Classes 2020


Unlocking the Mysteries

This is the beginning of a year long series of classes which can be taken one or two at a time. We will meet on the second or third Saturday of each month from 1‐3:30pm.  Enroll in all or one at a time, bring a friend. $35 per class. Note that some classes are taught in two sessions.


Dates and Topics


Jan 11, Feb 8   

The Science of the 52 Cards

Location: Center for Spiritual Living on Yew st.

What did the Order of the Magi know?

Learn to forecast your life passages and understand your relationships

*See a short article about the cards on the Articles page of this website


March 14 and April 18

I Ching

Location: private studio in Bellingham

The Book of Changes as a guide.

Ancient divination and geometry of the Bagua


May 10 and June 13

Oils and Stones

How do oils really work? What stones

can be used in a ground form on the

body?


July 11

Deep dive into Qigong

Why is Qigong so healing? How to align

seasonal forms with body needs.


August 8.

Chakras and Meridians; energe􀆟c

anatomy of the human energy field

See, feel and change pa􀆩erns


September 12

Healing with Sound

Tuning forks, the voice, the hara


Oct 17

Crystals and Healing Stones

Learn to use a pendulum to track before

and a􀅌er changes in the energy field


November 14

Druidic Geomancy

Calculate the mathema􀆟cal formula for

a stone circle and you place of birth


MELT for Postpartum Moms; Restore the Pelvic Floor

August 6, 13, 20. 2020

10-11 am. $45 for the series

At the London Health Center in Ferndale.


Learn how the connective tissue in your hands, feet,

legs, shoulders, pelvis and spine get dehydrated, the

common aches and pains it can cause, and how to re-hydrate

this essential system in our bodies for vibrant

health and pain-free movement.


The MELT Method® is an innovative self-care program

that's being taught worldwide. Learn more at Meltmethod.

com and at www.AmethystbytheSea.com


You will learn easy MELT moves in

each class that you will be able to repeat at home. The

3 part series will build on information taught in the

previous class.


Week 1    Intro to MELT. Hand and foot treatments for better sleep

Week 2   Upper body hydration; neck and shoulders

Week 3   Pelvic floor, low back and hips


Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

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Introduction to Chi Nei Tsang

This class is being offered in Seattle through the Therapeutic Training Center on May 2 and 3, 2020.


Chi Nei Tsang Intro Class

This introductory 8 hour class is designed to teach the basic principles and techniques of Chi Nei Tsang, an ancient Chinese healing modality, which holds a prominent place in modern day health care. Learning about Gut health is essential to overall health, and our microbiome is challenged daily by changes in our environment. Learn basic hands-on techniques to restore health and vitality to the internal organs.

This class will guide you through basic CNT treatment techniques, which rely on an understanding of anatomy of physiology of the internal organs. Class is a combination of lecture and demonstration, including hands on work with a partner on a massage table.

Handouts, visual aids, and other support materials are included.  


Chi Nei Tsang is a wholistic approach to massage therapy with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

You will learn the history and fundamental principles of Chi Nei Tsang, beginning anatomy and physiology of the internal organs, Taoist meditations and breathing exercises which support healing, qigong to increase the flow of chi through your body to assist you in your massage practice, and a basic CNT treatment. Continue your CNT studies with a 3 or 4 day certification course if you want more training, and desire to become certified.


Wear comfortable clothing as you will stay clothed on the table, with only your abdomen exposed. No oils are used in Chi Nei Tsang treatments. Bring a fitted sheet and bolster.


Tuition $170. 10am - 7pm. 8 CE from NCBTMB.

Class location in Seattle. Contact Theratraining.org


April 18, 2020

I Ching


-Learn how to ask questions and to interpret the advice from a Taoist meditative state

-Experience using yarrow sticks to create a hexagram

-Understand the energy of the 8 Trigrams

-See the mystery and science in the Book of Changes

-Learn the magic of the I Ching Bagua


Bring your copy of the I Ching, and a lunch

10am - 4pm.  $75

Location:  private studio in Bellingham, WA

spots available on Zoom


White Cloud Foot and Leg Massage

This class has been rescheduled to May 9


March 28, 2020

8 CE.   $125    Bellingham, WA

9am - 5pm


Take your clients to a deeper level of relaxation with the added benefit of decreasing pain and fatigue in their feet and legs.


This class will teach you a dedicated 30 minute foot and leg (from the knee down) massage that can become an add-on to your massage offerings.


You will learn several new techniques and concepts related to foot and leg health, such as how to treat plantar fasciitis, how to work gently to rehydrate connective tissues and eliminate pain, movements and hand techniques that are soothing and also some that are stimulating.


We will also look at the 6 meridians of the feet and legs to become knowledgeable about which organs systems we are affecting, and which points to avoid during pregnancy. This massage includes hot towels and some draping techniques.

Recent studies have shown that foot massage reduces pain and anxiety experienced before and after surgery.

see amtamassage.org/research.


Bring a Bolster, one flat sheet and one fitted sheet, 2 bath towels, 4 hand towels, massage oil and cream that can be mixed in a dish. Wear loose pants that can be pulled up above the knees.




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April 24-26, 2020

Chi Nei Tsang 1

 21 CE. Ferndale, WA


Chi Nei Tsang is a wholistic approach to massage therapy with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn basic hands-on techniques to restore health and vitality to the internal organs.


This course will cover the history and fundamental principles of Chi Nei Tsang, beginning anatomy & physiology of the internal organs, Taoist meditations and breathing exercises, qigong to increase the flow of chi through your body, and several treatment protocol. You will have a firm foundation in this ancient healing tradition. Techniques are easily incorporated into your existing massage sessions. Open to therapists and the public. Benefits all ages, including children.


Benefits:

Improved energy and sleep

Improved physical and emotional digestion

Regulation of elimination

Relief from abdominal pain

Learn to assist your metabolism for vibrant health

Gain Self Empowerment over your sense of well being


You will learn:

*To identify the location and function of the internal organs

*Several treatment protocols, including a full body detoxifying routine

*Manual and Energetic techniques to improve digestion and alleviate abdominal pain

*Opening the diaphragm for better breathing

*Introduction to the five elements theory

*Qigong and meditation to boost your energy level and harmonize organs


$425   9-5 daily    21 CE from NCBTMB

Beginners Welcome!

Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel has been teaching CNT for 20 years.  Her book, "The Mountain Path" explains the history of this healing art, and gives students guidance on how to offer a Chi Nei Tsang session. 



Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health

May 30 &31,  2020


Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health merges Western and Eastern wisdom to address Pelvic Pain (in women and men) including Infertility, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency, incontinence & burning, and more.


Health issues in the Pelvis can be addressed with simple self-help techniques, including stretching and strengthening, abdominal massage, Breathwork, meditation, dietary adjustments, and postural evaluation. 


Learn ways to approach the physical and emotional symptoms which plague so many. Take charge of your well being and learn to assist your clients to find relief and wholeness.  We will be applying basic

Chi Nei Tsang techniques and theories.


The causes of Pelvic Pain are many and the need to find relief from this pain is often elusive. We will explore the various root causes of pain including a look at simple anatomy and physiology of the pelvis.


Students will explore specific movements and stretches which address muscular conditions which either weaken or tense pelvic muscles.


We will examine a program of eliminating pain and then strengthening the core. This includes a CNT self help routine and a look at diet and meditation to assist in a new experience of wellness.

This course is designed for individuals as well as practitioners. No experience is necessary. Handouts will be provided


Class will be held at the London Health Center in Ferndale. 

9am-4pm daily

$225   14 CE from NCBTMB

Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel, Senior Healing Tao Instructor and founder of the White Cloud Institute.


Chi Nei Tsang level 2

June 26-28, 2020

Explore the breathing process

Understand how to heal internal patterns of tension caused by injury and posture

Cultivate Practitioner Chi with advanced Qigong and Meditations.

Play with Cosmic Healing and Color.

Learn treatments to purge stagnant energy from the body by “chasing the winds thru the meridians.

Enjoy the benefits of Swimming Dragon and Bone Breathing Qigong.

Adjust the Uterus, Bladder and Prostate for better health and chi flow.

Learn to release pelvic tensions that cause pain, and correct problems of the Diaphragm and Psoas.


3 full days, 9am-5pm.  $425.  21 CE from NCBTMB

Pre requisite is CNT level 1

Location: Bellingham, WA

to register email: [email protected]

or call 505 670-3538