Art of Sacred Touch Classes
live in a time where so much is changing on the planet as well as in
our physical and subtle bodies. The essence of The Art of Sacred Touch
(AST) is about introducing a new paradigm of bodywork, which supports
the integration of all of our bodies, and propels us on our journey
of transformation. This integrates a comprehensive level of awareness,
healing and transformation in each of these planes.
The Art of Sacred Touch is offered in a series of five levels. It has
the craniosacral system at its foundation, and weaves in hands-on energy
healing, breath, movement, meditation and spiritual awareness into a
rich tapestry where the body, mind, emotions and spirit are all touched.
ultimate goal of these classes is to have us awaken in our spiritual
body to be balanced in all of our subtle bodies, so that we may walk
in an awakened and integrated state in the physical realm.
Five levels of classes are being offered for a total of 200 hours. Each
level of class is four days in duration which may be taught over 2 weekends,
or in a four day format. Classes start at 9am and end at 6pm. Optional
practice days will be offered periodically in the Bay Area. These offer
a space for students to practice and integrate the work at a deeper
These classes are for professional health care practitioners and those
in the healing arts.
Dreams " by Carolyn
Quan © 2005
on the Earth
The Space Within
Galaxies and Sacred Geometries
of Light / Organs of Light
Time of Rebirth
Level One: The Foundation
We learn the basis of touch, and what makes touch sacred. We journey
into different layers of the body, the skin, the muscles, the fascia,
the fluids, the bones and listen to their different stories. Our job
is to be still and quiet enough to hear these stories, and
to invite the intelligence of the body to come forth and allow its
healing potential to speak. When we are centered, whole, and in our
core, we create a space for our clients system to initiate its
own healing process.
We will spend time building a foundation in the anatomical and energetic
understanding of the craniosacral system, using cranial bone models,
charts, movement, and hands-on practice. We will also spend time learning
our internal landscape, and awakening in our spiritual body through
meditation and various awareness exercises.
When we listen deeply and with presence, touch becomes a sacred vehicle
through which the intelligent energy of our body can communicate to
us. It awakens our potential to maintain health and balance, and to
adapt to the unpredictable changes and challenges of life.
Level Two: Heaven and Earth (4 days)
Walking on the Earth
Many of the problems that are experienced on this planet are due to
our loss of connection with the earth. As more and more people open
to higher energies and frequencies, it becomes increasingly important
to be fully anchored in the physical body and connected to the earth.
In this class we connect with the physical structures of the pelvic
floor, such as the sacrum, coccyx, pelvic bones, and the soft tissue
and muscles, which bring these structures together. Through a series
of contacts, students will learn to palpate, open, and integrate these
structures into the whole body.
As we open the pelvic floor and learn to bring all of our subtle bodies
into these lower charkas, we start to create a relationship with our
own bodies and the planet. As we connect to the earth, we open up to
an avenue of energy that is boundless.
Heaven The Space Within
In this class we look at the deeply transformative space between the
sutures and at the higher energies of the brain. The sutures in the
head allow for approximately 40 microns of movement between the cranial
bones. This is less than half the thickness of a sheet of writing paper.
When these 40 microns of movement are restricted, various symptoms may
result ranging from light headaches to severe pain and even personality
changes. Our journey here is to journey into these spaces and invite
them to open and normalize.
As the spaces between the sutures open, we can then begin to go into
the core of the cranium, the brain itself. Here we engage with an entirely
new universe. As we begin to infuse this area with light, it becomes
a gateway to go beyond the physical body to a deeper level of Consciousness.
The body can then be our vehicle for entering into higher states of
awareness, integrating transcendent experience in our daily lives.
Level Three: Spiraling Galaxies and Sacred Geometries
Everything in nature originates with the spiral. More precisely, the
underlying blueprint of the creative universe is based on the golden
In this class we will discover how the body is a natural reflection
of the galaxies. We will learn about the energy field around the body
and its relationship to sacred geometries. We will experience
how our bodies are built in accordance with these sacred geometries,
and how we move and store energy in our body. Trauma is defined as an
action that has not been completed. This incomplete energy gets stored
in the body and under the right circumstances can move out in spiraling
motions. In the craniosacral work, this is referred to as unwinding,
and is an important aspect of the healing process.
Level Four: The
Creation Story (4 days)
The throat chakra loves to express our inner world to the outer world.
However, all too often this natural form of expression gets closed down
or is never allowed to open fully to be shared in the world. The way
this manifests on the physical plane is though loss of movement in the
mandible and jaw area, which can lead to problems such as TMD (temporo-mandibular
joint dysfunction), headaches, neck and back pains, as well as a variety
of other discomforts and ailments.
We will work with the bones and structures that make up the throat chakra,
and facilitate these energy centers to open. We will also address the
importance of movement and sound in integrating these openings into
the subtle bodies.
The Butterfly Bone
The sphenoid is also known as the butterfly bone. It communicates to
us through dreams and has the ability to see and perceive on many levels
and many dimensions. When sphenoid is free and filled with light, our
whole world becomes supportive and nurturing to us. It is our wings
that allow us to soar in this realm and beyond. It is the dream bone.
It is light consciousness.
During this class, we will journey with sphenoid, and focus on awakening
the light within our brain and our whole being. Students will learn
the different movement patterns of sphenoid, and how to invite and facilitate
a process of healing, inviting sphenoid to fly.
"Moonrise Butterfly" by Carolyn
Quan © 2005
Level Five: Cells of Light / Organs
of Light (4 days)
Our cells are constantly being reborn and changed. We can learn to clear
our cells of negative cellular memories and false illusions of the human
conditioning and replace these energies with pure light and love. Through
this process we divinize our bodies, creating a body of light. In this
way, we can truly be Heaven on Earth.
In this class, we learn the process of divinizing the cells, as well
as focusing these transformative energies into the organ level of the
body. Each organ has its own story, and holds various memories
and functions. As we learn more about the higher intelligence of our
organs, we can assist them in clearing the lower vibrations that they
often store and shift into their divine energy matrix.
Level Six: The Caverns
There are different spaces that reside within the cranium. One of these
is a network of pneumatic bones, or air sinus bones, that create an
interconnecting cavern of space within the cranium. These are the spaces
which create the light, gracile structure of our cranium, and give us
resonance in our voice
The ventrical system and venous sinus network encompass other caverns
of space within the cranium. It is here the cerebrospinal fluid is created,
circulated and ultimately carried out of the cranium and back to the
heart to be replenished. The optimal circulation of these systems is
vital to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
We will be looking at the concept of space, and how to best open, mobilize
and invite expansion into these areas within us. We will also look at
the energetic aspect of these inner caverns and their interplay to the
inner realms of our world.
A Time of Rebirth
This will be three special days of movement, unwinding, transformation
and rebirth into our True Self.