Potomac Massage Training Institute. Where the future is in your hands.

Explore Our Community Workshops

We invite you to come explore some of the many roads to health and wellness.  These classes are open to the general public and typically do not include continuing education credits for massage therapists.  

You can register for any class TWO different ways:

Online

On the Phone

Registration Form   

(202)-686-7046

Check out our contact page for our LOCATION information. 


PMTI is located at 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD  20910 -- one half block from Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line.  Contact us at Reception@pmti.org or call us at (202) 686-7046.


Costs:

Touch of Massage: $85

COUPLES Workshop: $99/per Couple

CPR/First AID: $80 (or $45 for either part separately)


Celebrate 21 years of Reiki Training at PMTI! REIKI Training is open to all. See below! 

Trager® Movement Therapy Education and The Conncetion Practice is avaliable at PMTI. Bodyworkers may take these classes for Continuing Education and they are open to all members of the public as well.

View our workshop policies and procedures here.

 
Ongoing Classes in 2015
 
 
 

***2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month -- 7:00 - 8:00pm

Mindfulness Meditation: Improve Your Ability to Reduce Stress

Manage anxiety, reduce stress, quiet self-criticism and judgment. Develop compassion for greater situational awareness, balance, joy, and peace of mind. No experience is necessary.  Drop-ins welcome.  You need not come every week. Come and learn or share what you know with a group of like-minded people. Each class will include:  guided meditation, instruction, opportunities to practice and time for discussion, questions and answers. No set fee is charged.  Donations are gratefully accepted to cover expenses.

Call (202) 686-7046 or email RSVP@pmti.org for access password

 



Series begins January through March....

The Alignment Sequence

Based on Aikido, Qi Gong and Energy Work princicples and movements.

Designed for bodyworkers and their clients: looking for peace of mind, fluid embodiment, connection with heart, intuition, sacred space... as well as an igniting and amplifying of your healing powers?  Mindful standing movement sequence, meditation, and partnered healing work introduced.  

Bring a friend!  All levels welcome.

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 PM.  7 NCBTMB CEU's.  

Seven sessions:  January 8, 15, 22, February 19, 26 and March 5 & 12. 

$30 per class at the door. $20 per class as a prepaid series - $140 by 12/29. 

Email Brigitsun@gmail.com to register.

Brigit Viksnins specializes in aligning bodies with health, and releasing held energies of fight, flight and freeze, which may be creating a variety of symptoms.   Brigit Viksnins, MAT, BCST®, SEP, BCTMB has created the professional training program Alchemical Alignment, which uses deep and light-touch bodywork, metaphysical principles, and verbal trauma resolution skills.  She attended Georgetown University for both undergraduate and graduate school.  Since 1996, Brigit has had a successful private bodywork practice, specializing in practicing stillness, mindful touch and embodied presence.  Her work goes deeper than massage alone.  It helps decompress, organize and heal the nervous system, energetic and fluid bodies, upon which the physical body is based. 

 


 

Third Thursday of each month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop - read below for monthly descriptions
Join Naturopath Katherine Krupka and discover the uses of Young Living Essential Oils for you, your family, and/or clients....

Only $10 in advance; $15 at the door – contact PMTI at (202) 686-7046 or RSVP@pmti.org.

Bring a friend who’s new to the oils and our classes and with their payment, you’ll attend the class free!

 


 

The Connection Practice - for Therapists and the Community

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 9am-4pm -- see calendar of dates below

 

Part I - Social and Emotional Intelligence for All

Co-sponsored by PMTI, this 12-hour social/emotional course is a synergy of elements from Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath. In Part 1, we focus on better understanding our own needs by being introduced to a simple and scientifically-proven method for building compassionate connection. With a HeartMath tool, we'll learn to bring our hearts and brains into sync. When combined, we experience the profound effects of empathy and insight.

 

Part II - The Connection Path: Creating Connection with Others (Level 1 prerequisite)

 

 

Course participants learn about the Connection Path, a conflict resolution tool that has the power to resolve all manner of conflicts and heal deep issues, using the synergy between empathy and insight. Additionally, participants go deeper in connecting with themselves.

 

Part III - Connection Mediation: Restoring Peace (Level 1 & 2 are prerequisites)

 

 

Course participants learn how to mediate using the Connection Practice. A Connection mediator builds the connection between two individuals in conflict by coaching them through the Process. And as in Parts 1 and 2, participants go much deeper in understanding themselves and their needs.

 

Each Part - 

$199 Early Bird one month in advance ($249 after)

12 CEUs 


 
 
 
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January 2015
 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, January 18, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

January 23-24, 2015

The Connection Practice (Part 1) -- see description above

Social and Emotional Intelligence for All

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 9am-4pm

$199 Early Bird one month in advance ($249 after)

12 CEUs 

 

 


 

January 30-31, 2015

The Connection Practice (Part 2)

The Connection Path: Creating Connection with Others

(Level 1 prerequisite)

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 4-10pm & Saturday 9am-3pm

Course participants learn about the Connection Path, a conflict resolution tool that has the power to resolve all manner of conflicts and heal deep issues, using the synergy between empathy and insight. Additionally, participants go deeper in connecting with themselves.

 

$199 Early Bird ($249 after date)

12 CEUs

 

 




 
 
 
February 2015
 
 
 

CPR & First Aid

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm 


 
 
Sunday, February 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
 

 
 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, February 8, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

February 13-14, 2015

The Connection Practice (Part 3)

Connection Mediation: Restoring Peace

(Level 1 & 2 are prerequisites)

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 4-10pm & Saturday 9am-3pm

Course participants learn how to mediate using the Connection Practice. A Connection mediator builds the connection between two individuals in conflict by coaching them through the Process. And as in Parts 1 and 2, participants go much deeper in understanding themselves and their needs.

 

$199 Early Bird ($249 after date)

12 CEUs 


 

 


 
 

 

February 20-21, 2015

The Connection Practice (Part 1)

Social and Emotional Intelligence for All

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 4-10pm & Saturday 9am-3pm

Co-sponsored by PMTI, this 12-hour social/emotional course is a synergy of elements from Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath. In Part 1, we focus on better understanding our own needs by being introduced to a simple and scientifically-proven method for building compassionate connection. With a HeartMath tool, we'll learn to bring our hearts and brains into sync. When combined, we experience the profound effects of empathy and insight.    

$199 Early Bird ($249 after date)

12 CEUs 



March 2015

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, March 1, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm



 

Heart of Touch

Wednesdays - 6:30 to 9:30pm

March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8

Cost: $235

Community Workshops

COUPLES Massage

Bring your Sweetie to PMTI and learn COUPLES Massage. It's the perfect gift -- turn every day into Valentine's day! Monthly dates are posted on our "Workshops" page. 

PMTI also offers Touch of Massage, a day-long learn-to-massage course for Individuals. Our Heart of Touch class is six weeks in length (starting in March and October) and offers a more in-depth introduction to refine your skills.

 

Free Community Lectures

Come learn more monthly about a topic in Health and Wellness -- Bring your Family and Friends!  Just RSVP@pmti.org.

 
 

Essential Oils Playshops

Third Thursday - each month with a unique theme!

For this month's theme, click here.

Open to members of the community and massage therapists who want to strengthen their practice with Therapeutic Oils

Join Katherine Krupka for this fun informational session about the powers of essential oils!

Only $10 – contact PMTI at (202) 686-7046 or RSVP@pmti.org.

Bring a friend who’s new to the oils and our classes and with their payment, you’ll attend the class free!

 

 

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