Continuing Education

Upcoming Classes


Money, Power & Ethnics – Ethnics for LMT’s – Live, In Person Class

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Albuquerque School of Healing Arts
4600 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM   87108

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, boundary setting, finances and more.

4 CE’s in Ethics  

Cost: $95 including tax

Instructor: Bahnu Harrison

Registration: You may register online at www.choosingmindfulness.net  or mail a check for $95 to Bhanu Harrison, 4308 Carlisle NE, Ste 209, Albuquerque, NM  87107.    

Click HERE to register!

Satisfies NCBTMB’s Standard V Roles & Boundaries Requirement

Workshop Cancellation Policy: 80% refund up to 2 weeks before the workshop.  50% refund thereafter until 5 days prior to the workshop.  No refund if you cancel less than 5 days before the workshop.  Instructor reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient registration.Certification Requirements: You must be in attendance for the entire class to earn a Certificate of Completion.  Certificates will be awarded for 4 CEs in Ethics.  There is a $5 fee for replacing lost certificates.


Ethics: Anti-Oppression in Body Work

Wednesdays, Oct 20th, 27th, Nov 3rd & 10th – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Albuquerque School of Healing Arts
4600 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM   87108

How can we transform our profession and increase accessibility to those who have historically been left out of healing spaces?

How can we as practitioners create a welcoming and accessible practice for our trans, BIPOC, neurodivergent and clients with disabilities?

8 NCBTMB Ethics CEU

Cost: $90 – $180 Sliding Scale
Scholarships Available, Email to Apply

Instructor: Graciela Lopez

Cancellation Policy: For full refund, cancel by Oct 14th
Registration Form
Contact Graciela at gslopezmassage@gmail.com for more information


Embodied Body Mechanics

Saturday, October 30th – 9 am to 1 pm

Albuquerque School of Healing Arts
4600 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM   87108

Dive into a self reflection on your current body mechanics. Uncover how you can create practices that serve your body. Giving a massage can feel just as good on your body as receiving a massage.

How can we as practitioners create a welcoming and accessible practice for our trans, BIPOC, neurodivergent and clients with disabilities?

4 NCBTMB Approved CEUs

Cost: Sliding Scale $60 – $120
Scholarships Available, Email to Apply

Instructor: Graciela Lopez

Registration Form
Contact Graciela at gslopezmassage@gmail.com for more information

Meet the Instructors

Graciela Lopez

Graciela has been practicing Thai massage for just over 10 years. Graciela studied in Laos, Costa Rica, Mexico and New Mexico with teachers in the lineage of Asokananda whose teachings trace back to Jivaka Khumar Baccha, revered as the father of medicine in Thailand and was said to be the doctor of the Buddha. Graciela is also a cultural worker and is currently facilitating an ethics of diversity workshop which is available to spas, conferences, yoga studios and other spaces centered around bodywork and therapy, on the topics of facing our prejudices to become more present and mindful therapists and practitioners addressing the needs of a diverse array of clients including those of the trans, Black, Indigenous and POC communities, people of size and people with disabilities. 

Graciela is grateful to be providing a space for folks to receive deep healing and has a long-term dream of co-creating a healing center to support people traditionally left out of healing spaces due to a blend of racial & socio-economic factors.  

“I have been teaching Thai massage for about three years and strive to forever remain in a student mindset as I learn immensely with each student I teach and each client I work on. I strive to be aware of and find a balance on the ways in which cultural appropriation (as Thai culture is not my own; I was born and raised in ABQ, NM) can cause harm and the blessings and brilliance of sharing the teachings, and how we can center and give back to the lineage and culture from which it came. As a measure to find this balance, I have made a commitment to offer a portion of the proceeds to the NM Asian Family Center who provides culturally sensitive programs and services creating a Pan-Asian community that advocates for and supports itself. I am most moved by the principle that Thai Massage is the physical application of Metta (loving kindness) and hope to offer that quality of touch to all whom I teach and work on. My prayer in each session and class is that it benefits all beings everywhere without one exception.”


Bhanu Harrison

Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW, SEP, has been part of the Albuquerque holistic health community since 1984 when she graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.  She was a practicing massage therapist for 11 years at Vitality Works and began teaching at the school in 1985.  She taught ethics and business practices as well as polarity therapy in her 34 years of teaching at NMSNT.  She became a licensed clinical social worker in 1994, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2003, and now has a part time practice specializing in body-oriented trauma resolution therapy focusing on releasing trauma and restoring balanced nervous system functioning and emotional regulation

In 2016, she was certified by UCLA as a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator and teaches a wide variety of mindfulness classes, which offer CEUs for LMT’s.  You can find her somatic meditations on the free Insight Timer app – www.insighttimer.com/choosingmindfulness

Learn more about her classes on her website: www.choosingmindfulness.net

“I have taught ethics for almost 30 years now and I love inspiring bodyworkers to have greater integrity and mindfulness in their work.  One of the most common responses to my workshops is “I never knew ethics could be this interesting or fun!”.  I infuse my teaching with real life examples, nervous system information, practical skills for embodying safety and ethics and an invitation to be more present and mindful.  Join me as we explore the many facets of ethics in bodywork!”