TRADITIONAL REIKI I TRAINING: SHODEN LEVEL INITIAL TEACHINGS
WITH MEA STARR TAVARES
Saturdays | January 12th, 19th, & 26th | 3pm-6pm | $210 for all 3 days
The Shoden Level ("Initiation"/"Initial Teachings") is the foundation of the system of Reiki. In this 3 day intensive course we will explore through direct, experiential practice, the First Degree of traditional Japanese Reiki. Course content includes Reiki history, Japanese esoteric philosophy, and hands-on practice in all of the techniques of the Shoden Degree. We will have initial experiences with the energy of Reiki directly through the rituals of attunement and reiju ("spiritual blessing"), and through the practices of traditional meditations, hands-on healing techniques for the self and others, and work with the Reiki Precepts. Practices in the Shoden Degree focus on cultivation of our divine center, reconnecting us to our remembered Light and to our True Self. It is from this place that we are empowered not only to practice Reiki, but to live Reiki as a system of being in our daily lives.
At the culmination of this training, each student will receive certification in the Shoden Level/1st Degree of traditional Usui Reiki, enabling them to practice this system in their own lives and within their communities.
Space is limited to 9 trainees. Register now to secure your spot.
Mea Starr Tavares is a 3rd Degree Reiki practitioner and teacher (western terminology: "Reiki Master") who has been practicing Reiki in Maine for the past 22 years. They carry training in two lineages: Usui Shiki Ryoho, the first lineage carried to America by Hawayo Takata, and Usui Reiki Ryoho, the traditional lineage preserved in Japan by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. Mea's current teacher is Frans Stiene, co-founder of the International House of Reiki. As a practitioner of this system, Mea is dedicated to their own continued development and learning, and believes that the center of Reiki practice and Truth exists already within each individual called to practice. As a teacher, they work to hold a learning container that honors the innate wisdom and Light of each person in the room, and to facilitate through the teachings of Reiki a process of rediscovering and reconnecting to that already present Light.
PRE/POST NATAL BARRE & BARRE FOR HEALTHY AGING TRAININGS: MODULES II
WITH JENNIFER GELFAND, JOY MANY, & JACKIE GALLO
PRE/POST NATAL BARRE TRAINING: MODULE II with JACKIE GALLO
Saturday | March 23rd | 9:30am-12:30am | $50 or $55 day of | $90 combo for both modules
Your student has been cleared for exercise following birth. But, what does this mean exactly?
Join us for the 2nd Module in our Pre / Postnatal Barre continuing education series as we delve deeper into what it means to be "postpartum". While we will discuss both vaginal and c-section recovery, a greater focus will be placed on the needs to the post operative student in this module. In 2016, the rate of cesarean delivery in Maine was 28.9%. This means that statistically, 1 in 3 postnatal students will be recovering from major abdominal surgery when they enter your class.
Our time together will include informative lecture, practical hands on exploration of barre exercises for the postnatal student, and a 45 minute "postnatal barre" class. An in depth handout reviewing our time together will be provided.
You will leave with an understanding of:
- The distinction between "being cleared to exercise" and "healed"
- A deeper understanding of the pelvic floor
- An appreciation for what muscles and areas of fascia are affected during a cesarean section
- Modifications and progressive exercises to offer your students no matter where they are at in their postnatal journey
- The mind-body connection and how and why this is relevant to your postnatal students
BARRE FOR HEALTHY AGING TRAINING: MODULE II with Jennifer gelfand & joy many
Saturday | March 23rd | 1:30pm-4:30pm | $50 or $55 day of | $90 combo for both modules
Jenn Gelfand, DPT, RYT and Joy Many, DPT, CYT are teaming up to offer a unique module on barre for healthy aging with a focus on balance and bone health. The complex systems that allow for balance will be reviewed, as well as an anatomical dive into feet and knees. Common conditions related to these body parts will be discussed. Drawing from their expertise as movement specialists in injury prevention and rehabilitation across the lifespan, they will cover physical limitations related to balance and fall prevention.
They will review conditions that may compromise wellness as we age, including osteoporosis, arthritis (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis) and menopause. Participants will be empowered to create classes that will enhance function and quality of life for our movement students, with appropriate and intelligent modifications.
20 HOUR ADVANCED BARRE TEACHER TRAINING
FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
WITH ELIZABETH APRIL
Saturday & Sunday | April 13th & 14th | $395
Are you a barre teacher and looking for continuing education? Or a yoga teacher with at least a year of teaching under your belt and wanting to add another modality of movement to your toolbox? A physical therapist, personal trainer, massage therapist, with a solid background of anatomy under your belt and curious about teaching barre?
Join Elizabeth April for a deep look into the foundational exercises in a barre class and a fresh look into sequencing. We will discuss more closely the hip, shoulder, and knee anatomy, will have ample practice teaching time, practice effective & hands-on adjustments, and have time to observe and assist public barre classes and so much more, including the art of verbal queuing and musicality.
We will meet on Saturday the13th from 8am-5pm and on Sunday from 9:30am-5pm. Outside of these scheduled times, you will be expected to complete observing, assisting, and practice teaching hours to finish the full 20 hours and receive your certification.
Preregistration required. Sign up below!