Complementary Curriculum

In addition to the Core Curriculum, CAS trainees study a range of complementary studies in order to broaden their knowledge and experience.  While basic theory, principles, and techniques from each of these fields is offered within the training, it is not meant to ‘certify’ trainees in any way.  Trainees cannot advertise themselves as being qualified practitioners within these fields, but they may discover an interest in continuing their studies outside of the training. These courses are also offered as workshops, open to everyone.

The CAS Complementary Curriculum includes:

Body, Breath & Sound

BB&S is an experiential series of workshops for singers, actors, wind instrumentalists, and those who teach them. Based on a fusion of Feldenkrais, vocal science, yoga, Doaist movements, and decades of private voice studio teaching, renowned voice teacher Adriana Hardy as developed a concise and practical blend of experiential material for those wanting to understand the relationship between the organization of the body, the use (functional or dysfunctional) of the breath, and quality and ease of sound. The workshops are intense and filled with anatomical, physiological, and practical use information. All CAS trainees must complete at least one BB&S workshop during their training.


Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing is a series of workshops created by CAS Director Robyn Avalon for helping people access and develop intuitive skills. Based on an eclectic range of studies, including psychic skills (clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc), Matrix Energetics®, Reality Creation techniques, MAP program, and Devic, Druid, and Alchemical principles, and Sacred Geometry, the Ways courses offer the basic skills to open more channels and ‘ways of knowing’.

CAS trainees will receive basic training in these skills, as well as practice in incorporating these skills into their work with students. Ways of Knowing workshops are also available outside the training throughout North American, Europe and Japan.


Embodying Grace

EG answers the question: ‘who are you when you let go of all you are not?’ It is an in-depth, multi-disciplinary training for personal & professional enrichment designed for anyone desiring to move beyond their personal knowledge and experience. It consists of five 3-day intensives, plus personal exploration studies in between sessions. It offers a container for deep personal exploration, and the recognition and release of limiting personal beliefs and patterns. EG may be applied as the first year of training at CAS.


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Cranial Sacral

The fundamental principles, anatomy/physiology, and techniques of Cranial Sacral (or Sacred Cranial) work are included in the training program. Trainees learn to follow cranial rhythm, recognize when there is balance or disturbance in the system, and techniques for working with the AO, aka ‘top joint’, and sacrum in relation to Alexander Table Work. Trainees do not become ‘certified’ as cranial practitioners through this training.

Visceral Unwinding

CAS trainees study the basic mobility and motility of the organs, how to release tension patterns and restore the inherent movement patterns, how the organs are designed to offer internal support, and how they relate to primary movement and personal use. Trainees are able to help restore balance and movement through non-manipulative techniques and unwinding.

Deep Imagery

Deep Imagery® was created by psychologist Steve Gallegos 50 years ago as a unique form of guided imagery/lucid dreaming. A blend of Jungian psychology, the chakras system, and Native American power animal work, Deep Imagery offers tools for accessing the world of imagery as a profound and reliable way of understanding the larger implications of body and life patterns. CAS trainees learn basic skills for helping a student communicate directly with their own internal world of imagery. It offers them the tools to help a student when emotionally-charged material arises during a hands-on experience, so that the release process can continue in a safe and productive manner.

Sexological Bodywork

Sex is one of life’s core activities, and being able to address sexual issues is an important aspect of the CAS training. Trainees study accurate sexual and pelvic anatomy as well as hands-on techniques for balancing the pelvic floor for sexual activity as well as for core support in standing and everyday movement. Trainees are introduced to some of the common misconceptions, limiting beliefs, and habitual patterns which can limit a full sexual response, and become comfortable addressing issues with students and helping them find other resources. Trainees do not become ‘certified’ in sexological bodywork through this training. Trainees also have the opportunity to study with Isa Magdelena, Creator of ‘Full Spectrum Sex’ and ‘Libido Medicine. 


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