November 2017 Education Event and Retreat Weekend

The AMTA Vermont Education Committee is hard at work creating another excellent educational offering for November 11th and 12th, 2017 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT.
We have 6 confirmed educational offerings lined up to allow you to create YOUR perfect weekend!
Take one class… or more!
The best “bang for your buck” is to register for 16 CEs and then choose which you’d like!
BUT, we’d love to make sure you get to mix and match the sessions that best meet your needs…
  • Review the sessions
  • Choose the number of hours you want
  • Register
  • Select which session you want
  • Relax, rejuvenate, connect, and learn!

Register Here!

For 16 hours/16 CE’s (includes both Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun):

After June 30: Full Registration = AMTA Member $300/Non-AMTA Member $350

1 Day/ 8 hours (includes Lunch only on day of workshop) = $185/$215

1/2 day/4 hours (includes Lunch immediately before/after session) = $100/$125

In addition, after June 30, registrations include a service fee from Eventbrite (our ticketing site). 

Student Discount: 50% off registration (enter Promotional Code “thanks50” on the “Select Tickets” screen BEFORE selecting hours or checking out)

2017 Presenters:
George Russell, Cynthia Wood, Annie Powell and Dale Montelione Grust! 
Three different courses with George Russell:

Bodyworker, chiropractor, and movement specialist based in New York.

 Saturday – 9a-6p – 8 CEsgeorge-russell

Scoliosis — Theories and Practices
Want some help strategizing and working on people with scoliosis? This class will start with a general overview of scoliosis, its origins and implications, and descriptions of some conventional and alternative treatments (including various types of exercise, bracing and surgeries). Class members will be mentored in strategies for helping patients with scoliosis.We’ll also work with movement and other bodywork approaches to increase ease, comfort and better alignment.

Sunday – 9a-1p – 4 CEs

Scoliosis — Practicum
**Please note: To take this course, you must complete Saturday’s course with George Russell.**

In this class, we’ll apply the practical tools from Saturday’s scoliosis class to problem-solving with actual clients. We’ll move from assessment to touch techniques to patient self-care and reassessment.

Sunday 2p-6p – 4 CEs

“Flower on a Stem – the Neck/Head in Yoga”

Many people’s neck trouble stems from the upper back, arms and pelvis. We’ll look at neck/head dysfunction from the standpoint of structural support, exploring how to assess and correct postures to establish a neck that extends the energy of the spine while standing or in other positions. We’ll also look at the ways that issues with the neck/head/face/jaw can work their way down the stem into the lower body.

This is a clinical class with lecture, discussion and observation. Bring a pillowcase and a pen.

Two different courses with Cynthia Wood:

Ortho-Bionomy with Cynthia Wood

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle yet highly effective form of therapeutic bodywork. It is used to relieve pain and to restore natural alignment and well being. It helps resolve chronic and acute injuries, stress and trauma, as well as problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. Using comfortable positions and gentle movements, Ortho-Bionomy triggers the body’s own self-correcting reflexes. No forceful manipulations are used. Instead, using gentle positioning, Ortho-Bionomy employs the body’s innate wisdom to find balance and health.

Ortho-Bionomy was created by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO. He drew from his experience as an Osteopath and as a Judo Master to create this technique. He found that working with the body, not against it, he could be effective without the use of force. Ortho-Bionomy stimulates the self-correcting reflexes by way of the proprioceptive nerves located in our joints and muscles. These sensory nerves give the body information about where it is in space; our kinesthetic sensdsc04165e. By gently exaggerating postural imbalances, using positions of comfort, these nerves are informed and trigger the self correction. Restrictive patterns dissolve, improving function, reducing pain and giving rise to a general sense of well being.

Saturday – 9a-1p – 4 CEs

Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy – Hands-On Psoas and a Little Neck, too!

This 4 hour class will cover the history and fundamental principles of Ortho-Bionomy.
Participants will learn and practice two different techniques for addressing the psoas muscle. Also, participants will learn and practice a movement based neck technique. This work is noninvasive, yet very deeply effective. It employs gentle positioning and movements which exaggerate the body’s imbalance triggering a self correcting reflex.
By following the body’s wisdom muscles relax, pain is relieved and balance restored. This technique is as gentle on the practitioner as it is on the client. It is a perfect tool for a massage therapist to use with a sensitive client and to save their own hands from strain.
Saturday – 2p-6p – 4CEs
Hands-On Knee: Both Basic and Advanced
This 4 hour class will compliment the previous class but also stand on its own. The history and fundamental principles of Ortho-Bionomy will be presented. Participants will learn and practice techniques for the knee. This will include addressing the patella, specific points and both intrinsic and extrinsic movement. Then more advanced Ortho-Bionomy will be introduced and practiced with an exercise. Students will practice an advanced knee technique. With an understanding of the principles and practicing the procedure, participants will leave with tools they can use immediately in their practice.
This approach helps increase a therapist’s ability to perceive specifically and subtly in tissue and bone. Participants will be amazed how gentle and simple this work is while facilitating such profound and lasting results.
Two classes focused on using tools in massage, specifically stones, with  Dale Montelione Grust, LMT

Dale is a NY Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the healing arts. She is the founder and director of the Center for Therapeutic Massage in New Paltz, NY and President and founder of CoreStones, LLC.  Over the years her pursuit of education has led to diversified expertise in many modalities. Some of her studies include – Orthopedic Massage, advanced myofascial training, and CranioSacral Therapy.

In her practice Dale specializes in medical massage and pain relief. She strives to find the imbalance in the body that is the cause of pain.

She has taken the knowledge she has gained through her years of study and used that to create a modality using stones – hot or cold – to achieve therapeutic results.

Dale teaches stone massage with an emphasis on the therapeutic value of using the stones as a tool for myofascial and trigger point release without compromising your wrists and hands. The focus of her work is to help therapists deliver deep relief for their clients while minimizing the effort exerted to achieve this therapeutic result.

Sunday – 9a-1p – 4 CEs

“Therapeutic Anti-Aging Face and Neck Massage”

This comprehensive training combines the best of both worlds – anti-aging facial massage plus therapeutic massage of the neck and face. Gentle yet precise strokes using stones, both warm and cold, will relax muscles, tone and tighten the face, and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Relieving tension in the face, jaw and neck will visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Our technique combines acupressure to stimulate the nerves in the face with a series of vertical and horizontal moves to relax facial muscles and connective tissue, increase blood flow and stimulate lymph drainage.
We will work specifically with the muscles of the jaw, face, and neck to address tension in the jaw, headaches, and tension held in the neck.
The use of organic pomegranate oil will encourage cell rejuvenation and moisturize and tone the epidermis with its unique omega-5 fatty acid, polyphenols and inherent delivery system.
Students will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma. And they will learn how to clean their stones for client safety.
The contraindications of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions.
Sunday – 2p-6p – 4CEs
“A Therapeutic Approach to Stone Massage Treating Low Back and Hip Pain”
In this comprehensive training we will review anatomy and trigger points of muscles most commonly involved in low back and hip pain. Those easily accessible: Gluteus Minimus and Maximus, Iliotibial Band, Tensor Fasciae Latae, and Hamstrings. And those that are more challenging to palpate and treat: Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas and Iliacus, Multifidi, and deep hip rotators.
We will demonstrate how to use the stones broadly for myofascial release and specifically for trigger point release.
You will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome – deep muscle release without causing tissue trauma. Learn how to clean your stones for client safety.
The contraindications/considerations of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter your sessions to accommodate certain conditions.
Participants should bring linens, and oil/lotion. If you are already working with stones, please bring your stone set.
One class with ANNIE POWELL, LMT

The World Skin Project is the only international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of skin cancer awareness with a focus on education for massage therapists, massage therapy students, and other bodywork professionals.

Saturday – 9a-1p – 4CEs

“World Skin Project”

In this workshop, attendees will be taught to recognize irregular moles and feel comfortable with making clients aware of the dangers of tanning beds and unprotected UVA/UVB sun exposure. They will be given the latest statistics from the American Academy of Dermatology and will receive literature for their office to hand out to clients to educate them in. Therapists will learn how to approach clients in a compassionate manner, refer to a Board-certified dermatologist, and stay within their scope of practice.

$50 non-refundable administrative fee up to 60 days prior to the event. Please note that refunds will only
be considered 60 days prior to the beginning of the event.