AMTA - Alaska Chapter Meetings
Meetings are to be held the first Tuesday of each month starting January 7, 2003.
These meetings will have a guest speaker with varying topics and will be held in varying places. Click here for a complete list of meeting places and topics.

Fairbanks Classes

Yoga Classes

Yoga at The Annex
January 11 ~ March 8
Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00  pm
cost:  $115.00  (drop-in  fee  $15 per class)

Goldstream Valley Yoga
January 10 ~ March 7
Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30  pm
cost:  $115.00  (drop-in fee $15 per class)

Pre-registration is required for the  Goldstream class as I need to know in advance how many people are attending.   Space is limited in both locations, so pre-registration is recommended as space will fill on a "first come" basis.

Devta Khalsa 479-9722 ,    e-mail:  
Register on-line to receive a discount at

Dennis W. Hertenstein, DC
1212 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa CA 95405, USA
email :

Congratulations! You have a unique opportunity to study CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY WITH DENNIS HERTENSTEIN, D.C. IN FAIRBANKS, AK.

Dr. Hertenstein has studied this modality for 30 years with prominent teachers in the field, and is in full-time practice. He has developed and refined his own efficient protocol.  The training is open to people in the health related fields.

The COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING includes: anatomy of the crainial bones and nerves, a basic protocol, mouthwork, creating a safe space with the client, working with infants, the Fluid Tides and more.

FORM AND CONTENT: A combination of lecture, printed materials, building a skull, demonstration, discussion, experiential, extensive hands-on practicum, case presentation, and case conferencing. Class size is limited to 10 to 16 students. There will be 4 modules, each 5 days long, dates for these modules to be announced.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: Please call Leslie Markham N.C.M.T.B.  at 907-374-4745 or email her at: Leslie has studied with Dr Hertenstein and is willing to talk to intereted people about the course.

You can also contact Karen Melton on the above phone number/email. She will arrange a telephone appointment for you with Dr Hertenstein to discuss your background, and your intentions for taking the class and applying the work. This is a good time to ask him questions about course content, etc. We require a commitment to the whole 4 module training. $1000 deposit at registration. Each module will cost $600-$800 final price determined by number enfolled. Visa, Mastercard or Money order accepted. You will then be sent our registration pack which includes a reading list, skull information, etc.

First Class to start in September 2005.


Juneau Classes

Cranial-Sacral: Introductory Workshop
April 27-30, 2006
Juneau, Alaska, 9-6PM

Healing happens on many levels, but the deepest and most enduring healing
takes place in the soul. Cranio-Sacral work is one of the most powerful
tools for connecting with the soul through the body. This workshop
introduces basic Cranial-Sacral techniques, and related anatomy and
physiology, including the core link between the cranium and the sacrum,
cranial wave, and individual cranial bones. Students will develop the
foundation for this therapy: personal presence, ability to perceive the
cranial rhythm, and hands-on techniques for working with a wide range of
client issues and connecting with the soul. The Introductory Workshop is a
prerequisite for the Advanced Cranial-Sacral Series (4-part class) and the
Cranial-Sacral Certification Program, both starting in October 2006.

Ursula Popp, L.Ac., RC, International teacher and practitioner for nearly 20
years. Extensive training in Cranial Osteopathy, Massage, Acupuncture,
Counseling, and Zen Meditation. NCBTMB Category “A” Provider.

Natural Health Resources Center
(206) 783-3922 or ,

Cost: $545 one-month advance registration; $595 thereafter.
Hours: 32

Heart-Centered Approaches to Healing
May 4-7, 06
Juneau, AK, 9-6pm

This class is open to all bodyworkers and healthcare practitioners. It
introduces you to an experiential approach to healing and provides very
powerful and supportive ways to work with inner wisdom, purpose and sense of
direction, rather than focusing on what is wrong or not working. We will
draw on various indigenous traditions, including Native American and Tibetan
and explore and experience their understanding of the health and healing.
This workshop offers a wonderful opportunity for you to refine the most
important healing medium: YOU. You will be supported in connecting with your
inner strength and thus rejuvenated, ready, and excited about your life and
work and you will leave with new tools for helping your clients –
physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Ursula Popp, L.Ac., RC, International teacher and practitioner for nearly 20
years. Extensive training in Cranial Osteopathy, Massage, Acupuncture,
Counseling, and Zen Meditation. NCBTMB Category “A” Provider.

Natural Health Resources Center
(206) 783-3922 or ,

Cost: $545one-month advance registration; $495 thereafter.
Hours: 32

           Anchorage Classes

UAA Massage School

I know a lot of you have asked for a way to check on what advanced classes, workshops, etc will be offered. Well, now you can! Log on to and click the navigate button. Select the courses by semester page and scroll down. There you will find a listing of other courses/workshops that will be available.

Cindy Palmatier Massage Therapy, CPR/First Aid
3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508


Jin Shin Do®
Basic Level
With Kathy Ungerecht


Basic Level Jin Shin Do® - 40 Hours

Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden in 1976, “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit” is a unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure techniques, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong breathing and exercise techniques, Reichian segmental theory, and principles of Erickson psychotherapy. Jin Shin Do classes emphasize exact point location and angle of pressure plus verbal Body Focusing techniques to help release armoring or chronic tension and balance the “Qi” or energy. Iona Marsaa Teeguarden is the author of the Acupressure Way of Health, The Joy of Feeling and A Complete Guide to Acupressure.

In this Basic class the user friendly Jin Shin Do® teaching method begins with the unique 45 point system, color coded chart, simple release examples, and Segmental and Strange Flow theories.

Also Learn:

•  Simple release methods for specific pains and tensions

•  How to help people enter a deep relaxation state

•  How to ease common symptoms on yourself and others such as headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, neck and shoulder tightness and insomnia

•  8 Strange Flows and their use for energy balancing

Kathy Ungerecht is an authorized Jin Shin Do â teacher and practitioner, who has trained with Iona Marsaa Teeguarden. She is also a reflexologist. Kathy teaches and has had a successful practice in Anchorage, Alaska since 1996.

Included: Acupressure Handbook · Acupressure Wall Chart
Place: 1309 Hillcrest Drive, Anchorage
Investment: $475.00 .

Dates & Times - Two Weekends

Friday, February 3, 9:00-5:00 Thursday, February 16, 9:00-5:00
Saturday, February 4, 9:00-5:00 Friday, February 17, 9:00-5:00
Sunday, February 5, 9:00-5:00 Saturday, February 18, 9:00-5:00

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)as a continuing education provider. NCBTMB Category A Provider #026771-00

To register please send a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to: Kathy Ungerecht, 1309 Hillcrest Drive, Anchorage, AK 99503. Call 278-4646 or email for more information. Class must be pre registered and will be filled on first deposits received. ______________________________________________________

The Oriental Healing Arts Center
2636 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

Next Massage Therapy Classes Enrolling Now

Nights & Weekends starts January 17th
Tue night, Thur night, Sat, Sun
Program B:  14 months OR Flex
Program C:  take up to 3 years to complete

Mon, Wed, Fri starts March 6th 9:30am - 3:00pm
Program D:  10 months
Program D is eligible for Alaska State Student Loans

Tuition: $7,300
Authorized by Alaska State Postsecondary Education

Call or e-mail for catalog and registration kit 907-279-0135 , subject "Catalog Request"

Traditional Taoist Herbology Level 1*
Theory of Oriental Medicine Level 1 OR Meridians & Points Level1
January 4, 2006 - April 19, 2006 (24 hours)
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Instructor: Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun

Traditional Taoist Medical QiGong Level 1*
Theory of Oriental Medicine Level 1 OR Meridians & Points Level1 January 5, 2006 - September 7, 2006 (72 hours)
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor:  Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun
$1500 (or $1700 by payment plan)

The following courses are open to Medical QiGong Therapists (Level 4 graduates)

NEW! Jing Meditation (advanced course)
Sundays 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dates & Cost TBA
Instructor:  Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun

NEW!  Traditional Taoist QiGong (advanced course)
Sundays 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Dates & Cost TBA
Instructor:  Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun

HEALING MEDITATION and TAI CHI Classes - ongoing

NEW! Open Meditation Group
Instructor: Shih-Ma Susan Elkins
Jade Lady Meditation Wednesdays
5:45 - 6:30 PM $12 drop-in / $80 - 8x punchcard

Foundations of Tai Chi for Beginners
Instructor: Lao Shih Red Morton, LMT, MQP
Tuesdays, 6-7:00 PM $12 drop-in / $80 - 8x punchcard
PRE-REQUISITE: Minimum 3 weeks in the Open Meditation Group

Tai Yoga Workout
Instructor: Shifu Chase Acuff
Mon & Thurs, 6-7:00 PM $12 drop-in / $80 - 8x punchcard

24-Movement Tai Chi
Instructor: Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM $210 for 8 weeks

24-Movement Tai Chi & Essence QiGong
Instructor: Tao Shih Pei Wo Lun
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 PM $210 for 8 weeks

"For Beginners Only" Tai Chi Workshops
Instructor: Shih-Ma Susan Elkins
First Saturday of Each Month, 9-Noon, $35

For a full schedule of classes see our website:

Feldenkrais Classes

Feldenkrais ® & Bones For Life(TM) Training
with Shari Lee
at Movement Options on E. 15th in Anchorage

All classes involve gentle, pain free movments that are safe and non-jarring to improve balance, posture, flexibility and train you to find optimal comfort in all your actions!

Move Freely Without Pain!
Tuesdays Feb. 7, 14 & 21 6:00-7:30 pm $90
Thursdays Feb. 9, 16 & 23 6:00-7:30 pm $90
Feldenkrais at Movement Options Studio on East 15th with Shari Lee
Call to register & get directions 274-3539.

Beat Osteoporosis-Strong Bones For Life™!
Wednesdays Feb. 8, 15 & 22 6:00-7:30 pm $90
Tues/Thurs. Feb. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23 11:30am-12:15 pm $90
Feldenkrais at Movement Options Studio on East 15th with Shari Lee
Call to register & get directions 274-3539.

Hawaii Smooth Moves Feldenkrais Retreat March 11-18 $1165
with Shari Lee. Info & to register 907-274-3539.

Feldenkrais® is a registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.