Our first Virtual Conference was a huge success (exceeding expectations!). See below for the full list of speakers and Conference Program.

What people are said about the Conference:

“I have been watching the sessions post conference...a few more to go but wanted to respond. This was the most fantastic way of presenting a conference with world class speakers. I LOVED it. The format, comfort of being able to do it right from home and in my own time. . .”  P.J

“This BCTA/NA virtual conference was an EXCELLENT resource. New learnings, new skills, new voices and new faces . . . Inspiring and Biodynamic!!”  P.P.

“I gained practical  and highly interesting knowledge along with enrichment . . .M.E.

“I felt so energized and moved by the presentations. . .” K.J.

“I appreciate all the planning, focus and dedication that was put into this conference. I could feel physical shifts in my body and I also received knowledge that I can use in my practice and in my personal life.”  D. H.

Gain Insight From Experienced Speakers

Hear from exciting international presenters who are experienced and inspiring therapists and teachers. This is a unique opportunity to learn from wonderful teachers who would not be able to present at one of our in-person conferences! 

View the Full Conference Program

The Conference keynote presentation is available to watch for free here:

Excerpts from other talks presented


Speaker List & Bios

Keynote Speaker: Karen Henderson, RCST®

Karen Henderson is a holistic wellness practitioner who integrates sound science, traditional wisdom and intuition to motivate others towards wellness. Her passion is working with clients who wish to release the stuck energies of physical and emotional trauma from the body to restore nervous system regulation and resilience. Karen is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), Clinical Herbalist (RH-AHG) with a Master of Science Degree in Therapeutic Herbalism (MS), Certified Health Coach (CHC) and holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Health (MPH). She has also been a licensed Veterinarian for 40 years. Her combination or training and personal experience with C-PTSD brings a unique presence that supports those experiencing the dis-ease of trauma.

Sound Healer: Amahla Johnson

Amahla Johnson has been doing intuitive sound healing via phone and online for 15 years. In her early twenties, she discovered she could heal her body from chronic illness with a combination of attention, intention and breathwork, and that through deep interoception she could also read and entrain other people’s energy systems. She has studied many modalities, incorporates sound healing into her intuitive sessions, and also teaches Block Therapy, the self-help version of fascia release therapy Fluid Isometrics.

Soma Breathwork, with Josef Steiner, RCST®, TRE

Josef Steiner runs a busy Biodynamic Craniosacral practice in at Naduir Center in Galway, Ireland. He trained in BCST at Karuna with Franklyn Sills, and has been involved as a tutor for Body Intelligence Ireland with Steve Haines from the very beginning. He has studied Aikido for 30 years and has been an Aikido teacher for over 20 years. He also plays the Violoncello and practices and teaches the Argentine tango. Since his childhood in the Austrian Alps he has kept a deep connection to the natural world and maintains a self-sufficient lifestyle exploring organic gardening methods, nutrition, food preservation, and beekeeping.

Riding the Virtual Waves of the Tide, with Bhadrena Tschumi, RCST®, MA, SEP

Bhadrena Tschumi has been working in the field of Human Growth and Healing Arts as a therapist and teacher since 1976. She has taught Craniosacral Therapy since 1986, and worked internationally as a lecturer and teacher for over 40 years. Her work has been informed by the early Human Potential Movement, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Trauma Resolution, Pre- and Perinatal Therapy, Diamond Logos Teachings and Systems-Centered Therapy. Her Institute is accredited in Switzerland to educate complementary therapists.

Beyond the Binary - Tools for an Expansive Practice, with Sid Hawkins, RCST®, RMT

Sid is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist practicing on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleilwaututh Nations known as Vancouver BC. They bring deep ethical commitments to their practice, value making room for the sacred, and work towards modeling healing justice. As a member of the queer and trans community, their goal to offer a safe space for all genders, bodies and backgrounds.

Sacred Space - Supporting Pregnancy and Babies, with Sarah Nesling, BCST

Having studied Psychology and Social Sciences to Masters level, Sarah Nesling worked as a social worker with disturbed adolescents and young families and then trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Intuitive massage in the 80s before studying Craniosacral Therapy. She has worked as a Craniosacral Therapist for 30 years and has taught in the biodynamic field since 2004, as a senior tutor for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London. She also coordinates their Living Anatomy Foundation course in Experiential Anatomy. For the past 20 years she has specialized in Mother and Baby work, run postgraduate trainings for practitioners, and coordinated a low cost Mother and Baby Clinic in London.

Womb Continuum, with Frank Carbone, CMPT

Frank Carbone has worked at Ray Catellino's BEBA family clinics for 8 years as a facilitator for families, mothers and children. He was Ray Castellino’s personal assistant and has assisted over 60 Womb Surround Process Workshops worldwide. He is an authorized Continuum Teacher and advanced Wellsprings Practitioner with over 15 years of study with Emilie Conrad. Using Continuum and The Womb Surround Process Frank has created Womb Continuum Process Workshops. He has been conducting Womb Continuum Process Workshops worldwide, and sees clients one-on-one in Ojai, California and New York. also a singer and songwriter, DJ, and a Gyrotonic Instructor.

Tissue Memory – The Repository of Procedural Memory, with Simon Gosling, RCST®

Simon Gosling has been a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist for 25 years. He studied with Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK, was Franklyn's personal assistant for 5 years during the formation of the biodynamic approach, and assisted Franklyn in many advanced courses. Simon also tutored with the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London, and has taught in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa and Spain. He now has a thriving practice in West Auckland where he lives. His practice interest is with trauma, pregnancy, babies and children although he has treated all ages during his 33 years of as a complementary health professional

Stillness and Bliss - New Aspects for our Practice, with Ellen Groesser, MSc, BCST

Ellen Groesser began her career working in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry. The birth of her twin babies in 2003 brought her back to her roots, and she became a Naturopath and Craniosacral Therapist. She has worked in in her own practice in West-Germany since 2007 and taught Craniosacral Therapy since 2010.  As a student and assistant trainer of Michael Shea for the past 10 years, she holds an Advanced Diploma in Biodynamic CST. She currently teaches in various countries, including Ukraine, Russian, Austria and Switzerland.

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), with Steve Haines, BCST, DC

Steve Haines has been a bodyworker for over 20 years. He is the author of the award winning ‘Anxiety Is Really Strange’, part of a series of graphic books that include ‘Pain Is Really Strange’ and ‘Trauma Is Really Strange’. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE®. He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial all over the world. His treatments now use education, embodied awareness, and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present. Steve lives and works between London and Geneva.


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