Workshops and Events

 

Workshop/Event

Description

Intro to Transcendental Meditation

with Randy Billings

 

Wednesday, July 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm

“Transcendental Meditation® / Introductory Presentation” with Randy Billings, Certified TM Instructor

Cost: No Charge

We explore what Transcendental Meditation® is and the profound scientifically verified benefits for Mind/Body/Behavior/Environment. We further explain;

1. Nature of transcending: What happens.
2. Mechanics of transcending: How it happens.
3. Principle behind transcending: Why it happens.
4. Uniqueness of the Practice: How it differs.
5. Details of the Practice: How it is done.
6. 7 States of Consciousness

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First Annual Yoga on the River: Retreat for Women

 

with Christina Howell and RiverGirl

 

Sunday, August 3rd, 9am-3pm

Sunday, August 3

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $85 for one person; $150 for two (please see note  at bottom)*

Boone Healing Arts Center and River Girl Fishing Company are happy to announce our first annual Yoga on the River!

This will be a fun filled day of yoga and river kayaking along the south fork of the New River. This workshop, for women only, will focus on the feminine yin energy. The element of water represents our emotions and is ruled by the moon.

We will practice cultivating this feminine energy with moon salutations, yin poses and discussion of ways to engage in the flow of our natural emotions through connecting with our body.

No experience necessary. Single kayaks will be provided by RiverGirl. This will be a gentle practice for all levels. Please bring a swimsuit, clothes for movement, a yoga mat and your adventurous spirit!

Schedule:

8:45am: Meet at Green Valley Park

9-11am: Moon salutations workshop at Green Valley Park

11am-12:30pm: River float from GVP to RiverGirl in downtown Todd
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch provided (vegetarian and vegan options available)
1:30-3pm: Yin poses and guided relaxation at RiverGirl (transportation back to GVP will be provided)

About Christina Howell

Chris assists people in transforming their lives through reducing stress, anxiety, depression, increasing self esteem and helping to develop an overall positive outlook on life.

A clinical psychotherapist who received her masters degree from Chestnut Hill University in Philadelphia, she is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and received her training from Neighborhood Yoga in Boone. Chris integrates yoga movements, breath work, meditative practices and philosophy into her counseling sessions.

About RiverGirl:

Founded by fisheries biologist Kelly McCoy,RiverGirl Fishing Company is a full-service fishing and rental shop located in the Todd, NC, where Elk Creek flows into the South Fork of the New River. Their goal is to help people enjoy the river by providing quality education, equipment, and guidance.

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to reserve space in this class. If you have reserved a spot and cancel your registration at least 3 days prior to the date of the workshop, you will be refunded the cost of the workshop, less $5.00 fee for processing. If you cancel you registration with less than 3 days notice, you will be refunded 1/2 the registration cost.

*Note about “Register with a Friend” Pricing:
If you register using the “Yoga on the River for Two” option, please provide the name of the other registrant by calling the Center or replying to the auto email you will receive once your registration is complete.

 

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Continuing Education Courses
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Ethics: Creating Right Relationships in Altered States of Consciousnesswith Rene Shuford

Friday, July 25th, 9:30am-4:30pm
Ethics: Creating Right Relationships in Altered States of ConsciousnessContinuing Education Course6 CE CreditsHealth professionals welcome to take this course.To Register for this course, visit: http://www.blueridgehealingarts.com/home/class-schedule/Course Description: This ethics course is designed to integrate professional ethics with the energies of the body. Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business.This course focuses on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines. The course content has been developed around the Chakra System and provides functional information for everyday ethics.Registration Deadline: July 11, 2014Cost: $99Instructor: Rene ShufordCE Provider #: 154677-00Rene Shuford, LMBT is the owner and director of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy. She is involved in developing workshops and curriculums that will bring quality and high standards to the massage therapy industry. Her first love is teaching with an emphasis on helping other teachers bring quality to the classroom setting. She loves to attend community service functions in her area, travel and garden. Rene also maintains a private practice where her primary work is LaStone Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Energy work.

Empowering Your Core: Exploring the Low Back and Abdominals

 

with Rene Shuford

 

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27: 9:30am-5:30pm

Empowering Your Core: Exploring the Low Back and AbdominalsContinuing Education Course16 CE CreditsHealth professionals welcome to take this course.Register for this course at: www.blueridgehealingarts.com/home/class-schedule/Course Description: This course focuses on the muscles and energetic systems of the abdomen, the pelvic girdle and low back. We will discuss the energetics of the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras which house these areas of the body. Indications and contraindications will be taught as well as emotional armoring patterns that occur in these areas.We will be addressing and treating conditions such as sciatica, psoas dysfunction, sacrum conditions, diaphragmatic issues and a complete session protocol will be demonstrated.

 

Registration Deadline: July 11, 2014

Cost: $295

Instructor: Rene Shuford, CE Provider #: 154677-00.  Rene Shuford, B.S., LMBT, is the owner and director of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy. She is involved in developing workshops and curriculums that will bring quality and high standards to the massage therapy industry. She is a personal transformation student and loves to share her knowledge with clients and with the community. Her first love is teaching with an emphasis on helping other teachers bring transformation to the classroom setting. She loves to attend community service functions in her area, travel and garden. Rene’ also maintains a private practice where her primary work is LaStone Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Energy work.

Heart of Ethics

with Dianna Lee

 

Saturday, August 9: 5:30-8:30pm

The Heart of Ethics

3 Continuing Education Credits (LMBT)
Description: Applying heart-centered knowledge and understandings to ethical issues that may arise in your practice.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Dianna Lee
(Approved Provider # 451577-11) 

Fundamentals of CranioSacral Therapy

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with Dianna Lee

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Sunday, August 10 & Monday, August 11: 8am-5pm

Fundamentals of CranioSacral Therapy

16 CEs for LMBTs

Date: Sunday & Monday, August 10 & 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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This is an ideal class for anyone who is planning to train in craniosacral therapy as well as for those fairly new to the work who want to perfect hands-on skills.
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We will examine palpatory skills and the unwinding releasing process. This is a very hands-on class that provides the benefits of receiving craniosacral therapy as well developing a deeper understanding of the work.
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Cost: $275 early bird special until August 1; $299 regular price
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Instructor: Dianna Lee, LMT, Esthetician, NCBTMB Approved Provider No. 451577-11
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About the Instructor:
Dianna Lee worked as an independent midwife for 15 years, assisting in home and hospital deliveries. Her work with families also included being a health educator for the Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.

After leaving midwifery, Dianna established an active practice as a massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral and Lymphatic therapies. She is also an Esthetician offering comprehensive skin care treatments and home care.

Dianna apprenticed with an established Iridologist in Asheville, NC and has had her own practice as an Iridologist for 15 years.

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Contemporary Cupping Methods

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(through the International Cupping Therapy Association)

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Friday – Sunday, August 22-24: 9am-6pm

Contemporary Cupping Methods through the International Cupping Therapy AssociationICTA_med

Open to Licensed Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Nurses and other certified health practitioners.

Friday through Sunday August 22 – 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Description: Focused in meticulous detail on the safe, effective practice of a rich variety of cupping methods applicable to the modern clinical setting. The curriculum is designed for the adult learner who absorbs and retains information via audio/visual presentations, lecture, Q&A, interactive practical demonstrations and tactical student exchanges with each student practicing/receiving the treatments demonstrated each day. Cupping is based on the effect of vacuum applied to the skin surface which allows for the release of rigid soft tissue, drainage of many types of stagnation and toxins, loosens adhesions and according to traditional Chinese Medicine, draws and disperses other pathogenic influences, including cold and heat syndromes.

Early Bird Registration: $550 before June 15, 2014
Late Registration: $600 after June 15, 2014
3 part payment plan is available.

NCBTMB Provider No. 451493-10 |  24 CEUs
NCCAOM Provider No. ACHB 957-001 |  22.5 PDAs
BOC for Athletic Trainers No. P8712  | 22.25 CEUs

For more info, visit http://cuppingtherapy.org or email workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.

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Heart of Ethics

with Dianna Lee

 

Saturday, September 13: 5:30-8:30pm

The Heart of Ethics

3 Continuing Education Credits (LMBT)
Description: Applying heart-centered knowledge and understandings to ethical issues that may arise in your practice.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Dianna Lee
(Approved Provider # 451577-11) 

Lymphatic Massage

with Dianna Lee

Sunday & Monday, September 14-15: 8am-5pm

Lymphatic Massage CE course for LMBTs16 CEs for LMBTs

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Date: Sunday & Monday, Sept. 14 & 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Lymphatic drainage is the missing piece oftentimes with acute to chronic injuries commonly brought to a massage therapist.
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In this course, we will carefully examine the lymphatic system and how to effectively assist lymph fluid with drainage. This is a hands-on class which will also be rejuvenating, as you will receive lymphatic drainage work.
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Cost: $275 early bird special until September 1; $299 regular rate
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Instructor: Dianna Lee, LMT, Esthetician, Approved NCBTMB Provider No. 451577-11
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About the Instructor: Dianna Lee worked as an independent midwife for 15 years, assisting in home and hospital deliveries. Her work with families also included being a health educator for the Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.

After leaving midwifery, Dianna established an active practice as a massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral and Lymphatic therapies. She is also an Esthetician offering comprehensive skin care treatments and home care.

Dianna apprenticed with an established Iridologist in Asheville, NC and has had her own practice as an Iridologist for 15 years.

Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certification Course, Parts 1 & 2

with Katie Vie

Friday, September 19: 6-8:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 20 & Sunday, Sept. 21: 9:30am-5pm

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Friday, October 3: 6-8:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 4 & Sunday, Oct. 5: 9:30am-5pm

Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program

40 total CEs for LMBTs

The Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate program has been designed for massage therapists, estheticians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals interested in exploring aromatherapy and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. This course consists of 30 in-class hours and case study time (10 hours) to total: 40 hours of training and Continuing Education credit for Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists and Estheticians.

Part One:
Friday, September 19th:6-8:30pm
Saturday, September 20th & Sunday, September 21st: 9:30am-5pm

Part Two:

Friday, October 3rd: 6-8:30pm

Saturday, October 4th & Sunday October 5th: 9:30am-5pm

Cost:
Early Bird Registration Rate (Before 8/29): $725.00
Regular Registration Rate (After 8/29): $825.00

Payment Plan:
Registrants may choose to pay for this course in 3 payments.
1st Payment (Non-Refundable Deposit): $275.00 Due at Registration
2nd Payment: $275.00 due by 8/8
3rd Payment: $275.00 due by 9/8

Instructor: Katie Vie, Approved NCBTMB Provider No. 406071-00. Katie Vie has been immersed in the fragrant world of essential oils for half of her life. She is a certified Aromatherapist and has trained with several esteemed international instructors.

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Thai Foot Reflexology

 

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with Lia Pardy

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Sunday, October 19 & Monday, October 20: 8am-5pm

Learn the Healing Art of Thai Foot Reflexology

14 CE Credits

Course Description: Learn to bring pure bliss to the legs, feet and overall well being. The thai massage techniques in this workshop will be dedicated to the feet and lower legs. This tradition is deeply relaxing and penetrating work for the receiver. A combination of massage techniques, stretching and stimulation of energy meridians and reflex points are combined in this training. note: You do not have to be a professional massage therapist to offer this wonderful treatment.

Cost: $295

SPECIAL: Purchase this with The Art of Thai Massage Foundations-Level 1 (Oct 26-27, 2014) for a discounted package of $699. Art of Thai Massage Foundations is regularly priced at $445.

About Lia: Lia has been practicing and teaching Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy internationally and Thai Foot Reflexology for many years. Her passion is watching her students and clients transform their lives through the ancient art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Nuad Boran Thai Massage. To learn more about Lia, visit her website at http://www.thaiyogamassage.us/.

She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education, through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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Intro to Thai Massage (Level 1)

 

with Lia Pardy

Sunday, October 26 & Monday, October 27: 8am-5pm

Intro to Thai Massage Continuing Education Course
16 CE Credits
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Course Description:This course teaches you a comprehensive set of techniques to apply in a sequence lasting 90 minutes for a strong foundation in the art of Nuad boran or ancient Thai Massage. Learn meridian-based acupressure and energy work, assisted Yoga and therapeutic healing techniques.
Cost: $299

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase this course with the Thai Foot Reflexology CE course (October 19-20, 2014) for a discounted package of $549. The Thai Foot Reflexology CE is regularly priced at $299.

About Lia: Lia has been practicing and teaching Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy internationally and Thai Foot Reflexology for many years. Her passion is watching her students and clients transform their lives through the ancient art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Nuad Boran Thai Massage. To learn more about Lia visit http://www.thaiyogamassage.us/She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education, through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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