Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness
by Charles Ridley
Random House/North Atlantic Books

“It is a book about consciousness from beginning to end... An inspiring and helpful book for beginner and advanced practitioners alike.”

-Hugh Milne
author of The Heart of Listening

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Upcoming Events


"The Death of Biodynamics"

Click Here: Giorgia Milne's Podcast

Click VIDEO: Interview on the practice of non-doing, non-medical biodynamics that Drs. Sutherland and Becker taught.

Same interview, Click: Español Subtitles

 Initiatory and Mentor Classes with Giorgia Milne

STILLNESS is published in Italian!

This is a revised and updated edition of Stillness: 

Click Here to Purchase Stillness in Italian

2019 Schedule of Courses with Charles


Meditation Evening
April 23, 2019
Open to Everyone
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Stillness Touch Lay Class * 
April 24-25, 2019
*Does NOT meet requirement for enrollment in Mentor or the Post Graduate Classes
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Advanced Post Graduate Stillness Touch Course 3: 
”Facing your Grail Wound” - A shadow work class
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The Requirement to Enroll in the Grail Class: 

1) You are a graduate practitioner and have taken Stillness Touch Post Graduate 1 or 2.
                      - OR -
2) You have taken the Initiatory or Mentor. 

           No Exceptions.


Advanced Post Graduate Stillness Touch Class 4 
A Residential Retreat in the Swiss Alps 
May 2-5, 2019
English with German Translation
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(Same Requirement as Copenhagen Class 3)

Advanced Post Graduate Stillness Touch Class: 1
May 9-12, 2019
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Open to Graduates


Grail Wound Class: June 6-9, 2019
Grail Wound Flyer

(Same Requirement as Copenhagen and Basel)

NEW Meditations and e-books in the Store!  STORE

*Part 1: Fundamental Disposition 
*Part 2: Meditation 


Practitioner eBooks STORE

1) Stillness Practices For Practitioners

 (English, French, and German Editions)

2) The Missing Glossary 
For Practitioners

e-Books For Non-Practitioners STORE

1) Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love

2) Stillness Practices For Non-Practitioners


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In Stillness Touch we access Dynamic Stillness, the potent center that emanates the Breath of Life, which ignites and generates the matrix of Wholeness that expresses as Life, Form, and Love. We connect with these forces within us and by entrainment offer them to others through non-doing Stillness Touch.

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Practitioner and client enjoy an inner body-felt connection to Wholeness. The practitioner is certain that the benefits have nothing to do with them, and the client enjoys being intimately touched by the Breath of Life.

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Stillness Touch practitioners do not orient to the nervous system, nor use a medical disposition: we repose in the heart field, in non-doing, absent objectification, efference, and visualization amid 'don't know.' 

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A practitioner does not objectify a client or treat them. We repose within to sense the motion of wholeness directed by primary respiration and we wait and let it guide the session.  Be Still and Know I AM.

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What People Are Saying:

Blending didactic instruction with experiential practice and group processing, Charles creates an environment conducive to learning at the deepest levels of comprehension.

~ Elizabeth Pimentel, ND
Dean of School of Naturopathic Medicine at Maryland Unversity of Integrative Health



Studying with Charles as he teaches biodynamic cranial work has taken my work to a new level. Charles has challenged me to extend my skills and relax my ‘I’ll fix it’ attitude that I have carried for so long.

~ Steve Schumacher
Certified Cranial Teacher, Milne Institute


Charles Ridley is one of the most authentic practitioners I have ever met in 45 years of working in this field. He is also an explorer and a courageous one.

~ Hugh Milne, author of Heart of Listening

Thank you for the lifetime developing this work. Even more for the generosity of sharing it so freely. Your classes have no padding, no jargon, no hype, and just delivered again and again in deceptively simple words and actions.

~ Selma Lewis, Ph.D.

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