2018 Breath of Life Biennial Conference

Welcome to the 2018 BCTA/NA 20th Anniversary Celebration
Breath of Life Biennial Conference
September 5 – 9, 2018
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD

Opening Ceremony Wednesday evening, September 5
to Closing Circle Sunday afternoon, 
September 7
1/2 hour from Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI)    

BCTA/NA Approved Teacher’s Meeting September 10-12, 2018
BCTA/NA teacher compensation includes teacher’s meeting fees and meals/lodging during teacher meeting, plus a small travel stipend.   

The 2018 BCTA/NA 20th Anniversary Celebration Conference information is in construction phase and will be updated regularly.

We are so thrilled to offer you such an exciting line up of presenters this year!  We have incorporated the feedback from the last 4 conferences to create the best conference environment possible. We are returning to  Pearlstone Retreat Center in the Baltimore, Maryland area.  We have arranged for 2 hours of table exchange time each day, and  revamped the schedule with plenty of fun after hours events as well. Please read more and consider joining us for this inspired and intentional space where we can all ground into the heart of this work and let its beauty and potency lift us into infinite possibilities!

Pearlstone sits on 160 acres with rolling hills, wooded trails, a 2-acre pond, sport fields and educational farm.
The Pearlstone Retreat Center grounds features a diverse array of both annual and perennial crops as well as an animal pasture. The farm includes gardens and cultivated plots all around the retreat center and  includes the Rose Winder Greenhouse as well as a new USDA funded high tunnel. Annual crops are grown on just under two acres using sustainable methods with an emphasis on building healthy, fertile soils, crop rotation, composting and diversity. The farm is not yet certified Organic although all production methods are. Perennial crops include diverse fruit orchards, brambles, perennial herbs, asparagus and gourmet mushrooms on just over two acres of land. Dairy goats, dual-purpose sheep, and laying hens graze in a seasonal rhythm through two acres of pasture and orchard.

2018 Breath of Life Program

(All Fees are in US Dollars)


Canadian RCST® and Student Member   $???  –  After August 1st:  $???
U.S. RCST® & Allied member     $???  –  After August 1st: $???
U.S. Student Member        $???   –   After August 1st:  $???
Non-member             $???  –  After August 1st:  $???

Our Edwin Nothnagel  (conference registration fee) Scholarship Fund available for those BCTA/NA members in need of assistance.  Please click here for the application form

This Conference will be sharing advanced Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy concepts along with table session trades.  A background in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is highly recommended.


Orchard Guest Rooms
Private Room:  $195 per person per night – all food and fees included
Shared Double: $145 per person per night– all food and fees included
Shared Triple: $135 per person per night– all food and fees included

Garden Lodge with scenic views of our natural setting and Meditation Garden
$125. per person per night– all food and fees included
Dormitory Suite – Two separate levels – Reserved individually or together.
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Fiddler’s Grove Cabins in a wooded area just steps from the Retreat Center
$125. per person per night– all food and fees included
Log Cabin style with a mix of single and bunk beds
Sitting area, microwave & mini fridge

Daily Commuter: $?? per day- all food and fees included


1/2 payment due at time of registration
Pam Hower, our Administrator, will email an invoice within 2 business days.
Full payment due by August ?st
Payments received after August 1st will incur a $?? late fee

All cancellations must be submitted in writing
50% of Transportation fees are non-refundable once booked
One can cancel until July 8th and be refunded the full amount
Cancellations received in writing  by August 8th will receive a ??% refund
Cancellations received in writing after August 8th will not receive a refund

LATE REGISTRATION after August 8th is based on availability