monica rudestamThis workshop will be presented by Monica Rudestam, LAc, MSOM in Stephenson, WA, just 50 minutes outside of Portland. This intimate course will be hosted at a private residence on 75 acres of woods and meadows. The class space is a small converted barn (with lots of windows for ventilation), or outside on a deck overlooking the columbia river gorge, weather permitting.

9am-1pm and 2:30-6pm, Friday thru Sunday
9am-1pm on Monday
maximum 6 students
24 CEUs  |  read reviews  |  listen to interviews
30% discount for students repeating the course.
prerequisite: prior to registering, receive a biodynamic cranial session from a lineage endorsed bodyworker.
please scroll down to review covid precautions for this event.

What you will learn

  • a sensation-based way to verify being centered and grounded when working with clients
  • how to form a physical interface which amplifies the cranial system’s self-healing potency
  • what quietude is and how it is affected by the practitioner’s state relative to the client
  • how to train the felt-sense to palpate the client’s derma-body and inner-body
  • how to detect where healing forces are gathered and working on
    behalf of your client, to connect with these forces and let them guide
    the treatment process
  • how to palpate motility and orient neutrals to usher in profound healing; biodynamic treatment cycles

At the heart of any healing modality lies the ability to remain present; biodynamic cranial therapy teaches us how. Come learn this subtle yet extremely potent way to facilitate deep healing.

With the Biodynamic approach, we form a relationship to the health already abiding within the client and facilitate it’s expression throughout their entire being. Learn how to palpate and employ cranial motility, fulcrums and neutrals to engage the deepest healing resources.

You will learn how to sensitively work with the cranio-sacral system, advance your confidence in subtle palpation skills and experience the profound stillness at the heart of health.  Open to all licensed health-care providers, yoga teachers, and lay-persons with a keen interest in learning how to connect and be present with others safely, respectfully, to enhance health.

Class sizes are intentionally small and assistants are employed to ensure students confidently integrate the approach. Ongoing support is available after workshops via Supplements, Treatment Exchanges, Feedback Sessions and Mentorship.


monica rudestam

Monica Rudestam, LAc, LMT strives to understand the uniqueness of the individual’s constitution and his or her personal blocks to health.She combines her acupuncture training, herbal and dietary therapy, and hands-on physical and energetic modalities in order to bring awareness to the physical and energetic blocks in the body that inhibit reaching our full potential. Monica completed a Biodynamic Massage mentorship with Todd Jackson in 2012, in addition to completing all advanced coursework in biodynamic cranial therapy. She now provides hands-on assistance at his intermediate and advanced trainings and teaches the beginning courses.

covid precautions

To increase our confidence in attending, we are asking all attendees to commit to enhanced social distancing for 10 days prior to the event (May 18th-28th). This means strict adherence to mask wearing in public spaces, avoidance of large social gatherings and long distance travel (airplane trips, train trips, bus rides). Please refrain from eating within restaurants or visiting bars. Face masks will be worn by all participants, assistants, and teacher during the course.

If any participant develops any cold or flu symptoms, tests positive for COVID, has been exposed to anyone with cold or flu symptoms or someone who has had a positive COVID test within the 10 days of this workshop, they will have their deposit and workshop payments reimbursed in full and their space will go to someone on the wait list.

We will need to do a final check-in the day before the event to comply with WHA guidelines. The following questions will be emailed to all participants on May 17th:

1) Have you had a new or worsening cough?
2) Have you had a fever?
3) Have you had shortness of breath?
4) Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

If someone is unable to respond ‘no’ to all questions, then they will not be able to attend. If the teacher is unable to respond ‘no’ to all four questions, then the event will be canceled.