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Release stress, tension and trauma and restore your health and wellbeing!
The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand. ~Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Hi, I'm Kaili!I am a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner (BCST) with a trauma and relational somatic therapy approach. I teach somatic yoga & embodied movement, and facilitate Open Floor Therapeutic Dance practice.I discovered the profound benefits of Craniosacral Therapy on my own nervous system healing
journey after a period of stress, burnout, loss and grief. I experienced the uncomfortable symptoms of chronic pain, a dysregulated nervous system with anxiety/depression, a compromised immune system, and digestive issues.
Craniosacral Therapy, and a lot of time spent in nature, along with an overall holistic approach was key in helping me heal my relationship to my-self and to re-balance my nervous system.Through a lifetime of curious exploration, fascinated by the interconnection between body, psyche, spirit, and
nature, and twenty years working in the health and wellness industry, I have studied many holistic healing modalities and embodiment practices. From nutrition and supplements, to body-based psychotherapy, eastern philosophies and somatic practices, the expressive arts, natural medicine, nature-based shamanic practices and Craniosacral Therapy. All of which inform my practice today.I am a water, rhythm and stillness loving creature and spend as much time as possible in or beside the ocean. My joy is being in the creative healing process, and to be in deep conversation with nature.Being present and connecting with nature seems to resonate a quality of inherent wholeness and interconnectedness back to us. It is my experience that receiving Craniosacral Therapy has the same affect.
I place a strong importance on creating a safe, kind, and compassionate container for our work together. I am drawn to this work through witnessing powerful transformation in both myself and others and have the utmost trust and respect in the human spirit’s ability to heal and move towards possibility and growth.
My wish is for everyone to experience a balanced/regulated nervous system, to touch in with that deep felt sense of rest, safety, relaxation, peace, and general feeling of well-being that this practice offers. Working in this way with the nervous system helps us to increase our capacity and resiliency. We can learn to face challenge with less overwhelm, embrace the beauty of life and live with more ease.
"I had amazing results from my Crainosacral session with Kaili. I was suffering from neck pain for several months. After a session with Kaili, who I found to be very calming and peaceful as well as sensitive, I experienced much more mobility in my neck’s range of motion with no pain. I am so grateful and pleased. I would highly recommend a session with her." ~ Kate Dixon, Nurse Practitioner
STUDIES & EXPERIENCE
Transforming Touch Therapy Practitioner. Touch work for chronic stress and developmental trauma, work of Stephen Tyrell 2020Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner Body Intelligence Institute 2018Certified Open Floor Therapeutic Dance Facilitator Open Floor International 2016Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance (Simon Fraser University) 2013Homeopathic Medicine (2 years of study at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy) 2005Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor for 15 years 2005PLUSfacilitation of many somatic yoga/ therapeutic dance workshops in British Columbia; including sessions in Vancouver, Squamish, at the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center in Paradise Valley, and at the Hollyhock Leadership Center on Cortes Island.
"Peace is this moment without judgment. That is all. This moment in the Heart-space where everything that is, is welcome. Peace is this moment without thinking that it should be some other way, that you should feel some other thing, that your life should unfold according to your plans." ~Dorothy Hunt
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Craniosacral therapy supports regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which underlies every aspect of our physical, emotional, and psychological functioning.
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and how does it work?Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle form of bodywork that utilizes the inherent self-corrective mechanisms of the central nervous system and the underlying forces of the body as a therapeutic tool for healing. The client remains fully clothed and the touch is light and still. The therapist uses gentle, precise touch to aid the body in releasing restrictions and tension patterns; and redistributing its internal resources to resolve a variety of conditions. By orienting to the slower craniosacral rhythms, which are responsible for promoting maintenance, healing and regeneration, the craniosacral therapist encourages the body to restore balance and health.The body contains a profound wisdom that knows exactly how to heal, given the right conditions. Craniosacral Therapists learn how to trust and create space for this intelligence to manifest, supporting the conditions for deep healing.What are the benefits?In Craniosacral therapy patterns of tension are supported to release throughout the entire body which helps to resolve chronic pain, heal past physical and emotional trauma, strengthen the body’s natural healing processes, and bolster resistance to disease while improving overall health.With each session, tension patterns and constriction continue to unravel and release, and the autonomic nervous system can become more regulated, resulting in steady improvements in body, mood and brain function. As a result you should experience less pain/dysfunction, feel emotionally re-balanced, and more like yourself. It truly is amazing to realize that releasing old trauma can make you feel so much better inside and out.Unresolved stressful or traumatic experiences may be held in the body and restrict our natural capacity to heal. BCST provides a non-invasive and effective way to resolve these patterns of conditioning and allow normal function to return.What to expect durring a treatment:Experiences during a craniosacral session are as individual as we are. During the session, you may relax so deeply that you fall asleep, enjoy a pleasant sense of ease, safety, quiet, presence, softening, buzzing, tingling, floating or you may experience tension or held survival stress releasing through twitches. Some people see images or have insights. You may also experience a deep sense of integration of your body, mind and spirit leaving you feeling more embodied and whole. Often what is happening during the session is quite subtle but then you may notice over the next few days that your system has integrated further and symptoms may have eased.Just as your session can vary from another individual's session greatly, the immediate results from person to person can be just as diverse. This relaxed state may cause some people to sleep for many hours after a session, while others may experience a big increase in energy.It is important to note that while a single session can have noticeable effects, more commonly it takes multiple sessions to achieve the results you are seeking. I highly recomend my discounted 3 package session to start!
"I loved, loved, loved my session with Kaili. I have told so many people about it since. But specifically regarding myself, I have slept ever since seeing her! I am so grateful for what she did. My session helped tremendously." Paula Purcell ~Registered Clinical Counsellor
Craniosacral therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illnesses, pain and dysfunctions, including:Central Nervous System disorders
Sensitized Nervous System
Chronic Stress and Tension
Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue
Adrenal Fatigue and burnout Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Empath overload
Acute and Chronic Pain Conditions
Autoimmune disease/ Immune System Disorders
TMJ issues (jaw tightness, pain)
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Sensory Integration Issues
Pregnancy (pre and post natal)
Kaili's practice incorporates Transforming Touch therapy and Craniosacral Therapy, both which help by supporting the systems and organs in the body that are most affected by trauma and stress. Both therapies support emotional regulation and bringing the nervous system out of the sympathetic fight-flight or freeze response, into a healthy balanced state, that is imperative to healing. Each session improves the body and nervous systems ability to function by allowing it to destress and relax significantly so that you can feel better and move through your day with more ease and resilience.
"Settle into the here and now.
Reach down into the center where the world is not spinning and drink this holy peace.
Feel relief flood into every cell. Nothing to do. Nothing to be but what you already are..."
BOOKING & FEES
"Kaili is a skilled, empathic, and compassionate practitioner. In addition to her many years of training in different somatic therapies and practices, she embodies a kind, gentle, and deeply intuitive presence that immediately puts her clients at ease and helps them deepen into the body's natural healing process. Highly recommended!" ~Sobhanā Dilani Hippola
SESSIONS ARE OFFERED AT MY CRANIOSACRAL STUDIO CLOSE TO PIERCY & CONDENSORY RD, 7 MINS OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN COURTENAY.If you can't find the time you're looking for please contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-892-4507, and I will most likely be able to accommodate you.*Please note: there is a small kitty that periodically wanders through the healing studio, if you are allergic this is probably not the best space for you.
Craniosacral –Initial appt $110 for 75min session. Follow-up visits, 60min $95Special Healing Bundles:3 Sessions $270- you save $30
4 Sessions $340 - you save $55
5 Session $400 - you save $90*Packages are non-refundable however they can be transferred to another if you are unable to use..
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"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well."~ Hippocrates
Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows this is true, but few can put it into practice.Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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