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Healing wisdom for the whole person.
Serving the Washington DC metro area
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Virginia Hospital Center
703-558-5454

           
 
 
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August 2018

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8/16/2018 - Thu
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
FREE: “Pause and Reset: Thursday Mid-day Meditation” with Crystal Kaplan  
Crystal Kaplan

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FREE: “Pause and Reset: Thursday Mid-day Meditation” with Crystal Kaplan

Weekly on Thursdays
12:30pm - 1:15pm
FREE ~ Donations Accepted
Substitute Teacher Thursday meditation on August 2nd and 9th

Sometimes feel like the work week is getting the better of you? Want a chance to pause and reset? The Teal Center is offering a Thursday Meditation Circle during the lunch hour starting April 5th. This weekly, guided meditation will include visualizations, breath work and stillness, moving you back into your body and the present moment. You will be able to pause, move out of the frantic pace and whirling thoughts, and step into an expansive space of feeling grounded and centered. Reservations are not required - Drop-in are welcome.

The Thursday Circle, which is by donation only, will be facilitated by Crystal Kaplan, a craniosacral therapist and spiritual guide who has practiced meditation for over 15 years. We look forward to seeing you there!

8/18/2018 - Sat
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DIY: Muscle Relaxation Bag Workshop with Thet-Su Tin, LMT  
Thet-Su Tin, LMT

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DIY: Muscle Relaxation Bag Workshop with Thet-Su Tin, LMT

Saturday, August 18
12:00pm - 2:30pm
$35

What is a muscle bag?
It is a bag filled with rice and herbs encased in fabric and sewn. Each stitch is a personal intention you have for yourself in Service to your self care. Each bag is personal, as would be the ingredients one adds to their bag. While we embark on making our bags, different dried herbal plants are introduced, along with their known properties. After the last stitch/ last intention is sown, you have completed in making a self care tool. With this bag, you now have created a herbal bag to heat up in the microwave and place on achy muscles. It aids in relaxing & alleviating muscular cramps & tension.

8/30/2018 - Thu
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Lecture: BEMER therapy with Rajika Mahan  

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Free Lecture: BEMER therapy with Rajika Mahan

Thrive with good energy!
Free health talk on BEMER therapy.

Thursday, August 30
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Learn about this cutting-edge technology from Germany that enhances blood flow and oxygen delivery to the cells in just 8 minute sessions. Recharge and regenerate while you sleep at night with the patented Sleep Program.

BEMER enhances: general blood flow, cardiac function, physical fitness, endurance, strength, energy, concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction, relaxation, sleep, and the body’s nutrient and oxygen supply and waste disposal.
Scientifically proven :: FDA registered :: NASA co-operation

September 2018

9/9/2018 - Sun
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Safe Seated Massage for Clients Affected by Breast Cancer - Lauren Cates  
Lauren Cates

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Safe Seated Massage for Clients Affected by Breast Cancer - Lauren Cates

5 Continuing Education Units
Approved for Continuing Education: NCBTMB
Tuition: $100
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist or current massage student.
Class is at The Virginia Hospital Center

This 5-hour course is designed to teach therapists with little or no Oncology Massage training the essential elements required to provide a safe seated massage for people affected by breast cancer. This class is ideal for massage therapists who provide chair massage at events like breast cancer awareness walks and fundraisers.

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9/10/2018 - Mon
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Happy Back Feldenkrais - autumn series  
Yulia Kriskovets

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Happy Back Feldenkrais - autumn series

Mondays, September 10 - October 22
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $105

Back pain and leg pain got you down? - Let Yulia teach you how to get rid of the back pain and discomfort! You want to move better and feel more vitality? Answer: Feldenkrais® lessons.

In this series of 7 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 benefits include less pain, more flexibility and strength and better overall well being. 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.

Dates as follows:
Monday, September 10
Monday, September 17
Monday, September 24
Monday, October 1
Monday, October 8
Monday, October 15
Monday, October 22
Time: 10:00am
Fee: $105/7-week series. (NO drop-ins)

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9/15/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms

Date: September 15 – 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: EarlyBird $345 paid in full by August 17th / $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses 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 Structural Essentials 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 this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Shoulders and Arms

In this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way.

These include:

Releases for each joint of the shoulder
Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
Elbow and upper arm muscle releases
Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases
Wrist and hand work

Hotel Accommodations: The Holiday Inn @ Ballston 4610 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203 * Tel. 703.310.3327

9/18/2018 - Tue
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs - with Abigail Pratt  
Abigail Pratt

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DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs - with Abigail Pratt

Tuesday, September 18th
7pm-8pm
$15

COMPLETE NUTRITION MADE DELICIOUS
Complete By Juice Plus+ shake mixes are much more than a protein shake. Every tasty mix provides balanced whole food nutrition in every scoop. Juice Plus+ shakes are a meal replacement. Join Abigail as she shares tips on how to pack freezer bags of shake ingredients to make it easy for a quick meal.

Everyone will go home with a shake packet and freezer bag of ingredients. We'll blend up healthy and delicious shakes to try. Since our shakes are plant-based and packed with 15 types of fruits, veggies, and grains, they're really great for anyone.

9/20/2018 - Thu
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free Lecture "Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy" - with Tamao Albert LMT  
Tamao ALbert, LMT

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Free Lecture "Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy" - with Tamao Albert LMT

Thursday, September 20
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.

9/22/2018 - Sat
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
"Awakening to our Highest Potential"  
Crystal Kaplan, LMT

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"Awakening to our Highest Potential"

Saturday, September 22
9:30a - 1:30p
$66

Join us in co-creating our highest potential! In this workshop, facilitated by our very own Crystal Kaplan, we will compassionately examine our addiction to fear, removing blocks that keep us attached to our pain. We will become aware of how we create in our lives — how our thoughts, feelings and behavior are linked to create our reality. Through guided meditation and sound healing, we will begin to integrate all levels of our being — our emotional, mental, physical and etheric bodies. And, finally, we will learn to cultivate our inner listening, how to become still and listen to what our hearts are telling us about our desires and our life’s purpose. Join us for this 4-hour workshop at an introductory rate of only $66. Space is limited

9/30/2018 - Sun
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Reiki for Self Healing/Self Enhancing Workshop with Tamao Albert, LMT  
Tamao Albert, LMT

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Reiki for Self Healing/Self Enhancing Workshop with Tamao Albert, LMT

Sunday, September 30
3:00pm-5:30pm
$55

This workshop offers the opportunity for Reiki practitioners of all lineages and non Reiki practitioners to traditional Japanese Reiki exercises. These exercises let you connect to Reiki energy for well being and inner peace. They focus on Reiki gathering, which is the time to ignite your inner Reiki using practice and healing methods.

During this workshop, you will receive traditional Reiki energy attunement called “Reijyu” to refresh and align your inner Reiki. If you are not yet open, Reijyu will allow you to experience channeling Reiki for temporary. You will also experience guided Reiki meditation, prayers, and gentle exercise.


Instructor:
Tamao Miyoshi Albert
Gendai Reiki Master, lineage 5th from Mr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki.
Teaching Reiki in Northern virginia area since 2007.

October 2018

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10/6/2018 - Sat
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley  
Louise Kelley

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Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 Day course
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuition: $495 (until September 8th); $595 thereafter
25% discount for Teal Center therapists. Contact Jennifer, Brenda or the front desk for the code.
CEs: 15 NCBTMB; VPTA 15 CEs

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the postural influences of: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature, and a positionally restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to assess and restore polyarticular muscular chain function of the thorax. Treatment interventions including manual and non-manual techniques to restore reciprocal and alternating respiratory and rotational function of the thorax will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and intervention strategies when treating diagnoses such as shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder dysfunction.

Education Level: Advanced
​Student Faculty Ratio 16:1

Course Registration:

*Recognize structural influences and breathing patterns of faulty postures.
*Design a postural isolation and inhibition program that includes the integration of appropriate dynamics of respiration to reduce occupational, leisure, and sleep breathing dysfunction.
*Release restrictive polyarticular chains and torsional patterns of the trunk through specific manual and non-manual orientation of ventilatory muscle.
*Restore thoracic scapular force couples, rib alignment, and abdominal-diaphragm muscle integration for appropriate motor and sensory perceptual skill development of the upper extremities.

A Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours is awarded to attendees upon the successful completion of this course. Before attending a course, please verify CEU acceptance with your profession’s regulating body.

Participation is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

10/21/2018 - Sun
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Reiki for Self Healing and Self Enhancing Workshop in October with Tamao Albert, LMT  
Tamao Albert, LMT

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Reiki for Self Healing and Self Enhancing Workshop in October with Tamao Albert, LMT

Sunday, October 21
3:00pm-5:30pm
$55


This workshop offers the opportunity for Reiki practitioners of all lineages and non Reiki practitioners to traditional Japanese Reiki exercises. These exercises let you connect to Reiki energy for well being and inner peace. They focus on Reiki gathering, which is the time to ignite your inner Reiki using practice and healing methods.

During this workshop, you will receive traditional Reiki energy attunement called “Reijyu” to refresh and align your inner Reiki. If you are not yet open, Reijyu will allow you to experience channeling Reiki for temporary. You will also experience guided Reiki meditation, prayers, and gentle exercise.

November 2018

starts on
11/3/2018 - Sat
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Norton Full CDT Certification  
Jen Seaver and Maureen McBeth

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Norton Full CDT Certification

The following agreement is made between the student registering for the program indicated on the registration form and the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Date: November 3 - 11
Time: 8:00am–7:00pm
Early Tuition $2,900 // Regular Rate $3,200

Confirmation
After acceptance into the program, the student will receive a confirmation letter indicating the exact starting and ending times as well as pertinent information about the location of the course.

Class Times
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. Class hours are 8:00am–7:00pm.

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.


Tuition
The tuition for the Full CDT Certification Course is $3,200. 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.

Refund Policy
$250 of the tuition is non-refundable. Upon receipt of the Home Study Program materials, $650 will become non-refundable. $900 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.

Attendance
100% attendance is expected of the student. Any student missing more than five (5) hours of the class may not receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion
In order to receive a certification of completion, the student must pass the written and practical exams as required by the instructor.

Purpose of the Training
The student agrees that the purpose of the training is to become proficient in the techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Although the student is free to distribute information concerning lymphedema upon completion of the course, the student shall not under any circumstances train or certify any other person in MLD or CDT unless granted instructor status by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Transfer
Registered students are eligible to transfer to another Full CDT Certification Course once within 12 months of the original registration date free of charge. Subsequent transfers will incur a $200.00 transfer fee. Said fee will accrue against the student’s credit balance. The student may only transfer if the credit balance is sufficient to cover the transfer fee. Once the student commences taking a Full CDT Certification Course, all accrued transfer fees will be waived. In the event that the student does not transfer to another course and does not commence a Full CDT Certification Course within a continuous 12-month period, the accrued transfer fees will be deducted from the student’s credit balance and the remaining credit balance will be refunded to the student.

Withdrawal
Withdrawal from the program may result in a loss of tuition monies. If the student cannot complete the course in its entirety due to personal emergency or medical reasons, a 12-month grace period will be granted from the original date of the live course. During this grace period the student may contact the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to arrange a return date for a scheduled course to reserve a seat. At the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy’s discretion the student’s participation in the course may be abbreviated to include only days missed rather than the entire course. If coursework is not satisfactorily completed during the grace period all tuition monies will be forfeited.

Dismissal
Any student may be dismissed from the program for insufficient progress, non-payment of tuition, non-attendance, or unprofessional/unethical conduct. Reinstatement following dismissal is at the discretion of the instructor and/or the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Cancellation of Classes
If the course is cancelled because of insufficient registration, all monies received will be refunded or transferred to another class as elected by the registrant. In the case of cancellation of the class for any other reason, a new course will be scheduled and all payments will be transferred. In the event that the instructor falls ill, the class will be rescheduled.

starts on
11/17/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw

Date: November 17 – 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early Bird $345 paid in full by October 19th / $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs


The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses 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 Structural Essentials 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 this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist

Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

Highlights include:

The sub-occipital muscles
The laminar groove & deep cervical muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes & longus colli muscles
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Hotel Accommodations: The Holiday Inn @ Ballston 4610 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203 * Tel. 703.310.3327
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