CONTINUING EDUCATION

Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness provides opportunities for Continuing Education in the fields of Yoga Trainings, Manual Therapies, Ayurveda Education, Acupuncture, and other health professions. To register, either contact the front desk, or follow the links provided.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks 9/17/19-11/19/19 and 11/3/19, 6:00-9:00 PM

Reduce anxiety, stress, chronic pain and negative moods with the help of mindful awareness and compassion. The ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ program merges mindful awareness training and gentle yoga exercises. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, and of the ways our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Instructor Tara Lampert, M.A., RYT 500

Free orientation 9/17/19 6:00-8:00

To register go to www.akcfm.com or call 907-770-6463

Nursing contact hours are available upon request

PNMT for the Cervical Spine

Sept 21 and 22, 2019, (16 CEs)

Neck pain accounts for a large percentage of visits to massage therapy offices. While more general massage approaches to the neck can be very relaxing, PNMT focuses on more specific problem-solving. When a client comes to your office with specific complaints, PNMT will help you consider all the possible musculoskeletal explanations that would explain his/her discomfort. Great problem-solving skills and a deep knowledge of functional anatomy are the the keys to success.

Here is one example: Your client presents with pain in the left side of her neck. Her rotation to the left is restricted, just 40 degrees of rotation in comparison to right rotation, which is 65 degrees. When she turns to the left, she feels pain on the left side of her neck. When you take her into cervical extension during left rotation, her pain is worse. Moving her into cervical flexion during left rotation lessens her pain. “Got it”, you think to yourself. “Now I know why stretching made it worse, not better.” These kind of presentations are what clinical massage therapists face every day. In Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, we help you problem solve through real-life situations, helping you to make great decisions while showing you a host of great treatment techniques to accomplish the task.

Christopher Sovereign,LMT, CMT,CPNMT,CTPI,CRFIT has been a massage professional since 1983. He is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute Medical (all 3 levels) and Racquetfit certified as well. Christopher brings a wealth of both clinical and teaching experience to the staff of PNMT. He taught at the 2012 AMTA National Convention. Christopher is a passionate instructor who, since 1999, has taught students in 24 states.

16 NCBTMB approved hours Hours: Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm Cost: $325 Register 2 weeks in advance and pay just $300

To register call 866-325-7668 or online at www.nmtmidwest.com

Advanced Tongue, Pulse, Palpation, and Abdominal Diagnosis for Ayurvedic Practitioners

October 9, 2019, 6:00-8:00

Refine your diagnostic skills with hands on guided practice.

Taught by Cassandra Lidin, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CAP

$40, pre-registration required before September 1st, call 907-334-9642

Ayurvedic Diagnosis by Energetics

November 20, 2019, 6:00-8:00

Learn how to assess gait, range of motion, and body psychology as related to the Doshas.

Taught by Cassandra Lidin, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CAP

$40, pre-registration required before October 5th, call 907-334-9642

PNMT Lower Extremity

(19 CEs), Spring 2020

This seminar begins with a thorough assessment of the muscles of the hip, looking closely at muscular issues as well as the effect of hip pathology on joint function. Moving methodically down the leg, we will address conditions such as piriformis syndrome, knee pain, hamstring strains, plantar fascitis, and other common lower extremity pain patterns. The class is filled with practical applications to conditions that are commonly seen in everyday practice.  

Watch a video Introduction to PNMT for the Lower Extremity by Kathy Meyer

Fees: Not Yet Announced

PNMT Form and Function: Integrating Structural and Functional Assessment

(16 CEs), Fall 2020

PNMT Form and Function is about clinical decision making, helping therapists increase effectiveness by treating the right muscle for the right reason. The wisdom (and the art) is in the choosing. Structural assessment is important, but must be done with speed and accuracy.  Moreover, how can you know that the structural asymmetry is related to the client's presenting symptom? By integrating functional assessment as well, this seminar can help you design treatment protocols that create measurable and immediate improvements for the client.

Perhaps nothing says more about Form and Function than feedback from a participant in a seminar in Green Bay, WI:

“As practicing LMTs, I believe it is essential to maintain and deepen our knowledge of anatomy and physiology, but even more critical for us to put that knowledge into action. The PNMT Form and Function course challenged me to do just that and inspired me to continue to refine my skills in the Precision Neuromuscular therapeutic approach.”

Watch a video introduction to Form and Function by Douglas Nelson

Fees: Not Yet Announced