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Public Workshops Calendar

2017 & 2018 Workshops
General Interest & Self Care Workshops for Everyone. 

Explore your interests! Our general education programs offer many opportunities for you to learn at a comfortable pace, in a fun and no-pressure environment.

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CenterPoint's Workshops
Massage Basics  Saturday, December 9
First Aid  Saturday, January 6
Adult CPR  Saturday, January 6
Shiatsu Basics  Saturday, January 13
Tai Chi – Fan Form  12 Wednesdays, Jan 17 – April 4
NEW! Eating Seasonally and Locally – How and Why?  Saturday, February 10
Massage Basics  Saturday, February 10
Couples Massage & Wine Tasting  Wednesday, February 14
Shiatsu Basics  Saturday, March 10
Reiki – Level 1  Sunday, March 11
Spring Equinox Celebration – Meditation & Qigong  Tuesday, March 20
Massage Basics  Saturday, April 7

CenterPoint’s Basics Workshops

These introductory workshops are an excellent opportunity for people considering therapeutic bodywork as a career or for those who enjoy working on family and friends.

Learn simple, yet effective techniques to help relax, relieve stress and deal with common ailments. CenterPoint faculty teach all of these 6 hour workshops.

All instructors are CenterPoint Faculty and are nationally certified by the National Certifying Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) or the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and/or are active members of the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies from Asia (AOBTA), or the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).


Massage Basics #503-6

Saturday, December 9 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by November 30

Workshop Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total Hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose clothing. Bring two twin sized sheets, a face towel, and a large blanket or towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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First Aid #302-W

Saturday, January 6 • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register by December 21

Workshop Fee: $45 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after December 21
Materials: CPR & First Aid Textbook: $20.95 + tax; First Aid only book also available for $12.95 + tax; $7 mailing fee for either textbook
Total Hours: 4

Prerequisite: Must read the textbook prior to the class

This American Heart Association First Aid course covers basic emergency response to respiratory failure, bleeding, poisoning, shock, burns, broken bones, and more. The class consists of demonstration and class participation to learn the techniques. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive the American Heart Association Adult First Aid certification. The certification is valid for two years from the date of the course.

Course policies: Attendees must obtain and read the text prior to the class, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills to the instructor’s satisfaction.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty that are certified American Heart Association’s First Aid/CPR/AED trainers.

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Adult CPR #301-W

Saturday, January 6 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Register by December 21

Workshop Fee: $45 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after December 21
Materials: CPR & First Aid Textbook: $20.95 + tax + $7.00 mailing fee (to be read before class)
Total Hours: 4

Prerequisite: Must read textbook prior to the class

This American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course teaches basic life support techniques to use on adults. The class consists of demonstration and class participation to learn the techniques. In addition to learning CPR for adults and children, you will by certified to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive the American Heart Association Adult CPR certification. The certification is valid for two years from the date of the course.

Course policies: Attendees must obtain and read the text prior to the class, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills to the instructor’s satisfaction.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty that are certified American Heart Association’s First Aid/CPR/AED trainers.

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Shiatsu Basics #506-1

Saturday, January 13 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by January 9

Workshop Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total Hours: 6


All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring one sheet and a large towel.

For those who wish to practice natural healing at home with family, friends and self, Shiatsu Basics provides an ideal introduction. Participants learn simple yet effective finger pressure techniques to relieve and prevent chronic aches & pains and everyday ailments. Basic theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Yin/Yang, and Eight Principles) are taught to facilitate understanding of how and why Shiatsu works.

Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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Tai Chi – Fan Form #758

12 Wednesdays, January 17 – April 4 • 5:10 - 5:50 pm
Register by January 11

Workshop Fee: $120 (not eligible for discount) • $15 late registration fee after Jan 11
Total Hours: 12 sessions

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring or wear socks.

The Tai Chi Single Fan routine is a graceful and strengthening form of martial arts and dance from the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan. It utilizes meditative movements that can be applied as a style of self defense and has healing benefits to energize the body and calm the mind. Each movement develops mindfulness and strengthens the mind-body connection.

Tai Chi produces and collects energy in the internal organs to improve longevity, mental clarity, physical agility and strength, and to reduce stress. Regular practice can also help to resolve health issues such as arthritis, back pain, insomnia, and digestive issues. Tai Chi Fan Form encompasses the essential movements of all Tai Chi forms. Each class includes warm-ups, Qigong exercises, Tai chi posture review, refinements, and additions to the form. All skill levels are welcome!

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, Cert Instructor, Cert ABT, AOBTA, NCTMB. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, having studied with the Universal Healing Tao School in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She practices Tai Chi and Qi Gong on a regular basis, and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and Supervises in CenterPoint’s Clinic.

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NEW! Eating Seasonally and Locally – How and Why? #755

Saturday, February 10 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Register by January 25

Workshop Fee: $60 • $15 late registration fee after Jan 25
Total Hours: 3


All are welcome!

Diets come and go but a healthy connection with food brings joy and health without signing up to a prescriptive diet. If you want to learn to have a passion for your food, this is the course for you.

In this course, you learn how to:

  • Connect with local foods and markets
  • Respect the seasonality of foods year-round
  • Choose specific foods to foster a seasonal and healthy connection to your diet
  • Feed yourself and your family in a healthy, nutritious, and pleasurable way

Wellness is a byproduct of a healthy approach to food. Everyone can benefit from connecting with their food through mindful eating. Sample recipes will be provided.

Instructor: Ramon Carrion. Growing up in Spain, Ramon developed a passion for food from his mother, who knew how to feed her whole family with healthy, homegrown food. Ramon obtained certifications in nutrition and holistic health therapy from Stonebridge Associate College in London. Ramon moved to Minnesota in the fall of 2016, and now manages Ruf Acres Farm and is the project manager at the Ruf Acres Market, both located in Faribault. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Heath Finders Collective.

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Massage Basics #503-1

Saturday, February 10 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by February 6

Workshop Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total Hours: 6

 

All are welcome!

Please wear loose clothing. Bring two twin sized sheets, a face towel, and a large blanket or towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

 

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Couples Massage & Wine Tasting #711

Wednesday, February 14 • 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Register by January 31

Workshop Fee: $75 per couple (not eligible for discount), $15 late fee per couple after January 31
Total Hours: 4

All are welcome!

Please bring one twin size sheet set, one pillowcase or face cradle cover, and a blanket or beach towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s day gift? This is the class for you! CenterPoint is partnering with Lunds & Byerly’s to provide you with the perfect pre-valentines day date night. The evening will begin at CenterPoint with a two hour workshop for couples to learn and practice basic principles and applications of massage. Participants will then go over to Lunds & Byerly’s tasting room (St. Louis Park) to sample a delicious selection of wines.

Together you and your partner will learn:

  • The five Swedish massage strokes and how and when to use them
  • Basic principles around pressure, depth and touch
  • A simple sequence for relaxation massage

No knowledge of anatomy is required, only a desire to give and receive feedback of what feels good to you. This class is the Valentines Day present that will keep on giving!

Instructor: Krisha Crabtree, B.A., NCTMB. Krisha Crabtree has a BA in Psychology with dance and English minors from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN (1993). She has been a massage therapist since 1997, when she attended Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy. Krisha is certified in NeuroMuscular Therapy, and has been an instructor at CenterPoint from 2001-2005 and from 2012 to the present. Her teaching style uses humor and analogy to make things easy to understand.

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Shiatsu Basics #506-2

Saturday, March 10 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by March 6

Workshop Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total Hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring one sheet and a large towel.

For those who wish to practice natural healing at home with family, friends and self, Shiatsu Basics provides an ideal introduction. Participants learn simple yet effective finger pressure techniques to relieve and prevent chronic aches & pains and everyday ailments. Basic theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Qi, Yin/Yang, and Eight Principles) are taught to facilitate understanding of how and why Shiatsu works.

Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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Reiki – Level 1 #722

Sunday, March 11 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by February 22

Workshop Fee: $115 • $15 late registration fee after February 22
Materials: $19.95 + tax
Total Hours: 6

Prerequisite: All are welcome

Please bring two twin flat sheets, one pillowcase or face cradle cover. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Does working with others leave you feeling drained? Instead of utilizing your own energy, utilize the energy of the universe! Reiki is a form of energetic healing, utilizing very gentle touch or off-body techniques to sense and guide flows of healing energy. Through the attunement process in this course, the practitioner will have the ability to tap into the Reiki energy, and gain a fundamental understanding of Reiki principles that will help guide the use of Reiki for self and others.

This work is an excellent addition for any bodyworker, and can be learned with little or no previous experience or training. Reiki can be used to enhance sessions with clients, or as a method of self-care and self-healing.

With the Reiki training and attunements, the student gains access to self-care and client-centered protocols and learns how to apply Reiki energy. The basic fundamental principles of Reiki are covered, as well as some simple techniques and hand placements for full-body treatments and self-treatments. In the practice portion of the class, each participant gives and receives treatments to deepen their connection with Reiki and establish familiarity with the techniques.

This course is a great introduction to energetic healing and is ideal for holistic health practitioners, allied health professionals, and bodywork therapists looking to add a new skill to their tool box.

Instructor: Cale Albert, Reiki Master, ABMP. Cale is a graduate of CenterPoint’s East West Therapeutic Bodywork program and practices in Shoreview. His instructional background began with martial arts and Reiki. At CenterPoint he has worked one-on-one as a tutor, assisted in the Therapeutic Massage Department and is currently an instructor for Special Populations and a supervisor in CenterPoint’s student clinic.

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Spring Equinox Celebration – Meditation & Qigong #743

Tuesday, March 20 • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Register by March 15

Workshop Fee: $15 (not eligible for discounts) • $15 late registration fee after March 15
Materials: $1.00 + tax
Total Hours: 1.5

All are welcome!

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

The Spring Equinox is an inspirational time of progress and new growth. The seeds planted today bring the transformation of tomorrow. Celebrate the spring of your renewal with Qigong movements to embody the changes of this time. Set intentions for growth and use the available energy to blossom a bright future.

Participants create a personal talisman representing their gratitude and personal growth intentions for the upcoming season. Celebrate the concept that the past supports the present, which creates the future. You will leave this class feeling grounded, peaceful and inspired.

No previous qigong or meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome!

Instructor: Andrea Sullivan, CI AOBTA, Cert. ABT, BCTMB. Andrea graduated from CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2005. She is certified in Chi Nei Tsang, having studied with the Universal Healing Tao School in Thailand with Grand Master Mantak Chia. She practices Tai Chi and Qi Gong on a regular basis, and maintains a private bodywork practice. She teaches in CenterPoint’s Shiatsu Department and Supervises in CenterPoint’s Clinic.

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Massage Basics #503-2

Saturday, April 7 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register by April 3

Workshop Fee: $75 (not eligible for discount)
Total Hours: 6

All are welcome!

Please wear loose clothing. Bring two twin sized sheets, a face towel, and a large blanket or towel for warmth. Massage lotion will be provided.

Massage Basics is designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. You will learn a variety of basic massage techniques for the head, neck, back, arms and legs emphasizing continuity, completeness and confidence. Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved circulation. Come prepared to experience giving and receiving massage.

Instructor: CenterPoint Faculty

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