Arizona Continuing Education Workshops

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KOREAN HAND THERAPY

For Structural Pain

with Susan Watson

November 8th  9am – 5pm

Location ASIS Clarkdale

Korean Hand Therapy: begins with discussing the origins and history of the techniques.

We will learn the KHT Reflexology Map of the body and hand.  Learn the techniques of how to use Korean Hand Therapy Correspondence system of the meridians & acupressure points to relieve pain ~ to treat neck pain ~headaches ~ low back pain & arm/leg pain. During the day you will be instructed on the individual protocols. Plus learning how to use a comprehnesive Integrative medical approach to evaluate & manage musculoskeletal pain.
Students will learn musculoskeletal anatomy and how it corresponds to the hand for structural pain. Practice of points and pressure will be emphasized.

Instructor Susan Watson, Board Certified Reflexologist, received her certification with the Intenational Institute of Reflexology & American Reflexology Certification Board. Susan is an accredited educator through ACARET, and has authored two book; “Master the Healing Art of Foot Reflexology” & “Practical Reflexology” a certification textbook published by McGraw-Hill.   She is currently finalizing two new books one on Hand Reflexology & one on Pet Reflexology.  Ms. Watson is instructor and owner of her school Healthy Soles School of Reflexology an accredited 300 hour certification and continuing education school, based in Rockford              For more information or to register call (928) 451 4853   or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$175  CEU’s 7  in addition there is a $35 materials & book fee required on the day.     

Register online HERE

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Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

Level III Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

November 14th-16th  ASIS Tucson Campus

November 21-23rd ASIS Sedona/Verde Valley

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm each day

Level III of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,
Level III introduces treatments for low back and pelvic pain/conditions, the cultivation of the experience of witnessing “ignition” in the ventricles of the cranium, and introduction to and practice of listening to the “Inherent Treatment Plan”.

Anatomy of the pelvis will be looked at as the techniques of addressing low back and pelvic issues are demonstrated and practiced. The structures and functions of the ventricles of the brain will be studied and the concept of “ignition” will be introduced to the students before they engage in hands on experience. The concept of the “Inherent Treatment Plan” will be introduced before the students explore that concept as they give full craniosacral sessions to each other.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

for more information or to register 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$295  CEU’s 20

sign up for Sedona Here

sign up for Tucson Here

early registration $250 if paid 30 days in advance of event.




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Transpersonal Somatic Therapy

Personal Growth & Professional Training Skills

with Paul Linn

November 14th – 16th 

Clarkdale/Sedona Campus

Friday 5-9pm  Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

These workshops are designed for all types of therapists and health care providers who share the common interest in deepening presence, compassion and skills in their work with themselves and with others. The learning format is highly experiential, drawing upon a wide variety of personal and group processes, specific use of touch therapies combined with meditative awareness and body centered therapy. These trainings provide a safe and effective style of work that support healing on all levels: relationship to the past, release from unhealthy patterns and habits, exploring higher levels of wellness and creativity and deeper access to essential Being.  For more details on the training click  Continue reading

Phase I    The opening phase of the bodymind therapist training helps participants develop an experiential understanding of the context of therapy as a psychological, relational, spiritual continuum. Time will be devoted to revealing how this context is a body based reality. This provides the opportunity to learn initial methodology for entering and working from felt sense body centered immediacy. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation for caring and being of service to others and within this first phase we will explore the art of listening and understanding as a means of contact and facilitation of transformation. A general overview of the issues and conditions that bring about the need for therapy will help participants place the TsomT approach in a pragmatic synergy with other teachings and techniques they may be utilizing.

Instructor: Paul Linn MA, LMHC, LMT has been teaching massage therapies, awareness practices and psychospiritual approaches to growth for 31 years throughout the U.S. mainland and the Hawaiian Islands. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Gainesville, Florida and leads intensive insight meditation retreats.
The evolving synthesis of touch, psychology and meditation that his work offers sets the stage for a delightful inquiry in healing, openness and new possibilities of freedom.   TSTMethods are easily integrated into professional practice.

to visit Paul’s website tsomt.com

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

16 CEU’s $295   sign up online here

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YIN TUI NA MASSAGE

with TJ Fritz

November 15  Tucson Campus 9am-6pm

Yin Tui Na integrates classic Chinese Tui Na massage with light touch acupressure to nurture and balance the body’s Internal organ Qi (Energy), meridian Qi, and emotions.

Yin Tui Na integrates classic Chinese Tui Na massage with light touch acupressure to nurture and balance the body’s Internal organ Qi (Energy), meridian Qi, and emotions.

Yin Tui Na hand techniques, five grams energetic acupressure, and soft style internal organ massage are combined into a fortifying routine that supports the bodies nutritive and constitutional Qi.  Tui Na is energetic/mechanical modality that uses brushing, grasping, pressing, circular rubbing techniques over meridians and acu-points.  Five grams acupressure is a light touch style of acupressure that utilizes the practitioners compassionate spirit to hold and balance acu-points.  The Yin Tui Na internal organ massage utilizes a soft Tui Na hand techniques help create Internal organ balance.  The use of important acu-points such as Spleen 6, Liver 3, Kidney 3, and other powerful points will be covered.

This routine is ideal for those with low energy, lack of will, chronic achiness, and poor nutritive energy.  Those who are carrying a heavy life load and are seeking support will also benefit greatly.

T.J. Fritz first began his study and practice of the Asian-based healing arts in 1997.  He has diplomas in Advanced Acupressure, Sports Acupressure, and Massage from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.  T. J. has been instructing massage and acupressure since 2003.  Along with his hands-on instruction T.J. has over a decade of experience teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and T’aiji Qigong.

This class will include a combination of movement qigong, hands-on practice, demonstration, and discussion.  Tui Na is a fun and energetic practice that includes lots of movement so be sure to loose comfortable clothing.  Plain cotton is best.

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

8 CEU’s $150    Register online here

early bird registration available at $125 for the first 6 people to enroll

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TAIJI QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS

with TJ Fritz,

Tucson Campus Sunday November 16th

Prescott Campus Sunday February 8th

9am – 4pm

“Taiji Qigong, Fundamentals” will teach transformational still, moving, and partner Qigong exercises that emphasize sensing, developing, and balancing ones own vital energy

Qigong has been used by priests, martial artists, bodyworkers, lay persons, and physicians to maintain health and develop physical prowess for thousands of years.  “Taiji Qigong, Fundamentals” will teach fundamental theory, mechanics, and Qi awareness skills required to develop your Qi through a combination of transformational Qigong exercises and classroom discussion.

Learning Goals:

(1) Basic Qigong Theory

(2) Yin / Yang Theory

(3) Proper Body / Energy Mechanics

(4) Basic Qigong Postures and Movements

Instructor T.J. Fritz, LMT has been practicing and teaching Taiji Qigong and Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over a decade.  He has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Acupressurist since 2000.

CE’s 6   $ 75    Call (888) 517 2747 to enroll

Register online here  for Tucson

Register online here for Prescott

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Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage

with Olga Morris

Tucson December 4th – 7th   Thursday – Sunday

9am – 5pm each day

This is a parent education program based on family strengths using nurturing touch & massage to promote the physical and emotional well-being of babies & young children.   Parent instruction occurs in small parent-baby classes,in private sessions or in community parenting programs.

Certified Education of Infant Massage Trainings (CEIM) are open to LMTs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & is accredited through NCBTMB, CA Board of Registered Nurses
and AOTA.

Instructor:  Olga M. Morris, FNP, brings to the training over 20 years of practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Massage Therapist. She has been a Certified Parent Educator for Infant Massage for the past 15 years.  Olga brings her passion for teaching and sharing, with her compassion for the opportunity for personal growth available when doing this work.

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information

28 CEU’s $650          

early registration available $625 if paid in full more than 30 days in advance     

Register Here for Tucson

Additional 28 Home Study CEU’s

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Level I Craniosacral

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness

with Heidi Wilson

January 9-11th Sedona

January 30th-Feb 1 Tucson

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm

Level I of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level I  introducing Craniosacral work with a biodynamic
perspective. The sacred practice of touch, deeply listening with our hearts and hands from a place of compassionate stillness. This course will be a look at the history of craniosacral work, with the exploration and manipulation of cranial bone movement, and evolved into the gentle and subtle yet powerful healing     energy work that we can experience and learn today as craniosacral therapy and biodynamic craniosacral work.

The course introduces students to the structural elements of the craniosacral mechanism: the bones, central nervous system, membranes, tissues, and cerebrospinal fluid. It also explains the elements of the fluid dynamics of the craniosacral system from the “biodynamic” perspective: the potency, the fluid motion and stillness as expressed by the tidal movement of the “Breath of Life” within the body. Students will  practice sensitizing theirhands to the energetics of each of the major bones of the cranium, and practice cultivating the inner stillness andpresence that is needed to listen to the tidal expressions of this healing wisdom within the human being.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long sessions of craniosacral work.

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

for more information or to register 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

Register for Clarkdale HERE

Register for Tucson HERE

$295  CEU’s 20  early registration $250 if you register more than 30 days in advance

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TOUCHING THE PAST:

MEETING THE NEEDS OF ELDERS

with Julie Goodwin

Sunday January 18th 2015

Tucson Campus

8am – 5pm

Learn how to plan and perform a safe, effective bodywork treatment for medically frail elder clients that accommodates their health conditions, medications, and deficits.

Adapt your practice to appeal to people over 65, the fastest-growing segment of the America population, who will soon become the largest consumers of alternative medical care and therapeutic massage. The physiological and social changes of aging require adjustments in treatment planning, in hands-on techniques, and to the treatment space itself. Touching the Past: Meeting the Needs of Elder Clients enables you to understand conditions of longevity, design comfortable, effective bodywork treatments, and provide a safe, accessible treatment space for elder clients. In the hands-on portion, you work with a partner to simulate limitations to vision, hearing, mobility, and cognition, in order to experience and address these challenges in elder clients.

Julie Goodwin, LMT is a graduate of Kent State University and the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts. Her 28-year practice has focused on elders, women during the childbirth year, and people in treatment for cancer, using integrated Swedish, craniosacral, and reflexology techniques. She is the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists (Cengage: 2013), and numerous journal articles. She was a workshop presenter at the 2013 AMTA National Convention and the 2014 AMTA Schools Summit, and is an NCBTMB-Approved Provider. A long time bodywork educator, Julie currently teaches at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

8 CEU’S $160   Register online here

early registration $150 if paid in full 30 days in advance.   (888) 517 2747

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Tui Na Massage, Yin Yang

with T.J. Fritz

Saturday February 7th  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

ASIS Prescott Campus

During the weekend T.J. will demonstrate and support a basic understanding of Yin Yang theory & will give Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the Yin Yang elemental aspects of the body.

Tui Na Massage,Yin Yang Theory offers a comprehensive skill set that can be practiced exclusively or may be integrated into your existing practice.

This course includes:

(1) T’ai Chi Qigong exercises along with Tui Na Self Massage,                                           (2)QiTheory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (3) Yin Yang Theory,                                                                                                                 (4) Tui Na hand techniques to promote balance in the 5 elemental aspects of the body. 

The class will include a dynamic combination of movement, hands-on practice, demonstration, and discussion.  Tui Na is a fun and energetic practice that includes lots of movement so be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing.  Plain cotton is best.

T.J. Fritz first began his study and practice of the Asian-based healing arts in 1997.  He has diplomas in Advanced Acupressure, Sports Acupressure, and Massage from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.  T. J. has been instructing massage and acupressure since 2003.  Along with his hands-on instruction T.J. has over a decade of experience teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and T’aiji Qigong.

CEU’s 8  $ 150

Early Registration available at $125 if you enroll today HERE.

For more information or to Register: 928-639-3455 or toll-free ~ 866-334-3348

 

 

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Enhance your Practice with Facial Massage

February 15th 9am-4pm

Tucson Campus

With Julie Goodwin

Learn how to plan and perform relaxing, nurturing facial massage that provides clients with an alternative to traditional bodywork modalities, and encourages practice building and client retention.

Invigorate your practice by offering a 30-45-minute facial massage treatment that attracts new clients and offers existing ones a reason to book more often. Most people carry more stress in their faces than they realize—especially clients who talk for a living or work with a “public” face. Facial massage is a unique therapeutic treatment that requires no expensive equipment or additional treatment space, and is based in the anatomy of the face and skull, the physiology of skin, reflex points used in acupressure and reflexology, and application of a warm, moist towel and chilled stones. Instruction includes a brief, 5-minute face massage that can be incorporated into any session. Massage of the face that does not include extractions or application of chemical agents to the skin is within the scope of practice for therapeutic massage.

Julie Goodwin, LMT is a graduate of Kent State University and the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts. Her 28-year practice has focused on elders, women during the childbirth year, and people in treatment for cancer, using integrated Swedish, craniosacral, and reflexology techniques. She is the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists (Cengage: 2013), and numerous journal articles. She was a workshop presenter at the 2013 AMTA National Convention and the 2014 AMTA Schools Summit, and is an NCBTMB-Approved Provider. A long time bodywork educator, Julie currently teaches at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

6 CEU’S $125    Register online HERE

early registration $115 if paid in full 30 days in advance.   (888) 517 2747

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Advanced Techniques for Problem Spines

Sunday February 15th

Sedona/Verde Valley Campus

with Layna Cirelli

The most common complaint we hear from our clients is back and neck pain.  Are you frustrated with working on these same pain areas on the same clients without successful relief?  Would you like new effective techniques for assessing and addressing the cause of back and neck pain and discomfort in your clients?

This one day workshop will address common spinal distortions such as kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis, and how these distortions lead to pain and discomfort in the neck and spine.  You will learn effective hands-on techniques to:

·     Re~balance the musculature surrounding and supporting the spine – from sacrum to cranium – and thereby address spinal dysfunctions such as kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, shifts, tilts, bends and rotations.  

·     Free restrictions in the ribcage in order to increase breath and mobilize the spinal vertebrae.   

·     Re~balance the cervical spine and head over a supporting spinal column and ribcage

Instructor:  Layna Cirelli Certified KMI Structural Integration, Movement Education. An instructor with The Kinesis Institute for Kinesis Myofascial Structural Integration and with ASIS/True Mantra School for Massage Therapy, Layna has been a certified and licensed therapist since 1995.  She has been teaching Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and connective tissue therapy since 2002, and offers various continuing education seminars in movement education and advanced connective tissue therapy.

For more information or to register call  toll-free (888) 517 2747

$175 CEU’s 8 Register ONLINE HERE

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Integration of Heart and Mind: Chakra Balancing, Flower Essence and Plant Energetics

Saturday February 21st 2015

SEDONA VENUE

With Rhonda Pallas Downey and Sandi O’Connor

This delightful day of study is uniquely designed to offer the professional Massage Therapist a hands on approach to the integration of bringing a spectrum of color to your massage practice: using chakra blancing techniques and meditations, visualizations, heart, mind, body integration, flower essences, and plant energetics. 

This course features an in depth awareness of the heart as an organ and as a preceptor, in addition to the functioning of frontal lobe of the brain and the power of the amygdala.  The day will be spent exploring each Chakra and associated plants, meditations and Heart/Mind/Body Integration activities, to help you easily incorporate these techniques into your practice.

Rhonda is the founder of Living Flower Essences and the Center for Plant Studies & Healing Arts.  She is also a graduate and tutor of the British Institute of Homeopathy in the USA.  Rhonda is a flower essence practitioner and teacher herbal studies, plant life, healing journeys in nature and is the facilitator of the Flower Essence Program. She is the author of Voices of Flowers and The Healing power of Flowers: Bridging Herbalism, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, and the Human Energy System.

Sandi is a Flower Essence Practitioner and has completed The Center for Plant Studies & Healing Arts Certification Program.  She also assists in the production and manufacturing of Living Flower Essences products.  Sandi’s love for flowers, plants, and herbs has inspired her in many ways giving balance to her intuition, wisdom and healing work with others.  Sandi’s fun loving and trusted spirit along with her abilities to work with people, provides a warm and genuine environment.

CE’s 8 $200   early registration $180 if paid by January 21st.

Register HERE or call (928) 639 3455 to enroll

 

Research Literacy for Massage Therapy Practitioners

Saturday February 21st   9am – 12.30pm

Flagstaff Campus

A REQUIRED CLASS FOR NCBTMB RENEWAL

With Rose Adams

Research literacy for massage students and practitioners offers tools and hands on practice to embrace & incorporate the latest research findings, while educating clients, coworkers, and your community.

As more research becomes available in the massage therapy profession, it is exciting and important to make use of this knowledge. Students gain knowledge in research terminology, how to ask a research question, followed by hands on practice of doing literature searches to provide answers, and more importantly, how to integrate these finding into your practice.

Presentation of topics will include, ethics of research, evidence based practice, understanding the structure of a research article, and how to rank its levels of evidence. Ms Adams will present research which she and colleagues conducted at Flagstaff Medical Center entitled “The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting”, published in 2010, as well as an overview of other important research findings which help to advance our profession.

Rose Adams early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. While working at the hospital, Ms Adams, along with her colleagues conducted research on the use of massage therapy and pain management, being published in 2010.

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information or to register

3 CEU’s $75 Enroll Online Here

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Level II Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

Clarkdale/Sedona February 20-22nd

Tucson March 6-8th

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm each day

Level II of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness, introduces students to practices to treat neck tension, Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD), sinusitis, and migraine headaches, as well as an introduction to a practice called “Fluid Limbs” that works with the potential of gently releasing patterns of tension, trauma, and inertia in the body.
The anatomy and function of the temporomandibular joint, the membrane system, and sinuses will be looked at as students are taught the techniques and contacts for treatment of issues and patterns related to these structures. The “Fluid Limbs” practice is a process of taking off the effect of gravity to an arm or leg, to invite a letting go of a dysfunctional pattern. Students will deepen into the practice of sensitizing to the tidal expressions of “Primary Respiration”.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long sessions of craniosacral work.

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free 866-334-3348

$295  CEU’s 20  Early Registration $250 if you sign up now!

Sign up here for Tucson

Register online here for Sedona/Clarkdale 
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Chi Nei Tsang I~ Taoist Abdominal Massage

with Caryn Boyd Diel

February 28th ~ March 2nd   Sedona / Clarkdale Campus

Fundamentals : The Metabolic Level

Chi Nei Tsang is a holistic approach to massage therapy within a Traditional Chinese Medicine paradigm. You will learn basic hands-on techniques to restore health and vitality to the internal organs. This course will cover: the basic traditional principles of Chi Nei Tsang, beginning anatomy of the internal organs, Taoist meditations and breathing exercises, qigong to increase the flow of chi through the body, and a complete detoxifying routine. This course will give you a firm foundation in this ancient healing tradition.
Chi Nei Tsang works mainly on the abdomen, training the organs to work more efficiently. It addresses all the vital systems of the body; digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and muscular.   Sessions include awareness in breathing, nutrition, visualization, and self-manipulation; promoting the ethic of self-responsibility and breaking the cycle of dependency in a practical manner.   The techniques detoxifies and relives the body of excess stagnation. It improves elimination and stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system. It strengthens the immune system and resistance to diseases.
Chi Nei Tsang allows the process of emotional life to unfold and clarify. All of our non processed emotional life is stored in our digestive system waiting to be addressed. Poor emotional digestion is one of the main reasons for ill health.
 

During the weekend you will learn :   A full body detoxifying routine including treatment for gallstones, kidney stones and parasites
-       Manual techniques to improve digestion and alleviate constipation
-       How to deal with abdominal pain including irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual         cramps, endometriosis, and fibroids
-       Opening the diaphragm for better breathing
-       Introduction to the 5 elements theory and acupuncture meridian system
-       Qigong and meditations to boost your energy level and harmonize the organs
-       Opening the microcosmic orbit,                 And much more…………

Benefits reported from clients and students at this level include:  better digestion and assimilation of life events, regulation of elimination, relief from abdominal pain, relief from chronic headaches, spinal adjustment, better rest and sleep, greater sense of freedom    Caryn Boyd Diel, the founder of White Cloud Institute, has a full time healing practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She incorporates a lifetime of study in the areas of counseling, bodywork and hands on healing. Her training has taken her around the world. Caryn has a Masters degree in Education and Counseling from the University of California. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in New York, studied Medical Qigong at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Bejing, China and at the International Institute of Medical Qigong with Sifu J.A. Johnson. She is a Full Instructor with the Universal Healing Tao and has studied with Master Mantak Chia in Thailand.

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$375  CEU’s 24  early registration available $350   Register online here

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Well Breast Massage ~ Breast Health for all Women

Wednesday March 4th

Sedona/Verde Valley Campus

With Caryn Boyd Diel

Breast Health is total body health.  Learn how to prevent illness and heal from existing symptoms. 

Well Breast Massage is a self help technique which promotes circulation and drainage of lymph in breast tissue, thereby ridding the body of the accumulation of toxins which can cause painful cysts.  With the increase in all types of breast disease, we desire to offer this program of education and self care to all women in the hopes that they feel empowered to care for themselves and experience a reduction in unnecessary medical concerns.
In this class you will learn how to prevent breast disease and heal yourself of existing symptoms.   Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel will lead you through a series of self-help exercises taken from the traditions of Medical Qigong, and teach you Well Breast Massage.

YOU WILL LEARN: Accupressure; self-massage, to enhance the flow of chi to the breast tissue and remove stagnation.  Qigong movements and Sound to purge the tissues and break up the energetic patterns of disease.  A complete breast massage routine that can be one that makes a real difference in your life.  Medications and Visualizations for Health and Well-Being.

Caryn Boyd Diel, the founder of White Cloud Institute, has a full time healing practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She incorporates a lifetime of study in the areas of counseling, bodywork and hands on healing. Her training has taken her around the world. Caryn has a Masters degree in Education and Counseling from the University of California. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in New York, studied Medical Qigong at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Bejing, China and at the International Institute of Medical Qigong with Sifu J.A. Johnson. She is a Full Instructor with the Universal Healing Tao and has studied with Master Mantak Chia in Thailand.

This class is open to massage Therapists and Women from the Community

NCBTMB CE’s 4   $100 early registration $90 Register online HERE

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Chi Nei Tsang ~ Taoist Abdominal Massage ~  Level II

March 6th – 8th 2015

Sedona/Verde Valley Campus

With Caryn Boyd Diel

In this level 2 course you will learn how to relieve internal patterns of tension and the resulting misalignments of the posture and flow of chi through the body.

CNT works to provide deep healing by working directly on internal dysfunctions and energy blocks. CNT is not only a body therapy technique, but a whole discipline involving training in vital energy cultivation (qigong) and active meditations to help open body, mind, and spirit.

This course will cover: Deep work with the Psoas and Diaphragm to open the breath and free the structure, ways to purge stagnant energy from the body by “chasing the winds”, Taoist meditations and breathing exercises, Swimming Dragon and Bone Breathing qigong to increase the flow of chi through the body, and a technique to reposition the Bladder & Uterus lift.

Benefits include: Increased Vitality and ease of breathing, relief from menstrual cramps, better bone density and reversal of osteoporosis, less back pain.

Instructor: Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute

for more information call 928-639-3455  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$375  CEU’s 24  early registration available $350   REGISTER ONLINE HERE

LEVEL ONE & TWO Registration HERE

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Intro to Hospital Based Massage Therapy

With Rose Adams

Saturday March 14th

Flagstaff Campus 9am – 6pm

This introductory course to hospital based massage therapy will create an awareness of the rewards and challenges of working in the healthcare environment. A study of hospital protocols, contraindications, hands-on role playing of many diverse medical situations a massage therapist could encounter while working on hospital inpatients.

Massage Therapy in the hospital environment demands unique skills and knowledge for the therapist today. Team teaching this course will be Rose Adams, MHA, BSW, LMT and Alisha Witcomb, LMT, NCTMB, with a combined experience of over 15 years working at Flagstaff Medical Center’s Massage Therapy program. Topics covered will include effective communication skills, what to expect when working in a medical environment; hospital protocols, importance of mindful awareness and compassionate touch. Different hospital based   scenarios will be  discussed. Knowledge of a diverse patient population will be examined with ample time for question and answer. Including a look at recent research supporting Hospital Based Massage Therapy.

Rose Adams‘ early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. Alisha Witcomb, LMT, NCTMB is a graduate of ASIS in 2005, and has spent 7 years doing hospital based massage therapy. Ms Witcomb currently has a private practice in Flagstaff, AZ.

8 CEU’S $195

Register online here

early registration $175 if paid in full 30 days in advance.   (888) 517 2747

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IMMERSION into ETHICS for Massage

Standards of Practice Including Professional Management & Roles and Boundaries with Standard V

Saturday March 28th 2015

9am ~ 4pm FLAGSTAFF Campus

A day of ethics immersion for the massage therapist will speak to the many questions therapists have once in the workplace; exploring roles/boundaries, professionalism, confidentiality, business practices, and more including somatic and mindful exercises

As massage therapists, our clients come to us to receive care and comfort, many times from a place of vulnerability. How we express ourselves through our words and actions can convey sincerity and compassion, or may challenge our own abilities to remain calm and attentive. Bringing mindfulness to each situation helps to create healthy boundaries and professionalism to our practice.

As we explore ethics, so we explore ourselves. An understanding of the foundation of ethics for your massage practice will help your practice from the ground up, with the recognition that our own continued growth and transformation will help us to attain not only our potential as massage therapists, but also as human beings.  NCBTMB Required ETHICS Class

Instructor Rose Adams.  Rose’s early massage study was with the Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts and is currently a teacher at the ASIS Flagstaff school. For nearly 30 years, Rose’s work with massage therapy has included private practice, collaboration with community healthcare providers, and most recently providing therapeutic massage to many people with compromised health while doing hospital based massage therapy at Flagstaff Medical Center for nine years. Rose uses her experience and education to act as a bridge between traditional and alternative healthcare.

CE’s 6  $ 150  early registration $120 if enrolled by Feb 28th.

Enroll online Here

For more information (928) 639 3455 (888) 517 2747

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Peri Natal Massage

Conscious Touch & Ethical Practices for the Childbearing Year

With Olga Morris

Saturday April 11th 2015

Location: ASIS Sedona / Clarkdale

This Peri-Natal Massage Course is designed as an advanced practice for Licensed Massage Therapists.  It aspires to assist the therapist in safely and effectively applying massage modalities for the pregnant woman during the three trimesters of pregnancy through the post-partum period.
This is to be accomplished through the study of: the physiological and structural changes that occur during each trimester of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-partum; along with the implications for therapy and positioning; complications or warning signs to identify contraindications; effective history taking and documentation.
Embryology is introduced to increase awareness of the developing fetus and to explore the many effects that massage therapy, including stress reduction, has on the dyad of mother and child.  Therapists will have the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and attitudes about pregnancy and birthing, as well as their communication skills, all in support of providing a safe and therapeutic environment for their clients.
This workshop will be delivered with the utilization of an outline, participant handouts for easy future referencing, audio-visuals, and demonstration with a pregnant client.  There will be a clinic practicum with pregnant clients provided.

Instructor:  Olga Morris, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Olga is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist in a local family medical center.  She integrates massage modalities in a nurturing and supportive manner and has introduced Infant Massage in a health care setting.  Olga brings over twenty years of clinical medical practice and application, as well as an enthusiasm and honor for the process of relating the structure and function of the human body to the practice of massage.

CEU’s 8    $ 175  earlybird registration available at $150 for the first 6 people

Register online here

For more information (928) 639 3455 (888) 517 2747

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Body Sculpting ~ Connective Tissue Therapy

April 18th & 19th  9am~5pm

with Jamie & Joseph Rongo

Connective Tissue Therapy is intended to create greater ease, as the body strives for homeostasis and moves away from “dis” ease. Fascia facilitates the many layers of muscles in our bodies to slide over each other, allowing for smooth uninhibited movement. With Body Sculpting, our aim is to enhance efficiency in movement.

The objective is to see the form holistically, so that we can know that no part can be separated from the whole. The slightest shift in alignment can begin as a small, seemingly innocuous adjustment. Yet overtime, more restriction can begin. Postural compensations then become “symptoms”. We can lose our “ease” when this happens; giving us fewer “choices”. This class is 70% hands-on and students will use Body Sculpting techniques to achieve balance, coordination and tone within the body as it coaxes fascia back to a soft, pliable state. The result is greater flexibility & resilience as the body experiences less pain and susceptibility to injury.

JOSEPH and JAMIE RONGO  Joseph and Jamie studied massage therapy, structural integration & sports massage and became massage instructors in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They are co-founders, curriculum directors, and directors of teacher training for the Arizona School of Integrative Studies (now ASIS Massage Education). For the last 8 years they have been assisting community colleges with developing massage programs, and training their instructors.

Their energetic and creative style of living is reflected throughout their work in both the classroom and the business world. Together, and in partnership with all the ASIS staff, they envision massage therapy education and practice to be concrete steps toward self-empowerment and world peace. Joseph and Jamie are parents to three wonderful, individual children, and as a family they live in their hand-built home overlooking the Verde River in Clarkdale, Arizona.

CE’s 14   $250    Early Registration $200 if paid in full by March 18th

Register online HERE or call (928) 639 3694 for more info or to enroll

 

 

Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV Craniosacral

with Heidi Wilson

May 15th ~ 17th Sedona/Clk Campus

May 29th ~ 31st  Tucson Campus

Friday 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm

Level IV of Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,

Level IV will introduce the concepts and structures and experience of the diaphragms of the body, treatment of injured or stressed joints, and the practice of “tonal match” in balanced fluid tension and balanced potency tension.
The anatomy of the structures that make up what are considered the “diaphragms” of the body is explored before students enter in to a hands-on experience of these structures. The concept of “inviting space” and fluidity to the joints are demonstrated and discussed before the hands-on experience of this practice. The concept of “tonal match” will be introduced and discussed and will be explored throughout the entire workshop as students practice refinement of touch.

Massage therapists will be able to start incorporating these concepts and contacts into their massages right away. They will also come away with some suggested sequences to practice whole hour long sessions of craniosacral work.

Instructor:  Heidi Wilson Heidi Wilson has been practicing craniosacral work since 1994.  She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral work from the Milne Institute.  She has also studied biodynamic methods from Charles Ridley, Jan Jones, Ryan Halford, Franklyn Sills and Debra Meness, D.O. www.heidiwilsonfluidhealing.com

For more information or to register call (928) 451 4853  or toll-free (888) 517 2747

$295  CEU’s 20 Early registration $250 if enrolled 30 days in advance.

$50 non-refundable deposit

Register online HERE for Sedona

Register online HERE for Tucson

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That Magic Moment

an exploration of Transformational Touch

May 9th & 10th 2015

with John Sanderson

This workshop will combine sensitive touch techniques, experiential exercises and focused discussion to aid participants in discovering effective and efficient ways to facilitate change

“Change can happen in an instant or be a process that takes a lifetime”

In either case there are often moments of sensory based awareness that shift unconscious patterns into greater mind, body, spirit harmony.

Enhance your hands on work with the timely use of words. Students will learn effective methods to enhance their hands-on techniques by engaging their clients in brief verbal feedback interchanges.

During the weekend you will be exposed to and practice :  Active Listening ~ The four brainwave states & associated feeling states ~ Give and receive accurate verbal and kinesthetic feedback ~ Learn hands on energy balancing techniques ~ Learn on going interactive assessment skills ~ AND ~ Perform upper and lower body traction ~ Learn basic Polarity Elemental Balancing ~ Learn to locate & stimulate eight key acupressure points ~ Further development of their therapeutic effectiveness and sensitivity.  

This class will introduce both active listening and sensitive touch techniques that often result in greater embodied comfort for their client.

John Sanderson holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (MC) from Arizona State University.  He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & forty years of bodywork experience, including certification since 1984 as a Zero Balancer.  He is a graduate of the AmerAsian Institute of Oriental Studies on Maui Hawaii.  He has been the principle and founder (1988) of the Maui Academy of Healing Arts for 25 years.

Please call (888) 517 2747 for more information

16 CEU’s $250

 

 

Flower Essence and Chakra Healing Certification Program

offered by Rhonda Pallas-Downey

author of The Healing Power of Flowers & Voices of Flowers

Part One,      April  23, 24, 25 & 26th  2015

Part Two,      Nov 6,7,8 & 9th   2014

This comprehensive 200 hour Certification Flower Essence course is uniquely designed to offer the student an integration of home study correspondence and an Correspondence Course 125 experiential program, with 200 CEU’s for massage therapist.    This course includes the history, integration, and basic therapeutic practices of herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, and the Human Energy System.  Offering hands on experience in nature, personal development, and making essences.  48 featured plants/flowers will be studied and the practical use of each plant as a herb, homeopathic remedy, and as a flower essence will be taught giving emphasis to the “whole plant” concept.

This course also features an in depth historical perspective of the chakras.  Students will earn about the relationshop betyween the chakras and color in healing with plants and flower essences.  This will enhance the student’s perspective of the human energy systems and will demonstrate how to work with the chakras in healing modalities.

The experiential program includes 50 hours of hands on experience in the classroom or in nature.  20 hours in the field, 5 hours in the lab.    In natures settings, students will learn a step by step procedure in how to make a flower essence, hot to gaqther and collect plant data, identification of the plant’s Doctrine of Signatures, how to journey with a plant, and how to prepare and use flower essences.

There are 4-day sessions for the Experiential portion of the program offered in the Verde Valley of Arizona.

For 2014 class dates please contact us. 1 (888) 517 2747

 



ASIS Massage Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) & the National  Association of Nurse Massage Therapists. ( NANMT ) as a continuing education Approved Provider.