Mobilizing Cranial Sutures along the Anatomy Trains Lines Live Online with Lauren Christman


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  • April 26 – 28, 2024
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Thank you for your interest! This course is currently full, but please email if you would like to be added to a wait list. 

Early bird price of $350 held until April 19, 2024 / $450 thereafter

Please join Lauren Christman for a practice-enhancing live webinar open to all manual therapists! 

Take your knowledge of the Anatomy Train lines one step farther — into the cranium! In this 12 hour webinar, we’ll look at the structure and function of the cranial sutures, from the lens of Tom Myers’ myofascial meridians. See how postural/movement patterns extend subtly into the head.

The cranium, like the pelvis and rib cage, is meant to transmit force and movements — though on a much smaller scale. The cranial sutures do an extremely elegant job of providing a well-stabilized environment for the central nervous system, which needs to remain relatively still. At the same time, the biotensegrity of the structure allows for compression and decompression at the sutures, enhancing physiological function (blood transport, neural conduction, and movements for swallowing, sinus drainage and sight).

Using the AT lines as a map, we’ll review a selection of cranial sutures — where they are, how they move, and how to tell if they are ‘sticky’. From assessment, we’ll shift to treating the sutures with specific and effective methods. This gentle approach incorporates both mobilizations (biomechanical) and fluid ‘listening’ strategies (cranial wave).

Please arrange for a model during the specified times — the practical learning will include both seated and table work. We’ll also use a balloon for highlighting palpation strategies during the first module.

No prior experience in craniosacral therapy required.

This course will be held live online via Zoom meeting, with plenty of time for Q & A. Students will receive access to the recordings for 45 days after the course ends. You do not need to attend live to get benefit from this course.


*Students will receive a detailed handout including principles, assessments, and techniques.

*These methods are suitable for teens/adults.

Webinar schedule: 

April 26 – 28, 2024

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT 


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT each day

Schedule — break down of topics:

Module 1 (April 26, 10 AM – 12 PM) : Introduction – LC, role of cranium in postural patterns

Principles: distinguish motility/mobility methods, biotensegrity, role of dural membranes
Anatomy review with self-palpation: placement and types of sutures
Assessment methods

* model needed for second hour

Module 2 (April 26, 2 PM – 4 PM): SFL — coronal suture, include explanation of beveling

— frontal notch, include dural interface; differentiate face/neuro cranium

* model needed for both hours

Module 3 (April 27, 10 AM – 12 PM): SBL — lambdoid suture, include posterior dural membrane and straight sinus

— occipito-mastoid suture

* model needed for both hours

Module 4 (April 27, 2 PM – 4 PM): LL — squamous suture
— sagittal suture

* model needed for both hours

Module 5 (April 28, 10 AM – 12 PM): SL — asterion and pterion

— include parietal lift, free vault from cranial base

* model needed for both hours

Module 6 (April 28, 2 PM – 4 PM): DFL — sphenobasilar junction release; dural molding for integration

Q&A, closure

* model needed for first hour

To learn about Lauren Christman and her work, please click here.

DatesApr 26 – 28, 2024
LocationOnline course
Class Times

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT each day


Teacher(s)Lauren Christman
TuitionEarly bird price of $350 held until April 19, 2024 / $450 thereafter. 
Credits Earned12 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 12 CEs IASI Cat. 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
ContactFrancesca at 888 546-3747
or live chat on our website

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