BEACON WELLNESS ARTS CENTER

 CORE & CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


                                                   Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang- 32 CE hrs
Addresses the origin of health imbalances in the body through the gentle manipulation of the internal organs for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity.
Open to all Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, and Asian Modality Practitioners. An expansion of the 2-day Intro Class (Exploring the Energy of the Abdomen) if you happen to have taken that, you will learn more in-depth techniques to help you add a new dimension to your work by uncovering the mysteries of the belly, an area not commonly addressed in massage and bodywork.

An introduction to Taoist medicine and the principles that have ruled Traditional Oriental Medicine for thousands of years through the practical use of Chi exercises (Chi-Kung) and the gentle manipulation of the internal organs for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity. Discover why Chi Nei Tsang is the ultimate step for good health, fitness, and life enjoyment.


In this class, you will learn the following which you can apply to your practice:
-- specific breathing techniques to expand the client's breath and improve the flow of Chi
-- specific techniques for locating and palpating the abdominal organs, starting with their connection to the navel
-- how to apply these techniques to address structural and metabolic imbalances
-- how to apply these techniques to provide a full body detoxification session

Prerequisite:  Universal Healing Tao Chi Kung Basics

Required Texts: (Note: These books can be ordered through amazon.com.)
Healing from Within with Chi Nei Tsang by Gilles Marin
Five Elements, Six Conditions: A Taoist Perspective on Psychology, Emotional Healing and Internal Alchemy by Gilles Marin

Required workbook: You will receive your workbook in class on Day 1.
Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals Workbookby Francesca Fasano.


                                         Universal Healing Tao Chi Kung Basics- 13 CE hrs

If you….
• regularly work with people
• give a lot of yourself to many of the people around you
• are a caregiver by nature or profession
• have been looking for ways to increase your energy levels,
then this class is for you.


What you will learn:
• movement
• visualizations
• meditations
• color and sound techniques
that clear unnecessary energies from our bodies.
  During this 2-day immersion in the traditional Taoist energy-enhancing practices of Chi Kung and Chi Nei Tsang self-care, you will learn ancient methods that powerfully harmonize your energy systems. These methods include:

• The Microcosmic Orbit – to restore balance to each of your 7 energy centers
• Six Healing Sounds/Inner Smile Meditation – to balance to your organ systems
• Bone Marrow Nei-Kung – to enhance bone health as well as raise your energy
• Healing Buddha Palms – to connect with the energy centers in your body & increase self healing
• Sunning Exercise – to re-balance to your neuroendocrine system
• Chi Nei Tsang Self-Care routine – beneficial to maintain optimal health & well being


For practitioners of any sort, the benefits of Chi Kung and meditation include:
• Preventing burnout during sessions
• Greatly improving health conditions
• Recycling negative energies from within and from the environment around you
• Integrating your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies to feel more whole.

NO PREREQUISITE! If you are interested in improving your health and well being, this class provides a practical introduction to understanding health and self-care from an Eastern holistic viewpoint.

Required workbook: You will receive your workbook in class on Day 1.
Universal Healing Tao Chi Kung Basicsby Francesca Fasano.


                                             Exploring the Energy of the Abdomen - 13 CE hrs 
Come join us for this exciting introduction into uncovering the mysteries of the belly as we “explore the energy of the abdomen.”   In it you will learn:
~ Basic Chi Kung exercises that connect you with the energies around us and cultivate your Chi
~ Breathing techniques that release structural restrictions and improve organ function
~ Navel massage that unwinds the body and detoxifies the organs
~ CNT Self-Care routine for you AND your clients


You can immediately incorporate these simple yet effective techniques into your therapeutic massage and bodywork practice. Class will include partner work as well as self-care work.

Open to Massage Therapists, Body Workers, and other Somatic professionals, this is an excellent introduction to understanding health and wellness from a non-medical holistic perspective. These extra-ordinary practices will give you extraordinary results when applied during your wellness sessions.

Note:  This 2-day class may also be taken separately as two 1-day classes - (Day 1) Preventing Bodyworker Burnout with Chi Kung & (Day 2) Intro to Chi Nei Tsang for the Massage Therapist and Bodyworker - 6 CE hrs each.  If you take the 2-day class, your certificate will indicate Exploring the Energy of the Abdomen 13 CE hrs.


                                Preventing Bodyworker Burnout with Chi Kung - 6 CE hrs

This class draws upon the traditional Taoist energy enhancing practices of Chi Kung.  These ancient methods powerfully harmonize your energy systems so that you will be able to provide enhanced wellness sessions with clients.  In this class, you will learn:

  •      Basic Earth Relationship Chi Kung to ground you in your energy for your session

  •      The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation with its seven levels of individuation - to restore balance to each of your 7 energy centers

  •      Bone Marrow Nei-Kung - to enhance bone health as well as raise your energy

  •      Healing Buddha Palms - to increase the sensitivity in your hands and connect them with the energy centers in your body


Benefits of Chi Kung and meditation include:

  •      Preventing burnout during sessions

  •      Greatly improving health conditions

  •      Recycling negative energies from sessions and from the environment around you

  •      Personal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth


Intro to Chi Nei Tsang for the Massage Therapist and Bodyworker - 

6 CE hrs

Our abdomen is a very integral area of our body with the navel being the major player in our day-to-day game of health and well being.  Why is this so and how can we become more aware of the importance of our abdomen in maintaining a state of optimum wellness all year long? The answer lies deep in the belly with Chi Nei Tsang.  Come join us for this exciting introduction into uncovering the mysteries of the belly.  This class is all about Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Organs Massage.  If you are challenged by digestive issues, constipation, bloating, sleep disorders, or neuroendocrine imbalance to name a few, then this class is for you.

 

In it, you will learn simple yet effective Chi Nei Tsang techniques which you can easily incorporate into your therapeutic massage and bodywork sessions.  You will also learn to apply these techniques for your own self-care and that of your clients.   In the class, you will learn:

  • basic Chi Kung exercises to help you cultivate your Chi and connect with the energies around us

  • how to expand your awareness with special breathing exercises to help you feel yourself from the inside out, and how to do this with your clients

  • how to massage around your navel to unwind your body and detoxify your abdominal organs, and how to do this with your clients

  • techniques to palpate the large intestine, to release fascial restrictions from the ribs down to the pelvic girdle, and to provide a general yet effective detoxifying session for yourself and others

  • partner work as well as self-care work

All of this will help you AND your clients reclaim and maintain your health and wellness.


East Meets West Anatomy & Physiology - 13 Hrs

Eastern philosophy and Western science blend together in this fascinating exploration of the structure and function of the human body. Learn to understand how the pathways of the energetic body correspond to the organs of the physical body.  Also discussed will be the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they influence your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness.   A perfect addition for any type of bodyworker or energy therapist.  This class also satisfies practitioner certification requirements for Level 1 Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner.  Topics covered in this class will be:
1. The EXACT position and shape ...the anatomy... of each internal organ in your own body and your class partners.
2. How to feel the internal organs and recognize their specific movements and sounds.
3. How to map out your own acupuncture meridian system.
4. The basic functions ...the physiology... of each organ, as well as the specific mental and emotional aspects associated with each organ.

(NOTE:  No Prerequisite:  This class is open to the public.)