First Ever
Online Class!

Let go of your secrets, empty your baggage, free up your energy

Etienne's First Ever Online Class!

Let go of your secrets, empty your baggage, free up your energy

Welcome to Peirsman Cranio


Peirsman Cranio Diploma is offered every year January - March in TAOS New Mexico. Individual classes area also offered throughout the year around the world.

Class Format

Each class is 4 days from 9am to 6pm with a 1.5 hour lunch break.  Etienne gives  fascinating lectures, followed by a demo and then you both give and receive everything learned, as he guides and assists the class.

Community Forum

We are establishing an extensive forum where you can access a community of like minded individuals to connect for sessions, ask questions and be mutually inspired. 

Beginners Welcome

Cranio is for everyone. The beauty that comes from conscious touch is a natural ability everyone can tap into. Anyone with a sincere interest in Cranio is welcome!

Etienne's First Ever Online Class!

Let go of your secrets, empty your baggage, free up your energy

Etienne's First Ever Online Class!

Let go of your secrets, empty your baggage, free up your energy

Touching, with loving care is what makes us human

"No matter how screwed up things may become, the original you is still intact.
You can reach your original potential again and again and again. You can reach it every time." ~Etienne
Freeing yourself and reaching your true potential is a choice not only for a great life, but also for a peaceful death. When the time to die comes, what best to be fulfilled, not longing to have more time to let go and mend things of the past. The time to thrive is for now and forever.


Human touch stimulates oxytocin, the “love hormone” that gives you the sense of oneness and connection. Cranio functions through oxytocin to reach a place of NoMind. From there you let go of physical tension, unresolved emotions, excess baggage. Your brain can now reach the maximum space it needs, and with maximal space, it can reach its maximum potential You reawaken the genius within you. Clarity is a given and guaranteed. This is true self empowerment! Come join in on the fun.


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, was first introduced to Cranio, during an immersive meditation and bodywork training. 

Etienne describes Cranio as the closest thing to that wonderful silence he found during his near death experience, and from that time, 31 years ago, it became his life's passion.


NoMind is the starting point to connect with your Midline. Conscious touch is so easy. Once you start practicing it, it will take over. Total feeling takes over, flooding both your body and the person receiving Cranio with Oxytocin. The feeling of being one with nature, with animals, with trees, with stars, with the sun….that feeling for the body is a chemical. Hand placements are simple and the whole class is tailored to be an enjoyable experience that unlocks the door to reaching your unlimited human potential.

You ARE what you always knew you were, a GENIUS

And not just a Genius, but also a perfect human being

What Students Say About Etienne's Course

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Your Cranio school, your way of teaching is amazing because it's not the usual school imprinting, drilling people's heads with information. It's very fluid, it's very dynamic. [...] You gave me a lot of tools that are the basics of CranioSacral. The capability to be silent. The capability to stop and listen. The capability to feel. To heal in a certain way. 
- Guido Baldini | Tattoo Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator CST
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I think that Etienne's teachings are so invaluable and very, very rare. [...] Even though it was a course of Cranio, I got so much more than just Cranio. [...] I experienced a whole spiritual awakening in the classes. [...] What was very interesting after the course with Etienne is that I could use these messages and the experience and the tools that Etienne gave, not only on the table, on the massage table, where I'm doing sessions with clients. I could use them actually in my yoga classes, in my meditation classes and on one-on-one coaching that I do. 
- Kobi | Vagabond Temple
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Etienne just feels to me like I'm, just him being who he is, I'm so lucky to have found him as a teacher. That he's one of the true masters in this area, and that it's so extremely valuable to learn from him that I really need to be taking advantage of this opportunity. Definitely just in the areas of healing and spirituality encountered a lot of different teachers and his humor and his humbleness, his realness, his incredible knowledge and wisdom just really draws me in.
- Anonymous
“This is not just a program to become a practitioner. This program is for you.
To open up your whole being.

Self empowerment is a guarantee that comes out of my own experience
of teaching for more than 30 years. Humans touching humans consciously.
Just that connection is enough to remember who you are.


That's the main thing with this program.

It is simple. So turn it also into a joy.
And you will notice the people that you touch,
you will really touch them,
and they will touch you.”

~ Etienne Peirsman

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never done bodywork, can I take classes at Peirsman Cranio?

Absolutely! One of Etienne's talents is to bring humor and kindness into every subject. He values simple language and is interested in connecting with anyone that has a sincere desire to know and enjoy Cranio. Many Peirsman Cranio students are  yoga and meditation enthusiasts, or simply individuals with an interest in a deeper sense of connection and self betterment. Peirsman Cranio courses are also for you if you are a reiki practitioner, acupuncturists, hypnotherapist, physical therapist, chiropractor, naturopath, or other alternative medicine practitioner who is looking to fulfill education requirements and/or add something new to your practice. As long as you take the Basics class online or in person, you are welcome to then take any class with Etienne out of order. 

What is the Peirsman Cranio Diploma Program?

Perisman Cranio Diploma consists of spending 2 months with Etienne in the magical Taos Valley of New Mexico, learning the entire foundation of Cranio. It consists of 4 Masterclasses + a 10 day immersion. The program is called Radical Self Transformation because by the end you will have not only learned Cranio but will have been receiving it for a full 2 moths, an unparalleled experience for your own self that will transform you and put you back in touch with your infinite potential. It is truly a remarkable opportunity to learn and spend this time with Etienne in Taos. 
Classes are held at Taos Goji Retreat Center. Lodging consists of historical remodeled adobe cabins, each with their own kitchen and bathroom. Some rooms are in the main house. There are hot tubs, saunas, and trails to visit the retreat's resident alpacas, goats and donkeys.  

How is Peisman Cranio similar/different from other Cranio schools?

There are two main Cranio schools, biomechanics Upledger style and biodynamic Sutherland style. With biomechanics, the techniques require practitioners to be active and prompting movement or effects in the clients body. In biodynamic the approach is to be in complete stillness and not interfere almost at all with the process. Etienne Peirsman, having come from a deep meditative practice but also apprenticing with Upledger lies in the middle of these two main schools. He integrates deep stillness naturally and facilitates this easily for students while also incorporating talking during a session as long as this happens once a person is already in a deep relaxation state and the talking is spontaneous and real. This type of talking can initiate profound levels of transformation.

How soon can I practice?

After the Basics class in person or online, you will be empowered to practice 2 full sessions immediately. If you plan to charge for your sessions, you can begin with a rate of $85-$125 per session. Please be aware that some states require a license to touch, in which case you need to be a licensed massage therapist, chiropractor, osteopath, etc. to charge for Cranio. This is a list of States that DON'T have this requirement:   Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, 
Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming. For other states or countries check with your local offices. 

Can I take classes even if I don't intend to Practice Cranio?

Yes! We encourage everyone with a sincere interest to enroll in classes with Etienne, as he considers Cranio a life skill that can bring forth more meaningful connections and it is a skill that can enhance any relationship and also be useful to gift to friends and family in times of need. Many of our students share how Cranio has brightened all other aspects of their life, whether they practice it as a profession or simply as a part of their human potential. 

Will classes be difficult with a lot of anatomical terms?

Etienne is masterful in making seemingly difficult subjects become approachable and fun to learn. He considers being hyper focused on terminology engages the analytical mind and makes it harder for students to sink into their intuitive spontaneous self, which is where true healing takes place. The intelligence that guided your stem cells to create your body, even before you had a brain, is the same intelligence guiding your stem cells now for renewal and repair. That being said Etienne doesn't change the assigned terms for bones or other structures of the body, but he does find fun ways of describing them, which makes things easy to remember, And once students enter into the space he calls "NoMind", the terminology falls away and the magic of Cranio is allowed to fully take place.