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CranioSacral Therapy Training Bali

Accredited by Upledger Institute International, Inc.

Location: Lumeria Yoga, Ubud, Bali | Dates: 26 – 30 June 2024 | Price: Starting at $1499

Location: Lumeria Yoga, Ubud, Bali Dates: 26-30 June 2024
Price: Starting from $1499

We are pleased to invite you to Bali, Indonesia for an in-depth educational course in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) Training, accredited by Upledger Institute International, Inc., the leading institution globally recognized as the originator & leader in providing world-class CranioSacral Therapy (CST) education as developed by Dr. John E. Upledger himself.

This 4 nights / 5 days course takes place at Lumeria Yoga Bali, an intimate sanctuary nestled in the heart of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia with lush jungle landscapes surrounded by coconut trees, tropical flowers, butterflies and birds, along a gentle natural stream. A truly peaceful and picturesque location to combine a retreat-style course with in-depth and hands-on training with leading CranioSacral Therapy Trainers.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

Few structures in the human body have as much influence over its ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that comprise the central nervous system. And few systems have as much impact on the brain and spinal cord as the membranes and fluid that surround and protect them — the craniosacral system. Every day the body endures stresses and strains and the structures compensate. Unfortunately, these compensations can cause fascia to tighten and distort the craniosacral system, which in turn can put pressure on the brain and spinal cord. The result? A barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system — and potentially every other system with which it interacts.

More than 40 years ago, osteopathic physician John E. Upledger developed a set of gentle techniques to release those restrictions and imbalances. After years of university research and testing, he named his new method CranioSacral Therapy (CST).

Practitioners use a soft touch — roughly the weight of a nickel — to evaluate the craniosacral system. Specific techniques are then used to release any restrictions or imbalances they find, creating the best possible environment for the brain and spinal cord. This naturally helps eliminate the negative effects of stress, strengthens resistance to disease, and enhances overall health and well-being.

Why Study
CranioSacral Therapy?

Studying CranioSacral Therapy is not only an intrinsically rewarding path to pursue by itself, it’s also beneficial to add to your toolkit if you’re a physician, nurse, chiropractor, psychologist, initiative healer, masseuse, yoga teacher, healthcare or wellness professional. 

CranioSacral Therapy is used to treat a range of ailments, from the physical to the neurological to the psychological. It has proven particularly effective in address a wide range of health complaints: 

  • Most common: stress, headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ
  • More elusive: neurovascular and immune disorders, fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders, ADD/ADHD, emotional difficulties
  • Most challenging: brain injury and disorders,autism, motor coordination, physical birth defects.

The areas of focus will be on the skeletal & fascial system. You’ll also study theoretical concepts of craniosacral therapy, and practice highly specialized observational skills that help attune you to the client’s physical state and any underlying symptoms or issues.

Not only will you delicately manipulate the bones of the head and the base of the spine in order to restore an optimal, balanced flow of cerebrospinal fluid and other subtle energies within the body, you’ll learn to help others to optimal health on a much deeper level beyond the physical body. 

Therapeutic Synergy

CST is an ideal complement to massage therapy. The techniques help practitioners refine their palpation skills and address soft tissues both intradurally and extradurally. It’s also so gentle on the hands that many massage therapists practice CST as their primary modality.

Neurological Benefits

Because CST works to improve central nervous system function, it can be a beneficial adjunctive therapy for those clients with neurological involvement, particularly children. One of CST’s principal benefits is its ability to reverse the effects of stress by providing conditions in which the central nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. Examples of such stress-related problems include insomnia, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, poor digestion, anxiety and TMJ syndrome...

Chronic Solutions

CST also helps patients suffering from chronic symptoms that have not been relieved by allopathic approaches. These conditions include traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, whiplash sequelae, motor-coordination impairments, chronic neck and back pain, scoliosis, emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, orthopedic problems and many other conditions.

Specialty Courses

With more than 40 unique course titles you can immerse yourself into specialty areas such as birthing, pediatrics, aging, immune response, brain injury and disorders, BioAquatic Exploration with Dolphins, and EcoSomatics Equines, among others. Added skills will build your practice, increasing revenue.

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Why study Craniosacral Therapy with
Upledger Institute International, Inc?

Learn from the Source

John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, founder of The Upledger Institute, is recognized worldwide as the developer of CranioSacral Therapy(CST), author of the definitive text, CranioSacral Therapy, and the originator of the CranioSacral Therapy educational workshop series and certification programs.

Dr. John E. Upledger, Founder of Craniosacral Therapy

Gold Standard Accreditation

40 years of CST clinical services and continuing education.

Upledger has 100,000+ alumni in 100+ countries.

Upledger workshops are continuously attuned to the latest scientific research, industry practices, and teaching methods by select team Course Ombudsman and Project Ambassadors.


Upledger is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Educators (IAHE), an organization dedicated to providing superior educational experiences for innovative & complementary healthcare solutions.

Upledger’s long-running reputation as a continuing education provider and health clinic has gained its trusted relationships with industry leaders, including licensing and certification entities, professional associations, schools, trade publications, and other modality developers and healthcare-associated organizations.

Gold Standard Accreditation

40 years of CST clinical services and continuing education.

Upledger has 100,000+ alumni in 100+ countries.

Upledger workshops are continuously attuned to the latest scientific research, industry practices, and teaching methods by select team Course Ombudsman and Project Ambassadors.

Upledger is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Educators (IAHE), an organization dedicated to providing superior educational experiences for innovative & complementary healthcare solutions.

Upledger’s long-running reputation as a continuing education provider and health clinic has gained its trusted relationships with industry leaders, including licensing and certification entities, professional associations, schools, trade publications, and other modality developers and healthcare-associated organizations.

World-renowned & Recognized Training

Limited class sizes assure an optimal learning environment.

Rigorous Instructor Certification process ensures teachers are subject experts, skilled manual practitioners, and engaging presenters.

Attentive Teaching Assistants (TA) offer hands-on demonstration, supervised practice, and suggestions on how to incorporate the techniques into your existing regimen immediately.

Upledger alumni receive automatic membership into the Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Association and International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).

Upledger’s 2 Practitioner Certification programs are known, valued, respected, and accepted worldwide. Certification instills patient confidence and trust.

Global Network Access

IAHP offers practice-building and international networking opportunities. Membership includes access to clinical research with industry news and lobbying efforts to protect your rights.

Workshop participants have a wide range of professional titles, enriching each student’s experience.

Active participation in industry conferences via exhibit booths and sponsorships offers our alumni a place to connect with like-minded practitioners and build new relationships.

Accessibility to students with workshops held in 400+ cities throughout 60 countries.

The Upledger Health Clinic is world-renowned and is ready to support you and your patients. Care is provided by osteopaths, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, doctors of acupuncture, mental health counselors – all integrating CST into their practice specialty.

Ongoing Support and Continuing Education

Enhance your professional stature, hone skills and gain educational credits by applying to the TA program.

40+ unique course titles in specialty areas such as birthing, pediatrics, aging, immune response, brain injury and disorders, BioAquatic Exploration with Dolphins, EcoSomatics Equines and many more.

Contact hours are available to satisfy continuing education credits.

Upledger-approved Study Groups organized by local seasoned practitioners offer ongoing support and practice.

Professional Educational Services Counselors are available at workshops and by phone to assist in selecting workshops and products.

Extern opportunities are available at the Health Clinic to strengthen your hands-on experience. Hours may be applied toward Diplomate Certification.

Comprehensive websites are available 24/7: www.upledger.com and www.iahe.com

Areas of Learning & Eduction

This introductory course details the physiology and anatomy of the craniosacral system, its function in health and its relationship to disease process. Participants will learn hands-on, fascial-release techniques to evaluate and affect pain and dysfunction. It includes lecture, demonstration, and practice for each technique presented.
(Full Curriculum will be provided upon enrollment)

Learner Objectives

  • Explain the craniosacral system and study techniques to effect change
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction
  • Develop and refine your light-touch palpation skills to access subtle restrictions in the body by focusing on the cranium, sacrum, craniosacral rhythm and related soft tissue
  • Describe a comparative-anatomy slide presentation focusing on cranial bones, their related sutures, and the difference between treated and untreated intracranial membranes, the dural membrane system and it’s relationship to the skeletal/anatomy & neurological
  • Practice a concise 10-step evaluation and procedure protocol you can easily integrate into your existing practice
  • Specific Techniques Include:
    • Subtle palpation of three rhythms: heart, respiratory, craniosacral
    • Release of pelvic diaphragms, respiratory diaphragms, thoracic inlet, hyoid bone area and occipital cranial base
    • CV-4 and other still-point inductions
    • Dural tube evaluation, traction and correction
    • Releasing bones of the cranium as well as intracranial membranes 
    • Cranial pumping
    • Clinical indications and contraindications for all techniques
    • TMJ techniques
    • 10-Step Protocol.
  • Demonstrate all techniques under supervision

What You Will Gain After This Course

  • Describe the scientific foundation and principles of CranioSacral Therapy – and why it’s the key to relieving pain and dysfunction at their source
  • Demonstrate finely tuned palpation skills you can rely on as highly sensitive and intuitive healthcare tools
  • Identify the subtle craniosacral rhythm and interpret its patterns to accurately evaluate dysfunction and improvements
  • Locate the source of physical problems by traveling through the fascial system, that complex web of tissue that impacts all body structures and systems
  • Release dural tube restrictions to enhance interactions between the central nervous system and the rest of the body
  • Use techniques that produce dramatic health and relaxation effects, including Direction of Energy and Still-Point Induction
  • Work with approaches to a number of common ailments such as TMJ dysfunction, head and neck pain, central nervous system disorders and many more
  • Put a simple, effective 10-Step Protocol into practice right away
  • Internationally recognized certificate of attendance after successful completion of the workshop
  • Your place in the internationally recognized register of healthcare practitioners

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for professionals, leaders and healers in the healthcare, wellness and spiritual sectors who desire to heal themselves and others:

  • Healthcare professionals such as Doctors, Psychologists, Chiropractors, Therapists who want to add additional therapeutic knowledge to their existing healthcare profession.

  • Yoga Teachers or Practitioners who want to add a more scientifically-based modality to support their students and differentiate themselves from the average Yoga Teacher.

  • Spiritual Leaders or Wellness Coaches who want to build a larger student connection or following by giving their clients more than physical wellbeing

  • Seekers who are simply curious about exploring more subtle ways of well-being, wholeness and interconnectedness of mind & body.    

Specifically, these are other professionals who practice CranioSacral Therapy:

  • Osteopathic Physicians 
  • Allopathic Physicians 
  • Doctors of Oriental Medicine 
  • Naturopathic Physicians
  • Doctors of Chiropractic
  • Nurses 
  • Psychiatric Specialists 
  • Psychologists
  • Dentists 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Physical Therapists
  • Body-Oriented Therapists
  • Speech / Language Pathologists 
  • Acupuncturists 
  • Other Healthcare Providers
  • Yoga Instructors

This immersive course will not only give you professional knowledge from top leaders and trainers but also provide a beautiful retreat experience in the magical jungles of Ubud, Bali, at Lumeria.  

Whilst training, learning, gaining knowledge, and hands-up practice, be treated to a luxurious retreat with nourishing meals, kundalini yoga classes, detox spa, group activities, cultural excursion and so much more in the magical jungles and rice fields of Ubud, Bali at Lumeria. 

An Experiential Journey Just In 5 Days

  • Gain In-depth Education & Certification: learn all the tools, techniques and practices to support others along their healing journey. 
  • Upledger Accreditation: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, founder of The Upledger Institute, is recognized worldwide as the developer and originator of the CranioSacral Therapy educational workshop series and certification programs. Learn from the Source!
  • Experience Balinese Cultural: Balinese blessings ceremony with melukat (holy water blessings).
  • Bond Over Group Activities: special activities are planned.
  • Retreat Yourself! This course includes nourishing vegan meals, fresh juices, sauna detox access (hot sauna, steam room and cold plunge therapy).

Sample Schedule

DAY 1
11:00amWelcoming
12:00pmOpening Ceremony
12:30pmIntroduction
2:30pmCacao + Kundalini Yoga
Day 2 - 4, Day 5 (ends at 5:00 pm)
7:30 - 8:30amBreakfast (optional)
9:00 - 1:00pmLecture, Demo, Practice
1:00 - 2:00pmLunch
2:00 - 5:00pmLecture, Demo, Practice
5:30pm+Dinner + Detox Spa (Optional)

Your Facilitators Team

Adriana Keniz

CranioSacral Therapist, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher & Body-oriented Psychologist

A multi-disciplinary student of healing, Adriana combines various methods to release trauma physically, emotionally and psychologically. In groups, Adriana utilizes the technology of Kundalini Yoga and group therapy to provide a safe space for participants to experience and release their emotions while being seen, accepted and supported. 

Adriana is a Certified KRI L1 Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Certified ICTA Coach, Cranio-sacral Therapist/Somato-emotional Release Specialist from Upledger Institute.

Oleksandr Izbash

Medical doctor, Osteopath, Craniosacral Therapist, Energy Medicine Practitioner

Oleksandr combines different healthcare, manual and energetic modalities to work with clients on multiple levels. He helps clients follow the path of healing, guided by their own inner wisdom. Utilizing a deep understanding of anatomy, psychology, neuroscience, energy and a soft manual approach, he helps his clients improve their health and achieve new levels of self-realization. Simply put, Oleksandr – in his role as an international instructor of Upledger Craniosacral Therapy – helps people become good therapists by following the inner wisdom of everyone they come to work with.

Abdulrahman Hammad (Abz)

Facilitator of Sound Healing, Improv Theatre, Expression through rhythm and movement. Conscious Fitness Coach

Previously a communication specialist, Abz is a seeker of true self and inner wisdom. To arrive, his path requires him to serve others, helping them bring forth their true selves and follow their inner wisdom. During his facilitated events, people feel empowered to meet their truth and claim their voice.

Choose Your Package

Training Only
Package:
$1499 USD

  • Course Fee + Training Materials + Manual
  • Welcome Blessings & Closing Ceremony
  • Upledger Certification of Completion in Level 1 CranioSacral Therapy
  • Daily Lunch

All-Inclusive
Package:
$1699 USD

  • Course Fee + Training Materials + Manual
  • Welcome Blessings & Closing Ceremony
  • Upledger Certification of Completion in Level 1 CranioSacral Therapy
  • Daily Meals, including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All-access Detox Spa (includes hot sauna, steam room, cold plunge therapy)

All-Inclusive Package Private Bungalow:
$2199 USD

  • Course Fee + Training Materials + Manual
  • Welcome Blessings & Closing Ceremony
  • Upledger Certification of Completion in
  • Level 1 CranioSacral Therapy
  • Daily Meals, including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All-access Detox Spa (includes hot sauna, steam room, cold plunge therapy)
  • 4 Nights / 5 Days in a Private Bungalow

* Customized packages and other accommodations are available upon request. Please email info@lumeriayoga.com

The Location - Lumeria

Lumeria Yoga & Healing Center is an intimate sanctuary nestled in the heart of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. 

At Lumeria, we vision all beings living, thriving and shining from their hearts. We embrace yoga, healing and connection as a lifestyle and truth and love as our north star.  Our mission is to create a loving, nurturing and inclusive space that inspires all beings to embark on the transformative journey of self-discovery and self-illumination. A space to shine.

Find more information about Lumeria at LumeriaYoga.com or Instagram @LumeriaYoga.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive an official certificate of attendance from Upledger Institute and will be added to international register of healthcare practitioners via https://www.iahp.com/. You can proceed with Certification after attending CST1 & CST2.
  1. Upon registration, $150 is non-refundable.
  2. Cancellation 30 days before the course commences may receive 50% of the monies paid. 
  3. No refunds 30 days prior to the course commences.  
  4. No refunds after the course commences. 
  5. Lumeria Yoga Bali reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an event, all monies paid will be refunded in full.

You are responsible for any travel expenses such as air ticket, outside hotel, etc. and personal expenses such as shopping, outside meals, etc. 

You will fly into Denpasar International Airport (DPS).

Yes, Lumeria can arrange airport pick-up and drop-off for an additional charge. Otherwise, you may use Ground Transportation or Grab app – both options are available at the airport, safe and convenient.

Bali, Indonesia uses Rupiah IDR.  Your country’s currency may be exchanged at airport arrivals or any Currency Exchange stations.

Lumeria provides laundry service at an additional charge. 

You should have basic knowledge of anatomy and an understanding of palpating. That’s why it’s for professional healthcare practitioners, students in healthcare programs or graduates awaiting licensure/accreditation, and yoga teachers who studied physiology. Otherwise, you need to take a pre-entry course.

Yes, we will send you materials after your registration.

We suggest you read:

  1. CranioSacral Therapy, chapters 1-6, by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, and Jon D. Vredevoogd, MFA
  2. Your Inner Physician and You by Dr. John E. Upledger
  3.  

We are here for you and happy to answer all your questions.  Please email us at info@lumeriayoga.com, and our team will contact you directly.

Additional Resources

  1. “A New Breed of Healers” by John Greenwald, TIME, April 16, 2001.  TIME magazine profiles the most influential individuals of tomorrow, including Dr. John Upledger.  Article #0401B.  See www.time.com in the Special Features/Innovators section.
  2. “Body Links: Extolling the Benefits of Therapeutic Massage” by Pauline Mygrants, Jackson Magazine, May 2002.  Spotlights a therapist’s use of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional ReleaseÒ to treat patients for a wide range of conditions.  For copies contact the publisher at 517-783-2637. 
  3. “CranioSacral Therapy in the Massage Therapist’s Tool Kit: Improving Client Outcomes,” AMTA Florida Journal, Spring 2000.  This article chronicles the origin of Dr. Upledger’s discovery of the craniosacral system, his subsequent development of CranioSacral Therapy, and how and why CST helps.  For copies contact the publisher at 904-471-8720. 
  4. “Give and Take: The Soft Touch of CranioSacral Therapy” by Janet Cook, The Hood River News, May 4, 2002.  Discusses CranioSacral Therapy from the perspective of massage therapist Wendy Hildreth, who trained with The Upledger Institute.  Available online at www.hoodrivernews.com  in the archives using keyword “upledger.”
  5. “Gently Does It” by Victoria McKee, Harpers & Queen, June 1999.  Actress Brooke Shields finds relief from TMJ through CranioSacral Therapy.  Article includes interviews with Shields, her CranioSacral Therapist Karen Erickson, DC, who trained with Dr. Upledger, and Dr. Upledger himself, who explains how CST works.  Article #9906.  See www.upledger.com.

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