Eric Moya Cst-D, Ms/Mfct

About Me

Eric Moya has been a career therapist and educator since 1996. With an initial licensure as a massage therapist, he pursued advanced training in numerous advanced modalities spanning the integration of mind/body/spirit therapy. In 2006, he completed his masters degree in mental health counseling to complement the manual work as well as additional training in group facilitation, conflict management, and coaching.

As an educator, Eric’s teaching has spanned a numerous international venues overseas and in the Americas and on numerous subjects. Subjects have included CranioSacral therapy, Lymph Drainage, Ethics of Manual therapy, Mind/Body health, working with patterned trauma, and working with Chronic Depletion. His lectures have included presentations to national associations of massage therapy in Canada, United States and international associations of CranioSacral therapy. He has been a teacher and lecturer for the Upledger Institute (developer of CranioSacral therapy since 2000).

Professionally, he was the owner and Director of The Ripple Effect: Center for Advanced Manual Therapy in Albuquerque, NM from 1998-2008 when he then moved to Carmel, California and spent five years as Director of Education for the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. At Esalen, he oversaw professional development of the staff and long term students as well as supervision for the massage therapists and professional facilitators of Esalen. Currently, Eric sees clients in Carmel and San Francisco, and continues to travel and teach about CranioSacral therapy and mind/body health. For more information, please visit where you can also view his schedule and book appointments online.

In addition to private practice, Eric teaches numerous courses for the Upledger Institute, is the developer and ombudsman for the CST working with chronic depletion class as well as the developer and ombudsman for the Clinical Mentorship program. Most recently, Eric was certified to teach the CranioSacral Dissection course.

Eric's latest passion project is The Idea Crucible, an online multimedia periodical that seeks to support emerging dialogues and training on bodymindspirit integration. The Idea Crucible brings together practitioners of various backgrounds with webinars, articles, blogs, discussion groups, and peer supervision groups.
To schedule an appointment for therapy or mentorship: or (831) 392-6189
To learn more about The Idea Crucible:
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My Skills


  • Certified Instructor for The Upledger Institute for CS1, CSR1, CS2, CSR2, CSTWCD,CST Dissection, Mentorship Training, CSTI, CSTO, SC, CST Tutorial
  • Certified in CranioSacral Therapy - Diplomate and Techniques
  • Certified Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy courses
  • Masters of Science degree in Marriage Family and Child Therapy
Proven track record of both teaching and being a mentor teacher.

Articles & Books Written

Health and Iterative Process: A CranioSacral Therapy Approach to Helping Your Clients. Published in Connections Magazine The Chronically Depleted Client: Touch for Systems Under Stress Published in Massage Magazine

Professional Associations / Memberships

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. More information