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2021 Continuing Education Classes

At the current time the seminar schedule is changing frequently due to the Pandemic. Please check the website for updates. LIVE and LIVE WEBINAR Seminars are being offered this year.

March 8   Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 26

ONLINE WEBINAR

TMJ Dysfunction has become common in our culture.  We know that multiple symptoms exist in people with TMJ issues.  These symptoms may be grinding or clenching teeth, which puts pressure on the joint, Arthritis, muscle strain or sprain in the posterior and or anterior neck, myofascial pain in the face and stress or maybe a combination of all the above.  This workshop addresses these dysfunctions with multiple massage modalities including but not limited to Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Throat and Brow Chakra work, Deep Tissue and Movement.  Students will work topically and internally to assist in eliminating inflammation  and pressure on the joint.  When working internally, medical sanitized gloves will be used.

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

  • Identify and define the Throat and Brow Chakra and how they relate to the MindBody
  • Identify and treat conditions that create TMJ Dysfunction
  • Identify indications and contraindications
  • Demonstrate an entire protocol for the treatment of TMJ

$235

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

The Essentials of Essential Oils

(LIVE WEBINAR)

Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27:  Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 12

Location: ONLINE/LIVE WEBINAR

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 (Friday)

9:30 – 1:30  (Saturday)

12 ce’s/  LIVE WEBINAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivating A Teacher:  Exploring The Mindful Relationship Between Self, Student and Subject

Monday, March 29 – November 15  Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 12

(One Monday/month)

Location: ONLINE/LIVE WEBINAR

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:  

  •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 

•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 one Monday a month March – November 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:  March 29, April 26, May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18 and November 15.    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.    

$1499

Discount:   10%  If paid in full by February 15 ($1349.10)

Payment Plan:  $499.67 on March 12, April 9 and May 7

 

 

 

 

 

9:30 – 5:30 (Monday)

Classes meet one Monday a month March – November 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:  March 29, April 26, May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18 and November 15. 

LIVE WEBINAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level I

(Oak Island, NC)

April 9 – 11, Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 2

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 mindbody work for you and which ones aren’t meeting their full potential.  Within each Chakra there is a relationship to specific mindbody 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.  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 and discuss Ayurvedic Medicine
  • 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 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 and organs that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mind-body employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$395

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level 1

(Concord, NC)

April 16 – 18  Registration Deadline:   Friday,  March 26
Location:  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 mindbody work for you and which ones aren’t meeting their full potential.  Within each Chakra there is a relationship to specific mindbody 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.  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 and discuss Ayurvedic Medicine
  • 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 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 and organs that are in each Chakra
  • Identify and name the the glands and the emitting hormone identified with each Chakra and how they affect the whole
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mind-body employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$395

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

(LIVE WEBINAR)

Friday, April 23    Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 9

(LIVE WEBINAR)

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. 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

 

$235

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

Sinus Massage

(LIVE WEBINAR)

May 5   Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 23

(LIVE WEBINAR)

This class takes a detailed look at the Maxillary, Ethmoid, Frontal and Sphenoid Sinuses. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the technique used to help drain the sinuses 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 treatment 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 it’s energetic effects on the mindbodyspirit model. 

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the sinuses
  • Identify the pathology of excess mucus and lymph
  • Identify and define manual therapy that treats the above listed conditions
  • Demonstrate a sinus massage protocol
  • Discuss components of the Brow Chakra
  • Discuss indications and contraindications

 

 

 

$235

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

 

Ethics:  Creating Right Relationship in Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

(LIVE WEBINAR)

June 7   Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 28

(LIVE WEBINAR)

LIVE WEBINAR

This Ethics course is designed to integrate professional ethics with the energies of the body. Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business. This course focuses on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines. The course content has been developed around the Chakra System and provides functional information for every day ethics. 

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

  • Identify and define the Chakra system as it pertains to ethical guidelines
  • Identify professional ethical behavior
  • Identify and define altered states of consciousness
  • Process thoughts so that ethical actions and decisions can be made from a mindbody approach

$99

 

 

9:30-4:30 / 6 CEUs

 

 

Gentle Waters Facial Lymphatics

(LIVE WEBINAR)

June 12 and 13   Registration Deadline:   Friday, May 28

(ONLINE WEBINAR)

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 CEUs

MindBody Play

(LIVE WEBINAR)

July 12   Registration Deadline:   Friday, July 2

(LIVE WEBINAR)

MindBody Play is a course designed to return to the fundamentals of massage and bodywork as well as provide options for sustainable self care.  This course includes information, discussion and application of Ayurvedic Medicine Principles , meditation techniques for therapist and client, Integrative Breathwork, stretching techniques, Body Armoring and personal evaluations for self care including, but not limited to, water intake, nutrition, sleep/rest, movement and personal power.  We will discuss how the Chakra System in Ayurvedic Medcine plays a role in our daily contact with self, clients and business.  

Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to:

  • Discuss and apply basic Ayurvedic Medicine Principles
  • Discuss and demonstrate meditation techniques for calming the Nervous System
  • Discuss and demonstrate Integrative Breathwork
  • Discuss and demonstrate stretching techniques
  • Discuss, evaluate and demonstrate Body Armoring conditions
  • Discuss, evaluate and demonstrate the five components of Ayurvedic Medicine; water, nutrition, sleep/rest, movement and personal power
  • Discuss and application of the Chakra System through activities

 

 

 

$235

9:30-5:30 / 8 ce’s

TMJ Dysfunction and Massage

(LIVE WEBINAR)

August 9  Registration Deadline:   Friday, July 30

(LIVE WEBINAR)

TMJ Dysfunction has become common in our culture.  We know that multiple symptoms exist in people with TMJ issues.  These symptoms may be grinding or clenching teeth, which puts pressure on the joint, Arthritis, muscle strain or sprain in the posterior and or anterior neck, myofascial pain in the face and stress or maybe a combination of all the above.  This workshop addresses these dysfunctions with multiple massage modalities including but not limited to Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Throat and Brow Chakra work, Deep Tissue and Movement.  Students will work topically and internally to assist in eliminating inflammation  and pressure on the joint.  When working internally, medical sanitized gloves will be used.

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

  • Identify and define the Throat and Brow Chakra and how they relate to the MindBody
  • Identify and treat conditions that create TMJ Dysfunction
  • Identify indications and contraindications
  • Demonstrate an entire protocol for the treatment of TMJ

$235

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

The Essentials of Essential Oils

(LIVE WEBINAR)

Friday/Saturday, August 13 and 14:  Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 30

(LIVE WEBINAR)

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
  • Demonstrate safe product usage
  • Discuss how oils are applied
  • Create an home apothecary to take home

Was $275 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30 – 5:30 (Saturday)

9:30 – 1:30  (Sunday)

12 ce’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

(LIVE WEBINAR)

August 25    Registration Deadline:   Friday, August 13

(LIVE WEBINAR)

 

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. 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

 

$235

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

The Seven Healing Chakras and the Endocrine System Level II

Location:  Oak Island, NC

September 11 and 12    Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27
Location: 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

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 16 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethics:  Creating Right Relationship in Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

(LIVE WEBINAR)

September 13   Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 3

(LIVE WEBINAR)

This Ethics course is designed to integrate professional ethics with the energies of the body. Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business. This course focuses on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines. The course content has been developed around the Chakra System and provides functional information for every day ethics. 

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

  • Identify and define the Chakra system as it pertains to ethical guidelines
  • Identify professional ethical behavior
  • Identify and define altered states of consciousness
  • Process thoughts so that ethical actions and decisions can be made from a mindbody approach

$110

(Now $65 due to Pandemic)

 

9:30-4:30 / 6 CEUs

 

 

Sinus Massage

(LIVE WEBINAR)

September 15:  Registration Deadline:  September 3

(LIVE WEBINAR)

 

Sinus Massage takes a detailed look at the Maxillary, Ethmoid, Frontal and Sphenoid Sinuses. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the technique used to help drain the sinuses 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 treatment 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 it’s energetic effects on the mindbodyspirit model. 

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the sinuses
  • Identify the pathology of excess mucus and lymph
  • Identify and define manual therapy that treats the above listed conditions
  • Demonstrate a sinus massage protocol
  • Discuss components of the Brow Chakra
  • Discuss indications and contraindications

 

 

 

$235

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

 

Empowering The Core:  Exploring The Low Back and Abdominals

(LIVE WEBINAR)

October 2 and 3  Registration Deadline:   Friday, September 17
(LIVE WEBINAR)

 

This course explores the muscles, tissues and energetics of the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.  We will work directly with the Psoas, Diaphragm, Obliques, Multifidus, Rotatores and Semispinalis.  Breathing modalities are incorporated into this work along with Isometric Stretching Techniques. We will explore where low back and glute pain come from and protocols to help alleviate and manage the pain.  Upon completion of this class students will be able to:

 

  • Understand and discuss properties of Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras
  • Understand and discuss how these properties of energy relate to physical disease in the body
  • Identify and perform Isometric Stretching Techniques
  • Understand, discuss and demonstrate a complete protocol for pain relief for these muscles and muscle groups

 

 

 

 

$295

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 16 CEUs