CST for Birth - June 30 (FULL) or September 17 (5), 2021
Join Laura for a half-day workshop on craniosacral therapy and myofascial release techniques specifically designed to support the birthing person. These techniques can improve birth outcomes, parental comfort and a smoother recovery. This workshop will entail approximately 1-1.5 hours of lecture including a short history of CST, what CST/myofascial unwinding is, examples of how this work can be applied and more! Pack a lunch and we will eat together outdoors, network among attendees and get to know each other as birth professionals. Following lunch, participants will have the opportunity to practice hands-on techniques so that they can feel the release of fascia, changes in the body, learn how interconnected the body truly is through personal experience, and feel confident in their newly attained skills.
Some of the techniques to be learned are diaphragm release, cranial balance, standing sacral release, and uterine unwinding. We will also briefly talk about several important techniques for infants that can be done as soon as baby is born to help them short-term and long-term.
This workshop is intended for birth workers such as doulas, midwives and nurses who support families during their birthing time. Space is limited to 10 people per class. Register today!
Praise from past participants: "It’s a big topic that you made very accessible. All of your hands on training was excellent and I loved working with others to practice."
" I wanted to tell you that I learned so much more at your workshop today [than another one I attended]"
"Thank you so much Laura. You are a gift to our community."
When: June 30, 2021 from 10:30-2:30 or September 17, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Maple Grove, MN outdoors
What to bring: Notebook and writing utensil, blanket/pillows/yoga bolster/chair to sit on outdoors, bug repellant
Fee: $95 (please communicate any financial hardship if needing pay a deposit and balance before the class)
Refund policy: 80% refund if more than a week prior to workshop; 50% if day of cancellation due to attending a birth
CST for the Whole Family - August 25 from 10am-3pm
tJoin Craniosacral Therapist Laura Hanstad for a hands-on workshop to learn how to help your whole family! This five-hour workshop will include a brief introduction to craniosacral therapy, time to learn and practice techniques to help a wide variety of ailments such as those listed below, and time for questions.
* Ear infections
* Sinus congestion/colds/allergies
* Acid reflux/heartburn
* Respiratory issues/chest congestion
* Growing pains
* Old accidents/injuries
* Sleep issues
* Emotional regulation
The class will be taught outdoors in Maple Grove. We will also have time for a community lunch. Class size will be limited to 12. The class fee is $110/person.
To enroll or ask for further information please email Laura at BloomIntoBalanceCST@gmail.com or click below
Usui Holy Fire III Reiki I/II - Sept. 23 and 24 - 7 spots
Laura Hanstad is a Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Master, a Craniosacral Therapist, birth doula and lactation counselor (CLEC), mother of five and a lifelong learner! Professionally Laura has worked in higher education and adult education in some capacity since she was 15, which is why learning and teaching are some of her favorite ways to spend time. Fortunately, Laura was introduced to Reiki at a young age (thanks to her mom) and grew up with it but went through her own placements, ignitions and attunements in more recent years. She often says it is one of the best things she has done for herself as an adult!
Join Laura September 23 from 9:30am-3:30pm and September 24 from 9:30am-4:30pm (tentative times) for Reiki I and II. Details are below.
Reiki I and II are taught together during a two-day intensive. Both Placements (attunements) are given. All the information and techniques for both levels are covered including:
While practice takes place during the class, it is expected that you will set aside additional time to practice after the class is over. Please commit to this additional time which should be one evening a week for several weeks, or its equivalent, to practice Reiki with one or more people from your Reiki class or with members of your family or friends. This additional practice is necessary to gain the experience and confidence you need to fully utilize the Reiki training.
Cost – $430.00 with a $175.00 non-refundable deposit. Doulas please contact re: deposit. Class size is limited to 10.
Email Laura at BloomIntoBalanceCST@gmail.com and send deposit or full payment to @LauraHanstad on Venmo or 6127101294 via ApplePay
Reiki Sleep Meditation Series - INQUIRE WITHIN for future dates
Join me for a four-part series to improve your sleep by receiving Reiki during guided meditations, sleep journaling, removing both conscious and unconscious blockages to restful sleep, decreasing stress and promoting relaxation.
Two sessions are designed to lull you into sleep immediately after the class and two others will end with a discussion.
Session 1 - Introductions, what does restful sleep look like to you, a few sleep aids, exploring conscious blockages to sleep, guided meditation, discussion, sleep journal assignment
Session 2 - Review of sleep journal, identify stressors with written exercise and discussion, guided meditation to decrease stress, class will end in silence so participants can drift off to sleep if desired
Session 3 - Review of sleep journal, anxiety list exercise, discussion on anxiety list, guided meditation to promote relaxation, class will end in silence again
Session 4 - Review of sleep journal, compare sleep cycle with beginning of class, discuss conscious and unconscious blockages to peaceful sleep, meditation to remove unconscious blockages to sleep, discussion, closing meditation
Payments can be made to @LauraHanstad at Venmo or other methods can be accommodated. The whole series is $35.
Please plan to join from your bed or a comfy spot, in comfortable loose clothes or pajamas, have a notebook and writing utensil. The Zoom will ideally be done on a phone as that way you can be more comfortable moving around and then during sessions 2 and 3 you can drift off to sleep.
Cure Your Own Headaches - INQUIRE WITHIN for future dates
WHEN: January 5 or January 27 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Zoom - link to be sent to registered participants
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: A notepad and writing utensil, computer, iPad or phone with Zoom downloaded and ready to go, an eager mind to learn!
Frequent headaches? Learn how to balance your own cranial bones/plates to aid headaches and relieve symptoms in a one hour virtual workshop via Zoom.
You will learn a brief introduction to craniosacral therapy, discover what your own cranium tells you, learn the cranial bones, then watch and actively participate in how to balance your cranials.
Each class will be limited so there is time for questions and everyone can be addressed. While this class is intended to help you cure your own headaches you can take this knowledge and share it with others to help them or try to help your own family members with the techniques at home.
To register please email Laura with the date you would like to join and to arrange payment and receive further details.