Live Well, Live Long Part 1 (50hrs)

2021 Sold Out - 2022 Dates Announced Later This Year

A Different Way

Throw yourself into the practice and theory of long-term health, of illness prevention, of chronic wellness, not of chronic sickness. Studying both the modern science and tradition behind one of one of the world's oldest health modalities - Chinese Medicine theory (zhongyi 中醫), learn to nurture your own body and mind through simple movement, self-massage techniques and diet principles.

And learn to offer them to your students.

In our modern world, too often we look to drugs and surgery to fix our broken bodies. This course provides a different way. Your body is, if you will work with it, enable it to optimize itself... you just have to let it heal...and you must actively heal.

Program Prerequisite

This program is not entry level. It requires a fundamental understanding of channel concepts.

You must have completed our 200hr Yin Yoga & Variable Anatomy Program (or similar to attend this course). If in doubt, please contact us.

Accreditation

- Receive a full 50hrs of YA Accreditation either as part of our 300hr program, or as a part of your continuing education credits.

Group Energy

 

You can go at your own pace, but we'll all be going through the program together. We will have our own private communication forum where we can support, share and learn together.

This adds a wonderful group dynamic that makes learning much more fun.

On Demand, Year-Long Access

 

Remember; if you cannot join live one week or at all, don't stress. All lessons are on-demand and can be accessed at your own pace on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Once you have finished, the whole program can be taken again at any time for a year from our start date. It will be yours to learn and absorb, whenever you need it. Take this course with you. This is a wonderful boon of online study.

10 weeks of Step-By-Step Training

 

You will receive a total of 5hrs of instruction each week over a total of 10 weeks. These are in 2 parts: A practice and a lecture.

This training will be systematic, inspired by studying both contemporary research on the power of practice, the thousand-year old Taoist science of doing it... not philosophizing.

There is much to learn.

There is much to feel.

Big Benefit to Online Learning

Big Benefits - Online Learning

 

Take from Anywhere in the world. 
Rome, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York... we can get together!

 

- Take Live. Then deepen your Learning with Recorded Content. This course is super content rich! Multiple passes makes a massive difference...

Or take recorded. If you can't make it live, take the program when you can,
as you can.

- One Year Access to Curriculum. Don't remember stuff? Need clarification? It's right here, any time.

 

Increased Personal Teacher Interaction & Exchange. A max of 30 students per course. We're literally staring each other in the face. It is close, it is intimate, it is powerful.

 

- Full YA Accreditation

Curriculum

 

There is no better time to find health in our lives. The Chinese Medicine approach to health is often dismissed or mystified...

What we will learn here is a part of the 3-pillar approach to long-term health outlined in the classics of Chinese Medicine:

  •  Jing (physical health),
  •  Qi (emotional, energetic health), &
  •  Shen (Psychological, spiritual health).

We cover Shen & Jing overwhelmingly in our 200hr and Meditate Modules. Here we focus almost wholly on Qi.

Here we learn principles of prevention of pain and sometimes resolution of pain and Qi flow. This means looking in detail at the physiology (structures of) and pathology (sickness) of the six layers of the body.

This course will start with self care which takes time and encourages you to questions your habitual approach to your health.

This means that you will be consider the role of common easy fixes (like painkillers, which though they have their place are not long term fixes). Instead, this course offers life skills designed to give you physical healing and a slower, longer term view to wellness.

This program is in no way is a rejection of allopathic, mainstream medicine which has a huge place in our lives. It is simply a reframing of its place in our lives.

Practices will include Yin with acupressure or fascial release, pure acupressure and a good look at food as medicine. Theory will focus on the 6 layers of the body we learned in our 200hr Yin Yoga program.

Wondering exactly what is taught in our 10-week program? Here's the curriculum*:

(this program will be completed in part 2.)

Week 1:

PRACTICE: Principles of Acupressure 1

THEORY: Fascia & Fascia Release

Week 2:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 2

THEORY: Nutrition 101, Channels in Health

Week 3:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 3

THEORY: The TaiYang Channel

Week 4:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 4

THEORY: Nutrition & Qi

Week 5:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 5

THEORY: The ShaoYang

Week 6:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 6

THEORY: The ShaoYang

Week 7:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 7

THEORY: Fasting & Intro to 5E

Week 8:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 8

THEORY: The YangMing

Week 9:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. JueYin Acupressure

THEORY: Yin & Yang of Nutrition, Understanding Your Constitution (5E) & Your Health.

Week 10:

PRACTICE: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 10

THEORY: FascianatingSequencing & Putting it together

 

  • The curriculum is subject to change before we begin. The above is a guideline only.

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat

 

Each week you will attend (either live or recorded) our practice and lecture sessions.

You must do your practice and you must attend our lectures every week.

Our program is iterative and cumulative, slowly building knowledge and skill. At first, it will seem beyond strange, not fitting in our modern alopathic model of health, oddly foreign. But as time passes this will change as you begin to feel Qi in your body and experience how this affects the totality of you.

And secondly, if you are looking for a certificate for this course, you need to complete all of the course hours.

Learn the Modern Way

There are many ways of approaching this subject. They are all great. We will focus on the science of Chinese Medicine...this speaks to us modern people most.

Progress and awareness arrive by simply noting what is happening in your mind. Though at first glance, crude...when you shine your mind with the light of awareness, the implications of what you experience can be profound, view altering, or just relaxing.

Go Deep. Not Broad.

 

Each week's practice will build on the experience of the last. What at first seems either impossible or boring (total opposites) will, as you ease into it, become familiar, even comfortable.

With deepening practice, your mind and your emotions settle, you find clarity, a blurring of complete subjectivity and a good dose of compassion.

Weekly Live Lectures

 

Feel as if you're in a live class with me! These sessions will make it easy to study on your own and set the tone and focus for each week.

Get your questions answered live or in our group chat, watch later or again and again. Join with your laptop, phone, or tablet.

With practice to do 5 times after each lecture, you have lots to do. Play everything from your laptop, or load the practices to your phone or tablet and take them wherever you go.

A webcam is helpful for live sessions. It is nice to see each other.

Course Reading & Journaling

 

Along with the lectures and practice, you will be assigned two books to read: One on the science of meditation, and another on the traditional approach to meditation. Reading is there to enrich the context in which we study and enhance your awareness of topics and ideas we practice and learn about.

 

Lastly, you will be offered a journaling framework for each week in the course manual. Journaling provides an opportunity to see progress, change and objectivity in an often emotional landscape. It can be powerful and insightful.

The full cost of the program is £600. Payment is made through either 3 payments of £200/month or full, up-front payment. You choose.

 

For this you receive

  • 50hrs of face-to-face lectures and guided practice training plus homework and assignments.
  • Year-long Access to all the recordings of the training
  • Journal Manual
  • All presentation slides.
  • Course Reading List

Direct Access

It is not only the live sessions. In some online programs, you hardly get to interact with the teacher, if at all.

With this program, I WANT you to interact with me as much as possible. I'll give you many ways to do that.

What Students Say

Bob - UK

"I do like your teaching style.  These are not just sweet words. You have a good combination of intensity in your delivery, interest in engaging all of your students... and a slightly self effacing humour."

Yves - Thailand

 

"I didn't think I would like online learning. But I have just finished our morning session and surprisingly I found out that I’ve missed some important points! So I am listening again...wonderful!"

Tessa - UK

 

" You make learning fun. You make it calm and collective. I never feel anxious or silly for asking questions and you invite a vulnerability to people that makes them more open to learning and seeing things from a different point of view by explaining them in ways we would understand."

Wendy - Australia

"What keeps me coming back is the quality of the class content. It is top quality and not airy fairy whimsical stuff."