Tallgrass Institute Training Schedule

Tallgrass Training Schedule

 
  Tui Na - Level 1, The Original Chinese Meridian Massage - Canine - Seattle area, WA - August 23-24, 2014
  North America
  Tui Na regulates meridians, promotes circulation of chi and blood, and strengthens the immune system. These techniques can be applied in musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, peripheral nerve disorders, wei syndrome (wasting and weakness), and improves the functions of the zang-fu organs or internal organs. This course covers the basic hand and body techniques and their application for animals. Some of these techniques include Gun Fa or rolling or ,Yi Zhi Chan Tui Fa or finger pushing, Tui Fa or pushing, Rou Fa or kneading, An Fa or pressing, Ya Fa or compressing, Na Fa or grasping, and more.
Participants receive instructions on how to prepare for the Tui Na courses a month prior to the class. Each participant is expected to make their own “rice bag” for their practice sessions. Instructions for the course includes a detailed description and the dimension of the rice bag. Preparatory readings are included with the instructions as well.


NOTE: The prerequisites for this course are successful completion of the Tallgrass Introduction to Small Animal Acupressure hands on class and the two online classes, Overview of TCM and Meridian Theory. Reviewing the location of the 12 Major Meridians is also necessary to get the most out of this class.

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    cost $350.00
     
  Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Littleton, CO - September 6-7, 2014
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.
Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best.
Students studying either Equine or Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.

There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Small Animal or Equine Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 - Littleton CO - September 8-11, 2014
  North America
  This course is divided into two sections so that we can cover 6 of the 12 Major Meridians in each section. Following the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, the courses offer greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when particular meridians are not in balance.

Participants will learn: indicators for each of the meridian imbalances; key acupressure points along each of the meridians; and Specific Condition Treatments for each of the 12 Major Meridians and two Extraordinary Vessels.
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. These courses are required for the Practitioner Certificate Program.

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    cost $750.00
     
  Introduction to Equine Acupressure - Lititz, PA (near Ephrata/Lancaster) - September 20-21, 2014
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.
Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best. Students studying Equine Acupressure may attend this course.
There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Introduction to Equine Acupressure - Lancaster, Ohio- Oct 4-5, 2014
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.
Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best. Students studying Equine Acupressure may attend this course.
There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Small Animal Acupressure Intensive Program - Hood River, OR - October 4-9 and 11-14, 2014
  North America
  This series of classes is being offered in Hood River, Oregon. The instructor for the course is Kim Bauer, lead instructor for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.

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    cost $0.00
     
  Introduction to Equine Acupressure - Blanco, TX - Nov 8-9, 2014
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.
Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best. Students studying Equine Acupressure may attend this course.
There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Introduction to Small Animal Acupressure - Stuart, FL - Nov 8-9, 2014
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best.
Students studying Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.

There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $445.00
     
  Small Animal Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 - Stuart, FL - Nov 10-13, 2014
  North America
  This course is divided into two sections so that we can cover 6 of the 12 Major Meridians in each section. Following the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, the courses offer greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when particular meridians are not in balance.

Participants will learn: indicators for each of the meridian imbalances; key acupressure points along each of the meridians; and Specific Condition Treatments for each of the 12 Major Meridians and two Extraordinary Vessels.
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. These courses are required for the Practitioner Certificate Program.

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    cost $775.00
     
  Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Mesa, AZ - March 14-15, 2015
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best.
Students studying either Equine or Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.

There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Small Animal or Equine Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 - Mesa, AZ - March 16-19, 2015
  North America
  This course is divided into two sections so that we can cover 6 of the 12 Major Meridians in each section. Following the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, the courses offer greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when particular meridians are not in balance. Participants will learn: indicators for each of the meridian imbalances; key acupressure points along each of the meridians; and Specific Condition Treatments for each of the 12 Major Meridians and two Extraordinary Vessels.
NOTE: These courses are required for the Practitioner Certificate Program.

Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. These courses are required for the Practitioner Certificate Program.

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    cost $750.00
     
  Equine Acupressure & Essential Oils Lancaster, OH - April 25 & 26, 2015
  North America
  This course explores the use of Essential Oils with Acupressure and specific Acupressure points. The history and science of Oils is reviewed as well. Learn about the use and energetics of various oils, how to offer essential oils to horses and the acupressure points that enhance the specific condition sessions.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Review & Study Day - Littleton, CO - June 3, 2015
  North America
  This day is devoted to student review of Acupoints - location and energetics; Meridians - function & location; TCM concepts and theory. During the first half of the day concept lectures are provided with the second half of the day spent in hands-on review.

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    cost $125.00
     
  Indicators & Assessment - Littleton, CO - June 4-5, 2015
  North America
  Participants learn the basics of how to identify imbalances of yin and yang in an animal and understand how Chi functions along with how exogenous, emotional and other pathogenic factors that can cause imbalances. The course offers an overview of methods used to assess patterns of disharmony including the Yin-Yang Theory, Four Examinations, Eight Principles, and Zang-Fu Theory, Pulses, and Tongue Assessment. This course requires reading assigned texts prior to attending the course and successful completion of an introductory course.
A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing an Open-Book, Take-Home Examination.

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    cost $350.00
     
  Practicum & Blue Book Exam - Equine or Small Animal - Littleton, CO - June 6, 2015
  North America
  1/2 Day / Hands-on & Written Exam Prerequisite: 300 LUs or 164 CE hours of course work.
The Practicum is the culmination of the Practitioner Certification Program. It is an opportunity to integrate all that has been learned in the previous courses and demonstrate a level of competency in: assessment of animal issues and conditions; developing a treatment plan based on knowledge and understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and application; and, performance of acupressure treatments on either horses or dogs. The intent is to have participants continue to learn and share knowledge with other participants and the instructors.

The instructors will evaluate each participant individually regarding theoretical knowledge and direct application of acupressure. The instructors are responsible for determining the participant’s competency level and designation of a Practitioner Certification. Upon successful completion, participants receive their Tallgrass Equine or Small Animal Practitioner Certification, which qualifies as a certificate of achievement in the field of animal acupressure, and which allows them to sit for the NBCAAM.

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    cost $275.00
     
  Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Littleton, CO - September 12-13, 2015
  North America
  This course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol and an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.
Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best.
Students studying either Equine or Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.

There are no prerequisites to this course.

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    cost $395.00
     
  Small Animal or Equine Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 - Littleton CO - September 14-17, 2015
  North America
  This course is divided into two sections so that we can cover 6 of the 12 Major Meridians in each section. Following the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, the courses offer greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when particular meridians are not in balance.

Participants will learn: indicators for each of the meridian imbalances; key acupressure points along each of the meridians; and Specific Condition Treatments for each of the 12 Major Meridians and two Extraordinary Vessels.
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. These courses are required for the Practitioner Certificate Program.

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    cost $750.00