Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association


As we navigate today's accelerated change together, may we stay connected to ourselves, our breath, and  each other. We offer many resources to support you.

Attend the 2023 Breath of Life Conference!

Join online ~ or in person in Estes Park, Colorado!
September 7 - 10, 2023 ~ Learn more 


  • NEW! Accelerated Teacher Training Pilot (ATTP) ~ Now accepting applications from RCSTs who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), and would like to become a BCTA/NA Approved Teacher in a new accelerated training pilot. Learn more and apply!

  • 'Embracing Change', the uplifting keynote presentation by Paula Potts, M.Ed., RCST®, BCPP, at the Global Breath of life Virtual Conference in September 2021. Watch it here.

The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA)

BCTA/NA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting practitioners and teachers of the biodynamic model of craniosacral therapy. Learn more about our roots here. We employ an established curriculum to approve teachers, as well as recognize, register and provide a referral service for Registered Craniosacral Therapists (RCST®s). We also educate the public about the training and practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

For highlights of our many exciting activitiesread our Annual Report.

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)?

BCST is a healing art that works with the energies that create and maintain health in the human system. While not a manipulative therapy, it has its roots in osteopathy and has evolved to include influences from human development, pre and perinatal psychology, trauma resolution, and recent advances in neuroscience. BCST supports nervous system regulation and allows the resolution of conditions resulting from stress and trauma. Practitioners use an educated, gentle, non-invasive touch  to engage with the expressions of health in the system.

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Who Are We?

Our association includes members with various backgrounds, including massage therapy and other bodywork, holistic healing modalities, osteopathy, chiropractic, nursing, hospice care, psychology, social work, midwifery, doula support, and many other professions and pursuits. What we all have in common is our interest in the biodynamic potential for profound healing in both our own lives and the lives of others. Read more

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