Michael Kern is a specialist in Craniosacral Therapy and Naturopathy; he has been a pioneering teacher of Craniosacral Therapy both in the UK and internationally, and has extensively taught the subject in colleges around the world. In addition to his clinical practice and his work as a teacher, Kern is the Founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, which was established in London in 1989.
In his position as the founder and principal of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, Kern focuses on providing practitioner trainings and advanced seminars in Craniosacral Therapy, as well as introductory seminars. Kern held a position as a Senior Lecturer at the College of Osteopaths from 1987 to 2005 and the International Cranial Association from 1989 until 2003, teaching post-graduate training courses for Osteopaths. He is currently teaching Craniosacral Therapy in Denmark, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Holland and Germany. Before this, Kern was also a Senior Tutor at the University of Westminster and the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy.
In addition to his work as a teacher, Michael Kern is the founder and organiser of the Breath of Life Conferences in London, which are ground breaking Conferences largely attended by Craniosacral Therapists, Osteopaths and allied professionals from around the world. He is also the founder of a Low-Cost Craniosacral Therapy Clinic in London.
In 1989 Kern was awarded membership of the Cranial Osteopathic Association – now the International Cranial Association – as well as eligibility to join the Craniosacral Therapy Association UK. Kern gained his osteopathic education from the College of Osteopaths, where he graduated with honours in 1988. Kern was awarded a diploma in Craniosacral Therapy in 1989 and a B.C.S.T. Diploma and an A.B.D. (Advanced Biodynamic Diploma) under the auspices of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
Beyond his professional interest in Craniosacral Therapy, Michael Kern is a founder of the Drukpa Trust, a registered UK charity that develops educational and humanitarian projects in the Himalayas. Patrons of the charity include H.H. the Dalai Lama, as well as several other notable figures, including Richard Gere, Joanna Lumley, Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray and Lady Angelika Cawdor.