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New England: Holistic Educational Programs


Alternative/Complementary Medicine

This 10-course certificate program includes courses in healing theories and techniques. Courses include: Theories of Healing, Herbal Pharmacology, Music & Healing, Understanding Nutrition, Reiki 1 & 2, Body in Health & Disease, Yoga, Meditation & Stress Management 1 & 2, and Ethics. Certification is beginning foundation for professional development.

Begins: Ongoing Application: Required Pre-requisites: Comp. 1 Tuition: $155 per credit hour, financial aid is available Upon Completion: Certificate in Wellness & Healing Arts Contact: Kristin Webb at North Shore Community College, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923 (Mailing: PO Box 3340, Danvers, MA 01923). Phone: 978-739-5566 Email: kwebb@northshore.edu Website: www.northshore.edu

Energy Medicine

The Energy Medicine Practitioner Training - Foundations program is a one-year program designed to provide participants with a foundational education in the field of energy medicine. Applicants include those interested in personal growth as well as those training to be energy medicine practitioners. Students will explore energy medicine theory, concepts, and traditions. Participants will learn the anatomy, physiology and psychology of the human energy system, as well as develop basic skills and techniques for doing energy balancing for oneself and with others. The foundations program meets one Saturday per month. The next training begins September 2011. Application packets are now available. Class size is limited so you are encouraged to apply early. Please call or email with contact information if you wish to receive a program application packet.

Begins: September 24, 2011 Length of Program: one year Application: Required Application Deadline: August 1, 2011 Tuition: $1250 Upon Completion: Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner Contact: Cindy Carse at Vermont Center for Energy Medicine, Shelburne, VT 05482 Phone: 802-985-9580 Email: cindy@energymedicinevt.com Website: www.energymedicinevt.com

Healing Through the Akashic Records

Learn to access the Akashic Records for healing of self and others in this 5-day intensive retreat with Linda Howe, founder of the Center for Akashic Studies. Practice effective protocols to use the power of “sacred wounds” as an access point to our essential goodness, and a means to discover our soul’s perfection. Residential retreat to be held at Essex Conference Center and Retreat in Essex, MA. www.eccr.com

Begins: October 12, 2011 Length of Program: 5 days Pre-requisites: Read “How to Read the Akashic Records” and “Healing Through the Akashic Records” by Linda Howe, or have worked through the CD sets of the same names Tuition: $1350-$1700 depending on accommodations Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Cathy Kneeland at Circles of Wisdom, 90 Main St., Andover, MA 01810 Phone: 978-474-8010 Email: cathy@circlesofwisdom.com Website: www.circlesofwisdom.com

KatharaTM Level One Advanced Energy Healing

Introductory Links: www.Katharateam.com/Nweb/Kathara%20Healing%20Brochure.htm, www.katharateam.com/Nweb/Kathara_nw.htm Partial List of Curriculum Segments: Unified Field Structure, Multi-Dimensional Identity, 15 Dimensional Anatomy, Regenerating the Imprint for Health, 12th Dimensional Healing, DNA Template Fire Letters, DNA Template Regeneration, Morphogenetic Repatterning, Healing Through the Manifestation-Transduction Sequence, Merkaba Fields, Phases & Activation, Merkaba & Masters Kundalini Activation. Dr. Kusmis is one of only 36 Internationally Certified Instructors of Kathara, the most POWERFUL healing modality on the planet!

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: four months Pre-requisites: Open mind and willingness to do self-healing Application: Required Tuition: $720 Upon Completion: KatharaTM Level One Certification Contact: Dr. Aalia Kusmis at ULCS Clinic, 298 Stage Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269 Phone: 603-286-8191 Email: info@ulcsclinic.com Website: www.ulcsclinic.com/id5.html

Kun-Hat-Raj Yoga

Authentic, rooted in the Vedas, Hatha Yoga Perdepika, Kundalini YogSadhana as taught by Yogi Bhajan and Yoga of Christ. Very unique, one-of-a-kind Teacher’s Training program. A life-changing, dynamic course, whether taken as a teacher or just for yourself, spread over three weeks in a cozy, beautiful place in the Catskills. For more information, discounts or last minute changes, please go to our website.

Begins: July 12, 2011 Length of Program: 21 days Tuition: $2500 plus room & board, financial aid available Upon Completion: Certification to teach yoga Contact: Marilyn Valant at Sat Nam Yoga Spa, 333 Mt. Cliff Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: 845-866-3063 Website: www.satnamyogaspa.com


The Massage School teaches the most powerful and effective massage techniques, at an affordable tuition with simple, practical and flexible scheduling of class and clinic times at our campuses in Easthampton and Acton, MA. Our program emphasizes hands-on training, so our graduates are fully prepared to begin practicing as professional massage therapists immediately upon their graduation and licensure. Next class begins in Acton September 26 and in Easthampton September 27. Download application at www.TheMassageSchool.org

Begins: September 26 in Acton, MA and September 27 in Easthampton, MA Application: Required Tuition: $9600. $5000 scholarships available Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Valerie Hood and Alexei Levine at The Massage School, 1 Northampton Street, Easthampton, MA 01027 Phone: 413-529-2900 Website: www.TheMassageSchool.org

Massage and Bodywork

2 massage and bodywork 500-hour certification programs: a year-long program in our lovely Southern Vermont location. An intensive 3-month program in gorgeous seaside location in Portugal that includes accommodation. Small groups, personal attention, hands-on training with emphasis on quality of touch and practitioner presence. Programs meet National certification requirements and include anatomy, ethics, professionalism and internship. Suitable for personal growth as well as those wanting to work professionally. Join us for an amazing and transformational experience! Short programs for new students and continuing education offered in Vermont.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 3 months in Portugal or 1 year in Vermont Application: Required Pre-requisites: Application and interview (in person or by phone) Tuition: Contact for details. Payment plans and grants for Vermont residents available Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Judith and Michael Jamieson at Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy, 368 Lamb Road, North Bennington, VT 05257 Phone: 802-442-3886 Email: info@internationalbodywork.com Website: www.internationalbodywork.com

Melchizedek Method of Healing Level I/II

Learn this remarkable new/ancient Spiritual Science. It is a whole new formula for body health, harmony and spiritual ascension - a revolutionary technique of holographic cleansing, healing and cell rejuvenation. These are the original teachings as presented by the Ascended Master Thoth to Alton Kamadon (www. kamadonacademy.com). Learn about presenter Joan Ruggiero at www.thehealingsanctuary. com. An optional set of class meditation CDs by Alton Kamadon is available for $150.

Begins: September 2 Length of Program: 4 days Tuition: $444 Upon Completion: Level I/II Certificate Contact: Cathy Kneeland, Circles of Wisdom, 90 Main St., Andover, MA 01810 Phone: 978-474-8010 Email: cathy@circlesofwisdom.com Website: www.circlesofwisdom.Com

Reconnective Healing: Level I/II Seminar

Find out what’s baffling the medical community. Discover why hospitals and universities around the world are investing time and money in an attempt to explain these healings... and how you too can master this extraordinary work!

Begins: Ongoing programs. Next program is July 9 & 10 Pre-requisites: None Tuition: $549 Upon Completion: Reconnective Healing Practitioner Contact: Dr. Eric Pearl, The Reconnection Phone: 323-960-0012 Email: info@TheReconnection.com Website: www.TheReconnection.com


This includes physiology and anatomy, biomechanics of movement, pathology and ethics. We practice technique and attain proficiency in client assessment and documentation. This profound learning experience allows the participant to unfold his or her ability to help empower others in their journey of wellness. Our approach is based on the holistic interpretation on science.

Begins: July 11th and August 19th Length of Program: varies Pre-requisites: None Application Deadline: July 1st or August 10th Tuition: $1800 for Foot Reflexology, $350 for Hand Reflexology Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Valerie Voner at New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies, PO Box 537, East Wareham, MA 02538 Phone: 508-317-3044 Email: vvoner1357@comcast.net

Website: www.walkinbalance.com


Pioneer Valley Reiki offers certification programs in Reiki I, II and III. We also offer certification programs in End of Life / Hospice Reiki I & II. Healer’s Cicle I & II, which are our Reiki Energy Healer Training Programs, include advanced Reiki techniques along with other healing modalities. NCBTMB, AMTA & Nursing CE’s available. Facilitator, Haleya Priest is a Reiki Master Teacher and founder of Pioneer Valley Reiki. Besides her Reiki School, she is a licensed massage therapist, psychotherapist, and hands-on healer specializing in energy psychology. Haleya also has several years experience as a hospice chaplain.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: varies Tuition: varies Pre-requisites: varies Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Haleya Priest at Pioneer Valley Reiki / The Reiki School, Amherst, MA Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@valleyreiki.com Website: www.valleyreiki.com

Sound Healing Training

In depth studies of the nature of sound and its healing effect on the human system; cognitive and experiential training for therapeutic application or personal growth; using voice, instruments, intention, cultivating awareness and use of subtle energy realms. Also School of Shamanic/Earth Mysteries: Egyptian Mysteries; Programs for Spiritual Development, Personal Growth; Sacred Journeys. thecenteroflight.net/SoundHealersTraining.html

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 8 months, one 3-day weekend each month Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $375-$425 per month, VSAC available for Vermont residents Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion Contact: Zacciah Blackburn, PhD at The Center of Light: Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies, PO Box 389, Ascutney, VT 05030 Phone: 802-674-9585 Email: info@sunreed.com Website: http://thecenteroflight.net

Therapeutic Music

Class Modules (80 hours total): Patient Assessment for Live Therapeutic Music, Injury Prevention for CMPs, Music as a Language, Paradigms of Healing, Music, Sound and Healing, Etiquette and Internship, Profession of Music Practitioner, Alterations in Health, Care of the Dying, Clinical Practicum. Also: Required reading, internship, mentorship, exam, final recording. Accredited by National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians www.therapeutic musician.com. Classes at 12 sites nationally.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: approximately 2 years for most students Application: Required Pre-requisites: intermediate-level musicianship Tuition: $2100 + $175 application fee. Limited financial aid available. Tuition-education for Life-experience Upon Completion: Certified Music Practitioner® Contact: Melinda Gardiner, RN, CMP, at Music for Healing and Transition Program, Inc (MHTP), PO Box 127, Hillsdale, NY 12529 Phone: 518-325-5546 Email: mhtp@mhtp.org Website: www.mhtp.org

Tibetan Kunye Massage

A new 750-hour Tibetan Kunye Massage Therapy Comprehensive Training & Certification Program. This three-semester program is the most advanced training in traditional Kunye Massage Therapy currently offered anywhere in the U.S. or abroad and meets the new curriculum guidelines established by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Massage Therapy. All classes will occur on nights and weekends for easy participation.

Begins: January 26, 2012 Length of Program: 1.5 years Application Deadline: December 26, 2011 Tuition: $6850 Upon Completion: Tibetan Kunye Massage Therapist Contact: Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo at Shang Shung Institute, 140 Pine Street, Room 10, Florence, MA 01062 (Mailing: PO Box 278, Conway, MA 01341) Phone: 413-369-4928 Email: info@shangshung.org Website: www.shangshung.org

200 & 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training

and/or Yoga Therapy Program

The Yoga Teacher Training program is recommended for any serious yoga student who wishes to deepen his or her practice and transform their life through personal growth, self-discovery or to follow the yogic path. Hours will be completed in the following modules: Techniques, Training, Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, Kinesiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, Practicum. The Yoga Therapy program is ideal for yoga students or teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, massage therapists. If you are a licensed health care professional this program will complement your current practice from all perspectives. CE credits will be issued to Yoga Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance; we hope to be able to do the same for other professions as well.

Begins: Ongoing programs Length of Program: 200 Hour YTT - 7-12 months, 500 hour YTT - 18 months. Yoga Therapy - call for details. Tuition: 200 hour - $2300 paid in full, $2700 otherwise. 500 hour - $3300 or $3700. Contact: Paula Scopino, Director, at Sacred River Yoga for Every Body, 2934 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-657-9545 Email: info@sacredriversyoga.com Website: www.sacredriversyoga.com

Yoga Teacher Training

200/500 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training. Deepen your understanding of Yoga, gain skills to transform your life and teach others. Curriculum includes ancient theory, philosophy and psychology, healing benefits of poses, breathing, relaxation, sensory mastery, meditation. All YogaLife’s training programs apply the psychology of Yoga to offer tools for skillful living. YA Certified. Visit our website for other workshops, meditation programs, and coming in 2012, Yoga Therapist Training.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: Varies Upon Completion: 200 hour or 500 hour Certificate Contact: Julie Rost, ERYT500 at YogaLife Institute of NH, 8 Clifford St., Exeter, NH 03833 Phone: 603-686-5435 Email: julierost@yogalifenh.com Website: www.yogalifenh.com


Empowerment, Enlightenment, Healing, Life Coach

Training Programs: Chant-Om, Wow Energy Empowerment and Healing Core Empowerment, and Healing Beyonder Techniques, Success Training, PowerBeyond Training, Living an Empowered and Joyful Life Core Empowerment Training, Fountan of Youth Training, Finding Your Path Training, PowerBeyond Levels 1-12, Beyonder Levels 1-12, 12 Levels of En Sof Advanced Teacher 1-12 Finding Your True Path, White Buffalo Self Mastery, Joyful Life Training, Quant-Om Life Coaching, Genius Training, Spiritual Business Success, True Indigo Training, Core Empowerment True Path, Kabbalah Art and Creation Therapy.

Begins: Ongoing programs Length of Program: depends on program Tuition: depends on program Upon Completion: Certificate available for most programs Contact: Todd Stockwell at Quant-Om Center of Light Phone: 734-740-9110 Email: admin@beyond1111.com Website: www.beyond1111.com, www.genesispowersystems.com

Healing Food, Weight, and Body Image Issues

Learn the missing link to finding balance and freedom as it pertains to food, weight and body image. This 6-week, interactive, online, empowering program of self-discovery and true transformation bridges the gap between mind/body nutritional science and soul. The way out is by going within. Info and sign up: www.alekasky.com 845-870-7455

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 6 weeks Tuition: $200 Email: alekasky@gmail.com

Holotropic BreathworkTM

Holotropic BreathworkTM combines intensive breathing, evocative music, work with the body, expressive drawing, and group sharing. Each 2-day workshop consists of 2 Breathwork sessions, supplemented with group sharing and processing. Workshops begin at 9:30am Saturday and conclude on Sunday by 4pm. The workshop facilitators are trained and certified by Stanislav Grof, MD. Weekend workshop retreats: Tuition includes food and lodging on-site. Advance registration is required.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: weekend workshop Tuition: $225 (meals and accommodations), $175 (meals only) Upon Completion: Credit towards Grof Transpersonal Training Contact: Elizabeth & Lenny Gibson, Retreats in Southern Vermont, 128 Solar Park, Pawlet, VT 05761 Phone: 800-404-7261 Email: egib@vermontel.net Website: www.dreamshadow.com

Medical Intuition

As your “Intuition Physician”, my passion is reconnecting you to Well Being. I offer online Health eCourses in Holistic Healing, Female Health, Detox, Organic Skin Care, Parenting, and Creativity. I am also available online for private Medical Intuition Counseling and look forward to connecting with you. A classically trained MD, I understand the medical aspects of disease and combine that with open-hearted intuitive information to create a healing plan just for you.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: programs range from 1 week to 4 weeks in length Tuition: prices range from $20 to $75 Contact: Laura Koniver, MD Email: heartsong@primary-plus.com Website: www.HeartsongFineArt.com

Mental Massage

Mental Massage is an innovative workshop that helps clarify and set life goals, reduce stress, and enhance mind/body balance through the fusion of guided visioning and physical massage in a single, transformational group setting. Ideal for corporate retreats, professional training programs, sports teams.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 90 minutes Contact: Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky, PO Box 314, Holden, MA 01520 Phone: 508-277-6022 Email: tom@ingrassiaproductions.com Website: www.mental-massage.com

Psychic-Mediumship Classes

This is a God-given gift so we are all capable of doing this once we are open and learn how to raise our vibration level. Learn to communicate with your spirit guides and those of others through meditation for everyone’s highest good. You will also be learning how to see auras; their meanings as well as psychometry, pendulum work, and more. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the class.

Begins: July 11, 2011 Length of Program: 6 two-hour classes, once a week Application: Required Application Deadline: July 5, 2011 Tuition: $100 Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Marilyn Harsanyi, 369 South Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 Phone: 207-602-4006 Email: romntclibra@gwi.net Website:www. www.spiritualreadingsbymarilyn.com

Svaroopa Yoga

Svaroopa® Yoga is very restorative and offers profound relief from many conditions, including neck and back pain, sciatica, osteoporosis, and much, much more. In class, teachers offer personalized supports and adjustments to access the deepest levels of your body. Leave class feeling physically revived, mentally relaxed, and emotionally renewed. Tuesdays (9:30am & 7pm), Thursdays (9:30am) $15 drop-in. Bulk rates available. First class is only $5.

Contact: Bucky Sparkle at Inspirit Common, 219 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060 Phone: 413-585-1169 Email: participate@inspiritcommon.com Website: http://inspiritcommon.com/yoga/


Meditation Workshop

Wednesday evening Meditation Workshop, 7pm. By learning to bring body and mind to complete stillness, you will take the first step toward enjoying the full benefits of deep meditation. Spend a few hours in the company of others seeking to discover the profound rest and inner peace that comes with meditation. Session includes periods of meditative practice, practical advice, inspirational reading and discussion. No previous experience is necessary. This workshop is for beginners or those with little meditation experience. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Preregister on website www.advaita meditation.org or call 781-647-0020

Begins: September 7, 2011 Length of Program: 3 hours Tuition: $40 Contact: Advaita Meditation Center, 28 Worcester Lane, Waltham, MA 02451 Phone: 781-647-0020 Email: info@advaitameditation.org Website: www.advaitameditation.org

The Art & Practice of Western Herbalism

We offer two Herbal Apprenticeship Programs each year which begin in the spring and meet one weekend a month through the fall. Students get hands-on experience making tinctures, teas, salves, oils, herbal sprays, and flower essences, etc. and are exposed to such various herbal traditions as Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Each month we cover a different body system and the herbs that nourish and support it. We focus on plant identification and do medicinal plant walks each weekend. We also offer fall and winter herbal classes and Advanced Training.

Begins: April 28. 2012 Length of Program: seven months Pre-requisites: Interest and enthusiasm for learning about herbs Application Deadline: March 24, 2012 Tuition: $1425, financial aid is available Upon Completion: Students receive a certificate of completion with the seven month Herbal Apprenticeship Program Contact: Madelon Hope, M.Ed., Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476 Phone: 781-646-6319 Email: herbstudies@verizon.net Website: www.bostonherbalstudies.com

Various Programs

Offering Usui Reki 1, 2, 3 and Master/Teacher, Dowsing for Healing, Basic and Advanced Crystal Energy Healing, 3 levels of IET, Hypnotherapy 140 hours, NLP 64 hours. Classes include manuals, hands-on training, certificates, supplies and attunements. Weekly Healing Clinics and Crystals/Minerals for sale. You easily and naturally learn these empowering healing techniques to use for yourself and others!

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: varies by program Tuition: varies by program Upon Completion: Certificate and CEU’s Contact: Paulette Richard-O’Rourke at Cape Cod Center for Whole Health, 9 Treasure Lane, Mashpee, MA 02649 Phone: 508-539-2885 Email: cccwh@comcast.net Website: www.capecodcenterforwholehealth.com

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Denali Institute
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