Primal Health includes fetal life, birth, the prenatal period and the first year of life. ‘Primal health research’ is this new framework of studies exploring correlations between what happens during the primal period and what will happen later on in life. Essentially what is being proven over and over again in scientific research is that what happens in the primal health period determines what genes get turned on or off later on in life which points to what illnesses manifest in adulthood.
$129 Early Bird (2 wks before course)
This course is an introduction to Parental Massage. This one-day course is for healthcare and bodywork professionals. The Fundamentals of the course explains the benefits of prenatal massage as a way to prepare for labor and delivery. This one day course explores the integrative techniques of massage and bodywork for pregnant clients. Students will be acquainted with in depth analysis of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and each trimester of pregnancy. We will explore ways to enhance the pregnancy experience and encourage women to connect with their pregnancy process in the womb thru full body massage and light abdominal massage methods. We will discuss the treatment and co-management of common and high-risk conditions, appropriate positioning, use of props, general contraindications for prenatal massage and how to use appropriate techniques for each trimester.
$339 Early Bird (2 weeks before the course)
This course is geared to familiarize the practitioner with the dynamics of the organ and visceral system. The fundamentals taught will explain Visceral Manipulation through an integrative approach. We will begin the seminar with basic Biodynamic principles by orienting to the craniosacral tides, in order to heightening palpation and listening skills. Students will be acquainted with an in-depth analysis of anatomy and physiology. Come learn how to evaluate the connection between the musculoskeletal system and the organs. The intention of the course is to teach clinical applications to the Myofascial tissue that lie within the abdominal cavity while integrating the work with Mayan Abdominal Massage. The concept of organ motility (the inherent motion) will be discussed. Participates will be able to demonstrate how to treat restrictions in the visceral system as it relates to symptoms of pain and dysfunction.
Health Benefits of Visceral Abdominal Massage: Improves digestive, balances hormones. Stimulates the gall bladder, the liver, and the pancreas, improving absorption of oxygen and nutrients and helping release waste. Breaks down adhesions, enhances the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids, helps align the pelvic bones, strengthens abdominal muscles and releases deep muscle tissue spasms.
This three-day training is for healthcare and bodywork professionals. Beginning and Advanced Students Welcome.
$494 Early Birth (2 weeks before the course)
This course presents a unique understanding of Fluid Dynamics within the Craniosacral System. We will go beyond more mechanical approaches in craniosacral therapy by emphasizing the energy dynamics and processes that organize body functions. The foundations of biodynamic craniosacral philosophy will be described as well as an integration of craniosacral techniques and anatomy for reawakening the healing potential within us all.
This effective approach to this bodywork encourages healing when there is challenges to health and happiness such as injury, pain, illness or trauma. The Health and Breath of Life is profoundly connected to the cranium, spine, pelvis and nervous system tissues through our intricate facial system which will be explained in detail. This approach takes you into the heart of the therapeutic process and how to return the body to a greater relationship to the inherent health.
Come explore an integration of the body’s healing potential through the Craniosacral System! It has been shown to provide relief for many modern stress related illnesses, chronic pain syndromes, headaches, immune system disorders, physical and emotional trauma.
Because we will be defining the Fluid Dynamics of Craniosacral Therapy and learning basic to intermediate listening and palpating skills, both Beginner and Advanced Students welcome.
Birth Psychology: Implications for Mindful Birth and Tools that Support Healthy Attachment
5 Hour CE
Available for doulas and other non-specific state credentials.
Science has now proven that the period of time from conception through pregnancy, birth and early parenting lays the blueprint upon which that human being will experience health and emotionally act out his/her life. This one day seminar is for healthcare workers, mental health professionals, and doulas. We will compare the Midwifery Model of Care to the Medical Model of Care, what this means for society and explore tools for supporting birth. Anyone generally interested in birth is welcome to attend.