Continuing Education

ASHA Continuing Education Schedule:

Myotherapy for Chronic Pain
with Jennifer Griffin


Date: Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 2024
Time: 9am-6pm W/ 1-hour lunch break (24 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $625
Information & Registration: Email hands2knead@gmail.com

Description: Myotherapy focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain, restricted joint movement and its associated pathologies. You will learn to assess the body for holding patterns, find trigger points, use joint mobilization and passive stretching to relieve trigger points and bring the body back into balance. Think movement, movement and movement. This workshop is especially beneficial for those who work with athletes and clients with chronic pain.

Ayurvedic Dosha Anatomy for Yoga
with Maria E Garre

Date: May 10th-12th, 2024
Time: 8am-6pm (4pm on Sunday) W/ 90 min lunch break (24 CEUs – IAYT Approved)
Price: $375
Information & Registration: https://ayurvedayogaschool.com/event/ayurvedic-anatomy-for-teaching-yoga/

Description: Transform the way you understand Ayuveda’s doshic wisdom to go deeper and broaden your understanding of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Embody the academic knowledge of the doshas through their sub-types. A fun and interactive weekend immersion to awaken the why and how of the Yoga you practice. This training will evolve your understanding of how each Dosha and sub-dosha can inform sequencing, class design, and self-healing. Throughout the weekend, we will weave the Western, physical view of the body alongside Yoga and Ayurveda’s energetic and elemental view. WEEKEND IMMERSION HIGHLIGHTS —>>> >Ayurvedic Yoga practices are focused and tailored to demonstrate sub-dosha integration within Yoga practices. >Integrate and apply Sub-dosha anatomy and biological principles to the practices of Yoga >Understand how pranayama, meditation, and asana are viewed through the lenses of each Dosha and Sub-Dosha to individualize practices for private sessions >Integrate and deepen your knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda for group class sequencing, cueing, and instruction. Learn to talk to each Dosha on a deeper level. >Broaden your understanding of the physical, energetic, and mental bodies via Yoga and Ayurveda for complete healing and private yoga instruction >Learn to see the world through the fullness of the Doshas and how to maintain complete health, vitality, and immunity. 24 CEU for Yoga Alliance and IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)

Healthy Boundaries in Energy Work 
with Ellen Santistevan


Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 9am–1 pm (4 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $110
Information & Registration: https://unburdenedbodywork.ticketspice.com/ethics-healthy-boundaries-in-energy-work-


Description: Healthy Boundaries in Energy Work is a highly experiential ethics class, designed for you to actually learn to palpate the energy fields of the body — not only for your client but also for yourself. In this way, you will learn to have greater clarity about yourself and your client, avoid enmeshment and entanglement, conserve your own energies, and maintain boundaries in a healthy, respectful, and non judgmental way. This class is a prerequisite for “Developing your Listening Hands” and “Integrating Polarity Therapy into Your Massage Practice” (4 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)

Date & Time: Friday, June 14th 2pm – 6pm, Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th 9am – 6pm (20 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $560 ($393 current student, $475 ASHA Staff)
Information: email esantistevan@protonmail.com
Registration: https://unburdenedbodywork.ticketspice.com/integrating-polarity-therapy-into-your-bodywork-practice

Integrating Polarity Therapy Into Your Massage Practice 
with Ellen Santistevan


Description: Have you always been intrigued by energy work but didn’t want to do it full time? Good news! Polarity Therapy techniques are easily incorporated into any type of bodywork. It is a natural healthcare system that addresses the interdependence of mind, body, and spirit; the importance of relationships; and the value of creating a way of life in harmony with nature. In this 20 hour course, we will work through clinically valuable bodywork and energy techniques that anyone can use in their practice. Topics include basic tenets of Polarity; gait and postural assessment; basic nutrition; movement; breath and sound work; and energy-based self-care exercises. Students are encouraged to bring their own sound-healing instruments, such as hand drums, rattles, singing bowls, and tuning forks (particularly weighted forks in C and G). (20 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)

Get All Your CEUs in 1 Weekend: Ethics and Bodywork 
with Ellen Santistevan

Date & Time: Ethics: Saturday, 9/14/24 from 9am – 1pm
Listening Hands: Saturday, 9/14/24 from 2pm – 6pm, and Sunday 9/15/24 from 9am – 6pm (Ethics: 4 CEUs; Bodywork: 12 CEUs NCBTMB approved)
Price: Ethics: $110; Listening Hands: $325; Take both and save: $400
Information & Registration: https://unburdenedbodywork.ticketspice.com/get-all-your-ceus-in-one-weekend


Description: Ethics: Healthy Boundaries in Energy Work is a highly experiential ethics class, designed for you to actually learn to palpate the energy fields of the body — not only for your client but also for yourself. In this way, you will learn to have greater clarity about yourself and your client, avoid enmeshment and entanglement, conserve your own energies, and maintain boundaries in a healthy, respectful, and non judgmental way. This class is a prerequisite for “Developing your Listening Hands” and “Integrating Polarity Therapy into Your Massage Practice”  Developing Your Listening Hands Pt.1: Energy Body and Cranial Rhythms: The “Listening Hands” classes were developed to give all manual therapists the opportunity to learn and to integrate the mindful listening and feeling experience into whatever style of bodywork you are already practicing. Subtle listening through the hands is a learnable skill, and in this class, you will discover and develop your abilities of nonverbal communication and bring greater depth, subtlety and effectiveness to your massage and bodywork practice. I welcome you in the journey of deepening your understanding and skills and bringing them into your practice. (Ethics: 4 CEUs; Bodywork: 12 CEUs NCBTMB approved)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification 
with Nicola McGill

Date: September 3rd-8th, 2024
Time: 8am-5pm first 5 days then 8am-2pm on 6th day. 1-hour lunch break (45 CEUs NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $1300
Information & Registration: https://www.nicolamcgill.com/mld-classes

Description: This 5½-day MLD certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. During this course, students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Basic MLD treatment sequences as well as MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be demonstrated and practiced. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application. (45 CEUs NCBTMB Approved)

Understanding & Transforming Stress – Live Online Ethics for LMTs
with Bhanu Harrison

Developing Your Listening Hands pt 2: Fascia and Visceral Motility 
with Ellen Santistevan


Date: September 28th-29th
Time: 10am–4pm (12 CEUs NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $335
Information & Registration: https://unburdenedbodywork.ticketspice.com/developing-your-listening-hands-pt-2fv


Description: Building on the skills developed in part 1, you will learn to travel along the fascia and connect with both abdominal and thoracic viscera to detect and witness for restrictions and scarring that contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunction. Simply contacting and listening can allow the body to reorganize in more helpful ways and ease chaotic compensation patterns without using force. Prerequisites: Healthy Boundaries in Energy Work and Developing Your Listening Hands, part 1, or with permission of the instructor


Money, Power & Ethics – In person Ethics for LMTs with Bhanu Harrison

Date: October 12th, 2024
Time: 9am-1pm (4 CEUS – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $95
Information & Registration: https://www.choosingmindfulness.net/register/money-power-ethics-ethics-for-lmts

Description: Power and money are strong forces that are often misunderstood and misused. We will discuss how your beliefs about money and power affect your therapeutic relationships, professional worth, confidence and ability to practice ethically. Details include professional intent, role power, privilege, boundary setting, finances and more.

Last Minute Ethics
with Ellen Santistevan


Date: October 27th (4CEUs NCBTMB Approved)
Time: TBA
Price: TBA
Information & Registration: TBA


Description: Healthy Boundaries in Energy Work is a highly experiential ethics class, designed for you to actually learn to palpate the energy fields of the body — not only for your client but also for yourself. In this
way, you will learn to have greater clarity about yourself and your client, avoid enmeshment and entanglement, conserve your own energies, and maintain boundaries in a healthy, respectful, and non judgmental way. This class is a prerequisite for “Developing your Listening Hands” and “Integrating Polarity Therapy into Your Massage Practice” (4 CEUs – NCBTMB Approved)

Thank you for choosing to register for one of ASHA’s CE workshops!

Your payment secures your spot in the class you select. You may register for more than one class. You will receive an email from your instructor before the start of your course.

**Please note that we can offer a refund if you need to cancel with more than 10 days notice. A $25.00 administrative fee will be withheld from your refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice or no-shows on the day of the class will not be refunded.

Please feel free to call 505-441-2742 if you have any additional questions.