Join me for 

Learning to Listen I

an introduction to Craniosacral Therapy

with Catharine Brook Anderson

Learning to Listen is a series of trainings that I have created combining the best of the principles of Craniosacral work and Mind-Body modalities that bring freedom to Body, Mind, and Spirit. 

About the Training...

Learning to Listen I is open to beginners, professionals and anyone who is curious about how to move energy through their body and how to learn more about their body.

​In this 20hr training you will:

  • Learn the theory and methodology of Craniosacral Therapy

  • Develop your understanding of body energetics and healing touch

  • Practice hands-on methods that balance the central nervous system

  • Take home skills that you can use to support yourself and your loved ones

  • Grow your capacity to listen

Practitioners will learn how to work with their clients and discover how to integrate this work with the modalities they are already licensed to practice.

Learning to Listen I, will be held in a retreat-style setting, at the Fensalden Manor.


The Fensalden Manor is a beautiful, historic home on the Mendocino coast. It is a sanctuary retreat center for artistry, healing, and spirituality. You can see and hear the ocean from the house, cozy up by the many fireplaces, walk on the seven acres of open land, and share meals in the large kitchen and dining room. It is a homestyle, intimate experience, and a beautiful space to be studying this kind of bodywork that connects us more deeply to ourselves, each other, and our environment.

About the Experience...

I was invited to teach this course this past January. We were able to run the event at the Fensalden Manor, in a Covid safe environment. The experience was transformational! I can't tell you how magical it was to be there. We studied during the training hours, and in our downtime were able to play music together, share stories, have challenging conversations, and beautifully connect.

What to expect:​

The retreat begins Thursday evening with a Meet & Greet and group dinner. Arriving Thursday allows time to ground, explore your surroundings, and settle into your sleeping space. Some attendees are not able to make it until later in the evening and that is okay.

Learning to Listen is a 20 hour training spread throughout your stay. There will be morning and afternoon sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of about 3-4 hours each with a break in between where you can take time to explore the stunning facilities, enjoy the ocean views, or relax and take time to yourself before the afternoon session. Sunday's session ends at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm. You are welcome to stay the night and leave Monday morning, or head home if you need. 

Meals will be catered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Simple, organic, whole foods will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will make the appropriate accommodations.

In the evenings bring an instrument if you'd like, or bring art materials if you like to do that. Bring a book. You can enjoy sitting by the fireside, or if it is warm, enjoy being outside in the acres of land that have ocean views around the house. It is really a special experience.


  • 20 hours training in the fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy: $450.00

  • Accommodations to include: all meals, use of the retreat center with it's beautiful facilities, and sleeping arrangements will range between $330-$790. (Cost dependent on room selection)

***Sleeping arrangements are limited, book quickly to reserve your preference. 

***Bedrooms are available to individuals, or to reduce the rate share a room with a friend, or bring your partner. Select 'Double Occupancy' when registering.

Have a question about the training?

Hear From Previous Participants...

Tori attended Learning To Listen I in April 2021
Nol attended Learning To Listen I in January 2021


"Catharine is an excellent facilitator. I appreciate her calm presence, her pace, and her ability to support the group in both learning and relationship building in such a short time. Catharine encourages emergence, creativity, curiosity, and fun!"

"Catharine was so gracefully on point and held a secure and supportive container for us all!"

"Catharine has a grounding presence. I loved the way she responded to emergent topics and wove them into the experience. It felt like there was room for everyone to be authentic, bring their knowledge, and ask questions without feeling rushed or like we were falling behind. She is a great container holder and facilitator."

"Catharine was great- she felt focused, she allowed for different kinds of learning, she was grounded but still curious."

"Catharine's ability to listen fully to each person share their reflections, take the time to process it (and sometimes clarify) and allow that to have all of the time it needed without ever projecting stress around covering the class material. And still manage to cover all of the class material. I told Catharine in detail in the kitchen how much I learned from watching her teach, and would probably take ANY of her courses (on whatever topic) just to try to learn those qualities by osmosis."

"I loved learning the history, and connected a lot to what felt spiritual about co regulation and collective healing. I also loved learning about the skull bones and their movement."

"I would come back anytime to Fendsalden! The hosting atmosphere was unparalleled."

"I loved the retreat. I loved receiving and giving so much healing touch and feeling my whole system was rewired to a place of integrated peace."

"Catharine listens deeply as she teaches. She holds a gentle, but strong space where I felt a lot of permission to ask questions and feel unsure, while also feeling permission to step into my own innate confidence."

"It was an extraordinary experience being part of this immersion. It was a retreat, yes, but also a training, a party, a collaboration, and a deep dive. The space was perfect for what we were exploring and the group that came together. I enjoyed the time we spent in learning and practice and also the time we had for connection, creativity, and play. This was the first bodywork training I have ever done and I learned so much by just letting myself integrate the teachings and touch bodies. I felt I was able to drop in more and more and felt myself part of something integral and magical."