FACULTY & STAFF
Highly inspirational and respected teacher in the field of CranioSacral, Etienne Peirsman came to Cranio in a non-traditional fashion. After a a staph infection left him with nearly 20% kidney function, he found that preparing to die brought him the clarity of total silence. In a remarkable turn of events, he was able to heal his own body, which led him to travel to the Osho International Meditation Center, where he was first introduced to Cranio, during an immersive meditation and bodywork training.
Etienne travels the world with his life partner Toshiko, teaching where he is invited to share this opportunity of radical self transformation. He is also launching his first ever online class, that will have fascinating lectures and detailed instruction on all the hand placements, as a resource for students to learn and enjoy Cranio.
Lena Ixchel has been consciously working with her kundalini energy daily since 2008, and has been practicing Cranio since 2011. Her personal experience with the profound healing and transformative power of kundalini has led her deeply into her Cranio practice, and has allowed her to be a witness to that same healing potential in her clients. Lena lives and enjoys a thriving practice in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Ami is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Oregon. She has over a decade of experience in practicing internal pelvic work, structural integration, myofascial release, and cranialsacral therapies. Through her heart, spirit centered intention and potent modalities, she helps guide you to your creative and fertile center. Ami’s offerings come from a lifetime of study and connection with the sacred threads that bind all living things.
Michelle Bush & Ron Novak
Michelle Bush received her masters of Oriental Medicine from OCOM in Portland Oregon and Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She then continued to become a neuroacupuncturist through the NeuroAcupuncture Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico. It was through moving to New Mexico that she learned of Etienne Peirsman and his unique approach to Cranio. After coursing his program Michelle also became director of Peirsman Cranio and holds a passion to make Cranio available to everyone. Michelle's life partner Ron Novak is a graduate of the Hypnotherapy Academy of America as well as Peirsman Cranio. Ron also has a career in film and is behind the scenes for all production of online classes as well as the website.