700 Hour (3-year) RCST® Training
Check out this great article by Scott Zamurut in the July/August 2017 issue
of Massage & Bodywork Magazine!
This training is a deeply personal, hands-on experience that is both challenging and rewarding. You will learn to work intimately with the fundamentals of biodynamics, as you discover and learn to trust in your own unique gift for healing.
Scott Zamurut teaches the fundamentals of biodynamics the way the founders described it, which recognizes that the very essence of life breathes in us in a way that “ordinary humans” can perceive, and when we observe it skillfully—without manipulation—health returns. This biodynamic paradigm of healing that means we learn to trust in the body’s innate wisdom, rather than rely on techniques, protocols, or prescriptions. This training takes the student-practitioner through some of the most subtle dynamics of the body’s self-directed healing process. Scott’s unique gift for teaching presents even the most elusive of energy dynamics in a way that is clear, grounded, supportive, rooted in a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and no-nonsense. Over time, Scott has found the structure of this three-year course to be an ideal container for this paradigm to become fully embodied by the practitioner.
Healing in Class
“Scott Zamurut is an excellent teacher of the Biodynamic Craniosacral work. He presents the complexity of this work with compassion, precision, and whole-hearted fun. A ‘must’ training for those desiring to deepen and broaden their perception, awareness, and skills in working with Self and Other.”
~William Smythe, MA, Former Advanced Faculty Member of the International Rolf Institute
In order to meet a wide variety of students learning styles, and to give each the one-on-one attention the work demands, Scott will be supported by a staff of highly qualified teaching assistants. All of the members of the training staff have studied with Scott, are thoroughly familiar with the curriculum and process of the training, and are highly skilled practitioners, generous role models, and mentors.
Note: This training model, honed over 20 years of teaching, creates an ideal, safe, step-by-step learning environment with each module building on the skills learned before. As such, students are required to commit to all 13 modules.
1. Primary Respiration and the Foundation of Health —September 14 – 17
2. Biodynamic Shock Resolution —November 30 – December 3
3. The Inherent Healing Process —March 8 – 11
4. Craniosacral Explorations —June 7 – 10
5. The Midline and Spinal Reorganization —September 6 – 9
6. Dynamics of the Cranium and Hard Palate —Nov 29 – Dec 2
7. Whole Patterns of Health —March 7 – 10
8. System Integration —June 6 – 9
9. Visceral Biodynamics 1* —September 5 – 8
10. Visceral Biodynamics 2* —December 5 – 8
11. Matrix Biodynamics 1* –March 5 – 8
12. Matrix Biodynamics 2* –June 4 – 7
13. Chakra Biodynamics* –September 10 – 13
* Denotes these courses are open to other students and practitioners of BCST. Please contact SFSOM for information and registration. The Visceral classes must be taken as a pair, and the Matrix and Chakra classes must be taken as a triad.
Upon completion of the Foundation Training, students qualify to receive “Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®)” status from the BCTA/NA. RCST® status requires joining the association and payment of additional fees, and is highly recommended as an acknowledgment of training, and for participation in the larger professional community.
Required course materials include textbooks for home study; reading list will be made available upon registration. Students will also be required to complete home study assignments including reading, anatomical studies, 150 logged practice sessions, a 40 hour project, and receive ten sessions from qualified practitioners (there is a separate fee for these sessions).
A note about the required practice sessions: These are strictly biodynamic craniosacral sessions (not combined with massage or another modality). Students may not charge or barter for these 150 sessions.
We invite you to join us for this exceptional training! Please Complete this application and return it to us. If you have not taken an Intro to Craniosacral Biodynamics, an interview with Scott will be required.
When you’re studying with the same group of people for [three] years, it creates a tremendous amount of safety and it builds on itself. Sure, you go home, and you haven’t seen one another for months, but when you walk into class, that safe container picks up almost where it left off. That’s crucial in this work, because as students, we’re developing our own capacities, we’re healing our own traumas, and we’re putting our hearts on the line. There’s a kind of intimacy that develops over time that you just don’t get in a weekend workshop.”
~Thalia Venerable, RCST® Course Graduate