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2017 Continuing Education Schedule

“The energy at your school as I walked in the door was just what I have been searching for –
an energy full of life and vigor, eager to embrace others in learning and life.”

Veronica Hernandez, Continuing Education student

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March

Hakomi for Bodyworkers Intro: Inviting Mindfulness March 25-26 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Morgan Holford, CHT
Date: March 25-26 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 12
Price: $240 Regular; $216 Early Bird (by February 25);
Time: 9:30am - 6pm Saturday; 9:30am - 4:00pm Sunday
Course Description:

Hakomi is a method for bringing mindful attention to what often lies outside our awareness. In this workshop you will learn ways to both deepen your own mindfulness while you work and to invite your client into mindfulness as well. How you touch, how you use your words, even how you structure a session – all these can enhance your clients’ awareness of their present experience. This deepens their relationship with their bodies. You also, then, help them to carry the effects of your work into their lives.

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Instructor: Morgan Holford, CHT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. She has practiced Hakomi for over 25 years and been on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute since 1990. Prior to that, she studied, taught and practiced a variety of body therapies for several years. Morgan developed and began teaching Hakomi for Bodyworkers in 1995. Morgan brings a deep respect and appreciation for the wisdom of the body into her work with clients and students. She is committed to integrating spirit into everyday life, bringing it into full embodied expression. Morgan lives in Santa Fe, where she maintains a private practice, offers Hakomi and Somatic Trauma Resolution, and trains others in Hakomi throughout the US.


Hakomi for Bodyworkers Intro: Inviting Mindfulness 3/25-3/26
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April

Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles April 2 (Sun)
Instructor: Emily Glaser RN, BSN, C.Ay, LMT
Date: April 2 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; Early Bird $144 (by March 2)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Welcome to the oldest continuously practiced system of holistic health, Ayurveda. Translated as “the knowledge of life.” Ayurveda gives us access to tools and methods of healing from diet, exercise, and lifestyle regimens in order to live a life of balance. This course will provide an introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine so that we can understand the concept behind doshic theory (data-pitta-kapha). We will look at the patterns of disease according to Ayurveda and how we can find healing through practices of diet & lifestyle routines in accordance with the nature of the 5 elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth).

emily-glaserInstructor: Emily Glaser RN, BSN, C.Ay, LMT
Emily Glaser was born in Santa Fe and went to school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with a specialization in Neuroscience and Hospice. Interested in world medicine she worked internationally in China and Nepal with Global Volunteer Network, Cambodia with Angkor Hospital for Children and Tanzania with St. Lucia Nursing Home. After Emily quenched her thirst for world travel she returned home to NM, graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and started her journey into the deep and profound science of Ayurveda. In 2009, Emily had the great honor to study under Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Shortly after, she spent 6 months at Vaidyagrama–Ayurvedic Healing Village in southern India where she furthered her study of Ayurveda and Panchakarma therapy with chief physician, Dr. Ramadas. Emily is a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners AADP. She is also a graduate of the Santa Fe School of Massage and is an LMT. Her practice is inspired by the depth and profound healing that the ancient teachings of Ayurveda have brought to her life and the lives of the people she loves.


Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles 4/2/17
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Meditation and Mindfulness for Bodyworkers April 1 (Sat)
Instructor: Sean Murphy, MFA
Date: April 1 (Sat)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; Early Bird $144 (by March 1)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Massage is by nature a meditative art. In this experiential workshop we’ll learn how to center and ground ourselves more effectively in the present moment through meditation and mindfulness practices, and explore these practices in depth for ourselves. These are also great techniques to share with your clients for stress reduction and health and wellness enhancement. Open to beginners through advanced practitioners — and although designed especially for body workers, this weekend is open to anyone who wants to learn or practice more deeply these time-honored, highly effective tools for life enhancement.

SMurphy kneelingInstructor: Sean Murphy, MFA
Sean has had nearly three decades of formal Zen meditation training, including extended periods of monastic retreat. He’s the author of the American Zen chronicle One Bird, One Stone, which won a 2014 International Book Award, as well as three award-winning works of fiction, including The Hope Valley Hubcap King, which won the Hemingway Award for a First Novel, and The Time of New Weather. He serves as adjunct professor for University of New Mexico-Taos and is founder of the Sage Institute Meditation Leader Training Program in Taos, New Mexico. He presents widely on meditation, mindfulness, and creativity www.sagetaos.org


Meditation & Mindfulness for Bodyworkers: 4/1
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Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral April 2017 April 8-9 , 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST
Date: April 8-9 , 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14 hours
Price: $280 Regular; $252 Early Bird (by March 8, 2017)
Time: 9am-6pm; 9am-4pm
Course Description:

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This weekend seminar presents the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy in a simple and accessible manner. A clear overview of biodynamic theory, and it’s place in the historical development of craniosacral therapy, is balanced with hands-on exercises designed to ground theory into direct experience in both student practitioner and client roles. This introductory seminar provides an easy to access opportunity for you to explore biodynamics, and whet your appetite for a fuller understanding of this potent and popular healing modality.

An Intro class is a perquisite for anyone considering the full Biodynamic Craniosacral Training which starts in September 2017.

In The Classroom #2Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST®, is a bodywork practitioner and teacher in energetic healing forms that emphasize the embodiment of life energy: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy. Integral to these forms of healing are the skills of shock and trauma resolution, which are augmented in an energy-based practice. Scott also has extensive training and practitioner experience in Pre & Perinatal Education, including teacher training, in the lineage of William Emerson.

Scott began teaching Polarity Therapy in 1990, and has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 1994. He had been teaching at SFSOM since 2012. Scott’s focus in Biodynamics has resulted in a reinvigorated perspective on the work, expressed through the evolutionary curriculum and training model he has developed over the past 20 years. In recent years Scott has added Pre & Perinatal Education to his training offerings with forthcoming courses to broaden the availability of this important work.

Along the way Scott has also been involved with professional associations, serving as a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and as a Vice President with the American Polarity Therapy Association.


Intro to Biodynamic Craniosacral 4/8-4/9, 2017
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ETHICS: The Complex Client: Bodywork in the Context of Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Illness, and Addiction April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
Instructor: Ellen Santistevan
Date: April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 9am-1pm Saturday
Course Description:

This class will explore some of the potentially confusing aspects of working with clients who suffer from addictions, mental illness, and brain injury. This is a population who can really benefit from bodywork, but who also may have strong internal barriers to receiving the benefits.  Compassion, healthy boundaries, and self-awareness are key in working with this group of people. We will discuss our experiences, how we handled them, and offer compassionate coping strategies that will not only protect the client but also you, the practitioner.

EllenSEllen Santistevan is a Licensed Massage Therapist who practices both craniosacral therapy and polarity therapy. She is an independent instructor of ethics, polarity therapy, and reflexology in Albuquerque, NM, who believes strongly in the power of ritual and ceremony in doing healing work, and has additional experience in geriatric work, traditional medicine, visionary and shamanic practice. In addition, Ellen is an occasionally award-winning painter and published poet. Her practice integrates elements of all these bodies of knowledge as well as the most current research on wellness. You can find out more about her at http://www.thirdgoddess.com.


ETHICS: The Complex Client 4/22/17
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May

Polarity Heart Health May 6-7, 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Date: May 6-7, 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular/$288 Early Bird (by April 6, 2017)
Time: 9am-6pm Saturday; 9am-6pm Sunday
Course Description:

Polarity Therapy: Heart Health

Join us for a weekend Polarity therapy exploration into the central role of the heart!
The heart acts as the physical and energetic mediator of our experiences. When energy is liberated in the heart field, one experiences coherence, joy, and deep gratitude moment to moment. Polarity techniques include energetic heart balancing in the sternum, ribs, hands and feet.

About Polarity:
Polarity Therapy is based on the Human Energy Field and recognizes energy as the underlying factor of wellness. Polarity Therapy works with the pathways of energy movement, assisting the return of its free flowing nature. This includes understanding the elements and archetypes, thereby allowing reconnection to sources of energy in the body, in nature, in interpersonal and societal relationships, and within oneself. Health is considered in its larger context beyond just the body, recognizing the interconnectedness of all things to each other and to a unified central source of life energy.

0Instructors: Shanna Marsh and Corine Frankland are Polarity
Therapy Practitioners certified through the International Polarity Education Alliance. Shanna and Corine have created and delivered interdisciplinary workshops celebrating the body’s capacity to serve as a valuable and authentic guide for wisdom and insight. Their unique, integrated and intuitive approach to teaching celebrates Polarity Therapy as both an art and a science. Shanna and Corine are professors of integrative health and wellness and have private somatic polarity practices in Santa Fe.

Polarity Heart Health 5/6-5/7 2017
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June

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral June 2017 June 6-7, 2017 (Tues-Wed)
Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST
Date: June 6-7, 2017 (Tues-Wed)
Hours: 14 hours
Price: $280 Regular/$252 Early Bird (by May 6, 2017)
Time: 9am-6pm Tuesday; 9am-4pm Wednesday
Course Description:

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This weekend seminar presents the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy in a simple and accessible manner. A clear overview of biodynamic theory, and it’s place in the historical development of craniosacral therapy, is balanced with hands-on exercises designed to ground theory into direct experience in both student practitioner and client roles. This introductory seminar provides an easy to access opportunity for you to explore biodynamics, and whet your appetite for a fuller understanding of this potent and popular healing modality.

An Intro class is a perquisite for anyone considering the full Biodynamic Craniosacral Training which starts in September 2017.

In The Classroom #2Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST®, is a bodywork practitioner and teacher in energetic healing forms that emphasize the embodiment of life energy: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy. Integral to these forms of healing are the skills of shock and trauma resolution, which are augmented in an energy-based practice. Scott also has extensive training and practitioner experience in Pre & Perinatal Education, including teacher training, in the lineage of William Emerson.

Scott began teaching Polarity Therapy in 1990, and has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 1994. He had been teaching at SFSOM since 2012. Scott’s focus in Biodynamics has resulted in a reinvigorated perspective on the work, expressed through the evolutionary curriculum and training model he has developed over the past 20 years. In recent years Scott has added Pre & Perinatal Education to his training offerings with forthcoming courses to broaden the availability of this important work.

Along the way Scott has also been involved with professional associations, serving as a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and as a Vice President with the American Polarity Therapy Association.


Intro to Biodynamic Craniosacral 6/6-6/7, 2017
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ETHICS: Boundaries-From Hippocrates to the Dalai Lama June 17 (Sat)
Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI #S-0279
Date: June 17 (Sat)
Hours: 4
Price: $75
Time: 9am-1pm
Course Description:

The Hippocratic Oath has guided the medical profession since ancient times, and the Dalai Lama brings us timeless wisdom. Both are important in today’s world. Massage Therapists and other healing practitioners stand at a unique juxtaposition between these two poles. In this class we will discuss boundaries in the 21st century, where everything is energy, and explore taking your ethics to the next level.

Farice 2012Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI #S-0279
Farice came to massage after many years of computers, math and teaching in corporate, academic and non-profit realms.  Farice is a life-long learner dedicated to helping others alongside herself.   She graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM) in 2001.   In the following decade, she continued her growth through assisting classes, tutoring students, supervising student clinic, ‘massaging’ the office data and teaching Anatomy.   Her after-school time was spent honing her art through her work at Santa Fe Massage, Bishop’s Lodge Shanah Spa and Encantado.  Farice looks forward to bringing her skills, experience and enthusiasm to working with the healing power of water within and around us.


Ethics: Ethics: Boundaries 6/17
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Hydrotherapy for Detoxification and Immune Health June 17, 18 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI #S-0279
Date: June 17, 18 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 12
Price: $260 Regular; Early Bird $234 (by May 17) (includes supplies)
Time: 2-6pm Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday​
Course Description:

Come explore the healing properties of water for your practice and your own health. Through lecture, experiential activities and discussion, we’ll cover hydrotherapy techniques for Detoxification and Immune Health including contrast therapy, castor oil packs, skin brushing, saunas (Dry, Far Infrared, Ozone & Cryo) and more. You’ll take home ideas to boost your health and spirits and to share with others.

Farice 2012Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI #S-0279
Farice came to massage after many years of computers, math and teaching in corporate, academic and non-profit realms.  Farice is a life-long learner dedicated to helping others alongside herself.   She graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM) in 2001.   In the following decade, she continued her growth through assisting classes, tutoring students, supervising student clinic, ‘massaging’ the office data and teaching Anatomy.   Her after-school time was spent honing her art through her work at Santa Fe Massage, Bishop’s Lodge Shanah Spa and Encantado.  Farice looks forward to bringing her skills, experience and enthusiasm to working with the healing power of water within and around us.


Hydrotherapy for Detox and Immune Health: 6/17-6/18
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ETHICS: The Transgender Body on the Table June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
Instructor: Ellen Santistevan
Date: June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 9am-1pm Saturday
Course Description:

This class is an exploration of the myths and realities of working with transgender and intersex clients. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people report the highest rates of discrimination and barriers to healthcare, and they have the highest rates of suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness. Trans folk have some unique physical needs and emotional considerations at different points in their transition. The goal of this class is to create and expand the group of safe practitioners that trans people can access and receive the bodywork they need.

EllenSEllen Santistevan is a Licensed Massage Therapist who practices both craniosacral therapy and polarity therapy. She is an independent instructor of ethics, polarity therapy, and reflexology in Albuquerque, NM, who believes strongly in the power of ritual and ceremony in doing healing work, and has additional experience in geriatric work, traditional medicine, visionary and shamanic practice. In addition, Ellen is an occasionally award-winning painter and published poet. Her practice integrates elements of all these bodies of knowledge as well as the most current research on wellness. You can find out more about her at http://www.thirdgoddess.com.


ETHICS: The Transgender Body on the Table 6/24/17
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July

100-hour Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Certification begins! July 29 (Sat)
Neuromuscular Therapy: Postural Analysis & Myofascial Release July 29-30, 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT
Date: July 29-30, 2017 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by June 29)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

“Postural Analysis allows the therapist to easily chart the probable SOURCE of the pain, instead of just chasing the symptoms.”

Have you found that you’ve been “chasing pain” with clients, but not really finding the original problem?  The human body is made up of soft tissue netting called fascia that can pull in many directions at one time.  Analyzing all three anatomical planes allows the therapist not only to efficiently treat the Quasimodo but also treat the Adonis who stands perfectly straight, but is riddled with pain. After several sessions of charting with partners, each participant will have the opportunity to analyze one on one, with follow-through involving hands-on techniques. This course makes the therapeutic techniques learned in other classes really make sense — to you AND your clients!

In myofascial release work, you will learn hands-on techniques that will benefit both you and your client the first time you use them. Fascia is the support netting of the human body.  Its fibers run in many directions (like postage tape) and the pull of fascia from the problem area in your leg could be felt as pain in your shoulder.  These techniques will open the fascial restrictions to allow the therapist to more easily work on the affected muscles. Releasing the fascial restrictions first allows the muscular release to be easier (on you and the client) and provides a longer lasting release of whichever massage techniques are applied.

“Fascia is the forgotten soft tissue in the bodywork world and is the easiest to treat!”

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2. All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT was a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM before pursuing a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!

A Day of Reflexology July 30 (Sun)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: July 30 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (before June 30)
Time: 9am-6pm Sunday
Course Description:

This one-day training should be an enjoyable taster for students who would like to know more about this highly effective modality. Designed to provide plenty of opportunities to discuss and ask questions about reflexology, watch demonstrations, and get hands on practice with some reflexology techniques, the course stands alone but may inspire students to consider studying all levels in Jim Williams’ upcoming Reflexology Certification Program to take their place as professionals in this field.

Please note: Students who take this one-day course and then go on to take the full Reflexology Certification will receive a $50 discount off the tuition of the full training.

jimheadshotInstructor: Jim Williams, MAR is a certified reflexologist who qualified from the Practitioners’ School of Reflexology in London, England, in 1997. He is a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and works to their high standards, and code of ethics. As a full member of the Association, Jim is able to use MAR after his name. Jim has been practicing reflexology in Santa Fe for the past 15 years, and has written and developed a comprehensive reflexology certification program. Jim has an affinity for reflexology and considers it an honor to represent and promote this noble therapy wherever he lives. In addition to reflexology, Jim is a qualified teacher and has been employed in different educational settings for the past thirty-five years. He recently retired from the Santa Fe Public Schools. Jim is fluent in Spanish, and has lived and worked in Mexico, Japan and England.


A Day of Reflexology 7/30
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August

Neuromuscular Therapy: Intro and Simple Deviations August 12-13 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT
Date: August 12-13 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by July 12)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

The first day of this weekend will introduce Neuromuscular Therapy, including postural analysis, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. The second day of this weekend will introduce the simplest of the postural distortions, the transverse deviations.  Using cadaver videos and worksheets, we will review the musculature and medical conditions possible with these distortions. Afternoons focus on hands-on treatment protocols with lots of practice time.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT was a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM before pursuing a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!

ETHICS: The Complex Client: Bodywork in the Context of Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Illness, and Addiction August 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Instructor: Ellen Santistevan
Date: August 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 9am-1pm Saturday
Course Description:

This class will explore some of the potentially confusing aspects of working with clients who suffer from addictions, mental illness, and brain injury. This is a population who can really benefit from bodywork, but who also may have strong internal barriers to receiving the benefits.  Compassion, healthy boundaries, and self-awareness are key in working with this group of people. We will discuss our experiences, how we handled them, and offer compassionate coping strategies that will not only protect the client but also you, the practitioner.

EllenSEllen Santistevan is a Licensed Massage Therapist who practices both craniosacral therapy and polarity therapy. She is an independent instructor of ethics, polarity therapy, and reflexology in Albuquerque, NM, who believes strongly in the power of ritual and ceremony in doing healing work, and has additional experience in geriatric work, traditional medicine, visionary and shamanic practice. In addition, Ellen is an occasionally award-winning painter and published poet. Her practice integrates elements of all these bodies of knowledge as well as the most current research on wellness. You can find out more about her at http://www.thirdgoddess.com.


ETHICS: The Complex Client 8/19/17
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Pelvic Rotations August 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT
Date: August 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by July 26)
Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Description:

Saturday will introduce the concept of pelvic rotation and tilt, starting with the posterior tilt/rotation.  The morning will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion.  The afternoon will cover the treatment protocol, with lots of practice time.  Sunday will address the anterior pelvic tilt/rotation, using the same teaching techniques.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT is a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!

The Compassionate Witness: Being Present with Illness and Suffering August 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Christine Sherwood, LMT
Date: August 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 12
Price: $240 Regular; $216 Early Bird (by July 26)
Time: 10am-5pm
Course Description:

In this class we will bring awareness to our comfort levels with illness, suffering and death. We will investigate where our different belief structures of illness originate, such as in family dynamics, life experiences, voices other than our own, and society. We will work with these conditioned responses so we can open to a greater understanding of our authentic self, thus creating more space for compassion and forgiveness. Through meditation, writing and interpersonal exercises in a supportive environment, we will explore how to remain present with our own suffering, and allow this honest questioning to teach us how to employ our own personal spiritual beliefs to greet life’s challenges—and by doing so, remain connected to our self and others through joy and understanding.

Christine SherwoodInstructor: Christine Sherwood, LMT
Christine graduated from The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing (SFSOM) in 1991 and began her teaching career in 1995. She has taught various modalities of massage, from Swedish Massage to Healing Quality of Touch. She created her own continuing education class, “Bones of the Earth,” and taught it nationally for eight years. Her life took a new direction, when in 2006, Christine was diagnosed with fourth-stage rectal cancer. Applying her life skills, she has emerged into a new and burnished life. Her second book, Fire and Ash: The Alchemy of Cancer, chronicles her journey of illness and near death, witnessed by her Soul. Forming an alliance with her new-fledged life, Christine is creating workshops that unite her intuition in the healing arts, teaching, and writing to connect with others on the subject of illness, healing and the spiritual expansion that life offers through honest contemplation of life and death.


The Compassionate Witness 8/26-8/27
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September

ETHICS: Dual Relationships September 8 (Fri)
Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060
Date: September 8 (Fri)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 6-10pm
Course Description:

Massage therapists are often faced with issues regarding dual relationship. Using discussions and experiential exercises, participants will explore personal and professional experiences to more accurately identify their dual relationships and gain skills for managing client/practitioner relationships.

silviacloseup-1Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060 has been addressing the body-mind-soul connection in her private practice “Interactive Bodytherapy” for the past 20 years. She has been teaching organic movement and Pilates in her own studio. Silvia holds a certificate in interpersonal neurobiology, somatics and action methods from Southwestern College. In her work, she embraces the whole person by including the psychological, mental and physical aspects of health and well-being.


ETHICS: Dual Relationships 9/8
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Scoliosis September 9-10 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith
Date: September 9-10 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by August 9)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

This accelerated workshop will introduce the concept of “C curve” scoliosis (the lateral curvature of the spine), causing a long leg/short leg or high/low shoulder distortion. The course will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion, including the more complex condition of “S curve” scoliosis. Participants will be given treatment protocols, with lots of practice time.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT is a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999.  She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!

A Day of Reflexology September 10 (Sat)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: September 10 (Sat)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (before August 10)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This one-day training should be an enjoyable taster for students who would like to know more about this highly effective modality. Designed to provide plenty of opportunities to discuss and ask questions about reflexology, watch demonstrations, and get hands on practice with some reflexology techniques, the course stands alone but may inspire students to consider studying all levels in Jim Williams’ upcoming Reflexology Certification Program to take their place as professionals in this field.

Please note: Students who take this one-day course and then go on to take the full Reflexology Certification will receive a $50 discount off the tuition of the full training.

jimheadshotInstructor: Jim Williams, MAR is a certified reflexologist who qualified from the Practitioners’ School of Reflexology in London, England, in 1997. He is a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and works to their high standards, and code of ethics. As a full member of the Association, Jim is able to use MAR after his name. Jim has been practicing reflexology in Santa Fe for the past 15 years, and has written and developed a comprehensive reflexology certification program. Jim has an affinity for reflexology and considers it an honor to represent and promote this noble therapy wherever he lives. In addition to reflexology, Jim is a qualified teacher and has been employed in different educational settings for the past thirty-five years. He recently retired from the Santa Fe Public Schools. Jim is fluent in Spanish, and has lived and worked in Mexico, Japan and England.


A Day of Reflexology 9/10
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Biodynamic Craniosacral Foundation Training begins! September 14 (Thur)
Intro to the Sentient Body September 22 (Fri)
Instructor: Lisa Marks, MA, LMHC
Date: September 22 (Fri)
Hours: 3
Price: $60 Regular; $54 Early Bird (by August 22,2017)
Time: 6-9pm
Course Description:

“Every time you ignore sentient, that is generally unrecognized, dreamlike perceptions, something inside you goes into a mild form of shock because you have overlooked the spirit of life, your greatest potential power.” Arnold Mindell

Subtle sensations in the body open us to the deep, unbroken wholeness from which all experience arises. Through Sentient Awareness, a finely-tuned transpersonal awareness that picks up slight somatic experiences, we discover that the tiniest events can lead to deep and transforming moments.

Exploring our physical bodies reveals information essential to our life path, information that may later appear in dreams, relationships, body symptoms and life events. In this introductory workshop we interact with subtle body experiences through small and/or large movements, energy sketches and simple words to translate their messages into our daily world.  Short discussions, inner work exercises and demonstrations touch into different levels of reality as we learn to recognize communications from the “spirit of life” in our bodies, and in our personal and professional practices.

LIsa MarksInstructor: Lisa Marks MA LMHC is a psychotherapist and Process Work Associate in practice since 1987 providing consultation, coaching and Sentient Body sessions. She has studied with Drs. Arny and Amy Mindell, founders of Process Work Psychology, for over 25 years. Lisa developed the Sentient Body material out of her exploration of Process Work, Authentic Movement, Soul Motion, Ecopsychology and other spiritual and movement practices. She divides her time between the remote woods and waters of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington where she takes her movement practice to the trees and beaches. She loves reading and writing poetry, gardening and performing with Yesango Marimba Ensemble in Port Townsend, WA. For more information, visit www.sentientbody.com and www.sentientbody.com/lisa.html. Lisa can be reached at (360) 385-7760 or lisa@sentientbody.com.

“You are an inspiration!  The process you led us through and the experience I had are still with me and I find myself calling on it at random moments.  It is a help to have a tangible experience on an intangible understanding.” – Lindy Brooking MA LMHC, Port Townsend, WA


Intro to the Sentient Body: 9/22 (Fri)
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Be BodyWise: Know Your Brain –The New Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology September 23-24 (Sat - Sun)
Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060
Date: September 23-24 (Sat - Sun)
Hours: 12 hours
Price: $240 Regular; $216 Early Bird (by August 23)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Course Description:

The latest neuroscientific research shows that our brains are genetically hard-wired for connection and attachment. The resonating capacity of our brain and nervous system enables us to intuit and feel each other.

Feeling “felt” is a profound experience of safety and trust, which forms the basis of psychological and physical well-being. Thus the quality of the therapeutic relationship is as crucial a healing agent as the quality of the actual massage treatment. The cultivation of attunement and empathy, rooted in our system of mirror neurons, plays a major role in supporting our clients’ healing.

We will study the basic building blocks and function of the brain with focus on the “relational brain” and the nervous system, the flow between body and brain, and how we can utilize this knowledge in our professional practice as well as our personal life. We will apply principles of interpersonal neurobiology including empathy, mindfulness and relationship as healing tools in our work. In a playful way we will delve into body/brain experiences that will help us to deepen the connection to ourselves and others and promote a vital and inspired exchange with our clients.

silviacloseup-1Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060 has been addressing the body-mind-soul connection in her private practice “Interactive Bodytherapy” for the past 20 years. She has been teaching organic movement and Pilates in her own studio. Silvia holds a certificate in interpersonal neurobiology, somatics and action methods from Southwestern College. In her work, she embraces the whole person by including the psychological, mental and physical aspects of health and well-being.


Be Bodywise: Know Your Brain 9/23-9/24
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Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Techniques September 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: David M. Lang, LMT, MTPT
Date: September 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $292 Regular; $264 Early Bird (by August 23) (includes supplies)
Time: 9am-5pm
Course Description:

In this 2-day course, you will learn the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial massage release. AIS is a type of athletic stretching technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups. More importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. Many experts have advocated that stretching should last up to 60 seconds. However, prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized ischemia and lactic acid build-up. These stretches, which are held no longer than 2 seconds, provide maximum benefit and can be accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma.

You will also learn David’s ten-minute stretch program. This program was designed to be performed at work or at home in a small space. A combination of twelve easy-to-learn movements developed from a dance background for real people.

David LangInstructor: David M. Lang, LMT, MTPT, is a former Dance and Movement teacher and New York City performer. He sat on the Workers Compensation Association Board of New Mexico, has been the President of the American Massage Therapy Association NM Chapter, and was appointed by former Governor Gary Johnson to sit as a Member of the New Mexico Massage Therapy Licensing Board. David is certified and practices myotherapy, visceral/neuro manipulation, lymphatic drainage, oncology massage, Active Isolated Stretching and is well-versed in many energy healing techniques. David is the Director of Advanced Manual Therapies at the UNM Center for Life, Preventive & Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic.


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Techniques: 9/23-9/24
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IN TAOS! Practitioner’s Guide to the Sentient Body September 30, 2017 (Sat)
Instructor: Lisa Marks, MA, LMHC
Date: September 30, 2017 (Sat)
Hours: 6
Price: $120 Regular; $108 Early Bird (by August 30, 2017)
Time: 10am-5pm
Course Description:

“Every time you ignore sentient, that is generally unrecognized, dreamlike perceptions, something inside you goes into a mild form of shock because you have overlooked the spirit of life, your greatest potential power.” Arnold Mindell

We seldom pay attention to slow and subtle body experiences, Sentient Body communications, in ourselves and in our clients. Discover how vague sensory impressions contain information about essential energies trying to unfold before they appear in body symptoms, dreams and life events. This is Process Work Psychology developed by Drs. Arny and Amy Mindell, from the inside out.

In this workshop, we explore and integrate these experiences into our professional practice. We begin with the body, a powerful guide, and unfold its flickering sensory signals. Sentient Awareness, a finely-tuned perception that picks up slight somatic experiences, reveals movements that express the body’s wisdom. Experiences that usually remain below the threshold of awareness are underlying communications from “the spirit of life”, guidance for our clients and ourselves. Through short discussions, inner work and demonstrations we touch into different levels of reality and weave what we have discovered into our professional practice.
6 CEU’s are available for Massage Therapists.

“I honestly think this was the most powerful time I have ever spent in a workshop.”
Kelly L.arson, Licensed Massage Practitioner, Port Townsend, WA

LIsa MarksInstructor: Lisa Marks MA LMHC is a psychotherapist and Process Work Associate in practice since 1987 providing consultation, coaching and Sentient Body sessions. She has studied with Drs. Arny and Amy Mindell, founders of Process Work Psychology, for over 25 years. Lisa developed the Sentient Body material out of her exploration of Process Work, Authentic Movement, Soul Motion, Ecopsychology and other spiritual and movement practices. She divides her time between the remote woods and waters of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington where she takes her movement practice to the trees and beaches. She loves writing poetry, gardening and performing with Yesango Marimba Ensemble in Port Townsend, WA. For more information, visit www.sentientbody.com and www.sentientbody.com/lisa.html. Lisa can be reached at (360) 385-7760 or lisa@sentientbody.com.


IN TAOS! Practitioners Guide to Sentient Body 9/30
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Forward Head Posture and TMJ September 30-October 1 (Sat - Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith
Date: September 30-October 1 (Sat - Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by August 30)
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

This weekend focuses on advanced techniques to treat the extremely sensitive areas of the neck and mouth. We will start with a quick review of Neuromuscular Therapy. Saturday will introduce the concept of “Forward Head Posture” with the many medical conditions associated with this distortion. The morning will include a review of the musculature and medical conditions possible with this distortion. The afternoon will cover the treatment protocol, with lots of practice time. Sunday will introduce TMJ dysfunction and teach the treatment protocol, using the same teaching techniques. This day will also have time for participants to bring in all information available with their “trouble clients”, which the class will use to develop a treatment protocol for that therapist to take home and use in their own practice immediately.

Participant Requirements:
1. Bring (or wear) a fitness tank top and athletic shorts for draping during participant practice sessions.
2.  All other class materials provided.

Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians — Addressing the Trunk and Upper Body September 30-October 1 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Lauri Genesio, RMTI S-#0353 and Maruan Fakhuri, RMTI #S-0537
Date: September 30-October 1 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $300 Regular; $270 Early Bird (by August 30)
Time: Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Course Description:

In this class, we will work on tables to make it more accessible for the practitioner to learn and integrate Shiatsu technique into a developing bodywork practice. You will learn Shiatsu technique for the back, neck, abdominal massage (Hara), upper chest and arms, intercostals, and how to work effectively in side position. Chronic or acute conditions tending to manifest in these areas will be our focus. You will learn methods to open, release, stretch, and unwind areas of stagnation using technique and your own listening intention. This style of Shiatsu offers another unique way into your developing relationship with intuition, balance and quietude.

Shiatsu, literally meaning “finger pressure,” is a traditional Japanese helping art. Masunaga Shiatsu, also known as Zen Shiatsu, is an evolving and unique method of practice and evaluation system based on Asian traditions which consider all things as a manifestation of a vital universal force called Qi (Ki in Japanese). Here a person’s physical, psychological, and mental states of being are an expression of the distribution of Qi. A free flow of Qi is reflected by a good balance of your whole condition. Nervousness, headache, insomnia, muscle tension, back-ache, sciatica, hip pain, fatigue, anger, grief, restless thinking, and restless leg syndrome are all considered as expressions of Qi imbalance.

Zen Shiatsu addresses both the Hara and organ system, and in this class we will look at Fascia as being one continuous organ able to be addressed with Shiatsu tools and technique, such as finger and palm pressure, holding points, range of motion movements, and meridian stretches. Fascia, a network of connective tissue, is a continuous web of manifestation and expression, and to modern Shiatsu therapists, is considered the conducting tissue throughout the body. Observation reveals that through the Meridians the Fascia can be addressed to a restored health and flexibility. Depending on class size, time, and interest, we will have Shiatsu mats available to practice on—though this is not a floor work class.

Lauri GenesioInstructors: Lauri Genesio, LMT, RMTI #S-0353 graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM), in 2004, after studying at the Ohashi Institute of Chicago (now Zen Shiatsu Chicago) and Mi Zai Shiatsu. Both schools, rooted in the theory and practice of Zen Shiatsu, established by Shizuto Masunaga and Wataru Ohashi, teach practitioners a meditative quality of practice to observe, detect, and listen for how a treatment is going step by step. Unique to this evolving modality is its evaluation system of the organs, meridians, and the manifestation of Qi to treat and understand patterns of chronic or acute conditions. Lauri became an instructor at SFSOM in 2005, teaching an introductory Zen Shiatsu and Five Element course. In 2010/11, she assisted and taught at HeartMind Bodywork, in Boulder, founded by Matthew Sweigart, formerly the director of the Ohashi Institute of Chicago. She currently offers continuing education classes at SFSOM, and is a student of Medical Qigong at the Red Thread Institute in California. Lauri lives in Santa Fe, maintains a private practice of therapeutic bodywork & Aroma Acupoint Therapy, and works at Mandala Medicine, an Acupuncture clinic.

Maruan 2016Maruan Fakhuri, LMT, RMTI #S-0537
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Maruan is originally from Munich, Germany. He is a German registered naturopath for Psychotherapy, with his master’s degree in Social Work.  He has more than 15 years experience in bodywork with in-depth trainings in Shiatsu, PsychoDynamic Body and Energywork (Biodynamic, Gestalt and Postural Integration) and Breath Therapy by Herta Richter. He graduated from the European Shiatsu Institute which is rooted in the theory and practice of Masunaga  Shiatsu (Zen Shiatsu) and where he was then invited to join the faculty. He has been a Shiatsu Teacher with the Institute since 2006 and continues to offer courses in Europe. In 2012 he became licensed as Massage Therapist in New Mexico, where he maintains a private practice of therapeutic bodywork and works at Bluelotus – Integrative Healing Arts clinic, Santa Fe. In 2014, he joined SFSOM, assisting and teaching in the Zen Shiatsu program.


Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians-Upper Body 9/30-10/1
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October

Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic October 2 (Mon)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI, CNMT
Date: October 2 (Mon)
Hours: 8 hours
Price: $130
Time: 8am-5pm
Course Description:

Pre-Requisite: Attendance in the 100 hour Neuromuscular Therapy Training.

This instructor-supervised clinic allows the therapist to apply the new techniques after completing the five weekend course.  It is structured in such a way that questions and corrections are addressed immediately during the therapy session, so the therapist leaves the course with the confidence to apply NMT on their own clientele.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT was a well-loved Anatomy/Kinesiology instructor at SFSOM before pursuing a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has had over 250 hours of training in Neuromuscular Therapy and was certified (C.N.M.T.) by the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy of Charleston, South Carolina in 1999. She has been teaching Neuromuscular Therapy classes since 2000, and here in New Mexico, since 2011. Her classes are infused with the enthusiasm she brings to all of her teaching but especially to her therapeutic field of study – Neuromuscular Therapy!

ETHICS: For the Experience Practitioner October 6 (Friday)
Instructor: Bear Sahlfeld, LPC, LMT, RMTI #I-104
Date: October 6 (Friday)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 6-10pm
Course Description:

This class is for Massage Therapists who have been practicing for at least 10 years or more.

We know – you’ve taken umpteen ethics classes over the years! You might even resent having to take yet another. But this is an amazing opportunity to discuss ethical challenges with your peers and colleagues. The rich experience of all who take this class is invaluable. Gifted facilitator Bear Sahlfeld, who has been practicing massage therapy for over 30 years, will support you in going deeper into examining ethical dilemmas around boundaries, dual relationships, power differential and whatever issues you bring.

Bear 2015Instructor: Bear Sahlfeld, LPC, LMT, RMTI #I-104
Bear has been a massage therapist for three decades. She maintains a private practice in both Massage Therapy and Psychotherapy in Santa Fe, NM. She studied Hakomi Bodycentered Psychotherapy with its originator, Ron Kurtz, and Hakomi informs all her work. Bear taught at Santa Fe School of Massage (formerly Scherer Institute of Natural Healing) for many years – such classes as: Nurturing Therapeutic Massage, Anatomy, Medical Massage. She is back again for Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship. Bear brings a sense of humor, compassion, and a depth of knowledge and experience to all her teaching. Her classes are enjoyable and empowering for the students.


Ethics for the Experienced Practitioner 10/6
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Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Spine and Pelvis Oct 6-7 (Fri-Sat)
Instructor: Christina Montes de Oca, BA, LMT, RAIO-B
Date: Oct 6-7 (Fri-Sat)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by Sept 6)
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Course Description:

No previous experience is needed to take this class.

Ortho-Bionomy is a non-force system of manual therapy, energy work and somatic education founded by British osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO.  This gentle approach promotes healing from within the body by engaging the dynamic process of self-correction.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • Basic principles and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy
  • Specific techniques to address tension patterns that affect the spine, pelvis and ribcage
  • Energetic presence and touch skills that promote self-correction
  • Sensing skills to help notice self-corrective responses
  • Communication skills to support the process of Ortho-Bionomy

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Instructor: Christina Montes de Oca, BA, LMT, RAIO-B is an Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy. She began her career in Ortho-Bionomy in 1984 and continues the journey of learning to this day. She has been teaching and training Practitioners since 1991, and also trains new Instructors. Christina makes her home in Santa Fe. Christina is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider #151411-00.

“Ortho-Bionomy is an art. It is a simple and profound process that inspires a lifetime of study. It evolves with us as we evolve in our own lives. I love how elegantly O-B supports the unfolding of each person’s richness as a being while providing a wide variety of practical tools for healing.”


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IN TAOS! Aromatherapy: Beginning Essential Oils October 7 (Sat)
Instructor: Cathy Hope (Please note this class is offered in Taos only! It will be held at TaoSatva.)
Date: October 7 (Sat)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by September 7, 2017)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Course Description: In this one day class we will cover the basics of essential oils: what they are, where they are found on the plant, how they’re extracted, their chemistry, and the pathways of absorption in the body. Lecture will include basic concepts of blending oils for therapeutic application.

 We will also examine the sense of smell and how brain chemistry interacts with essential oil chemistry (psycho-aromatherapy).  Woven throughout the day are ethical aspects and considerations that therapists should keep in mind when using oils with their clients. Students will be able to smell many essential oils, and make a blend using what we’ve learned.

Instructor: Cathy Hope formally studied Aromatherapy at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. She is an apothecary – a grower and manufacturer of herbal medicines – and has been devising aromatherapy combinations for both general use and massage therapists for more than twenty years. Cathy has developed a line of tinctures using primarily fresh organic or wildcrafted herbs. Her high quality essential oil products are available through her website, www.irisherbal.com. She has taught herbology, flower essences, and aromatherapy for businesses and massage schools since 1984 and has taught at Santa Fe School of Massage since 1996.


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Massage and Palliative Care October 7, 8 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI
Date: October 7, 8 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by September 7)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This weekend also serves as an introduction to a longer Palliative Care Training that Emilie and David are designing for 2017 here at SFSOM.

Palliative care is a new specialty in Western medicine that supports a patient’s quality of life at every stage of illness. And we know that conscious, compassionate touch cultivates presence and peace in a culture that still pushes vulnerability and mortality away. Massage therapists’ passion for client-centered care and whole-hearted presence uniquely position them to provide integrative palliative care. This includes symptom management,
addressing pain on many levels, and reverence for the whole person. It is time now in a changing and challenged health care industry for massage therapists to learn to collaborate in a new model of medicine.

In this introductory weekend you will learn skills through self-examination, dialogue with Western palliative professionals, and hands-on techniques. This 2-day course is designed to orient you to work, with loving expertise, in an institutionalized medical setting.

Instructors: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI have together over 40 years of experience in both private practice and in-patient and out-patient adult and pediatric palliative care and oncology, as well as meditation and mindful movement practices. They are employed by UNM Health Science Center and UNM’s Center for Life, as well as maintaining private practices in the integrative medicine community.

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Introduction to Integrative Palliative Care 10/7-10/8
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IN TAOS! Introduction to Polarity Therapy October 8 (Sun)
Instructor: Shanna Marsh MA, RPE, PTP and Corine Frankland PhD, PTP
Date: October 8 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by September 8)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Course Description:

This introductory Polarity class provides a working foundation of Polarity Energy Therapy, including the 3 Polarity touches, 5 Elements and the Core energy system. Participants will learn a general energy balancing protocol.

A great class for anyone looking to experience Polarity Therapy and anyone curious about the upcoming Polarity Energy Practitioner training.


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Therapy Practitioners certified through the International Polarity Education Alliance. Shanna and Corine have created and delivered interdisciplinary workshops celebrating the body’s capacity to serve as a valuable and authentic guide for wisdom and insight. Their unique, integrated and intuitive approach to teaching celebrates Polarity Therapy as both an art and a science. Shanna and Corine are professors of integrative health and wellness and have private somatic polarity practices in Santa Fe.

 


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ETHICS: Power Differential October 20 (Fri)
Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060
Date: October 20 (Fri)
Hours: 4
Price: $75
Time: 6-10pm
Course Description:

In this course we will examine issues related to the power differential and related situations which all massage therapists face from time to time. Using discussions and experiential exercises, participants will explore personal and professional experiences to more accurately identify dual relationships and power differential and gain skills for managing client/practitioner relationships.

silviacloseup-1Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060
Silvia has been addressing the body-mind-soul connection in her private practice “Interactive Bodytherapy” for the past 20 years. She has been teaching organic movement and Pilates in her own studio. Silvia holds a certificate in interpersonal neurobiology, somatics and action methods from Southwestern College. In her work, she embraces the whole person by including the psychological, mental and physical aspects of health and well-being.


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Meditation and Mindfulness for Bodyworkers October 21 (Sat)
Instructor: Sean Murphy, MFA
Date: October 21 (Sat)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; Early Bird $144 (by September 21)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Massage is by nature a meditative art. In this experiential workshop we’ll learn how to center and ground ourselves more effectively in the present moment through meditation and mindfulness practices, and explore these practices in depth for ourselves. These are also great techniques to share with your clients for stress reduction and health and wellness enhancement. Open to beginners through advanced practitioners — and although designed especially for body workers, this weekend is open to anyone who wants to learn or practice more deeply these time-honored, highly effective tools for life enhancement.

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Sean has had nearly three decades of formal Zen meditation training, including extended periods of monastic retreat. He’s the author of the American Zen chronicle One Bird, One Stone, which won a 2014 International Book Award, as well as three award-winning works of fiction, including The Hope Valley Hubcap King, which won the Hemingway Award for a First Novel, and The Time of New Weather. He serves as adjunct professor for University of New Mexico-Taos and is founder of the Sage Institute Meditation Leader Training Program in Taos, New Mexico. He presents widely on meditation, mindfulness, and creativity www.sagetaos.org


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Polarity and Pelvic Potential October 21-22 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Shanna Marsh MA, RPE, PTP and Corine Frankland PhD, PTP
Date: October 21-22 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by September 21)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

The pelvis is the seat of creative, personal and spiritual potential. When healing consciousness is brought to the pelvis, one experiences flow, openness and deep connection to personal sovereignty. Join us as we explore the power of pelvic integration through Polarity therapy. Techniques include energy balancing for the sacrum, pelvis and deep core.


0Instructors: Shanna Marsh and Corine Frankland

are Polarity Therapy Practitioners certified through the International Polarity Education Alliance. Shanna and Corine have created and delivered interdisciplinary workshops celebrating the body’s capacity to serve as a valuable and authentic guide for wisdom and insight. Their unique, integrated and intuitive approach to teaching celebrates Polarity Therapy as both an art and a science. Shanna and Corine are professors of integrative health and wellness and have private somatic polarity practices in Santa Fe.


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A Day of Reflexology October 22 (Sun)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: October 22 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by September 22)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This one-day training will be an enjoyable taster for students who would like to know more about this highly effective modality. Designed to provide plenty of opportunities to discuss and ask questions about reflexology, watch demonstrations, and get hands on practice with some reflexology techniques, the course stands alone but may inspire students to consider studying all levels in Jim Williams’ upcoming Reflexology Certification Program to take their place as professionals in this field. Please note: Students who take this one-day course and then go on to take the full Reflexology Certification will receive a $50 discount off the tuition of the full training. jimheadshot

Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR is a certified reflexologist who qualified from the Practitioners’ School of Reflexology in London, England, in 1997. He is a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and works to their high standards, and code of ethics. As a full member of the Association, Jim is able to use MAR after his name. Jim has been practicing reflexology in Santa Fe for the past 15 years, and has written and developed a comprehensive reflexology certification program. Jim has an affinity for reflexology and considers it an honor to represent and promote this noble therapy wherever he lives. In addition to reflexology, Jim is a qualified teacher and has been employed in different educational settings for the past thirty-five years. He recently retired from the Santa Fe Public Schools. Jim is fluent in Spanish, and has lived and worked in Mexico, Japan and England.


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ETHICS: Boundaries and Communication October 27 (Friday)
Instructor: Bear Sahlfeld, LPC, LMT, RMTI #I-104
Date: October 27 (Friday)
Hours: 4 hours
Price: $75
Time: 6-10pm
Course Description:

Students will be able to clearly discuss ethical issues & appropriate behaviors regarding personal and professional boundaries, and communication.

Bear 2015Instructor: Bear Sahlfeld, LPC, LMT, RMTI #I-104
Bear has been a massage therapist for three decades. She maintains a private practice in both Massage Therapy and Psychotherapy in Santa Fe, NM. She studied Hakomi Bodycentered Psychotherapy with its originator, Ron Kurtz, and Hakomi informs all her work. Bear taught at Santa Fe School of Massage (formerly Scherer Institute of Natural Healing) for many years – such classes as: Nurturing Therapeutic Massage, Anatomy, Medical Massage. She is back again for Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship. Bear brings a sense of humor, compassion, and a depth of knowledge and experience to all her teaching. Her classes are enjoyable and empowering for the students.


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Hakomi for Bodyworkers Intro: Tracking the Mystery October 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Morgan Holford, LPC, MsT
Date: October 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 12
Price: $240 Regular; $216 Early Bird (by September 28)
Time: 9:30am-6pm Saturday; 9:30am-4:00pm Sunday
Course Description:

In most bodywork styles we learn to use specific strokes, pressure, movements in order to create a certain effect in our clients’ bodies. In Hakomi we shift that approach in a subtle yet profound way. We use the techniques of our various bodywork modalities in order to find out what happens with this stroke or this pressure or this movement. We engage our own and our client’s curiosity in the rich process of exploring and learning about how they live in and experience themselves through their bodies. Following this process, new possibilities emerge.

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Instructor: Morgan Holford, CHT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. She has practiced Hakomi for over 25 years and been on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute since 1990. Prior to that, she studied, taught and practiced a variety of body therapies for several years. Morgan developed and began teaching Hakomi for Bodyworkers in 1995. Morgan brings a deep respect and appreciation for the wisdom of the body into her work with clients and students. She is committed to integrating spirit into everyday life, bringing it into full embodied expression. Morgan lives in Santa Fe, where she maintains a private practice, offers Hakomi and Somatic Trauma Resolution, and trains others in Hakomi throughout the US.


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Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians — Addressing the Trunk and Lower Body October 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Lauri Genesio, RMTI S-#0353 and Maruan Fakhuri, RMTI #S-0537
Date: October 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $300 Regular; $270 Early Bird (by September 28)
Time: Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Course Description:

In this class, we will work on tables to make it more accessible for the practitioner to learn and integrate Shiatsu technique into a developing bodywork practice. You will learn Shiatsu technique for the back, hips, pelvic region, abdomen, legs, and lower body, and the how to comfortably treat in side position. Chronic or acute conditions tending to manifest in these areas will be our focus. You will learn methods to open, release, stretch, and unwind areas of stagnation using technique and your listening intention. This style of Shiatsu, a modality like many you may practice, offers another unique way into your developing relationship with intuition and quietude.

Shiatsu, literally meaning “finger pressure,” is a traditional Japanese helping art. Masunaga Shiatsu, also known as Zen Shiatsu, is an evolving and unique method of practice and evaluation system based on Asian traditions which consider all things as a manifestation of a vital universal force called Qi (Ki in Japanese). Here a person’s physical, psychological, and mental states of being are an expression of the distribution of Qi. A free flow of Qi is reflected by a good balance of your whole condition. Nervousness, headache, insomnia, muscle tension, back-ache, sciatica, hip pain, fatigue, anger, grief, restless thinking, and restless leg syndrome are all considered as expressions of Qi imbalance.

Zen Shiatsu addresses both the Hara and organ system, and in this class we will look at Fascia as being one continuous organ able to be addressed with Shiatsu tools and technique, such as finger and palm pressure, holding points, range of motion movements, and meridian stretches. Fascia, a network of connective tissue, is a continuous web of manifestation and expression, and to modern Shiatsu therapists, is considered the conducting tissue throughout the body. Observation reveals that through the Meridians the Fascia can be addressed to a restored health and flexibility. Depending on class size, time, and interest, we will have Shiatsu mats available to practice on—though this is not a floor work class.

Lauri GenesioInstructors: Lauri Genesio, LMT, RMTI #S-0353 graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM), in 2004, after studying at the Ohashi Institute of Chicago (now Zen Shiatsu Chicago) and Mi Zai Shiatsu. Both schools, rooted in the theory and practice of Zen Shiatsu, established by Shizuto Masunaga and Wataru Ohashi, teach practitioners a meditative quality of practice to observe, detect, and listen for how a treatment is going step by step. Unique to this evolving modality is its evaluation system of the organs, meridians, and the manifestation of Qi to treat and understand patterns of chronic or acute conditions. Lauri became an instructor at SFSOM in 2005, teaching an introductory Zen Shiatsu and Five Element course. In 2010/11, she assisted and taught at HeartMind Bodywork, in Boulder, founded by Matthew Sweigart, formerly the director of the Ohashi Institute of Chicago. She currently offers continuing education classes at SFSOM, and is a student of Medical Qigong at the Red Thread Institute in California. Lauri lives in Santa Fe, maintains a private practice of therapeutic bodywork & Aroma Acupoint Therapy, and works at Mandala Medicine, an Acupuncture clinic.

Maruan 2016Maruan Fakhuri, LMT, RMTI #S-0537
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Maruan is originally from Munich, Germany. He is a German registered naturopath for Psychotherapy, with his master’s degree in Social Work.  He has more than 15 years experience in bodywork with in-depth trainings in Shiatsu, PsychoDynamic Body and Energywork (Biodynamic, Gestalt and Postural Integration) and Breath Therapy by Herta Richter. He graduated from the European Shiatsu Institute which is rooted in the theory and practice of Masunaga  Shiatsu (Zen Shiatsu) and where he was then invited to join the faculty. He has been a Shiatsu Teacher with the Institute since 2006 and continues to offer courses in Europe. In 2012 he became licensed as Massage Therapist in New Mexico, where he maintains a private practice of therapeutic bodywork and works at Bluelotus – Integrative Healing Arts clinic, Santa Fe. In 2014, he joined SFSOM, assisting and teaching in the Zen Shiatsu program.


Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians-Lower Body 10/28-10/29
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