Asheville Massage School
- Ayurvedic Body Treatments & Marma Points
- Date: February 19-21, 2016 Fri. 10am – 5pm, Sat. 8am – 6pm, Sun. 8am – 3pm
- Instructor: Vishnu Dass
- CE Hours: 21
- Cost: 5
- Register by February 4th to ensure availability
This workshop covers health and well-being through the vitalization of the marma points of the body. Techniques include: yoga for marma points and the following Ayurvedic bodywork sessions- self-massage for marma points, Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya, which is a nourishing bodywork treatment for the head, neck, arms, and feet, as well as an abdominal treatment for the toning the internal organs.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Vishnu Dass started studying Ayurveda in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, world renowned Ayurvedic physician and teacher, and graduated from the Advanced Studies and Clinical Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuqueque, NM. He worked for the Panchakarma Department of the Institute while finishing his studies, and also graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He is a former Board Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and is the owner of Blue Lotus Ayurveda in Asheville, NC.
- Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Pain Relief
- Date: March 24-26, 2016 Thurs. 1-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am – 6pm
- Instructor: Pete Whitridge
- Register by March 9th to ensure availability
We will review many of the problem areas in the body and create strategies to help relieve your client’s chronic pain. This class will teach you how to pinpoint problem areas quickly, enabling your client to leave pain free. Our main focus is on the classic problem areas of the body: the head and neck, the low back and sacrum, and the shoulders. We will use orthopedic assessment, connective tissue techniques, passive/active stretching, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapy, cross fiber friction, and self-care strategies to help clients become pain free.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Pete Whitridge is a licensed massage therapist in Florida and an approved provider for the NCBTMB. He is the former Education Director at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville. He teaches “Myofascial Components of Pain” workshops throughout the Southeast, as well as business building classes. His training as an EMT, a CPR instructor, and 35 years of teaching experience have given him many insights into the learning process. Pete incorporates visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learning aides to provide students with a well-rounded class.
- Online: Ethics CE
CE Hours: 3
Instructor: Pripo Tiplitsky, MA, LPC
Course Description: This class is designed to fulfill 3 hours of continuing education in ethics requirement for NCBTMB Standard V and North Carolina massage and bodywork licensing. Referencing North Carolina as well as the NCBTMB code of ethics, participants will learn the basics of client- practitioner dynamics and why professional boundaries are so important to protect both our clients and ourselves
Participants will learn how to create safe relationships by exploring the following topics:
- common dilemmas and how to solve them
- dealing with sexual issues, boundaries
- business practices/policies
- scope of practice
- dual relationships
- transference and counter-transference
Asheville School of Massage & Yoga – National Approved Provider #450444-07
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Pripo Teplitsky, MA, LPC, offers a diverse practice that balances the connection between mind, body and spirit. He has taught CE courses for 15 years including over 350 ethics courses. He lived, studied and worked at the Esalen Institute, a renowned human potential learning center in Big Sur, CA. He is a certified Esalen massage practitioner. He also earned a master’s degree in psychology & counseling (included graduate coursework in human sexuality, sexual identity, sex therapy) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. Pripo has a private counseling practice in Asheville, NC specializing in relationship issues. His main goal is to help support people to live in their truth and authenticity.