Open House Friday, September 8th 6-9pm
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,
Advanced level is available to help students gain hands on practice on clinical case studies while under the supervision of the teacher.
Become a practitioner in the holistic field.
Easily get started by taking the following courses which are part of the
[TCM] Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dietetics and Acupressure Program
[TCM] 1 – 2: Janine Malia
Thursdays 10-1pm, 26 weeks, 78 hours
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 / Mar 1-15-22-29 / April 5
Level 1: This 12-week course will explore the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine in theory and then applied to case studies. It will cover tongue and pulse readings using the principles in order to evaluate the whole person.
[TCM] 1 cost = $540
Level 2: A 48-hour course on the use of Chinese dietetics and herbal patented formulas based on the refined skills and principals acquired in level 1. This will allow the students to consolidate their knowledge in a practical way in order to understand the energy of foods and herbs while enabling them to formulate suggestions for their clients.
[TCM] 2 cost = $720
Program – Core Courses
Intro Swedish: Nataly Chené
Saturday- Sunday 10am-5pm – (2 days) 12 hours
September 16-17, 2017
We will cover the basic principles of Swedish Massage, including strokes, body leverage, and draping. Some theory is included. By the end of this session, the student will be able to give a full body 1hour relaxing massage. This course can be taken alone or as part of the full certification.
* Swedish Program begins
Intro Swedish cost = $165
Acupressure 1-2: Heather Allice ( * this course is part of the [TCM] Program )
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
Acupressure 1-2 cost = $2610
Intro to Shiatsu: Jenni Lee
Tuesdays 6-9pm, 5 weeks, 15 hours
November 7 – December 5, 2017
November 7-14-21-28, December 5, 2017
Will cover the principles of Shiatsu, including pressure, contact, body leverage and presence, through the 12 primary meridians. By the end of this session, the student will learn how to give a full body (general) kata. This course can be taken alone or as part of the full certification.
Intro Shiatsu cost = $250
Supervised Clinic Swedish (level 3)
TBA – Spring 2018
General Interest Workshops
These general interest workshops are open to the public and can be taken alone or part of one of our massage therapy programs. Please visit us at our Open House Friday, September 8th 6-9pm to meet the teachers and experience free mini sessions in Acupressure, Numerology, Intuitive Energetics, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Flower Essences: Marjorie Silcoff
Bach flower essences are used to help the emotional suffering and clear static that can cause blockages on all levels. This course will give students insight on each flower remedy, its uses, and indications. One full day is dedicated to observing the art of listening and case taking. Students will then have a chance to take a case while being supervised and receive advice and feedback from their peers.
Tuesdays 10-4, 3 days, 18 hours
August 8-15-22, 2017
Flower Essence cost = $280
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 neighborhood 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
Wonder of Weeds cost = $195 ( 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
Dr. Tan’s Method Workshop: Marjorie Silcoff
Dr. Tan’s Method Workshop
Learn a new way to work with disharmonies of the body using Dr. Richard Tan’s method adapted for Acupressure. It is based on Meridian Theory and contralateral treatment. Only distal points are used, chosen by determining the ‘sick’ meridian and using the 5 systems and Mirroring and Imaging Technique, mostly selected from the dynamic zone. It provides immediate and measurable results and is a great addition to your therapeutic approaches.
Tuesday 10-4pm, 1 day, 5 hours
September 5, 2017
*TCM & Acupressure completed
Dr. Tan cost = $125
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, karma .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 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
Tuesdays 6-9pm, 12 hours
September 19, 26 & October 3, 10, 2017
Spiritual Numerology cost = $275
Intro to Color taught by Mary Swaine
Intro to Color: Mary Swaine
You will learn the 13 methods of color therapy and how to use color for physical, psychological, karmic and spiritual healing. Colour can be used in combination with other therapies – bodywork, psychotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic, nursing, medical treatments etc. Colour works on all levels simultaneously. Because causes of problems are not at the level of the symptom and are often multi-level, color therapy is perhaps the most effective form of therapy. Colour can be used alone or combined with other forms of therapy. Colour greatly enhances the effectiveness of all other kinds of therapy.
In this course, you will learn the basics and also have hands-on experience.and have hands-on experience
Saturday 9am – 5pm, 1 day, 7 hours
October 22, 2017
Intro to Colour cost = $150
Sound Therapy Level 1: with Paule Guérard
Sound Therapy Level 1: Paule Guérard
This is a three level intensive program working with Musical Tuning forks – aluminum and stainless steel. Light, color and sound are partners within the hierarchy of the creative process. Harmonic sound, both audible and vibrational can locate and resolve energetic disharmony. This modality supports balance and is complementary to other therapeutic measures. It is a gentle and enjoyable method of work which can open up fascinating new areas of subtle work.
Saturday, Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 2 days 15 hours
October 28-29, 2017
Sound Therapy cost = $295
Care for the Caregiver with Mary Swaine
Care for the Caregiver: Mary Swaine
This course will demonstrate the essential elements for anyone involved in taking care of others to maintain personal health and well-being. Course is appropriate for health care workers including nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, teachers and parents.
Caregivers tend to pick up their patients’ physical and psychological diseases in an energetic sense, and self care is necessary in order to avoid illness, stress and burnout. You will learn practical techniques to improve and maintain personal health and well-being and avoid energy drain and contamination.
Course is tailored to meet your specific needs, and you will receive homework and a personal protocol to follow.
Saturday / Sunday 9am – 5pm, 3 days, 24 hours
Nov 18-19 & 26, 2017
Care for the Caregiver cost = $250
Developing Intuition with 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.
Saturday & Sunday + Sunday, 9am – 5pm, 3 days, 24 hours
January 20-21 & 28, 2018
Developing Intuition cost = $300
Cranio Sacral Therapy with Eduardo Morales
Craniosacral therapy (CST)
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive manipulative technique which can improve the functioning of the central nervous system, eliminate the negative effects of stress, strengthen resistance and enhance overall well-being.
Saturday, Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 4 days, 30 hours
June 2-3, 9-10, 16, 2018
Cranio Sacral cost = $600
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