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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Animal Healing Class May 5

Animal Healing Class 
Making a Difference
Do you love animals and long to help them feel less anxious, more comfortable, and fully de-stressed?
Would you like to learn how healing energy (Reiki) can help animals and how you can become an animal healer?
Animals sense our energy and emotions. They also love healing energy and can benefit emotionally and physically from energy healing sessions.

Come learn how to work with animals in a new way: sharing healing energy with them and tuning into the essence of “who” they are and what they need most for reassurance and comfort. We will practice on a variety of animals, including pets and animals at Poplar Spring animal sanctuary. (A small portion of the cost of the class benefits this nonprofit.)
When:
Sunday, May 5, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where:
Rockville, MD and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (Poolesville, MD)

Cost: $175

For Further Details and to Register Call: (202) 686-8202

A certificate of Completion is provided by Harmony Healing and Coaching

Instructor:
Rev. Carol "Anandi"Richardson, M. Div., M.P.H.
Mind-Body-Spirit Coach and Mystic Healer 
Energy Healer, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist
Registered Energy Healing Bodywork Practitioner 
About the Instructor

    At age 13, Carol Richardson was told she could “cure animals with her hands,” by a mystic being studied by Duke University for his psychic abilities.

    In 2007, near a wooded preserve, Carol was able to calm a wild coyote so that a plastic jar could be removed from its head.

    After her dog had a mass on the bladder for over 10 months, Carol did animal healing on her dog, and the next day, when two veterinarians re-examined the bladder ultrasound, the mass was gone.

    Since studying Eastern spirituality, Carol has come to understand that we are all meant to be healers, healing ourselves, others, and all living beings.
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This therapy is an adjunct to care provided by a veterinarian. For a diagnosis seek medical advice form your veterinarian.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Acupressure Classes Starting May 11

Acupressure Program
  
Continuing Education classes with Certification through the 
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association
May 11 and 25, 2019 - Saturday
 10:00am to 4:00pm




Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD

  
 
 - This is an 8 hour course divided into 2 days.
 - The first day is outlined below.
 - The second day is clinic where each student has to test out by        performing an acupressure session.
 - Five documented sessions without supervision must be completed before coming to the second day.

First Day $225.00

Class Outline
  • Introduction
  • Meridian Theory
  • Seven Emotions - Inner cause of disease
  • General Procedure for Pressure Point Technique
  • Acupressure Basic Routine
  • Practical - Perform the basic routine
  • Draw the Meridians

Second Day, $225.00

Class Outline
  • Testing - Written and practical.
Participant will receive a certificate upon completion of five documented sessions.

Total cost $450      
To register call 202-237-7681
  
  
Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs for each level
Total CEUs: 12

Approved for Continuing Education by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB)


Call 202-237-7681 to register. 

 
This is a prep course for the Acupressure Certification exam through the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

 
See our video on acupressure and acupuncture:



 
Location: 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Hosted at   
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
(301) 538-9540

Call for further details or to register (202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202
Ask for the Olney Maryland Acupressure class.

 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
 
 Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
 
 Approved prep class provider for the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a 
certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.
 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in the state of Maryland.

  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Reflexology Program Starting 4/14

Introduction to Reflexology
Level 1
 
 Sunday April 14, 2019
   10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540

$225.00
 
 NCBTMB Approved Provider
           Qualify and test for theAmerican Reflexology Certification Board,
the highest standard of credentials in reflexology recognized through out the United States.

April 14, 2019  Sunday  10am to 3pm   Level I                                                                             
This course includes 2 hours on reflexology theory, history, zone therapy, meridians, map of reflexes and foot and hand structure. 1 hours of hands-on to learn reflexology grip and techniques. One hour on business ethics and standards. Twenty hours of unsupervised documented practical sessions.
 
 
April 28, 2019 Sunday  10am to 3pm   Level II   Reflexology and Aromatherapy  
                
This course includes 2 hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians, relaxation response, and body systems related to reflexology. Introduction to aromatherapy, its benefits, safety guidelines and practical applications will be discussed. 1 hour of practical sessions including the application of essential oils on reflex points. One hour on business standards, local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
May 12, 2019  Sunday  10am to 3pm Level III   Reflexology and Hot Stones 
                      
This course includes four hours of body systems as related to reflexology, leg and foot structure, hands-on palpations, and map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet. Practical use of hot stones for reflexology is discussed and practical sessions for four hours. One hour of business standards and ethics pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
May 19, 2019  Sunday 10am to 3pm Level IV Reflexology Clinical    
                                  
Required for Certification with the *ANHA
This fully hands-on class is to satisfy the requirements of six documented practical sessions required by *ANHA for certification. The student may schedule 3 clients for the day. The student may invite friends and/or family to be their client or the institute can schedule the clients for the class.
 
Cost: $225 for each level ( 7 CE units/each level)
  
The American Reflexology Certification Board is a non-profit corporation, an independent testing agency whose primary purpose is to certify the competency of those Reflexologist who practice on a professional level and wish to be recognized as meeting national standards. Certification by ARCB distinguishes the professional; setting apart and bringing credibility to the practitioner committed to excellence.
 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 
  
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 


Instructor's Credentials

Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999         
 Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy    December 2007          
 National University of Therapeutics

Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA              weekdays
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine     weekends only

Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Bodyworkers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge of aromatherapy.  What a wonderful experience!" Melisa M. Miner
Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Herbology Program Starts 4/6

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Silver Spring, MD
Master Herbology Program
Each MHC class level is $225
Each level can be paid separately
Classes can be taken in any order
Class time 10am - 4pm
 
Classes will be held at the Silver Spring location and thru Adobeconnect online.
Classes are simultaneously done on location and "live on-line" using Adobe-Connect.
Classes are Taught a Independent Modules and can be Taken out of Sequence.
  
All lecture classes can be taken online on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience.  All pre-recorded classes include a live question and answer session with the teacher. Upon completion of each level a special date and time is set up to have a live question and answer session by way of the internet or phone.    


2019
Master Herbalist Certification
Total cost $2,250
Classes can be taken in any order. 10am - 4pm
Class dates
PMTI
 
HHC3-   Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
              
Apr 6
Sat
 
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
Apr 20
Sun
 
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
Apr 27
Sun
 
MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
May 4
Sun
 
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive,
               Nervous, Immune and Circulatory
               systems
May 18
Sun
 
MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
 
TBA
 
MHC4 - Phyto chemistry
              
 
TBA
 
MHC5 - Plant Identification
                
 
TBA
 
MHC6 -   Vit / Drug / Herb interactions
 
 
TBA
 
MHC7 - Business procedures
               Clinical
 
TBA
 
 
 
PMTI = Silver Spring Location
TBA = To be Announced.  These dates are set up personally with the teacher.
 
If you would like to do the online course please let the administrator know.
 
To register and pay for the class please call 202-237-7681
 Give the class description, date and location.
 
Classes start at 10am and end at 4pm. Make-up classes can be arranged with instructor.
 
Herbology Certification (HC)
Introductory course into Herbal Medicine.
  
 
HHC Level 3:  Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
History and philosophy of Western Herbal medicine, medical, herbal and botanical terminology.
Herbal sources and formulations
How to use herbal medicine safely
Benefits of compounding herbs
Holistic approach and Constitutional herbalism
Treating body systems-Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculo-skeletal system,
Skin, hair and nails, Eyes and ears health
 
MHC Level 1: Treating Body Systems and Detoxification
Treating body systems - Digestive system, Circulatory system,
Treating body systems - Nervous system, Respiratory system
Food protocol to use when on a cleanse 
In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants.
Detoxification protocol for candida albicans and other parasites
 
MHC Level 2: Introduction to Eastern and Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Tongue analysis and Hara analysis
Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medical system of India.
 
MHC Level 3: Phytochemistry/Research:
Herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular specific herbs
Herbal phyto-chemistry of tonic nervines.
Herbal treatments for diabetes, and arthritis
Herbal treatments for cancer, nervous disorders and digestive disorders.       
 
Instructor: Jen Martinez-Bentley, HD

The student must complete four levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence. After the completion of the program a student can take the exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association. This course is a pre-requisite for the Master Herbalist Certification program.
  

Location:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
within Potomac Massage Training Institute
8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910
                                 
Call to Register

(202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Class Dates

Classes 
Washington, D.C. and Maryland
 
Classes are Independent Modules and Can be Taken out of Sequence Except for Clinical

All lecture classes taught by Jen Martinez can be taken online on demand.
  

Instructor: Erin Oneill, PM, CHC, CRM, CPT
Psychic Medium, Certified Health Coach, Spiritual Coach
Reiki Master, Certified Personal Trainer, Medical Intuitive

Location - Olney, Maryland
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
  
Connecting with Angels Class

Sunday January 27, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   $75.00


Group Reading

Saturday March 9, 2019
        1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  $65.00     

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Instructor: Robert White, DIM, LMT
     Doctor of Massotherapy

Cleveland Park location:
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Last Chance
Rock That Chair
Chair Massage with Orthopedic Techniques
6 CE Credits
 
Wednesday January 30, 2019
9:30 am to 4:30 pm    
$179


Lymphatic Drainage
6 CE Credits

Tuesday January 29, 2019
9:30 am to 4:30 pm    
$250.00
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Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
  
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy

Location for in Person Classes
Silver Spring, Maryland
within Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI)
8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 
 Feng Shui
Online Program
All Classes are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  Each Level is $125.00

Level I
Upon Request, Online

Level 2
Sunday Jan 27, 2019, Live Online
 

Reflexology CEs  and Certification
6 CEs each Level 
Prepare for the National Exam 
 
 Each Level  $225.00
Each class 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at PMTI 

Level 1 - Introduction
Saturday January 26, 2019

Level 2 - Reflexology  w/ Essential oils
Saturday February 2, 2019 

Level 3 - Reflexology & Acupressure
Saturday February 9, 2019

Level 4 - Clinical
Saturday February 16, 2019


Integrative Health Coach

Pathology and Disease (Module 3) On Demand
$95.00

Detoxification Protocols (Module 4) Live Online 
February 2, 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$95.00

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   Rev. Carol Richardson, M.Div., MPH, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist

Location
12803 Twinbrook Parkway #204
Rockville, MD 20851
 
Reiki CEs and Certification

Each Level  $195.00

Level 1 - Basics
  Reiki 1, Level One of Seven Rays Reiki
Upon Request
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
7 CEs per level
    
Upper Levels Determined with Teacher and Students of Level 1
Level 2 - Distance Healing
Level 3 - Teacher Level

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Instructors: Jen Martinez, HD 
Carol Richardson, MPH 
 Robert White, DIM, LMT
Erin Oneill, PM
Locations - Silver Spring, MD; Olney, MD; Cleveland Park, D.C.

Host a Class and the Teacher will come to you
call for details
 
 
On Demand, Upon Request CEs and Certifications
 
Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Orthopedic Manual Therapy -  Lower extremities
Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Head, neck, and shoulder

Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Upper extremities

Reflexology with Aromatherapy
  
Zen Shiatsu/Acupressure

 Reiki and Touch Therapy

Mind Body Medicine/Visualization

Lymphatic Massage
 
Chakra Balancing
 
Aromatherapy
 
Acupressure
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Call to register

(202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
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that has all of our current programs


 Class Description can be seen here
Offered by:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Nationally Approved
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider

Primary Wellness Center in Washington, DC
Cleveland Park
winmoffice@gmail.com
  
www.NaturalHealthDC.com    
(202) 237-7681

(202) 686-8202

Licensed in Washington, D.C. for:
Education Services, Apprenticeship Training, Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Additional locations in
Silver Spring and Olney, Maryland

 
 The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in Maryland under the exempt status.

Approved as a Training Provider by the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Approved for Continuing Education by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners