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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Classes May 29 - July 30

 


Certification Programs


Spa Bpdyworker I, Acupressure 1 Clinical, May 29
(Level I, Section B)

Aromatherapy, June 4

Holistic Nutrition, June 5

Master Herbology, June 19

Integrative Holistic Health Care, July 30

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online or On Demand Online Classes
On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience
Continuing education and Certification Programs

Perfect for Health Food Store Staff, Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches,
Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care Providers, and 
New Aspiring Alternative Medicine Practitioners!

Classes are taught as independent modules and can be taken in any order except for clinical.

Master Herbalist Certification
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00
Live Online, each level 10 am to 2 pm
10 Levels, Each level is a one day class

HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, June 19, Sun
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, July 10, Sun
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, July 24, Sun
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Aug 7, Sun
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, Aug 20, Sat
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, Aug 21, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sept 4, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sept 18, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 2, Sun
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, On Demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Integrative Holistic Health Care Certification
Live Online, Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm
10 Levels, Each level is a one day class
  Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, Sat July 30, 2022
HHC2 -Pathology & Detox, Sat Aug 6, 2022
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, Sat Aug 20, 2022
HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine, Sat Sept 10, 2022
HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara, Sat Sept 24, 2022
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian Theory, Sat Oct 8, 2022  
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue, Sat Oct 22, 2022 
HHC8 - Clinical I, Sat Nov 12, 2022
HHC9 - Clinical II, Sat Nov 26, 2022
HHC10 - Clinical III, Sat Dec 10, 2022

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Aromatherapy Certification
Basic & Advanced
Each Level Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm, Each level is a one day class
Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00
Live Online

 Aroma Level I, History, philosophy, benefits, June 4, 2022
                            
Aroma Level II, Vitaflex and Raindrop Techniques, June 18, 2022 
                       
Aroma Level III, Acupressure & Lymphatic drainage with essential oils, July 2, 2022  

  Aroma Level IV, Making essential oil products, July 16, 2022

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Spa Bodyworker Program Required Classes
Listed by Date     
Each Class Section is from 10 am to 2pm
Unless otherwise noted
Live Online

Sunday, May 29, 2022, $195.00
Level I, Section B
Spa Bpdyworker I, Acupressure 1 Clinical
ACU1 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 4, 2022, $195.00
Level V, Section A
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 1 Lecture
Arom1 Class: Introduction and History, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 11, 2022, $195.00
Level IV, Section A
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 1
Ref1 Class: History and Technique, 4CEs

Sunday, June 12, 2022, $195.00
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Lecture
ACU2 Class: Treatment Protocol, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 18, 2022, $195.00
Level V, Section B
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 2 Techniques
Arom2 Tech: Raindrop Techniques, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 25, 2022, $195.00
Level IV, Section B
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 2
Ref2 Class: Reflexology and Aromatherapy, 4 CEs

Sunday, June 26, 2022, $195.00
Level II, Section B
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Clinical
ACU2 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs

Sunday, July 17, 2022, $195.00
Level III, Part A
Spa Bodyworker III, Lymphatic Massage Lecture
Lymp Class: History and Technique, 4 CEs

Saturday, August 13, 2022, $195.00
Level VI, Section A
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 1
Rei1 Class: Acu-Reiki History and Technique, 4 CEs

Saturday, August 27, 2022, $195.00
Level VI, Section B
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 2
Rei2 Class: Acu-Reiki points for specific conditions, 4 CEs

TBA or On Demand, $195.00
Level I, Section A
Spa Bodyworker I, Acupressure 1 Lecture
ACU1 Class: Introduction to Acupressure, 4 CEs


Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
Health Educator Registration

Each level special $195
Regular $225.00
Each level is a one day class, 10 am - 2 pm
live online through Adobeconnect

HNC4 - Fats and Sugars, Sun June 5

HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Sun June 19

HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical, Sun July 3

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, On Demand

HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition, On Demand

HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, On Demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
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To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
  
    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. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association

Massage and Bodywork classes approved for continuing education for massage therapists through NCBTMB
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Spa Bodyworker Program Saturday, May 21

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider
 
Spa Bodyworker Program
Live Online
Starting Saturday, May 21, 2022
 
Certification Program and Continuing Education 

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Nursing Technicians, Medical Technicians, Health Care Providers, and New Aspiring Spa Workers!

Basic Certification requires Levels I, II, IV, and V
Advanced Certification Requires All Levels
Level 1
Spa Bpdyworker I, Acupressure 1, Section A
Introduction to Acupressure Lecture
Live Online
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10am to 2 pm
  Special $195.00
 Regular Price $225.00
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
NCBTMB Approved Provider

Special Reduced Fee: $195 for each Section
Regular $225.00 ( 4 CE units/each section)
 
Spa Bodyworker Program Required Classes
Listed by Level     
Each Class Section is from 10 am to 2pm
Unless otherwise noted
Live Online

Level I, Section A
Spa Bodyworker I, Acupressure 1 Lecture
ACU1 Class: Introduction to Acupressure, 4 CEs
Saturday, May 21, 2022, $195.00

Level I, Section B
Spa Bpdyworker I, Acupressure 1 Clinical
ACU1 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs
Sunday, May 29, 2022, $195.00

Level II, Section A
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Lecture
ACU2 Class: Treatment Protocol, 4 CEs
Sunday, June 12, 2022, $195.00

Level II, Section B
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Clinical
ACU2 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs
Sunday, June 26, 2022, $195.00

Level III, Part A
Spa Bodyworker III, Lymphatic Massage Lecture
Lymp Class: History and Technique, 4 CEs
Sunday, July 17, 2022, $195.00

Level III, Section B
Spa Bpdyworker III, Lymphatic Massage Clinical
Lymp Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs
Sunday, July 17, 2022, $195.00 (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Level IV, Section A
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 1
Ref1 Class: History and Technique, 4CEs
Saturday, June 11, 2022, $195.00

Level IV, Section B
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 2
Ref2 Class: Reflexology and Aromatherapy, 4 CEs
Saturday, June 25, 2022, $195.00

Level V, Section A
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 1 Lecture
Arom1 Class: Introduction and History, 4 CEs
Saturday, June 4, 2022, $195.00

Level V, Section B
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 2 Techniques
Arom2 Tech: Raindrop Techniques, 4 CEs
Saturday, June 18, 2022, $195.00

Level VI, Section A
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 1
Rei1 Class: Acu-Reiki History and Technique, 4 CEs
Saturday, August 13, 2022, $195.00

Level VI, Section B
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 2
Rei2 Class: Acu-Reiki points for specific conditions, 4 CEs
Saturday, August 27, 2022, $195.00

Level VII, Section A
Spa Bodyworker VII, Neural Therapy Lecture
Neural1 Class: History and Technique, 4 CEs
TBA, $195.00

Level VII, Section B
Spa Bodyworker VII, Neural Therapy Clinical
Neural1 Clinic: Hands on Techniques, 4 CEs
TBA, $195.00

Level VIII, Section A
Spa Bodyworker VII, Clinical Practicum Lecture
Clinic1 Class: Review of Clinical Methods, 4 CEs
TBA, $195.00

Level VIII, Section B
Spa Bodyworker VIII, Clinical Practicum Clinical
Clinic2 Clinic: Hands on Technique, 4 CEs
TBA, $195.00

Spa Bodyworker Program Required Classes
Listed by Date     
Each Class Section is from 10 am to 2pm
Unless otherwise noted
Live Online

Saturday, May 21, 2022, $195.00
Level I, Section A
Spa Bodyworker I, Acupressure 1 Lecture
ACU1 Class: Introduction to Acupressure, 4 CEs

Sunday, May 29, 2022, $195.00
Level I, Section B
Spa Bpdyworker I, Acupressure 1 Clinical
ACU1 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 4, 2022, $195.00
Level V, Section A
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 1 Lecture
Arom1 Class: Introduction and History, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 11, 2022, $195.00
Level IV, Section A
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 1
Ref1 Class: History and Technique, 4CEs

Sunday, June 12, 2022, $195.00
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Lecture
ACU2 Class: Treatment Protocol, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 18, 2022, $195.00
Level V, Section B
Spa Bodyworker V, Aromatherapy 2 Techniques
Arom2 Tech: Raindrop Techniques, 4 CEs

Saturday, June 25, 2022, $195.00
Level IV, Section B
Spa Bodyworker IV, Reflexology 2
Ref2 Class: Reflexology and Aromatherapy, 4 CEs

Sunday, June 26, 2022, $195.00
Level II, Section B
Spa Bodyworker II, Acupressure 2 Clinical
ACU2 Clinic: Hands on Client Cases, 4 CEs

Sunday, July 17, 2022, $195.00
Level III, Part A
Spa Bodyworker III, Lymphatic Massage Lecture
Lymp Class: History and Technique, 4 CEs

Saturday, August 13, 2022, $195.00
Level VI, Section A
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 1
Rei1 Class: Acu-Reiki History and Technique, 4 CEs

Saturday, August 27, 2022, $195.00
Level VI, Section B
Spa Bodyworker VI, Reiki and Touch Therapy 2
Rei2 Class: Acu-Reiki points for specific conditions, 4 CEs


Spa Bodyworker Class Descriptions

Spa Bodyworker Level I, Acupressure Level 1  
Learn the principles and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 12 major meridians, theory and palpation techniques.  Learn how to use the hara analysis to determine imbalances of energy.
 
Spa Bodyworker Level II, Acupressure Level 2 
Learn the Traditional Chinese Medicine Eight Principles and how to use them to create an Acupressure treatment protocol for a client.

Spa Bodyworker III, Lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a gentle technique that works through the body's lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The benefits include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.

Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, Lymphatic drainage massage enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. The practitioner will use their hands to perform work on the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.
 
Spa Bodyworker IV, Section A, Reflexology 1
Introduction to Reflexology
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.

Spa Bodyworker IV, Section B, Reflexology 2
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.

Spa Bodyworker V, Section A, Aromatherapy 1 Lecture  
Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years for ritual, perfume and therapeutic purposes. This class will cover the history, philosophy, benefits, therapeutic use and body system affinity of the most commonly used essential oils. Information on safety, how to choose a source for essential oils and application techniques.
 
Spa Bodyworker V, Section B, Aromatherapy 2 Techniques
 Students will learn Vitaflex and Raindrop Techniques by Gary Young, including 2 hours of practical. Discuss benefits, physical and emotional actions of essential oils chosen for raindrop. 

Spa Bodyworker VI, Section A, Reiki and Touch Therapy 1
(Touch Therapy Level 1, Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level I Certification
Learn the fundamentals of Acupressure methodology and principles. Learn the 12 major channels and major points to use with Reiki Level 1. Learn about Reiki hands-on healing and caring for those with a variety of disorders through touch. Become acquainted with the history of USUI Reiki healing and how to use this knowledge to care for others. This class will instruct students in the full treatment process to use for self and others giving a detailed treatment guide. Chakra balancing will be discussed in this class along with ways to surround or shield yourself with energy protection, a method to center and ground, a method to clear and close the aura, and more. Level I works on the physical energy level. 

Spa Bodyworker VI, Section A, Reiki and Touch Therapy 2
(Touch Therapy Level 2, (Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level II Certification
Learn the Acupressure points for specific conditions and how to do daily balancing using acupressure and Reiki. The level II activates the ability to send distance energy. Several methods of channeling the healing energy across the room, across the city, or across the world will be discussed including instructions on how to create a crystal healing grid and a Reiki "stack". This level focuses on emotional and mental level healing and it considerably increases the energy that is channeled from level I.

Spa Bodyworker VII, Neural Therapy Therapy
Neural Therapy is a technique that provides pain relief and aids in return of function and mobility. It is performed by health care professionals such as massage therapists, nurses, med techs, acupressure practitioners, and doctors. These professionals are instructed initially with their formal education and have added additional training in order to perform Neural Therapy. It originated with Dr. Huneke in the 1930’s during his consolidation of knowledge on the Autonomic Nervous System. This therapy works on the autonomic ganglia (nerve groups controlling internal organs), peripheral nerves (nerves controlling the extremities, such as arms and legs), scars, glands, acupressure points, trigger points, and segmental points (nerve points controlling segments of the body). Neural Therapy applies pressure with fingers and palms of the practitioner. 

Spa Bodyworker VII, Clinical Practicum
Hands on techniques of all methods covered
 
4 CEs for section

NCBTMB continuing education certificates are only provided to licensed massage therapists.

See our video on acupressure and acupuncture:


CE credits for NCBTMB Board Certification Renewal offered for all of the classes above upon completion of a full level
 
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. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

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 

Aromatherapy Certification Saturday June 4

 


Become an Aromatherapist
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Aromatherapy Certification
Basic & Advanced

Special - $195.00 per level 
 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Live Online or On Demand Online 
through Adobeconnect
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)
NCBTMB approved provider

Saturday June 4, 2022
10am to 2pm      
Aromatherapy Level I
History, philosophy, benefits, therapeutic use  

 
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 
 Classes are from 10am to 2pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Aromatherapy Practitioners!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2021

Each level special $195
Regular $225.00

Aromatherapy Certification
Basic & Advanced

Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
through Adobeconnect

Saturday June 4, 2022
10am to 2pm
 Aromatherapy Level I    
History, philosophy, benefits
                            
Saturday June 18, 2022   
10am to 2pm     
Aromatherapy Level II     
Vitaflex and Raindrop Techniques 
                       
Saturday July 2, 2022
10am to 2pm
Aromatherapy Level III
Acupressure and Lymphatic drainage with essential oils           

Saturday July 16, 2022
10am to 2pm
  Aromatherapy Level IV 
Making essential oil products

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

Basic Aromatherapy Certification Includes Level 1 and 2.
To receive Advanced Aromatherapy Certification all four levels must be completed.   CE 6 per level.
      
Aromatherapy Level I      
Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years for ritual, perfume and therapeutic purposes. This class will cover the history, philosophy, benefits, therapeutic use and body system affinity of the most commonly used essential oils. Information on safety, how to choose a source for essential oils and application techniques.

 
Aromatherapy Level II
 Students will learn Vitaflex and Raindrop Techniques by Gary Young, including 2 hours of practical. Discuss benefits, physical and emotional actions of essential oils chosen for raindrop. 


Aromatherapy Level III
Acupressure and Lymphatic drainage with essential oils        
Students will learn how to choose oils for lymphatic drainage and conditions where acupressure can be a benefit. Practical will include using acupoints with essential oils and lymphatic drainage.

 
Aromatherapy Level IV
Making essential oil products.
Students will make products using essential oils and other natural substances such as bath salts, lip balms, insect repellant, skin balm, headache/pain relief salve and more.  


When attending in person sample oils provided  for demonstration and use during class 

Recommended Oil kits for Levels II and IV, cost per level $75.00 
Oils Required only for Level II for Raindrop Technique and Level 4 for the Creation of Mixtures.
Students can provide their own oils or purchase them from the instructor. Levels 1 and 5 can be taken without the purchase of oils but are recommended to purchase after graduation in order to practice. 
 
Basic Aromatherapy Certification Includes Level 1 and 2.
To receive Advanced Aromatherapy Certification all four levels must be completed.  
If the class is taken online the oils will be shipped to the student with an additional $9.00 fee for shipping, per level. Shipping will take approximately 5 to 6 days. 
 
6 CEs per level

Certification for Aromatherapy Practitioner by ANHA** requires
Level I to IV and a written exam

CE credits for NCBTMB Board Certification Renewal offered for:
Aromatherapy Level II - Raindrop Therapy (6 Hours)
Aromatherapy Level III - Acupressure and Oils
(Acupressure Level 1, 8 hours)
2 additional cases need to be submitted for this credit
No CEs are provided for level 1 or level 4 for NCBTMB Board Certification Renewal

    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. 

Massage and Bodywork classes approved for continuing education for massage therapists through NCBTMB

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540