Manuela Hofer Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) Somatic Movement Therapist (SMT), Qigong Instructor

Manuela is an approved Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) and a certified Somatic Movement Therapist (SMT). Her work is influenced by many years of practice in Somatic Movement Education, fostering the relationship to our predominantly fluid body system and regenerative forces.

Manuela has been practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Edmonton since 2016. Manuela has always been fascinated by the depth and wisdom of the body, our interconnectedness to nature and the way that we naturally heal and restore. As a body therapist she supports the well being of her clients and the development of trust for a deeper body awareness that nurtures and helps one to orient in life. In her sessions she supports the natural flow of life energy so that aliveness, health and embodiment can unfold and express it self from the inside out.

Manuela studied dance and Somatic Movement Therapy in Germany and the USA and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with BodyIntelligence in Canada. She has been the director for the bodywork and dance department at the "Freies- Musikzentrum e.V., in Munich, Germany, and also taught developmental movement classes to early childhood educators, as well as Qigong.
In the biodynamic approach to Craniosacral therapy, Manuela finds the simple and ancient healing art of gentle touch, the unfolding of effortless breath and the deep resources of stillness applied in a nourishing way of contact in her life. In the biodynamic approach to Craniosacral therapy, Manuela finds the simple and ancient healing art of gentle touch, trust in the fascinating Intelligence of the body, deep resources of stillness and a way of relating that extends into life.



This work is very gentle, non invasive and yet so powerful. It reveals in such an obvious way, that the body knows exactly how to come into balance, when someone listens. I felt so relaxed after the sessions and deeply realigned with the wisdom of my body. The treatments helped me with digestive issues and stress related symptoms in a very holistic way. I learned to listen, trust and follow these healing movements of my body until today.

Manuela is a very skilled and gentle Craniosacral Practitioner. I love how my body and spirit relaxes when I feel her hands on my body. Manuela’s work has helped me to enjoy more being in my body and to trust my body’s wisdom.

I found Manuela because I was looking for a Craniosacral Therapist who could help me with the pressure I was feeling in my eyes. I had also recently been in a car accident and had some residual neck pain. I’ve seen Manuela twice a week for 5 weeks and my neck pain is completely gone and my eyes feel significantly better. Beyond that, though, I’ve been to many Craniosacral Therapists and Manuela definitely has a healing touch. I feel the effects of her touch very strongly in my body, particularly in my head, and working with her has made me very aware of how the left and right sides of my body are different and what they need to become more aligned. Manuela has supported my continued healing by emailing me several meditations to work with and her comments during our sessions have been good food for thought. I definitely recommend Manuela as a Craniosacral Therapist!

After the residues of an accident and some trauma and illnesses when I was little, Manuela helped me to come back more into my body and my nervous system relaxed to where it would no longer get activated, within only a few sessions. My body was able to go deeper and find more resources. The combination of Manuela’s natural ability, along with her high level of quality training that she’s received, provide for deep and powerful trans-formative
sessions. I also loved that Manuela beautifully guided me and spoke about the body and it’s natural ability to heal that made the sessions that much more powerful, because I gained awareness that I hadn’t previously had. She also gave me a few exercises and body meditations I could do on my own, which was also helpful and empowering. I highly, highly recommend Manuela for Craniosacral Therapy.

In my Cranio sessions with Manuela I recognize a very subtle flow in my body, which reaches areas that I had no previous awareness of. It seems that these fields become alive again. In her work, Manuela’s competence along with her gentleness and her insights, make every single session to a special occurrence.

I experienced Manuela as a very competent, empathic and supportive therapist, while catching up on developmental movement processes that I missed as a child. She really felt with her serious commitment what I needed. This was for me in my age with 60years, like a miracle. The hours with Manuela also contributed significantly to the healing of my soul. This expressed itself physically through more rootedness in my body and more steadfastness and constancy in my life, connected with a deep joy, and even a desire to live more and more in my body. In other words I could more and more dwell in my physical body, for which I am to her and god very thankful.


BCST Therapy session: $ 80 – / 1hour, 3 session packet: $210 –
Sliding scale is possible – please enquire.
Somatic Movement Education: $ 65 – / 1 hour