Welcome to The Craniosacral Podcast!

Do you love cranial work? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It is my goal to help you integrate craniosacral therapy into your professional life in an authentic and meaningful way.

The interviews and material in this podcast will boost both your intellectual knowledge and practical skill, helping you to create a fulfilling craniosacral practice. So jump right in, and let me know what you think!

-Ryan Hallford

Episode 127 – Liz Hartshorn – Attuning to Fundamental Consciousness

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Liz Hartshorn is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and authorized teacher of Judith Blackstone's Realization Process. The meditation in this episode is designed to attune our awareness to “fundamental consciousness.”

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Episode 126 – Jane Shaw – Meditation to Perceive the Fluid Rhythms of the Body

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This episode is a studio recording of Jane Shaw leading us into a state of fluid perception … within which we may notice rhythms, stillness, and the relationship between these two omnipresent phenomena.

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Episode 125 – Introducing “Meditation March”

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The focus for this podcast during the month of March will be meditation. In this episode Ryan gives a brief introduction to this collective effort which will include audio meditations many different craniosacral teachers.

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Episode 124 – Jane Shaw – Jungian Theory and Biodynamics

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Jane Shaw maintains a biodynamic craniosacral therapy practice in Northern Ireland. She gives lectures, writes, and teaches on mind-body medicine practices internationally, facilitating courses that support both recovery and resilience, and empowered self-expression and leadership for individuals and corporates. 

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Episode 123 – Annie McCasland-Pexton – Invisible Work

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Annie came to the holistic health field via an unlikely route… she started out as a Biologist and then a Lawyer, before starting a family and deciding that she wanted a gentler and more fundamentally fulfilling career.  A stubborn rugby injury that didn’t improve with extensive physiotherapy led her to discover the wonders of craniosacral therapy and begin training in the modality in 2009. She now runs a clinical practice and mentors new therapists.

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Episode 122 – Andy Pike – Subtleties of Intention and the Power of Non-Doing

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Andy Pike is a registered physiotherapist, yoga therapist, and Senior Tutor for Body Intelligence Trainings. In this episode he discusses the subtle ways in which craniosacral practitioners interfere with the full expression of health in a clinical setting. Andy offers post-graduate classes that elaborate on the themes presented in this interview. He is based out of Queensland, Australia.

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Episode 121 – Margaret Rosenau – Fluids, Potency, and Activation

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This episode is a recording of Margaret Rosenau of The School of Inner Health in Denver Colorado speaking about fluids, potency, activation, and health at the 2018 Breath of Life Conference.

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Episode 120 – Ryan Hallford – Six Gifts of Primary Respiration

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In this live-teaching episode Ryan Hallford talks about six effects of the Breath of Life and Primary Respiration: clarity, openness, warmth, longing, simplicity, and courage.

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Episode 119 – Cherionna Menzam-Sills – Meditations from “The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics”


Cherionna Menzam-Sills has released audio recordings of the meditations and perceptual exercises in her book “The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics” This episode includes a sample meditation entitled “Finding Sensations in the Body.”

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Episode 118 – Simon Gosling – Trust the Tide

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Simon Gosling has been in the field of Craniosacral Biodynamics since the 1990's. As the personal assistant to Franklyn Sills in the early days of the Karuna Institute, he witnessed its infancy and now supports the maturation of biodynamic work in numerous countries across the globe. In this interview Simon talks about his history in the field of craniosacral therapy and shares a few things he has learned about teaching and clinical practice.