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2018 Community Education Classes

Our community classes are open to the general public. We hope you'll join us in 2018 for some personal enrichment with one of our workshops.

The Essentials of Essential Oils Series

January 29 and February 3  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26
Location: Concord, NC

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products are found almost everywhere these days from big box stores, to farmers markets, spas, to ingredients in shampoos, skincare and household cleaners.  In this course series, we help you navigate the world of essential oils so you can expand your understanding of their amazing potential and make smarter, healthier and safer lifestyle choices.

Level I (The Fundamentals)

Level one is our foundation course where you will learn the history of oils, botany and application methods while experiencing several oils and making a take home room spray.

Level II (Exploring the MindBodySpiritEmotion Connection)

Level Two is a deeper study into why essential oils are so influential on the mindbodyspiritemotion connection with some chemistry and Chakra focus.  You will learn about a second set of oils and create another take home product.

Level III (Creating a Home Apothecary)

Level III will review materials from the first two classes as well as introduce you to a third set  of oils and help you design your own home apothecary.

 

$40 for each class or if paying for all three $110

Level I January 29  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Level II  February 3  9:30 – 12:30

Level III February 3  1:30 – 4:30

The Essentials of Essential Oils Level I

January 29  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26
Location: Concord, NC

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products are found almost everywhere these days from big box stores, to farmers markets, spas, to ingredients in shampoos, skincare and household cleaners.  In this course series, we help you navigate the world of essential oils so you can expand your understanding of their amazing potential and make smarter, healthier and safer lifestyle choices.

Level I (The Fundamentals)

Level one is our foundation course where you will learn the history of oils, botany and application methods while experiencing several oils and making a take home room spray.

 

 

$40

Level I January 29  6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

The Essentials of Essential Oils Level II

 February 3  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26
Location: Concord, NC

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products are found almost everywhere these days from big box stores, to farmers markets, spas, to ingredients in shampoos, skincare and household cleaners.  In this course series, we help you navigate the world of essential oils so you can expand your understanding of their amazing potential and make smarter, healthier and safer lifestyle choices.

Level II (Exploring the MindBodySpiritEmotion Connection)

Level Two is a deeper study into why essential oils are so influential on the mindbodyspiritemotion connection with some chemistry and Chakra focus.  You will learn about a second set of oils and create another take home product.

 

 

$40

Level II  February 3  9:30 – 12:30

 

The Essentials of Essential Oils Level III

 February 3  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26
Location: Concord, NC

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products are found almost everywhere these days from big box stores, to farmers markets, spas, to ingredients in shampoos, skincare and household cleaners.  In this course series, we help you navigate the world of essential oils so you can expand your understanding of their amazing potential and make smarter, healthier and safer lifestyle choices.

Level III (Creating a Home Apothecary)

Level III will review materials from the first two classes as well as introduce you to a third set  of oils and help you design your own home apothecary.

 

$40

Level III February 3  1:30 – 4:30

Massage Duets

February 16, 2018   Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9
Location: Concord, NC

Massage Duets is a course designed to teach the student basic Swedish Massage Strokes of therapeutic massage and application.  Once the six strokes have been learned and applied to the body, the student will learn a complete protocol for applying this to the back.  In addition to the massage, students will learn proper body mechanics, indications and contraindications for the massage and how massage can and does help increase the health of all systems of the body.  This course can be a married couple, partners, siblings, parents and children or anyone else you want to bring with you.  This is a fun, informative and hands-on class that will give you a beginning knowledge of how to use healing touch in your home.

Note:  This is a beginner’s course.  Anyone performing massage and bodywork for compensation must follow the rules of the NC Massage and Bodywork Board in order to receive licensure.

$99/per duet

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Effective Workshop Leader Training

February 24 and 25, Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 16
Location: Concord, NC 

In this two-day workshop students will learn the basic teaching techniques to lead an effective and dynamic workshop.  We will explore creating a sacred learning environment, building and maintaining healthy learning relationships, flow and movement through space and time, creating syllabus and lesson plans, appropriate communication and maintaining relationship beyond classroom hours.  Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss, design and implement a sacred learning environment
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to move fluidly through time and space in the learning environment
  • Design a syllabus for the class intended
  • Design a lesson plan for the class intended
  • Discuss and demonstrate appropriate communication skills for the learning environment

NOTE:  If you are interested in an in-depth teacher training program please review my Cultivating A Teacher Program (70 hours) that begins in April.

$265

9:30-5:30 Saturday/Sunday

 

Cultivating A Teacher: A Holistic Living and Learning Program

April 7  Registration Deadline: March 23
Location: Concord, NC 

Cultivating A Teacher is a unique 70-hour Teacher Training Living and Learning Program that offers an array of enriching education strategies that will benefit teachers with a desire to promote positive growth and to create an interactive community. If you wish to learn how to create a successful holistic classroom or workshop, this class is for you. Upon completion of this multi-dimensional learning experience, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and effectively manage the beginning, middle and ending relationship in an educational process
  • Recognize and explore relationships within an interactive community
  • Understand and implement the concept of personal power and prosperity consciousness as a tool for daily living
  • Explore and unleash their creative potential
  • Create effective lesson plans and innovative self-awareness activities
  • Demonstrate dynamic presentation skills
  • Speak their authentic voice
  • Identify the seven learning styles and implement personal instruction for each
  • Grasp the importance of right communication and extinguish communication chaos
  • Develop skills for unlocking the inner wisdom of intuition
  • Embrace their vital essence through spirit and self actualization
  • Classes meet Saturday and Sunday April  7 and 8 and then one Saturday a month for eight months from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:  May 5, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 15, October 13 and November 10.   Students are required to purchase two texts for the class: The Courage To Teach by Parker Palmer and The Seven Healing Chakras by Dr. Brenda Davies. Both titles are available at Amazon and most bookstores.

$1695 (Payment Plan Available)

9:30-5:30 / 70 CEUs

 

The Seven Healing Chakras

October 14-16, 2016   Registration Deadline: October 12th
Location: Concord, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras is a journey into the energetic healing components of the Chakra System, an ancient system of healing born out of Ayurvedic Medicine, a system that heals with natural foods, movement, sleep and herbs. We will discuss the history of the chakras as well as its evolution into western medicine. The Chakra System (pronounced Ch as in church) is a system that can be used in any work or personal environment to elevate the integrity of the work and raise the atmosphere’s vibrational level. We will focus on our relationship with security, relationships, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit. Learn what areas of the mindbody are strong for you and which areas hold a weakness pattern. Within each chakra there is a connection to specific mindbody conditions and the root cause of them. This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of innerpersonal work . Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the mindbody
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s wellbeing
  • Explore and Intregrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems and organs that are in each Chakra
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mindbody employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$365

9:30-5:30