The Birth Dance

About Us

Susan Lange of The Birth Dance
Meet your Guide

After years of running a big, busy holistic medical center, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist, and biodynamic craniosacral therapist, Susan Lange, was burned out and miserable...and could see no way out. No amount of support or coaching helped... until she discovered hidden birth and generational trauma patterns were running her life.

After transforming her own patterns, she developed a new system and teaching model she used to develop five courses and write a book.

Often referred to as a "Soul Wizard," Susan Lange O.M.D., L.Ac., is the founder of Core Light Academy, theumbrella organization for "The 5 Elements of Trauma Healing" group of programs. This includes:


  • ● The Core Light Mentorship Program - Soul Healing for Life's Traumas.

  • ● The Birth Dance System which addresses the core issues of the most yin Water Element, to transform early trauma, ("The Freeze").

  • ● Natural Facial Rejuvenation, developed (with Mary Louise Muller, RCST) to increase bonding and connection through the face and the more yang Fire Element ("The Flow").

  • ● The P.L.A.Y. Formula™ which supports you to enhance your "joy grooves" (Fire).

  • ● "Rejuvenate My Brain" - a Group Coaching program which draws on the Earth Element to support the physical body for greater health and wellbeing.

Trained in Hong Kong and Europe as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist, and biodynamic craniosacral therapist, Susan has been teaching the principles of natural healing for self-empowerment since the early 1980's. She is also a Core Energetics therapist (somatic psychology) and a graduate of the Brennan School of Healing Science.

Susan spent six years training with and assisting Ray Castellino in his Pre-natal and Birth Trauma Foundation Training and Practitioner Training, and now leads her own "Birth Dance" Core Essence Healing Retreats in Southern California. She has been in private practice for over 40 years. Along with her husband, Julian Lange, O.M.D., L.Ac., she created the Meridian Center in Santa Monica, CA, in 1990 - the first and finest non-toxic holistic integrative healing center on the West Coast.

In addition, Susan supports world class visionaries, thought leaders and business owners, who deeply want to contribute to society and create lasting transformation, but become exhausted, overwhelmed and burned out by the challenges, stresses and responsibilities that come with their vision. Given the right tools and secure foundation they are able to recommit to their vision with a greater sense of purpose, rejuvenation and enjoyment.

She is highly trained in multiple medical and spiritual disciplines, and trauma healing, from the East and the West. She also works with families in trauma, and supports them in re-establishing the missing links from birth, that can enable recovery. Once a solid foundation of safety is created, then healing and replenishment become possible.

Susan leads Retreats, works online and offline in Southern California, and also consults internationally from her base in Santa Monica, CA.

Susan has helped countless visionaries, thought leaders and business owners come out of their exhaustion, overwhelm and burn-out and reclaim their vision with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. Now, she's ready to help you.