Three-Day Introductory Craniosacral Therapy Training

Our introductory course in Craniosacral Therapy is for you if you are looking for an exciting healing journey or a career-expanding adventure. This three day workshop provides you with a practical and fun introduction to CST.

Time & Location

Nov 18, 9:30 AM - Nov 20, 5:00 PM

October 2023 Dates Pending (Fri-Sun)

November 2023 Dates Pending (Fri-Sun)

Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute, 112 Highmount Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, USA


The cost of registration is $450 for the three-day workshop. Register at least 30 days in advance for a $25 discount.

For more information or to register, please call the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute at 845-358-4815 or email

About the Training


Our introductory course in Craniosacral Therapy is for you if you are looking for an exciting healing journey or a career-expanding adventure. This three-day workshop provides you with a practical and fun introduction to CST. In this training, you quickly begin using your healing hands in an altogether new way—with gentleness, intuition, and technical accuracy. You also begin connecting with the wavelike craniosacral rhythm and learn over 15 CST techniques that you can immediately put into practice to release structural and energetic blocks.

Whether CST is performed on its own or as an adjunct to your current practice—from surgery to spiritual healing—you and your clients will be awed by the results. For massage and physical therapists, rolfers, and chiropractors whose bodies are wearing out from hard manual labor, the gentleness of CST can transform and prolong your careers. For nurses, physicians, and psychotherapists seeking effective natural healing forms with virtually no negative side effects, this calm practice will rejuvenate you and deepen your patients' healing.

The warm, supportive environment of our training program provides you with an ideal place to combine personal healing with a sacred inner journey. Come join us!

The goals of the introductory workshop are to give students a useful and practical introduction to CST, to teach students how to begin helping their patients release and resolve pain using CST, and to stimulate further interest in this hands-on healing modality.

Program Prerequisites

  • Read: Your Inner Physician and You by John Upledger
  • Initial healing session with Dr. Wish (cost $350)

The purpose of the initial healing session is both for me to get to know each student in a meaningful way and for each student to get a sense of me. This is not only a technical training, but also an intimate sacred healing journey, and we each need to decide whether or not to continue this intense journey together. Also, it is my responsibility to make sure that my students are safe as they touch one another physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I try to screen out anyone whose participation might be a detriment to themselves or others. This is a very alive training in which many students open to wondrous inner states they have never before accessed. Likewise students are exposed to levels of human suffering that they may have never before worked with. Getting to know each of you through our one on one session allows me to more fluidly guide and instruct the group in this miraculous healing art, as we develop your unique healing gifts and gently transform your wounds.

CE Credits

This introductory training program has been approved for 21 hours of continuing education for massage therapists by the NCBTMB. Approved provider number: 1000931

Get to know Dr. Wish

Dr. Ron Wish graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve University in 1983 and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Maryland Hospital in 1986. His mentors have included brilliant academics in urban medical centers in London, Tel Aviv, and Taipei, gifted Tai Chi teachers and traditional acupuncturists quietly practicing their arts nearby, beloved family physicians working with beautiful tribal people and displaced refugees in the mountains of southern India and northern Israel, and local shamans whose psycho-social and spiritual work seamlessly complemented their physician friends. There was an emergency room doctor in Portland, Maine who performed laying-on-of-hands healing on the sly; a Filipino cardiologist who ran his impoverished small town hospital with love; a traditional Tibetan doctor who shared his ancient healing system with Ron and asked for his help treating the tuberculosis epidemic in his refugee camp; and a Gazan internist who risked his life to get medical consults and free supplies from our mutual Israeli mentor.

Additional Resources

Suggested Reading

  • And There Was Light - Jacques Lusseyran
  • Of Water and The Spirit - Malidoma Some
  • Your Inner Physician and You - John Upledger
  • Meetings With Remarkable Men - George Gurdjieff
  • The Magus of Strovolos - Kyriacos Markides
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Hands of Light - Barbara Brennan
  • Life On Land - Emilie Conrad
  • Animal-Speak - Ted Andrews
  • Messages from Water Vols. 1 & 2 - Masaru Emoto
  • Guided Imagery for Self-Healing - Martin Rossman
  • Working with The Dreaming Body - Arnold Mindell
  • Somatoemotional Release and Beyond - John Upledger
  • Sitting in the Fire - Arnold Mindell
  • Secrets of the Talking Jaguar - Martin Prechtel
  • The Biology of Belief - Bruce Lipton
  • In the Dark Places of Wisdom - Peter Kingsley
  • Sacred Path Cards - Jamie Sams
  • Shamans, Mystics and Doctors - Sudhir Kakar

Suggested Movies

  • Continuum: A Conversation with Emilie Conrad
  • The Octopus Show
  • Meetings With Remarkable Men Directed by Peter Brook
  • Like Stars on Earth Directed by Aamir Khan

To listen and follow with hands, heart and mind is the essence of Craniosacral Therapy.