Continuing Education

Upcoming Courses:

Kinesio Taping® Foundations Seminar
With Matthew Villegas

Date & Time: July 20th – 21st 20 CE hours (16 in-person and 4 online) NCBTMB approved
Price: $729 includes tape, tax, and a digital instruction manual
Registration: https://www.tapingworkshops.com/
Information: email tapingworkshops@gmail.com or call (505) 417-4609 


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 CE hours 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 CE hours NCBTMB Approved)

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

Description: Stress is the #1 reason clients seek out bodywork, yet how well do you understand it? We will explore the physiology of stress, the stress-trauma continuum, effects of stress on the body, homeostasis vs. allostasis, and how bodywork, polyvagal understanding, mindfulness and other approaches can relieve stress. (4 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)

Marma + Yoga – Intergrated Energy Healing with Maria Garre

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 CE hours; Bodywork: 12 CE hours 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)

Abdominal Therapy For Professionals – Levels 1 & 2
with Bryn Truett-Chavez

Date: September 23rd – 27th
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (56 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $1900 or $1750 for early bird discount
Registration:  https://www.abdominaltherapycollective.com/more-about-the-course-3-0/abdominal-therapy-for-professionals-part-1-and-part-2-/r/recjXtHBwJUFXIXzm
Educator’s email: atc.bryn@gmail.com
Educator’s phone:  408-314-9074

A class for professional therapists, focusing on the fundamentals of Abdominal Therapy for your clients, as well as your own self care. This hands-on five day class focuses on the anterior and posterior aspect of Abdominal Therapy as created by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and presented by the Abdominal Therapy Collective. Level 1 teaches you first how to perform and share the anterior elements of this work on yourself and with your clients. Level 2, builds upon the foundations learned in ATP1 and offers your clients the opportunity to gain and maintain lasting benefits. Working the lower back, hips, and sacrum, balancing the pelvis and supporting the function of the abdominal organs, ATP2 completes the treatment. By the end of this class, you will be fully qualified to work with clients and to teach them the Abdominal Therapy Collective’s unique Your Abdominal Massage (YAM) for their – and your – continuing health improvement. This class has home study and an online class prior to the in-person days.

  • The history and lineage of Abdominal Therapy
  • How to perform and teach your clients ‘Your Abdominal Massage’ (YAM)
  • Abdominal and pelvic anatomy and physiology
  • Common signs and symptoms of pelvic and abdominal conditions
  • How to perform Abdominal Therapy on your client’s anterior and posterior body
  • The importance of the emotional body on physical function
  • How to apply supportive techniques for pelvic, abdominal, spinal, and sacral conditions

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


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

Myotherapy for Chronic Pain
with Jennifer Griffin


Date: October 4th-6th
Time: 9am-6pm W/ 1-hour lunch break (24 CE hours – 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.


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

Date: October 12th, 2024
Time: 9am-1pm (4 CE hours – 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.

Kinesio Taping® Foundations Seminar
With Matthew Villegas

Date & Time: October 12th-13th 20 CE hours (16 in-person and 4 online) NCBTMB approved
Price: $729 includes tape, tax, and a digital instruction manual
Registration: https://www.tapingworkshops.com/
Information: email tapingworkshops@gmail.com or call (505) 417-4609 


Thai Table Massage W/ Mia Battaglia

Date: Oct. 19th-20th
Time: 9am-5pm W/ 1 hour lunch break (14 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $425
Information & Registration: Email cranewisdom@gmail.com

Description: In this class you will learn * How to do a full body 60-90 min Thai Table Massage * Side line stretches and techniques * Add advanced skills to your practice * History of Thai massage and the Basic principals * Basics about Sen lines “Thai energy”

You will also receive a full manual with pictures and descriptions of everything you will be learning to help you remember what we have covered throughout the weekend. You will also receive a full manual with pictures and descriptions of everything you will be learning to help you remember what we have covered throughout the weekend. (14 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)

Calcium Deposits & Powerpoint Deep Tissue
with Tatyana Richmond


Description: The course utilizes lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice focusing on the recognition, causes/effects, and treatment of the calcium deposits will have on the musculoskeletal system. Students will be presented with a deep tissue massage therapy technique to perform on clients who present with pain and restricted ROM caused by calcium deposits. The course is over 75% hands on! (8 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)

Hot Stone Massage
with Alex “Otter” Vernon


Date: Oct. 26th – 27th, 2024
Time: 9am- 4:30pm with a 90 min lunch break (12 CE hours – NCBTMB Approved)
Price: $375
Information: Call ASHA at 505-441-2742 or email abqasha@gmail.com

Last Minute Ethics
with Ellen Santistevan


Date: October 27th (4CE hours 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)

Myofascial Release
with Alex “Otter” Vernon


Description: In this 12-hour workshop we will practice hands-on techniques using myofascial release manipulations on the body; superficial techniques, such as direct stretching, indirect stretching, torquing, petrissage skin rolling and deep fascial techniques such as gliding, pin and glide, compression, bowing, torquing and using the bones and appropriate amounts of oil. We will discuss fascia and connective tissue, thixotropy, pioneers in the field, contraindications and appropriate body mechanics.

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.