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Workshops

  • Workshop
    May 27-28, 2017

    Connective Tissue Therapy: The Frontline

    Maura Brady

    This workshop will delve into the components of back issues via the frontline, addressing primarily the anterior aspects of the trunk, shoulder girdle, and neck. Learn new tools to address your clients’ needs, while having the opportunity to explore your own, in a setting that combines fun and reverence.

  • 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 3-4, 2017

    Myofascial Components of Low Back and Leg Pain

    Pete Whitridge

     This workshop explores the Foundation, focusing on the sacral ligaments, hip socket, psoas, and knee and ankle pain.  This is a multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain.  We will use orthopedic assessments, passive and active fascial stretching, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapies, and cross fiber friction to help identify and eliminate pain and dysfunction. 

  • 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 9, 2017

    Neck Pain, Tension Headache, And Eyestrain

    Ann Harman

    Are you suffering from neck pain and tension headache?  Or do you have clients who are?

    Using the gentle movement explorations of the Feldenkrais Method®, we will explore the connections between posture, chronic neck pain, tension headache, and eyestrain.  We will focus on the body as a whole, investigating the complex connections between structure, function, balance, and muscular strain.

  • Workshop
    July 15, 2017

    Movement-Based Bodywork: Foundations Of Breathwork

    Ann Harman

    Join us in an exploration of the breath! The breath is a bridge between the voluntary and the involuntary nervous system, as a function that is usually under involuntary control, but can be consciously controlled when we wish. Full breathing massages the abdominal organs, as it mobilizes the muscles and bones with a gentle range of motion. Stress is decreased, and blood pressure is lowered.

     

  • 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
    July 16, 2017

    Movement-Based Bodywork: Understanding The Temporomandibular Joint

    Ann Harman

    We will use the gentle movement sequences of the Feldenkrais Method® in order to learn to relax the mouth, jaw, and related structures.  We will discover how it is influenced by other structures such as the pelvis, spine, tongue and throat. We will practice exploratory exercises which not only illuminate these relationships, but also help the participant to relax hypertonic muscles, increase range of motion, and decrease pain in these areas.      

  • 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, 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 30, 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
    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 5, 2017

    Posture: It’s an Inside Job

    Ann Harman

    Posture can be improved, easily and painlessly, at any age.  Using our uniquely human intelligence, we can align ourselves with gravity and move in ways that do not create pain. In this class we will use the gentle explorations of the Feldenkrais Method® of Movement Education to develop flexibility, support, and self-awareness in the spine.  We will also explore how flexibility and strength can compliment, not counteract each other. Instead of stretching and strengthening, we will use methods based on developmental learning and neurological reprogramming to effect change.

  • Workshop
    August 6, 2017

    Bones for Life

    Ann Harman

    Bones for Life® is based upon the principles of the Feldenkrais Method® as well as NASA’s research on bone strength. Emphasis is upon developing a well-functioning and springy alignment, so that daily activities such as walking stimulate the bones and support comfortable easy movement and posture as well as healthy bones.

  • Workshop
    August 12, 2017

    Movement-Based Bodywork: Foundations Of Breathwork

    Ann Harman

    Join us in an exploration of the breath! We will do a variety of guided sequences involving self-palpation, movement, and breath. The goal is not to learn the prescribed “right” way to breathe, but for each to find his or her own deep and nourishing breath. Learning is painless, through fascinating investigations of movement and casual discussion.

  • Workshop
    August 13, 2017

    Movement Based Bodywork: Applications of Breathwork

    Ann Harman

    This class focuses on hands-on methods which augment the clients’ ability to breathe deeply and to have free movement throughout the entire anatomy of respiration. These techniques are especially good for chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, and fatigue. 

  • Workshop
    August 19, 2017

    Movement-Based Bodywork: Understanding The Temporomandibular Joint

    Ann Harman

    We will use the gentle movement sequences of the Feldenkrais Method® in order to learn to relax the mouth, jaw, and related structures.  We will discover how it is influenced by other structures such as the pelvis, spine, tongue and throat. We will practice exploratory exercises which not only illuminate these relationships, but also help the participant to relax hypertonic muscles, increase range of motion, and decrease pain in these areas.      

  • Workshop
    August 19-20, 2017

    Benign and Malignant Skin Disases (8 or 12 hours CE class)

    Dr. Annie Morien

    In this fun and “intriguingly gross” class, we will discuss common skin conditions, such as ringworm, eczema, psoriasis, warts, herpes (YES- your client may have herpes!), skin cancer, and many others conditions.

    Diseases are discussed with reference to prevalence, signs/symptoms, treatment, and indications/contraindications, and last but not least, what should we do with a client that has a contagious skin disease?

  • 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
    August 20, 2017

    Movement-Based Bodywork: Applications for the Temporomandibular Joint

    Ann Harman

    We will learn hands-on techniques to accomplish the following: increase the client’s kinesthetic awareness of the mandible and its functional movement; increase mandibular and cervical ranges of motion; and use active assisted range of motion techniques to engage the client’s active cooperation to achieve these goals.

  • 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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