ACUPRESSURE DREAMING (6 hrs) Sat, Jun 2 (9 am – 4 pm) Learn how to facilitate sleep for deep restoration. Patterns for helping with insomnia, restless dreaming and nightmares. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $99 Prepay: 2-Wk $95, 4-Wk $90.
ACUPRESSURE-TUI NA (30 hrs) Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, Feb 12, 13, 14 & 15 (9 am – 5:30 pm) Learn the ancient art of Chinese meridian massage. This is an active style that includes moving muscles, joints, and bones. Excellent for adding to your sports massage and increasingly popular in spas. Tui Na is an adaptable style, appropriate for a full range of clients. You will learn the pathways of Chi and a variety of hand movements (sho fa) with which to work the meridians. Additionally, we will work through a full session pattern allowing ample time to get comfortable with the techniques. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $440 Prepay: 2-Wk $430, 4-Wk $420.
CUPPING & MOXIBUSTION (14 hrs). Thu & Fri, Mar 3 & 4 (9 am - 5 pm).These two techniques are great to add to your toolkit. Cupping works to clear deep tension easily and quickly. Moxibustion is an effective way to build qi, allowing you to offer a truly nurturing session. Both are time-honored practices of traditional Chinese medicine. We will utilize lecture, demonstration, discussion, and practicum. You will learn to apply cups in a variety of techniques, remove them safely, and clean them. We will discuss appropriate uses of cups and contraindications for their use. Students will also learn about yang meridian pathways, as well as benefits and contraindications, safety procedures, and several techniques of moxibustion. Prerequisite: None Instructor: Kathleen Davis Cost: $199 Prepay: 2-Wk $189, 4-Wk $179
FIVE-ELEMENT ACUPRESSURE-Assessment and Application (30 hrs) Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, Apr 22, 23, 24 & 25 (9 am – 5:30 pm) Refine your assessment skills and expand your understanding of acupressure meridians and their ability to bring vitality, joy and health. The Five Element approach to acupressure allows you to create powerful sessions through which you can help your clients to harmonize imbalances in their health and energy. As you learn the associations of each element and how the elements interrelate, you will begin to see patterns that can help your clients understand how their choices are influencing their meridian flow and their sense of well-being. In class we will look at how color, smell, posture, voice and attitude reflect the balance of a person’s elements. We will learn 12 points that help with assessment of the meridian balance and palpate meridian pathways to sense which textures reflect the elements in stress. $11 text required (please pay instructor). Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $440 Prepay: 2-Wk $430, 4-Wk $420.
MERIDIAN ACUPRESSURE - (Energy Flows of Chinese Medicine) (30 hrs) Thu's & Fri's, Sept. 22, 23, 29 & 30 (9 am - 5:30 pm)Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $440 Prepay: 2-Wk $430, 4-Wk $420.
ACUPRESSURE- A Practice in Harmony (30 hrs). Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, Oct 21, 22, 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm).This class introduces students to the ancient Chinese healing art of Acupressure, a quiet form of energy work which emphasizes a listening touch. Students will learn key points with which to balance energy in the body through the meridians and extraordinary vessels of Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn how to work with the meridians to affect specific conditions of imbalance. We will use a quiet form of energy work which allows the development of a subtle touch and the ability to read subtle energy. The understanding of the meridians will enrich any forms that you practice. You will be able to offer a full session and you will find that the style blends well with a wide variety of body work. $11 text required (please pay instructor). Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Kathleen Davis. Cost: $440 Prepay: 2-Wk $430, 4-Wk $420.