Cranio 1 (start of the education) - Kientalerhof

Cranio 1 (start of the education)


27. May. 2025 - 18:00 Uhr -
01. Jun. 2025 - 13:00 Uhr


Course image wrapper Course image

Education of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Level 1

The fluid body, the biodynamic process of healing with the primary forces of stillness and the breath of life

Course content

William Sutherland, D.O. found that the driving force of cranial motion is the human brain and the rhythmic pulsing of ist fluid system. Sensing a spiritual intelligence within the cerebrospinal fluid, he called this deeper rhythm the Breath of Life, and ist expression in the human body the Potency. These inherent processes and their functioning within the human system he came to call Primary Respiration. With this new awareness towards the end of his life, he gradually stopped using compressional forces. He changed his work and his teaching from that of a biomechanical model of manipulation and focused on the biodynamic (the self-healing forces of the Breath of Life and ist Potency) and the rhythmic fluctuation of cerebrospinal fluid.
Dr. Sutherland observed through his direct sensory experience that the long, slow rhythms in the Primary Respiratory System made corrections in the whole body from the inside out. These deeper tides carry the innermost healing resources of the body and represent the expression of unconditional health. The vision of Franklyn Sills' biodynamic model of craniosacral therapy is to help the client form a relationship with these deep healing resources.
This level introduces students to perceptual skills that relate to appropriate and correct contact with the Primary Respiratory System (PRS). Contact with the PRS requires sensitivity, mindfulness and the art of listening. Time will be spent establishing presence, grounding and appropriate boundaries between the therapist and the client. The delicate touch necessary to track fluid motility and to sense distortions in the fluid system will be taught. Palpation skills will be developed to sense the three tidal motions of the PRS and ist phase of inhalation and exhalation. In addition, there will be a focus on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and ist fluctuant movement between the occiput and sacrum.

Course aim

Participants are supposed to gather first impressions about contacting the subtle phenomena of the life force and gain different tools through self experience and simple excercises. They will be introduced to a resource- and solution oriented form of therapeutical conversation in theory and practice. They learn about the basics of the craniosacral model.
  • Unfolding of the impuls of life from stillness, the process of transmutation
  • The essential basic skills being in contact with other people
  • Developing ressources
  • Essential phenomena of the craniosacral system: 8 principles of William Sutherland MD
  • The quality of stillness in the therapeutic process, the breath of life and ist potency
  • The interaction between the sacrum, occiput and sphenoid
  • History of craniosacral therapy
  • Ressource- and solution oriented anamnesis
  • The concept of salutogenesis, orientation towards health, the "whole" and "healthy" in life

Target group

Everyone interested in a profound biodynamic craniosacral therapy education.


The introduction days are open for everyone. For the education with federal degree in craniosacral therapy we need proof of a training (profession) qualification on secondary school level II, school leaving graduation (A-Level) or equivalent (proof of competence).


35 hours education/advanced training EMR/ASCA compliant.

Further Information

All other information on the education can be found here (PDF)

Course Instructor

Course teacher


Basic training, Further Education, Tronc Commun Principal of the ISBCT Kiental, lecturer at the ISBCT Kiental, practice for craniosacral therapy in Lenzburg with babies, children and adults, supervisor Craniosuisse and supervisor OdAKT, communication and process work, graduate training and group leader training at the Gesellschaft für Idiolektik (GIG) in Würzburg.

Course teacher


Basic training Physiotherapist, basic knowledge in movement pedagogy. Many years of experience in different dance and movement forms. Practice for craniosacral therapy in Basel for babies, children and adults. Training in craniosacral therapy with Friedrich Wolf at Kientalerhof. Cranio teacher training with Liliane Fehlmann and Friedrich Wolf. Supervisor CranioSuisse.

Course costs

CHF 1015 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)

CHF 910 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax). The early bird price is only applicable for a down payment of 20% 14 days after registration and payment of the remaining costs up to 60 days before the seminar begins. Please note sections 8, 20 and 21 of the terms and conditions.

Prices per person for full board and lodging for 5 nightsCHF
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet1'165.00
2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet865.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet915.00
1-bed-room with shower/toilet865.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor815.00
2-bed-room with shower/toilet690.00
2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor640.00
3-bed-room with shower/toilet640.00
3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor540.00
4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor490.00

Personal advice

Course manager icon
Elsa Sousa

Main Number: +41 33 676 26 76 | Direct Number: +41 33 676 76 25 | E-Mail: