Biodynamic Unwinding

(Unwind 1)

Supporting movements and positions which emerge from biodynamic processes.

Prerequisites: Open to all licensed health-care providers. After completing Deepening Quietude (Cranial 2) or Intermediate Biodynamic Massage (BIODM 2), receive 10 biodynamic cranial/massage treatments (5 from lineage-endorsed bodyworkers) and give 10 one-hour biodynamic cranial/massage sessions. Hand in your cranial / massage practice log documenting giving/receiving times.


27 CEUs  |  maximum 12 students

pieta support for unwindingUnwinding is a process which brings gestures (movements and positions) to the physical body relative to therapeutic events transpiring within the client’s inner body. Unwinding can arise naturally as the quietude within a hub begins to direct the physical tissues to support it’s expression. Unwinding can also be initiated by a practitioner who’s motive is to address a client’s request.

When the client’s inner body begins to unwind, the physical body often follows. The practitioner’s ability to facilitate these expressions without leading, exaggerating or diminishing them can make a substantial difference in a client’s return to health, helping to regulate and harmonize biodynamic fields. Together we will explore how to recognize the first signs of unwinding, how to safely support the client as they unwind and how to dialog with the client about the unwinding process. Special emphasis will be directed to palpating the source driving the unwinding expressions and helping the practitioner remain at these source locations while simultaneously supporting the client’s moving body.

course highlights

  • dynamic mudra – in addition to qigong shaking, we explore a practice which trains the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders to be animated by biodynamic fields instead of the will of the practitioner
  • unwinding types – explore the differences between re-enactment, space preparation, and emerging expression types of unwinding presentations
  • unwinding modes – learn to facilitate both spontaneously presenting unwinding and practitioner initiated unwinding.
  • functional transitions – understand how to safely support clients, and safely position yourself, as they transition from supine to seated, side-lying, or descending from table to floor
  • client communication – how to dialog with clients, helping them stay informed, safe and empowered before, during and after unwinding
  • practical application – in addition to unwinding helping heal mind and emotions, practice how to unwind joint spaces and tissues to address recovery from injury and maladaptive habituations
  • multiple hands-on work – become familiar with giving and receiving unwinding work with multiple practitioners helping in concert. come to know the profound transformation facilitated by unrestricted full body unwinding expressions supported by a team



student feedback

What did you value most about this training?

“All the different ways to unwind – the break down of the steps was so helpful.”

“I am most impressed by the skill in the room. Nice work training so many wonderful practitioners.”

“The support and steady guidance.”

“The incredible container to develop the ability to trust and let go of self to make room for something more to come through.”

“How the curriculum was oriented towards our particular group.”

“The willingness of all participants to let go of themselves and explore in such a wonderfully nurturing way.”

What moment made the most memorable difference in your ability to understand this work?

“The one-on-one feedback and the somatic experience of unwinding myself.”

“Being in the community with everyone here, sharing in the learning environment.”

“Being with quiet, what is most deeply quiet while being moved.”

“Going through the ‘birthing process’ and truly feeling safe in doing nothing because I had no concept of ‘anything’”

“It’s always when I realize there’s more to let go of.”

“Asking questions in the moment when giving.”

“Receiving a session of in utero work in with multiple practitioners.”

“Hands on assistance from you to merge with the process instead of watching it.”

Other feedback.

“This course was great and I wish I had taken it sooner.”

“Thank you for the most excellent new content in the handbook and course.”

“So glad to be in this community.”