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Massage  & Yoga Continuing Ed Classes 
Classes are held at our Pilot Mtn location: 223 East Main Street, Pilot Mtn, NC 27041
 (register online, call 336-705-1499, or email taomassagepm@gmail.com)
* If you would like the option of paying a $50 deposit at the time of registration, make sure and pay remaining balance at least 14 days prior to class* CANCELLATION POLICY- Refunds will not be given less than 14 days prior to a class for any reason *


Visit Pilot Mountain and Very Surry for local dining, attractions and accomodations!















This 16 CE credit class is specifically designed for yoga teachers and serious practitioners of yoga. We will delve deeply into the anatomy and function of the major skeletal and soft tissue structures of the body and how they are involved in yoga Asana. By breaking down the components of postures, you will develop a greater understanding of what is happening in the body. You will learn about injuries including: prevention, modifications, indications/contraindications and the physiology behind injuries. You will learn how Asana, Pranayama and Meditation can be used therapeutically to deepen and enhance your own yoga practice and that of your students for a greater holistic wellness. The impact of Pranayama and Meditation on the nervous system will also be addressed.

















Embrace your inner wisdom and explore the strength of your stillness as we spend the day in deep stretches of the connective tissues. Yin is about coming to an edge, and learning to stay. The flexibility and patience we cultivate on the mat extend and integrate beautifully off of the mat into Real life. In the wise words of Pema Chodron, we will “learn to get unstuck”. No experience needed. This class can meet you where you are.

Items needed for class: an item of significance to represent you in our centerpiece, a pen, yoga mat, clothes comfortable for deep stretching of the hips, shoulders, legs, and spine, sunscreen, shoes for walking outside.



















Explore 5 variations of meditation including Metta, Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra, Effortless Mantra-based meditation and Guided Imagery. Appropriate for beginners and for those experienced in meditation. Items needed for class: an item of significance to represent you in our centerpiece, a pen, yoga mat, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, shoes for walking outside.
Deep Stretch and Let it Go
Yoga Anatomy with Jessica Hartmann

November 3rd (Sat) 8-5 & November 4th (Sun) 8-5
16 Yoga CE Hours - $299

Deep Stretch and Let it Go w/ Sally Raspberry
(includes an additional 6 take home hours of free ethics)

August 24th (Fri) 9-4 
6 CE Hours - $95














Indian Head Massage known as “ Champa ” has been practiced for many centuries as part of the family health care. Ayurvedic doctors practiced it for skin rejuvenation and as part of an anti-aging technique. Indian mothers would massage their babies’ hair, head neck and shoulders to stimulate HOLISTIC growth and relaxation.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
-Indian head massage goes beyond the purely aesthetic and superficial
-Stimulates nerve function, 
-Improves relaxation , creating calmness and emotional well-being.
-Concentration and alertness are optimized. 
-Other benefits include: tension headaches, eye-strain, ear problems, neck and shoulder stiffness, Bell’s Palsy, sinusitis, scalp tension and mental fatigue

PURPOSE OF WORKSHOP
How to incorporate massage, oils and pressure point technique in a 35 – 45 min treatment of HEAD, NECK SHOULDERS AND FEET on the table or in a chair!
Explanation of the Ayurvedic understanding of the life force Prana, meditation and the philosophy behind Ayurvedic massage
How to evaluate, analyze and treat the client as an individual
The three different types of massage suited for each individual
An explanation of functions of and locations of the marmas (pressure points )
Location and explanation of the nadi ( meridian system)
Discussion of the choice of appropriate essential oils , herbs and their energetic qualities for each individual client
How to apply the three principal strokes , satvic, rajastic and tamasic
HOW TO SELECT APPROPRIATE OILS AND ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DIFFERENT CONDITIONS
How to do a vigorous, but relaxing foot and leg massage 

WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT?
This is mainly a hands-on course. We will practice the three principal strokes and techniques ( Sattva, Raja, Tamas) , apply oils and get a great revitalizing and relaxing treatment.
Bring a hand towel, table, and  suggested oils ( Rosemary, Sandalwood, Lavender, 
Peppermint, Frankincense, Patchouli and blends, etc ) and an open mind! IF YOU DON’T OWN ANY OILS, YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!

Indian Head, Face & Foot Massage Workshop With Ayurvedic Oils with Wolfgang Luckmann

July 27th (Friday) 8:30-5:30
8 CE Hours - $140
Indian Head, Foot, & Face Massage














Lomi Lomi means …. “ To break up into small pieces “,”The Dance of Massage”, Loving Hands Massage “ 

PURPOSE:
“TO REVIVE THE BODY”
“TO MOVE THE BLOOD AND LYMPH”
“TO OPEN SPASMS”
“TO REMOVE WASTE MATERIAL FROM MUSCLE”
“TO FACILITATE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE”
“TO REVITALIZE THE FACE AND HEAD”
“TO SAVE YOUR HANDS” 
“TO REMOVE EMOTIONAL TOXICITY WITH OILS AND COMPASSIONATE CARE”

This is a 1500 year old technique that aims at releasing all PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL congestion in the body, with a full body massage.
It is known in Hawaii as the “ Dance Of Massage” because of its long flowing style and continuous rhythm and beat accompanied by selected tribal music. The therapist and client will become entranced in a spiritual state. You will learn how to transform a loving touch into techniques for healing. The basis for Lomi Lomi is an integration of Mind – Body - Soul in a ritual of transformation and inspiration. The inspiration is from the Huna or “Pathway of life “ . Unlike a N.M.T. clinical massage, it calls for intuition, rhythm and flow, culminating in a therapeutic dance! Did you know that Trager Therapy is linked to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi ?

YOU WILL LEARN:
-Some 12 strokes for a FULL BODY massage addressing long hardened, bulky muscles and cellulite
-Breathing techniques and meditation to conserve your energy and build stamina
-Circular , Spiraling and forearm techniques as well as kneading thumb techniques.
-How to address the diaphragm, the seat of our emotions
-Stretch techniques for upper and lower limbs
-The use of Aromatherapy essential oils on ear points and the body to really enhance your massage subtly and lpermanently l
-Stretch and strengthening exercises for the massage therapist
-Self care for the massage therapist and client.

Lomi Lomi - Temple Style - Hawaiian Therapeutic Massage Workshop with Aromatherapy with Wolfgang Luckmann

July 28th (Sat) 8:30-5:30 and July 29th (Sun) 9-6
18 CE Hours - $270
Lomi Lomi Massage with Aromatherapy
Meditation for Bodyworkers w/ Sally Raspberry
(includes an additional 6 take home hours of free ethics)

August 25th (Sat) 9-4 
6 CE Hours - $95
Meditation for Bodyworkers
Restorative Yoga meets Sound Healing with Sally Raspberry
(includes additional 6 take home CE hours of free ethics, "Going Green in Your Massage Practice)

September 8th (Saturday) 9-4 and 
September 9th (Sunday) 9-4 
12 CE Hours - $195




Understanding Lymphedema: Working with the Lymphatic System after Cancer Treatment with Juul Bruin

October 5th (Fri)- October 7th (Sun) 9:30-5:30
21 CE Hours - $450









This is a continuation of Lymph Massage for Minor Pathologies, although it is open to all practitioners whether you have 
taken the first class or not. In this class, you will learn what happens when pathways of the lymphatic system have been 
interrupted and how lymphedema develops.

You will learn how to distinguish primary lymphedema from secondary lymphedema. We will discuss how to work with a compromised system after breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers and how to navigate different pathways to relieve patients of edematous tissues. For massage therapists, this will deepen your knowledge of how to work with cancer or lymphedema patients with a compromised lymphatic system. You will leave this class with a comprehensive understanding of how to work with the pathways of the lymph system.

The class will also provide an introduction to the use of bandages and compression wear for clients. Please bring a massage table and s set of sheets. 

Juul Bruin has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse. Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute, and became a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist (#630). She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001. Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality of wellness and recovery, and has a Masters degree in Holistic Health. She currently teaches massage therapy in Wilmington, NC, and presents continuing education seminars across the US. She looks forward to sharing her 35-year journey in health promotion, and is excited to help her fellow massage therapists guide others to a healthier, happier lifestyle. You can visit Juul’s website at www.holisticmassageeducation.com.
Understanding Lymphedema

Embody gratitude for what is; Let go of what’s no longer serving you; Call in what you want to manifest in your life. Explore Judith Lasseter’s Restorative Yoga Poses in a safe environment as you turn inward and restore your inner landscape. Learn the basics of healing vibration and experience playing drums and crystal bowls. Let the experience of restorative yoga be deeply enhanced by a sound healing session while in resting poses. No experience needed. Expert yogis welcome. All levels will melt and restore deeply in this workshop. Two (2) full restorative practices with Sound Bath will take place during class​.
Restorative Yoga Meets Sound Healing
Yoga Anatomy
The Thought Body; Exploring the Wisdom of the Body/Mind w/ Steven Rogat
A self-empowering, experiential, professional-development seminar

September 22 - 23, 9AM - 5:15 each day
Basic Introduction, Practicum and Mastery
13 CE Hours for this two-day training - $250
When emotional turmoil, stress, and illness enter our experience, we can learn to take charge of our own healing. By becoming more aware of limiting beliefs and symbolic messages reflected within the body and the environment, we can consciously let go of dis-ease. With intent and focus, we can complete the past, heal the present, and create a healthy future. Thought Body Clearing offers powerful insight and clear direction, enabling us, with creative thought, to move toward wholeness within our relationships, our bodies, our selves. 

This workshop is open to all, but is a MUST for therapists, bodyworkers and Lightworkers! 
By the end of this program participants will be able to:
• Recognize events in the environment and physical body as symbolic of one’s limiting and/or positive thoughts, and use those symbols to heal the personal environment.
• Develop a sensitivity to others’ thoughts & feelings, yet “ground” and set boundaries.
• Channel positive energy to others, being response-able to others, not for them.
• Work with the human energy systems, energy centers and polarity channels in relationship to thoughts, the body, and the environment.
• Have a working knowledge of body dialogue, imagery, yogic breathing, instantaneous relaxation, and self-healing.
• Use applied kinesiology, with certainty, to diagnose limiting beliefs and energy blockages in the Thought Body, and to discover which positive thoughts, energy exercises, isometrics and isotonics, and body work techniques would be useful in clearing the Thought Body. 
• Discover which energy systems, energy centers and polarity channels clients need to work with, and tailor these techniques for individual clients.
• Explore “expressive physio-therapy” with isometrics and isotonics to release tension from the emotional and thought bodies.
• More readily recognize physical ailments as symbolic of one’s limiting thoughts, and use those symbols to heal the personal environment.
• Gain certainty in using body dialogue, imagery, the yogic energizing breath, instant relaxation, kinesiology and self-healing techniques.
• Release specific stressors in the emotional and thought bodies to induce and accelerate healing.
• Use stress as a tool to achieve goals, breathe more easily, speak more freely, love more deeply.

About the facilitator:  
Steven is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Bodyworker, Hypnotherapist, Eye Movement Therapist (EMDR) and Thought Field Therapist (TFT). A gifted medical/emotional intuitive and Shamanic healer, his history includes multiple modalities from indigenous healers in the Hawaiian, Mexican, and Native American traditions, a professorship at several universities, and numerous radio and TV appearances. A celebrated author and teacher, he is known for touching others’ lives with his wisdom, insight & healing, his books include Healing Thoughts: Applying Therapeutic Shamanism in Your Daily Life and co-written with Marcia Rogat, Spirit Journeys: Freeing the Soul in this Life and Beyond. His column, the Body Mind Health Corner may be found online at www.CreativeThought.org  

Thought Body Workshop with Steven Rogat