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Healing Our Stressed Out Guts~ A Free Workshop and Demo

January 18 - 1-3pm

Valley Mindfulness, 45 Main Street, Florence, MA

Have you learned to cope with mediocre health? Do you want to redefine what “normal” feels like?  We have a unique way to help. The Body Tune Up is a modality that employs physical adjustments and a 14 day meal plan to dramatically improve how you feel.

 

In this workshop, we will explore the effects of stress on our guts, which has a huge effect on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. When we take on too much stress - through jobs and relationships, stress foods, or chemicals in our air and water - it can overload valves in the digestive system that regulate the flow of toxins. When this happens, material intended for elimination breaks down the colon lining, gets absorbed into the blood stream, and travels throughout the body wreaking havoc. This condition is called Leaky Gut Syndrome and it is estimated to effect 80% of Americans. Its diverse range of symptoms include indigestion, chronic pain, inflammation, acid reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, short temper, mood swings, anxiety, depression, low energy/fatigue, and more.

 

If you experience any of these symptoms or other conditions that won’t go away even after medications, diets, or other treatments, you could probably benefit from a Body Tune Up. We manually reset the valves in the gut and show you a 2-week meal plan that heals the colon. This treatment succeeds because it addresses the root cause of the problems - the valves. 

 

Want to learn more? Join us for a 90min workshop where we will discuss Leaky Gut and how it arises and demo the whole treatment process. If you decide you want to try it out, there will be 30min appointments available following the class at a specially discounted rate of $40.

 
 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Your teacher for this training will be Benj Spound. Benj is the co-founder of Vermont Holistic Bodywork, located in Montpelier, VT. Benj uses the Body Tune Up in his personal practice and has Loved seeing the amazing results - from chronic symptoms disappearing, to increased energy and vitality. He is passionate about sharing this work.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Milldale Farm Center for Wellness is a 400acre family-owned farm and retreat center in rural Fairlee, VT. It is the home of Be True Yoga Festival and also hosts meditation retreats, yoga classes, and much more! You will have ample time to explore the beautiful landscape, including wooded trials, small ponds, and the neighboring Lake Fairlee.

The Body Tune Up ~ A Holistic Bodywork Training

October 21-27 + 11/5

Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, Fairlee, VT

The BODY TUNE UP is an incredible modality that has a dual focus: Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and its many symptoms as well as Spinal Alignment to relieve pain and improve vitality. This 2-step approach can transform your health and relieve chronic conditions.

You will learn the art of Applied Kinesiology - using muscle testing to assess the body and get direct answers about what it needs. You will learn to balance meridians, reset valves in the digestive tract to stop toxin recycling, heal the colon with a 14-21 day meal plan, and use a technique called Orthobionomy to gently press all the vertebrae, ribs, hips, sacrum, cranials, and more into perfect alignment. This can have profound effects on people suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions and acute symptoms.


LEARN all this and more in an all-inclusive 7-day training at Milldale Farm in Fairlee, VT with a supervised practicum clinic! You will leave with the skills to offer the work to clients, family, or friends AND the firsthand experience of receiving the work every day which will be a powerful personal healing experience! We will have a follow up session on 11/5 for everyone to share their experience completing the meal plan at which point you will receive your certificate!

In our overstressed, fast-paced world, it is no wonder over 80% of Americans have Leaky Gut Syndrome and learn to live with mediocre health. Join us for this training and let's work to raise our society's standard of living, by reminding people what true health feels like!


TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition: $1500 ~ includes on-site lodging and 3 meals a day.
A $200 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space.

Financial Aid is available.

VSAC GRANTS: Vermonters can apply for VSAC non-degree grants to cover the full cost of this training. Contact Benj for more info.

We are also hosting a Hawaiian Massage Training in September. If you take both trainings, you will save $800 ($2500 total - $300 Deposit)


If you have any questions, you can reach Benj at vermontholisticbodywork@gmail.com or 802.793.5674.

 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

The training will be led by Patti Miller. Patti has studied with many kahunas and teachers and deeply embodies the Spirit of Aloha. She is based in BC, Canada where she has practiced and taught Lomi for many years. She has also co-published a  book titled Hawaiian Shamanistic Healing with Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing co. For more info visit about Patti, visit: www.hawaiianhealingarts.info

Hawaiian Massage Training ~ with Patti Miller

September 1-12

Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, Fairlee, VT

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage is an ancient form of bodywork passed through the generations by the Kahunas of Hawaii. Practitioners learns to connect deeply through their heart center and share that divine connection with the receiver through loving touch, offering them the experience of deep peace, oneness, and wholeness. People with all levels of experience are welcome!

 

There are several lineages of Lomi Lomi. In this training, you will learn 2 unique styles.

 

Kahi Loa: A form of light-touch energy work in which practitioners invoke the different elements and kingdoms of nature and use them in the healing process. This relieves tension and stress and is very soothing.

 

Big Island Lomi: A traditional form of lomi taught by the Kahuna Aunty Margaret. You will learn a full-body routine with long-flowing strokes that emulate the ocean waves of Hawaii. This provides a thorough flush of the lymphatic system, releasing stress, tension and stuck energy, while opening the heart-center to receive peace and bliss. You will also learn techniques including Bone-Washing from the school of Uncle Harry Jim.

 

We will also have a Ho'oponopono Circle, an ancient Hawaiian Ceremony for releasing the past and creating freedom through divine forgiveness. This ceremony will prepare you to receive the transmission of Lomi.

 

This training is all-inclusive! Accommodation and 3 home-cooked meals a day are provided as well as daily yoga classes and time for group excursions to nearby Lake Fairlee.

 

Hawaiian Massage Training & Retreat

Temple-Style Lomi ~ Shamanic Bodywork

September 10th-19th 2018

Milldale Farm Center for Wellness: Fairlee, VT

Welcome to an incredible journey. Hawaiian Massage, known as Lomi Lomi is an ancient form of bodywork passed through the generations by the Kahunas, the shaman-yogis of Hawaii. Practitioners learns to connect deeply through their heart center and share that divine connection with the receiver through loving touch, offering them the experience of deep peace, oneness, and wholeness. This is an advanced training. However, there are no prerequisites and anyone who feels called to come is welcome!

ABOUT LOMI LOMI
There are several lineages of Lomi Lomi. This retreat will focus on what is known as TEMPLE-STYLE LOMI, a form of shamanic bodywork shared with the world by the Kahuna Kahu Abraham Kawa'i. In this training you will study this form of massage deeply. You will learn a full-body routine that uses wave-like forearm and elbow strokes to clear away any tension or stuck energy as well as manual stretches to help open the body. Temple Style incorporates dance steps known as the Ka'aleleau so you can glide gracefully around the table as well as breathwork and meditation to deepen the work.

A very special component that will be shared in this training are the DEEP JOINT ROTATIONS, a unique part of Abraham's work that is seldom taught. Deep Joint Rotations involve torquing the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, wrists, and ankles to their maximum threshold and rotating them very slowly at their maximum range of motion. This clears stored gunk out the joint sockets and can dramatically increase flexibility and range of motion.

This training is very intensive. 7 full days will be devoted to learning the strokes, the dance steps, and the joint rotations. You will also have daily yoga classes and time for group excursions to nearby Lake Fairlee. The training will begin with an opening circle and dinner on 9/10 followed by a full day Ho'oponopono Circle, an ancient Hawaiian Ceremony to release the past and clear the way for freedom through divine forgiveness. This ceremony will 'empty your vessel' to receive the transmission of Temple-Style Lomi. In the morning of the 19th, we will have an intimate graduation ceremony, where you will receive a handsome certificate, and a final closing circle to conclude the retreat. 

 
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Partner Massage Workshop

~ Learn, Give, Receive!

Saturday April 27th 2019 ~ 4:00pm-6:30pm

OM Studio: 26 State Street, Suite 6, Montpelier, VT

Massage is a great way to offer healing, support, and Love to another person. Bring your partner, friend, coworker, or anyone you want to this workshop. You will learn some simple massage strokes and then you will trade sessions with your partner. Each person will get the opportunity to give and receive. You will be able to ask questions and get tips on your technique while you practice. We will cover strokes for the back, neck, feet, hands, and face.

REGISTER by contacting vermontholisticbodywork@gmail.com

No experience is required - all the strokes you will learn are simple enough for beginners to learn but feel wonderful and are used by professionals. This workshop will be led by Benj Spound of Flowing Light Massage & Bodywork

The 2hr workshop is available at a sliding scale of $50-75 per couple. Registration is limited to 4 couples, so register soon to reserve your space, by contacting Benj at vermontholisticbodywork@gmail.com.

*If you want to attend and don't have a partner, let me know. There might be someone else in the same boat.

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Partner Massage Workshop

~ Learn, Give, Receive!

Saturday February 16th 2019 ~ 4:00pm-6:00pm

OM Studio: 26 State Street, Suite 6, Montpelier, VT

Massage is a great way to offer healing, support, and Love to another person. Bring your partner, friend, coworker, or anyone you want to this workshop. You will learn some simple massage strokes and then you will trade sessions with your partner. Each person will get the opportunity to give and receive. You will be able to ask questions and get tips on your technique while you practice. We will cover strokes for the back, neck, feet, hands, and face.

REGISTER by contacting flowinglightmassage@gmail.com

No experience is required - all the strokes you will learn are simple enough for beginners to learn but feel wonderful and are used by professionals. This workshop will be led by Benj Spound of Flowing Light Massage & Bodywork

The 2hr workshop is available at a sliding scale of $50-75 per couple. Registration is limited to 4 couples, so register soon to reserve your space, by contacting Benj at flowinglightmassage@gmail.com.

*If you want to attend and don't have a partner, let me know. There might be someone else in the same boat.

 
 
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The Body Tune Up ~ An Interactive Healing Workshop

Sunday January 6th 2019 ~ 1:00pm-3:00pm

OM Studio: 26 State Street, Suite 6, Montpelier, VT

Join us for a FREE Interactive and Educational Workshop about The Body Tune Up, a 2-Step Healing Modality that focuses on Gut Health and Spinal Alignment. This is work that we are really excited about because we've personally experienced the impact it can have on people's lives! It will take place at Om Studio on Sun Jan 6th from 1-3pm.

We will discuss how Gut Health effects the health of your entire body and mind. When the digestive tract gets overstressed, it stops functioning properly and the body begins recycling toxins into the bloodstream, leading to a wide range of symptoms and illnesses. This condition is commonly known as Leaky Gut Syndrome. If you are experiencing stress, pain, anxiety, or chronic symptoms that won't go away despite your best efforts, there is a good chance you are in the 80% of Americans currently plagued by Leaky Gut.

The Body Tune Up is unique in that it offers physical adjustments that can reset the gut, stopping the flow of toxins. When paired with a temporary meal plan, this work can bring peace to the body.

The second step of the Body Tune Up is addressing the body's structural alignment. When bones are out of alignment, it can cause nagging back, neck, and shoulder pain along with migraines, headaches, and fatigue. I will demonstrate how we check the alignment of each vertebrae in the spine as well as the sacrum, ribs, hips, cranials, and more. Then I will show you a gentle technique for pressing each misaligned bone back into place. This improves posture, relieves pain, and allows energy to flow naturally, resulting in an increased sense of vitality.

All attendees will receive a 20% discount if you decide you want to book a private Body Tune Up session. There will be spaces available immediately following the workshop and you are also welcome schedule your session for a later date. Sessions are normally $50 (or $30 for either component). With your 20% discount for attending the workshop, they will be $40 (or $24 for either component). As always, we offer sliding scale pricing to people with financial need.

This workshop will be led by Benj Spound, founder of Flowing Light Massage & Bodywork. Contact Benj at flowinglightmassage@gmail.com with any questions.

 
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Revitalize Your Health with The Body Tune Up

a FREE Discussion and Demonstration

Saturday November 3rd 2018 ~ 1:00pm-3:00pm

Dharma Yoga VT: 50 Lower Main Street W, Johnson, VT

Experience a unique modality that can make a profound impact on your health and sense of wellbeing. Join us for a FREE discussion and demonstration of The Body Tune Up (BTU), a 2 part system that relieves the underlying causes of a wide variety of chronic and acute symptoms. This is work we are really excited about because we've personally experienced the impact it can have on people's lives!

All attendees will receive a 20% discount if you decide you want to try a Body Tune Up. There will be spaces available immediately following the workshop and you are also welcome schedule your session for a later date.


In a BTU session, we begin by addressing the gut. It is estimated that 80% of Americans have an overstressed digestive tract! When the digestive tract gets overstressed, it stops functioning properly and the body begins recycling toxins into the bloodstream, leading to a wide range of symptoms and illnesses. This is commonly known as Leaky Gut Syndrome. We will use Applied Kinesiology to check the function of various valves in the digestive system and rebalance them if needed. This stops the flow of toxins and when paired with a temporary meal plan, brings peace to the body.

The second component of the BTU is addressing the body's structural alignment. Using Applied Kinesiology and a gentle technique called Orthobionomy, we will check the alignment of your spine, ribs, hips, cranials, and more. Anything that's out of alignment will be realigned. This improves posture, relieves pain, and allows energy to flow naturally, resulting in an increased sense of vitality. 

Sessions are normally $50 (or $30 for either component). With your 20% discount for attending the workshop, they will be $40 (or $24 for either component). As always, we offer sliding scale pricing to people with financial need.

We will also be hosting a BY DONATION BODYWORK CLINIC at Dharma Yoga the next day, Sun 12/2 from 11:30-3:30, so that will be another opportunity to experience this work.

 
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Revitalize Your Health with The Body Tune Up

a FREE Discussion and Demonstration

Saturday November 3rd 2018 ~ 1:00pm-3:00pm

OM Studio: 26 State Street, Suite 6, Montpelier, VT

Join us for a FREE discussion and demonstration of The Body Tune Up (BTU), a revolutionary 2-part system designed to completely revitalize your health.

In a BTU session, we begin by addressing the gut. It is estimated that 80% of Americans have an overstressed digestive tract! When the digestive tract gets overstressed, it stops functioning properly and the body begins recycling toxins into the bloodstream, leading to a wide range of symptoms and illnesses. This is commonly known as Leaky Gut Syndrome. We will use Applied Kinesiology to check the function of various valves in the digestive system and rebalance them if needed. This stops the flow of toxins and when paired with a temporary meal plan, brings peace to the body.

The second component of the BTU is addressing the body's structural alignment. Using Applied Kinesiology and a gentle technique called Orthobionomy, we will check the alignment of your spine, ribs, hips, cranials, and more. Anything that's out of alignment will be realigned. This improves posture, relieves pain, and allows energy to flow naturally, resulting in an increased sense of vitality. 

All attendees will receive a 20% discount if you decide you want to try a Body Tune Up. There will be spaces available immediately following the workshop, and you are also welcome to schedule your session for a later date. Sessions are normally $50 (or $30 for either component). With your 20% discount for attending the workshop, they will be $40 (or $24 for either component). As always, we offer sliding scale pricing to people with financial need.

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