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

Präsent in der Stille German NEW BOOK! Click Here to Purchase

STILLNESS Italian Expanded Edition Click Here to Purchase

STILLNESS Czech Click Here to Purchase STILLNESS French Expanded Edition Click Here to Purchase Stillness in French

Listen to Craniosacral Podcast: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE

German Craniosacral Podcast 1 Death of Biodynamics Click Here 2 Death of Biodynamics Click Here 3 Death of Biodynamics Click Here

Read the Blog: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE

Watch the Interviews:

Non-medical Stillness Touch VIDEO

Non-medical Stillness Touch Español Subtitles

Stillness Touch Lay Class VIDEO (English with German Translation)

Stillness Touch for Practitioners VIDEO (English with German Translation)

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Differences between Stillness Touch and BCST CLICK HERE

Meditations available in the Store  STORE

*Part 1: Fundamental Disposition *Part 2: Meditation 

e-Book Meditations for Practitioners in English, French, and German: Stillness Practices For Practitioners: STORE

e-Books For Non-Practitioners English STORE

1) Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love Required Reading for Stillness Touch Lay Class

2) Stillness Practices For Non-Practitioners e-Book with Meditations for Non-Practitioners

Charles' 2020 Schedule

For Class Descriptions click this link: Post-Biodynamic Graduate Class Descriptions

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German Class Flyer: Flyer in English:

Basel May 21-24, 2020

SA Node Heart as Organ of Perception Post-Biodynamic Graduate Class English with German Translation To Register:

Munich June 11-14, 2020

SA Node Heart as Organ of Perception Post-Biodynamic Graduate Class English with German Translation To Register:

Copenhagen August 27 and August 28-30

SA Node Heart as Organ of Perception August 27

Stillness as Love or Bypass August 28-30

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Initiatory and Mentor Classes with Giorgia Milne

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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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