Dates: TBA

Tuition: $475 -:- Deposit $100 to reserve a spot

Portland, OR

Class Size: Maximum 8 students

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

  • 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.

Ph: 503.753.2611


Deborah Merkle, CRS

Deborah Merkle 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:
An Introduction to a Quietude Based Practice

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 8 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.


To reserve a spot in the class please contact Stacy via phone or email.
The deposit can be made either via PayPal using the link below or send a check to:
Stacy Darby at 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #126 Portland OR 97214

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.