CE Schedule

2019 Continuing Education Schedule

Stay tuned! We will be adding more classes in 2019.

 

“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

February

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral February 23-24, 2019 (Sat, Sun)
Instructor: Scott Zamurut, RCST®
Date: February 23-24, 2019 (Sat, Sun)
Hours: 13 hours
Price: $260 Regular/$234 Early Bird (by January 22, 2019)
Time: 9am-6pm Saturday; 9am-4pm Sunday
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.

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.

Scott Zamurut is now holding his Biodynamic Craniosacral and Pre-and Perinatal Education trainings at his own location. Please check out Scott’s website for more details.  www.scottzamurut.com

Intro to Biodynamic Craniosacral 2/23-2/24/2019
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March

Intuitive Presence: Introduction March 3 (Sunday)
Instructor: Cathy Black, M.A.
Date: March 3 (Sunday)
Hours: 8
Price: $160; $144 Early Bird (by February 2)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Course Description:

Open yourself to this nourishing, relaxing weekend of intuitive energywork. Learn about the nature of your intuition, the underlying power of intention and the value of presence as you explore new directions in yourself and your work. Meditations, movement, and clothed exchanges are used in this very supportive group.

Cathy BlackInstructor: Cathy Black, M.A. began working with healing, massage, and meditation in 1980. She has worked with individuals and groups in Intuitive Massage and Intuitive Healing, including the Healing Quality of Touch. She is a minister in the Unity of All Life, and she graduated with a Master’s degree in Intuitive Healing and Facilitation from Lesley University. Cathy is co-owner of the Santa Fe School of Massage and currently focuses her practice and teaching on cultivating healing presence and subtle energy awareness.


Intuitive Presence: Introduction 3/3
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Pregnancy Massage March 8-10, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT #8823, NCBTMB, RMTI #I-0592
Date: March 8-10, 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Hours: 21 hours
Price: $460 Regular/$416 Early Bird (by Feb 7, 2019)
Time: 9am-5pm
Course Description:

This three-day training will prepare you to give safe and effective massages for women in all stages of pregnancy. We will cover an in-depth overview of physiology and anatomy of pregnancy through each trimester. Topics include common discomforts, applications and benefits of massage, as well as contraindications and pathologies during pregnancy. Julianna will include a demo of a Prenatal Massage, focus on side-lying techniques and students will have the opportunity to massage pregnant women on the last day of the workshop! Each student will receive a resource-based pregnancy massage manual and a 21 hour CEU certificate in prenatal massage.

Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT #8823, NCBTMB, RMTI #I-0592, graduated from SFSOM in 2007 and has specialized in Prenatal & Postpartum Massage since then in both hospital and birth center settings. She has over 150 hours of continuing education in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year (preconception, pregnancy, labor & postpartum), and has also been trained as a Dona Postpartum Doula and as an Infant Massage Instructor. Julianna developed and implemented a complimentary prenatal massage program at an OB/GYN clinic at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for eight years, and she now resides in Santa Fe and where she has a Pregnancy Massage Center for women to receive the highest quality of care and support.

Juliana Santillanes is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #650 (Expiration date: 9/17/2020).


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Massage and Palliative Care March 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI-I #0197
Date: March 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by February 22)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This workshop serves as a prerequisite for the 150-hour Integrative Palliative Care for Massage Therapists 2019 training – Dates TBA.

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-I #0197 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.

David LangEmilie Brough

 


Massage and Palliative Care 3/23-3/24
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May

ETHICS: Boundaries-From Hippocrates to the Dalai Lama May 18, 2019 (Sat)
Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI-I #0558
Date: May 18, 2019 (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.

Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI-I #0558 Farice is a life-long learner dedicated to helping others and creating space for peace on earth. She graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM) in 2001 and aims to be involved in bodywork and education as long as Dr. Jay Scherer was. She has spent as much time practicing bodywork as she has teaching computers, math and anatomy in many settings. She currently focuses her wellness work at The Light Vessel Well-Being Spa. Farice looks forward bringing her skills, experience and enthusiasm to working with the healing power of water within and around us.


ETHICS: Boundaries-From Hippocrates to the Dalai Lama 5/18
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Hydrotherapy for Detoxification and Immune Health May 18-19 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI-I-0558
Date: May 18-19 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 12
Price: $260 Regular; Early Bird $234 (by April 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.

Instructor: Farice Rezabek, LMT, RMTI-I #0558 Farice is a life-long learner dedicated to helping others and creating space for peace on earth. She graduated from the Scherer Institute (SFSOM) in 2001 and aims to be involved in bodywork and education as long as Dr. Jay Scherer was. She has spent as much time practicing bodywork as she has teaching computers, math and anatomy in many settings. She currently focuses her wellness work at The Light Vessel Well-Being Spa. Farice looks forward bringing her skills, experience and enthusiasm to working with the healing power of water within and around us.


Hydrotherapy for Detox and Immune Health: 5/18-19
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Postural Analysis & Myofascial Release May 25-26, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: May 25-26, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by April 24)
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, PTA 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!


NMT: Postural Analysis & Myofascial Release 5/25-5/26/2019
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June

Neuromuscular Therapy: Intro and Simple Deviations June 15-16 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: June 15-16 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by May 14)
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, PTA 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!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Intro and Simple Deviations 6/15-6/16/19
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July

Neuromuscular Therapy: Pelvic Rotations July 6-July 7, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: July 6-July 7, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by June 5)
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, PTA 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!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Pelvic Rotations 7/6-7/7/19
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Scoliosis July 27-28, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: July 27-28, 2019 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by June 26)
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, PTA 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!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Scoliosis 7/27-7/28/2019
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August

Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians — Addressing the Trunk and Upper Body August 3-4 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Lauri Genesio, RMTI-I #0564
Date: August 3-4 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $300 Regular; $270 Early Bird (by July 2)
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 GenesioInstructor: Lauri Genesio, LMT,RMTI-I #0564 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.


Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians-Upper Body 8/3-8/4
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Massage and Palliative Care August 10-11 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Emilie Brough, DOM and David Lang, LMT, RMTI-I #0197
Date: August 10-11 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by July 9)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

This workshop serves as a prerequisite for the 150-hour Integrative Palliative Care for Massage Therapists 2019 training – Dates TBA.

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-I #0197 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.

David LangEmilie Brough

 


Massage and Palliative Care 8/10-8/11
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Forward Head Posture and TMJ August 17-18, 2019 (Sat - Sun).
Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA
Date: August 17-18, 2019 (Sat - Sun).
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $340 Regular; $306 Early Bird (by July 16)
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.

Kathleen-Lesh-Smith-150x150Instructor: Kathleen Lesh Smith, LMT, RMTI #I-0459, CNMT, PTA 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!


Neuromuscular Therapy: Forward Head & TMJ 8/17-8/18/2019
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Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Spine and Pelvis August 24-25 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Christina Montes de Oca, BA, LMT, RAIO-B
Date: August 24-25 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 16 hours
Price: $320 Regular; $288 Early Bird (by July 23)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Course Description:

No previous experience is needed to take this class. You do not need to be a massage therapist 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.”

 


Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Spine and Pelvis 8/24-8/25
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September

Be BodyWise: The Science of Connection September 14-15 (Sat - Sun)
Instructor: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT #0060
Date: September 14-15 (Sat - Sun)
Hours: 12 hours
Price: $240 Regular; $216 Early Bird (by August 13)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Course Description:

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

“Being 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 is 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 explore the functions of our amazing “relational brain” and unique nervous system, the constant flow between body and brain, and how we can utilize this knowledge into our professional practice as well as into our personal daily life. We will have the opportunity to consult about situations with clients in the light of interpersonal (brain)- connectedness. In a playful way, we will delve into body/brain experiences that will help deepen our connection with ourselves and foster 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.

Quotes from Silvia’s students:

“Silvia is one of the best instructors I’ve had in conveying the information with great integrity and creating a safe space for all of us.”
“I’ve been doing bodywork for 25 years and this was one of the best workshops I have ever taken.”
“You could feel Silvia’s fascination and wisdom…very vibrant and enjoyable presence.”


Be Bodywise: Know Your Brain 9/14-9/15
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A Day of Reflexology September 22 (Sun)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: September 22 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by August 21)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

“Reflexology is for everybody! It is a safe and highly effective therapy that restores balance, and facilitates well-being.”
Jim Williams, MAR

This one-day training should be an enjoyable taster for students who would like to know more about this highly effective modality. The class will provide a short introduction to the theory and history of reflexology, demonstrations, hands on practice with one another, and discussions about this ancient healing art.

Please note: you do not need to be a massage therapist to take this class.

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 9/22/19
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Massage for People Living with Cancer September 27 - 29 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
Date: September 27 - 29 (Fri-Sun)
Hours: 24 hours
Price: $490 Regular; $440 Early Bird (by August 26)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients. 

The curriculum includes information on:

    • opening the heart to those with serious illness
    • metastasis
    • adjustments that must be made for clients who:
      • are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of it
      • have had surgical or medical procedures
      • are at risk for lymphedema
    • how to perform intake with clients who have a history of cancer treatment

Significant time is devoted to hands-on practice including providing a supervised relaxation massage to someone with cancer or a history of cancer.

Enrollment Requirement: The course is open to licensed, certified, or professional massage therapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training program who have completed Swedish Massage I or the equivalent; bodyworkers certified in other non-invasive, gentle modalities; or other therapists by permission of the instructor.

Advance Reading: Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advance reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People with Cancer, (3rd Ed.) – (2014, Findhorn Press). Be sure you have the 3rd Edition. The following sections should be read before attending class:  

Required reading:

  •  Chapter 4: The Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Why The Need for a Less Demanding Approach
  •  Chapter 5: Pressure, Site and Position: An Organizational Framework

Recommended reading:

  •  Chapter 6: Gathering Information: An Essential Part of the Massage Session
  •  Chapter 7: First Do No Harm: Adjusting for the Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
  •  Chapter 8: The New Normal: The Role of Massage During Recovery.

Gayle MacDonaldInstructor: Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, (3rd Ed.) (2014, Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (2005, Lippincott Williams and Wilkin). Gayle first began working with and massaging oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Since 1994 she has taught and supervised massage therapists on the oncology medical/surgical in-patient units, in the chemo infusion clinics, radiation oncology, apheresis and the bone marrow transplant unit. It has been her incredible good fortune to share and exchange knowledge with therapists around the United States, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and Holland. Gayle is a founding member of the Society for Oncology Massage and the Iris Cancer Partnership in Scotland, as well as being the creator of the Oncology Massage Healing Summit and Oncology Massage Education Associates. The creation of and involvement with communities is one of the things that makes her heart sing. The other deep desire is the support of therapists and teachers in finding their work in the world.

This 3-day workshop is a course of Oncology Massage Education Associates. Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #153811-00 (Expiration date: 8-17-2020).


Massage for People with Cancer 9/27-9/29
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Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians — Addressing the Trunk and Lower Body September 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: Lauri Genesio, RMTI-I #0564
Date: September 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $300 Regular; $270 Early Bird (by August 27)
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 GenesioInstructor: Lauri Genesio, LMT, RMTI-I #0564 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.


Shiatsu: Connecting Fascia and Meridians-Lower Body 9/28-9/29
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October

A Day of Reflexology October 6 (Sun)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: October 6 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by Sept 5)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

“Reflexology is for everybody! It is a safe and highly effective therapy that restores balance, and facilitates well-being.”
Jim Williams, MAR

This one-day training should be an enjoyable taster for students who would like to know more about this highly effective modality. The class will provide a short introduction to the theory and history of reflexology, demonstrations, hands on practice with one another, and discussions about this ancient healing art.

Please note: you do not need to be a massage therapist to take this class.

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 10/6/19
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A Second Day of Reflexology October 13 (Sun)
Instructor: Jim Williams, MAR
Date: October 13 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by September 12)
Time: 9am-6pm
Course Description:

Prerequisite: A Day of Reflexology

This day-long workshop is designed to review reflexology theory and practice taught in “A Day of Reflexology.” Reflexology techniques, points, and areas relating to the Upper Transverse Zone in particular will be reviewed. Students will learn how to work the Middle and Lower Transverse Zones, and the Spinal Reflexes will be introduced. The intent of this course is for students to be able to incorporate reflexology more in their practice and to learn more of the reflexology sequence

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 Second Day of Reflexology 10/13/19
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A Day of Polarity Therapy! (In Taos!) October 13 (Sun)
Instructor: Shanna Marsh, MA, RPE, PTP
Date: October 13 (Sun)
Hours: 8
Price: $160 Regular; $144 Early Bird (by September 12)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Course Description:

(This class will be held in Taos at TaoSatva)

This course provides a foundational exploration into the art and practice of Polarity Therapy bodywork. The deep insights and applications of 5 Element theory, cosmic alignments and the 3 Polarity touches will be addressed.

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.

Instructor: Shanna Marsh, MA, RPE, PTP is a Polarity Therapy Practitioner and educator certified through the International Polarity Education Alliance. Both her private sessions and workshops celebrate Polarity as an art and science. The focus is activating each individual’s inner radiance and facilitating access to the body’s deep wisdom and its profound impact on health and happiness.

 


A Day of Polarity Therapy! In TAOS! 10/13
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Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Techniques October 19-20 (Sat-Sun)
Instructor: David M. Lang, LMT, MTPT, RMTI-I #0197
Date: October 19-20 (Sat-Sun)
Hours: 14
Price: $292 Regular; $264 Early Bird (by September 18) (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, RMTI-I #0197 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.

Quotes from David’s students:

“I have a lot of clients this technique will be useful for.”
“I will apply stretches I learned into my sessions based on client needs. I also have a great self-care tool to keep myself feeling better!’
“The fact that the instructor studied dance and theater made things all the more fun!”


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Techniques: 10/19-10/20
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Phone: 505-982-8398 | e-mail: info@sfsom.com

Cancellation by the School If we have to cancel the class for any reason, students are immediately notified via email and/or phone. A full refund is given within 5 business days of the cancellation decision.

Cancellation by the Student If a student has to cancel 14 days or more before the start of the course, a refund of all money, except a $75 processing fee, is given within 10 business days of the cancellation. If a student cancels less than 14 days before the course, no refund is given. The Santa Fe School of Massage is not responsible for any travel or lodging costs incurred due to any cancellation.

Duplicate Certificates Duplicate certificates for any CE class will be charged a $10 fee.