Client Bill of Rights

 Integrative & Complementary Health Care

including education credentials

Catherine Burns
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist 
Certified Body Ready Method Pro®

Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator
Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
Certified Lacation Counselor (CLC)
Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME)
Craniosacral Therapist (CST)

MamaBebe LLC
2228 Seabury Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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 on the final page, the following information prior to your treatment. You are, hereafter in this document, “the Client”.

Theory of Treatment

Catherine Burns supports natural, holistic processes of the body and mind with somatic practices, gentle hands-on touch including craniosacral and myofascial therapies, and alignment programs to build strength and balance. Catherine facilitates developmental movement and reflex integration as education and therapy.

Catherine’s approach is to awaken innate resources within individuals and to support inner awareness to access one’s own capacities. Catherine offers private sessions and classes in movement, mindfulness, and somatic therapies for women, childbearing families, parents, birth workers, and peer professionals.

Professional Certification & Training 

Catherine Burns, RSMT, Doula CD (DONA), CLC, IDME, CST, SpBCPE, SpBAP, hereafter, “the Practitioner” or “Catherine” 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 
  • Certified Body Ready Method® Pro, Lindsay McCoy of Body Ready Method®. January 2023
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Bodywork Practitioner (SpBAP), Spinning Babies®. October 2017 
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator (SpBCPE), Spinning Babies®. October 2018 
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice. May 2012 
  • Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME), School for Body Mind Centering®. January 2004 
  • Registered Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Unwinding (CST) Dr. Carol Phillips. November 2003 
  • Certificate in Hakomi Professional Skills. Hakomi School of Somatic Psychotherapy. December 1997
  • Certified Birth Doula, until 2021 

Support for Mother and Baby, Including Birth, Perinatal, Lactation Support and Craniosacral Therapy

  • Spotlight on Melissa Cole. Melissa Cole, IBCLC . Gold April 6, 2024 – 6.25 CERP hours
  • When evidence and empathy aren’t enough: Changing your lactation practice to boost client success. Johanna Sargeant, IBCLC .  Gold  April 6, 2024 – 1 CERP hour
  • Seeing the bigger picture: Finding clues in our breastfeeding clients’ surroundings.  Johanna Sargeant, IBCLC . Gold April 6, 2024 – 1 CERP hour
  • Tongue-Tie Online Symposium. Gold Sept 11-12,2023, 10 CERP hours 
    • Post Frenotomy Wound Management and Bodily Autonomy, Effath Yasmin.
    • Building a Clinical Tongue-Tie Care Plan Families Can Work With, Eugenia Nigro.
    • The Untethered Method Integrated: Team Approach to Assessment and Oral Habilitation, Shana Quarrie & Annette Leary.
    • Navigating the Challenges of Tongue-Tie: Counseling and Anticipatory Guidance, Adrienne Guirguis.
    • Feeding is Movement: Activities for Supporting Optimal Infant Oral Function, Melissa Cole.
    • Beneath the Surface: Anatomy and Physiology and How These Influence the Approach to Frenectomy, Justin Roche.
    • Wondering about “The Wanderer?” The Vagus and Ankyloglossia, Sharon A. Vallon.
    • Complex Cases of Tongue-tied Babies: What Do We Tackle First?, Kathy Parkes.
    • Trauma Informed and Family Centered Care! Keeping the Family Unit at the Center of a Tongue-Tie Treatment Model, Ramya Kumar.
    • The Impact of Tongue-Tie on Swallowing and the Implications for Breastfeeding and Starting Solids, Sharon Smart.
  • Body Ready Method® Pro, Webinar training program with Lindsay McCoy and faculty of Body Ready Method®.  Sept 15, 2022 – Jan 26, 2023 – 60 hours
  • Training 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 hours
    • Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant. April 5, 2021 – 2 L-CERP hours
    • To Clip or Not to Clip. March 29, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Torticollis: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions. March 26, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Suck Anatomy & Physiology. March 25, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Plagiocephaly: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions. March 20, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Faux Tie: When is tongue-tie NOT a tongue-tie? February 26, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Classifying Infant Sucking Problems. February 23, 2021 – 2 L-CERP hours
    • Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function TM. February 15, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
  • Building Bridges. Jan Barger, IBCLC & Rhonda Wudtke, IBCLC. Lactation Education Consultants Webinar. June 24, 2020 – 3.5 hours
  • Evidence Based Birth®: Newborn procedures, Circumcision, Needs of partners. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth Academy. December 31, 2019 – 3 hours
  • Beyond the Baby Blues conference. U of MN, multiple presenters. May 21, 2019 – 4 hours
  • Occupational therapy for pregnancy & postpartum wellness. Jenica Domanico.Pregnancy & Postpartum Support, MN. Falcon Heights, MN. February 15, 2019 – 1.5 hours
  • Rehabilitating Body-Mind Connections Post-Birth. Dannell Shu. Pregnancy & Postpartum Support, MN. Falcon Heights, MN. February 15, 2019 – 1.5 hours
  • Protecting the Perineum & Comfort Measures during Labor. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. December 24, 2018 – 2.5 hours
  • Racial Disparities in Maternal Care. Clara Sharp & Ahavah doulas. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis. November 9, 2018 – 2 hours
  • Integrative Bodywork for Childbearing – Prenatal & Postpartum. Professional panel; Julie Colby, Dannell Shu, Jenna Goldsmith. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis, MN. October 12, 2018 – 2 hours
  • Perinatal Mental Health. Allison Peterson, Michelle Anderson, PPSM. August 15, 2018 – 6.75 hours
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator. Lorenza Holt, Rachel Shapiro, Gail Tully, Phyllis Klaus. St Paul, MN. April 13-15, 2018 – 21 hours.
  • Spinning Babies® Workshop. Lorenza Holt. St Paul, MN. April 12, 2018 – 7 hours.
  • Breastfeeding the Neonate. Nancy Mohrbacher, Theresa Nesbitt, Nils Bergman, Catherine Watson Genna & Diane Wiessinger. Webinar. December 7, 2017 – 12.25 hours
  • PROM, GBS and Newborn Procedures. Rebecca Dekker, RN, Evidence Based Birth. Webinar. November 11, 2017 – 3 hours
  • Integral Touch of Birth: Spinning Babies® Professional Bodyworker Education. Debra McLaughlin, Adrienne Caldwell, Marcello Windolph, Gail Tully. Minneapolis, MN. July 26 to 29 – 30 hours
  • La Leche League of MN & the Dakotas conference. Minneapolis, MN. April 28 to 29 – 2017
    • A new paradigm for depression in new mothers. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1.5 hours
    • Weighing in on obesity & breastfeeding. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1.5 hours
    • Burnout, compassion fatigue & self-care for members of the birth team. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1 hour
    • Craniosacral therapy & the breastfeeding baby: What, how, why & when. Brittney Volker. 1 hour
    • Breastfeeding makes all the difference: Resiliency & overcoming adversity. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1.25 hours
    • Neuropsychological effect of sleep training & its implications for breastfeeding. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1.5 hours
    • Positive discipline right from the start. Maureen Campion. 1 hour
    • Breastfeeding made simple: Seven natural laws for nursing mothers. Kathleen Kendall Tackett. 1.25 hours
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth & Parenting. Nancy Bardacke & Eluned Gold, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. March 29 to April 1, 2017 – 42.5 hours
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training Program. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth.® December 2016 – 12 hours
  • Due dates & Advanced maternal age, Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth.® December 12, 2016 – 3 hours
  • Compassionate Healing: Recovery from Traumatic Birth for Parents and Providers. Bastyr University. Leslie Butterfield & Suzanne Swanson. November 4, 2016 – 3.4 hours
  • Slow Doula Method. Doula Trainings International. Tara Brooke & Gina Giordano. November 25 – 2 hours
  • Spinning Babies World Confluence. September 22 to 25, 2016 – 18 hours
    • 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.® December 2015 – 9.3 hours
  • Advanced doula training. Amy Gilliland. Childbirth Collective. November 5, 2015
    • Why are we trying to turn men into women? 2 hours
    • From lovers to parents & back again. 2 hours
    • Communication effectiveness for birth professionals. 3 hours
    • Birth workers as facilitators of transformation & grief. 1.25 hours
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate, 2015 conference. October 2, 2015 – 6.5 hours
  • Breech Balancing. Adrienne Caldwell. Flutterby Birth Services. September 27, 2015 – 3.5 hours
  • Spinning Babies – Birth Detective. Gail Tully. Everyday Miracles. August 14, 2015 – 7 hours
  • Friedman’s Curve & Failure to Progress. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth.® August 5, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • Care for Suspected Big Babies. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth.® August 3, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • Communication effectiveness for birth professionals. 3 hours
  • Birth workers as facilitators of transformation & grief. 1.25 hours
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate, 2015 conference. October 2, 2015 – 6.5 hours
  • Breech Balancing. Adrienne Caldwell. Flutterby Birth Services. September 27, 2015 – 3.5 hours
  • Spinning Babies – Birth Detective. Gail Tully. Everyday Miracles. August 14, 2015 – 7 hours
  • Friedman’s Curve & Failure to Progress. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth®. August 5, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • Care for Suspected Big Babies. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth®. August 3, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • La Leche League Conference: Care Providers. May 1, 2015 – 6.5 hours
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Annual Meeting: Advocacy in Action. September 30, 2014 – 6.3 hours
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Workshop: Implementing the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. September 29, 2014 – 4.8 hours
  • Birth Detective. Gail Tully, Childbirth Collective. May 9, 2014 – 2 hours
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs TOT. Holly Prestegaard, Eager to Learn. February 5 to 14, 2014 – 8 hours
  • Interdisciplinary summit to enhance outcomes for newborns: Skin to skin care. Dr Nils Bergman. Woodwinds Medical Center and JM Birth Consultants. October 23, 2013 – 7.25 hours
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: Supporting physiologic birth. U of MN School of Nursing and American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate. October 10, 2013 – 7 hours
  • Myofascial techniques for TMJ disorder. Til Luchau. Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. May 23, 2013 – 1 hour
  • 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 hours
  • Nurses panel discussion with doulas. Nurses of HCMC, Methodist and St. Joseph’s with Childbirth Collective members. April 12 – 2 hours
  • Rebozo for birth. Gena Garcia-Kirby. Birth Experts Loft. April 6, 2013 – 6 hours
  • Helping survivors give birth. Cara S. Beams, MA. Childbirth Collective. March 8, 2013 – 2 hours
  • Postpartum Doula Training, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, DONA International. January 29 to February 2013 – 27 hours
  • HypnoBabies Doula training. Lindsay McCoy, HypnoBabies. July 28, 2012 – 6 hours
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine in Pregnancy & Postpartum Care. Julie Colby. Childbirth Collective. June 8, 2012 – 2 hours
  • Lactation Counselor Certificate Training Program. Sheri Garner & Lois Arnold. The Healthy Children Project. April 30 to May 4, 2012 – 45 hours
  • Fast Birth 101. Kate Saumweber Hogan, CPM, Catherine Mascari, CNM, Ann Oswood, CNM, Emme Corbeil, CPM. Childbirth Collective. April 13, 2012 – 2 hours
  • Supporting Women during and after Pregnancy. Maren McMillan, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support of MN. February 11, 2012 – 6 hours
  • Bladder and Pelvic Floor Issues for Practitioners. Melissa Cathcart, L.Ac. January 2012 – 6 hours
  • Healing Birth Stories for Birth Professionals. Maureen Campion, MS LP. January 2012 – 3 hours
  • Enlightened Mama Birth Doula. Liz Abbene. DONA. December 2011 – 21 hours
  • Bringing Baby Home. Drs. John & Julie Gottman’s Relationship Research Institute. Donna Corbo. April 2011 – 3 hours
  • Prenatal Developmental Interventions. Joanne O’Leary. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. October to December 2010 – 24 hours
  • Assessment and Methods for the Shoulder Girdle. Doug Nelson, MT. ABMP webinar. 1 hour
  • James McKenna: Co-sleeping Research and Practice. Minnesota Childbirth Collective. 6 hours
  • Pelvis and Bladder function. Mel Cathcart, Barefoot Acupuncture. January 2010 – 2 hours
  • Birth is more than a beginning. Dr William Emerson, Ten Moons Rising. March 2009 – 21 hours
  • Beyond the Baby Blues conference. North American Mental Illness (NAMI). June 2008 – 5.5 hours
  • Birthing from Within, Pam England conference., Woodwinds Hospital and MN Childbirth Collective. October 2007 – 8 hours
  • Dr. Benjamin Shields, Milne Institute, Pediatric craniosacral therapy for Birth to 2 year-olds and 2-14 year-olds. June to July 2007 – 64 hours
  • Supporting Baby’s Wholeness from the Beginning of Life. Wendy Anne McCarty, Santa Barbara Institute. October 2006 – 8 hours
  • Lactation Education for Health Care Professionals. Evergreen Perinatal Education. Fairview Health Services. March 2006 – 42 hours
  • Belly Mapping. Gail Tully, Dakota County Technical College. February 2006 – 3 hours
  • Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics. Linda Smith, La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. November 2005 – 7.2 hours
  • The Future of Birth: A workable approach to improving outcomes. Ina May Gaskin, Red Cedar Medical Center. September 2005 – 2.5 hours
  • 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. September 2005 – 6 hours
  • Infant loss and the subsequent pregnancy. Joann O’Leary. Abbot Northwestern Medical Center. April 2005 – 8 hours
  • Angel Phillips at Riverside Alternative Therapies, Apprenticeship in craniosacral therapy. January 2004 to June 2005 – 60 hours
  • Dr. Carol Phillips, Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner training in craniosacral therapy and myofascial unwinding. October to November 2003 – 44 hours
  • Postpartum Disorders. Dr. Suzanne Swanson. Minnesota Childbirth Assistants Collective. October 2004 – 2.5 hours
  • Magda Gerber’s Educarer approach to care of babies. Phyllis Porter. Ramsey County Childcare Resource and Referral. March 2001 – 2.5 hours
  • Doula and Childbirth Assistant, Gail Tully and Kim Garret. Sage Femme Midwifery School. 1999 – 19 hours
  • Hypnotherapy for Birth Support, Phyllis Klaus, Abbott 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 hours
    • Neuro-Development 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
  • Trauma Informed Practice for Somatic Professionals. Mark Taylor, Richard Sims, Jane Okondo and Debra Clydesdale. ISMETA webinar. April and Aug – Nov, 2023 – 72 hours
  • Best Choices, Best Action. Annie Brook, Brook Institute webinar. January 24  to June 7, 2022 – 70 hours
  • 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; February 13 to May 8, 2018 – 60 hours 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. August 1 & 2, 2017 – 9 hours
  • 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 to June 22, 2017 – 15 hours
  • 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. January 26, 2014, December 2013 & July 2013 – 20 hours
  • Impacts of Perinatal Imprints and Accessible Embryology. Annie Brooks & Margie Fargnoli. Body-Mind Centering® Association. June 29 to July 1, 2012 – 10 hours
  • Psoas muscle workshop. Liz Koch. Tula Yoga, St Paul. October 6, 2019 – 12 hours
  • Somatic movement, trauma, and PTSD. Debra Clydesdale & Mark Taylor. ISMETA webinar. August 18, 2018 – 1.5 hours
  • 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 hours
  • Early Sprouts TOT: Cultivating Healthy food choices in young children. Karrie Kalich. Think Small. November 12, 2015 – 7.5 hours
  • Critical Learning through Movement: Infants and Toddlers Exploring Their World. Dr. Carol Leitschuch. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. March to May 2015 – 42 hours
  • Understanding Deafblindness & the Role of the Intervener. Dr. Jerry Petroff. MN DeafBlind Project. August 21, 2013 – 5.5 hours
  • Educational Stability: What does it mean for young children? College of Education & Human Development, U of MN. November 18, 2012 – 4 hours
  • Let’s Move Childcare Technical Assistance TOT. Caree Jackson. Let’s Move Childcare. August 24, 2012 – 6 hours
  • Toxic stress: Impact on Children and Families, CEED, Dr. Megan Gunnar & Dr Katherine Magnuson. April 2011 – 3 hours
  • Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® for Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration
    • Integration of Infant Dynamic and Postural Reflex Patterns. Pamela Curlee. April to May 2010 – 32 hours
    • Therapy for Orofacial Treatment. Dr. Anna Regner. April 2010 – 12 hours
    • Hands and Upper Limbs Reflex Integration. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. March 2010 – 16 hours
    • Visual, Auditory Language Reflex Integration. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. February 2010 – 24 hours
    • Reflex Integration for Children with Challenges. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. July 2008 – 32 hours
    • Nutrition, autism and neural function. Maureen Nagle, MS, LN, New Bridge Clinic. March 2010 – 4 hours
    • DAN National conference video talks: Bio-medical contributors to autism. New Bridge Clinic. March 2010 – 4 hours
    • DAN regional conference: Bio-medical issues in Autism. September 2009 – 6 hours
    • Rhythmic Movement Training, Mary Gazca. April 2009 – 6 hours
  • Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (SMART), Minnesota Learning Resource Center. Hamline Graduate School of Education, 2 graduate credits. July 2008 – 26 hours
  • Signs of Autism in Infancy: Recognition & Treatment. Stella Acquarone. January 2007 – 5 hours
  • HANDLE program for Neuro-Development, Janet Oliver of HANDLE Institute. April 2006 – 12 hours
  • Self-directed studies in works of Judith Bluestone, Harald Bloomberg, Nancy O’Dell and Patricia Cook, et al. 2003 to 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. September 2003 – 8 hours
  • Boost-Up Program, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Winona State University. June 1996 – 30 hours

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

  • Qigong, ongoing personal practice
    • Tai Chi, Rob Grunewald, Birthing Life Tai Chi Center. Fall 2014 – 10 hours
    • Chan Mi Gong, Franz Moeckl, Minneapolis Yoga Workshop. June 15 & 16, 2013
    • Qigong, Lee Holden. 2011 to present
    • Qigong, Paul Norr, Common Ground Meditation Center. 2004
    • Qigong, Master Lin, Spring Forest Qigong. March 2003
    • Tui na and Tai chi, Dr. He, Traditional Chinese Medicine Center and Minneapolis Tai Chi Center. 1988, 1996
  • Authentic movement, Michael Gardos Reid, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga of Body Cartography. August 2013 to present
  • What makes that Black? African aesthetics in American culture. Luana. Dance Educators Coalition, Summer workshop. St Paul, MN. August 3 to 5, 2018 – 9 hours
  • Interplay with Cecilia Swanson. January 2014 to 2016 – 10 hours
  • Belly dancing. Cassandra Shore. Jawaahir Dance Co. and Cassandra School. June to August, 2012, and May to Sept, 2022 – 27 hours
  • 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. December 2, 2009
  • Kripalu Yoga Center, Minneapolis Yoga Center, St Paul Yoga Center, Diane Elliot & Gina Wray. 1982, 1998, 2000
  • Embodied Voice, Marilyn Habermas-Scher and others. 1981, 1982, 1985 & 1986, 1998 to 2000
  • Mindfulness, Personhood and Spirituality, Hakomi Method, Cedar Barstow. December 1996 – 13.5 hours
  • Attending the Body, Hakomi Method, Morgan Holdford. November 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. October 19 to 22, 2011
    • Conflict resolution in the classroom. Martha Eddy, Karen Bradley, Susan Tortora, Nancy Beardall. 3 hours
    • Dancing through the ages. Susan Tortora. 6 hours
    • Dance before diagnosis. Christina Deveraux. 2 hours
    • What is somatic dancing? Martha Eddy. 1 hour
    • Early childhood forum. Martha Eddy, Susan Tortora. 2 hours
    • The dancer’s brain. Matt Henley. 1 hour
  • Dance Education Initiative workshops, Perpich Center for Arts Education. February to June 1999 – 24 hours
  • Arts Integration with Academics for primary grades, Annenberg Arts for Academic Achievement of the Minneapolis Public School district. 1998 to 2000 – 18 hours

Reflective & Mindfulness practices, 1993 to present, over 1700 hours

  • Mindful of Race, Racial Affinity Group based on the work of Dr Ruth King. 2018 to present
  • Birth Workers for Racial Healing, guided by principles of embodied racial healing from Reshmaa Menakem, trauma therapist and author of My Grandmother’s Hands. 2020 to 2021, 12 hours
  • Foundations of Mindfulness retreat. Jenny Wilks & Rosalie Dores. The Mindfulness Network. Trigonos Centre, Wales, UK. April 22 to 26 – 42 hours
  • Vipassana Buddhist Studies: Co-Dependent Origination. Mark Nunberg, Common Ground Meditation Center, Minneapolis, MN. January to March – 10 hours.
  • Kamala Masters, TCVC, Twin Cities Vipassana Collective (TCVC). June 15 to 24, 2018 – 10 days; 88 hoursRAIN: The nourishing art of mindful inquiry. Michele McDonald. Tricycle Online Courses. January 7 to February 19, 2018 – 12 hours
  • Learning Methods. Babette Lightner, based on the work of David Gorman. Online webinar. April 24 to June 12, 2017 – 16 hours
  • Mindful Self Compassion workshop based on curriculum of Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff. Led by Jean Fagerstrom & David Alley. Common Ground Meditation Center. January 16 to March 6, 2017 – 23.5 hours
  • Twin Cities Vipassana Meditation Collective Retreat. Kamala Masters & Bonnie Duran. June 17 to 26, 2016 – 88 hoursMindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Shelley Graf, Common Ground Meditation Center. October to November 2015 – 27 hours
  • Women’s Dharma group. May 2014 to present – 14 hours
  • Mental Health practitioners group. May 2011 to present – 24 hours
  • Buddhist Studies. Marc Nunberg. Common Ground Meditation Center.
    • Impermanence. June to August 2013 – 8 hours
    • Paramitas. March to May 2013 – 6 hours
    • Dependent Co-origination. January to February 2013 – 6 hours
    • Karma. September to November 2012 – 12 hours
    • The Five Spiritual Faculties. January to March 2012 – 6 hours
    • Integrity: Vipassana Cilla. March to May, 2010 – 8 hours
  • Tonglen Practice Intensive. Therese Jacobs Stewart. Mindroads Zen Center. February to March 2010 – 14 hours
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development. MNCPD. April 2009 – 3 hours
  • Vipassana & Zen meditation retreats
  • 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 hours
  • ReEvaluation Counseling. 18 hours

Professional Trainer skills

  • Teaching & marketing live continuing education events. Evidence Based Birth.® December 29, 2017 – 2 hours
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Learning. MN Center for Professional Development. March 2012 – 2 hours
  • Evaluation: Understanding Trainer and Training Effectiveness. MNCPD. March 2012 – 2 hours
  • New Initiatives in Professional Development. MNCPD. March 2012 – 1 hours
  • Writing Course Descriptions. Pamela Terwilliger. MNCPD. January 2012 – 2 hours
  • Writing Learning Goals & Objectives. Charlotte Nitardy. MNCPD. December 2011 -2 hours
  • 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. 2015 – 42 clock hours
  • Hamline University, Graduate continuing studies in Education Dept. Summer 2008 – 2 credit hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology, Adult Education, University of Minnesota. 1986 & 1987 – 74 credit hours
  • Masters in Management, Metropolitan State University. Masters paper: Adult education programming in non-traditional settings. 1989
  • Bachelors of Arts, Coe College. 1977

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, osteopathic physician, 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.


Fees & Payment

  • Somatic bodywork, including craniosacral therapy & myofascial therapy, Body Ready Method®, developmental movement therapy, Spinning Babies private sessions and mindfulness practices are charged based on session time at a base rate of: $100 per hour. Session length varies based on the types of services provided, with intake sessions usually longer. Adult sessions are typically 1½ to 2 hours. Children’s sessions, except for breastfeeding, range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Discount packages are available for prepaid multiple sessions.
  • Breastfeeding visits will be charged at the above fees, but fees will be capped at $225 per session. Intake & therapy sessions usually run up to 2½ hours. Subsequent therapy and home program sessions usually run up to 2½ hours. Thereafter, sessions that are solely therapy will usually run from 1 to 2 hours.
  • Home visits are available only for families of breastfeeding newborns within the first week. Home visits may be provided 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.
  • Classes are priced variously based on length and defined limits on small groups.
  • Payment is due on the date of service or in advance. A non-refundable deposit of around 5% may be collected upon scheduling sessions. Classes, discounted packages, gift certificates and other specified services are prepaid upon scheduling or registration.
  • The Practitioner does not waive fees, or accept partial payment for services.
  • 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 (HSA) 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, Square, Venmo, or credit card. HSA payment may be accepted, depending on the Client’s Health Savings Account rules.
  • The Practitioner does not accept Medicare or medical assistance.
  • The Client has the right to reasonable notice of changes in services or policies.

Cancellation policy: Clients shall provide cancellation notice of at least 48 hours by phone, voice mail, text, or by e-mail to the Practitioner, or shall be responsible for payment in full for the time set aside for their session or class. Clients scheduling online for sessions waive their non-refundable deposits upon cancellation of less than 48 hours. Clients with class registrations, discount packages or gift certificates waive 10% of session or class value upon cancellation of less than 48 hours in advance of session or class.

Change in Services or Fees: Clients have the right to reasonable notice of changes to services provided by the Practitioner and to fees for services & classes.

Right to Current Information & Access: 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.  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

Right to Confidentiality: Client records and transactions are confidential and will not be released, unless authorized in writing by the client, or otherwise provided by law;

Personal Interaction: Clients have the right to expect courteous treatment, free from verbal, physical, or sexual abuse.

Other Treatment Available: Somatic movement therapy services are available to the Client from other practitioners in this community. These can be found by asking the Practitioner, or the provider who referred you to this Practitioner. Other somatics practitioners may be found at the professional somatic registry at Body Ready Method® support is available from other Certified BRM® Pros at Spinning Babies® classes and bodywork are available from other educators and practitioners at Other craniosacral therapists may be found at

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 has the right to coordinated transfer of 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 may assert any and all of above-mentioned rights without retaliation.

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, osteopathic physician, 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 submit a Health Regulation Division Health Occupations Program Complaint Form to  the Office of Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice at the Minnesota Department of Health:

Health Occupations Program
Office of Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice
Minnesota Department of Health