Continuing Education Classes

 

Dates

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. Classes shorter than 6 hours but longer than 3 hours will provide 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 I March 3 2019

    9am to 5pm 7 hands on CEU hours $140

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    While this first class is the prerequisite for classes 2 and 3- this is only if you plan to become certified. You can take any or all of the classes you like, in any order. If you wish to become a level 1 certified aromatherapist, you will need to meet all requirements.



    • aroma I

      Foundations in Aromatherapy II June 9th 2019

      9am to 5pm 7 hands on CEU hours $140

      This class is open to anyone. You DO NOT need a prerequisite to take this class unless you want the certification. Please bring a set of sheets with you.

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      • Aromatherapy Essentials Class

        Aromatherapy Essentials June 23rd 2019

        10am to 4:30pm 4 hands on CEU hours $80

        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. Please bring a set of sheets with you

        Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

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



        • Spa Essentialsound Healing Therapy Class

          Sound Healing Therapy Class August 11th 2019

          10am to 4pm 4.0 hands on CEU hours $80

          Using sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including:Sleep disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Stress management, PTSD, and Pain management. Tools explored are voice (including guided meditation) , drumming, chimes, tuning forks and Himalayan singing bowls. Singing bowls produce a deep, penetrating sound that’s used to relax and repair the mind. A 2016 study found that singing bowl meditation reduced stress, anger, depression, and fatigue. All of these things are known to impact physical health and raise the risk for disease, suggesting that singing bowl therapy may be good for your physical, as well as emotional, well-being. Tuning fork therapy uses calibrated metal tuning forks to apply specific vibrations to different parts of the body. This can help release tension and energy and promote emotional balance. It supposedly works similarly to acupuncture, using sound frequencies for point stimulation instead of needles. There is some research suggesting that tuning fork therapy may help relieve muscle and bone pain. 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



          • Spa Essentials Class

            Spa Essentials for the small business September 1st 2019

            10am to 4:30pm 4.0 hands on CEU hours $80

            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



            • aroma I

              Foundations in Aromatherapy III September 8th 2019

              10am to 5pm 5 hands on CEU's $100

              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

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              Instructor is Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT, MCA

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





              • BodyArt Therapy

                BodyArt Therapy October 13th 2019

                9am to 5pm 7 hands on CEU hours $140

                "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 class only- 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 perhaps feel a little better- maybe even reduce pain and discomfort to bring a sense of ease. This class will teach you light compression techniques, Energywork, essential oils and the 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 only- Rev. Julia Lawrence





                • 2020 Schedule

                • Pregnancy Massage Class

                  Ma-massage Pregnancy Massage. $200.00

                  7 hands on CEU hours

                  March 1st 2020 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





                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.

                Hot Stone Massage
                Reiki Attunement I, II and III