Courses and Workshops
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupressure
predates acupuncture by 100 years.
This state of the art program will prepare students to become competent practitioners in the holistic field.
In this 18 month program students will learn tongue and pulse diagnosis, ba gang, 5 elements, extraordinary meridians, 12 meridians, moxa, guan-sha, flower essences, developing intuition and herbology. These hours meet the criteria of professional Quebec associations under the title of massage therapy or natural therapy.
Advanced level is available to help students gain hands on practise on clinical case studies while under the supervision of the teacher.
For more information or to register for our next session, call (514)482-1991
TCM 1- 2: Janine Malia
Thursdays 10-1pm, 26 weeks
September 21th, 2017 – April 12th, 2018
(2017) Sep 21-28 / Oct 5-12-19-26 / Nov 2-9-16-23-30 / Dec 7-14-21
(2018) Jan 11-18-25 / Feb 1-8-5-22 / Mar15-22-29 / April 5-12
Program – Core Courses
Acupressure 1-2: Heather Allice
Tuesdays 9:15am – 4pm, 29 weeks, 161 Hours
October 17 2017 – May 22 2018
(2017) Oct 17-24-31 / Nov 7-14-21-28 / Dec 5-12-19
(2018) Jan 9-16-23-30 / Feb 6-13-20-27 / Mar 13-20-27 / Apr 3-10-17-24 / May 1-8-15-22
Supervised Clinic Swedish (level 3)
TBA – Spring 2018
General Interest Courses
Coming in the fall
Colour and Light Therapy with Mary Swaine
WONDER OF WEEDS!
An Introduction to Local Edible and Medicinal Herbs with Monica Giacomin
WONDER OF WEEDS!
Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty, tenacity and prominence of the wildflowers (also known as weeds or herbs!) that grow on your lawn or neighbourhood green spaces? Are you interested in integrating the nourishment of herbs into your lifestyle to enhance your and your family’s, health and vitality? Do you ever wonder whether the herbal products that you buy at your health food store flourish in your own back yard? Are you curious about how to make your own herbal products? If so, this course is for you!
Monica will introduce a variety of medicinal and edible herbs that grow so abundantly around us, and how to prepare them. You’ll get to know plants by name, by touch, by fragrance and by heart! You’ll be able to revisit them on your own to marvel at their life cycle throughout the seasons. You’ll also discover how weeds promote environmentally-friendly gardening practices!
Learn how to:
~ identify local medicinal plants (… using ALL of your senses!)
~ include wild greens in your diet
~ add vitality to your water bottle
~ transform plants into medicine
~ enhance your immune system
~ nourish your nerves
~ manage stress through nature
~ harvest sustainably
~ feed and protect pollinators
Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 May 27 Herbs on the Side Herbal Sanctuary, Ville St.Laurent Cote Vertu metro
June 17 Summit Weed Walk Villa Maria Metro
Aug. 19 Mount Royal Weed Walk Beaver Lake Chalet
Sept. 23 Parc Bois de Liesse Accueil des Champs
$150 ( INCLUDES: FOUR GUIDED HERB WALKS HAND-OUTS INFUSION SAMPLES )
* For more information, or to register for this workshop series, please contact Monica at herbsontheside.com
Spiritual Numerology with Paule Guérard
Our birth date contains specific to us guidance. With intention we can gain insights into our soul’s journey, our familial relationship,our gifts and our challenges as well as potential solutions to issues. This way of looking at numbers can vividly reveal hidden personal dynamics, transference and family of origin karma .It is a system both simple and profound; we need only practice with purpose.Class will include practice time,question and answer periods,discussions, demonstrations and meditations
Saturday June 17th – 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday July 8th – 9:30am – 5:30pm
$150 ( if repeating course )
Course taught by Mary Swaine
There are many types of higher sense perception including body awareness, feelings and psychic senses, the mind, awareness without thought, Soul and Oversoul purpose, and spiritual perception. This course will develop the intuition and the higher psychic senses through personal experiences, by bridging the psychic to the intuitive, from mental to the spiritual, intuition and initiation. Intuition will be explored through the auric field, development of the chakras, psychological functions, and from the 5 senses. We will also explore paradigms for the levels of existence, the evolutionary path, and their link to the development of sense perception.
March 25, 26, April 2, 2017 9am – 5pm
$400 (24 hours)
Sound Foundation Training Level 2 with Paule Guérard
SPECIFIC SOUND CONTRIBUTION IN TRAUMA
A continuation of our exploration using sound to help clear static and promote homeostasis. Sound therapy has specific contributions in working with trauma. It can clear shock and support the healing of fractures, and other musculo-skeletal injuries, including bruising, sprains, strains and soft tissue tears. It may also provide pre/post operative and radio/chemotherapy support. It is used in the psychic and psychological aspects of trauma and may be used safely and effectively on yourself and clients.
Level 2: April 8-9, 2017 9:30-5:30pm
$275 + tuning for investment (15 hours)
Cranio Sacral and Polarity Therapy with Eduardo Morales
Craniosacral therapy (CST)
Is a gentle manual manipulation of the back of the head used for evaluation and for making corrections in a system made up of cerebrospinal fluid, cranial and dural membranes, cranial bones, and the sacrum. The technique is somewhat similar to light massage that is aimed at freeing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to restore balance to the physical and emotional body.
This method of Complementary and alternative medicine is used by massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths, who manually apply a subtle movement of the spinal and cranial bones in an attempt to bring the central nervous system into harmony.
Level 1: April 21-23rd and May 5-7th, 2017
$600 each level (40 hours)
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