Integrative & Complementary Therapies Health Care

Credentials &

Client Bill of Rights

Freedom of Access

As of July 1, 2001, Minnesota’s Freedom of Access to Complementary Care Law (Statute Chapter 146A) assures that consumers have the legal right to receive health care of their choice, including from complementary and integrative therapies.

The State of Minnesota requires that you receive and acknowledge that you have received, by your signature, the following information prior to your treatment. You are, hereafter in this document, “the Client”. Catherine Burns, is referred to as “the Practitioner.”

Theory of Treatment

Catherine Burns supports natural and holistic processes of the body and mind with gentle hands-on touch of craniosacral therapy, myofascial therapy, reflex integration and somatic body-mind integration, and facilitates alignment and developmental movement with education and therapy. Catherine’s approach is to awaken innate resources within individuals and to support each person in inner awareness to access his/her own capacities. Catherine offers classes relevant to movement, mindfulness and somatic therapies for childbearing families and birth workers.

Professional Certification & Training

Catherine Burns, hereafter, “the Practitioner” has the received following education, training and credentials, which are maintained through continuing education:

  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), via International Somatic Movement Therapists and Educators Association (ISMETA). September 2004
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Bodywork Practitioner (SpBAP), Spinning Babies®, Oct 2017
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator (SpBCPE), Spinning Babies®, Oct 2018
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice. May 2012
  • Certified as Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME), School for Body Mind Centering®. Jan 2004
  • Registered Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Unwinding (CST) . Carol Phillips.  Nov 2003
  • Certificate in Hakomi Professional Skills. Hakomi School of Somatic Psychotherapy. Dec 1997

Continuing Education

Support for Mother and Baby, including

Prenatal, Birth, PostPartum, Breastfeeding, Craniosacral Therapy & Myofascial Therapy

  • Trainings in Breastfeeding and Maternal Health with Alison Hazelbaker, IBCLC. Hazelbaker Lactation Institute webinar.
    • Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Impact of Oxytocin and Stress.  April 10, 2021. 2 L-CERP hrs
    • Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant.  April 5, 2021. 2 L-CERP hrs
    • To Clip or Not to Clip.  March 29, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
    • Torticollis: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions.  March 26, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
    • Suck Anatomy & Physiology. March 25, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
    • Plagiocephaly: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions.  March 20, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
    • Faux Tie: When is tongue-tie NOT a tongue-tie?  Feb 26, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
    • Classifying Infant Sucking Problems.  Feb 23, 2021. 2 L-CERP hrs
    • Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function TM. Feb 15, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hrs
  • Building Bridges.  Jan Barger, IBCLC & Rhonda Wudtke, IBCLC. Lactation Education Consultants Webinar. June 24, 2020. 3.5 hrs
  • Evidence Based Birth®: Newborn procedures, Circumcision, Needs of partners. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth Academy. Dec 31, 2019. 3 hrs
  • Beyond the Baby Blues Conference. U of MN School of Social Work. Multiple presenters. St. Paul, MN. May 21, 2019. 4 hrs
  • Occupational therapy for pregnancy & postpartum wellness. Jenica Domanico. Pregnancy & PostPartum Support, MN. Falcon Heights, MN. Feb 15, 2019. 1.5 hrs
  • Rehabilitating Body-Mind Connections Post-Birth. Dannell Shu. Pregnancy & PostPartum Support, MN. Falcon Heights, MN. Feb 15, 2019. 1.5 hrs
  • Protecting the Perineum & Comfort Measures during Labor. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. Dec 24, 2018. 2.5 hrs
  • Racial Disparities in Maternal Care. Clara Sharp & Ahavah doulas. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis. Nov 9, 2018. 2 hrs
  • Integrative Bodywork for Childbearing – Prenatal & PostPartum. Professional panel; Julie Colby, Dannell Shu, Jenna Goldsmith. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis, Oct 12, 2018
  • Somatic movement, trauma and PTSD. Debra Clydesdale & Mark Taylor. ISMETA webinar. Aug 18, 2018. 1:30 hrs
  • Perinatal Mental Health. Allison Peterson, Michelle Anderson, PPSM, Aug 15, 2018. 6.75 hrs
  • Utilizing Somatic Approaches to Manage Pain. Peggy Ninow, OTR/L, Vicki Barth, OTR/L, Megan Flood, OTR/L. Sponsored by MN Occupational Therapy Association )MOTA). St Paul. June 27, 2018. 2 hrs
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator. Lorenza Holt, Rachel Shapiro, Gail Tully, Phyllis Klaus. Spinning Babies®. St Paul, MN. April 13-15, 2018. 21 hrs.
  • Spinning Babies® Workshop. Lorenza Holt. Spinning Babies®.St Paul, MN. April 12, 2018. 7 hrs.
  • Breastfeeding the Neonate. Nancy Mohrbacher, Theresa Nesbitt, Nils Bergman, Catherine Watson Genna & Diane Wiessinger. Webinar. Dec 7, 2017. 12.25 hrs
  • PROM, GBS and Newborn Procedures. Rebecca Dekker, RN, Evidence Based Birth. Webinar. Nov 11, 2017. 3 hrs
  • Integral Touch of Birth: Spinning Babies® Professional Bodyworker Education. Debra McLaughlin, Adrienne Caldwell, Marcello Windolph, Gail Tully. Minneapolis, MN. July 26-29. 30 hrs
  • La Leche League of MN & the Dakotas Minneapolis, MN. April 28-29, 2017
    • A new paradigm for depression in new mothers. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1:30 hrs
    • Weighing in on obesity & breastfeeding. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1:30 hrs
    • Burnout, compassion fatigue & self-care for members of the birth team.   Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1 hr
    • Craniosacral therapy & the breastfeeding baby: What, how, why & when. Brittney Volker. 1 hr
    • Breastfeeding makes all the difference: Resiliency & overcoming adversity.  Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1:15 hrs
    • Neuropsychological effect of sleep training & its implications for breastfeeding. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1:30 hrs
    • Positive discipline right from the start. Maureen Campion. 1 hr
    • Breastfeeding made simple: Seven natural laws for nursing mothers. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1:15 hrs
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth & Parenting. Nancy Bardacke & Eluned Gold, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. March 29 – April 1, 2017. 42.5 hrs
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training Program. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth®. Dec 2016. 12 hrs
  • Due dates & Advanced maternal age, Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth®. Dec 12, 2016, 3 hrs
  • Compassionate Healing: Recovery from Traumatic Birth for Parents and Providers. Bastyr University. Leslie Butterfield & Suzanne Swanson. Nov 4, 2016. 3.4 hrs
  • Slow Doula Method. Doula Trainings International. Tara Brooke & Gina Giordano. Nov 25. 2 hrs
  • Spinning Babies World Confluence. Sept 22-25, 2016. 18 hrs.
    • Create amazing space for the baby, Jenny Blyth & Fiona Hallaron
    • Love up your pelvis, Jenny Blyth & Fiona Hallaron
    • Counseling methods to help women after traumatic or negative childbirth, Phyllis Klaus
    • Breech balancing, Adrienne Caldwell
    • General session presentations: Gail Tully, Penny Simkin, Dr Anke Reitter, Claudia Booker, Jeanne Ohm, Dr Dennis Hartung, Marcello Windolph
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training Program. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth®. Dec 2015. 9.3 hrs
  • Advanced doula training. Amy Gilliland. Childbirth Collective. Nov 5, 2015. 8.25 hrs
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate, 2015 conference. Oct 2, 2015. 6.5 hrs
  • Breech Balancing. Adrienne Caldwell. Flutterby Birth Services. Sept 27, 2015. 3.5 hrs
  • Spinning Babies – Birth Detective. Gail Tully. Everyday Miracles. Aug 14, 2015. 7 hrs
  • Friedman’s Curve & Failure to Progress. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth®. Aug 5, 2015. 1.8 hrs
  • Care for Suspected Big Babies. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth®.  Aug 3, 2015. 1.8 hrs
  • La Leche League Conference: Care Providers. May 1, 2015. 6.5 hrs
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Annual Meeting: Advocacy in Action. Sept 30, 2014. 6.3 hrs
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Workshop: Implementing the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Sept 29, 2014. 4.8 hrs
  • Birth Detective. Gail Tully, Childbirth Collective, May 9, 2014. 2 hrs
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs TOT. Holly Prestegaard, Eager to Learn. Feb 5-14, 2014. 8 hrs
  • Interdisciplinary summit to enhance outcomes for newborns: Skin to skin care. Dr Nils Bergman. Woodwinds Medical Center and JM Birth Consultants. Oct 23, 2013. 25 hrs
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: Supporting physiologic birth. U of MN School of Nursing and American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Oct 10, 2013. 7 hrs
  • Myofascial techniques for TMJ disorder. Til Luchau.  Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. May 23, 2013. 1 hr
  • Women’s experience of traumatic birth & postpartum implications. Ashley Ashbacher. University of St Thomas/St. Catherine University, College of Social Work. May 20, 2013. 45 min
  • Anxiety and Birth: How can doulas help? Jess Helle-Morrissey, MSW. Childbirth Collective. May 10, 2013. 2 hrs
  • Nurses panel discussion with doulas. Nurses of HCMC, Methodist and Joseph’s with Childbirth Collective members. April, 2013. 2 hrs
  • Rebozo for birth. Gina Kirby. Birth Experts Loft.  April 6, 2013. 6 hrs
  • Helping survivors give birth. Cara S. Beams, MA. Childbirth Collective. March 8 2013. 2 hrs
  • Post Partum Doula Training, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, DONA International. Jan 29 – Feb 2013. 27 hrs
  • HypnoBabies Doula training. Lindsay McCoy, HypnoBabies.  July 28 2012.  6 hrs.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine in Pregnancy & Postpartum Care. Julie Colby. Childbirth Collective. June 8, 2012. 2 hrs
  • Lactation Counselor Certificate Training Program. Sheri Garner & Lois Arnold.  The Healthy Children Project. April 30 – May 4 2012. 45 hrs
  • Fast Birth 101. Kate Saumweber Hogan, CPM, Catherine Mascari, CNM, Ann Oswood, CNM, Emme Corbeil, CPM.  Childbirth Collective. April 13, 2012. 2 hrs
  • Supporting Women during and after Pregnancy. Maren McMillan, Pregnancy and PostPartum Support of MN.  Feb 11, 2012. 6 hrs
  • Bladder and Pelvic Floor Issues for Practitioners. Melissa Cathcart, L.Ac. Jan 2012. 6 hrs
  • Healing Birth Stories for Birth Professionals. Maureen Campion, MS LP. Jan 2012. 3 hrs
  • Enlightened Mama Birth Doula. Liz Abbene. DONA. Dec 2011. 21 hrs
  • Bringing Baby Home. Drs. John & Julie Gottman’s Relationship Research Institute. Donna Corbo. April 2011, 3 hrs
  • PreNatal Developmental Interventions. Joanne O’Leary. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. Oct – Dec 2010. 24 hrs
  • Assessment and Methods for the Shoulder Girdle. Doug Nelson, ABMP webinar. 1 hr.
  • James McKenna: Co-sleeping Research and Practice.  Minnesota Childbirth Collective.  6 hrs
  • Pelvis and Bladder function. Mel Cathcart, Barefoot Acupuncture. Jan 2010, 2 hrs
  • Birth is more than a beginning. Dr William Emerson, Ten Moons Rising, Mar 2009, 21 hrs
  • Beyond the Baby Blues conference. North American Mental Illness (NAMI), June 2008. 5.5 hrs
  • Birthing from Within, Pam England conference., Woodwinds Hospital and MN Childbirth Collective. Oct 2007. 8 hrs
  • Dr Benjamin Shields, Milne Institute, Pediatric craniosacral therapy for Birth to 2 year olds and 2-14 year olds. June – July, 2007. 64
  • Supporting Baby’s Wholeness from the Beginning of Life. Wendy Anne McCarty, Santa Barbara Institute. Oct, 2006. 8 hrs.
  • Lactation Education for Health Care Professionals. Evergreen Perinatal Education. Fairview Health Services. Mar, 2006. 42 hrs
  • Belly Mapping. Gail Tully, Dakota County Technical College, Feb 2006. 3 hours
  • Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics. Linda Smith, La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Nov 2005. 7.2 hrs
  • The Future of Birth: A workable approach to improving outcomes. Ina May Gaskin, Red Cedar Medical Center. Sept 2005. 2.5 hrs
  • Sensational baby: Initial newborn care. Promoting infant brain growth. Omega 3 PUFA.  13 C’s of Patient Education. Emotional intelligence at work. Maureen Shogan, RN. Regions Hospital. Sept 2005. 6 hours.
  • Infant loss and the subsequent pregnancy. Joann O’Leary. Abbot Northwestern Medical Center. April, 2005. 8 hrs
  • Angel Phillips at Riverside Alternative Therapies, Apprenticeship in craniosacral therapy Jan 2004 – June 2005. 60 hrs
  • Dr Carol Phillips, Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner training in craniosacral therapy and myofascial unwinding. Oct-Nov 2003. 44 hrs
  • Postpartum Disorders. Dr. Suzanne Swanson. Minnesota Childbirth Assistants Collective. Oct 2004. 2.5 hours
  • Magda Gerber’s Educarer approach to care of babies. Phyllis Porter. Ramsey County Childcare Resource and Referral. Mar 2001. 2.5 hrs
  • Doula and Childbirth Assistant, Gail Tully and Kim Garret. Sage Femme Midwifery School, 1999. 19 hours
  • Hypnotherapy for Birth Support, Phyllis Klaus, Abbot Northwestern Medical Center, 1999. 18 hours

Somatic Body-Mind Therapy, including:

Neuro-Developmental Therapy, Perinatal & Early Childhood Development & Learning Processes

  • School for Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) and certified teachers and practitioners of BMC®, 1985 to present
    • Infant Developmental Movement Education program, 200 hrs
    • NeuroDevelopment of body-mind integration, as follows. 714 hours
      • Developmental movements
      • Basic neurological patterns
      • Brain and central nervous system
      • Senses and perceptions
      • Reflexes, righting reactions and equilibrium responses
      • Embryology
    • Body-mind integration via movement through anatomical systems. 388 hours
      • Fluids – cerebrospinal fluid of craniosacral system, cellular, transitional, interstitial, blood, lymph and synovial fluids
      • Endocrine and immune systems
      • Muscles and fascia systems
      • Organs
      • Skeletal system
    • Embryology study group with Jane Shockley, Wendy Ruble and Elena White. Themes: Fascia & flow, Dynamic fluid perspective on form arising through flow states, Fertilization, Implantation. Monthly sessions, Feb 13– May 8, 2018. 60 hrs as facilitator, 8 hrs in group sessions.
    • Calming the Nervous system through Movement: A Neuro-Developmental Perspective. Dr Martha Eddy. Dance Educators Coalition. Perpich Center for the Arts. Aug 1-2, 2017. 9 hrs
    • Embryology with Olive Bieranger, RSMT. Themes: Conception: Field & stillness, Flow & cell migration, Becoming bilaminar & implantation, Becoming trilaminar & internal potential space, Notochord, Formation of circulatory system, Flow through neuroenteric Enfolding & rotation around heart, Spiral of vasculature & heart tube, Emergence of limbs, Overlapping emergence of support preceding development. May 18- June 22, 2017. 15 hrs
    • Embryology study group with Margie Fargnoli, RSMT, Patricia Lucas, PhD and Monica Matos, Ten Moons Rising. Topics:  Place of Space, Physiology of preconception, Egg & sperm journeys, Bilaminar disc & implantation, Neurulation, Heart field, Circulatory system emerges.  2013-2014
    • Embodied Pelvis, and Embodied Torso with Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga. Body Cartography. Jan 26, 2014, Dec 2013 and July 2013. Total 20 hrs
    • Impacts of Perinatal Imprints and Accessible Embryology. Annie Brooks & Margie Fargnoli.  Body-Mind Centering®  June 29- July 1, 2012.  10 hrs
  • Psoas muscle workshop. Liz Koch. Tula Yoga, St Paul. Oct 6, 2019. 12 hrs
  • Somatic movement, trauma and PTSD. Debra Clydesdale & Mark Taylor. ISMETA webinar. Aug 18, 2018. 1:30 hrs
  • Utilizing Somatic Approaches to Manage Pain, Peggy Ninow, OTR/L, Vicki Barth, OTR/L, Megan Flood, OTR/L. Sponsored by MN Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA). St Paul. June 27, 2018. 2 hrs
  • Early Sprouts TOT: Cultivating Healthy food choices in young children. Karrie Kalich. Think Small. Nov 12, 2015. 7.5 hrs
  • Critical Learning through Movement: Infants and Toddlers Exploring Their World. Dr. Carol Leitschuch. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. Mar-May 2015. 42 hours
  • Understanding Deafblindness & the Role of the Intervener. Dr. Jerry Petroff. MN DeafBlind Project. Aug 21, 2013. 5.5 hrs
  • Educational Stability: What does it mean for young children? College of Education & Human Development. U of MN. Nov 18, 2012. 4 hrs
  • Let’s Move Childcare Technical Assistance TOT. Caree Jackson.  Let’s Move Childcare. Aug 24, 2012. 6 hrs.
  • Toxic stress: Impact on Children and Families, CEED, Dr. Megan Gunnar & Dr Katherine Magnuson. April 2011. 3 hrs
  • Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® for Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration
    • Integration of Infant Dynamic and Postural Reflex Patterns. Pamela Curlee. Apr-May 2010. 32 hrs
    • Therapy for Orofacial Treatment. Dr. Anna Regner April 2010. 12 hrs.
    • Hands and Upper Limbs Reflex Integration. Svetlana Masgutova. Mar 2010. 16 hrs
    • Visual, Auditory Language Reflex Integration. Svetlana Masgutova. Feb 2010. 24 hrs
    • Reflex Integration for Children with Challenges. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. July 2008. 32 hrs
  • Nutrition, autism and neural function. Maureen Nagle, MS, LN, New Bridge Clinic. Mar 2010. 4 hrs
  • DAN National conference video talks: Bio-medical contributors to autism. New Bridge Clinic, Mar 2010, 4 hrs.
  • DAN regional conference: Bio-medical issues in Autism. Sept 2009, 6 hrs
  • Rhythmic Movement Training, Mary Gazca, April 2009, 6 hrs
  • Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (SMART), Minnesota Learning Resource Center. July 2008. 26 hours. Hamline Graduate School of Education, 2 graduate credits
  • Signs of Autism in Infancy: Recognition & Treatment. Stella Acquarone. Jan 2007. 5 hrs
  • HANDLE program for NeuroDevelopment, Janet Oliver of HANDLE Institute. April 2006. 12 hrs
  • Self directed studies in works of Judith Bluestone, Harald Bloomberg, Nancy O’Dell and Patricia Cook et al. 2003 – present
  • Detection and Remediation of Neuro-Developmental Delay in Children with Specific Learning Difficulties or Coordination/Movement Difficulties, Dr. Sally Goddard, Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Sept 2003. 8 hrs
  • Boost-Up Program, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Winona State University, June 1996. 30 hrs

Somatic movement practices, dance and improvisation, 1979 to present, over 4000 hours

  • What makes that Black? African aesthetics in American culture. Luana. Dance Educators Coalition, Summer workshop. August 3-5, 2018. St Paul.  9 hrs
  • Interplay with Cecilia Swanson. Jan 2014 to present. 10 hours
  • Authentic movement, Michael Gardos Reid, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga of Body Cartography. Aug 2013 to present
  • Tai Chi, Rob Grunewald, Birthing Life Tai Chi Center. Fall 2014. 10 hrs
  • Chan Mi Gong, Franz Moeckl, Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, June 15-16, 2013
  • Belly dancing. Cassandra Shore. Jawaahir Dance Co. and Cassandra School.  June – Aug, 2012.  15 hrs
  • QiGong, Lee Holden. 2011 to present
  • Evolutionary Yoga, Kevin Kortan. Evolutionary Movement: Jewels: Asana Alignment and Art of Vinyasa Flow; Matrix of Movement: PreVertebral, Vertebral, Freedom and Form, Spiral movement, Motion and Emotion, Asanas, Vinyasa, Sounding Body, Bountiful Breath. 2006 to 2012
  • Kripalu Yoga, Nancy Boler. Common Ground. Dec 2, 2009
  • Qi gong, Paul Norr, Common Ground Meditation Center. 2004
  • Qi gong, Master Lin, Spring Forest Qi Gong. Mar 2003
  • Kripalu Yoga Center, Minneapolis Yoga Center, St Paul Yoga Center, Diane Elliot & Gina Wray. 1982, 1998, 2000
  • Tui na and Tai chi, Dr. He, Traditional Chinese Medicine Center and Minneapolis Tai Chi Center. 1988, 1996
  • Qi gong, Master Lin, Spring Forest Qi Gong. Mar 2003
  • Qi gong, Paul Norr, Common Ground Meditation Center. 2004
  • Embodied Voice, Marilyn Habermas-Scher and others. 1981, 1982, 1985-1986, 1998-2000
  • Mindfulness, Personhood and Spirituality, Hakomi Method, Cedar Barstow, Dec 1996. 13.5 hours
  • Attending the Body, Hakomi Method, Morgan Holdford, Nov 1996. 14 hours
  • Kinetic Awareness. Wendy Morris. 1995
  • Modern dance and contact improvisation. Nancy Hauser Dance Company, Diane Elliot, Steve Potts, Cynthia Stevens and others. 1979 to 1984. 1853 hours
  • Continuum, Emilie Conrad D’oud. Fall 1988
  • Reiki, first degree. Ethyl Lombardi. 1981

Arts Education and Integration

  • National Dance Educators Organization and American Dance Therapists Association joint conference. Oct 19-22 2011
  • Conflict resolution in the classroom. Martha Eddy, Karen Bradley, Susan Tortora, Nancy Beardall.  3 hrs
  • Dancing through the ages. Susan Tortora. 6 hrs
  • Dance before diagnosis. Christina Deveraux. 2 hrs
  • What is somatic dancing? Martha Eddy. 1 hr
  • Early childhood forum. Martha Eddy, Susan Tortora. 2 hrs
  • The dancer’s brain. Matt Henley. 1 hr
  • Dance Education Initiative workshops, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Feb – June 1999, 24 hours
  • Arts Integration with Academics for primary grades, Annenberg Arts for Academic Achievement of the Minneapolis Public School district, 1998 – 2000. 18 hours

Reflective & Mindfulness practices, 1993 to present, over 1300 hours

  • Foundations of Mindfulness retreat. Jenny Wilks & Rosalie Dores. The Mindfulness Network. Trigonos Centre, Wales, UK. April 22-26, 42 hrs
  • Kamala Masters, TCVC, Twin Cities Vipassana Collective (TCVC), June 15-24, 2018, 10 days (88 hrs)
  • RAIN: The nourishing art of mindful inquiry. Michele McDonald. Tricycle Online Courses. Jan 7– Feb 19, 2018. 12 hrs
  • Learning Methods. Babette Lightner, based on the work of David Gorman. Online webinar. April 24 – June 12, 2017. 16 hrs.
  • Mindful Self Compassion workshop based on curriculum of Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff. Led by Jean Fagerstrom & David Alley. Common Ground Meditation Center. Jan 16 – March 6, 2017. 23.5 hrs
  • Twin Cities Vipassana Meditation Collective Retreat. Kamala Masters & Bonnie Duran. June 17-26, 2016. 88 hrs
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Shelley Graf, Common Ground Meditation Center. Oct – Nov 2015. 27 hrs
  • Women’s Dharma group, May 2014 – present. 14 hours
  • Mental Health practitioners group. May 2011 to present. 24 hrs
  • Buddhist Studies. Marc Nunberg. Common Ground Meditation Center.
    • June-Aug 2013, 8 hrs
    • Mar – May 2013, 6 hrs
    • Dependent Co-origination. Jan – Feb 2013, 6 hrs
    • Sept – Nov 2012. 12 hrs
    • The Five Spiritual Faculties. Jan – Mar 2012.  6 hrs
    • Integrity: Vipassana Cilla. Mar – May, 2010.  8 hours.
  • Tonglen Practice Intensive. Therese Jacobs Stewart.  Mindroads Zen Center. Feb – Mar, 2010, 14 hours
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development. MNCPD, April 2009, 3 hrs
  • Clouds in Water Zen Center and Zen teachers Judith Ragir, Marilyn Habermas-Scher, Therese Jacobs-Stewart, Reb Anderson, Jo-en Snyder, George Bowman, et al
  • Common Ground Meditation Center, Twin Cities Vipassana Community, and vippassana teachers Diane Elliot, Mark Nunberg, Matthew Flickstein, Marcia Rose, Santikaro Bhikkhu, Myoshin Kelly
  • Emotional processing skills in Hakomi, 143.5 hrs
  • ReEvaluation Counseling, 18 hrs

Professional Trainer skills

  • Teaching & marketing live continuing education events. Evidence Based Birth®. Dec 29, 2017. 2 hrs
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Adult Learning. MN Center for Professional Development, Mar 2012. 2 hrs
  • Evaluation: Understanding Trainer and Training Effectiveness. MNCPD Mar 2012. 2 hrs
  • New Initiatives in Professional Development. MNCPD Mar 2012. 1 hrs
  • Writing Course Descriptions. Pamela Terwilliger.  MNCPD. Jan 2012.  2 hrs
  • Writing Learning Goals & Objectives. Charlotte Nitardy. MNCPD. Dec 2011. 2 hrs
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Adult Learning: Serving Adult Learners in Early Childhood Care and Education through Training and Relationship-Based Approaches.  MNCPD and CAEL.  May 2010, 7 hours

Academic credentials

Infant & Toddler Development, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota, 42 clock hours, 2015

Hamline University, Graduate continuing studies in Education Dept, summer 2008, 2 credit hrs

Anatomy and Physiology, Adult Education, University of Minnesota, 1986-1987, 74 credit hours

Masters in Management, Metropolitan State University,  Focus on adult education programming in non-traditional settings.  1989

Bachelors of Arts, Coe College, 1977


Fees & Payment

  • Somatic bodywork, including craniosacral therapy & myofascial therapy: $90 per hour
  • Developmental movement therapy fees are $90/hour for infants and $100/hour for toddlers
  • Breastfeeding visits will be charged at the $90/hour, but fees will be capped at $200 per session. Intake & therapy sessions usually run up to 2½ hours. Subsequent therapy and home program sessions often run up to 2½ hours. Thereafter, sessions that are solely therapy will usually run from 1-2 hours. Home visits are available for families of breastfeeding newborns within only the first two weeks of life. Home visits may be provided in the Twin Cities metro are within a geographic range established by Catherine based on her availability. Mileage for home visits will be charged at the standard rate as set annually by the IRS.
  • Spinning Babies Parent group class is $150 per couple. Spinning Babies Parent private class is $225 per couple.
  • Catherine will extend a 10% discount for somatic bodywork for developmental movement therapy when families choose long term, continuing care for children, with prepayment for 6 sessions or more.
  • Discounts are available for prepaid packages, as published at
  • Payment is due on the date of service, except for classes and prepaid, discounted packages and gift certificates.
  • Upon request, the practitioner will provide a receipt of payment with a description of services and treatment code.  This statement may be used by the client to submit for insurance reimbursement or for use in a health savings account (HAS), at the sole discretion of the client.  Often HSAs will accept statements for these services. Insurance reimbursement is extremely rare. Catherine Burns does not hold any accounts or contracts with HSAs or with insurance companies.
  • Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check. Venmo, Paypal or credit card.
  • Catherine Burns does not accept Medicare or medical assistance.

Cancellation policy: Clients shall provide cancellation notice of at least 24 hours by phone or by e-mail to the practitioner, or shall be responsible for payment in full for the time set aside for their session.
Change of Price: Clients have the right to reasonable notice of changes to the prices, services, or policies.
Right to Current Information: Clients have the right to complete and current information concerning the practitioner’s assessment and recommended service that is to be provided, including the expected duration of the service to be provided.
Right to Confidentiality: Client records and transactions are confidential and will not be released, unless authorized by the client in writing or as otherwise provided for by law.
Right to Access: Clients have the right to access to their own records and written information from records maintained by the Practitioner’s office, in accordance with state statute sections 144.291 to 144.298
Personal Interaction: Clients have the right to expect courteous treatment, free from verbal, physical, or sexual abuse.
Other Treatment Available: Other somatic movement therapy services are available to the Client in this community. These can be located by asking the Practitioner, the provider who referred you to this practitioner or the following practitioner database:
Right of Agency: The Client has the right to choose freely among available practitioners and to change practitioners after services have begun, within the limits of health insurance, medical assistance, or other health programs
Records Transfer: The Client have the right to coordinated transfer of your records when there will be a change in the provider of services
Right of Refusal: The Client may refuse services or treatment, unless otherwise provided by law.
Right of Non-retribution: The Client has the right to assert the any and all of above-mentioned rights without retaliation from the Practitioner.

The State of Minnesota has not adopted any educational and training standards for unlicensed complementary and alternative health care practitioners. This statement of credentials is for information purposes only. Under Minnesota law, an unlicensed complementary and alternative health care practitioner may not provide a medical diagnosis or recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or acupuncture practitioner, or services from a physician, chiropractor, nurse, osteopath, physical therapist, dietitian, nutritionist, acupuncture practitioner, athletic trainer, or any other type of health care provider, the client may seek such services at any time.

Complaints: If the Client has a complaint or concern about the care or services they have received, the Client may speak with Catherine Burns.  If not satisfied with her response, the Client may contact the Office of Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioners located in Minnesota Department of Health:

Mailing address: P.O. Box 64882,   St. Paul, MN    55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-3721             Fax: 651-201-3839                 TTY: 651-201-5797

  • Credentials updated 4/13/22