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  • Workshop
    March 25-26, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase VI -Thai on The Table

    Ariela Grodner

    Performed on a low table with a fully clothed client, Thai Yoga Massage will allow you to reach out to a mainstream audience, including athletes, the elderly, and people who prefer massage on a table. It brings the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage, including customized yoga, profound relaxation, and energy work, to the comfort of your massage table.

  • Workshop
    April 1-2, 2017

    How to Relieve Chronic Foot Pain

    Karen Ball

    Thousands of adults suffer from chronic foot pain due to bunions, hammertoes, gout, plantar fasciosis, peripheral neuropathy, bone spurs, arthritis, metatarsalgia (including Morton’s neuroma), tarsal tunnel syndrome, injuries, surgery or just plain over use. With coaching and a customized session from a trained practitioner, these people do not have to live with debilitating pain!

  • Workshop
    April 2, 2017

    Getting Specific: The Low-Back and Hip

    Frank Merillat

    Getting Specific is a series of one or two day workshop experiences that focus on specific areas of the body. Anatomical structures, synergistic muscle groups, and effective techniques associated with the particular area of the body will be covered. This class will focus on the low-back and hip.

  • Workshop
    April 5-6, 2017

    Embryology: Spirit & Essence

    Giorgia Milne

    This 2-day workshop covers the basic principles of development of a human embryo from conception to week four. We will explore the conditioned and unconditioned forces that shape our coming into being, and into form and function, focusing on this amazing and transmutative early stage of our development and its significance in healing potential.  

  • Workshop
    April 7-9, 2017

    Biodynamic Cranial Touch Initiatory Course

    Giorgia Milne

    For all health practitioners, psychotherapists, movement therapists, and bodyworkers new to cranial work.  It is required for all craniosacral practitioners or other biodynamic practitioners who wish to learn more about the type of biodynamics we teach before undertaking a committed yearlong study of Biodynamic Cranial Touch in the Mentor Course.

  • Workshop
    April 8-9, 2017

    Bones for Life®, Segment I (Day One and Two)

    Anne Andrews

    Come and learn easy, fun, and effective movement processes designed to improve your posture, help prevent self- injury, get pain relief, and promote bone health. The Bones for Life® Program offers strategies for deprogramming painful patterns of posture and movement facilitating options pain-free moving and standing. 

  • Workshop
    April 29-30, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase I – Introduction to Thai Massage

    Ariela Grodner

    Over the course of this first workshop, students will learn an hour and a half long form.  Practiced on the floor,  this form enables the therapist the use of elbows, knees, forearms and feet in a comfortable and efficient way that utilizes the body dynamic and ones own weight to distribute the force required for the application of the relevant techniques. Thai Massage is an art whose ultimate objective is a perfected self-awareness through the joy of a mutually beneficial healing dance. 

  • Workshop
    April 30, 2017

    Discover Massage

    Discover Massage and learn basic, effective massage techniques from a seasoned instructor. 

  • Workshop
    May 3-6, 2017

    Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer

    Cindy Gillan and Nanci Newton of Tracy Walton & Associates

    As the role of massage therapy in cancer care expands, it is an exciting time to provide oncology massage. In this intensive course, we combine the art and practice of touch to create safe, effective massage sessions for clients with cancer and cancer histories. In a lively, supportive learning environment, participants learn simple, concrete ways to adapt massage to cancer and cancer treatment.

  • Workshop
    Saturday May 6, 2017

    Medical Errors Prevention

    Kristen Toth

    The Florida Board of Massage Therapy requires that, prior to license renewal, all massage therapists attend a 2-hour class in the prevention of medical errors.  Please join us for a fun and informative discussion on this important topic regarding our role in providing safe care to our clients!

  • Workshop
    Saturday May 6, 2017

    Ethical and Legal Considerations in the Practice of Massage Therapy

    Karen Ball and/or Jacqueline Ferber

    The Florida Board of Massage Therapy requires that, prior to license renewal, all licensed massage therapists attend a two (2) hour class in Florida Statutes and Rules and a two (2) hour class in Professional Ethics.  Join us for a fun and informative discussion of these topics AND get both of these continuing education requirements completed at one time.

  • Workshop
    May 6, 2017

    What’s The Fuzz? The Role of Fascia in Movement

    Gil Hedley, Ph.D.

    Want to better understand the role of fascia in movement, impacting your own hands-on work, as well as your relationships with both your inner and outer worlds? In this brand new lecture presentation featuring the latest images from Gil’s work in the dissection lab, we will explore the textural layers of the human form, particularly the connective tissues and fascia in their relationships and their role in movement.

  • Workshop
    May 7, 2017

    Say Goodbye to Headaches

    Karen Ball

    A headache is not a disease. It is a symptom of something going on inside the body crying for attention. Forty-five million Americans suffer with the debilitating symptoms of chronic headaches – the good news is that you can learn to give a targeted hands-on session to relieve the symptoms of a headache and learn how to coach people on creating a headache-free life for themselves.

  • Workshop
    May 20-21, 2017

    Hot Stone Massage Course

    Are you looking for something new to add to your skill set, or a fun way to fulfill your license renewal requirement?

    Did you know that Hot Stone Therapy is the most frequently requested spa treatment? Enhance your versatility as a therapist and enroll now to become certified in offering this ancient, world renowned technique for all of your present and future clients.

  • Workshop
    May 13-15, 2017

    Traditional Thai Reflexology

    Karen Ball

    Thai foot reflexology is a marriage between the ancient healing arts of reflexology, Chinese tuina, Japanese shiatsu and Indian Ayurvedic yoga.  Thai reflexology is easy and fun to learn and incorporate into your existing practice.

  • Workshop
    May 27-28, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase II Expanding Vocabulary

    Ariela Grodner

    This workshop is intended for those students who have already familiarized themselves with the Thai Massage practice through taking Thai  1, and are now ready to deepen their knowledge and widen their vocabulary. We will extensively review the Thai 1 material, both strengthening knowledge of the form itself and deepening awareness within the exercises, in order to bring our consciousness to a more subtle level during the healing process.

  • Workshop
    June 10-11, 2017

    Foot Reflexology

    Karen Ball

    Learn how to give a full relaxing foot reflexology session, know how and when to integrate reflexology into a therapeutic massage session and help people with physiological challenges as well as anatomical ones.

  • Workshop
    June 10-11, 2017

    Bones for Life®, Segment I (Day 3 and 4)

    Anne Andrews

    Come and learn easy, fun, and effective movement processes designed to improve your posture, help prevent self- injury, get pain relief, and promote bone health. The Bones for Life® Program offers strategies for deprogramming painful patterns of posture and movement facilitating options pain-free moving and standing. 

  • Workshop
    June 17-18, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase III – Advanced Poses

    Ariela Grodner

    During this class we will be both learning and exploring more complex poses and techniques (inversions, back bends, advanced footwork etc.)  while also taking our awareness to a deeper place within seemingly simple touch. 

  • Workshop
    June 18, 2017

    Low Back Pain: A Feldenkrais® Approach

    Ann Harman

    Low back pain affects 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, and a leading contributor to missed work. 90% of low back pain is due to muscular or other soft tissue strain or sprain, and is not caused by any serious musculoskeletal or neurological disorder. Therefore, becoming more effective in helping those who are suffering from this ailment can lead to your success as a massage practitioner. And, learning to ease your own back discomfort can prolong your career.

  • Workshop
    June 24-25, 2017

    An Ortho-Bionomy Approach to Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes

    Luann Overmyer

    This class in Chapman’s reflexes offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure and pelvic balance to the lymph, viscera (organs), nervous system, and soft tissue.  It emphasizes the relationship of the neurolymphatic reflexes to the endocrine system and to structural balance.  

  • Workshop
    June 24, 2017

    Getting Specific – Improving Your Skills – The Shoulder

    Frank Merillat

    Getting Specific is a series of one or two day workshop experiences that focus on specific areas of the body. Anatomical structures, synergistic muscle groups, and effective techniques associated with the particular area of the body will be covered. This class will focus on the shoulder.

  • Workshop
    June 25, 2017

    Getting Specific – Improving Your Skills – Head and Neck

    Frank Merillat

    Getting Specific is a series of one or two day workshop experiences that focus on specific areas of the body. Anatomical structures, synergistic muscle groups, and effective techniques associated with the particular area of the body will be covered. The first offering in this series of workshops will be focused on the head and neck.

  • Workshop
    July 2, 2017

    Better Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists

    Ann Harman

    Are you finding that giving massage is fatiguing or painful?  According to the February/March 2007 Massage and Bodywork magazine, 77% of experienced practitioners had felt some work-related pain or discomfort in the last two years. Would you like to learn how to use yourself in an optimally efficient way?  Would you like to decrease stress on your body?  Would you like to find the joy again!

  • Workshop
    July 8-9, 2017

    The Dance of Breath

    Frank Merillat

    The course will focus on the structures, fascial and muscular connections involved in breathing, as well as specific treatment ideas in this area. We will explore the relationship to posture, as well as the relationship of mental and emotional states to the act of breathing. 

  • Workshop
    July 15-16, 2017

    Craniosacral Anatomy ~ Distinction within the Functional Whole

    Giorgia Milne

    This introductory course on the craniosacral system focuses on anatomy, structure, function and energetics.  Whether you are just beginning your exploration of cranial anatomy, are a seasoned practitioner, or anywhere in between, you will discover something of value in the transmission field of how this course is presented.  

  • Workshop
    Sunday July 16, 2017

    Medical Errors Prevention

    Kristen Toth

    The Florida Board of Massage Therapy requires that, prior to license renewal, all massage therapists attend a 2-hour class in the prevention of medical errors.  Please join us for a fun and informative discussion on this important topic regarding our role in providing safe care to our clients!

  • Workshop
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Ethical and Legal Considerations in the Practice of Massage Therapy

    Karen Ball and/or Jacqueline Ferber

    The Florida Board of Massage Therapy requires that, prior to license renewal, all licensed massage therapists attend a two (2) hour class in Florida Statutes and Rules and a two (2) hour class in Professional Ethics.  Join us for a fun and informative discussion of these topics AND get both of these continuing education requirements completed at one time.

  • Workshop
    July 20-23, 2017

    Biodynamic Cranial Touch Mentor Course: Class #1 of 4

    Giorgia Milne

    The Mentor Course is a year long advanced certification program that is presented in 4, 4-day segments. It develops out of a field of interest to immerse oneself in the work, and often as a response to an uncanny yet inexorable “calling”.

  • Workshop
    July 22-23, 2017

    Ortho-Bionomy Foundations – Musculoskeletal Rebalancing Through Joint Proprioception

    Kalpesh Patel & Cathy Krenicky

    Learn precise hands-on techniques which reconnect a client’s sense of being directly back to their joints to enhance relaxation, support, stability & movement. Ortho-Bionomy is an osteopathic discipline for helping the whole being by being specific in our contact, both with our clients and within ourselves.

  • Workshop
    July 22-23, 2017

    Reflexology for the Hands

    Karen Ball

    Research has shown hand reflexology to be as effective as foot, with the added benefit of easier accessibility.

    In addition to the full-body benefits of deep relaxation and increased blood and lymph flow, hand reflexology is especially practical in this day and age in helping to alleviate the affects that computers, tablets and smart phones have placed on our hands.

  • Workshop
    July 29-30, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase IV – Energy Lines

    Ariela Grodner

    It is generally accepted in learned circles that the earth itself possesses energy lines. Likewise the human body is also composed of pathways for various kinds of energy and information. When the energy lines are brought into balance, harmony, health and equilibrium are the result.

  • Workshop
    August 19-20, 2017

    Ortho-Bionomy Self Care

    Luann Overmyer

    Through the practice of Self Care we discover the self-corrective capacity of our bodies and empower ourselves in the process of self-healing and well-being. In this class, we will take time to slow down and listen to the body’s responses.   By noticing your sensations and discriminating between more, or less comfortable, the body learns to choose comfort and move with ease.

  • Workshop
    September 9-10, 2017

    Thai Massage Phase V – Advanced Sidelines

    Ariela Grodner

    Traditionally, in classical Thai Massage, the recipient assumes either a sitting, prone, supine or side line position. Of these postures a strong working knowledge of sideline and its applications can be indispensable, particularly for working with pregnant clients, or those for whom lying on their stomach is uncomfortable or not possible. In this workshop we will modify all the material previously learned to accommodate these needs.

  • Workshop
    October 14-15, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase VI -Thai on The Table

    Ariela Grodner

    Performed on a low table with a fully clothed client, Thai Yoga Massage will allow you to reach out to a mainstream audience, including athletes, the elderly, and people who prefer massage on a table. It brings the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage, including customized yoga, profound relaxation, and energy work, to the comfort of your massage table.

  • Workshop
    November 4-5, 2017

    Navigation Skills ~ Presence and Tonality of “Verbal Touch”

    Giorgia Milne

    (For bodywork & somatic therapists)

    We will explore approaches for energetic, manual and verbal communication and learn ways to reflect, mirror, ask questions, and give feedback that uncovers and deepens understanding. Open to anyone; integrates into any modality.

  • Workshop
    November 4-5, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase I – Introduction to Thai Massage

    Ariela Grodner

    Over the course of this first workshop, students will learn an hour and a half long form.  Practiced on the floor,  this form enables the therapist the use of elbows, knees, forearms and feet in a comfortable and efficient way that utilizes the body dynamic and ones own weight to distribute the force required for the application of the relevant techniques. Thai Massage is an art whose ultimate objective is a perfected self-awareness through the joy of a mutually beneficial healing dance. 

  • Workshop
    November 9-12, 2017

    Biodynamic Cranial Touch Mentor Course: Class #2 of 4

    Giorgia Milne

    The Mentor Course develops out of a field of interest to immerse oneself in the work, and often as a response to an uncanny yet inexorable “calling”. Each course provides the opportunity and support to progressively cultivate and maintain a living, intimate, ever-deepening, and continuous body-felt connection with the Breath of Life, Consciousness, and The Love that is all that is.

  • Workshop
    December 2-3, 2017

    Thai Massage: Phase II – Expanding Vocabulary

    Ariela Grodner

    This workshop is intended for those students who have already familiarized themselves with the Thai Massage practice through taking Thai  1, and are now ready to deepen their knowledge and widen their vocabulary. We will extensively review the Thai 1 material, both strengthening knowledge of the form itself and deepening awareness within the exercises, in order to bring our consciousness to a more subtle level during the healing process.

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