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Serving the Washington DC metro area
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Randolph Towers
703-522-7637
Virginia Hospital Center
703-558-5454

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September 2017

9/24/2017 - Sun
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Self-Care Sundays: Sensory Balancing - with Nishanka Lahr MEd-SE, ECSE, LMT  
Nishanka Lahr MEd-SE, ECSE, LMT

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Self-Care Sundays: Sensory Balancing - with Nishanka Lahr MEd-SE, ECSE, LMT

Sunday, September 24th
5pm-6pm
$15 please pay instructor

Join us for meditation grounded in sensory experience, to calm your nervous system and start the week right:
Tune into your body, and innate needs. Recognize options to balancing your nervous system. With your sensory awareness as your guide, and trusting the subtlety of your experience, understand your sensory system, recognize your to sensory needs, and options for balancing them.

Meditation through sensory integration...relaxation through the senses, low key, gentle class that allows for restoration before your week begins? The class is inclusive, adapted for anyone with physical limitations.
Give it to yourself, I hope you are able to join me, I would love share with you a few simple techniques.
Nishanka

9/29/2017 - Fri
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Creative Relaxation - with Charity Rankins of P.S.~Karma  
Charity Rankins of P.S.~Karma

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Creative Relaxation - with Charity Rankins of P.S.~Karma

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuition: $30

Paint your stress away with P.S.~KARMA. We know how stressful life can be, so we have partnered with The Teal Center to offer you a fun and creative stress reduction activity in a very relaxing setting. You will tune your vibrations and energy to leave your stress on the Canvas.

This event will allow you to escape the stressors of everyday life and reset your emotions. P.S.~KARMA believes that you receive what you put out into the universe. Take the opportunity to invest in serenity and welcome it as it flows back into your life.

The cost is $30.00 per person and covers the materials used during the class. The canvas is your canvas to keep. The cost also covers the beverages.

9/30/2017 - Sat
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meditation for Stress - with Takisha August  
Takisha August

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Meditation for Stress - with Takisha August

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Fees: $20

TaKisha August, registered Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach, will be leading a transformational workshop combining the practices of meditation and journaling to create an intentional space for self discovery and awareness. She will teach participants how to develop a meditation practice of their own to reduce anxiety, avoid decision fatigue, and eliminate overwhelm; and will discuss the significance of the breath for increasing clarity and focus. Participants will be led through small yogic movements, guided meditation, and journaling exercises.

October 2017

10/5/2017 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Lecture "Safer, Healthier Breast Health with Thermography" with Tammy Leiner  
Tammy Leiner

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FREE Lecture "Safer, Healthier Breast Health with Thermography" with Tammy Leiner

WHAT IS THERMOGRAPHY??
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging – DITI or Thermography is an Infrared technology that visualizes and measures vascular patterns and heat activities in the body. Many holistic practitioners and individuals are interested in this preventative screening diagnostic tool due to its non-invasiveness and no radiation exposure.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THERMOGRAPHY??
Just about everyone.
Men, women, healthy, sick, young, old, holistic minded, stubborn, preventative, skeptical.
Early detection of inflammatory processes can be a powerful tool with prevention

What it does: Thermography takes thermal images (camera pictures) of the breast and other regions of interest (head, abdomen, arms, legs, feet) to aid in the detection of circulation, inflammation, pain, vascularity and functional patterns such as thyroid or immune.

How it works: State-of-the-art thermography screenings use ultra-sensitive infrared cameras and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution diagnostic images of these temperature and vascular patterns.

Tammy Leiner
Advanced Clinical Thermographer, Level 3
The Longevity Center LLC
703-399-5367 personal cell
contact@longevitythermography.com
http://www.longevitythemography.com/

10/6/2017 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Arches and Legs - with Eli Thompson  
Eli Thompson

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Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Arches and Legs - with Eli Thompson

Date: Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8
Time: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $449 (until September 8) $525 thereafter. Additional $100 discount for attendees of a previous Anatomy Trains workshop. Please use Coupon Code ATDSC1 to receive the $100 discount.
CEs: 21

Fascial Release for Structural Balance Series: Arches & Legs

The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses based on the book of the same name divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each FRSB event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches the Fascial Release for Structural Balance will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Arches and the Legs:
Underpinning all of our structure is the foot's interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.

The Knee and Thigh:
A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs, but this elbow designed by committee is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.

Hotel Reservation:
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
4610 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203, US

Booking Website:
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49323714?utm_source=1756&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=275973152

10/12/2017 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Lecture "Feldenkrais - Effortless Movement" - with Yulia Kriskovets  
Yulia Kriskovets

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FREE Lecture "Feldenkrais - Effortless Movement" - with Yulia Kriskovets

Feldenkrais Method is a cutting edge neuroscience-based movement approach that can help you move beyond pain and restriction. Through innovative movement sequences you will create new patterns in the brain that will help you improve strength, flexibility and move beyond what you thought was possible.

Whether you are looking to relieve stiffness after a day of sitting or are suffering from a debilitating diagnosis, Feldenkrais Method can give you tools to feel and live life better.

10/17/2017 - Tue
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
PNMT and the Golf Swing - with Christopher Sovereign  

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PNMT and the Golf Swing - with Christopher Sovereign

PNMT and the Golf Swing
Hours: 9 am to 6pm
Cost: $170 (early registration until October 3rd) $195 on October 4th
NCBTMB approved 8 hours

Golf is a popular sport that is played by nearly 29 million people in the USA alone. The physical demands of golf are often overlooked, which can lead to pain and discomfort in both recreational and serious golfers. Precise soft tissue strategies that are specifically targeted to the biomechanics of the golf swing can help golfers play more effectively and also prevent possible injuries. This also becomes a wonderful sub-specialty for massage therapists, offering golfers very specific treatment protocols tied to the demands of the golf swing.

10/18/2017 - Wed
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memoir Writing That Matters ~ Exploring Your Spiritual Self  
L. Peat O'Neil

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Memoir Writing That Matters ~ Exploring Your Spiritual Self

A Community Writing Workshop
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6 to 9 pm
Location: The Teal Center, Randolph Towers, Arlington Virginia
Workshop Leader: L. Peat O’Neil
Participant Fee: $60 General Admission $45 Students and Elders

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT OR ARE OVER 60, PLEASE ENTER THE COUPON CODE: Write100 FOR $15 OFF.

*Previous writing experience is not required*
Participants should be prepared to write during class and bring their own charged device or pen and paper. Participants are also welcome to bring one or two items such as a photograph or special letter for their personal use to spark memories and enhance self-reflection.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Explore the spiritual side of your inner life in a light-hearted writing workshop led by published memoirist and essayist L. Peat O’Neil. Guided writing exercises give participants time to uncover hidden aspects of the self and to identify the personal stepping-stones of their life’s path. The workshop focuses on writing about individual perspectives and experiences. We’ll also use brief literary and philosophical quotations to inspire personal reflection.

Passages written during the workshop may later be shaped into essays suitable for publication, however the primary purpose of the writing workshop is to explore and reflect on one’s own spiritual self. The workshop may assist participants who are working on a book-length memoir or autobiography.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

L. PEAT O'NEIL, a native Washingtonian, wrote for The Washington Post for nearly two decades. She was a co-leader of the long-running Artist of Life Memoir Writing series at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. O’Neil has taught in writing and publishing programs for UCLA online, USDA Graduate School, George Washington Univ. Georgetown University Extension, and NOVA Community College. She led numerous writing and travel programs for the Smithsonian Institution. She continues to teach advanced writing seminars at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

Her short stories and poetry have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. Teachers & Writers Collaborative in NYC provided a publication grant for Where the Road Leads, a collection of stories by O’Neil’s writing students. She is the author of books about the writing process. Her journalism and essays appear in print and online.

O’Neil’s recent presentations include: Mt. Pleasant Library about her solo walk from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea in the Pyrenees Mountains; the U.S. Dept. of State Bunche Library on travel writing; Dacor-Bacon House on social media and diplomacy; George Schultz Foreign Service Institute on social media platforms; Maryland Writer’s Association, Annapolis Chapter on freelance writing.

10/19/2017 - Thu
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes - with Yulia Kriskovets  
Yulia Kriskovets

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes - with Yulia Kriskovets

Feldenkrais series at the Teal Center, 4 weeks,
Thursdays, October 19 – November 9, 2017,
10:30-11:30 am
Cost: $55/series of 4 classes per person (no drop ins available)

Want better posture, clarity and sleep? Tired of chronic pain and brain fog? Answer: Feldenkrais lessons. You can rewire your nervous system by doing gentle movements to feel better every day.

In this series of 4 Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes, you’ll be discovering current habits that are contributing to your discomfort and building new movement habits to eliminate the cause of the problem. The class outcomes include increases in flexibility, strength, pain relief, new skills and newly-found vitality. The classes are done in lying and sitting on the floor, mats are provided. The class is taught by Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Yulia Kriskovets.

10/28/2017 - Sat
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
KomBOOooocha Brewing Workshop - with Rachel Abbett  
Rachel Abbett - Luminous & Grounded

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KomBOOooocha Brewing Workshop - with Rachel Abbett

Saturday, October 28 at 11 AM - 12:30 PM
$10

Learn how to make this healthy witches' brew and sample seasonal flavors

10/30/2017 - Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
TMJ Intensive - with Sarah Lashley  
Sarah Lashley

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TMJ Intensive - with Sarah Lashley

Date: Monday, October 30 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: Early Bird $300 (until October 15th) $325, thereafter

In the TMJ Intensive seminar, you will spend two days immersed in the function of the temporomandibular joint. This is a wonderful area of specialization for the manual therapist as so few options are normally available to people with TMJ problems. You will explore deeply the mechanics of the TMJ function and dysfunction. After learning numerous screening techniques, you will learn effective hands-on treatment techniques for TMJ discomfort. View a video introduction to the TMJ Intensive here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIviZb4t08&feature=youtu.be

November 2017

11/4/2017 - Sat
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Advanced Deep Tissue Muscular Therapy & Myofascial Technique for the Shoulder & Knee - Dr. Ben Benjamin  

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Advanced Deep Tissue Muscular Therapy & Myofascial Technique for the Shoulder & Knee - Dr. Ben Benjamin

Saturday, November 4th
10am - 6pm
CEUs: 7

Join Dr. Ben Benjamin for his new, 95% hands-on workshop. You will learn several dozen myofascial and deep tissue muscular therapy techniques to address pain and injury in the most commonly injured muscle, tendon and ligament structures in the shoulder and the knee.

You will also understand the anatomy of the shoulder and knee as never before through physically locating and palpating each muscle, tendon, and ligament featured in these techniques. Most of these injury-related techniques were developed through Dr. Benjamin's clinical practice.

11/9/2017 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Lecture "Immunity and Essential Oils" with Valerie Morgan  
Valerie Morgan

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FREE Lecture "Immunity and Essential Oils" with Valerie Morgan

Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 7pm

Your body has an amazing defense system specifically designed to guard you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites all laying siege to invade your body. You probably wouldn’t give it much thought, until the thought of having a cold over the holidays makes you cringe! Come find out how essential oils can best support your immune system to beat winter illness before it beats you!

11/11/2017 - Sat
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Full Complete Decongestive Therapy - Paula Levinson  
Paula Levinson, Paula Levinson, PT

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Full Complete Decongestive Therapy - Paula Levinson

Date: Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, November 19
Time: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuition: $3,200.00 - A deposit of $900 is required at the time of registration and will hold a spot in the course until the remaining balance is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class. Tuition and deposit amounts are payable in U.S. currency only.
CEs: 135 A total of 135 hours of instruction is provided in the Full CDT Certification Course comprised of 90 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of home study.
Pre-Requisites:
The following professions are accepted for training: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs, MDs, DOs, ATCs, DCs, and MTs.*
*Massage therapists must show proof of completion of a minimum 500 hours training program or be certified through the NCBTMB

Home Study Program
The Home Study Program is comprised of the following components: (1) multimedia "Nine-Part Theoretical Home Study" online course; multimedia "Lymphedema Bandaging: Video Practical Instruction" online course; multimedia "Manual Lymph Drainage: Video Practical Instruction" online course; (2) various online theoretical reference components; (3) a Course Manual and Online Reference Guide; (4) five DVDs covering various lymphedema topics; (5) the "Textbook of Lymphology" by M. Foeldi. 45 hours of home study are expected of the student. The Home Study Program will provide an opportunity for the student to develop an extensive knowledge of the theoretical components of lymphedema therapy.

Completion of Home Study Program
The student agrees to complete the Home Study Program in its entirety prior to the commencement of the live class as outlined in the document “Home Study Program” provided to the student at the time of registration. The student pledges to be the sole individual accessing and completing the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy Home Study Program. The Home Study Program materials are strictly prohibited from being shared with other individuals or organizations, as is the work burden required for completion of the Home Study Program.

Refund Policy
$250 of the deposit is non-refundable. Upon receipt of the Home Study Program materials, $650 will become non-refundable. The full deposit amount will become non-refundable two (2) weeks prior to the first day of live class. The full tuition will become non-refundable after the live class has begun. Refunds are processed in the order they are requested and are issued 4-6 weeks from the date of request.

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the most successful treatment for chronic extremity lymphedema. Post mastectomy lymphedema and other related conditions respond extremely well to this gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective therapy. CDT is sometimes referred to as Complete/Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP). CDT consists of the following four steps:
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
Compression Therapy Compression Therapy
Exercises
Skin Care

December 2017

12/1/2017 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Fans of the Hip - with Eli Thompson  
Eli Thompson

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Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Fans of the Hip - with Eli Thompson

Date: Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuition: $395 (until November 3) $445 thereafter, $100 nonrefundable deposit after Nov. 3rd deadline. Additional $100 discount for attendees of a previous Anatomy Trains workshop. Please use coupon code AT100 to receive the $100 discount.
CEs: 18 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA approval TBD
Pre-Requisites: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop

The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses based on the book of the same name divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each FRSB event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches the Fascial Release for Structural Balance will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs and into the one spine and therefore has a hugely complex role to fulfill in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as the joint that determines symmetry and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis the keystone of human architecture by organizing the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.

Highlights include:

Seeing how the soft tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern
Using these fans to balance pelvic tilts and torsions
Learning how to work accurately, effectively and sensitively with the adductors around the ischial ramus and deep lateral rotators, leading to the pelvic floor
The psoas complex and the many variations on ideas of how it does (or does not)
affect pelvic, low back and hip patterns.

Hotel Reservations: The Holiday Inn @ Ballston
4610 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203

MAKING RESERVATIONS:
A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting Sep 13, 2017 at this web address:

Booking Website:
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49449314

12/7/2017 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Lecture "Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy" with Tamao Albert, CMT  
Tamao Albert, CMT

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FREE Lecture "Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy" with Tamao Albert, CMT

Thursday, Dec 7th
7pm

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health. This technique offers health benefits for men and women.
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