"Ryan Hallford has worked with me for a decade in the classroom. His teaching skill is deep and he is extremely knowledgeable regarding the whole system of craniosacral therapy. His clinical skills are superb and I would classify Ryan as one of the top 10 teachers in the United States without a doubt."
Michael Shea, Ph.D., author of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volumes 1-5.
"Ryan has consistently delivered great educational experiences to our students for many years. He has the ability to explain the complex concepts of craniosacral work in a way that is accessible to students who are new to this style of work, while keeping it challenging for more experienced therapists. Ryan's passion for the work, as well as his experience with different teachers and schools of thought make him an effective and well-rounded teacher. When we bring Ryan in for a class, we know we are giving our students the best!"
Sophia Perkovich, President - Cortiva Institute of Scottsdale, Arizona
"My image of Ryan Hallford is of a life-long student ... always learning, seeking knowledge, mastering skills and new understandings. His knowledge and experience of the wide range of teachings and approaches to craniosacral work - biomechanical, Visionary, biodynamic, is vast indeed. I first met Ryan back in 2000 when he was a student in a class that I was assisting for Hugh Milne. I remember then being impressed by his enthusiasm and curiosity. His probing questions showed me that this guy was VERY interested in this work and that he had already done quite a bit of homework on the subject of Craniosacral Therapy.
Eventually, I assisted a biodynamic training he was giving during a time when he had immersed himself in the study of Jim Jealous' lectures and literature. I really appreciated and benefited from his clarity and depth of understanding as well as his ability to communicate and facilitate these difficult to convey ideas and experiences.
I know that Ryan continues to grow and evolve, so now as he reaches out to serve more people to learn this profound healing work, I am happy. The field needs more dedicated and qualified teachers with integrity and heart for the benefit of all Beings."
Heidi Wilson - Tucson, AZ www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com
"I've taken multiple classes with Ryan Hallford in both basic and advanced craniosacral therapy. Ryan presents his trainings in an intelligent and engaging manner, including daily guided meditations, in-depth morning lectures with slideshows painstakingly curated to illustrate the anatomy and concepts involved, and afternoon demonstrations on students followed by hands-on guided practice with students working on each other. These multi-day trainings, often presented in peaceful retreat-like settings, are well-paced immersions into the world of craniosacral therapy, with plenty of instruction and inspiration to take back to your own practice.
Ryan offers certification in basic (biomechanical) craniosacral therapy, which includes two training classes (each of which I took twice and am glad I did), 20 practice sessions with guidance from Ryan via mail and emailed audio commentary, a practical exam, and a written exam. I am proud to be one of the first recipients of Ryan's certification in basic craniosacral therapy, which has deepened and expanded my services.
I am also pursuing certification in advanced (biodynamic) craniosacral therapy, which is very different from basic craniosacral work. If you seek the challenge of becoming truly excellent in a field that takes years to master, biodynamic work offers healing for both the practitioner and the client.
If you are attracted to stillness and meditation, deepening your sensory and intuitive awareness, the rhythms and patterns of nature, a clear understanding of anatomy, and contributing to your own and your clients' well-being in ways that can be both subtle and profound, you will be greatly enriched by classes with Ryan."
MaryAnn Reynolds - Austin, TX www.wellbodymindheartspirit.com
"I enjoyed Ryan’s classes thoroughly. He is a phenomenal teacher, able to take you from point A to point B without overwhelming you. Ryan skillfully guides students into the experience of feeling subtle rhythms and unlocking deep healing potential. I came out of my initial class with confidence in my ability to intuitively work with clients and assist their healing process. I love the work and use it successfully in my private practice, mostly working with clients suffering from migraines. I have come to understand that craniosacral therapy provides many benefits to both clients and practitioners, and I look forward to continuing my journey in this amazing work through Ryan’s workshops."
Leslie Hill - Hands On Healing, Kyle TX www.handsonhealing.biz
"Ryan's teaching has changed the way I work and live. The material is the most advanced I've been exposed to and Ryan teaches in a very comprehensive way. I was able to begin practicing immediately with Ryan's lead. It's like he has the keys to unlock your intuition!
My clients notice the difference and I am forever grateful for the information."
Sophia Mckinney - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
"Ryan is an authentic voice in the world of craniosacral therapy. He conveys material in a very common-sense way, making difficult material easy to understand. In the classroom he embodies what he teaches, and his style allows the mind to thoroughly absorb the concepts he presents. He is a wonderful inspiration for all of his students as a teacher, practitioner, and human."
Micha Capella - Denton, TX
"Ryan's teaching is very insightful. Being more of a hands-on therapist, his class taught me to slow down and listen to the client's body. With this stillness, I am able to feel what the client is needing. I would highly recommend Ryan's classes to any therapist who is interested in learning Craniosacral Therapy, as Ryan is very knowledgeable and excellent at providing guidance!"
Robyn Reed - Roanoke, TX
"Ryan Hallford is one of the most knowledgeable and engaging instructors I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. His classes are informative, pertinent and potent. He has a way of relating the material that invites understanding and thorough absorption of the topic, regardless of how complex the subject.
Anyone that has the opportunity to attend his classes should count themselves lucky!"
Grant Lessard - Owner, "A Touch of Wellness"- St. Thomas, USVI