Become a Certified Spinal Flow Practitioner

The Spinal Flow Certification Program is a Powerful and Comprehensive Professional Training Where You Will Receive Everything You Need To Become A Confident and Successful Practitioner
It’s a healing journey with discovery and transformation on every level.

This immersive program, taught by Dr. Carli Axford, bridges the gap between science and metaphysical healing—transforming yourself and your healing practice from the inside out. You’ll learn to read, diagnose and alleviate stress, pain, anxiety and depression—giving others the gift of a happy life.

About Dr. Carli Axford

My name is Dr. Carli Axford and I’m a qualified chiropractor, retreat facilitator, meditation leader, breath-work specialist and mother of two who facilitates workshops, retreats and seminars around the world. I owned and operated clinics in Melbourne and in Bali and have helped thousands of people with back pain, headaches, anxiety, stress, depression and healing.

I am the only Australian to have ever been invited to practice at the Texas Back Institute, USA – the largest spine institute or hospital in the world. My colleagues and I established a system of care that succeeded in preventing 85% of the spinal surgery performed at the hospital.

For the past 20 years, I’ve developed the Spinal Flow technique, a stand alone technique that can be practiced by anyone.  In this time I have worked with clients all over the world, including the UK, United States, Asia and Australia.

I’ve also worked alongside Ian Gawler and the Gawler Institute to incorporate nutrition, meditation and holistic care for those diagnosed with chronic conditions.

Become a Confident and Powerful Healer

This is not just another certification program. It’s extremely powerful and helps people heal fast.

People are stressed. They’re anxious, depressed, and in real physical pain. It’s heartbreaking, yes, but reparable.

In my 20 years of experience in learning how to understand people’s bodies and nervous systems,  this is the only approach I know that truly heals symptoms and transforms lives. It blends Science—the nervous system, spine, and physiology, and the Spiritual—the energetic, chemical and emotional body.

On my own journey I realised that greater change occurs, not because of fixing one thing, but by addressing the combination of all of life’s stressors.

There are so many courses out there that only deliver a fraction of what you need to become a successful healer, but now more than ever, people are in desperate need of help and direction.

The Spinal Flow Healer Certification Program is the most comprehensive and intimate offering I’ve ever created.  The real beauty of this program is you will learn how to facilitate massive transformation for your clients.

If you’re feeling a little lost on your path—searching for something more and stressed in the pursuit of it—this program is for you as much as it is for your clients.

We are, all of us, subject to stress, but the way to healing, expansion and a happier life—for yourself and others—lies within you. My intention is to help you access it.

What is The Spinal Flow Healer Certification Program?

The Spinal Flow Healer Certification is a program in which you will learn the Spinal Flow Technique—the most extensive and researched healing approach available that helps people heal from stress, pain, anxiety, depression in a beautiful, gentle, and caring way.

But it’s more than a method. You’ll also learn how to build a thriving practice that supports you and become part of a community of like-minded people who are committed to inspiring each other and healing the world.

In short, you receive everything that I have ever known and done for twenty years of running successful practices and retreats and the leverage to build your own.

What is The Spinal Flow Technique?

The Spinal Flow Technique is a very specific and replicable technique based on the 7 gateways of the spine and access points which facilitate healing via the nervous system.

It has helped thousands of clients recover from chronic headaches, back pain, disc injuries, low energy, infertility, digestive complaints, stress and depression.

The Spinal Flow Technique finds, identifies and releases layers of physical, chemical and emotional tension, effecting ease in the body.

It also uncovers stored trauma that’s been in the body for a long time, causing blockages, disease and illness. This hidden trauma resides in the spine or nervous system; finding it allows the person to feel and discard it so that doesn’t continue to block them in life.

The Spinal Flow Technique facilitates a full rewiring of the brain, and your body relearns what it already knew to begin with—how to self-heal.

As a result of working through The Spinal Flow Technique, people experience a Spinal Flow healing wave where every cell of the body feels connected and free.

– Mirjam Derksen, Scholar

We have forgotten that our body can heal itself. The Spinal Flow Technique gives the tools, the knowledge and experience to heal your body.

Since I began my work with SFT I now look with different eyes to my own and other people’s bodies. I see the wisdom in our bodies, just trying to tell us what is no longer working for us.

Now, instead of getting cross because my body doesn’t function in the way I want it, or I was used to, I listen what she has to tell me.

Is it for Me?

This program is available to anyone, with or without prior experience who is looking to become a powerful practitioner and healer.

It is for healers who are metaphysically educated and want to add more science-based skills of anatomy and physiology so that you can communicate with people in a more practical and grounded way.

It is for chiropractors and health practitioners who know anatomy and physiology, but are looking to better understand how emotions and stress affect the body as well as the effects of chemicals and toxins so that you can offer your clients a more holistic healing.

It is for anyone who has the desire to heal others and be in service to the world, but hasn’t known how to begin. You don’t need any prior qualifications or experience; you only need the desire to learn.

No matter your background, you will leave knowing what your hidden talents are and how to use them.

What Others Are Saying:

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Learn more about Spinal Flow direct from Dr Carli.  Join her, and hear from a range of recent Spinal Flow graduates, on her latest webinar about the Spinal Flow Technique.

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What Will I Gain?

So much! Really, it transcends words.
But for a start: Your entire world will shift.

During this course you will:

  • Understand the nervous system, the master controller of the body—which is the key to helping people feel better and be free from symptoms.
  • Emerge as the most successful version of yourself however that looks to you.
  • Possess a complete tool set so you have no other option but to become outstanding.
  • Uncover your hidden talents and passions and know how to implement them.
  • Grasp the ‘business’ part of running a healing practice.
  • Build a profitable, transformative and sustainable business.
  • Be a trained Spinal Flow Practitioner– I have people emailing me all the time asking for referrals, you’ll be one of them!
  • May be invited to work and be paid as a healer on my retreats.
More Praise For the Spinal Flow:

What Will I Be Doing?

The Spinal Flow Healer Certification Program is comprehensive, immersive, and intense – it will transform your life.

Over this course, you will be trained online and in person on how to perform the Spinal Flow Healing Sessions.  You will also be supported with an online private Spinal Flow Healers Membership Platform.

This certification is a beautiful combination of virtual learning, self-study, and live trainings.

You will live and breathe this work, and, in the process, access healing, joy, and clarity that you’ve never before experienced.

Is Spinal Flow a recognised healing modality?

Spinal Flow is a recognised healing modality certified by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). 

Carli too is an IICT approved training provider ready and waiting to train you.

Program Details

The Certification is made up of an online component, and an in person training, as well as all of the inclusions below.

Spinal Flow Online

The Spinal Flow Online Modules are the first step in becoming a Spinal Flow healer.

Spinal Flow Online:
This initial course will get you started, covering the basics of Spinal Flow.  This is currently offered as a self paced 52 module remote training including study materials delivered through our online learning site and also weekly live group calls with Dr Carli. You can choose to fast track your way through or take up to a year to complete the modules.

In this 52 module online training, you will experience the education, science, philosophy and art of Spinal Flow as well as starting to put your hands on people to develop your healing touch, and feel for the anatomy and palpation.  You will be fully supported online by Dr Carli Axford and her head trainers.  This program has been planned out to ensure your success.

Spinal Flow In-Person

The in-person Spinal Flow training is a massive healing program

Spinal Flow In-Person:
Our intensive training course is run in Queensland, Australia in 2020.  In 2021 this powerful training will be held in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii and California, USA.

In-Person training:
During this in person training with Dr Carli and her head trainers, you will build on the learnings of the Online course and go deeper into the art of Spinal Flow, as well as hands-on training to make you an incredible healer.  This program has been planned out to ensure your success.
Hours of the In Person Training: 10am – 6pm each day.

Dates & Locations

  • 20th – 29th November 2020 – Gold Coast, Australia
  • 12th – 18th  April 2021 – Auckland, New Zealand 
  • 10th – 16th May 2021 – Gold Coast, Australia
  • 16th – 22nd June 2021 – California, USA 
  • 11th – 17th October 2021 – Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
  • 1st – 7th November 2021 – Gold Coast, Australia

** Please note that due to COVID there may be some uncertainty as these dates approach.
We have adapted all of our in person trainings and they can all now be done online, at home.  We have all recordings and materials and trainers online to support you to become an amazing, successful, competent and certified Spinal Flow Practitioner.
We are able to certify you after completing the full online learning (Subject to satisfactory completion of the assessments), and if you want, you can attend the next available in person training should the above dates need to be adjusted.  

Spinal Flow Certification
Membership Portal

Online Education Portal

Learn the elements essential to becoming a successful Spinal Flow Technique practitioner. The portal contains videos covering topics you need to know, with more being added all the time.

Topics include:

  • Spinal Flow Technique
  • The 7 Spinal Gateways
  • The Bodies Innate Wisdom
  • Healing
  • The Brain And Nervous System – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Palpation and Touch
  • Posture Analysis and Assessment
  • Symptoms and Disease
  • Areas of Nerve Blockages
  • Areas Of Ease and Dural Access Points
  • Spinal Flow Healing Procedure
  • Spinal Flow History, Examination, Analysis and Diagnosis
  • Creating Connection and Trust
  • Spinal Flow Healing Principles
  • Creating Intention
  • Connecting To Love/Source
  • The Spinal Flow Healing Wave
  • Business, Marketing and Being Successful

Private FaceBook Group

As part of this certification you will get 12 months free access to our private Spinal Flow Certification Facebook Group. This is a beautiful supportive community where you will get:

  • Direct access to Carli as she checks this group daily, and can answer your questions
  • Be part of a supportive and amazing community of like minded people who are either healers in training or already certified Spinal flow healers.
  • All of our weekly group zoom calls  are communicated and uploaded to these groups
  • Information related to Spinal Flow Education is regularly posted and marketing and business strategy 
  • All communication related to upcoming retreats, training and available healer and volunteer positions are posted in this group.

Weekly Live Members Group Coaching

Carli hosts weekly group coaching calls held on the online video platform, zoom. These calls are to educate, inspire and support you on your journey to becoming a healer, as well as support after becoming a qualified healer. In this safe space, Carli and healers collaborate about clients, ailments, techniques and anything else her healers need to feel supported. This group of people is like Carli’s family and her top priority at all times.

  • Calls are hosted weekly on Tuesdays. 
  • Calls are hosted in the Zoom Platform
  • Replays are uploaded to our private Facebook group
Align Your Work With Your Purpose – Become A Spinal Flow Practitioner.

— Dr. Jyoti Fehres,  Chiropractor

The Spinal Flow Technique has enabled my body to heal on a very profound level. It is the most effective healing method I have encountered over the past 20 years.
The reason this simple yet profound method is so effective is because it reconnects your brain to your heart. Once you start to reconnect and surrender to your body again, healing happens almost instantly and effortlessly.

Using The Spinal Flow Technique as a healing tool has greatly empowered me as a healer.

It has deepened my own healing journey in many ways. I feel more peaceful, connected to my own body and the people around me, It has enabled me to live more from my heart and passions. My headaches are completely gone and I feel more centred and grounded.

Completion Of Your Certification

Once members have completed their training, there are additional requirements in order to complete your certification and become a qualified Spinal Flow Healer.

Video Recordings (Done in the training)

Members are required to create 3 videos to demonstrate their ability, understanding and knowledge about the Spinal Flow technique.

Video 1: Spinal Flow History & Assessment,  Demonstrate an understanding of how to take a client’s history, assessing the clients gateways, posture and feeling for blockages. Finally, interpreting what you have found and communicating this back to the client

Video 2: Spinal Flow Communication,  Demonstrate an understanding of what Spinal flow is, pre and post session observations, what you do, feel and notice during healing sessions, and communication at the end of healing sessions and setting action plans.

Video 3: Spinal Flow Healing,  Demonstrate your Spinal Flow knowledge and the art of Spinal Flow. In this video you need to show your understanding of Intention and certainty, finding blockages, access points, helping the wave move through the body and investigate releasing emotional layers

Written Examination

A written examination on the Online Training Modules that were learnt in the first 12 Online Modules.

Healing Sessions Feedback Forms

Members are required to practice spinal flow for a minimum of 30 minutes on 10 people. On completion of these sessions, members will be provided with a feedback form for clients to complete asking for feedback of their session.

10 of these forms need to be submitted as part of your completion phase of your certification.

*Please note that both the feedback forms and videos can be done during your in person training

Accreditation & Insurance

Spinal Flow is a recognized healing modality by the “International Institute for Complementary Therapists” (IICT for short). The IICT is a worldwide organisation represented in 26 countries and after becoming a member and having your Spinal Flow Qualifications (once certified) recognized by them you will be able to get very cost-effective insurance to cover your Spinal Flow work for pretty much any location around the world which you choose to work.

You can join up by clicking this link:  https://drcarliaxford.com/insurance

There are many benefits to joining the IICT, including a practitioner listing on their website, business support, accreditation / affiliation logos you can use professionally, and access to great professional indemnity insurance through AON insurance.  Let us know if you have any queries. 

52 Modules of Training with Dr Carli

The Spinal Flow Online Program is a 52 module training program with Carli and her team of head healers. In this program, you will learn the fundamentals, art, philosophy and science of the Spinal Flow Technique and the marketing and business support that you need to flourish with Spinal Flow.

During these 52 Modules, you will receive:

  • Comprehensive Video Modules:  During this training, you will be provided with 52 Modules which include videos and manuals to teach you everything you need to know about Spinal Flow
  • Weekly Coaching & Support for 52 Weeks:  As a Spinal Flow Healer in Training, you will have access to Dr Carli every single week to coach, support you and answer any questions that may arise with both the Spinal Flow Technique and also Business and Marketing Support.
  • Welcome Call with Carli:  Welcome group call with Carli to connect with where you are at and where you want to go, to discuss all things Spinal flow and answer any of your questions.
  • Online Membership Portal:  You will have access to our private online membership portal that has 100s of videos and resources to support you
  • Private Facebook Group:  Focused on your Spinal Flow Technique and Business and Marketing Support and connecting with our community.
Spinal Flow Modules

During this in-depth certification, you will have access to our weekly modules that you can do at your own pace.  Here is a sample of some of the topics that we cover:

  • Becoming A Healer
  • The Science of Spinal Flow
  • The Philosophy of Spinal Flow
  • The Art of Spinal Flow
  • Working with more than One Person
  • Marketing Plan
  • Doing talks and workshops
  • Fb marketing
  • Running retreats
  • How to have a referral based practice
  • What to charge
  • The Spinal Flow Gateways
  • Spinal Flow Posture
  • Spinal Flow Assessments
  • Spinal Flow Touch
  • Spinal Flow Blockages
  • Spinal Flow Access Points
  • Spinal Flow Wave
  • Releasing Emotional Layers
  • Spinal Flow Blocks
  • Spinal Flow Routine
  • Spinal Flow Healing Tools
  • Spinal Shaking
  • Communicating Ailments
  • 4 Type of Touch
  • Connection Tools
  • Spinal Flow Examination – Gateways, Posture, Indicators, Palpation, Blockages
  • Block Placement
  • 5 Steps of Coaching
  • Expanding the Wave
  • Areas of Expansion – Region 1: Base, Foundation & Power
  • Areas of Expansion – Region 2: Passion & Pause
  • Areas of Expansion – Region 3: Centre
  • Communication
  • Coaching on the Table
  • Feeling Layers

— Kendall Hayes, Iku Health Foods

I had been looking for a mentor and a course to continue my studies in holistic health and Dr Carli’s Spinal Flow Certification has exceeded my expectations. I love that this modality combines solid science with beautiful spirituality in a proven transformational program.

What Does It Cost?

We have quite a few payments options for the Spinal Flow Certification and these include

1. a part scholarship (need to qualify and apply for this)

2. 6 part payment option

3. 12 part payment option

4. an upfront payment option

If you would like to hear more about these options and talk to one of our team, please click the link below to fill out this form with your phone number and one of our team will call you back as soon as possible.

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What Next?

How can you become certified in Spinal Flow?

I’m passionate, I’m excited and I want to help you implement this to work for you – so you can find your passion, your dreams and use this technique alongside it.  

Since you are already reading this, it shows me that you’re ready to make a difference. It tells me that perhaps you’re a healer or you’re somebody that wants to be a healer – or you’re looking to find your passion and all of those traits are welcome. I’d love you to join me. 

I have got the most beautiful community of healers and I’m really on a big massive mission to help people heal. I am motivated by the fact that life is not working right now for the people that I meet – there’s stress, there’s pain, there’s tension, there’s disease, illness and there is too much of it. I’m actually not okay with it. 

What I know is with spinal flow, people come to my weekends and my retreat they notice a change. But not only do they say that everything changes, they also feel it inside their body. 


I’d love you to join us. And I am offering a limited number of part scholarships based on the region that you are in.

If you’re ready to join us, if you’re ready to really express yourself, learn, join a team, really expand your healing, or even if you’ve got no healing experience, please fill out the application and let us know more about you. 

Come and join our team and make a big difference in the world, because the world needs you.

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