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:  April 2, 16, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4. 

$30 per class at the door. $20 per class as a prepaid series. 

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. 

 


 

(Usually the) 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 - 12 CEUs

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

Part 2 & 3 prepaid discount - $350 Early Bird one month in advance ($400 after)


 
 

May 2015

 

 

 

 

May 21st
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop

Diffuse Your Way to Health and Happiness!

You love the oils and use them topically for all kinds of things. But what’s the deal with diffusing?

 

We’ll answer all your questions and give you great ideas to get you started (or get more creative!)

·       What’s the real benefit?

·       Which diffuser to choose?

·       Which oils should I use?

·       How often/long should I diffuse?

 

Learn this and more in an oils-infused evening of fun!


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!  


 

 

 



June 2015





June 4-6, 2015

The Connection Practice (Parts 2 & 3) -- see descriptions above

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Times TBA

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

Part III - Connection Mediation: Restoring Peace Each Part - 12 CEUs

Part 2 & 3 prepaid discount - $350 Early Bird one month in advance ($400 after)


 

 

 

 

June 4, 2015

Reiki II – Enhanced Level

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm

$150 Early Bird by May 4 ($175 after)

7 CEUs  

Students are asked to bring their Reiki II booklets to class. Additional handouts will be provided.

 

 

June 4-7, 2015

Reiki III

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Thursday-Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

$695 Early Bird by May 4 ($725 after)

28 CEUs  

The Reiki II-Enhanced Level is required prerequisite for this training and is included within the cost.

(a $50 fee for a comprehensive notebook supporting all three Reiki levels is due at registration)

 

 

 

 

Touch of Massage  

Saturday, June 6, 2015: 10am - 5pm


 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, June 7, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

June 12-13, 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 by May 12 ($249 after)

12 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

June 18th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop

Essential Oils to Manifest Your Desires!

You’ve visioned, affirmed, made lists and boards and still aren’t seeing what you want come to fruition. 

 

Learn how you can use the frequency and chemistry of essential oils (and a few tools we’ll teach) to magnetize your desires to you!

 

Bring your ideas and we’ll even do an exercise in class to get you started!


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!  


 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, June 28, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm


 

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Basic CPR/First Aid

10 am to 5 pm

$80 ($40 for CPR or First Aid only)

 

 

 

 

July 2015

 

 

Touch of Massage  

Saturday, July 11, 2015: 10am - 5:00pm


 

 

July 11, 2015

Acupressure for Self and Others: The Seva Stress Release

Instructor: Alison Babil

Saturday 10am-5:30pm

The Seva Stress Release is a sequence of acupressure points designed to ease the human stress response and support overall well-being.  Anyone can learn this simple yet effective acupressure sequence  (no previous bodywork experience required). 

“Seva” is the Sanskrit word for compassionate service. The Seva Stress Release was developed by the Soul Lightening Acupressure faculty following 9/11. Seva was first used in 2001 to treat rescue workers at Ground Zero and has since been offered in many diverse settings, including at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC; on college campuses to teach students self-care; in villages in Honduras, Africa and India; in schools to reduce teacher and student stress; in breast cancer support groups, in hospital wellness programs, and countless other community settings.

In this dynamic, interactive, and comprehensive workshop, you will fully experience The Seva Stress Release through demonstration and hands-on practice. You will:

  1. learn how to use the Seva protocol for self-care and with friends, family, and clients
  2. learn about the healing and transforming potential of acupressure
  3. review the history of acupressure and its distinct whole-being approach to healing
  4. become familiar with the human stress response
  5. get to know various effective acupoints and how to access them
  6. take home skills that you can use for the rest of your life.

 

$120 - 6 CEUs for MTs, asian bodyworkers and nurses. 

Those who have taken Seva for Self-Care, Part One, have the option to sign up only for the afternoon portion, Seva for Others, Part Two ($60).

 

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, July 19, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm


 

 

Essential Oils Playshop

July 23rd - Special Date: 4th Thursday of the month

Details to Follow....

 

 

 

July 24-25, 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 by June 24 ($249 after)

12 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2015

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, August 16, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

September 2015

 

 

September 4-5, 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 by August 4 ($249 after)

12 CEUs

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, September 13, 2015: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2015

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

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

 

 

 

 

 

November 2015



November 6-8, 2015

Reiki I and II – in one weekend!

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Friday 5:30-8pm; Sat/Sun 9:30am-6pm

$375 Early Bird by October 6 ($425 after)

16 CEUs  

 

November 6-7, 2015

Reiki I

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Friday 5:30-8pm; Sat 9:30am-6pm

$200 Early Bird by October 6 ($225 after)

9 CEUs  

 

November 8, 2015

Reiki II

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Sunday 9:30am-6pm

$175 Early Bird by October 8 ($200 after)

7 CEUs  

 

 

 

 

 

December 2015

 

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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