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2018 Continuing Education Classes

10% off all Continuing Education until February 15, 2018

Effective Workshop Leader Training

February 24 and 25   Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 9
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

Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, 9:30-5:30 / 16 CEUs

Sinus Massage

March 9    Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 23
Location:  Concord, NC

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

 

 

 

$225

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

 

Ethics: Creating Right Relationship in Non Ordinary States of Conciousness

March 17   Registration Deadline: Friday, March 9
Location: Oak Island, NC

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

 

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Dysfunction and Massage

 

 

March 26  Registration Deadline:   Friday, March 16
Location:  Concord, NC

TMJ Dysfunction has become common in our culture.  Although the medical community doesn’t know exactly what causes this condition, we do know that multiple symptoms exist in people with TMJ.  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.  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 the class 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

 

$225
9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

Cultivating A Teacher: A Holistic Living and Learning Program

 

 

April 7   Registration Deadline: Friday, 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:

 

 

•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 Saturday/Sunday the month of April and then one Saturday a month until November from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:  April 7 and 8, 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) ask for assistance when registering
9:30-5:30 / 70 CEUs

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

 

 

April 16   Registration Deadline:   Friday, April 13
Location: Concord, NC

 

This course 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

 

$225

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

Ethics: Creating Right Relationship in Non Ordinary States of Conciousness

 

 

June 8   Registration Deadline: Friday, May 25
Location: Concord, NC

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

The Seven Healing Chakras Level I

 

 

June 15 – 17   Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 1
Location: Concord, NC

 

The Seven Healing Chakras Level I 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

This workshop will be done in Retreat Style Format

 

 

$365

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Waters Facial Lymphatics

 

 

July 21 and 22   Registration Deadline:   Friday, July 6
Location: Concord, 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

 

$375 (product kit included in cost)

9:30-5:30 / 16 CEUs

Empowering The Core:  Exploring The Low Back and Abdominals

 

August 4 and 5  Registration Deadline:   Friday, July 20
Location: Boone, NC

 

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

The Seven Healing Chakras Level II – Friday, August 18

 

 

August 18 and 19   Registration Deadline:  Friday, August 3
Location: Concord, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras 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 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.  In this Level II advanced Chakras class, we will focus on applying massage/bodywork modalities to each chakra, incorporate foods to strengthen immunity and hormone balance.  We will also discuss essential oils, and herbs relevant to each organ related to each chakra and apply personal movement to strengthen muscle and tissue in each corresponding chakra. 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

This workshop will be be done in Retreat Style Format

 

$325 (includes the foods, herbs and oils for class)

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinus Massage

 

 

September 7    Registration Deadline:  Friday, August 24
Location:  Concord, NC

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 dfine manual therapy that treats the above listed conditions
  • Demonstrate a sinus massage protocol
  • Discuss components of the Brow Chakra
  • Discuss indications and contraindications

 

 

 

 

$225

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Dysfunction and Massage

 

 

September 24  Registration Deadline:   Friday, September 14
Location:  Concord, NC

TMJ Dysfunction has become common in our culture.  Although the medical community doesn’t know exactly what causes this condition, we do know that multiple symptoms exist in people with TMJ.  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.  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 the class 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

 

$225

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs

The Seven Healing Chakras Level I

 

 

September 28-30  Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 14
Location: Concord, NC

 

The Seven Healing Chakras Level I 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

This workshop will be done in Retreat Style Format

 

 

$365

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Neck Energetics

 

 

October 1   Registration Deadline:   Friday, September 21
Location: Concord, NC

This course 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

 

$225

 

 

9:30-5:30 / 8 CEUs