INTRODUCING RADICAL CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY | YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

A potent fusion of radical inquiry and biodynamic craniosacral therapy…

Hilary AustinWe are excited to be welcoming therapist Hilary Austin for our first yoga teacher training program.

Radical Craniosacral Therapy is a unique hybrid therapy of two hours duration.

“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

Radical Inquiry

The first part of the session is founded on a facilitated form of inner inquiry called Radical Inquiry, which “turns the mind back upon itself.” We use the tools of willingness, curiosity, observation, breath and staying in feeling-communion with whatever arises. This not only reveals what subconscious patterns are running us, but also helps us access our own wisdom and heart. All of us have emotions and underlying beliefs that have been buried in the body from the womb and childhood onwards, which hold us in contraction and numbness, restricting life force. The aim of Radical Inquiry is to discover the fundamental or root source of an issue, feeling or belief, so that it can be released.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

In the second part of the session Radical Inquiry is followed by the gentle hands-on deep listening of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. This approach does not use manipulation but accesses the Primary Respiration or Breath of Life. It connects with the incredible wisdom and intelligence inherent within the system itselfcraniosacral therapy, to integrate and amplify the changes at a physiological level. As a result, balance is restored so that healing and wholeness are experienced. Through stillness and informed touch the therapist becomes a fulcrum for the nervous system to recalibrate. The body can let go of its contraction and welcomes the renewed ease and flow. The deep and powerful Radical Craniosacral Therapy process liberates the life force and allows greater peace and joy to emerge. Relationships improve as we recognise what may be calling for love in our lives. This paves the way for grounding a true lived spirituality.

In Hila’s one to one sessions she uses client-led inner inquiry, observation, breath and dialogue to help Shades of Yoga students contact conditioning, patterns, contractions and beliefs locked in the body/mind, that may no longer serve. The aim, over time, is to see and feel that our true identity is pure radiant openness which is limitless and ever present. Thereby, with increased identification with this aware presence, we may deeply relax and trust that when we align with the truth we may experience the ease and joy of the life that lives us. Sessions may take either 1 hour of this kind of inner inquiry or 2 hours with the addition of hands on Craniosacral Therapy. This is a gentle, relaxing, touch bodywork which harnesses the system’s own intelligence to encourage the release of constrictions and traumas and promote harmony and balance.

Shades of Yoga is a yoga teacher training company running year-round yoga teacher training programs in Bali and Costa Rica.