Don Ash is a physical therapist with over 35 years in PT and over 25 years of experience in craniosacral therapy. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Huron University and a physical therapy degree from University of Pennsylvania.
He trained directly with Dr. John Upledger and wrote, taught, treated and shared trades with Dr. John for many years. He was a multi-level teacher, co-chairman of the certification program and diplomate certified with the Upledger Institute for many years. In 2009 he founded the CST Alliance and co-created a complete beginning through advanced CST curriculum, including six classes that lead to CP certification. He teaches and lectures about CST and related topics throughout the U.S. and abroad. Don is also a CST author and illustrator and has published three books. He maintains his PT private practice Alliance Physical Therapy (1978) specializing in CST in Rochester, New Hampshire and is PT licensed in New Hampshire and Maine.
Sarah "Coach" Ash graduated from Northern Vermont University (formerly: Lyndon State College) with a BS degree in Physical Education. There she played women's soccer for four years and women's softball for two years. She then went on to get an associates degree in Allied Health Science, concentrating in Massage Therapy from the Community College of Vermont while raising her infant daughter at the time. Sarah then transitioned home to raise her daughter on her family’s farm and run her family’s physical therapy private practice and continue her education in craniosacral therapy. Sarah has been a massage therapist for 16 years and since 2009 has been working side-by-side in Rochester, NH with her father treating craniosacral clients at Alliance Physical Therapy. Sarah really loves learning from her clients and working with sports injury clients, post-surgical and/or rehabilitation clients. "Craniosacral and massage is such a beautiful combination of modalities. Listening to the body and being guided by the Inner Wisdom is always such a honor," says Sarah. Today, Sarah co-owns The Craniosacral Therapy Alliance with her parents Don and Jill and is a CSTA-CP Certified Practitioner (2019) and CSTA Instructor (2020). Sarah has developed our BEtweener classes, appeared on the "Breath Venting" CD, co-teaches ethics and CATS classes and currently teaches BE1 and CST Exploration classes. Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter Cameran, skiing, working out, cooking, reading, traveling and playing with their bulldog Gracie. Sarah has also been known to coach soccer and basketball at the local elementary school and has been given the name "Coach" by many of the kids she's had the privilege of coaching. Book a CST Appointment with Sarah
Emelia received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her post grad work began at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she specialized in Breast Cancer rehabilitation. From there, Emelia transitioned to outpatient orthopedics, manual, aquatic and pilates based physical therapy. Emelia has always been interested and invested in manual therapy and particularly Craniosacral Therapy. She was lucky to be treated by Don Ash, PT as a child and is delighted to have become his student and now CSTA-CP. Emelia practices at All Wellness Physical Therapy and Pilates in Burlington, Vermont. Her holistic approach to patient health empowers her clients to reach their goals through shared ownership of their wellness and plan of care. Emelia has a wonderful PT practice in Burlington, Vermont. She can be contacted there by going to: wayfindervt.com
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Gina holds a BA in Dance Education, performed professionally, taught ballet, modern dance, and rehabilitative exercise, before embarking on her career as a New York State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a Certified Newborn and Infant Massage instructor, a CST Alliance CP certified craniosacral therapist, a CST Alliance BE1 instructor, and an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Before opening her private practice in 1997, Gina was one of the massage therapists for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In the years that followed, she has worked with other companies as therapist to their dancers, musicians, singers and stage hands, from companies both nationally and internationally. Her private practice welcomes people from all walks of life, of all ages including children. Since receiving her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist both in the USA and Canada, Gina is nationally recognized by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, and internationally recognized by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. Learn more about Gina at her website: www.essentialbodywisdom.com
Kim Guenthner is a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist in Louisville, Kentucky specializing in deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy and Reiki. She is a 2007 graduate from the Louisville School of Massage. After working for several years in a multiple-disciplined wellness clinic, Kim began her own practice in 2012. It was while working at Occupational Kinetics in 2011 that Kim attended her first craniosacral class in Chicago, IL with the Upledger Institute. It was during this class Kim experienced firsthand the benefits of CST when it relieved a severe bout of vertigo. She was sold! After completing the four classes of the core curriculum with the Upledger Institute, Kim was introduced to Don Ash and the Craniosacral Therapy Alliance. Impressed with the CSTA's approach to craniosacral therapy, Kim made the decision to begin the journey to become certified with the CSTA and achieved it in 2019. Kim is passionate about craniosacral therapy and enjoys teaching others about the work. She has been an instructor at Advanced Massage Therapeutics massage school since 2015, teaching an introduction to CST class. You can contact Kim via her website at www.solace-massage.com
Gary Keeling is from New Brunswick, Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Physical Education in Sports Science (BPE) from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BScPT) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1984 he completed a three-month manual therapy course on the spine that was recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Gary has been in private practice for the last 30 years and for the last five as Keeling Physiotherapy, Inc. He describes himself as a manual therapist that uses primarily craniosacral therapy augmented with visceral manipulation, neural manipulation and orthopaedic manual therapy. He has been involved in sports medicine clinics and treating amateur, national, and professional athletes. Currently, he teaches Assessment and Palpation and Craniosacral Therapy courses at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Fredericton, New Brunswick. You can reach Gary via email
Carol Ann has been a licensed massage therapist practicing in the Greenwich, Connecticut area for over 20 years. She is a 1997 graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York, New York, and is certified in Reflexology, Myofascial Alignment Techniques, Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage. She began her craniosacral therapy journey in 2013 and in October 2017 became a CST Alliance CP Certified Practitioner. She is a curious person by nature and is constantly furthering her education in several areas of bodywork, including orthopedic massage. Carol Ann is dedicated to helping her clients facilitate their own healing process, as she has experienced it herself. Her practice is located in Cos Cob, Connecticut. You can learn more about Carol Ann at www.greenwichmassage.com
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Sheryl has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years and has been practicing craniosacral therapy for over 20 years. Originally from Ohio, that is where she opened her first practice specializing in craniosacral therapy. In 1999, she moved to Florida to work at the Upledger Institute. During her 11 years there she worked as a clinician, instructor, instructor ombudsman, and certification examiner. She taught the beginning through advanced level classes nationally and internationally, and worked closely with Dr. John Upledger, co-teaching all of John's upper level classes with him the last year before he retired. A few years ago, Sheryl moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, where she has started a new practice specializing in providing craniosacral therapy services for clients of all ages and conditions. She continues to teach and mentor students of craniosacral therapy and is currently involved in developing classes and clinical outcomes research projects. Sheryl is a licensed occupational therapist in North Carolina and Florida and owner of Sheryl McGavin, PLLC in Waxhaw, North Carolina. You can learn more about Sheryl at www.SherylMcGavin.com
Charise Rogosky is a licensed massage therapist, specializing in craniosacral therapy. Charise earned her CSTA-CP certification with us in June of 2015 and received certification as a BE1 instructor in September 2016 and as a BE2 instructor in 2017. In 2018 she received certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy with the Monarch Continuing Education program. She has an active CST practice in Reading, Pennsylvania, and received her diploma and certification in massage and bodywork from Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in 2006. Her training in craniosacral therapy began in 2004 with the Upledger Institute and she has been an advanced level student with the CST Alliance since 2012. Charise has been informing dentists in her area about the benefits of CST and she currently works with Tammy Balatgek, D.D.S. and staff at the Center for TMJ and Sleep Disorders in Reading, Pennsylvania. Charise teaches our CST Exploration Day workshops, our CST Basic Elements 1 and 2 courses, and our Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration class. Charise hosts a very informative CST podcast series entitled “Your Inner Wisdom In Fluid Form.” See one episode "Origins of Craniosacral Therapy" on YouTube here
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