COURSES~SCHEDULE~REGISTRATION 2022-24
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.

 

CLICK ON COURSE TITLE FOR DESCRIPTION, CEUs, and COST

Scroll down to course listing for registration and payment directions.

Click here to see information about Continuing Education Credits 

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TOUCH OF PRESENCE®

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BCA INTRODUCTION
Biodynamic Cranial Approach (BCA)

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

 

October 13-16, 2022

Hamburg, Germany

Click here to register and pay at Schule für Shiastu

Local contact is the office/büro:  schule@fuer-shiatsu.de  +49 40 430 1885 

November 26-28, 2022

Lifeflow Meditation Center

Adelaide, South Australia

Click here for flyer

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne for this course

Local contact is: Kath Garth   craniosacralacademy@gmail.com   +61 438 250 272

 

January 27-29, 2023

Venue TBD
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact is: Bren Schell  brschell@bellsouth.net   +1 803-252-9634 

March 2-5, 2023

Venue TBA

Warsaw, Poland

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact is: Ania Falkiewicz   ann.falkiewicz@gmail.com    +48 509 139 109
 

April 14-16, 2023

Tainan, Taiwan

Registration pending

Local Contact is Jane Lewis 柳芝蓮  janeelewis@gmail.com

May 5-7, 2023

Gainesville Retreat Center 

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Click here to see onsite limited lodging availability

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne

Local contact is: Mary Reis  mary@touchofpresence.com  +1 352-246-6280 phone/text

September 28 - October 1, 2023

Hamburg, Germany

Registration pending

Local contact is the office/büro:  schule@fuer-shiatsu.de  +49 40 430 1885 

 

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BCA GROUP INTENSIVE

Biodynamic Cranial Approach (BCA)

(Introduction AND teacher approval required)

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

Click here to be placed on a list for potential Group Intensives 2022-23. After assessing student interest, we will communicate further with you about the options.

2022-23 GROUP INTENSIVES
After your application, acceptance, and registration, click here to see payment options.

 

GERMANY 2022-23 English with German translation

Click here for the German APPLICATION

Click here for the English APPLICATION

Hamburg and Krummendeich, Germany (4x 4-day) (English with German interpretation)

 

Week #1 Oct 20-23, 2022 

Studio 31, Sylke Känner, Hamburg-Ottensen, Germany

Week #2 March 2-5, 2023; Week #3 June 8-11, 2023; Week #4 Oct 12-15, 2023 ~ RESIDENTIAL

Pegasus Hof, Krummendeich, Germany 

Local contact: Dorothee Knief doro.knief@web.de

The last three weeks are Residential, requiring separate reservation and payment of onsite lodging, directly with Pegasus Hof, for each week #2-#4. Full board costs based on room category and length of stay vary between 249,-€ and 442,-€; which is equivalent to $271-481 USD.

 

Week #2  lodging reservation: click here

Week #3 lodging reservation: click here

Week #4 lodging reservation: click here

POLAND 2022-23 English with Polish translation 

Click here for the Polish APPLICATION

Click here for the English APPLICATION

Warsaw and Godkowojny, Poland (4x 4-day)

 

PROPOSED DATES:
Week #1 October 27-30, 2022

NEW VENUE: Milonga Warszawska Studio, Warsaw, Poland
Week #2 March 9-12, 2023; Week #3 June 1-4, 2023; Week #4 October 19-22, 2023 

RESIDENTIAL: Garden of Good Thoughts - Plajny 10, 14-407 Godkowojny, Poland

(nearest airport is Gdańsk)

Click here to reserve lodging at this venue

Local contact: Ania Falkiewicz grizzlak@wp.pl  +48 509 139109

The last three weeks are Residential, requiring payment directly with Garden of Good Thoughts, for weeks #2-#4. Lodging plus breakfast, lunch, and supper is currently about $50 USD per day for the Oct 2022 week and March 2023 week. A small price increase of $4-6 USD for June and October 2023 is expected.

UNITED STATES of AMERICA 2023-24 ~ the ONLY USA Intensive

Click here for the English APPLICATION

Venue TBA in Charlotte, North Carolina

PROPOSED DATES:

Week #1 May 11-14, 2023; Week #2 Sept 14-17, 2023; Week #3 Jan 18-21, 2024;

Week #4 May 2-5, 2024

Local contact: Bren Schell brschell@bellsouth.net    +1 803-252-9634

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TOUCH OF PRESENCE® 2-day Course

(Essence of BCA for anyone)

September 29-30, 2022

Highly recommended prerequisite to Brain ~ The Matter of Mind, October 1-3, 2022

Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Click here to register and pay with Weg der Mitte

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

November 1-2, 2023

Highly recommended prerequisite to Fulcrums ~ Portals of Wholeness, November 3-5, 2023

Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Registration pending

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

 

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TOUCH OF PRESENCE® RETREAT

(open to anyone having already participated in a biodynamic course with Giorgia)

September, 21-25 2022 ~ Wednesday afternoon - Sunday after lunch

Hof Oberlethe

Wardenburg, Germany

This is a Residential Retreat.

For more information, click below for venue details and lodging

Anyone NOT staying onsite overnight must pay a fee directly to Hof Oberlethe for day use of the grounds and provided vegetarian food.

Click here to register/pay directly to Giorgia Milne for this retreat

Click here for flyer

Click here for venue details and to reserve lodging

Local contact is: Dorothee Knief doro.knief@web.de

December 3-7, 2022 ~ 1 half-day, 3 full days, 1 half-day

Port Elliot Beach House YHA

Port Elliot, South Australia

This is a Residential Retreat, complete with lodging and meals.

Click here for flyer

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne for the retreat, lodging, and meals

Local contact is Kath Garth   craniosacralacademy@gmail.com  

January 19-23, 2023 ~ 1 half-day, 3 full days, 1 half-day

This is exclusively a Graduate Field limited to 16 participants

Canterbury Retreat Center

Orlando, Florida, USA

This is a Residential Retreat, complete with lodging and meals

Click here for flyer

Click here to register and pay directly to Giorgia Milne for the retreat, lodging, and meals

Local contact is Ella Vassallo   ellavas@yahoo.com

April 17-21, 2023

Taiwan Mountain Retreat TBA

Registration pending

Local Contact is Jane Lewis 柳芝蓮  janeelewis@gmail.com

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PRACTICE FORUM 
(For students, graduates, and practitioners of Giorgia's biodynamic courses)

 

SPECIAL SCHEDULE OF GLOBAL ZOOM PRACTICE FORUM MEDITATIONS

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.

 

SATURDAYS: 1 pm/13:00 Pacific Time

September 3, 10, 17, 24 ~ October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12, 19, 26 ~ December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

SUNDAYS: Australian, New Zealand, and Taiwan Time

September 4, 11, 18, 25 ~ October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20, 27 ~ December 4, 11, 18, 25

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WEDNESDAYS: 10 pm/22:00 Pacific Time

September 7, 14, 21, 28 ~ October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ~ December 7, 14, 21, 28

 

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

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ~ October 6, 13, 20, 27

November 3, 10, 17, 24 ~ December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 
* Find your equivalent time zone and date here

ZOOM LOGIN DETAILS

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

https://zoom.us/j/5975186531?pwd=RTNHNFlmL3Y2dHZDY1V3Uzk1OWdtZz09

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, giorgia@touchofpresence.com +1-831-915-5663  

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

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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

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BRAIN ANATOMY ~  The Matter of Mind

(CS Anatomy and CS experience recommended or teacher approval)

October 1-3, 2022 preceded by Touch of Presence® 2-day combo on September 29-30

Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Click here to register and pay with Weg der Mitte

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

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EMBRYOLOGY ~ Spirit & Essence

(For anyone)

none scheduled at this time

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FULCRUMS ~ Portals of Wholeness

At the Heart of every fulcrum, there is Love

(For anyone)

June 15-18, 2023

​Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Registration pending

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

November 3-5, 2023 preceded by Touch of Presence® 2-day combo on Nov 1-2 

Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Registration pending

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

FULCRUM OF BEING

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

Erich Blechschmidt, M.D. Embryologist

(For anyone)

2024 dates TBA

Weg der Mitte

Berlin, Germany

Local contact is the office: berlin@wegdermitte.de +49 30 813 1040

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FLUIDS AND SPACE ~ Explorations Between and Beyond

none scheduled at this time

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NAVIGATION SKILLS ~ Presence and Tonality of “Verbal Touch”

(For bodywork & somatic students and therapists)

February 23-26, 2023

Hamburg, Germany

Registration pending

Local contact is the office/büro:  schule@fuer-shiatsu.de  +49 40 430 1885 

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CRANIOSACRAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE ~ Topic: “From My Center” 

October 9, from 10 am-1 pm Giorgia will be a guest speaker

 

October 7-9, 2022

Schloss Buchenau,  Buchenau, Germany

Click here for conference information

Click here for venue information