Continuing Education Classes



Julia teaches continuing education classes at various locations and events throughout the year.

All of our full day classes (6 hours or more) include light breakfast items (bagels, fruit etc) an omnivore lunch, tea and all the supplies needed for the class- except sheets. Please bring a set of sheets with you. You should bring a bottle that closes for water as well. You will also go home with a 'goodie bag' of items related to that class, if appropriate i.e. essential oils, bodyart etc.

  • aroma I

    Foundations in Aromatherapy III $80

    October 7th 2018

    This class is open to anyone. You DO NOT need a prerequisite to take this class. This one is fun and informative. It will not hurt your brain and can improve your bottom line by increasing your revenue streams. Please bring a set of sheets with you

    aroma I

    Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

    Location: Serenity Massage & Energywork 1815 ave E Council Bluffs IA 51501

  • 2019 Schedule

  • Pregnancy Massage Class

    Ma-massage Pregnancy Massage. $200.00

    7 hands on CEU hours

    March 3rd 2019 9am to 5 pm.

    Ma-massage focuses on the special needs of women as their bodies undergo the many dramatic changes that occur during pregnancy. From stress reduction to improved circulation, prenatal massage can make a significant difference to the wellness of a mother-to-be. Our unique approach melds western and eastern thoughts on pregnancy massage to ensure a more well rounded session.

    There will be pregnant women (hopefully) to practice on. Class size is limited. Please bring a set of sheets with you.

    Instructors are Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA and Stephen Steggall LMT.

    Location: Serenity Massage & Energywork 1815 ave E Council Bluffs IA 51501

  • Aromatherapy Essentials Class

    Aromatherapy Essentials $100

    June 23rd 2019 10am to 4:30pm

    3.5 hands on CEU hours. If you are looking at incorporating essential oils into your practice or into your life at home, but don't know where to start- this class is for you. This class is focused on the safe and effective use of essential oils in laymen's terms. No mind numbing chemistry or biology: (if you want that, look for our Foundations in Aromatherapy classes) just simple and easy to understand instruction on what essential oils are, how to use them in your practice or at home, who to buy from, who NOT to buy from (and why)contraindication's, hands on techniques, blends and recipes, and what resources are good for more information.

    Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

    Location: Serenity Massage & Energywork 1815 ave E Council Bluffs IA 51501

  • Spa Essentials Class

    Spa Essentials for the small business $100.00

    3.5 hands on CEU hours

    September 1st 2019 10am to 4:30pm

    Do you have a strong desire to find (or even create) products that are void of harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients to use in your practice or at home? I have searched high and low to find beauty/spa products, recipes and ingredients that are safe, effective and without the high price tag of 'salon' brands. Small batch is better anyway! Fine, hand crated, salts, scrubs, scented lotions, floral waters, mud and clay masks and more are very easy to create and will help expand your income, keep your expenses down and your customers will feel totally pampered. Wear clothes that can get messy. Please bring a set of sheets with you as well.

    Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

    Location: Serenity Massage & Energywork 1815 ave E Council Bluffs IA 51501

  • BodyArt Therapy

    BodyArt Therapy 7 hands on CEU hours $120.00

    October 13th 2019 9am to 5pm

    "Bodyart Therapy is the use of Bodyart with the goal of causing a positive change physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually through the application of art on the body in accordance with bodywork philosophy, knowledge, assessment, and skill." - Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT Bodyart Therapy 1st ed.

    In this class you will learn techniques for manipulating soft tissues with an eye for the art that must be applied (transfers work great!) how to apply the art to achieve a bodywork goal. Different mediums that can be used, henna, jagua, body paints, stencils, glitter (eco friendly) and more. This is a great way to have another revenue stream that goes right along with your current practice or as a stand alone business. If you are bored of the same ole same ole CEU classes- this one is for you.

    Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

    Location: Serenity Massage & Energywork 1815 ave E Council Bluffs IA 51501

  • End of life care

    BodyWork Alternatives- day 3- Tools for End of Life Care $175 for 1 day, other options available

    October 27th 2019 9am to 5pm. Taught at Universal College of Healing Arts.

    There are times when a Swedish massage is not suitable for a client because of health reasons. But you can still do wonderful things to help your client relax and heal. This class will teach you wonderful light compression techniques and skills to help clients who are in the final stages of life.

    Follow this link to **UCHA** to register

    or call 402 556-4456

    Instructor for day 3 class- Rev. Julia Lawrence

    About Serenity Massage & Energywork Instructors:

    Rev. Julia Lawrence took her first class in aromatherapy 1991. She was ordained in 1997 as a Priestess of the Old Gods. She was a part of the alternative health industry for over 15 years using art, energy work (including chakra balancing) crystals and aromatherapy to help people heal themselves prior to transitioning to the massage side of things in 2009. In 2014 she published a book on a modality she developed- BodyArt Therapy. In 2015 she graduated with her degree in applied science: Massage. In 2018 she graduated as a Master Clinical Aromatherapist. She has been teaching healing workshops since 1997 and specifically massage workshops and continuing education classes since 2012.

    Stephen Steggall has been a licensed massage therapist since 2013. His special trainings Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Oncology Massage, Full Body Stretching Techniques, Cranial Sacral Release, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reflexology. He has extensive experience with pregnancy massage and has been teaching pregnancy massage and hot stone massage to other LMT's at a leading massage chain for years. He is extremely skilled and easy to approach for questions.

  • Future Classes

    Future Classes

    These are classes we are developing due to demand, but have not solidified the program yet.

    Sound Therapy
    Hot Stone Massage
    Reiki Attunement I, II and III