about Ginger

biodynamic practitioner & educator
yoga & meditation teacher

I am Ginger Crisenbery (she/her), a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) registered with the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings, and designated a Full Instructor by Dr. Michael Shea.

There were two-count-em-two other massage therapists in Evanston when I graduated from Class One of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1982. Later I received certification in Myofascial Therapy and Polarity Therapy, and trained in a number of other modalities including shiatsu, western herbalism, and various forms of energy work. I let go of the massage practice around 2005 in order to specialize in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, which I had begun formally studying in 2000, graduating in 2003 from a 2.5-year training.

One of the things that first excited me (and still does) about biodynamic work is that it has a nuts-and-bolts solid ground in physiology, yet at the same time works with far subtler forces in the body. Endless wonder.

Some of my early teachers were Michael Kern DO, Thomas Walker and Gale Loveitt. I spent six years as an assistant teacher and teacher-in-training with Dr. Michael Shea in the St. Louis area and at the New York Open Center. I am in deep bow to Michael Shea for his guidance. In 2007, he encouraged me to begin teaching. I started with introductory workshops, and in 2012, I began teaching 2.5-year biodynamic craniosacral foundation trainings to small groups.

As well as maintaining a private practice in Evanston, I enjoyed working for The AIDS Alternative Health Project in the mid-90s and Palliative Care & Hospice of the North Shore in the mid-2000s.

squirrel-feeding, tree-hugging, coffee-drinking, freelance-thinking, chocolate-loving, grandmother, mom, wife, swāmi, body-worker, dust-speck, yoginī, cusser, sanskritist, meditator, kālapuruṣa, seamstress, gardener...