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 Italian STILLNESS Czech Click Here to Purchase Czech STILLNESS French - Expanded Edition Click Here to Purchase French
Listen to Craniosacral Podcast: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE German Translation of Craniosacral Podcast 1 Death of Biodynamics Click Here 2 Death of Biodynamics Click Here 3 Death of Biodynamics Click Here
Read the Blog that Inspired the Craniosacral Podcast: Death of Biodynamics CLICK HERE TO READ Read the Blog in German - Click Below: Der Tod der Biodynamik im Bereich der Cranio-Arbeit
Watch the Interview: Non-medical Stillness Touch VIDEO Non-medical Stillness Touch Video with Español Subtitles Read The Interview in German: Non-medical Stillness Touch German Translation in PDF
What is the Stillness Touch Lay Class? VIDEO (English with German Translation) What is the Stillness Touch Class for Practitioners? VIDEO (English with German Translation)
Download PDF: Differences between Stillness Touch and BCST CLICK HERE
Meditations available in the Store  STORE *Part 1: Fundamental Disposition *Part 2: Meditation 
e-Book with 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 This is required Reading for Stillness Touch Lay Class 2) Stillness Practices For Non-Practitioners e-Book with Meditations for Non-Practitioners (cranial jargon is removed)

Charles' 2020 Schedule

For Class Descriptions click this link: Post-Biodynamic Graduate Class Descriptions Click Below for Class Flyers:  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 Click Here to Register: Munich June 11-14, 2020 SA Node Heart as Organ of Perception Post-Biodynamic Graduate Class English with German Translation Click Here 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 To Register:  

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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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