CE's and Policy

Participants who enroll in Exploring the Vagus System, Biodynamic Approach to CST, and Zapchen are eligible to receive 18 CE’s from NCBTMB. These classes meet for 6 half days or 3 full days. Participants who enroll in Healing Arts and Ethics are eligible to receive 6 CEs.

In order to receive CE’s and certificates, the student must attend all sections of the class. Make-ups for missed classes can be arranged. Classes are limited to 6-10 students and require a non refundable pre-registration. Payments can be made online through the website or by sending a check in the mail.

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Map to RiverBluff SanctuaryRiverBluff Sanctuary

RiverBluff Sanctuary is located at #115 RiverBluff Circle. Our light green house is on the right just past house #116 (the house numbers are not in order). When you arrive, walk through our driveway and down the outside stairs on the left all the way to the ground level. Our neighborhood has limited street parking. If the space in front of my house is open, you may park there. Take care to not block the neighbors driveway. Extra parking is indicated in yellow on the map. If you need a space in our driveway, call (434) 906-4181.
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Exploring the Vagus System: The Health That is Never Lost

Part 1, 2 and 3

Students learning at a massage tableNCBTMBThrough study of the Vagus nerve, learn the importance of self-regulation of the Triune Polyvagal Nervous System and increase your understanding of the fight, flight and freeze patterns wired into body memory. Experience how gentle touch can facilitate co-regulation by connecting and repairing the social nervous system. This supports healing, accurate perception and development of healthy boundaries.

Part 1

Learn how to listen deeply, gently touching through the body layers with kind loving presence to support healing from stress, fear and shock. Slow guided explorations will help renegotiate relationship to past present and future, for Self and with others. Beginning with skin, connective tissue, kidney/adrenals, brainstem and gut you will discover systems of inherent health that move in the direction of wellness.

Part 2

Deepen your understanding of each individual’s healing matrix, explore how to release trauma from falls, work with the vestibular brain for balance and coordination, contact the kindness of the heart and mediastinum, and learn to balance the endocrine system in relationship with the Polyvagus system.

Part 3

Learn to work with boundary issues, double binds, and trauma coupling. With these skills you will increase your awareness of how early developmental and basic human needs can be met through appropriate touch while healing recent injury or trauma.


Meeting via Zoom with 3 participants at RiverBluff Sanctuary.

Each series: $300
NCBTMB 18 CE’s per part.

Registration Note: Please download the Registration Form, under Intake Forms (top of the page). Finalize your registration by sending payment – Venmo @Janet-Evergreen, mailing checks to Janet Evergreen 115 RiverBluff Circle, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, or click “Register” to pay through PayPal. Let us know if you need a different arrangement.

Saturdays 2-5pm EST/EDT
Part 3
Nov 6, 13, 20 (no class Nov 27); Dec 4, 11, 18, 2021 Register
Mondays 9am-12pm EST/EDT
Part 1
Feb 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 2022 Register
Part 2
April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 Register
Part 3
June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 2022 Register

Organs and the Vagus System

Students learning at a massage tableNCBTMBWith gentle touch, learn to explore mobility, motility, caving, recoil, arcing and other techniques to facilitate healing of the liver, stomach, kidneys, bladder, colon and their interrelationship with CNS body/brain. We will explore sound and movement, structure and emotion to discover our inherent well being and potency. We will draw on teachings by Dr. Tom Shaver, Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, Teri Lee and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Learn visceral manipulation to balance organs for yourself and others. Listen to the innate healing wisdom of the body.

Dates TBD
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Biodynamic Approach to Craniosacral Therapy

Part 1, 2 and 3

Students working togetherNCBTMBCraniosacral Therapy classes are taught with a biodynamic orientation—an appreciation to listen deeply, go slow, and allow the body’s inherent well-being to lead the process.

$300 per part
NCBTMB 18 CE’s per part

Registration Note: Please download the Registration Form, under Intake Forms (top of the page). Finalize your registration by sending payment – Venmo @Janet-Evergreen, mailing checks to Janet Evergreen 115 RiverBluff Circle, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, or click “Register” to pay through PayPal. Let us know if you need a different arrangement.

Part 1

We learn concepts for healing by listening to our fluid body and its inherent potency with a 12-step protocol. Simple, fun Zapchen exercises create a dynamic field for our group process. Texts, models and demonstrations of cognitive and practical skills show how to support well-being in tissue, bones, muscles and organs. Students learn to facilitate the cranial-sacral pump and to increase movement in the sutures of the skull, the sacrum, and the dural tube with respect that is non-invasive and allows a natural process of healing to unfold.

Part 2

We will review the materials in Part One and enhance skills in balancing cranial base dysfunctions between the sphenoid and occiput. There will be an introduction to the hard palate, with gentle touch inside the mouth to balance the maxillae, palatines, zygomatic bones and vomer. Students will learn appropriate dialogue and mediation skills to use with their clients to reduce stress and promote healing. Janet will demonstrate how CST benefits babies and teach a basic infant protocol. Zapchen exercises will continue to support a dynamic and lively field for learning and growing.

Part 3

We review Part One and Part Two and learn strain/counter-strain, emotional process and trauma resourcing, and develop the skills to effectively work with others in a healing team. Each day begins with Zapchen meditation and self-awareness skills to develop perception followed by extended periods of practice in triads. We will explore how to listen for the inherent treatment plan of each client, study trauma responses and techniques to restore health and deepen our understanding of the motility of the central nervous system. At the end of each day we gather as a group for discussion and Q&A.


Meeting via Zoom with 3 participants at Riverbluff Sanctuary

Required Text: Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics: The Breath of Life and Fundamental Skills by Franklyn Sills

Mondays 9am-12pm EST
CST Part 2
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 2021 Register
CST Part 3
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 2022 Register

Zapchen Support Group

People stretching while in a lotus positionNCBTMBZapchen is a practice of simple exercises for development and change for yourself, family or your clients. The exercises are playful, never forced, and profound. They point to possibilities of change and maturation deeper than we can guess. Zapchen gives real and immediate access to the possibility of well-being. This group supports gentle, radical levels of change in the face of the fascinations of old habits of worry, pain, misery, depression and the other common challenges of the human condition. Beneficial for honoring relationship with oneself and with others. We learn together to generate and contain creativity and potency in life.

We will be using the book Embodying Well-Being or How to Feel as Good as You Can in Spite of Everything by Julie Henderson.

Meeting via Zoom with 3 participants at RiverBluff Sanctuary.

Registration Note: Please download the Registration Form, under Intake Forms (top of the page). Finalize your registration by sending payment – Venmo @Janet-Evergreen, mailing checks to Janet Evergreen 115 RiverBluff Circle, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, or click “Register” to pay through PayPal. Let us know if you need a different arrangement.

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm EDT
Fall 10-week Series
Pay-What-You-Can $50-$200
Sept 27; Oct 4, 11, 18 (no class Oct 25); Nov 8,15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13, 2021 Register

Somatic Dialogue for Relationship Attunement and Attachment

Howard and Janet Evergreen$295—Individual
Dates TBD
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Part 1

In this class, Janet and Howard Evergreen share their life experience of 40 years together. With their guidance and humor, you will learn to settle yourself with mindfulness techniques and Zapchen somatic exercises. Explore your Attachment Style and how to strengthen secure attachment. Using the process in the book, you will understand how to repair relationships with your loved ones during difficult times. Reading Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson is recommended. For individuals OR couples.

Part 2

This is an on-going adventure for those wanting to continue to explore Zapchen and Somatic Dialogue. Pre-requisite for this series is that you have attended this group before with Janet and Howard, and reading Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson is required.

Birthing Yourself Process Workshop

Janet Evergreen and Zakira BeasleyFacilitated by Janet Evergreen and Zakira Beasley.

Participants have the opportunity to heal and re-pattern early experiences and then bring this healing to their current primary relationships and life. Each participant has an approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hour session to explore her/his own physical and emotional patterns from prenatal, birth or early origin. Individual sessions are followed by a sharing of group members, integration and discussion. Not all sessions involve prenatal/birth/attachment themes. Each session is unique and participants may also do important work from other periods of their life. The intention of each participant is the guiding theme for the individual session.

Safety is established through interactive principles for the participants to actively support each other throughout the workshop. This group creates safety and a nurturing container to do deep inner work. This format was created to support the most powerful transformations which can happen in a small group setting. The time allows space for integration of material from the sessions, and each person will receive a debriefing time, usually the day after their session, which further supports integration of the session.

This workshop is also helpful for professionals who wish to experience the profound changes possible with healing of prenatal, birth and attachment issues. This is directly applicable to most professional practices involving the healing arts. Participants need to arrange to attend the entire workshop as this is important for safety and security in the group.

Dates TBD
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Pre- and Perinatal Study Group

Glowing image of two ovaTwo year training covered in 10 Modules, supporting healthy attachment and repair. Recommended for bodyworkers, therapists, health professionals, midwives, doulas and somatic educators. Beneficial for those working with children, adults, families or couples and those supporting the child bearing and early years.

  • Year One Modules 1-5: Explore attachment, preconception, birth imprinting, surgical and chemical imprinting, loss and double binds.
  • Year Two Modules 6-10: Explore pregnancy loss, adoption, prematurity, treatments for newborns and couples work in attachment theory.

Janet is a wonderful teacher and embraces the pre and perinatal field with depth, richness, and enthusiasm. PPN goes to the heart of being human. It provides an opportunity to work with our earliest strengths and wounding, with support that invites us to more fully embody and live life with joy. –Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, RCST

Class Co-facilitated by Janet Evergreen and Tonya Ridings, LCSW

Cost: $3,200 Payment plan available.
$1,600—1 year tuition
$800—half year tuition
$3,200—two-year tuition

Meeting via Zoom

Thursdays 6-8pm EST
Year 1
Sept 16-Dec 9, 2021 (no class Nov 25); Feb 10-June 30, 2022 (no class Apr 7) Register
Year 2
Sept 8-Dec 1, 2022 (no class Nov 24); Feb 2-June 22, 2023 (no class Apr 6) Register

Mommies and Babies

Janet with two babiesEach baby has pure innate wisdom and ways they communicate what they know and need. This group will learn non-verbal listening with Biodynamic CranialSacral concepts, Touch Skills, and fun, easy Zapchen exercises. Janet will share her favorite practical and easy ways to balance and center our selves. With these skills, moms can tune in to their baby and themselves. Using these principles in families, often parents and other family members notice that their relationships with each other improve and are enriched.

We will read and discuss a 20-page booklet by Myrna Martin, Birth and Attachment: How to Totally Support Your Baby from Here On.

Dates TBD
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Healing Arts and Ethics

Pink flowersFor massage therapists and those interested in how to set safe boundaries and understand the issues of transference and counter transference. We look at ethics in private practice and review Code of Ethics, including the Standard V requirement. With respect for diverse spiritual paths and ethics, we study the Buddhist Bodhisattva vows and Judeo-Christian teachings.

Dates TBD
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Biodynamic Approach to Craniosacral Therapy—SuperVision Group

A butterfly among red flowersNCBTMBPrerequisite: Must have a private practice and have taken Vagus and Craniosacral Therapy Courses. This class is for practitioners to receive client supervision, group support and deepen their learning. We will use the SuperVision model developed by Myrna Martin, based on Pre and Perinatal Psychology/Attachment issues and include Touch Skills by Kathy Kain to support learning. There will be whole group sharing, Q&A, and small groups of three to take turns giving and receiving support.

Suggested Reading: The Ethics of Caring by Kylea Taylor, In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine, The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van de Kolk, and Dancing with Yin and Yang by John Chitty.

NCBTMB CE’s available

Registration Note: Please download the Registration Form, under Intake Forms (top of the page). Finalize your registration by sending payment – Venmo @Janet-Evergreen, mailing checks to Janet Evergreen 115 RiverBluff Circle, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, or click “Register” to pay through PayPal. Let us know if you need a different arrangement.

Friday Morning Supervision 9:00am-12:00pm EDT/EST
Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17, 2021; Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, 2022 Register
Friday Afternoon Supervision 2:00-5:00pm EDT/EST
Sept 17, Oct 18, Nov 12, Dec 10, 2021; Jan 14, Feb 11, 2022 (make-up date if needed) Register

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