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) Airport  

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.
2018 20th Anniversary Conference information will be updated regularly.

2016 Breath of Life Biennial Conference
September 15 – September 18, 2016
Post Conference Workshops September 19 & 20, 2016
This year’s theme is “Rooted in Wholeness, Branching Out In Possibility”

Standing Like a Tree

We are so thrilled to offer you such an exciting line up of presenters this year!  We have incorporated the feedback from the last 3 conferences to create the best conference environment possible. We will be in a new location in the beautiful high desert of New Mexico, with a variety of presentation styles including Poster sessions, shorter “Ted Talk” style presentations, and hour and 90 minute presentations.  We have arranged for 2 hours of table exchange time each day, and completely 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!


GHOST RANCH is a unique combination of natural beauty, paleontology, geology, archaeology, history and art. It is not just the values of each of these separate aspects of Ghost Ranch, but rather the synergy of its beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality that make it like no other place in the world. Ghost Ranch is an interfaith education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

2016 Breath of Life Program

2016 Conference Pricing Details (All Fees are in US Dollars)

Conference Registration fees:  Conference Registration is now closed.  Conference video recordings will be available online this winter!

Canadian RCST® and Student Member   $150  –  After August 1st:  $200
U.S. RCST® & Allied member     $200  –  After August 1st: $250
U.S. Student Member        $175   –   After August 1st:  $225
Non-member             $225  –  After August 1st:  $275

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.

Post Conference Registration fees:

Canadian Member       $100
Student Member          $125
RCST® & Allied  member  $150
Non-member               $175

Rooming Expenses:

Private Room:  1 room with private bath, can house 1-2 people
$150 per person per night – all food and fees included – SOLD OUT

Private Room

Semi–Private Room: 2 rooms with shared bathroom in between, can house 2 to 4 people
$110 per person per night – all food and fees included – SOLD OUT

Corral Block Room:  1 room with shared bathroom down the hall, can house 2 to 4 people
$100 per person per night  – all food and fees included

Casita: a small 1 room cottage with bath 50 to 75 ft outside, can house 2 to 3 people
$95 per person per night– all food and fees included

Casitas Inside View

Casitas Inside View

Campground w/electrical connection:  Flat $25 per day, 2 tent limit per site (no limit on people/site) With an additional  $40 per person per night – all food and fees included

Daily Commuter: $50 per day- all food and fees included


Our recommendation is to fly into Albuquerque (ABQ) airport. Travel time is approx. 2 hours to Ghost Ranch
There is also a smaller airport in Santa Fe, which will require arranging your own transportation.

If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rates please plan your arrival and departures around these pick up times:

Teacher Meeting: Monday September 12th

Payment Schedule:
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 1st
Payments received after August 1st will incur a $50 late fee

Cancellation Policy:
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 50% refund
Cancellations received in writing after August 8th will not receive a refund

Registration after August 8th is based on availability