated hands-on adjustments and friendly humor. His ability to see and understand what is happening in a student’s body from across the room has earned him a reputation as a teacher who can adeptly guide students through their challenges to greater ease and joy in the poses. Teaching since 1997, Todd graduated from the Advanced Studies Program at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, where he continues his long-term studies with Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin. learn more
Biodynamic Massage combines deep tissue massage with biodynamic cranial therapy. A balanced blend of direct and indirect approaches, it trains the practitioner to discover precisely where and how to work. Todd Jackson began developing Biodynamic Massage in 1994. After 15 years of dedicated refinement, he began teaching this approach in 2009. During biodynamic massage, we learn to recognize, palpate and follow the body’s own inherent plan for self healing. Todd maintains an inclusive and supportive learning environment by bringing patient presence, humor, sensitive observation skills, and sophisticated hands-on guidance to the group. Beginning to advanced courses, training supplements and mentorship are available. learn more
biodynamic craniosacral therapy
Todd trained in biomechanical cranial work with Alain Gehin, D.O. (Spain) and biodynamic cranial work with Bruno Ducoux, D.O. (France) in addition to many other cranial specialists. Practicing since 1994 and teaching since 1997, he emphasizes the importance of personal cultivation within the practitioner. Quality and depth of treatment can be powerfully influenced by how the practitioner’s awareness functions in the moment. Technique and knowledge can leverage change for the client, but a practitioner who can orient properly to the present moment facilitates a more robust integration of health. Todd’s cranial workshops train practitioners how to find this relationship to the present moment while working in the cranial realm. His goal is to help practitioners learn directly from the cranial system instead of clinging to concepts and protocols. Beginning to advanced courses, training supplements and mentorship are available. learn more
“I am grateful to have found such a teacher as Todd. As a body/mind therapist I am deeply interested in the innate wisdom of our body and the discovery of its wisdom through movement and metaphor. In yoga class Todd guides us not only on an anatomical/physiological level, but also on a mental, emotional and philosophical level, with his use of words and metaphors. He is very student-focused