Body College Galway 2024

Body College is excited to start a new biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) training in Galway starting in March 2024.

The course is suitable for existing health professionals considering adding a new modality to their work as well as individuals wanting to start a career in an exciting and evolving therapy. Seminar one is an introduction into basic contact skills and relating to biodynamic movements and will provide an opportunity to experience the approach and appreciate the extent of the curriculum.

Body College is provisionally accredited with the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists (IACST).​ We will be the only biodynamic course in Ireland. Within the course we teach all the anatomy you need to be an excellent BCST. To practice in the Ireland it is easy to get insurance after graduating from Body College. It is recommended, but voluntary, to join the IACST. If you no have previous anatomy background the IACST may require you do extra Anatomy and Physiology training in order to join their register.

Body College is also aligned to the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) standards of training (accreditation with the IABT is pending). All IABT courses are 700 hours of teaching – 350 hours of direct class teaching (ten five day seminars of 35 hours) and 350 hours of homestudy.

The bulk of the homestudy is 150 treatments given over the lifecycle of the course. Homestudy includes reflections on your progress, short essays, drawing, meditation practice and reading between seminars. Plus, there are three case history projects in the final year and a longer write up on a clinical condition. Contact skills are assessed via regular feedbacks sessions on tutors during class time.

In the second year of the course a students can do supervised sessions on members of the public in the Body College Low Cost Clinic. Clinic hours are voluntary, but highly recommended, they are a big bonus to the learning process. There is a fee to work in the Low Cost Clinic.

Any queries please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Course Dates Start Mar 2024

The seminars run Wednesday to Sunday. We start at 9.30am and finish at 5.30 pm (except finish 4.00 to 4.30pm on Sunday).

It is possible that dates and tutors may differ slightly due to operational reasons or unavoidable circumstances. Body College will give notice as early as possible if the schedule changes.

September 2024

Thursday 5 September

Cranial Intro Eve Galway
The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Rd, Galway, H91 K5DD

Book Now  Free with Steve and Ciara

October 2025

Wednesday 1 OctoberSunday 5 October

BC Galway 2025 Sem 1 Steve Haines

Apply Now   You can attend Seminar 1 without committing to the whole training.

December 2025

Wednesday 10 DecemberSunday 14 December

BC Galway 2025 Sem 2 Josef Steiner

Apply Now  You can still join at Seminar 2, we will create a plan for you to catch up.

Intro Events


Get a felt sense of the power of non-doing relational touch.

Come and learn about biodynamic craniosacral therapy. The introductory events are designed to provide a taste of this exciting and evolving body therapy science. You will explore through self-experiential exercises the nature of health and how to feel the expressions of health as subtle biodynamic motions in the body. We will discuss trauma and how its effects are safely resolved with BCST.

You will have a chance to meet some of the course tutors and discuss the course structure and material. The intro events are a chance to learn some core skills and get a feel for the style of teaching. They are great opportunities to learn how to touch other people with more skill. People are frequently surprised at how much they can feel, even in a short session.

If you are attending a Galway Intro Event and would like to receive a BCST session with Josef there is a reduced price of €50.00 for a 45 min session. Contact Josef direct:  [email protected]  or  087 921 7562‬


The Connacht Hotel  Galway

Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway City, H91 K5DD

We have been using The Connacht Hotel for a number of years now. We recently moved into The Galvia Suite. It is a very big, quiet room that works really well for the cranial course.

The hotel has free parking and is easily accessible on the west coast of Ireland.

There is a good coffee shop and restaurant in the hotel and easy access to the city centre.

Payment Plans

Body College Galway Payment Details

To confirm your place please pay the deposit as soon as possible. Payment of €750 acts as the required deposit for confirmation of your place on the course as well as covering the first seminar. You can attend seminar one with out committing to the whole training. The training offers three ways of paying:

Payment Plans

Deposit €750 (non refundable) is required upon acceptance. Remainder to be paid according to the following payment options:

Plan 1: Early Bird x1
Deposit €750 plus discounted, non refundable, early bird payment €6150 due immediately after Sem 1. Full amount comes to €6900.

Plan 2: Instalment x3
Deposit €750 plus 3 instalments of €2250. 1st instalment due immediately after Sem 1. 2nd due immediately after Sem 4. 3rd due immediately after Sem 6. Full amount comes to €7500

Plan 3: Monthly x20
Deposit €750 plus 20 monthly instalments of €350 (includes administration fee). 1st instalment due immediately after Sem 1. Full amount comes to €7750

Entry into a Payment Plan is deemed to be a commitment to paying the whole course fee. Fees are non refundable (except covid related cancellations), for full details please check

Payment is via bank transfer to an Irish bank. Bank details are sent after an application has been approved. Please cover bank fees from your country if paying from outside of Ireland.

Body College Galway is organised by Steve Haines via The Whole Body Ltd. All monies collected will be via the The Whole Body Ltd, 46 St Albans Villas, London, NW5 1QY, Registered Company No: 4651143. For more on The Whole Body Ltd and the privacy policy please use link:

The course is designed so participants can attend the first seminar without committing to the full course. Seminar one is an introduction into basic contact skills and relating to biodynamic movements and will provide an opportunity to experience the approach and appreciate the extent of the curriculum.


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