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:

  • February 15-17, 2019 - ACTM, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP (ANBMT members save $50.00) Hours are Friday: 2pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • March 15-17, 2019 - Swedish Institute, New York City, Instructor: Gina Flores, LMT, CSTA-CP
    Class is 10am - 5pm. Register directly with the Swedish Institute by calling: 212-924-5900, Ext. 146
  • March 22-24, 2019 - Class is at the Center for TMJ and Sleep Disorders, 2433 Morgantown Rd., #200, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607, Instructor: Charise Rogosky, LMT, CSTA-CP
  • March 22-24, 2019 - Northumberland College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP Hours are Friday: 2pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • April 13-15, 2019 (Sat.-Mon.) - Inspire Mind Body Spirit, 106 North Broadway, Suite 1, Irvington, NY 10533 - Instructor: Gina Flores, LMT, CSTA-CP
  • April 26-28, 2019 - Comfort Inn, Dover, New Hampshire, Instructor: Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
  • May 24-26, 2019 - The International Academy of Applied Health, 380 Forest St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2B 8E6, Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
  • August 17-19, 2019 (Saturday - Monday) - Louisville, Kentucky at Advanced Massage Therapeutics, 221 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40218 - 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)

Canada: CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs and MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units

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.)


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

Step 1: Register for BE1

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.

Step 2: Pay for Your Registration Securely: PayPal Account, Debit Card or Credit Card

You don't need a PayPal account to pay online with a credit card. Simply select your payment amount and click "Pay Now." Then click "pay with a debit or credit card" in the gray box. Credit and debit card transactions are processed securely via PayPal.

Members of the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT) can save $50 off of their registrations. There are different payment amounts shown to include options for $200 deposit and then a discounted amount for your balance. If you want to pay in full, there is an ANBMT full payment option for $448.

Click Below for Deposit or Full Payment Options:
Required Text "CST Handbook" Select with or without shipping

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

Download an Informational Flyer About Our Eight 2019 CST Alliance BE1 Classes
Classes in the United States and several locations in Canada.
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