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Testimonial: "Cheri’s The Essence of Qi : Jing AcuTouch course/series is a must for any holistic practitioner or body worker.  These courses changed my life and how I work with my clients. I easily incorporate this integrative eastern approach to health and healing in multiple ways with all my clients whether I am doing massage, bodywork, or other intuitive energy work.  The results are deep and profoundly effective, addressing the person as a whole in relationship to self and world.  Cheri is a masterful instructor, extremely knowledgeable, unassuming, compassionate, with a gentle calming presence."

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

                          Essence of Qi Classes

                          Crystal Energy Balancing

                        Essential Acutouch


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The Essence of Qi : Jing AcuTouch

TBA. This is a 16 hour class, meeting Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am.- 6:00pm. Offering 16 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

You will receive information on Eastern/Daoist Philosophy, Chinese Acu-theory, concepts of Yin/ Yang and Qi or energy. We will explore the three major layers of Qi through various levels & types of touch along the meridians and acupoints. You will receive an overview of the Energy Body according to Chinese Acu-theory that can be applied to style of bodywork. Techniques to access "the Essence of Qi" through transformative point groups & types of touch will be experienced. To meet someone at their level or "Essence of Qi" can promote relaxation, awareness & transformation. Students explore their own levels of qi through hands on work, Qi Gong & meditation. You will learn a sample bodywork routine and are encouraged to explore individual variations to make it your own.

Prerequisite: None. All are welcome.
Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI   

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Cost, if registered by 1-28-17: $320 + $10 material fee, $360 + materials after 1-28-17.

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Essence of Qi : The Yin & Yang of Bodywork    July 12, 2017    from 5:30-8:30 pm. All are welcome.

We will play with the Eastern concepts of yin & yang and how to incorporate them into your already existing bodywork practice for a more individualized treatment.

Essence of Qi : Layers of Qi    Sept. 6, 2017    from 6-9 pm. All are welcome.

We will explore the three major layers of Qi/energy. You will receive an overview of the Energy Body according to Chinese Acu-theory that can be applied to any style of bodywork. Students explore their own levels of qi through a short hands on experience. Completes requirement for Essence of Qi Series

$60 + $5 material fee if registered 2 weeks prior to class date or $75 after. Qualifies for 3 State CE Hours.

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI   

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0 

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Tender Touch: Tendino-Muscle Meridians
June 10 & 11, 2017. This is a 16 hour class, meeting Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 6pm. Offering 16 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

This class covers the layer of qi of the Tendino-Muscle Meridian system and provides techniques to address acute injuries and health issues. Things we are are normally cautious about treating in massage & bodywork - like colds & flu, sprains, whiplash, fibromyalgia - you can use the Tendino-Muscle system for very safely. You will learn the Jing Well acu-points with tender/light massage techniques along these energy pathways. An often overlooked and under-utilized aspect of the meridian system. This technique incorporates well into all systems of bodywork - Eastern or Western.

Prerequisite: The Essence of Qi: Jing AcuTouch or any Jin Shin Do® class 

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI  

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Cost, if registered by 5-27-17:  $320 + $10 material fee, $360 + materials after 5-27-17. Special price of   for TIBIA graduates or those wanting to repeat the class!

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Meridians In Motion : Primary Organ Meridians
Meridian Massage

TBA. This is a 32 hour class, meeting 4 days, from Thursday through Sunday from 9am - 6pm. Offering 32 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

We will explore the 12 Primary Organ Meridians (what most people think of when we hear "meridians"). At this middle layer of qi, you will learn important point groups like Shu, Luo & Source to assist in the balance of qi flow with the physical, emotional and spiritual energies of the Organ Meridians. These energies can be associated and used with the subpersonalities as presented in TIBIA's Foundation Workshop to explore the possibility of transformation for ourselves and our clients. We will also explore massage techniques to incorporate along with the acu-points to create unique, individualized treatments for these meridians.
Prerequisite:
The Essence of Qi: Jing AcuTouch or Jin Shin Do® Basic class 

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI  

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=284341 and click on classes.

Cost, if registered by 3-24-16: $640 + $20 material fee, $720 + materials after 3-24-16.


Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Fire Element : June 28, 2017 from 6-9 pm. All are welcome. (lecture only, no hands on)

In this 3 hour class you will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Fire Element of summer in Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways to flow with the nature of Fire, explore our Hearts and its Shen/Spirit. The concepts taught in this class may assist your clients and yourself to live harmoniously during summertime.

Meridian Massage: The Emotions & Organs of Chinese AcuTheory: Aug. 30, 2017  from 6-9pm. All are welcome. (lecture only, no hands on)

This is a 3 hour introductory class exploring the spiritual and emotional associations of the Organs of Chinese AcuTheory and the 5 Elements. Understanding the range of emotions through the eyes of Chinese AcuTheory and the body can allow us more options/choices for transformation.

$60 + $5 material fee if registered 2 weeks prior to class date or $75 after. Qualifies for 3 State CE Hours.

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI   

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

 

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Core Connection: 8 Extraordinary Vessels
Oct. 28 & 29, 2017. This is a 16 hour class, meeting Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 6pm. Offering 16 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

Here we discover the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. These Vessels are deeper energies in the body/mind, making them our "core" connection to self & the Dao. They are considered extraordinary in their role & function compared to the meridians. You will learn traditional acupressure techniques & points to access these Extraordinary Vessel energies for multi layered & complex situations.

Prerequisite: The Essence of Qi: Jing AcuTouch or any Jin Shin Do® class 

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI  

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Cost, if registered by 10-14-17: $320 + $10 material fee, $360 + materials after 10-14-17.

Other Classes

Testimonial: "Great basic class to begin to use crystals in massage practice. A lot of info. conveyed in an easy to utilize format." "It will be a great addition to my massage practice as well as my personal journey." "Cheri rocks!"See Stories Page

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Crystal Energy Balancing

TBA. This is a 8 hour class, meeting Sunday from 9am - 6pm. Offering 8 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

The class will provide useful information to anyone, from beginner/lay person to the experienced professional. Starting with the basics & self help techniques, to techniques for use in a complete crystal session.
The course will cover:
  • Crystal Basics: what crystals are & how to care for them

  • Crystal Identification & their different uses

  • Crystal Energy Balancing Techniques to use on yourself & others

  • Crystal Grids & how to incorporate them into your work

  • Beyond Crystals or Other Stones

  • Laying on of Stones & Chakra Guidelines

Please bring a clear quartz crystal and a few stones you are curious about.

Prerequisite: None. All are welcome.

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI  

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Cost, if registered by 3-18-17: $160 + $5 material fee, $180 + materials after 3-18-17.
 

Testimonial: " These Essential AcuTouch classes are very relevant, since I'm a Massage Therapist - good points to include in my sessions."

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Essential AcuTouch For Common Complaints

December 2 & 3, 2017. This is a 16 hour class, meeting Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 6pm. Offering 16 CE Hours through NCBTMB.

This course is a practical, safe and basic guide to AcuTouch/acupressure. You will learn what acu-points are, how to find them, contraindications and what benefits acu-points can offer. Common complaints and conditions will be discussed, along with key acu-points that can be most helpful with those complaints. We will cover the body from head to toe to include; face & head, neck & shoulder tension, back pain, digestion, cold & flu prevention, insomnia and foot discomfort. There will be hands on time to explore the points individually, in combination and along with your favorite bodywork modality toward a complete acupressure release. The acu-points and acu-theory learned may be helpful in your bodywork practice or with your family to relieve tension and common complaints.

Prerequisite: None, open to all. No experience required.

Classes to be held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI  

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Cost, if registered by 11-18-17: $320 + $15 material fee, $360 + materials after 11-18-17.

 

Essential AcuTouch 3 Hour Classes:

Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm. or Saturdays/Sunday from 2-5 pm.  All our welcome.

$60 + $5 material fee if registered 2 weeks prior to class date or $75 after. Qualifies for 3 State CE Hours.

Held at TIBIA Inc,  6225 University Ave. Suite 210 in Madison, WI. 

Call TIBIA regarding cost and registration: 608-238-7378 or register online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=284341&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0

Essential AcuTouch : For Happy Feet      Aug. 2, 2017,  Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB.

You will learn a simple foot rub along with acupressure points to soothe those aching feet. The points will be focused on the lower legs & feet to help improve circulation, tendonitis and other foot complaints.

Acupressure for Back Ease     Sept. 16, 2017, Saturday from 2-5pm for 3 CE Hours.

Each of us has experienced the discomfort of back pain and it's often a common complaint that we hear from our clients. Learn easy and effective techniques to obtain both back pain relief and the release of muscle tension by incorporating acupressure points into your practice routine. You will also learn specific points to apply finger pressure on the hands and legs to compound the pain relief effectiveness. Clinical research has shown that acupressure relieves back pain.

Essential AcuTouch: For a Good Night’s Sleep       Oct. 4, 2017,  Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB.

Have you ever tossed and turned the night away? Followed by fatigue and fogginess the next day? Then get ready to learn simple, safe and effective techniques that promote a restful night. "Joyful Sleep", "Calm Sleep", and "Spirit Gate" are a few of the acupressure areas that are used to induce sleep that refreshes and renews. You will learn how to correctly stimulate these acupressure points so that you can promote relaxation and induce sleep with the touch of your hand.

Essential AcuTouch: Relieve your Digestive Complaints        November 1, 2017,  Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB.

You will learn acupressure points to help relieve reflux, nausea and general digestive complaints. We will also discuss basic & simple eating suggestions from a Chinese Medicine viewpoint that may be helpful, along with Qi Gong exercises.

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Essential AcuTouch : Headache Relief    TBA  Wednesday from 6-9pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB

Learn safe & easy acupressure points to help relieve neck & head tension for you, your family or your clients. You will also learn specific points to apply finger pressure on the hands and legs to compound the pain relief effectiveness. Clinical research has shown that acupressure can relieve tension headaches; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1253662.

Essential AcuTouch : For Memory      TBA  Saturday from 2-5pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB

Remember these acu-points! Learn a few basic principles of acupressure, along with some key acu-points that may help with your memory. A short release, including the points learned in class, will be provided to be used on yourself or incorporated into your existing bodywork practice.

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Essential AcuTouch : Neck Ease       TBA Wednesday from 6-9pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB

Relax your neck with acupressure. Learn safe & easy acupressure points to help relieve neck tension for you, your family or your clients. You will also learn specific points to apply finger pressure on the hands and legs to help increase the effectiveness of pain relief. Clinical research has shown that acupressure can relieve chronic neck tension; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952311/

Essential AcuTouch : Shoulder Ease       TBA Saturday from 2-5pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB

"Caring the weight of the world on your shoulders", "shouldering responsibilities". No wonder our shoulders get tight and tense! Let's lighten the load on those shoulders with safe and simple acupressure points and techniques.

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Essential AcuTouch: Sinus Relief      TBA  Sunday 2-5 pm. for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB

Safe and simple acupressure points and Qi Gong exercises to relieve your or your clients sinus congestion this Spring. Clinical research says; http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/03/21/alternative-medicine-may-help-ease-chronic-sinusitis

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Essential AcuTouch : Facial        TBA   Wednesday from 6-9 pm for 3 CE Hours with NCBTMB.

This short facial includes acu-points for opening consciousness and is wonderfully relaxing! It can be easily incorporated into any bodywork practice or can stand alone as a short session. A great release to do on yourself, family, friends or clients. These facial acu-points can assist in the relief of facial and jaw tension, sinus discomfort and headaches. This is a release that had my clients coming back for more. Experience the beauty of acupressure from the inside out!

Other Self Acupressure Community Classes TBA

Heart Health With Acupressure 

Safe and simple acupressure, breathing and Qi Gong exercises for your heart.
 

Acupressure & Self Massage Just for You!

Learn a simple 5 step neck & shoulder release that is very relaxing! You will also experience some "an qiao" or self massage techniques that have been used for health maintenance & longevity. A class focused just on YOU.


Acupressure & Qi Gong for Cold & Flu Prevention

Beat the cold & flu season with gentle stretching/Qi Gong exercises & acupressure points to help you stay healthy this winter season!

Acupressure During Labor: Lending a Helping Hand

Learn acupressure points that can support and promote greater comfort in your partner as she experiences the various stages of labor.
 

Acupressure & Women's Cycles

From menstruation through menopause, acupressure can be safely used to prepare for smooth transitioning of your cycles or to ease symptoms that are already occurring during these changes. You will learn acupoints that can help regulate menstruation, menstrual cramps, perimenopausal issues of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.