Great River
Craniosacral
Therapy Institute
The Hudson River

Discover the Healing Miracle Within Yourself

"The descent was so gentle I am not really sure when or how we reached the place of transformation together. I feel deeply seen, exuberant, and soft, a new way of being. The work is profoundly complex and yet so incredibly simple. You are generous with your wisdom and your humanity. Thank you again. This is an exhilarating journey." - C. Scott, GRCTI Graduate

Our Upcoming Training Sessions

Three-Day Introductory Craniosacral Therapy Training

Oct 28, 22 9:30 AM - Oct 30, 22 5:00 PM

Three-Day Introductory Craniosacral Therapy Training

Nov 18, 22 9:30 AM - Nov 20, 22 5:00 PM

Advanced Craniosacral Therapy Training

4 Three-day Weekends, Dates Pending 2022-2023

It's more than a training...
It's a sacred journey

My CST training started when I met Ron and received a treatment from him. The gentleness, depth and speed with which he explored my body, mind, and soul formed the basis for the work I do today with both horses and humans. I've used CST to help hundreds of traumatized horses. Once I worked on a mare who, we were told, had had a stroke after surgery. She was standing with a heavy head, listing forward and to the left. I didn't dare work on her front end, so I went to her tail and sacrum. By the time I finished she was standing normally, bright eyed and able to eat her hay. She's been fine ever since. This work can truly be magical.

- Kate Kennedy, Healer, Animal Telepath

During the CST training, the true voice of my body was heard. This awakening is guiding me deeper and deeper into humanity's mysteries.

- Camelia Agapescu, Reiki Practitioner

I just completed the Advanced Training in Craniosacral Therapy with Dr Wish at the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute. Dr Wish is a kind, intuitive healer and a thorough, expert teacher. The training was really practical, and I learned so much about how to use this wonderful healing modality to help people. By receiving lots of Craniosacral Therapy during the training I developed a deep internal sense of how Craniosacral Therapy works. With these gifts I'm sure I can open a successful healing practice.

- Kristen Kerwin

Dr. Ron Wish is the best group leader I have ever known. He has an amazing ability to create nets of safety while gently and kindly nudging participants to look into the mirror of their own perceptions—which melts open limiting stuck points the person never knew existed. It's a unique kind of Craniosacral Therapy/ Somato-Emotional Release work that is only effective because Ron is always willing to be vulnerable as he seeks personal growth for himself.

- Mary Beth White, MS, NP, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC

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Ten years after completing the training program in Nyack, craniosacral therapy is still the healing modality I prefer to receive and the foundation of my work as massage therapist and clinical social worker. My experiences at GRCTI were surprising, simple and profound, and I carry this knowing in my body, like a song. It is extremely rewarding every time the tools I gained through this training show up with the clients I listen to and touch. The results speak for themselves-in the tears, laughter and deep relaxing breaths of the many folks I've worked on over the years.

- Anne Zager, LMT, LCSW

Ron Wish's Craniosacral training transformed my personal and professional life! His gentle, focused, and persistent encouragement gave me the courage to express my deepest self in my relationships and work. I learned how to help my clients release trauma in a gentle, loving, graceful dance. I am now helping my clients to live more fully in their bodies and express their truth.

- Joy Matalon LMT

My first treatment with Ron changed my life. It opened me to a whole new world of possibilities, and I had to learn more. CST training has helped me integrate my logical medical background as a physician's assistant with my intuitive and creative family legacy as a traditional curandera. Through my CST healing and training I not only live my life more authentically, but I can more fully hold open my heart space for other people's healing journeys. I totally recommend this training for medical practitioners and healers of all kinds-- to heal themselves and to better serve their patients on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. I am deeply grateful to Ron for being an amazing teacher and practitioner who truly walks the talk.

- Ines Calderon, PA-C, Curandera

My first treatment with Ron changed my life. It opened me to a whole new world of possibilities, and I had to learn more. CST training has helped me integrate my logical medical background as a physician's assistant with my intuitive and creative family legacy as a traditional curandera. Through my CST healing and training I not only live my life more authentically, but I can more fully hold open my heart space for other people's healing journeys. I totally recommend this training for medical practitioners and healers of all kinds-- to heal themselves and to better serve their patients on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. I am deeply grateful to Ron for being an amazing teacher and practitioner who truly walks the talk.

- Ines Calderon, PA-C, Curandera

Working closely with like-minded people in a safe environment allowed for profound inner processes to unfold and personal healing to occur. With Ron's tremendous gift of holding space, I was able to go deep within myself to face parts of me that I couldn't on my own. This has changed me and empowered me. I came in wishing to learn the craft of Craniosacral Therapy, but what I left with was much, much more than that. I left having a stronger sense of who I am and a new ability to be more open to the world around me, others, and myself.

- Abi Keene, Bodyworker, Energy Healer

"The craniosacral training with Ron was a major pivot point for my life personally, professionally, and spiritually. I made lifelong friends and gained a beloved community. I received and learned to facilitate healing sessions that seismically shifted old wounds. I gained access to my innate gifts both on and off the table through hands-on techniques, ritual, dialogue, group processing, and a deep sense of magic and wonder. I was guided back again and again to my intuition as I learned to trust my inner physician."

- Anne Zager, LMT, LCSW

Dr. Ron Wish is the best group leader I have ever known. He has an amazing ability to create nets of safety while gently and kindly nudging participants to look into the mirror of their own perceptions—which melts open limiting stuck points the person never knew existed. It's a unique kind of Craniosacral Therapy/ Somato-Emotional Release work that is only effective because Ron is always willing to be vulnerable as he seeks personal growth for himself.

- Mary Beth White, MS, NP, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC

The Movement of Water -- The Essence of Our Practice


Ever since moving to the Hudson Valley in 1987, the great Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and spiritual sustenance for me. Its waters are always moving, always changing, whether calm or stormy, white capped or ice encrusted. They remind me of a pearl of wisdom shared with me by Xerxes, a wise orthopedics resident, early in my family medicine training. He was a Zoroastrian-- an ancient religion originating in Persia, whose devotees believe that everything created is pure and should be treated with respect, including our natural world. In teaching me how to do an orthopedic evaluation on a patient, he said,
“remember Ron, where there's movement there's life.”
No statement better reflects the essence of Craniosacral Therapy. At the GRCTI we continually refine our abilities to listen to and follow the wavelike motion of the cerebrospinal fluid as it reverberates throughout the body. We learn to help melt and relieve obstructions to this flow. We support people of all backgrounds as we move through pain and trauma, and we celebrate together in the joy and laughter that are our birthrights. Come join us!

Sensing the wave motion of the craniosacral rhythm is true entry into the ultimate flow state.