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Holistic Educational Programs in New England


Holistic, Metaphysical and Therapeutic Fields

Bachelor, Master, Doctorate distance degress. Syllabus tailored to each applicant. Most courses textbook-based. Counseling Psychology, Metaphysics, Esoteric Studies, Hypnotherapy, Spirituality, Religious/Interfaith Studies, Life Coaching, Holistic Studies, Complementary Health Studies, Parapsychology, Thanatology, Voice (Rock/popular singing), Independent/Interdisciplinary studies. ABD to PhD completion by dissertation welcome. Enroll any time. Established 2001, UK HQ, registered in Vanuatu. International Association Distance Learning accredited. Joint awards available with California institution - ask for details. Holistic distance certificates/diplomas available at our associated school www.ukcollege-holisic.co.uk

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: normally from 18 months; accelerated options possible Pre-requisites: varies according to program Tuition: from $1750 for drgree courses Application: required Upon Completion: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Certificates Contact: Dr. Morris Berg, Calamus International University, 27 Old Gloucester Street WC1N 3XX London, U.K. Phone: 207-748-3134 Email: info@unicalamus.org Website: www.unicalamus.org


Akashic Record
Practitioner Program

The Akashic Records hold the spiritual records of each of us. Now YOU can learn to access the records for yourself and others in our beginner courses. Advanced level course work includes past life, sacred contracts, and hands-on matrix energy type work for healing. These courses are for beginners and advanced intuitives. Certification as an Akashic Record Practitioner is available with successful completion of all 4 levels and required practice sessions.

Begins: Ongoing Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Akashic Book of Life, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net Website: www.akashic-book-of-life.com

Angel Guide Training Program

Increase your psychic and intuitive skills while connecting with the Angelic Realm. For beginners and experienced intuitives. Learn all about Angels, your Guardian Angel(s), how to receive specific and clear guidance from the Angelic Realm, and how to read Angel Oracle Cards for yourself and others. Advanced coursework includes hands-on angelic energy healing, and more. This program is based on Doreen Virtue’s work. Participants may choose to become Certified Angel Guide Practitioners upon completion of both levels and required practice sessions.

Begins: Ongoing Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Angel School, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net  Website: www.angelguidetraining.com

Energy Medicine

For practicing healers or for those wanting to develop their healing skills or heal themselves, this training with Deborah Wilson teaches bio-energy medicine and Wholeness Energetics. Largely experiential, the program provides a grounded understanding of the science of the human energy field, tools to address root blockages to health, and techniques to expand consciousness and to read and direct energy. Deborah presents workshops nationally on healing, consciousness and Bio-energy Medicine, namely Wholeness Energetics, a system of healing she developed.

Begins: September 13, 2013 Length of Program: 9 months Application Deadline: August 15, 2013 Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Deborah P. Wilson, Path of the Healer Apprenticeship, 401 Main Street, Suite 117, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-256-0999 Email: info@pathofthehealer.com Website: http://pathofthehealer.com

Herbal Medicine

A complete course in practical herbal medicine for beginning and intermediate students, including: pathophysiology and natural therapeutics for major body systems, hands-on medicine making, plant walks, traditional nutrition, and more. Become confident in your ability to care for yourself, family, and friends with natural medicines! Tuition includes 130 hours of class time, discussion forum, downloads of session recordings, and materials.

Begins: March 8, 2014 Length of Program: 9 months Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $1300 Upon Completion: certificate Contact: Katja Swift, CommonWealth Center for Herbal Medicine, 25 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02446 Phone: 617-750-5274 Email: info@commonwealthherbs.com Website: http://commonwealthherbs.com


In this highly-rated, 100-hour Basic/Advanced Certification Course you will learn everything you need to know in order to successfully hypnotize yourself and others. The course will be a combination of 8 full days of in-person training plus home and group study/practice. You are sure to walk away transformed with a new perspective of yourself, what you can accomplish in life, and how you can help others do the same. Held July 20-27, 2013 at The Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT, described by a recent graduate as "...lovely - scenic and serene."

Begins: July 20, 2013 Length of Program: 100 hours, 8 consecutive days Tuition: $2399 Application Deadline: July 5, 2013 Upon Completion: Certified Consulting Hypnotist Contact: Linda Zaccheo, MA, BCH, BCI, Mind Matters Hypnosis Center Phone: 860-693-6448 Email: mindmatters@comcast.net  Website: www.mindmattershypnosis.com/hypnosistraining

Introduction to Creative Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Integrating powerful tools to inspire learning through Yoga and Movement. Taught by Michelle Wilson, CKYT/T. Learn simple, powerful tools for building body awareness, self-esteem, confidence, and creativity including: an introduction to basic yoga postures developmentally appropriate for ages 2-12, Creative movement concepts and games, Relaxation techniques for children, Resources and fun props. Recommended for classroom teachers, aides, parents, yoga/dance instructors, yoga teachers, counselors, physical therapists.

Begins: August 10, 2013 Length of Program: one day, 1-5pm Tuition: $99 before August 1st, $120 after (includes workshop packet) Contact: Rosemary Todd Clough, Creative Kids Yoga at Moving Spirit Center for Yoga, Dance and Wellness, 32 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054 Phone: 603-886-7308 Email: staff@creativekidsyoga.com  Website: www.creativekidsyoga.com

Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology

Study Laura Norman’s Holistic Method through extensive, guided, hands on experience. Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Take a big step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice and earn CE hours. Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (CEUs awarded). Eligible for ARCB National Certification.

Begins: July 27, 2013 Length of Program: 11-Day Foot Reflexology Certification; 5-Day Hand Reflexology Certification; 3-Day Face & Ear Reflexology Certification Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $347 to $3,995 with advance payment. 3, 6 and 12 month payment plans available Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion with Seal; Eligibility for ARCB National Certification Contact: Laura Norman, Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Phone: 413-854-2615 Email: diane@lauranorman.com Website: www.lauranorman.com/class_schedules.html


Now in our thirteenth year, The Massage School teaches the most powerful and effective massage techniques at an affordable tuition with a simple, practical and flexible scheduling of class and clinic times at our campuses in Boston, Acton and Easthampton, 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. Download application at www.TheMassage School.com

Begins: September 16, 2013 in Acton and Boston, MA and September 17, 2013 in Easthampton, MA Application: required Tuition: $9800, $5000 Scholarships Available Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Valerie Hood and Alexei Levine, The Massage School, 1 Northampton, St., Easthampton, MA 01027 Phone: 413-529-2900 Website: www.TheMassageSchool.com


Libby Barnett, MSW, teaches the traditional Usui System of Reiki Healing. She has taught over 8,000 people nationwide, including healthcare professionals at many hospitals and hospice organizations. She has over thirty-three years of experience blending Reiki with conventional health care. Libby teaches Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki Master levels.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: one day Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $135 Upon Completion: Reiki I Contact: Libby Barnett, MSW, Reiki Master/Teacher, Reiki Healing Connection, 633 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, NH 03086 Phone: 603-654-2787 Email: reiki@reikienergy.com  Website: www.reikienergy.com


Pioneer Valley Reiki offers certification programs in Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki III. NCBTMB, AMTA and Nursing CEs available.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: varies Tuition: varies Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Pioneer Valley Reiiki / The Reiki School, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net Website: www.valleyreiki.com


All levels of non-traditional Usui Reki are taught at Reiki in Paradise by Reiki Master/Teachers Tari MacDonald and Venita Nudd. Our students’ intuition and individual spiritual path is honored and supported. Our contacts are vast. If you have the desire to learn another modality, we can likely connect you with a teacher!

Begins: ongoing Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Venita Nudd and Tari MacDonald, Reiki in Paradise, 428 Main Street, New London, NH Phone: 603-326-9600 Email: caven1972@gmail.com  Website: www.reikiparadise.weebly.com

Sacred Rivers Yoga For Every Body Yoga Alliance 200 & 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance actively works to maintain a national registry of yoga teachers and schools who meet the Alliance’s recommended educational standards. It is dedicated to uphold the integrity of yoga, to provide suppport, to educate the public about the benefits of yoga, and to provide a vehicle for those who teach yoga to come together in unity while supporting the diversity that exists within the yoga community. This program is also recommended for any serious Yoga student who wishes to deepen his or her practice and transform their life through personal growth and self discovery, or to follow the yogic path. Please call 860-657-9545 for info or visit the website at www.sacredriversyoga.com

Contact: Paula Scopino, Sacred Rivers Yoga, 2934 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-657-9545 Email: info@sacredriversyoga.com  Website: www.sacredriversyoga.com

Spiritual Healer & Ascension

The Healer & Ascension Certification Course. Aura/Chakra Reading, Clearing, Repair, Etheric Surgeons, Soul Contracts, DNA/Heredity, Past Lives, Ascension. Unconditionally loving spiritual connections, clear boundaries, safe and effective healing of body, emotion, mind and spirit for adults, children, pets, the planet. Participate live on Skype or by phone.

Begins: September 22, 2013 Length of Program: 28 classes, meets every other Thursday Applicaton Deadline: September 21, 2013 Tuition: $2750 up front, $2900 pay as you go, payment plans available Upon Completion: Legal UCM Healer Practitioner Contact: Rev. Eve Wilson, The Healer Development Program Phone: 734-780-7635 Email: evew@spiritualhealers.com Website: www.spiritualhealers.com

Therapeutic Music

Training includes: five modules (a total of 80 in-class hours), reading/reporting of 10 books, a final exam, a repertoire list of at least 90 minutes of therapeutic music, and a clinical internship at facilities in your area. MHTP professionally trains and certifies musicians to provide live therapeutic music at bedside. Classes are offered in 13 sites including Hillsdale, NY, Concord, MA, Baltimore, MD, Ontario and Atlanta, GA.

Begins: August in NY, September in MD & GA Length of Program: approximately 2 years Pre-requisites: intermediate musicianship Application Deadline: rolling Tuition: $2100, financial aid is available Upon Completion: Certified Music Practitioner Contact: Melinda Gardiner, RN, CMP, Music for Healing and Transition Program, Inc., PO Box 127, Hillsdale, NY 12529 Phone: 518-325-5546 Email: mhtp@mhtp.org  Website: www.mhtp.org

Yoga Teacher Training 200 & 500 Hours

Training Yoga instructors since 1995 in the classical tradition of Raja Yoga as taught by the sages of India; with equal emphasis on asana (poses), pranayama (breath awareness practices) and meditation to promote spiritual growth. We teach as we are.

Begins: January and September Length of Program: 200 hour program is 10 months, 500 hour program is 2 years Tuition; $2200 for 200 hour, $3000 for 500 hour Pre-requisites: some yoga experience and a lot of interest; please see website Application Deadline: prior to onset of program Upon Completion: eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance Contact: Diane Featherstone, E-RYT500, Director, Frog Pond Yoga Centre, 18 Boylston Ave., Princeton, MA 01541 Phone: 978-464-5863 Email: shantidiane@verizon.net  Website: www.frogpondyoga.org

Yoga Therapist Training

Level One 300 Hour Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Program. Learn to assess and understand the whole person, with an eye towards understanding the yogic approach of embracing the many different and interrelated levels on which healing can occur - energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. www.yogalifenh.com , 603-969-8968, or email brian@yogalifenh.com

Begins: September 21, 2013 Length of Program: 10 months Application: required Pre-requisites: 200 Hour YA certified Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Upon Completion: Level One 300 Hour Yoga Therapist Contact: Julie Rost, YogaLife Institute of New Hampshire, 8 Clifford Street, Exeter, NH 03833 Phone: 603-969-8968 Email: brian@yogalifenh.com Website: www.yogalifenh.com


Art - Personal Growth

World famous weekend seminar turns beginners into musicians, revitalizes and inspires even pro musicians. Learn: The agreements being used in Western music, how these agreements have been made complex. How to play all scales, modes, chords on keyboard and guitar with application to all other instruments. How to sight read music for any instrument or increase speed of sight reading. Specific exercises to develop finger control and coordination. Includes 100 daily practice manual.

Begins: December 13, 2013 Length of Program: 3 days Pre-requisites: none Application Deadline: December 6, 2013 Tuition: $495 Contact: Sallee Slagle, Understanding of Music, PO Box 68, Nahant, MA 01908 Phone: 781-599-1476 Email: sallee@dlorien.com  Website: www.understandingofmusic.com  

Awakening the Magic!TM Coaching/Mentorship Programs

Healers, Intuitives, Counselors, Lightworkers... Are You Ready To Remember Who You Really Are? Be inspired to awaken your Full Magic and Power... let go of fears and doubts... stop playing small! Come out of hiding - into the Light - It’s Time to Shine! A unique partnership where intuitive guidance, profound healing, divine knowledge, ancient/quantum tools and compassionate support are provided in a safe, sacred space. Step into Spirit and Let Your Dreams Become Reality... More Joy... More Miracles. More You. Private Retreats, Individualized Programs, Classes and Workshops. Offered world-wide. (In person, phone, Skype). Call 856-435-2713 x2 to schedule your complimentary BreakThrough Session!

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies Tuition: depends on program Application: required Upon Completion: depends on program Contact: Janet Hensenne-Rosiak, Healing From Within, 9 Killington Court, Erial, NJ 08081 Phone: 856-435-2713 Email: dragonfly.girl@comcast.net Website: www.healingfromwithin.org

Energy Healing

The Self(s) Healing Experience (SHE) is a successful and instantaneous way to attain Self(s) enlightenment and inner peace. Rhonda Lenair, prophet, luminary and known as the "healer of addictions" by the tens of thousands of clients worldwide that effortlessly overcame their addictions and other obstacles and now live in peace. Call Barry at 1-888-412-8392 or email barry@lenair.com to learn about our free summertime events and other Self(s) educational offerings at the Sanctuary (http:// lenair.com/sanctuary) or presented via phone.

Begins: ongoing Email: barry@lenair.com  Website: www.lenair.com  

Feng Shui

Want to learn Feng Shui in no time and on a budget? Well now is your chance! The Teaching Tortoise School of Feng Shui is now offering a Mini-Feng Shui Series. There are a total of 6 downloadable programs for just $19.97 per program. Program topics include: Clear Clutter and Transform Your Life, Smart Designs: The Eco-Friendly Factor, How To Design A Peaceful Space, Space Clear Your Way To Health and Prosperity, Who Wants More Money, Romance and Radiant Health, and Healthy Living Feng Shui Style. Or if feng shui certification is what you want, then choose the Practicing Consultant Program. This program is available online or in the classroom.

Begins: ongoing Contact: Mary Jane Kasliner, Teaching Tortoise School of Feng Shui, 287 Daniele Drive, Ocean, NJ 07712 Phone: 732-695-2575 Email: consult@fengshuiyoganj.com Website: www.njfengshuitraining.com

Holotropic BreathworkTM

Holotropic BreathworkTM combines intense breathing, evocative music, work with the body, expressive drawing and group sharing. Each two-day workshop consists of two breathwork sessions, supplemented with group sharing and processing. The five-day retreats include four breathwork sessions. Workshop facilitators are trained and certified by Stanislav Grof, MD. Weekend and five day retreats: tuition includes food and lodging onsite. Advance registration is required.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: two or five day workshops Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $275 for weekend workshops, $575 for five-day workshop retreats Upon Completion: credit towards Grof Transpersonal Training. Academic credit is available through Burlington College’s Institute of Contemplative Studies for some workshops. Contact: Elizabeth and Lenny Gibson, Retreats in Southern Vermont, 128 Solar Park, Pawlet, VT 05761 Phone: 800-404-7261 Email: egib@vermontel.net  Website: www.dreamshadow.com

Taming or Waking Up the Lion Inside: A Kids’ Self-Care Tool Box

Taught by Sandy Bothmer, MEd, CKYT/T. Join Sandy as she takes you on a playful, integrated exploration of strategies to create a Kids’ SelfCare Tool Box of techniques including: Breath work to calm and energize, Hand gestures to balance energy, and Yoga Nidra for inner/outer relaxation. These and other techniques help kids become effective learners, happier in their lives. Recommended for classroom teachers, aides, partnes, yoga/dance instructors, yoga teachers, counselors, physical therapists.

Begins: September 28, 2013 Length of Program: one day, 1-5pm Tuition: $99 before Sept. 18th, $120 after Contact: Rosemary Todd Clough, Creative Kids Yoga at Moving Spirit Center for Yoga, Dance & Wellness, 32 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054 Phone: 603-886-7308 Email: staff@creativekidsyoga.com  Website: www.creativekidsyoga.com


Massage Program

150 hrs Hands-on Anatomy & Physiology: Theory & Technique; 150 hours Applied anatomy/physiology supervised practicum; 170 hrs Kinesiology & Pathology; 40 hrs Ethics; 40 hrs Office Procedure & Professionalism; 40 hours Business, Law & Marketing; 30 hrs First Aid & CPR; 130 hrs Ayurvedic, Asian, Conventional & Shamanic bodywork modalities.

Begins: Jan. 4, 2014 Length of Program: 16 months/750 hours Application: required Tuition: $7500, special financial arrangements may apply Contact: Karyn Chabot, School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda (SAMA), 79 Thames St. #4, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 877-832-1372 Email: karyn@sacredstonehealing.com  Website: http://thenewportmassageschool.com

Schools of Wisdom

Holistic Training, Psychic Studies, Spiritual Advancement, Earth Medicine Shaman, Hypnotherapy, Angel Studies, Mediumship. For Professional Development and Spiritual Enrichment: Now offering extraordinary programs to assist you in your journey towards Enlightenment. In these amazing new Women of Wisdom Schools of Wisdom intensive courses, develop your intuitive skills, advance your healing abilities, connect deeply to your Divinity. Take your desire to a Higher Level. For more information, visit www.womenofwisdominc.com. Please attend our Free Open House. Come meet our instructors.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies Pre-requisites: none Application Deadline: September 7, 2013 Tuition: varies Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Katie Malloy Ramaci, Women of Wisdom, 118 Washington St., North Easton, MA 02356 Phone: 508-230-3680 Email: womnwisdom@verizon.net  Website: www.womenofwisdominc.com

The Art and 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 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 Beginning and Advanced Aromatherapy Certification and Advanced Herbal Training. We offer Medicinal Plant Walks and Thursday evening classes on topics including Healthy Gums and Teeth, Mushroom Medicine, Herbal First Aid, Natural Baby Care and the Ancient Art of Soapmaking.

Begins: April 19, 2014 Length of Program: 7 months Pre-requisites: interest and enthusiasm for learning about herbs Application Deadline: until filled Tuition: $1425, financial aid available Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion Contact: Madelon Hope, MEd, 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, Crystal Readings, 3 levels of IET, Hypnotherapy 200 Hours, NLP 64 Hours. Classes include manuals, hands on training, certificates, supplies, attunements & CEUs. Weekly Healing Clinics, Crystal Fairs, and Retail Crystals/Minerals. 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 CEUs Contact: Paulette Richard O’Rourke, 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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