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

Explore Our Community Workshops

You can register for any class TWO different ways:

           
Online On the Phone   Registration Form   
(202)-686-7046   

See 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.  
View our workshop policies and procedures here.    Prices of our Community Workshops: COUPLES Massage = $99/couple Touch of Massage = $85/person Heart of Touch = $235/person Basic CPR/First Aid = $80 for both/ $45 for one



Ongoing Series at PMTI...         
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 Wednesdays of each month, 7:00-8:00 pm (202) 686-7046, www.jerryghartman.com       
   

  

Last Saturday of Each Month, 10-11:30am -- $15

Inner Balance/Inner Wisdom with Alison Babil

Join us for a weekend workshop to release stress, set goals, re-balance and move forward with your inner wisdom….

We all have an inner compass yet we often neglect it amidst the stress, speed, and cacophony of life.  Using tools from Soul Lightening Acupressure, we will begin to slow down and align to the more subtle, wiser aspects of ourselves.  We will use a gentle, guided chakra meditation and self acupressure to balance internally and begin to hear the our inner guidance more clearly.

Combined with mindful awareness, Soul Lightening Acupressure not only brings physical and mental calming, it can also strengthen our relationship with our deeper, wiser self, and our intuition.  

Bring an intention or question that you would like to explore for the month ahead.  Also bring a notebook and pen.

Alison Babil is trained in massage, craniosacral therapy, reiki, polarity therapy, Alchemical Alignment and Soul Lightening acupressure.  She sees clients for massage, acupressure, reiki and intuitive readings.

Please call (202) 686-7046 to reserve your spot and make payment.


  

June 2016

 

 

 

June 3, 2016 

Rising Strong! -- Postponed due to illness - Stay tuned!

with Richard Warren

6:30-7:30pm

Learn how to Rise Strong!  Based on the research and writings of Brene Brown.

RSVP@pmti.org or (202) 686-7046

Come learn more!  All are Welcome...Bring your family and friends; we provide the munchies!  A great start to a night out...

 

 

 

 

Touch of Massage  

Sunday, June 5, 2016: 10am - 5pm

$85 per individual

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR -- this class is FULL!  Next Class - August 20th 

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Sunday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 


June 9, 2016

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm

$150 Early Bird by May 25 ($175 after)

7 CEUs  

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

 

 

 

June 9-12, 2016

Reiki III

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

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

$745 Early Bird by May 25 ($775 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 included.)

 

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Spirit, Soul or Universal God (Rei) and energy, force, or Breath of Life (Ki).  It is traditionally translated as Universal Life Force.  Reiki is one of many tools supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  The essence of Reiki training is the attunements.  The Reiki teacher takes specific steps during meditations to open a channel within the student for energy to flow.  After the channel is made clearer between our earthly personality and the Spirit of Universal forces, shifts in our journeys often occur.  Reiki training is a transformative experience.  

 

June 18, 2016

Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (parts 1 & 2)

Saturday 10am-5:30pm

Instructor: Alison Babil

$150 for the whole day

6 CEUs 

 

Part 2 (afternoon only—3 CEUs) is available for $75 with Pre-requisite of Part 1 

 

 

June 24, 2016 -- FREE Community Lecture Series Continues...

Exploring Shamanism

with Diana Goroff

6:30-7:30pm

Join us as we venture to the realm of the Great Spirit!  Find your power animal....

RSVP@pmti.org or (202) 686-7046

Come learn more!  All are Welcome...Bring your family and friends; we provide the munchies!  A great start to a night out...

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Sunday, June 26, 2016: 2 - 5:30pm - CLASS FULL

$99 per couple

 

 

June 25-26, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 1

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
A Healing Touch class is for the person who wants to enhance wellness in themselves and the lives of people they care about by using the gift of energetic touch.  You will possess a life-changing gift that you can give over and over again, once you have mastered simple, easy-to-learn steps and techniques that support health and facilitate the healing process.
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by May 10 ($365 after)

 

 

 

 

July 2016

 

 

Touch of Massage  

Saturday, July 16, 2016: 10am - 5pm

$85 per individual

 

 

 

 

COUPLES Massage 

Saturday, July 16, 2016: 2 - 5:30pm - CLASS FULL

$99 per couple

 

 

CPR/First Aid  

Sunday, July 17, 2016: 10am - 5pm

$80 or $45 for one part only

 

 

 

 

 

August 2016

 

Touch of Massage  

Saturday, August 6, 2016: 10am - 5pm

$85 per individual

 

 

 

August 13-14, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 1

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
A Healing Touch class is for the person who wants to enhance wellness in themselves and the lives of people they care about by using the gift of energetic touch.  You will possess a life-changing gift that you can give over and over again, once you have mastered simple, easy-to-learn steps and techniques that support health and facilitate the healing process.
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by June 28 ($365 after)


 

 

August 20, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Saturday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 

 

September 2016

 

 

October 2016

 

 

October 1-2, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 2

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
A continuation of skills learned in Level 1 -- A Healing Touch class is for the person who wants to enhance wellness in themselves and the lives of people they care about by using the gift of energetic touch.  You will possess a life-changing gift that you can give over and over again, once you have mastered simple, easy-to-learn steps and techniques that support health and facilitate the healing process.
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by August 15 ($365 after)

 

October 2, 2016

Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (parts 1 & 2)

Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Instructor: Alison Babil

$150 for the whole day

6 CEUs 

Part 2 (afternoon only—3 CEUs) is available for $75 with Pre-requisite of Part 1

 

 

October 7-8, 2016

The Connection Practice - for Therapists and the Community

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 6-9pm & Saturday 9am-6pm

Part I - Social and Emotional Intelligence for All

Master the communication skills needed to promote peaceful relationships with others and within yourself. The Connection Practice unlocks the power of empathy and insight by teaching simple, powerful, scientifically proven tools that enable deep understanding of the needs of others and ourselves in any encounter. This introductory course will give you readily mastered tools for listening and relating that are simple in concept but profound in effect.

Nonviolent Communication provides language to identify feelings and underlying needs while HeartMath trains us to bring our hearts and brains into sync. From here empathy and insight lead to solutions to challenges big and small – from a relationship loss to the angst of a no-show client; results that embody clarity, creativity, focus and light heartededness. You’ll leave class with the know-how to build compassionate connection.

Who can attend? Everyone! Here’s what people are saying:

“I was surprised at the depth of this course. The Connection Practice teaches a tool to live from your heart’s intelligence – both on and off the table.” – M. DeRushe

“We ought to all be taught this approach in kindergarten.” – A. Hartman

“As massage therapists, we all seek appropriate and non-judgmental ways to listen to and honor the stories of our clients while exercising healthy and appropriate boundaries.  The Connection Practice, and its components of Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath, offer us insightful tools to address our personal challenges by simply learning to name our feelings and better understand the importance of honoring our personal needs. –T. Gelman

Ellen Synakowski uses The Connection Practice for communication with clients, her family, strangers and especially herself. She has been actively involved with The Practice since 2007 and is certified in HeartMath, The Connection Practice, biodynamic craniosacral therapy (RCST) and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

$149 Early Bird two weeks in advance ($175 after)

 

  

October 7-9, 2016

Reiki I and II – in one weekend!

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

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

$375 Early Bird by September 24 ($425 after)

16 CEUs  

 

 

October 7-8, 2016

Reiki I

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

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

$200 Early Bird by September 24 ($225 after)

9 CEUs  

 

 

October 9, 2016

Reiki II

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Sunday 9:30am-6pm

$175 Early Bird by September 24 ($200 after)

7 CEUs 

 

 

 

October 15, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Saturday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 

November 2016

 

 

 

November 19-20, 2016

The Connection Practice® Intensive - for Therapists and the Community

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski & Carol Brownson

Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm

 

(Note: Parts 2 & 3 Combined - completion of Part 1 is a prerequisite)Part 2 – Creating Connection with Others Part 3 ¬— Restoring Peace Through Mediation

Co-sponsored by PMTI, this weekend intensive reviews Part 1 then goes deeper and broader in building compassionate connection. Participants will experience:

• Speaking truth while empathizing with another’s viewpoint, useful when difficult conversations have been avoided but are necessary;

• Mediation informed by Connection Practice skills that offer new ways to engage employees, co-workers, children and friends in finding resolutions where everyone’s needs are considered;

• Befriending internal negative voices that can limit work growth, prosperity, self-confidence and hold us back from flourishing;

• The Connection Practice Path where participants are supported in processing a conflict – old or current – with someone living or deceased. The Path is  powerful. Those who take the walk are transformed in the way they see the struggle, the other person, and especially themselves. Compassion, empathy and internal peace can be expected.

Completion of Part 1 is a prerequisite. [Part 1 is offered twice before this class: May 6-7 and again October 7-8]

What people are saying:

“I was surprised at the depth of this course. The Connection Practice teaches a tool to live from your heart’s intelligence – both on and off the table.” – M. DeRushe

“We ought to all be taught this approach in kindergarten.” – A. Hartman

“As massage therapists, we all seek appropriate and non-judgmental ways to listen to and honor the stories of our clients while exercising healthy and appropriate boundaries.  The Connection Practice, and its components of Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath, offer us insightful tools to address our personal challenges by simply learning to name our feelings and better understand the importance of honoring our personal needs. –T. Gelman

Ellen Synakowski uses The Connection Practice for communication with clients, her family, strangers and especially herself. She has been actively involved with The Practice since 2007 and is certified in HeartMath, The Connection Practice, biodynamic craniosacral therapy (RCST) and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

Carol Brownson is a Connection Practice trainer in St. Louis, MO. She has taught The Connection Practice in St Louis and with Ellen in the DC area. She never ceases to be awed by the “aha” moments and feelings of peace that come with using The Practice, and she loves the shared experience of practicing together in classes.

Take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S5UObzbN0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXf2LdpeFY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_NfvC3ATPE

  $149 Early Bird two weeks in advance ($175 after)
16 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 
 
 

 

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