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 9
1/2 hour from Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI)    

BCTA/NA Approved Teacher’s Meeting September 9-11, 2018
BCTA/NA teacher compensation includes teacher’s meeting fees and meals/lodging during teacher meeting, plus a small travel stipend.   

Please consider joining us for this inspired and intentional space where we can ground into the heart of this unique work and let its beauty and potency lift us into infinite possibilities!l

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

We are thrilled to offer an exciting line-up of presenters!  We have incorporated the feedback from our last four conferences to create the best conference environment possible. We have arranged for 2 hours of table exchange time each day, and the schedule also includes plenty of fun after hours events as well.Pearlstone sits on 160 acres with rolling hills, wooded trails, a 2-acre pond, sports 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.

Register for the Conference

View 2018 BOL Program

All Fees are in USD (US Dollars)


Registrations will be accepted while space is available. Sign up now!
Canadian RCST® & Student Member – $250.00  
U.S. RCST®, Approved Teacher & Allied member – $300.00
Non-member – $350.00


Orchard Guest Rooms
Private Room:   $225.00 per person per night – all food and site fees included.
Shared Double: $160 per person per night – all food and site fees included.

Garden Lodge with scenic views of our natural setting and Meditation Garden
$140.00 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
$140.00 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: $125.00 per day – all food and site fees included.


Non-Refundable Deposit required with reservation – $500.00
Final payment due July 1.
All reservation applications after July 1 are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

Pam Hower, BCTA/NA Administrator, will email an invoice within 2 business days.
LATE REGISTRATION after July 1 is based on availability and is not guaranteed.


Conference attendees are responsible for transportation to and from Pearlstone Retreat Center.

Attendee must personally arrange for their transportation from BWI to Pearlstone.
There are many shuttle options from BWI to Pearlstone.
Advanced shuttle reservation usually required.

Advanced shuttle reservation required, reservation must be confirmed by June 1.
Return shuttle, conference, and accommodation final payment due July 1.
Shuttles cost from Pearlstone to BWI is $100.00 for 1 to 10 people. The price will vary dependent on the number of shuttle riders.  Pam Hower, BCTA/NA Administrator, will arrange for return shuttles.
You will not be charged until the pricing has been determined. Once collected shuttle payment is non-refundable.

Pearlstone to BWI, Sunday, Sept 9
BWI airport shuttle departing Pearlstone at 1:30 pm (flights 3:30 pm or later).
BWI airport shuttle departing Pearlstone at 2:30 pm (flights 4:30 pm or later).

BCTA/NA Edwin Nothnagel Scholarship Fund for conference registration fee reduction is available for those BCTA/NA members in need of assistance. To apply, please contact us at (734) 904-0546 or via email at Send Email.

Register for the 2018 BOL Conference