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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Books by Charles Ridley

1) STILLNESS In French - updated Click Here to Purchase Stillness in French

2) STILLNESS In Italian - updated Click Here to Purchase Stillness in Italian

3) STILLNESS In Czech Click Here to Purchase Stillness in Czech

4) Präsent in der Stille In German - new book PRE-ORDER Click Here

Listen to Craniosacralpodcast: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE

Read the Blog: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE

Watch the Interview: Non-medical Stillness Touch VIDEO

Watch the same Interview with Español Subtitles

Download the PDF: Differences between Stillness Touch and BCST: CLICK HERE

Charles' 2019 Schedule


Advanced Post-Biodynamic Stillness Touch: Facing Your Grail Wound - A Shadow Work Class April 26-28, 2019 in English Click Here

Requirement to Enroll in the Grail Class: 

1) You are a graduate practitioner and you have taken one Post-Biodynamic Class with Charles                       - OR - 2) You have taken the Initiatory or Mentor.  No Exceptions.


Advanced Post-Biodynamic Stillness Touch: Stillness as Love or By-Pass? May 2-5, 2019 Click Here

A Residential Retreat in the Swiss Alps English with German Translation (Same Requirement as Copenhagen Class)

Advanced Post-Biodynamic Stillness Touch: Heart as Organ of Perception May 9-12, 2019 Click Here Open to any Graduate Practitioner


Advanced Post-Biodynamic Stillness Touch: Heart as Organ of Perception May 16-19, 2019 Click Here To REGISTER Open to any Graduate Practitioner

Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love This is a Lay Class that is Open to Everyone May 23-25, 2019 (Thursday-Saturday) Click Here TO REGISTER


Advanced Post-Biodynamic Stillness Touch: Facing Your Grail Wound - A Shadow Work Class June 6-9, 2019 Click Here for Grail Wound Flyer (Same Requirement in Florence as the Copenhagen and Basel Post Biodynamic Classes)

Prague Countryside

Stillness Immersion Residential Retreat September 19-22, 2019 Contact to Register:


Stillness Touch Lay Class Open to Everyone September 27-29, 2019 Contact to Register:


Stillness Touch Lay Class Open to Everyone October 4-6, 2019 Contact to Register:


Stillness as Love or By-Pass October 10-13, 2019 (Same Requirement in Florence as the Copenhagen and Basel Post Biodynamic Classes) Contact to Register:

Meditations available in the Store  STORE

*Part 1: Fundamental Disposition *Part 2: Meditation 

Meditation e-Book for Practitioners in English, French, or German 

Stillness Practices For Practitioners: STORE

e-Books For Non-Practitioners English STORE

1) Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love 

This is Required Reading for the Stillness Touch Lay Class

2) Stillness Practices For Non-Practitioners

Initiatory and Mentor Classes with Giorgia Milne Click Here: Giorgia Milne's Podcast  
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Dynamic Stillness emanates Pure Breath of Love, a matrix of Wholeness as Life, Form, and Love, by which Stillness Touch becomes a Post-Biodynamic Practice.                                                                        homeBulletread more


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 Pure Breath of Love.

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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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