Shannon Cooney, Craniosacral Practitioner

Craniosacral is a non-invasive hands-on bodywork and inner listening awareness practice. Its aim is to encourage the vital and subtle movement of the Craniosacral system thus assisting the body’s natural capacity for self-repair and balance. "It does this by calming the nervous system and helping the body to subtly reorganize and recover a sense of flow and vitality that underlies health and wellbeing".*

Cranio practice cooney John Oswald photo eyesclosedIn-person sessions are offered in her Berlin practice space, and when traveling often in the area residency, (Toronto, Stockholm, Dublin, Ottawa i.a.) Travel schedule can be found in Teaching Schedule, or in the Newsletter announcements.

Long-distance sessions are also offered They are practiced via audio or video calls. The sessions are similar in form as in person except the integration work done in-person via hands-on is replaced by intentional meditations and Energetic alignments. Please set aside 90 minutes in a quite environment, with good telehone or internet connection, where you can sit and lay down undisturbed.

Berlin Practice: Shannon Cooney Tanz und Bewegung Praxis, Schlesischstr. 20, Remise 1.OG, 3 hinter Hof, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Public transport:
U-Schlesisches Tor, 450m walking or Bus 265 direction: S-Schöneweide, One Stop: Taborstr.
S-Treptower Park, walking 1,3km or Bus 265 direction: U-Stadtmitte/Krausenstr. Three Stops: Taborstr.

Practice days: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays[with exceptions]
Sessions duration: 90 minutes.

Session Fee 100€ per session (with a sliding scale in special cases) see Cancellations

To book a session please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please wear or bring comfortable clothing for the session.
In summer weather please bring or wear socks, and light clothing to cover bare arms, feet, legs and shoulders.
In winter, please refrain from wearing complicated clothing, ie: too many straps, or hoodies, or mulitple layers of heavy fabric thank you.

Cancellations / Terminabsagen
Please note: cancellations made before 24 hours notice will not be charged.
Thank you for your understanding.

Termine nur nach Vereinbarung
Terminabsagen: Es gilt die 24-Stunden-Regel
Vereinbarte Termine sind verbindlich und kostenpflichtig, falls keine Absage 24 Stunden vor dem vereinbarten Termin erfolgt.
Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Verständnis

Robert Harris R.M.T. " Shannon Cooney is  skillfully qualified to perform this modality of hands-on therapy. Any recipient of her therapeutic treatments would be fortunate and benefited"

Craniosacral hands-on bodywork has many benefits for health and wellness including: deeply easing stress, deep rest for the nervous system, increased vitality, unwinding of unwanted habits, and increased general well-being. Craniosacral also has many benefits for health including; improved eyesight/vision, reduced acute pain, rehabilitation in the neural field, learning disabilities, gross and fine motor problems, developmental delays, autism, headaches, tinnitus, TMJ syndrome, stress disorders, trauma and neurological conditions.

“This Craniosacral Rhythm, the tidal change in the fluids, moves the bones of the head and the sacrum,” Robert Harris [RMT Craniosacral Therapist and teacher] explains. “These natural changes in pressure cause motion to be felt through the whole body, with slight toning and relaxing, as these fluid pressures expand and relax.” Craniosacral Therapists believe that this rhythmical system is as crucial to health as the breath and the heart beat. With very light contact of their hands, practitioners detect this subtle movement as the cerebrospinal fluids rise and fall. According to Harris, it is the symmetry and ease of movement that determines health. 

Aus juristischen Gründen weisen wir darauf hin das aller hier aufgeführten Indikationen lediglich beispielhaft sind und stellen kein Heilsversprechen dar. 
For legal reasons, one must would like to point out that all indications listed here are only exemplary and do not represent a promise of cure.

Shannon opened her private practice in Berlin in 2009. In 1995 she completed Robert Harris’ Introductory Craniosacral Course at the Cranial Therapy Centre in Toronto. In 1996: Upledger Institute Level I. 1999: Robert Harris’s C/S Level I/II at The Cranial Therapy Centre Toronto, she was a teachers’ assistant for Mr. Harris in 2001 and 2002, he is on-going mentor, Craniosacral supervision and supporting the evolution of her Dynamic Expansion practice. She maintained a private practice from 1999-2006 in Toronto, Canada. In addition she studies and practices ELDOA© stretch and strengthen method created by Guy Voyer D.O. and in 2022 became a Certified ELDOA© Trainer by Guy Voyer D.O.

She is active in self-directed professional development and advanced training through seminars, courses and professional development workshops lead by teachers and authors including: Bonnie Gintis D.O., Yann Yvinec (Osteodouce), Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Guy Voyer D.O, Michael Kern, Cherionna Meznam-Sills and Franklyn Sills. She's deeply infludenced by the work and legacy of Franklyn Sills. Her self-directed studies include the work and research by: Bonnie Gintis, Miranda Tuffnel, Laura Sewall, David Böhm, Charionna Meznam-Sills, Peter Levine, Micheal Shea, Hugh Milne, Norman Doidge, Steven Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, Machaelle Small Wright, Lama Tsultrim Allione amoung others. Parallel to her craniosacral practice she is a dance artist; choreographer, performer, dance educator working internationally from her base in Berlin.

*Miranda Tufnell