CST Basic Elements 1

BE1: Rhythm and Dural Tube

18 CEUs, $498, No pre-requisite required

In this three-day class the craniosacral system is introduced in basic detail, including anatomy, physiology and method, with particular focus on the intraspinal membranes and the sacrum. Topics include:

  • the osteopathic origins of this gentle modality
  • palpation by anatomical location
  • perception of the craniosacral rhythm
  • knowledge and delivery of manual CST techniques
  • characteristics of energy and intention
  • physiology of tissue release
  • treatment rationale
  • professional ethics
  • clinical applications and implementation

The attending student will be able to immediately apply basic CST methods to their practice that facilitate therapeutic change in the fascia of the body and the peripheral nervous system. In addition to practitioners, parents and sponsors of children and other loved ones with special needs can learn a safe, simple therapeutic touch that can be of help to those on a healing journey.


This 3-day BE1 class is offered on the following dates on the East Coast in 2018:

  • March 16-18 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
    (Northumberland College, 1888 Brunswick St. 5th floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3J 3J8)
  • April 13-15 - Swedish Institute, New York City, Instructor: Gina Flores, BA, LMT, CSTA-CP, CA
    Register directly with the Swedish Institute by calling: 212-924-5900, Ext. 146
  • April 20-22 - Reading-Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Instructor: Charise Rogosky, LMT, CSTA-CP
  • April 27-29 - Rochester, New Hampshire, Instructor Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
  • May 5-7 - Irvington, New York, Instructor: Gina Flores, BA, LMT, CSTA-CP, CA
  • May 25-27 - Moncton (Dieppe), New Brunswick, Canada, See Map of Class Location
    Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
  • June 1-3 - Rochester, New Hampshire, Instructor Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP

Registration Fee: $498 U.S. (A $200 deposit is required with registration.)

CEUs: 18 (NCBTMB, New York state approved)

Prerequisite: None


Canadian Class Information, CEUs

Please Note: Canadian registrations must pay online and complete reg. form. See below.

Registration Fee: $498 U.S. (A $200 deposit is required with registration.)

Canada: CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs and MTANS Approved for 9.5 Primary Units

Prerequisite: None


Required Text: CST Handbook

Study guides will be provided at the class. Required text for the class is the "CST Handbook" which can be purchased online in advance or at the registration desk on the first day of class. You can also order one by calling 603-948-2820.


Refer a Friend Offer

Refer a friend to an upcoming BE1 class and you will receive $50 off of your next CST Alliance class registration fee. Learn more

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Questions about this class or want to register by phone? Please call the CST Alliance office at 603-948-2820 and ask for Jill.