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The Body Tune Up Training
~ A Holistic Bodywork Training ~

with Benj Spound


Twin Pond Healing Sanctuary, Brookfield, VT


Learn THE BODY TUNE UP, a holistic bodywork modality with two parts that can make a profound difference for people struggling with chronic pain, digestive discomfort, and other ailments.


Part 1 (Stress-Toxin Management) is about Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and its many symptoms. The practitioner checks for Leaky Gut by muscle testing the function of different valves in the digestive tract. When Leaky Gut is present in the receiver, they use bodywork adjustments to correct the valves and a 14-day Meal Plan to let the gut heal. This effectively restores health to the digestive tract and relieves numerous symptoms including:

  • Indigestion/Upset Stomach

  • Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhea

  • Acid Reflux & Heartburn

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • New Food Allergies or Sensitivities​

  • Skin Disorders: Psoriasis, Eczema, Rashes

  • Chronic Pain/Inflammation

  • Autoimmune Conditions

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Excess Anger/Mood Swings

  • Generally feeling mediocre or less than optimal health

  • Any other chronic symptom that won't go away, even after trying various treatments

You will begin by learning the art of Applied Kinesiology - using muscle testing to assess the body and get direct answers about what it needs. This is based on the premise that the body has an innate wisom and knows best what it needs for its own healing. Then you will learn to balance meridians to bring the body's energy system fully online. Next you will learn to test the function of 5 valves in the digestive tract and manual adjustments to reset them. Lastly, you will learn a 14 day meal plan to heal the colon along with how to muscle test different foods, herbs, and supplements.


Part 2 (Passive Structural Alignment) is about bringing the spine and other bones into proper alignment to relieve pain and improve vitality. The practitioner uses muscle testing to assess the alignment of vertebrae, ribs, hips, sacrum, cranials, and more. Next they use a technique based on the principles of Orthobionomy to gently press misaligned back into place. This work is simple and non-invasive and can have profound effects on people suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions and acute symptoms. For massage therapists, it makes an excellent addition to sessions as it complements massage very well. The Spine Alignment heals the underlying condition of much pain and the massage helps relax the muscle and tissue which helps the alignment stick.


LEARN all this and more in an all-inclusive 7-day training. There will be a supervised practicum clinic on the last full day to test your new skills on members of the community! You will leave with the skills to offer this work to clients, family, or friends.


In addition to learning the work, you will be receiving it and going through the healing process yourself. Students will give each other Tune Ups every day and you will be following the meal plan for 14 days. We will be providing your food for the week you are in training, and you will get to experience cooking your own meal plan food for the 2nd week. We will have a follow up session on 10/17 for everyone to share their experience completing the meal plan at which point you will receive your certificate! We do this because without completing the meal plan yourself, you won't have any credibility when recommending it to others.

In our overstressed, fast-paced world, it is no surprise that 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!

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Course Details


Oct 2: Evening Check-In and Opening Circle

Oct 3: Students receive Leaky Gut Tune Up and Begin Meal Plan

Oct 3-4: Body Tune Up Part 1 (Stress-Toxin Management) Training

Oct 5-6: Body Tune Up Part 2 (Passive Structural Alignment) Training

Oct 7: Drop-In Community Practicum Clinic

Oct 8: Closing Circle and Checkout by 11am

Oct 17: Afternoon Followup Meeting, Students Complete Meal Plan, and Graduation

Tuition includes on-site accommodation at Twin Pond Healing Sanctuary and 3 Home-cooked meals a day. There are a few rustic cabins which can be reserved for an additional fee. In your free time, enjoy optional daily yoga classes and free time for hiking or swimming in the pond.

Tuition: $1600

A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to reserve your space.

If cost is an obstacle for you, please contact Benj to discuss financial aid options.

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

If you have any questions, you can reach Benj at or 802.793.5764.

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Please read our Cancellation Policy before registering.



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