CranioSacral Therapy in the South Bay

           Karen Axelrod

           Certified CranioSacral Therapist

Mentoring, tutoring, and
CST study groups


Learning the art of CranioSacral Therapy takes years of practice, dedication, and continuing education. One of the best ways to enhance one’s skills is working side-by-side with an experienced practitioner. I offer a number of different mentorship options for the serious student of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. These opportunities are designed to offer students practical, real-world experience using CranioSacral Therapy in both clinical and educational settings. I also offer coaching/tutoring for the Techniques and Diplomate Exams.


Co-Treating Clients for a Day

Mentees will work in my office with me assisting in co-treating my clients. We will meet for a half-hour before the first client arrives to review questions you have, practice techniques, or get clarification on any material you like. We will co-treat two or three clients before lunch, have lunch together where further learning takes place, and then finish the day working on two or three more clients. We will reserve another half-hour at the end of the day for further questions and to review the day’s work.

Full-day fee: $150.

Half-day fee: $75.


Private One-on-One Tutoring

We can do private tutoring sessions on most material from the Upledger CranioSacral Therapy curriculum if that is something you prefer. Mentoring is available in person, on the phone, or via Skype.

Fee: $75/hour.


CranioSacral study groups

 Study groups give you an opportunity to sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of CranioSacral Therapy while networking with other local CST therapists. Prior attendance at the appropriate-level class is required.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system
  • Explore the relationship between the craniosacral system and illness, pain and dysfunction
  • Practice performing the 10-Step Protocol
  • Practice mouth work and sphenoid releases
  • Effectively release fascial restrictions
  • Explore the concepts and practice working with energy cysts, facilitated segments, and SomatoEmotional Release

Because space is limited in these study groups, prepayment is required to hold your spot. To view my cancellation policy, click here

August 12, 2018

CST Anatomy and Palpation

Topic: In this day-long study group, we will review the anatomy of the craniosacral system, including the boney container, dural meninges, ventricles, dural venous sinuses, and how all of these structures move in response to the craniosacral rhythm.

We will also look at the brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves.

This study group will include hands-on practice + lecture and will include palpation/examination of real human skull specimens.

Morning session (9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.): the boney container,

flexion/extension of the CSR, ventricles, and dural venous sinuses

Afternoon session (2 - 5:30 p.m.): the brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves

Prerequisite:  CS1 

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Temescal Gateway Park, Pacific Palisades


   $150 for the full day, prepaid by Aug. 10 ($175 after Aug. 10)

   (Cost includes the parking fee for Temescal Gateway Park.)

Reservations Required:  A reservation and prepayment is required to hold your space.  Please call or email to RSVP.


"Thanks for your amazingly informative,
hands-on learning classes you teach to help 
us all in becoming better practitioners of 
this wonderful modality."--H.S. 

"Thank you for the amazing experience in your office! I learned so much during our time together. I discovered many things about myself that have allowed me to go beyond old limits as well as open new doors of exploration. The day was far beyond anything I could have expected and the “ah-ha” moments were one upon another. I would love to be able to do another mentorship day with you down the road."--A.Y.

"Yesterday's practice session was excellent! I wish I had taped all that you said, so I could listen to you over and over about the anatomy and what each technique is doing and how it relates to the inside of the cranium. I'm on my way to better practicing! Thank you again for everything!"

-- S.O.


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"Words truly escape me on how much your guidance has helped me in such a short period of time."--A.Y.

"Your study groups are fantastic, and I recommended them to some folks already."

"Thank you for an amazing study group last weekend. You really know how to pack a lot of great information into your study groups AND give us practice time as well." -- S.G.

"You have a wonderful way of explaining things and providing excellent guidance for optimum learning. Thank you so much."--C.S.

"Thank you for the learning and the session.

I learned a lot more about what this work is really about and about myself too."--A.M.