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. 

As of August 2014, PMTI has moved to 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD  20910.  ALL workshops will be held at this location -- one half block from Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line.  Our Phone Number and Contact information have remained the same.  Come visit us in our new home very soon!  

Costs:

Touch of Massage $85

COUPLES Workshop $99/per Couple

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

Celebrate 20 years of Reiki Training at PMTI!

REIKI Training is open to all-- see below! 

Trager® Movement Therapy Education is avaiable 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.

 

 

October 2014

 

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, beginning October 9, 2014

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.


2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, beginning October 9, 2014

7:00-8:00 pm

Potomac Massage Training Institute

8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910

(202) 686-7046 – RSVP@pmti.org – for access password

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series beginning October 9th...

The Alignment Sequence

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 Biodynamic Craniosacral holds introduced.  

Bring a friend!  All levels welcome.

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

Seven sessions:  Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 13, 20, Dec 4.  $25 per class at door, $20 (140) by 10/8.   Email Brigitsun@gmail.com to register. (Save $35, register by 10/8.)

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

PMTI’s FREE Community Lecture Series continues in October with…

Acupressure for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit!

Friday, October 10th

6:30 to 7:30pm

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!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Essential Oils Playshop - Be Pain-Free with Essential Oils

Want lots of gain and no pain? Learn how to alleviate pain long-term from the inside out and to treat it when it hits.  Take care of:

 

·       Joint pain

·       Muscle tension and cramps

·       Headaches

·       Inflammatory root causes for chronic pain

·       Injury

·       Mood and mental disorders

·       Quieting that mind chatter

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!

 

 

 

October 17-18, 2014

The Connection Practice (Part 2)

Social and Emotional Intelligence for All (Part 1 is a pre-requisite)

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 9/5)

12 CEUs for Therapists

 

 

 

 

Touch of Massage

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

 

Self-Compasssion and Lovingkindness -- a Meditation Workshop

 

10 am – 5 pm

 

We all know the saying “you can’t love others unless you love yourself.” Join us as we explore ways to orient your mind towards lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.  We will provide short talks and guided meditations designed to increase your understanding of these concepts.  These are powerful tools to reduce greed, anger and pride by opening your heart to greater amounts of love for all beings – most importantly, to yourself.

 

Cost: $65-$85 (PMTI students, alumni, faculty and staff receive a $10 discount, refundable at the door)

Register at http://imcw.org (note: PMTI people will have to pay the full price at registration and will receive their rebate when arriving for the class)

 

 

 

 

October 24-25, 2014

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 9/5)

12 CEUs for Therapists

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage

Saturday, October 25, 2014: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

Health Care Provider CPR - recommended for Maryland MT renewal Process

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

$120

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014

 

 

November 7-8, 2014

The Connection Practice (Part 3)

Social and Emotional Intelligence for All (parts 1 & 2 are pre-requisites)

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 9/5)

12 CEUs for Therapists

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage

Saturday, November 8, 2014: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

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.


2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, beginning October 9, 2014

7:00-8:00 pm

Potomac Massage Training Institute

8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910

(202) 686-7046 – RSVP@pmti.org – for access password

 

 

 

 

 

PMTI’s FREE Community Lecture Series continues in November with…

The Body's Security System

Friday, November 14th

6:30 to 7:30pm

 

Why you as a bodyworker/healthcare practitioner/client need to know about the body's automatic and held nervous system patterns? The internal landscape of the body lives in the eternal present.  It has either let go of overwhelm points, or it has not.  If it has not, these patterns create symptoms.  When the practitioner creates special conditions for the body, it will share its truth, and then change begins to happen.  This is applicable to all realms of bodywork - whether you are working with tides, chakras, trigger points, Swedish strokes, etc...

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 (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. 

 

Come learn more -- all are welcome!  Please RSVP@pmti.org or (202) 686-7046.

 

 

November 14-15, 2014

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 9/5)

12 CEUs for Therapists

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch of Massage

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

COUPLES Massage

Sunday, November 16, 2014: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Essential Oils Playshop -Holiday Fun and Health with Essential Oils

Want to have truly happy holidays?   To be open to the joys of the season without all the stress? And maintain your health as well?  Give yourself this gift with essential oils! Come learn:

 

·       Promote joy and gratitude

·       Remove stress and anxiety

·       Fun holiday gift-making ideas (we’ll even make one in class!)

·       Holiday recipes with essential oil

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!

 

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dealing With Holiday Stress -- A Meditation Workshop

10 am – 2 pm

Family reunions, outings with friends, parties, presents and food. The period from Thanksgiving to New Years is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. For all too many of us, the stress generated during the holidays makes it a time to dread rather than a time to look forward to. Join us as we discuss some of the issues that make these six weeks less than it could be. We’ll explore loneliness, eating, dealing with difficult people, dealing with money issues and New Year’s resolutions, and give you some ways to reduce stress and increase happiness.

Cost: $45-$65 (PMTI students, alumni, faculty and staff receive a $10 discount, refundable at the door)

Register at http://imcw.org (note: PMTI people will have to pay the full price at registration and will receive their rebate when arriving for the class)

 

 

 

 

 

December 2014

 

 

COUPLES Massage

Friday, December 5, 2014: 6:00 - 9:30pm

 

 

 

CPR & First Aid

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm (NOTE: 2nd Thursday of the Month)

Essential Oils Playshop -12 Oils of Ancient Scripture

You know the oils have been used for millennia for health, beauty and spirituality.  But did you know there are references to the oils and secrets revealed about their benefits in ancient scriptures of many traditions? 

 

Come learn the 12 most significant oils referenced in scriptural texts and how you can use them to enhance:

·       Physical health

·       Radiant beauty

·       Mental and emotional balance

·       Spiritual growth

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!

 

 

 

December 12-13, 2014

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 9/5)

12 CEUs for Therapists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage

Saturday, December 13, 2014: 2 - 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

Touch of Massage

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

 

 

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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