Hello, my name is Judah Robb Lyons, welcome to our website. I would like to share a little bit of my journey in the Healing Arts and why Michael Thurston and I have created these video courses on both Cranial Sacral Therapy and Rolfing.
Prior to entering the Rolf Institute I was working with horses. My connection with horses goes back to childhood and the most epic adventure of my life was a horseback journey for 6 months along the Continental Divide in 1970. I love horses, but Providence led me in 1989 on a new journey as a practitioner in the healing arts when I was accepted into the Rolf Institute to study the healing system that Dr. Ida P. Rolf left the world. Her knowledge as a biochemist led her to study human structure, gravity, and the fascial system of the body. She believed these were the keys to reorganizing posture and movement and ultimately a new sense of well-being. She created a system in the the mid 20th century that is now practiced widely around the world because of its efficacy.
Unfortunately even though I was accepted to study at the Institute, there was one large caveat and that was the issue of money. I had none and the tuition required was a daunting figure.
W.H. Murray, who led a Scottish expedition in the Himalayas, had a great influence on me at that time. He said, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
The money miraculously appeared over a 3 month period and my life over the past 34 years has been so fulfilling on so many levels. More than I could have imagined.
Five years after graduating from the Institute I began my journey with Cranial Sacral Therapy and Core Zero balancing. Every year for 18 years I would go out and study with someone who had a different approach to healing and add bits and pieces like NMT and the Bowen technique to my knowledge. But, what changed my career, and my life after 15 years of practice, was when I embarked on another magically mystery tour – flying to England every two months for two years to study the biodynamic approach to cranial sacral therapy with Franklin Sills.
That journey changed the entire way I practiced and who I was as a human being! The Biodynamic approach emphasizes the concept of holding and embracing Stillness, and that is with a capital S. Embracing the Divine Ordering Principle, as the founder of CST Dr. William Garner Sutherland called the force/energy in all things, allowed me to enter the Mysterium. That created a new level of success with my clients. When one embraces the concept of the Witnessing Presence, you become more of a listener and a reflection for the system that you hold on your practice table. It permeates who you are as a human being and changes your journey forever. One truly begins to understand detachment from results as you feel blessed to watch people heal themselves from the holding and projection of reflective fields.
I created this collection of video courses so that students could not only save vast sums of money on transportation, housing and the cost of the live seminars, but also give them the ability to come back and view the materials over and over to really ground themselves in the techniques. I have taught live classes in three massage schools for eight years and privately since 1996. I know the value of live classes. I am presently teaching cranial classes in China to a growing number of students. But, the video instruction that we offer allows you to learn the work at your pace for a small fraction of what it would cost to learn the work in live classes. And if you go to our testimonial section, you will see I am there to support you long after the original purchase. I want you to learn the work deeply. It’s our very small contribution to bringing some healing into our world that is so devoid of loving touch.
– Judah Robb Lyons