I love teaching, love witnessing students begin to feel the cranial rhythm, develop the presence and skills for this work and grow as healers and then return with the stories of their own clients’ healing. This work is powerful and has the potential of healing not only individuals but this beautiful world we live in.~ Ursula
Recognized as a leader in Cranio-sacral Therapy education and progressive hands-on healing modalities, Ursula Popp offers state-of-the-art classes for healthcare professionals. She brings to the classroom over 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare and personal development and her expertise in Counseling, Coaching, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine, Zen Meditation and Spiritual Mentoring.
Ursula’s classes extend the participant’s learning way beyond technical training to encompass deep personal and professional development and transformation as true healers.
Ursula offers both introductory and advanced continuing education classes (CEUs) in Cranio-sacral therapy and bodywork. Students often begin with the Introductory Workshop and then continue to deepen their understanding and improve their Cranio-sacral techniques by taking the Core Series and additional Advanced Bodywork Classes. Students completing both the Core Series, three Advanced Bodywork Classes, and a required number of outside assignments, including written and practical exams, are eligible for Cranio-sacral Therapy Certification through the Certification Program.
Your teaching and guidance are of the highest caliber that I have had the pleasure and honor of experiencing in my life thus far, and I am so humbly grateful. It's a journey of continuing to open my heart, and I am so happy to be connected with such beautiful beings on this path. ~ Judy Macnak
Ursula teaches an integrated form of Cranial-Sacral therapy, including the biomechanical, the functional and the biodynamic approaches to this work, teaching her students to use appropriate techniques to respond to clients’ needs.
William Garner Sutherland is the founder of the form of Cranial-Sacral therapy most familiar in the West. Until late in his life he focused in his teaching on the movement of the cranial bones and the intracranial membrane system, exploring the biomechanical system. The Upledger Institute follows this part of Sutherland’s teaching, which results in a heavy form of intervention. Toward the end of his life Sutherland talked expressively about the fluids that promote the movement, and came to explore the healing properties of these fluids and the potential of healing when addressing the fluids directly. His student Rollin Becker wrote and taught extensively about this aspect of Cranial-Sacral therapy. This part of Sutherland’s work then found its expression in the biodynamic approach to the work with an absence of direct intervention. Hugh Milne added a spiritual and psychological view to the biomechanical aspects of the work, which might now be known as functional cranial work, resulting in a light intervention. To Ursula, there is no "better", "True" or "Right" approach, as is sometimes promoted, but rather she believes that each approach brings different wisdom, perspective, and healing potential, which are appropriate at different times with different clients. Students in Ursula’s classes become familiar with each of the various approaches.