The Ki-Atsu Institute

Certifications & Courses

The Ki-Atsu Institute for the Healing Arts offers Courses and Certifications in the following fields of study:

Ki-Atsu Ayurvedic Health and Lifestyle Consultant Program

The meaning of the word “Ayurveda” is “the science of life”.   Ayurveda is the oldest codified system of health and wellness in the world.  In health care today the phrase “holistic medicine” is often talked about and treated as if a new and revolutionary concept.  In the material you study during this course, you will learn that Ayurveda is not only the original holistic practice, but still views the individual in a more holistic way than any other practice used today. In Ayurveda, the physical, mental and spiritual are intractably linked, allowing the root cause of diseases to be revealed.

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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Program

Hatha Yoga is the core of Western Yoga culture. Ha means sun and Tha means moon which is the art of balancing these subtle life energies. The Training curriculum ensures the participant will understand Yoga’s “roots” and precisely how the asanas work to produce remarkable results in maintaining health, youth, and longevity. Your will learn about performing asanas correctly and how to instruct and adjust others. You will learn pranayama, the power of breath, how to instruct and the mistakes to avoid. We assist you with developing your own personal practice and in developing you teaching presentation. There are practice teaching and small group feedback-practice sessions. Participants learn the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Essentials of Movement, Introduction to Ayurvedic principles, and Anatomy. Once completed, the student will meet the requirements and guidelines to become eligible for membership through the Yoga Alliance.

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Asian Bodywork CEU Courses

The Ki-Atsu Asian Bodyworker courses are designed to provide graduates from massage programs or current massage therapists with advanced training in bodywork modalities from the Far East. The program covers both eastern bodywork modalities such as Thai massage, shiatsu, and ashiatsu, and eastern energy modalities such as Reiki. These courses are designed in such a way as to be suitable to provide initial training to a Bodyworker who is unfamiliar with Asian modalities, or to further the education of a Bodyworker who may have had some previous experience with Asian modalities. Upon successful completion f the program, the student will be able to offer his or her clients the following massage modalities: Thai Massage 1& 2, Hot Stone Massage, Reiki 1 & 2, Shiatsu, and Ashiatsu, Ethics.

The Ki-Atsu Asian Bodyworker program is a 150-hour, 15 credit course. There are eight classes within the Asian Bodyworker program. The course will consist of 16 class days, comprising 130 hours of lecture, demonstration and practice, and 20 internship hours. The Ki-Atsu Institute for Healing Arts is approved as an organization by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers to provide continuing education to therapists. The successful completion of the courses that make up the Asian Bodyworker program will count towards the therapist’s continuing education requirements for NCBTMB.

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Neurotransformations CEU courses

The Ki-Atsu Neurotransformations courses are broken down into 5 sections, comprised of 42 CEU each, designed to provide students who are graduates of an accredited massage therapy program or licensed massage therapists with training in bodywork, somatic emotional releases, and movement. Upon completion of the program the student will be able to offer to clients a ten-session package designed to improve the client’s posture and movement, as well as physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. The Neurotransformations program will teach the student techniques from many different modalities such as the 5 element theory and Chinese Meridians, NLP techniques, Pilates and Yoga Asanas, and therefore teach the student to view a client through the perspective of many different paradigms. Students will learn about viewing the body utilizing the paradigms of the Tensegrity Model of Richard Buckminister Fuller, and Myofascial Planes. Students will learn to assess client’s movement in relationship to gravity, how to identify where compensation may be occurring, the reason compensation is occurring, and the best technique to release the reason for the compensation. Students will learn about the Mind/Emotion/Body connection and learn several techniques to address issues that have developed in a client that is disrupting that connection. The Ki-Atsu Institute of Healing Arts is an accredited organization of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers for providing continuing education to massage therapists. The Neurotransformations course has been submitted to NCBTMB to allow the hours to be used by participants who are nationally certified to be eligible to be used to meet continuing education requirements.

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Pilates Instructor CEU Courses

The Ki-Atsu Pilates courses deepens the student’s knowledge of the anatomy of the body, the Chinese Meridian system and Myofascial Planes, and how Pilates affects each. The different courses also instructs the student to perform and teach Pilates exercises using Pilates exercise equipment including: the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Two Pedal Chair, Spine Corrector, Bosu Ball, Exercise Balls and Resistance bands. Some classes will also instruct the student on how to observe the client’s posture, and movement, and how to design programs to address that client’s specific needs.

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