Tania Gallindo RCST BCST
My name is Tânia Gallindo, and I am a Craniosacral Therapist and creator of Craniosexual Dynamics® workshops and private sessions, integrating awareness of body and sexuality with a soul. I also offer bodywork treatments based in Shiatsu and mindfulness.
What I offer is an opportunity to journey into the presence of your own body, to become aware of a world you might not inhabit very often but is nonetheless there, alive in you, it is you. In that welcoming to what is in you a ground is laid, where understanding and healing will start to unfold at different speed for different people. My witnessing of your process is supported by deep listening, compassion and stillness and a capacity to hold the space to whatever arises in each session. Your willingness, openness, and curiosity in your unfolding are important factors in working with me.
I was born in Brazil, where I studied Drama and Dance worked as a performer and director. I came to the UK in 1988, and continued to work as a performer, but became more-and-more interested in complimentary therapy, particularly in relation to mothers and babies.
After the birth of my daughter at home which was the most amazing experience I had in my life, I immersed myself in the art of Baby massage, and to further my development I joined the one year post-graduate diploma course for Shiatsu Practitioners run by internationally renowned teacher Suzanne Yates in Bristol. It was an excellent experience.
I have trained as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist with CTET (Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust), which has been at the cutting edge of biodynamic craniosacral therapy in England for over 20 years. I have recently joined CTET as an assistant tutor.
I studied Shiatsu with Sensei Ken Waight, at The European School of Shiatsu and Movement, and was privileged to practice Kitaido, a martial art developed by him while he lived in Japan. Practicing Kitaido led me to a deep understanding of the energy in my body, and informed my practice immeasurably.
I studied Zen Bhuddist meditation with Tenshin Fletcher Roshi, Abbot at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Centre in California, and I was deeply inspired by his teaching in the retreats he runs in England and Wales. Since then I have been practicing many types of meditation, from Vipassana to Tantra. I love to connect to the stillness within myself and my clients, where life anew is continuously emerging.
Craniosexual Dynamics© and Women's Sexuality
In 2011 I embarked on a journey of self-discovery that involved awakening to my whole being as a woman. I have participated in various trainings with various Tantra teachers but mainly inspired by the work of Shakti Malan whom I have recently (2014) completed a year's training with in Facilitating Awakening and Healing Women's Sexuality. This experience has helped me to find a clearer direction as to where I want to go with the workshops I have been facilitating for women since 2012. I offer coaching sessions on Awakening and Healing Women's sexuality also via Skype.
By honouring and acknowledging my feminine sexual being I gained more vitality, joy and sensitivity in all spheres of my life. By opening one's body and soul to the subject and detaching ourselves from conditioning patterns inherent in our society, a refreshing freedom arises. In that freedom, natural forces can run through our beings unhindered and with the potential to change this world into a more sane place. My attraction to work with women comes from the fact that even though women are also influenced by the ways of patriarchy there is still the old feminine essence latent in us women, waiting to wake up. This waking up has a huge potential for a change in how things are run in this planet, such as the rampant destruction of our mother earth.
In 2014 I created Craniosexual Dynamics (Integrating awareness of body and sexuality with a soul) which aims to prepare body therapists to approach the subject of sexuality with more ease in their work with clients. In the past 2 years as part of my own research into the subject of women's sexuality I have treated various women's using what I now call Craniosexual Therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist( CTET)
Shiatsu Practitioner with post-grad in Pregnancy and Babies (Baby Massage)(E.S.S.T.M)
Awakening and Healing Women's Sexuality Coach
Member of the Craniosacral Association of UK.
Other available therapies
Awakening and Healing Women's Sexuality Coaching
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Fees varies depending which clinic I see you. For more details on that contact me.
At my practice in Earlsfield fees are £65 first visit (90min) and subsequent visits £50 (60min)
Home visit: Starting from £100 (60 min) depending on location
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR BABIES
Tuesdays: 9am to 4pm - Fee £30 - Treatment on other days will be charged £50-£45. For more details please contact me.
Earlsfield £100 first visit (90min) and subsequent visits £75 (60 min)
Home visit: £100 - 60 min £140 - 90 min.
AWAKENING AND HEALING WOMEN'S SEXUALITY
£60 (60 min)
One-to-one or short term Skype.
CRANIOSEXUAL THERAPY (CST)
Fees for this treatment is £80 per hour and you must have a 15min Skype call before we go ahead with the session.
"Thank you very much for the simply wonderful Shiatsu treatment. It felt fantastic! I think you have a real gift for Shiatsu. I will certainly be making a return visit"
Annabel Hargrave, Active Birth and Yoga Teacher
"Craniosacral with Tania has been for me and my children a very nourishing experience that has helped us through difficult times. She is a sensitive, gentle and skillful therapist. Her ability to connect with the energy flow in our bodies cannot be fully described in words, but the experiences we had were exceptionally profound and positive."
Raquel Pinto, Mother
"I think your Craniosacral treatment was so powerful for Both Jack and I, he has been much better since his treatment much more comfortable and far fewer digestive problems."
Thank you again."
Louise Footner, Mother
"Tania has been giving Shiatsu massages to me for most weeks for almost two years. She is very conscientious and professional.
I have gained from Tania's Shiatsu treatments in two particular areas. Firstly, aches (from sports injuries) in my knees or spasms in my back are minimized or eliminated by her treatments, to a much greater extent than through using a physiotherapist. Secondly, the pressures and stresses of my work are considerable, and I find her treatments very helpful from a relaxation/well-being point of view.
I unhesitatingly recommend her - she is excellent!"
Clive Williams, Business Entrepeneur
I recently had a series of Craniosexual Therapy sessions with Tania and just wanted to share my story to hopefully encourage other women who may be hesitant or think it is not important enough to focus on their own sexuality. Initially, committing to the the two hour weekly sessions for four weeks seemed an extravagance of time, particularly with a toddler, but it has been the most worthwhile and enduring gift I have given myself (and in time, hopefully my daughter).
The subject of the treatment was to address my lack of libido, inability to orgasm and dislike of my body. To be honest, this isn’t what inspired me to contact Tania. It was only after I read more about her as a therapist that I became interested in what lies beneath all this, the sexuality and sexual energy of being a woman. My hope was to finally feel comfortable with my body and myself to subsequently become a better role model in the future for my daughter.
I could not have imagined the experience of awareness and awakening that this process has given me.
I have tried, with minimum success, various therapy over the years to improve my self esteem/self worth, so I find it hard to believe myself how after four sessions I feel so incredibly ‘womanly’. It’s very difficult to explain this feeling, particularly without it sounding trite, but I feel I have discovered my innate and fundamental ‘womanness’. I feel like I have gone back to basics. In my core I feel nurturing, calm, womanly, beautiful, confident, maternal, strong. I realize that sexuality is not ‘sex’ but a sexual energy that allows you to feel empowered not vulnerable.
This wasn’t a quick fix, I’m not ‘cured’ but I have a new sense of who I am and that is a very powerful (and empowering) state to be in.
I had a wonderful connection with Tania, and although I don’t think that was unique to me, it did allow me to feel that I was in a safe, discreet and supportive environment. I revealed intimate experiences and thoughts; some of her exercises pushed me out of my usual comfort zone; and our discussions challenged my way of thinking. You can only successfully and comfortably do this with someone of Tania’s experience, openness and gentle nature.
Not only a wonderful therapist, but Tania was a nurturing guide through this process. I appreciated that she shared her own experiences and it seemed to me that she adapted her learnings to suit me as a person rather than following a ‘program’ so I felt like the exercises we did together were individual rather than text-book.
I am so grateful to have been introduced to this treatment by such a wonderful and inspirational therapist and mentor.
"When I came across Tania's sessions, Awakening and Healing Women's Sexuality I felt that it could help my self-esteem and lack of libido but I thought I could never go through with it as I am quite a reserved person. But as this has been affecting many parts of my life I thought I should push myself outside of my comfort zone and give it a try.
And after meeting the lovely, kind and patient Tania at my first session it all fell into place in a very natural way. She has taken me in a journey of discovery, appreciation, mind opening and self love. Each of the sessions I had were totally different, from meditation, to craniosacral work, to dancing and expressing myself, visualisation and being present. One of my favourite parts was to meet my younger self.
I left each session feeling like I owned a bit more of myself, and could actually change a side of me that I never really liked.
It's a daily exercise and a long path but something has changed inside me and I look forward to continuing the journey.
Thank you Tania, there should be more kind and beautiful people like you to make this a better world.''
CRANIOSEXUAL DYNAMICS WORKSHOPS
“Thanks for a wonderful workshop! I loved the whole
energy of it. It exceeded my needs..…the hand-holds
were really useful to use in practice and both practicals
were very powerful.”
“I felt in safe hands. We were respected and cared
about, and kept on track without dismissing anything
that was brought up”
“I have enjoyed the broad mix of activities and also
loved the softness of the approach - the weekend felt
gentle, loving and safe.”
“The anatomy was fascinating and exercises and
practicals very healing. I loved the energy of the tutors,
the level of honesty and the range of learning styles
Her presentation skills are to be admired. Each person in the group had their own personal stories and secrets that were help within the room. To manage the dynamics around that and support each person on their own personal journey as well as deliver the content of the workshop was truly impressive. Tania was patient and perceptive to the time required for each member to process each activity. She also bound the support of the whole group for each other. Her ability to present what was required depending on the present situation within the group makes me want to repeat the experience as I know each workshop will have its own special energy and healing generated to accommodate everyone.
I was surprised by the amount of activities presented that were simple in concept but complex in the way the energy changed and freedom of expression expanded and filtered into the core rather than bouncing off the outer shell. Very transforming!
The level of knowledge and experience was clear from the start of the workshop. The practical yet sensitive presentation of the anatomy of the genitalia was perfectly pitched. The explanations of arousal and orgasm and the function of the various structures was comfortable and reassuring.
As the workshop progressed and inhibitions faded a sense of connectedness to my femininity and heart took place. I went into the workshop as a thinking, fact based, somewhat self-absorbed, self-critical and very insular individual. I left the workshop embracing my femininity, feeling with my heart, connected to a group of women who were willing to support me and nurture my inner child and with a sense of inner freedom and personal achievement. The transformation was visible as well as felt.
The wonderful thing about this transformation is that it is permanent as far as I can tell. I approach everything with a new sense of worthiness as a woman and not as a “person”. It’s subtle yet profound in that the edges are softer but stronger, open not closed and the connections are heart felt not brain felt. This change has been noticed by my clients as we become more aligned. My business has exploded with “word of mouth” as I allow my intuition to work instead of my intellect. It’s a truly wonderful thing to be unable to explain why a healing takes place other than to say I “felt” it. I no longer am compelled to explain in scientific terms what happens with healing when the body is just doing what it knows how to do.
Interestingly, 75% of my clients are now women compared to 66% before the workshop. More women are coming to me with physical ailments that are related to stress and their role as women rather than physical trauma. Perhaps I am just more attuned to it or maybe they are but there has been a definite shift. I haven’t used any specific craniosexual holds yet but I think this not far away. Exciting stuff for the future! Thanks Tania.
Carolyn Fox -NZ Craniosexual
The workshop was intense and growthful for me. I experienced your skilful facilitation as warm, rich and very available to any nuances of challenge that I, or any of the participants, may have come across. I had a huge emotional response to my infant abuse after the course.
Bless you for your sacred work darling-you definitely have a soul mission. I look forward to our next meeting. AROHANUI
Thank you so much Tania, I loved your workshop. I felt more connected to my femininity and thinking about it now that has carried on, I'm wearing my earrings again and more in touch with what I wear. I felt connected to dancing and the amazing meditation. I had always thought our private parts were ugly so there was a real transformation around that. The workshop was full of love and femininity and freedom of expression, I loved the freedom of expression.
I am on a journey of liberation, truth and love. I believe Craniosexual workshop has touched and opened my heart. Opening myself up to more beauty and in that I can make a difference when connecting to other women. I loved our heart connection, I'm more connected to the heart. So many things. Thank you Tania
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