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Touch of Presence®


Giorgia is currently teaching these live courses in the locations listed below. The Introduction Course offers the foundation for understanding Touch of Presence® and the Biodynamic Cranial Approach (BCA). It’s the perfect way to orient to this work and also benefit the most from the other courses. The Group Intensive Course offers a deep, year-long immersion as a cohort of students. The Intensive is for those who wish to learn to offer this hands-on modality or integrate it into their current practices and daily life. The other courses provide portals of experiential insights into the BCA principles of Touch of Presence®.

This English language page is the most comprehensive and provides information about all courses, dates, locations, venues, and local contacts. Clickable links take you to registration/payment pages, flyers, lodging reservation pages, and local travel information.


Those courses offered outside English-speaking countries are specifically also listed on the respective pages translated into German, Czech, and Polish.




Scroll down to course listing for registration and payment directions.

Click here to see information about Continuing Education Credits 




Biodynamic Cranial Approach (BCA)

(Provides the prerequisite orientation and preparation to join the next Group Intensive, selected

Touch of Presence® Retreats, and the twice weekly Practice Forums via Zoom)

June 8-10, 2024

Space at the Mill

Manchester, UK

Click here to register and pay for this course

Local organizer is Sarah Wilkins  +44 (0) 7980 659 419

June 13-16, 2024


Morschach, Schwyz, Switzerland

Click here for flyer

Click here to see onsite limited lodging availability

Reach out to local contacts/organizers to register and make payment:

Estelle Sturzenegger   +41 79 770 70 95

Uschi Niederer Rüegg

July 27-29, 2024

Gainesville Retreat Center (GRC)

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact is: Mary Reis +1 (352) 246-6280

Click here to see info about GRC lodging

September 21-23, 2024

Piersmann Cranio Sacraal Academie

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Click here for details and to register/pay

Organizer and local contact is: Amélie Bertin

October 3-6, 2024

Ivy Langer dance studio

Prague, Czech Republic

Click here for details

Local contact and organizer is: Ondrej Fuk 

October 10-13, 2024

Schule für Shiatsu

Oelkersallee-Hamburg, Germany

Click here to register and make payment

Local contact is the office/büro:  +49 40 430 1885 




Biodynamic Cranial Approach (BCA)

(Introduction or another introductory biodynamic course with Giorgia AND teacher approval required)

Intensives  run for a year and require you to commit to 120 hours of study and practice within a cohort.

After your application, acceptance, and registration, click here to see PAYMENT OPTIONS.


POLAND 2024-25 English with Polish translation (4x 4-day)

Click here for an English version of the Polish Application 

2024 ~ UPDATED venue for Week #1 June 27-30 Przekorna 33, 02-971 Warsaw

Lodging and meals on your own. Please see the reg/pay page for an onsite option.


RESIDENTIAL: Jaworowy Dom - Jawor 12A 56-330 Cieszków

2024 ~ Week #2 September 26-29

2025 ~ Week #3 February 20-23; Week #4 June 12-15


Lodging and meal reservations for weeks 2-4 are made by the organizer. The organizer will send information regarding the payment amount to be prepared and delivered on-site in cash upon arrival.

Local contact: Ania Falkiewicz +48 509 139109

UNITED STATES of AMERICA 2024-25 English only (4x4-day)

The ONLY USA Group Intensive 

Gainesville Retreat Center (GRC)

Gainesville, Florida, USA

2024 ~ Week #1 August 1-4; Week #2 December 5-8

2025 ~ Week #3 April 3-6; Week #4 August 7-10 

Click here to see info about GRC lodging

Local contact is: Mary Reis +1 (352) 246-6280

Click here for the English Application

GERMANY 2025-26 English with German translation

Hof Pegasus

Krummendeich, Germany (4x 4-day) 

2025 ~ Week #1 February 27-March 2; Week #2 June 5-8; Week #3 October 9-12

2026 ~ Week #4 February 19-22

Click here for the English version of the German Application

Click here for information about Pegasus

Local contact: Dorothee Knief


Participants are responsible for reserving their onsite lodging + meals by payment

directly to Pegasus Hof.

The four links to reserve lodging + meals for each week of the Intensive are available on the payment webpage.

Click here for those lodging/meals PAYMENT OPTIONS.


The ONLY USA Group Intensive ~ English only

Louisville, Kentucky, USA (4x4-day)

This course has begun and is now closed.

Week #1 May 11-14, 2023; Week #2 Sept 7-10, 2023;

Week #3 Jan 18-21, 2024; Week #4 May 8-11, 2024

The Center for Educational Therapy

Local contact is: Mary Reis +1 (352) 246-6280

Click here for directions, lodging, and nearby restaurants 


Click here for the English APPLICATION, good for any venue

Click here for the Czech APPLICATION, various venues



(Prerequisite is the completion of any biodynamic introductory course with Giorgia)

TAIWAN: April 17-21 2024 ~ 1 half day, 3 full days, 1 half day

Prerequisite Introduction course is offered April 11-14 at the same venue

Lion’s Head Mountain Temple, Taiwan

Click here for flyer

Local contact and organizer is: Jane Lewis

GERMANY: May 29 - June 2, 2024 ~ 1 half day, 3 full days, 1 half day

Arrival between 2 and 3 p.m., start at 4 p.m. on May 29.

Hof Pegasus

Krummendeich, Germany 

Click here for German/English flyer

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact: Dorothee Knief


(For students, graduates, and practitioners from Giorgia's biodynamic courses)



For the indefinite future, Giorgia is offering two global meetings per week.

More dates may be offered later. Please check back on this page for timely updates.


2024 SATURDAYS: 1 pm/13:00 Pacific Time

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25 ~ June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

2024 SUNDAYS: Australian, New Zealand, and Taiwan Time

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 ~ April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26 ~ June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2024 WEDNESDAYS: 10 pm/22:00 Pacific Time

March 6, 13, 20, 27 ~ April 3, 10, 17, 24

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ~ June 5, 12, 19, 26

2024 THURSDAYS:  European, Australian, New Zealand, and Taiwan Time

March 7, 14, 21, 28 ~ April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ June 6, 13, 20, 27

* Find your equivalent time zone and date here

Use the same zoom link and password as for the twice a week Practice Forums 
Saturdays at 12:00 Pacific time 
2024: May 18 ~ August 10 ~ November 23

This is the Join Zoom Meeting link to use on the scheduled time and date for your time zone:

Meeting ID: 597 518 6531

Password: stillness (as needed)


Click here for Zoom Meeting Directions and calling in by phone (audio only).


Zoom portion only for now and also in person when it is once again safe to gather in this way.

When in-person gatherings resume, they will take place at:

Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley

933 Parker St., #38, Bay 5

Berkeley, CA 94710

Contact: Giorgia Milne, +1-831-915-5663  

*Please email Giorgia to let her know if you will attend in Berkeley.*

CRANIOSACRAL ANATOMY ~ Distinction within the Functional Whole

(For anyone. Recommended foundation class for any CST and of great value for other modalities. Suggested pre-requisite for Brain)


none scheduled at this time


BRAIN ANATOMY ~  The Matter of Mind

(CS Anatomy and CS experience recommended or teacher approval)

none scheduled at this time


EMBRYOLOGY ~ Spirit & Essence

(For anyone)

none scheduled at this time

FULCRUMS ~ Portals of Wholeness

At the Heart of every fulcrum, there is Love

(For anyone)

none scheduled at this time


“You are your most you at the moment of conception.”

Erich Blechschmidt, M.D. Embryologist

(For anyone)


FLUIDS AND SPACE ~ Explorations Between and Beyond

none scheduled at this time


NAVIGATION SKILLS ~ Presence and Tonality of “Verbal Touch”

(For bodywork & somatic students and therapists)

October 18-20, 2024 English only


Copenhagen, Denmark 

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact is: Susanne Glending

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