In addition to our Massage Therapy School and discounted student massage clinic, Spirit Wellness Institute is happy to offer community workshops and continuing education classes that are open to the public. All workshops take place at our Salem, MA location. Review our upcoming programs to see how you can improve your life physically, finacially, or spiritually! We appreciate your desire to learn and grow, to become self-empowered and to support our community’s expansion. Thank you for joining us in the endless persuit of education.
Intro to Massage
Saturday February 22nd 1:00pm-5:00pm * $165.00 *
Considering a career in massage? Or perhaps you want to develop a compassionate quality of touch that you can use to care for your loved ones. Spend the day with us learning the basics of a good back massage!
This class does require students to undress, though all modesty will be preserved and proper draping techniques applied. This class does not count towards career training and taking this class does not quality you to practice massage therapy.
Please bring a set of twin sheets to this class as well as a water bottle and high protein snack. Manuals and oil will be provided.
Energetic Boundaries for Practitioners
Saturday March 21st 11:00am-3:00pm * $111.00* w Catheryn Schoenfarber LMT, RYT, CYT
Remaining fully embodied while engaging in healing work is not only essential for a sustainable career, it is also the greatest skill you will ever cultivate for your clients.
A therapist who masters the ability to offer space for healing while simultaneously holding their own spiritual power models a whole way of being that invites the client to return home fully to themselves.
It is in the arms of this type of relationship that true healing occurs.
In this workshop we will focus on discovering our own energetic boundaries and bring to light those places where we are giving ourselves away in order to help others. We will begin to learn how to engage in healing work from a place of self-containment and wholeness.
Digital Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses
Saturday March 28th 11:00am-3:00pm * $125.00 * w Alyssa Smith
Join Alyssa Smith, founder of Smoko Digital LLC, a digital marketing agency, as she shares powerful tips business owners should capitalize on to increase exposure and generate leads and customers. This workshop explores both beginner and intermediate techniques for digital marketing, including using platforms like Facebook, Google Ads, Google My Business, Google Analytics, Instagram and YouTube. She will also provide best practices and benchmarks for website traffic metrics and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as introduce free tools any small business owner can use to improve the appearance of their brand online. Lastly, Alyssa will guide workshop attendees through analyzing the results of their digital marketing efforts.
This workshop is perfect for any small business owner who wants to take the next step in marketing their business, whether that be starting to advertise on a new platform or optimizing their current digital marketing. A lyssa has spent her entire professional career in digital marketing, including 2 years of training advanced ad agency employees in Google Analytics and Google Ads. She has worked with a wide variety of industries, including health and wellness. For more information, check out www.smokodigital.com.
What to bring: Please bring a notebook and pen or laptop to take notes during the presentation. If you are currently working with an agency or running digital ads yourself, feel free to bring along reports or log into your accounts for a free brief audit after the session. We also suggest bringing water and a snack!
Saturday April 4th 10:00am-4:00pm * $150.00 * CEU eligible through NCBTMB
This workshop contains valuable information for any new OR experienced massage therapist interested in growing a successful and profitable business. Learn a common sense approach to make growing your massage therapy practice easy.
Join LMT, Nick Repoli to learn how to brand and market yourself; how to build your network; how to find and engage your target market; the benefits of (and difference between) promotions, deals, and incentives, and much more. Students will learn how to get better quality referrals and repeat business using The Fine Art Of The Soft Sell™.
This workshop will more than pay for itself in future revenue from your growing massage therapy practice.
A published author in Massage Magazine, Nick is eager to share success strategies from his book How to Grow your Massage Practice with Repeat Business and Referrals .
Nick was awarded 5 stars at this year’s AMTA annual conference where Nick presented Business Mastery, his students said “I absolutely loved Nick’s personality, presentation and knowledge! Entertaining , engaging and invaluable.” -NK
Saturday and Sunday April 18th-19th 10:00am-2:00pm * $200.00 *
Thai Bodywork is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines acupressure, yoga and ancient wisdom to unlock the bodies healing potential.
Join Olga Kaminsky for this two day workshop where you will learn to give a 60m Thai Bodywork session, engage in basic yoga posture, learn how to leverage your weight to provide optimal pressure and muscular release for your client, and generate and exceptional quality of therapeutic touch.
LMT’s and Yogi’s are the ideal candidates for this workshop, but all are welcome! Please bring a flat sheet, a pillow, a water bottle and a high protein snack.
Intro to Prenatal Massage
Saturday April 18th 11:00am-4:00pm * 170.00 *
Join Kara McAllister, LMT and mother of three to learn proper positioning, draping, and contraindications when working with pregnant clients. Learn about the physical and hormonal changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. Discuss common complaints among expectant mothers and learn techniques to help alleviate them. Learn how to build a 60 and 90 minute prenatal massage session. Also, we’ll go over some prenatal techniques that can be used over clothing in various seated and lying positions for situations such as marketing events and in yoga classes.
What to bring: Please wear soft comfortable clothing that are both conservative as well as comfortable to move in. For example, a fitted t-shirt and sweat pants. Also bring a water bottle and a high protein snack to class each day. We have a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. Lastly please bring a twin sheet set (1 fitted and 1 flat) as you will be receiving bodywork during the workshop.
Healing Touch for the Community
Sunday April 19th 11:00am-2:00pm * 53.00 *
Develop an extraordinary quality of touch with members of your community. We will asses the aspects of touch that contribute to a powerful healing experience and together we will cultivate skills that we can use to care for our loved ones.
This workshop is designed for adults who wish to collectively improve our local touch culture. All attendees will remain fully clothed for this workshop. This is not a massage therapy training. However, hand positioning over the clothes will be taught and all participants will give and recieve touch.
Collective Shamanic Journey
Saturday May 2nd 11:00am-1:00pm * 35.00 *
Join Catheryn Schoenfarber in the collective energy of upliftment and immerse yourself in the wellbeing that is your birthright.
We will begin by discussing basic concepts of Core Shamanism and will take the time to tend to raising our collective vibration by rattling and drumming in the shamanic tradition of “powering up.” After embodying our spiritual power we will relax and enjoy a guided healing journey.
Bring your rattles and drums if you have them, some will be available to borrow and they are not mandatory for participation.