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Workshops

  • 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

    Reflexology and Stillness: Nervous and Endocrine Systems

    Kristen Toth, LMT

    Our nervous and endocrine systems intimately regulate and orchestrate our entire physiology. In health, they carry us through life with strength, resilience, power, and peace. This 2-day class explores using foot reflexology and contacts of stillness in a heart-centered practice to offer balance and support to these integral body systems.

  • 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 5-6, 2017

    Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Pain Relief

    Pete Whitridge, BA, LMT

    This class will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain and will include an interactive forum to dialogue about your own specific client needs.  We will explore myofascial assessments, deep tissue techniques, passive and active stretching, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapies, cross fiber friction, and self-care.  We will review current findings from the Fascia Research Congress while exploring the unique nature of the connective tissues.

  • 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

    Reflexology and Stillness: Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

    Kristen Toth, LMT

    Our circulatory and respiratory systems tirelessly nourish and refresh every cell and structure in our body in every moment. In health, they allow us to live life with radiance, compassion, vulnerability, and clear wisdom. This 2-day class explores using foot reflexology and contacts of stillness in a heart-centered practice to offer balance and support to these essential body systems.

  • Workshop
    August 19-20, 2017

    Benign and Malignant Skin Diseases (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?

    Both courses fulfill the required “LIVE” CE hours as stipulated by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

  • 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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