Dates: September 7-9 2018 -:- 10am-6pm

Tuition: $450 -:- Deposit $100

Location: 1235 SE Division Street Suite #114
Portland, OR 97202

Maximum 6 students -:- This Class is Full
Wait-list Available
CEUs available

Course Objectives:

  • Development of a centered & grounded  state of being
  • Cultivation of embodied self-awareness
  • Enhancement of perceptual awareness via the felt sense (sensual perception)
  • Form & strengthen relationship with the innate healing potential
  • Learn to listen to the wisdom of the body

Course Facilitators:

Stacy Darby LMT, Reiki Master
Stacy has been engaged in the study and practice of healing touch for 17 years. She became licensed in massage therapy in 2001 and in 2005 became a certified Reiki Master.  Stacy has been practicing Biodynamic Massage and Craniosacral Therapy since starting her training with Todd Jackson in 2013.

Deborah Merkle, CRS
Deborah has been engaged in the study and practice of Body/Mind Therapy since 1998. She combines her study of Rubenfeld Synergy, Gestalt Therapy and various other body/mind modalities in her Body/Mind therapy practice in Portland, Oregon. Deborah has been practicing Biodynamic Cranial Therapy since beginning training with Todd Jackson in 2005.

Biodynamic Touch:

A practice of cultivated presence & self-awareness born from Biodynamic Cranial Therapy

This course is for anyone who is interested in the healing power of non-invasive touch. Refine your ability to be present with yourself and others to bring about an enhanced quality of therapeutic touch. Beneficial for healthcare practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, Reiki practitioners, ND’s, MD’s, physical therapists, yoga teachers, psychologists, social workers etc. to apply in their area of expertise. Laypersons are also welcome to attend to improve the quality and presence of their touch in their personal life & relationships.

Our small class size will ensure that each participant receives ample hands-on support to facilitate learning. We will have a maximum of 6 students.

Together we'll explore tools that support the development of a grounded and centered self.  We will cultivate embodied self-awareness and improve balance in our own inner-landscape.  From this centered, neutral place, we'll form a therapeutic relationship to the source of healing within another via gentle hands-on touch.

Each day will begin with discussion followed by a meditation which will then lead into time spent at the table for hands-on practice of Biodynamic Touch.

All participants will receive several hours of treatment during this course. We recommend that participants allow themselves time in the evening to integrate.  You will want extra time to rest and renew.

Participants who also register for the upcoming "Cranial 1 - Biodynamic Interface" workshop in November will receive a special discount on the 2nd course.


Contact Deborah or Stacy with interest in registering for the course. 

Stacy at 503.753.2611      

Deborah at 503.307.3456 email: rsmportland@comcast.net

If you would like to register for this course or inquire further, please submit this form below

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Workshop registration policy:
All deposits for workshops are non-refundable.  The remaining balance for workshops is due 30 days before the scheduled workshop date.  If the workshop balance is not paid in full 30 days prior to the event date, your space may be given to a student on the wait-list and the deposit forfeited.  Please communicate with us via e-mail if there are any issues with timely payment; we want to work with you to ensure you can attend the event!  If submitting a withdrawal of your workshop registration with less than 30 days prior to the start of the event, a refund less the deposit amount will be issued only if a replacement can be found from the waiting list.  If no replacement is available, the entire tuition is non-refundable.