The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting practitioners and teachers of the biodynamic model of craniosacral therapy. 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.

Our association includes members with various backgrounds, including massage therapy and other bodywork, holistic healing modalities, osteopathy, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, hospice care, psychology, social work, midwifery, doula support, and many other professions and pursuits.

Some of our members use their biodynamic training to augment other professional services, or to practice craniosacral therapy in a clinical or private practice. Others apply their skills to support the health of their circle of friends, families or communities. What we all have in common is our interest in the biodynamic craniosacral potential for profound healing in both our own lives and the lives of others.

Although formed to support North American practitioners, we welcome and have a number of international members. Some of our teachers offer trainings in countries outside of North America, and as an organization we have formed collaborative international partnerships. We value the exchange of learning and support we have with similar professional organizations in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Learn about the history of our work here.

Our Mission

Through the practice, teaching, and sharing of biodynamic principles, we empower personal, relational and global well-being by encouraging awareness of the Inherent Health and Wholeness embodied in all.

In service of this mission, we maintain the integrity of the practice and teaching of the work in relation to the ‘Breath of Life’.
  • We promote comprehensive professional standards of competencies for practitioners, teaching assistants, teachers and teacher mentors of Biodynamic  Craniosacral Therapy
  • We certify Registered Craniosacral Therapists (RCST®) and approve teachers
  • We uphold the Code of Ethics with professionalism and compassion
  • We support an effective and transparent Association infrastructure
  • We create community through relationship building with our conferences, website, social media, monthly e-Newsletters and the Cranial Wave publication
  • We support and develop research initiatives
  • We foster the appreciation and application of biodynamic principles through public awareness, education, and outreach
  • We cultivate a worldwide professional network with allied associations in our field

Our Guiding Principles

As we deepen into the biodynamic unfolding and creative evolution of our Association we strive to: 

  • Actively and creatively engage our community with integrity and grace, delighting in our diversity.
  • Establish clear, compassionate, coherent, caring, respectful relationships and communication with all members  (CCCCRRC).
  • Strengthen professional reputation building in all areas.
  • Achieve educational excellence.
  • Support an effective and transparent Association infrastructure. 

Our Activities

Read our annual reports to learn about our past activities and accomplishments, and financial status.