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2022 Continuing Education Classes

At the current time the seminar schedule is fluid due to the continued Pandemic. Please check the website for updates. All seminars have been scheduled as LIVE unless otherwise noted. All Classes purchased by February 15 are 10% off.

The Psychosomatics of Ethics:  Creating Right Relationship in Altered States of Consciousness

Live Webinar

February 25    Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 18

(LIVE WEBINAR)

LIVE WEBINAR

This Ethics course is designed to integrate ethics, body psychology and the energies of the body.   Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business.  Oftentimes, thoughts become stuck or stagnate in our tissues in certain areas of our bodymind and we find it difficult to come to a decision.  This course will help move the energies of the bodymind and focus on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines and scope of practice.   The course content has been developed around the Chakra System, psychosomatic elements and provides functional information for every- day ethics. This course is inneractive as well as interactive and will host many activities to engage the decision-making process.

Upon completion of this class the student will be able to:

  • Identify and define the Chakra system as it pertains to ethical guidelines and scope of practice 
  • Discuss and explain what psychosomatics is and how it relates to ethics
  • Identify professional ethical behavior
  • Identify and define altered and non-altered states of consciousness as it pertains to massage and bodywork
  • Process thoughts so that ethical actions and decisions can be made from a mindbody approach

$99

 

 

9:30-4:30 / 6 CEUs

 

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level I

Concord, NC

March 4 -6 , Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 18

Concord, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level I is a journey into the energetic, physiological and psychological 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, herbs and personal power. We will discuss the history of the Chakras as well as its’ evolution into Western/Allopathic Medicine.  We will discuss and experiment with our relationship to security and grounding, flexibility and movement, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit.  Each Chakra is related to a glandular connection and to the emitting hormone particular to that gland as well as a nerve plexus connection.  Learn what areas of the bodymind work for you and which ones aren’t meeting their full potential.  Within each Chakra there is a relationship to specific bodymind conditions and the root cause of them.  We will discuss how our emotions play a pivotal role in our wellness and what emotions are linked to each Chakra.    Each area of the body in massage and bodywork has a special relationship to a particular chakra and touch becomes one of the many ways in which energy can be moved.  We will explore each area with therapeutic touch.  This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of inner-personal work. 

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Define the Endocrine System and its’ properties
  • Discuss the history of the Chakra System
  • Define and discuss Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the bodymind
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s well-being
  • Explore and integrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole bodymind
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the bodymind employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$395

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinus Massage

Concord, NC

March 7     Registration Deadline, Friday, February 25

Concord, NC

This seminar takes a detailed look at the Maxillary, Ethmoid, Frontal and Sphenoid Sinuses. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the technique used to help move the mucous membrane manually. This technique is a feather-like touch that greatly enhances the Parasympathetic Nervous System and allows for a significant diminishing of the toxic load on the Lymphatic System; the toxic load coming from external and internal factors. Indications and Contraindications are discussed and a protocol for Sinusitis (a primary condition of dysfunctional sinuses) is demonstrated and implemented. The primary sinuses are located in the Brow Chakra and there is an in-depth discussion of this chakra and its’ energetic effects on the bodymind as well as its close relationship to the Sacral Chakra which houses the Small Intestine. 

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the sinuses
  • Identify the pathology of excess mucous and lymph
  • Identify and define manual therapy that treats the above listed conditions
  • Demonstrate a sinus massage protocol
  • Discuss components of the Brow and Sacral Chakra and how this relates to the condition of Sinusitis
  • Discuss indications and contraindications

 

 

 

$245

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CE

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level I

Oak Island, NC

March 18-20 , Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 4

Oak Island, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level I is a journey into the energetic, physiological and psychological 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, herbs and personal power. We will discuss the history of the Chakras as well as its’ evolution into Western/Allopathic Medicine.  We will discuss and experiment with our relationship to security and grounding, flexibility and movement, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit.  Each Chakra is related to a glandular connection and to the emitting hormone particular to that gland as well as a nerve plexus connection.  Learn what areas of the bodymind work for you and which ones aren’t meeting their full potential.  Within each Chakra there is a relationship to specific bodymind conditions and the root cause of them.  We will discuss how our emotions play a pivotal role in our wellness and what emotions are linked to each Chakra.    Each area of the body in massage and bodywork has a special relationship to a particular chakra and touch becomes one of the many ways in which energy can be moved.  We will explore each area with therapeutic touch.  This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of inner-personal work. 

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Define the Endocrine System and its’ properties
  • Discuss the history of the Chakra System
  • Define and discuss Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the bodymind
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s well-being
  • Explore and integrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole bodymind
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the bodymind employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$395

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anatomy of a Teacher:  Exploring the Mindful Relationship between Self, Student and Subject

Lansing, NC

May 15 – October 2

(One weekend per month)

Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 15

The Anatomy of a Teacher is a unique and in-depth 72-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.  We will explore the themes of commencement (beginning and ending), creating fluid relationships within the learning environment while also creating strong and fair boundaries, how a teachers’ personal will and power can be effective or in-effective, how heart-centered learning and teaching is beneficial to the teacher, student and subject, how to effectively communicate so communication chaos is extinguished, learning and demonstrating active listening skills, the seven learning styles and bringing closure to the learning environment and transitioning relationships into a working environment. 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:  

  •Create and maintain a sacred learning space

 •utilize meditation skills for personal and classroom use

 •Identify and effectively manage the beginning, middle and ending relationship in an educational process 

•Recognize and explore relationships within an interactive community by being fluid with firm boundaries

•Understand and implement the concept of personal power and prosperity consciousness as a tool for daily living and implementing this into the learning environment

•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 and integrating active listening skills

•Embrace their vital essence through spirit and self-actualization

 Classes meet one weekend a month May – October 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:   May 14/15, June 18/19, July 23, August 20/21, October 1/2.   Students are required to purchase two texts for the class: The Courage toTeach by Parker Palmer and The Seven Healing Chakras by Dr. Brenda Davies. Both titles are available at Amazon and most bookstores.    

$1799

Discount:   10% If paid in full by February 15 

Payment Plan:       $899.50 due at registration and June 10 ($1799)  

NOTE:  If you plan to use the payment plan please contact instructor prior to registering.

                         

*****Discount and payment plan may not be used together*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30 – 5:30 Saturday/Sunday

9:30 – 5:30 Saturday (July only)

 

72 CE’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

Concord, NC

Monday, May 23    Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 13

Concord, NC

Orthopedic Neck Energetics looks at the relationship of the energetic neck to the physical dis-ease that manifests in it. The course teaches what components make up the Throat Chakra and then how we can apply the manual touch of massage and bodywork to locate the conditions that have manifested and treat them. Conditions we will discuss are Torticollis, Strain/Sprain/ Ligament Tears, Shoulder trauma, Muscle tension and Limited range of movement.  Indications and Contraindications are discussed. A portion of this class is done with the head off the table demonstrating stretching techniques.

Upon completion of the class the student will be able to:

  •  Identify and define the Throat Chakra and how it relates to the mindbody
  • Identify and treat conditions of the neck
  • Identify indications and contraindications
  • Demonstrate an entire protocol for the treatment of the neck

 

$245

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level I

Lansing, NC

June 3 – 5    Registration:  Friday, May 20

Lansing, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level I is a journey into the energetic, physiological and psychological 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, herbs and personal power. We will discuss the history of the Chakras as well as its’ evolution into Western/Allopathic Medicine.  We will discuss and experiment with our relationship to security and grounding, flexibility and movement, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit.  Each Chakra is related to a glandular connection and to the emitting hormone particular to that gland as well as a nerve plexus connection.  Learn what areas of the bodymind work for you and which ones aren’t meeting their full potential.  Within each Chakra there is a relationship to specific bodymind conditions and the root cause of them.  We will discuss how our emotions play a pivotal role in our wellness and what emotions are linked to each Chakra.    Each area of the body in massage and bodywork has a special relationship to a particular chakra and touch becomes one of the many ways in which energy can be moved.  We will explore each area with therapeutic touch.  This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of inner-personal work. 

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Define the Endocrine System and its’ properties
  • Discuss the history of the Chakra System
  • Define and discuss Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the bodymind
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s well-being
  • Explore and integrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole bodymind
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the bodymind employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$395

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tao of Trauma

Lansing, NC

June 11/12,   Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 27

Lansing, NC

Trauma is a pervasive issue.  It results from exposure to an incident or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life threatening with lasting adverse effects on a person’s mental, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being.  Experiences that may be traumatic include but are not limited to physical, mental, sexual or emotional abuse, social injustice of all kinds, separation from loved ones, cultural violence, cultural health issues, substance abuse, poverty, wealth, lack of education and the list goes on and on.  In this seminar we will explore the impact of trauma on the bodymind and how that impact affects muscle memory.  Massage and bodywork can be a safe and therapeutic tool to process and aid in the healing of trauma; it can also be a means by which more trauma may be created.  Understanding the boundaries of trauma will be explored as well as indications and contraindications for applying manual touch in the healing of trauma.  Although all systems of the bodymind are affected by trauma, the primary systems we will review and discuss impacts on are the Nervous, Endocrine, Muscle and Digestive.  Biodynamic Breathwork is introduced alongside manual touch and in addition, we will explore the energy system of the bodymind and how trauma impacts the movement of energies via the Chakra System.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the properties of trauma
  • Define and discuss how the muscle memory holds and releases trauma
  • Define and discuss the indications and contraindications of manual touch and trauma
  • Define and discuss properties of the Nervous, Endocrine, Muscle and Digestive Systems
  • Discuss how the movement of energy bodies is affected by stress and trauma
  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole bodymind
  • Demonstrate full body protocol for aiding in the reduction of trauma
  • Define, discuss and demonstrate BioDynamic Breathwork

$295

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 16 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lansing, NC

Saturday – Sunday, July 15 – 17    Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 1

Lansing, NC

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a type of massage that encourages natural flow of lymph back to the heart.  Our Lymphatic System depends on contractions of the muscles to carry lymph through the blood vessels to our lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which returns diminished toxic or toxic-free lymph back to the Cardiovascular System (the heart).  This type of massage is done with a feather-like touch of five grams of pressure.  Lymphatic dis-ease such as Lymphedema represents a serious problem in our culture.  The fods we eat, lack of or not enough movement, sleep and rest contributes a great deal to the sluggish lymph.  MLD can be used as a pre/post- surgery treatment, restorative or it can take the place of traditional massage as a regular form of healthcare and well-being.  In this seminar we will discuss and demonstrate a full body MLD protocol focusing on technique, indications and contraindications and mapping of the Lymphatic System.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Lymphatic System
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of indications and contraindications
  • Discuss and understand the different dis-eases associated with Lymphatic System imbalance
  • Map the Lymphatic System
  • Demonstrate a full body protocol for MLD

 

$400 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CE

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

Lansing, NC

Friday, July 29     Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 15

Lansing, NC

Orthopedic Neck Energetics looks at the relationship of the energetic neck to the physical dis-ease that manifests in it. The course teaches what components make up the Throat Chakra and then how we can apply the manual touch of massage and bodywork to locate the conditions that have manifested and treat them. Conditions we will discuss are Torticollis, Strain/Sprain/ Ligament Tears, Shoulder trauma, Muscle tension and Limited range of movement.  Indications and Contraindications are discussed. A portion of this class is done with the head off the table demonstrating stretching techniques.

Upon completion of the class the student will be able to:

  •  Identify and define the Throat Chakra and how it relates to the mindbody
  • Identify and treat conditions of the neck
  • Identify indications and contraindications
  • Demonstrate an entire protocol for the treatment of the neck

 

$245

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

Gentle Waters Facial Lymphatics

Lansing, NC

August 6 and 7   Registration Deadline:   Friday, July 22

Lansing, NC

Gentle Waters Facial Lymphatics focuses on a gentle approach to facial massage incorporating Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and increased circulation with specific massage techniques. Proper nutrition, water intake and a daily massage regime are all part of this wonderful class that teaches an entire protocol for you to use on your clients. The Endocrine System and how it affects our mindbody is discussed at length with activities to stimulate that system. Well-aging elements are also discussed, demonstrated and applied. The Endocrine System works alongside the Nervous System to form the control systems of the body. The Nervous System provides a very fast and narrowly targeted system to turn on specific glands and muscles throughtout the body. The Endocrine System, on the other hand is much slower acting, but has very widespread, long lasting and powerful effects. Hormones are distributed by glands through the bloodstream to the entire body, affecting any cell with a receptor for a particular hormone. Most hormones affect cells in several organs or throughout the entire body, leading to many diverse and powerful responses. The workshop introduces the Throat, Brow and Crown Chakras as an energetic component showing how our energy can help to move lymphatic flow more fluidly. The higher our vibration, the more effective our mindbody systems operate. Dry brushing is used as an integral part of the MLD process as well as heat and cold applications. A product kit is included in the cost of the workshop and allows for 40-45 facial lympahtics treatments. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Lymphatic System
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Endocrine System
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of indications and contraindications
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of definition and proper mechanics for applying the protocol for facial lymphatics

 

$395 (product kit included in cost)

9:30-5:30 / 16 CE

The Essentials of Essential Oils

Lansing, NC

Saturday and Sunday, August 13/14:  Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 29

Lansing, NC

In The Essentials of Essential Oils students will learn about the history of oils and Aromatherapy as well as basic terminology, safety precautions and the methodology of application.  In addition, product quality will be discussed along with basic chemistry and why essential oils work the way they do.  We will explore the connection between mindbodyspirit using the Chakra System as a guide.  Students will create a Home Apothecary Kit to take with them as well as experience numerous oils in class.

Upon successful completion of this class the student will be able to:

  • Define Aromatherapy and essential oils
  • Discuss the history of oils and how we use them today
  • Demonstrate safe product usage
  • Discuss and demonstrate basic chemistry of the oils
  • Discuss how oils are applied
  • Discuss and apply oils as they relate to the Chakra System specific to hormones
  • Create an home apothecary to take home

$275 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30 – 5:30 (Saturday)

9:30 – 1:30  (Sunday)

12 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Psychosomatics of Ethics:  Creating Right Relationship in Altered States of Consciousness

LIVE WEBINAR

August 26    Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 12

(LIVE WEBINAR)

LIVE WEBINAR

This Ethics course is designed to integrate ethics, body psychology and the energies of the body.   Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business.  Oftentimes, thoughts become stuck or stagnate in our tissues in certain areas of our bodymind and we find it difficult to come to a decision.  This course will help move the energies of the bodymind and focus on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines and scope of practice.   The course content has been developed around the Chakra System, psychosomatic elements and provides functional information for every- day ethics. This course is inneractive as well as interactive and will host many activities to engage the decision-making process.

Upon completion of this class the student will be able to:

  • Identify and define the Chakra system as it pertains to ethical guidelines and scope of practice 
  • Discuss and explain what psychosomatics is and how it relates to ethics
  • Identify professional ethical behavior
  • Identify and define altered and non-altered states of consciousness as it pertains to massage and bodywork
  • Process thoughts so that ethical actions and decisions can be made from a mindbody approach

$99

 

 

9:30-4:30 / 6 CEUs

 

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level II

Oak Island

September 10 and 11    Registration Deadline: Friday, August 26

Oak Island, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level II 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 review the history of the Chakras as well as its evolution into western medicine from Level I.. 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 space’s  vibrational level.  In this Level II advanced Chakras class, we will focus on movements designed to enhance each Chakra and incorporate foods to strengthen immunity and hormone balance.  We will also discuss essential oils, and herbs relevant to each organ related to each Chakra. You must have completed The Seven Healing Chakras Lvel I course in order to register for Level II.  If you have significant training in chakras but have not completed the Level I course, registration may be an option upon discussion with instructor.

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
  • Identify foods, oils and herbs that bring balance to each Chakra, their organ relationship and the body system that is most aligned with said Chakra
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mindbody employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

 

 

$325

9:30-5:30 / 16 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinus Massage

Lansing, NC

September 30    Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 16

Lansing, NC

 

This seminar takes a detailed look at the Maxillary, Ethmoid, Frontal and Sphenoid Sinuses. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the technique used to help move the mucous membrane manually. This technique is a feather-like touch that greatly enhances the Parasympathetic Nervous System and allows for a significant diminishing of the toxic load on the Lymphatic System; the toxic load coming from external and internal factors. Indications and Contraindications are discussed and a protocol for Sinusitis (a primary condition of dysfunctional sinuses) is demonstrated and implemented. The primary sinuses are located in the Brow Chakra and there is an in-depth discussion of this chakra and its’ energetic effects on the bodymind as well as its close relationship to the Sacral Chakra which houses the Small Intestine. 

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the sinuses
  • Identify the pathology of excess mucous and lymph
  • Identify and define manual therapy that treats the above listed conditions
  • Demonstrate a sinus massage protocol
  • Discuss components of the Brow and Sacral Chakra and how this relates to the condition of Sinusitis
  • Discuss indications and contraindications

 

 

 

$245

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CE