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Reiki Level I Class, October 23rd, 2016

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Reiki Level I Class with Pati Starzynski, LMT

“Rei” is the universal boundless aspect of energy. “Ki” is the life force energy that is in us and around us. “Reiki” is the spiritually guided life force energy that brings the body, mind, and spirit into harmony and balance. Reiki is a healing art as well as an avenue for personal growth. A Reiki treatment promotes relaxation, reduces stress and pain, and creates an overall sense of well being. There are 3 levels of Reiki training and a Master-Teacher level.

Reiki Level I class consists of history, theory, introduction to the energy and chakra systems, the application of Reiki in daily life, how to give self-treatment and how to give a treatment to others. Students learn technuques to enhance the flow of their energy. A guided meditation prepares the student for receiving the Reiki I attunement. The attunement opens the crown, heart and hand chakras to the spiritually guided life force energy, allowing the student to become a facilitator for channeling Reiki healing energy. This starts a 21 day cleansing cycle of the 7 major chakras. Ample time is allotted for students to practice giving and receiving Reiki treatments. Students receive the book, Reiki the Healing Touch by William Rand and a Reiki I certificate of completion.

Pati, a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR, has been a massage therapist and yoga instructor since 1994. Her spiritual and personal growth took a quantum leap following her Reiki Level I attunement and a ruptured appendix in 1995. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 1996. Today, Pati practices Reiki, knowing that teaching and healing one another is an expression of the highest spiritual principle……loving unconditionally.

Date:

  • October 23rd, 2016

Time:

  • 10am-4pm

Location:

  • Saint Charles. Illinois

Cost:

  • $100, Vegetarian Lunch Included

Continuing Education

  • 5 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

To Register:

 

Reiki Level II Class: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Reiki

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Reiki Level II Class with Pati Starzynski, LMT

Date

  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Time

  • 10am-4pm

Location

  • Saint Charles, IL

Cost

  • $100, Vegetarian Lunch Included

To Register or More Information

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“Rei” is the universal boundless aspect of energy. “Ki” is the life force energy that is in us and around us. “Reiki” is the spiritually guided life force energy that brings the body, mind, and spirit into harmony and balance. Reiki is a healing art as well as an avenue for personal growth. A Reiki treatment promotes relaxation, reduces stress and pain, and creates an overall sense of well being. There are 3 levels of Reiki training and a Master/Teacher level.

Reiki Level II

In Reiki Level II class, students are introduced and attuned to three of the Reiki symbols.  This starts a 21 day cleansing cycle of the 7 major chakras.  The symbols focus and increase the strength of Reiki, as well as enable the student to become a channel for distant healing and mental / emotional healing.  The class is experiential with ample time allotted for students to learn the practical uses of the Reiki symbols.  The book Reiki, The Healing Touch by William Rand will be used in the class.  Students receive a Reiki II certificate of completion.

Pati, a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR, has been a massage therapist and yoga instructor since 1994. Her spiritual and personal growth took a quantum leap following her Reiki Level I attunement and a ruptured appendix in 1995. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 1996. Today, Pati practices Reiki, knowing that teaching and healing one another is an expression of the highest spiritual principle……loving unconditionally.

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Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Approved Provider for Continuing Education by NCBTMB

Reiki Level I Class, June 8th, 2016

Reiki

 

 

Reiki Level I Class with Pati Starzynski, LMT

“Rei” is the universal boundless aspect of energy. “Ki” is the life force energy that is in us and around us. “Reiki” is the spiritually guided life force energy that brings the body, mind, and spirit into harmony and balance. Reiki is a healing art as well as an avenue for personal growth. A Reiki treatment promotes relaxation, reduces stress and pain, and creates an overall sense of well being. There are 3 levels of Reiki training and a Master-Teacher level.

Reiki Level I class consists of history, theory, introduction to the energy and chakra systems, the application of Reiki in daily life, how to give self-treatment and how to give a treatment to others. Students learn technuques to enhance the flow of their energy. A guided meditation prepares the student for receiving the Reiki I attunement. The attunement opens the crown, heart and hand chakras to the spiritually guided life force energy, allowing the student to become a facilitator for channeling Reiki healing energy. This starts a 21 day cleansing cycle of the 7 major chakras. Ample time is allotted for students to practice giving and receiving Reiki treatments. Students receive the book, Reiki the Healing Touch by William Rand and a Reiki I certificate of completion.

Pati, a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR, has been a massage therapist and yoga instructor since 1994. Her spiritual and personal growth took a quantum leap following her Reiki Level I attunement and a ruptured appendix in 1995. She became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 1996. Today, Pati practices Reiki, knowing that teaching and healing one another is an expression of the highest spiritual principle……loving unconditionally.

Date:

  • June 8th, 2016

Time:

  • 10am-4pm

Location:

    • Saint Charles. Illinois

Cost:

  • $100, Vegetarian Lunch Included

Continuing Education

  • 5 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

To Register:

Yin Yoga Class 3/18/16 at Salternative Spa, Geneva, IL

Yin Yoga

 

 

 

 

Date and Time

  • Friday March 18th, 2016
  • 6:30-8:00pm

Location:

Cost:

  • $20
  • You may use your yoga pass

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To Register Or For More Information

  • Call Salternative Spa: 630-845-3333

Yin yoga is a quiet, gentle practice addressing the deep connective tissues and enhancing the flow of energy through meridians and organs. All of the postures are practiced on the floor and are held for 1 to 5 minutes, allowing the body to release tension in a safe and relaxed way.

Postures are held while keeping your muscles relaxed, mind focused, listening to your body and honoring its wisdom. The postures in Yin yoga are designed to help you to reach a profound awareness in the body, breath and mind.

This gentle, meditative practice focuses on self-discovery and the pure joy of being in the present moment, bringing calm, ease and peaceful harmony to your physical, energetic and emotional self.

This class is suitable for all levels of yoga students.

 

Yoga Classes at Salternative Spa, Geneva, IL

Yoga at Salternative SpaYoga Classes at Salternative Spa with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Location:

– Salternative Spa, 1541 East Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL

– 630-845-3333

– Map & Directions

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Tuesdays – Level 1 & 2

– 9:30 to 10:45am

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Cost:

– $150 for a 10  session pass

– Includes a 30 minute Halotherapy Salt Room session following each class

– Classes do not have to be taken consecutively

– $20 drop-in fee

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For More Information:

– Call Pati: 630-618-8896

– Email

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level II – 15 Hour Class – St. Charles, IL – April 18th & 19th, 2015

Thai Massage Class - "Guiding knee to the chest" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

Prerequisite

  • The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level I

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates

  • April 18th & 19th, 2014

Days

  • Saturday & Sunday

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm

Location

  • Saint Charles, IL

Continuing Education

  • 15 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $300

Pay Now

To Register or for More Information

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Overview:

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level II class, builds on the Level I class, adding additional techniques to the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1 to 1½  hour Thai Massage. Class consists of hands-on practice and discussions on anatomy, energy and sen lines. Each student will receive an instruction manual, DVD and a certificate of completion.

About the teachers:

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and has been an Illinois licensed massage therapist since 2009. He is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. He is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

Spring Yoga Classes at First Congregational Church of Geneva, IL – March 9th to April 21st, 2015

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Spring Yoga Classes with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Location:

– First Congregational Church, 321 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL

– Map & Directions

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Mondays – Level 2

– March 9th to April 18th

– 9:00 to 10:15am

– Meditation following class from 10:15 to 10:30am

– 7 weeks

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Tuesdays – Level 1

– March 10th to April 19th

– 9:30am to 10:45am

– Meditation following class from 10:15 to 10:30am

– 7 weeks
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Cost:

– $70 ( 7 week session)

– Missed classes can be made up during the Spring session

– $15 drop-in fee

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To Register:

– Call Pati: 630-618-8896

– Email

50 Hour – The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Class, Saint Charles, IL – Begins January 24th, 2015

Thai Massage Class - "Setting up for guiding into plow" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT

Dates

  • January 24th & 25th
  • February 21st & 22nd
  • March 21st & 22nd
  • April 19th

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • An additional 5 hours will be scheduled on the final day for students to demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Saint Charles, IL

Continuing Education

  • 50 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $900 (Payment plan available)
  • $800 (If paid in full on first day of class – 1/24/15)

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • Email

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, called Nuad Boran in the Thai language, is also known in the West as Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Bodywork. It uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as passive yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as to anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Overview:

This class will take place over four weekends. The first 3 weekends will be 15 hours each. The last weekend, a Sunday, will be 5 hours, making a total of 50 hours of classroom time. Students will learn 3 routines, each one a little longer and built upon the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Most of the time will be spent doing hands-on practice. But the class will include discussions on history, theory, anatomy, benefits and contraindications, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center, energy and sen lines, breathing and self-care. Each student will receive an instruction manual and DVD of all 3 routines and a certificate of completion.

Following is a brief class outline…

First weekend – 15 hours:

Learn a 45 minute to 1 hour Thai massage routine. Included is a manual and DVD of the routine. Discussion on history and theory, benefits and contra-indications, breathing, self-care, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center.

Second weekend – 15 hours:

Build on the previous routine, adding additional moves to the sequence, increasing the routine to 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length. Included is a second manual and DVD of the expanded routine. Discussion on anatomy, energy and sen lines.

Third weekend – 15 hours:

Continue to build on the previous routine with additional moves, increasing the length to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Included is a third manual and DVD of the longest routine. Further discussion on energy and sen lines.

Final weekend – 5 hours:

Review, practice time, Q & A, students demonstrate a full 1 1/2 hour routine and receive certificates.

About the teachers:

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. Hi is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Carl is also a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

Fall Yoga Classes at First Congregational Church of Geneva, IL – October 27th to December 16th, 2014

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Fall Yoga Classes with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Mondays – Level 2

  • October 27th to December 15th – 9:00am to 10:15am – 7 weeks

Tuesdays – Level 1

  • October 28th to December 16th – 9:30am to 10:45am – 7 weeks

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Cost:

  • $70 (7 week session)
  •  Missed classes can be made up during the Fall session
  •  $15 drop-in fee

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Location:

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To Register:

  • Call Pati: 630-618-8896
  • Email

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Classes, Geneva, IL – Begin November 1st, 2014

Thai Massage Class, Geneva, IL October 2013

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates

15 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd

30 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd
  • November 22nd & 23rd

50 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd
  • November 22nd & 23rd
  • December 13th & 14th

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • A final day of 5 hours will be scheduled for students in the 50 Hour class to demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Saint Charles, Il

Continuing Education

  • CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

15 Hour Class

  • $300

Pay Now

 

 

30 Hour Class

  • $600

Pay Now

 

 

50 Hour Class

  • $900 (Payment plan available)
  • $800 (If paid in full on first day of class – 11/1/14)

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • To Email Us Click Here

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, also known as Thai Yoga Bodywork uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai Massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. After completing this 50 hour class, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Each participant will receive an instructional manual, dvd and certificate of completion. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and has been an Illinois licensed massage therapist since 2009. He is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. He is  a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork