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 - 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)


 
 
 
 
 
 
February 2015
 
 
 

CPR & First Aid

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


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

 
 
 

PMTI’s Free Friday Lectures continue in February with….

 

Acupressure for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit!

Friday, February 6th

6:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Acupressure is an ancient healing modality that utilizes gentle finger pressure at specific points, or energy windows, along the body to bring about balance and healing on all levels of our being.  Join us for this dynamic, interactive workshop as we explore what acupressure is, issues it can resolve, and how to incorporate it into our lives.  Anyone can learn and use these simple techniques on family and friends.  Support yourself and your immune system as we transition into autumn!

 

Join Alison Babil and Learn Simple Techniques to:

Reduce Stress, Alleviate Pain, Gain Greater Clarity, & Enhance Well-Being in Your Body and Life…. 

 

Alison Babil is a 2004 graduate of PMTI with training in craniosacral therapy, reiki, polarity therapy, and Soul Lightening acupressure.  She sees clients for massage, acupressure, and intuitive readings.

 

All are welcome….bring your family & friends.  RSVP@pmti.org

Potomac Massage Training Institute, (202) 686-7046, www.pmti.org


 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Foundations of Mindfulness

Instructor: Jerry Hartman

10 am - 5 pm

Mindfulness meditation gives us a way to experience what is happening right now without judging, comparing or immediately trying to fix what we see as wrong. Join us as we explore the four foundations of mindfulness: body, feelings, mind and mental objects. The class will include guided meditations, short talks and group discussions to reinforce the teachings presented. We’ll explore a variety of methods to expand our capacity for joy and to deal with whatever comes up with greater skill and resourcefulness. We will also include time at the end for questions and group discussion. PMTI students, faculty and staff receive a $10 discount, refundable at the door on the day of the workshop.

Register at http://imcw.org


 
 
 
 
 
 
February 19th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop

Let’s Talk About Sex (and Love and Romance)

It’s February and the everyone’s in the mood for love J  Come learn how to use essential oils to:

·       Get “in the mood” and support your sexual expression

·       Smoothly navigate relationship or sexual challenges

·       Vision and attract the relationship you want

·       Rekindle and deepen the relationship you have

·       Create more love of all kinds in your life!


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! 


 
 
 

 

February 20-21, 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 ($249 after Jan. 20)

12 CEUs 

 

 

 

February 21, 2015

Using Mindfulness Meditation to Increase Happiness 

Instructor: Jerry Hartman

10 am - 2 pm

For most of us, happiness is dependent on outside conditions.  We suffer from the “if only” disease and are never quite satisfied.  Whether it’s possessions, jobs or relationships, we’re always looking for the next big thing that will finally make us happy.  Eventually we realize that approach doesn't work.  Mindfulness meditation gives us tools to create a lasting happiness that doesn't rely on others.  We’ll explore how lovingkindness, generosity and gratitude can help change your outlook on life. PMTI students, faculty and staff receive a $10 discount, refundable at the door on the day of the workshop.

Register at http://imcw.org

 

 

 

 



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

 

 

 

March 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 February 6 ($425 after)

16 CEUs  

 

March 6-7, 2015

Reiki I

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

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

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

9 CEUs  

 

March 8, 2015

Reiki II

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Sunday 9:30am-6pm

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

7 CEUs  

 

 

March 6-7, 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 Feb. 6 ($249 after)

12 CEUs 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop

Essential Oils for A Beautiful You!

While we all know that beauty starts inside, we want the outside to look great, too! Say goodbye to toxic, surface-only products and let your inner beauty shine for the world to see with natural products and methods.

Come learn how to use essential oils to help with:

·       Healthy, glowing skin

·       Acne and other skin conditions

·       Fine lines and wrinkles

·       Moles and skin tags

·       Beauty and products that are health-promoting and environmentally friendly


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!  


 

 

 

 

 

April 2015

 

April 3-4, 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 March 3 ($249 after)

12 CEUs  

 

 

 

 

 

April 16th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Essential Oils Playshop

Digestive Health with Essential Oils

Did you know that your digestive health affects way more than just processing what you eat? It influences blood sugar, hormones, emotional health, cognition…basically everything! 

 

Learn simple things you can do to make a huge impact on your overall expression of health and wellness!


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!  

 

 

 

 

May 2015

 

May 1-2, 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 April 1 ($249 after)

12 CEUs  



 

 

 

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)

 

 

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!  


 

 

 

July 2015

 

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September 2015

 

October 2015

 

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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