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To Come to Life More Fully,
with Tom Balles and Jacque Hammond

Saturday-Sunday • April 13-14 • 9:30-5:00pm • $185

For over three decades an applied philosophy of healing formed the core of programs offered by Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health).  This body of principles and practices was collectively known as SOPHIA (School of Philosophy and Healing in Action).  This weekend will be an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of, and practice with these powerful distinctions.

The work of SOPHIA weaves together Chinese wisdom traditions with modern perspectives and the intelligence one finds in all of Nature.  By practicing these distinctions, we become a more powerful healing presence in all the domains of life – family, friendships, workplace. and the larger community.  At the end of the day we experience less unnecessary suffering in our own lives and increased possibilities in the life we share with others.

For more information and to register by check, email: tomballes1@yahoo.com ($185)
Online registration: sophiaspringworkshop.eventbrite.com ($185 + fees)

Tom Balles was an acupuncturist and award-winning educator at Tai Sophia/MUIH, where he taught for twenty years across four different degree programs.  He has facilitated workshops internationally and is the author of Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things and Becoming a Healing Presence.

Jacque Hammond is a graduate of MUIH’s Master degree program in Transformative Leadership and Social Change.  She has brought these practices into the boardroom while serving as Vice President of Student Services at Blackboard and consulting with education leaders nationwide.  Jacque’s work extends to a wider community with her continued pursuits in storytelling, nature’s wisdom, and spiritual traditions.

Coherence in Motion, with Mark Taylor & Debra Clydesdale

Fri – Sat:10 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 9 AM– 4 PM

Unit I: Embryological Movement Patterns: March 15 -17

Unit II: Vertebral Movement Patterns: April 5 – 7

Unit III: Primitive Reflexes: April 26 – 28

$650/Unit ($600 if registered with deposit by January 15, 2019). Register at www.coherenceinmotion.com

Drawing from Somatic Experiencing® and Body-MindCentering®, Coherence in Motion trains students and practitioners to incorporate principles of human developmental movement into trauma healing work. Embodied somatic movement is a vital tool for trauma resolution. Because the reflexes and movement patterns develop in utero and in the first year of life, they are largely sub-cognitive. Coherence in Motion is particularly helpful in working with pre and perinatal trauma, attachment disorders, and with global high intensity activation. The courses are taught in studio settings and assume that you are comfortable with explorations moving in space, lying on the floor, and in chairs.

Each module:

  • Presents a central aspect of developmental movement theory and embodiment.
  • Offers practice working with movement from an SE perspective, integrating such principles as self- regulation, titration, pendulation, coupling dynamics, and the threat response cycle.
  • Allows participants to recognize movement patterns and reflexes that emerge within sessions and track the autonomic nervous system response to those movements.

with Jane Grissmer & Linda Simons

Clinical Application Day — Sun, May 5, 2019 • 9:00am – 5:00pm

CEU’s:  7 per day • $150 for full day

Share and learn with friends in community:

  • Develop your critical thinking skills in understanding symptoms around the Sheng and Ko cycles, and in the context of CF.
  • Design treatments that skillfully integrate all levels of body/mind/spirit; expand point selection & usage.
  • Reinforce your application of the Principles of Healing and the Laws of Nature that guide your work with patients through a lifetime.

Patient Consult Weekend — Sat–Sun, June 22-23, 2019
CEU’s:  7 per day

Practitioner Observers:  8 slots available per day

Patient Consultations:  4 per day

Consultation fee is $175. Observation fee is $125/day; $225 full weekend.

In the context of working directly with patients you will:

  • Sharpen your assessment and diagnostic skills with a focus on CSOE and pulse diagnosis.
  • Improve treatment planning strategies to address the unique needs of each patient on the level of body/mind/spirit.


Mandala Doodle© Workshop,
with Kathy Rausch, Author “Activate Divine Creativity, The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala”

June 1, 2019, 12 – 4 pm

$45 and includes a signed copy of the book, “Activate Divine Creativity, The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala”
Sign up online to save your spot! www.ActivateDivineCreativity.com/events/

By using the combination of sacred geometry and creativity while creating a mandala, you are in a meditative and mindful state. There is NO ARTISTIC experience required. All you need is a willingness to learn allow your soul to speak creatively.

In this 4 hour workshop you will create a personal mandala. This is not a template, you will create your own original design with a little help getting started.

You will choose to create on black or white high, quality Bristol paper.  The workshop starts with a brief meditation. You will be shown the steps to begin your mandala, and guided as you create your own symbols and select your colors. All materials, colored pencils, sharpies, gold and silver paint pens, glitter, jewels, fine tipped pens and more, are included.





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