Feel the Calm ~ Community Meditations

Come experience the calming effects of settling in connection with others.  BCTA/NA is pleased to offer live online group settling meditations led by BCST teachers or highly-experienced BCST practitioners to support our community. All are welcome! We invite you to attend, and ask your friends or family join you. If you are unable to participate at the time posted, you can listen to a recording, available here within a few days after the event.  Meditation events are usually 50-75 minutes long. 


UPCOMING MEDITATION

  • Community Meditation, with Mimi Ikle-Khalsa
    Friday, August 14, 2020  ~  1:00 pm Pacific (4:00 pm Eastern)

    Sign up to get the Zoom link here


RECORDINGS OF PAST EVENTS

Enjoy these recordings of past community meditations (30 - 50 minutes each). You can find shorter 'Feel the Calm' guided meditations (5 - 20 minutes) HERE.

July 17, 2020 ~ Jennifer Corlett
July 3, 2020 ~ Kate White
June 26, 2020 ~ Prue Jeffries
June 19,2020 ~ Brigit Viksnins
June 12, 2020 ~ Vileena Purpuri

June 5, 2020  ~  Michael Shea
May 29, 2020  ~  Gary Peterson
May 22, 2020  ~  Lucie Mitchell
May 15, 2020  ~  Dr. Kate Klemer

May 8, 2020  ~  Joyce Harader
May 1, 2020  ~  Robyn Michele Jones

April 24, 2020 ~ Jennifer Corlett
April 17, 2020 - Dr. Kate Klemer
April 9, 2020 - Margaret Rosenau 
April 3, 2020 - Jennifer Song
March 27, 2020 - Gary Peterson
March 21, 2020 - Robyn Michele Jones


Community Settling Meditation with Jennifer Corlett ~ July 17, 2020

Jennifer Corlett,
RCST®, Ph.Dblends her experience as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practitioner and teacher, Gestalt trained clinician and OSD consultant, psychologist, Heartfulness meditation trainer, and longtime spiritual seeker to create foundation trainings that prepare the mind, heart, and hands of students studying to be Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists. Learn more about Jennifer here.


 

Community Settling Meditation with Kate White ~ July 3, 2020

Kate White, MA, CMT, RSCT®, CEIM is a craniosacral and massage therapist, prenatal and early childhood educator.  All her therapeutic work and classes arise out of her work as a somatic therapist, where she is passionate about the brain and mind-body medicine. Kate’s work combines somatic therapy with brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. Learn more about Kate here.


Community Settling Meditation with Prue Jeffries ~ June 26, 2020

Download a copy of the Rainer Maria Rilke poem read by Prue at the end of the meditation.

Prue Jeffries, BCST, RCST®, CMT, is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy  Teacher and Movement Educator.  She spent 20+ years as a Professional Surfer, and blends together her life long affinity with water and love of wellness, with rich and varied life experiences for a deep understanding of the body as being through Body of Wonder.


Community Settling Meditation with Brigit Viksnins ~ June 19, 2020

Brigit Viksnins, MAT, SEP, RCST®, LMT, BCTMB has created her own version of bodywork, Alchemical Alignment, based on various modalities:  mainly Somatic Experiencing, Full Spectrum and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity principles, Pre- and PeriNatal Healing, Aikido and myofascial work. In private practice since 1996, and a student of Aikido since 1991, Brigit specializes in working with the body's security system. 


Community Settling Meditation with Vilenna Purpuri ~ June 12, 2020

Vileena Purpuri, BCST, RCST®, CMT, is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher, and has been practicing craniosacral therapy for 23 years. Her passion for this work springs from an inner call to serve others in finding wellness and balance through gentle, sensitive touch that recognizes and contacts the body’s wholeness and inherent healing capacity. She has a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. Learn more about Vileena here


 Community Settling Meditation with Michael Shea ~ June 5, 2020


Michael J. Shea is one of the preeminent educators and authors in the fields of somatic psychology, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. He leads seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Dr. Shea received his master’s degree in Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University, and a doctorate in Somatic Psychology at The Union Institute. His books include: Somatic Psychology and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy – Volume 1 through 5, Myofascial Release Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: The Heart of the Practice.


Community Settling Meditation with Gary Peterson ~ May 29, 2020

Gary Peterson, RCST, PTP,  is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher, who also has a background in polarity therapy. He has spent many years focused on understanding and alleviating the deep causes of suffering resulting from stress and trauma, especially for mothers and babies.  Through his school, STAR (Settling Touch and Resource) Institute, he has taught BCST since 2004 He is currently working to complete his first book, Settling – Simple Practices for Calming Your Nervous System. Learn more about Gary here. 


Community Settling Meditation with Lucie Mitchell ~ May 22, 2020

Lucie Mitchell, RCST®, has been practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 2008, is a BCTA/NA Board member, and has taught yoga and meditation for over 25 years. Introduced to craniosacral therapy when her son was born, she works often with babies and focuses on bringing health and harmony to new families. Learn more about Lucie's work at www.cranionyc.com.  


 Community Settling Meditation with Dr. Kate Klemer ~ May 15, 2020


Dr. Kate Klemer  
is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher, practitioner of craniosacral therapy since 1986, Genetic Nutritionist, and Doctor of Chiropractic. She has been in private practice since 1988 in Northampton Massachusetts. She opened her School of Divine Structure in 2013, and recently renovated an Odd Fellows Hall to host residential trainings, and multidisciplinary courses in the mind-body field. Learn more about Dr. Kate here


 Community Settling Meditation with Joyce Harader ~ May 8, 2020


Download a copy of the poem read by Joyce at the end of the meditation.

Joyce Harader, RCST®, has been a Biodynamic Cranosacral Therapy Teacher since 2008. She has been helping people to realize their own healing potential for over 25 years, working primarily from a foundation of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), and incorporating other complementary modalities when needed. 


Community Settling Meditation with Robyn Michelle Jones ~ May 1, 2020

The Three Bodies image is courtesy of Cherionna Menzam-Sills

Robyn Michele Jones, MA, RCST®, CMT, is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher and President of the BCTA/NA Board. She has been studying and practicing bodywork since 1984, and has a strong background both in a variety of bodywork modalities and in mindfulness psychotherapy. Her continuing studies in anatomy, embryology, and pre & perinatal therapy inspire and deeply inform her teaching and practice. Learn more about Robyn Michele here.


Community Settling Meditation with Jennifer Corlett ~ April 24, 2020

Jennifer Corlett, RCST®, Ph.D, blends her experience as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practitioner and teacher, Gestalt trained clinician and OSD consultant, psychologist, Heartfulness meditation trainer, and longtime spiritual seeker to create foundation trainings that prepare the mind, heart, and hands of students studying to be Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists. Learn more about Jennifer here.


Community Settling Meditation with Dr. Kate Klemer ~ April 17, 2020

Dr. Kate Klemer  is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher, practitioner of craniosacral therapy since 1986, Genetic Nutritionist, and Doctor of Chiropractic. She has been in private practice since 1988 in Northampton Massachusetts. She opened her School of Divine Structure in 2013, and recently renovated an Odd Fellows Hall to host residential trainings, and multidisciplinary courses in the mind-body field. Learn more about Dr. Kate here


 Community Settling Meditation with Margaret Rosenau ~ April 9, 2020 


Margaret RosenauMA, RCST®, SEP, APP, is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher and has completed trainings in several bodywork modalities: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, and Polarity Therapy. Margaret has been seeing individual clients in her own private practice since 1997. Learn more about Margaret and her School of Inner Health here.
 


Community Settling Meditation with Jennifer Song ~ April 3, 2020 

Jennifer Song, RCST®, has been practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapy since 1998, and is a founding member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA). She has studied pre- and perinatal therapy, and is also a Shiatsu Therapist, Reiki practitioner and Belief Change Coach. 


Community Settling Meditation with Gary Peterson ~ March 27, 2020


Gary Peterson, RCST, PTP,  is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher, who also has a background in polarity therapy. He has spent many years focused on understanding and alleviating the deep causes of suffering resulting from stress and trauma, especially for mothers and babies.  Through his school, STAR (Settling Touch and Resource) Institute, he has taught BCST since 2004 He is currently working to complete his first book, Settling – Simple Practices for Calming Your Nervous System. Learn more about Gary here.
 


Community Settling Meditation with Robyn Michele Jones ~ March 21, 2020

This recording starts with an introduction to the practice of 'settling'. The meditation begins at approximately 7:35 minutes.

 
Robyn Michele Jones, MA, RCST®, CMT, is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher and President of the BCTA/NA Board. She has been studying and practicing bodywork since 1984, and has a strong background both in a variety of bodywork modalities and in mindfulness psychotherapy. Her continuing studies in anatomy, embryology, and pre & perinatal therapy inspire and deeply inform her teaching and practice. Learn more about Robyn Michele here.