Workshops

EcoSomatics Small Animals

Prerequisite: CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) or animal professional for ESSA1, ESSA1 + 75 sessions for ESSA2


EcoSomatics Small Animals 1 (ESSA1)

In this class, students will learn how to safely approach, handle, and offer CranioSacral Therapy to small animals, especially dogs, of all variety of shapes, sizes, and breeds.

The emphasis is on the core principles and practice of Upledger CST, and includes listening stations, diaphragm releases, cranial vault anatomy and techniques, anatomical differences amongst breeds and species, clinical considerations, including pathological processes and diseases transmitted from animals to humans or humans to animals, gait analysis - normal and faults, as well as a multi-step protocol for offering CST for small animals. Class time consists of lectures with plenty of hands-on lab time (practice is on animals only).

EcoSomatics Small Animals 2 (ESSA2)

This 4 day class provides an opportunity for Animal Health Care Professionals and/or CranioSacral Therapists to continue to explore and expand their small animal CST skills and interspecies communications. Course material is more in depth, and techniques learned in Level 1 are reviewed, expanded upon, and augmented by techniques to include more anatomy & biomechanics, sutures, neural pathways, kinetic chains, and more.  Class time consists of lectures with plenty of hands-on lab time (practice is on animals only).


Testimonials

"It was a great class and it really was (an) amazing review and deepened my understanding of CST."

May, 2015

"Taking the small animal class taught me so much. I was surprised how different the techniques are for animals."

May, 2015

"I think this class helped me understand the human craniosacral system much better."

May, 2015

"Puts the human work into an even clearer perspective."

May, 2015

"These techniques are very valuable for animals with "behavioral" problems - often the problem is pain induced."

May, 2015

"Amazing experience. Lots of great information, techniques explained and shown in excellent, easy to understand way."

July, 2015

"Sandi has a very thorough knowledge and understanding of all the concepts. She is a very charismatic instructor with hands-on approach. Sandi also exceeded my expectations - excellent course material and manner of teaching."

July, 2015