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Hands-On Courses

Introduction to Small Animal Acupressure - Chicago, IL - March 19 & 20, 2016 North America

Announcing the collaborative partnership of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and Chicago School of Canine Massage. These two leading schools have come together to provide the most comprehensive education in animal acupressure and massage.

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
•  Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
•  4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
•  Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
•  Association points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Source points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
•  Case studies
•  e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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.
Course instructors: Amy Snow, Denise Theobald, Sara May, Jaclyn Cecere assisting.
Students studying Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Price $400.00
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Small Animal Meridians & Specific Conditions - Chicago, IL - March 21-24, 2016 North America

Announcing the collaborative partnership of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and Chicago School of Canine Massage. These two leading schools have come together to provide the most comprehensive education in animal acupressure and massage.

This 4-day hands-on class follows the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, and offers greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when meridians are not in balance.
Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• 5-Element Theory and use of Correspondence Chart
• Meridian system overview
• In-depth study of each of the 5 elements and their associated  meridians
• Location, flow, function, and attributes of each of the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels
• Common physical and emotional issues associated with each of the elements and meridians
• Acupoints that can benefit these issues; their location, energetics and reinforcement of acupressure protocol and techniques
• Further use of Association points and addition of Alarm points
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
Course instructors: Amy Snow, Denise Theobald, Sara May, Jaclyn Cecere assisting.
 
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. This course is required for the Training Program.
Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
 

Price $775.00
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Introduction to Equine Acupressure - Woodstock, IL (near Chicago) - April 30 - May 1, 2016 North America

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
•  Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
•  4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
•  Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
•  Association points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Source points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
•  Case studies
•  e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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 for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Price $425.00
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Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Littleton, CO - June 11 & 12, 2016 North America

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
•  Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
•  4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
•  Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
•  Association points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Source points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
•  Case studies
•  e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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 for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Price $425.00
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Small Animal or Equine Meridians & Specific Conditions - Littleton CO - June 13-16, 2016 North America

This 4-day hands-on class follows the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, and offers greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when meridians are not in balance.
Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• 5-Element Theory and use of Correspondence Chart
• Meridian system overview
• In-depth study of each of the 5 elements and their associated  meridians
• Location, flow, function, and attributes of each of the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels
• Common physical and emotional issues associated with each of the elements and meridians
• Acupoints that can benefit these issues; their location, energetics and reinforcement of acupressure protocol and techniques
• Further use of Association points and addition of Alarm points
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
 
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. This course is required for the Training Program.
Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
 

Price $775.00
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Equine or Small Animal Revising Class - Surrey, England - June 16 & 17, 2016 United Kingdom

This course provides students who have completed the Introduction to Animal Acupressure and Meridians and Specific Conditions Courses the opportunity to review and hone their skills.
Specific activities include:
  • Acupressure Protocol
  • Meridian Location and Function
  • Acupoint Location and Energetics
  • Group and Individual Case Studies
  • e-Class Manual covering the above and more
Prerequisites are completion of Intro to Animal Acupressure and Meridians and Specific Conditions.
Price $400.00
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Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Surrey, England - June 18 & 19, 2016 United Kingdom

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
• 4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
• Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
• Association points - location, assessment and energetics
• Source points - location, assessment and energetics
• Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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 for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Please Note: All course prices are in US $'s
Price $425.00
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Meridians & Specific Conditions - Surrey, England - June 20 - 23, 2016 United Kingdom

This 4-day hands-on class follows the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, and offers greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when meridians are not in balance.
Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• 5-Element Theory and use of Correspondence Chart
• Meridian system overview
• In-depth study of each of the 5 elements and their associated  meridians
• Location, flow, function, and attributes of each of the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels
• Common physical and emotional issues associated with each of the elements and meridians
• Acupoints that can benefit these issues; their location, energetics and reinforcement of acupressure protocol and techniques
• Further use of Association points and addition of Alarm points
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. This course is required for the Training Program.
Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

The prerequisite for this course is the Introduction to Equine or Small Animal acupressure hands on course.
Please click on the link to select payment option. You may pay a deposit now to secure your spot with the balance due closer to the class date.
Please Note: All course prices are in US $'s
Price $775.00
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Equine Acupressure & Essential Oils -Littleton, CO June 25 & 26, 2016 North America

This course explores:
• the use of Essential Oils with Acupressure & Specific Acupressure points
• the history and science of Oils  
• the use and energetics of various oils  
• how to offer essential oils to horses  
• the acupressure points that benefit specific condition sessions  
• class e-manual covering the above and more

There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course hours are 9 am  to 5 pm each day
Price $395.00
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Small Animal Shiatsu - Littleton, CO - July 16-17, 2016 North America

In the Small Animal Introductory Shiatsu class you'll learn straight forward effective hands-on techniques that improve an animal's mobility, calm the mind and balance the body's energy. And it's all as simple as the pats we already give our animals every day.  The techniques in this class are the perfect complement to your acupressure practice. Some dogs, and cats like "different strokes" and Shiatsu will give you more tools in your medicine bag. Learn to blend massage and stretching with acupressure to create a gentle flowing sequence your animal will love. 

Tallgrass is excited to be able to offer you the Small Animal Shiatsu Course taught by Susan Tenney of Elemental Acupressure.   

You'll learn:
  • The Five Basic Shiatsu Principles that make bodywork simple, safe and effective
  • Hands-on techniques to release muscle tension and balance the animal's energy 
  • Basic full body sequences and how to customize them to the needs of any small animal
  • Guidelines for making Shiatsu a part of your everyday routine
Class Manuals: Text manual summarizing basic Shiatsu principles and guidelines. Full color photo manual of basic Shiatsu techniques for small animals.
Post-Course Video Library:  Videos showing the basic hands-on techniques for small animals Videos demonstrating a gentle flowing point sequences for small animals 
NOTE: Recommended that students complete the Tallgrass online class, Meridian Theory. 
Price $400.00
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Introduction to Small Animal Acupressure - Aldie, VA - August 6 & 7, 2016 North America

Announcing the collaborative partnership of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and Chicago School of Canine Massage. These two leading schools have come together to provide the most comprehensive education in animal acupressure and massage.

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
• 4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
• Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
• Association points - location, assessment and energetics
• Source points - location, assessment and energetics
• Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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.
Course instructors: Sara May
Students studying Small Animal Acupressure may attend this course.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Price $425.00
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Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure - Woodstock, IL - Sept 24 & 25, 2016 North America

The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure. Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
•  Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories
•  4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice
•  Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques
•  Association points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Source points - location, assessment and energetics
•  Acupressure session, assessment, point selection &  practice
•  Case studies
•  e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
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 for this course.

Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Price $425.00
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Small Animal or Equine Meridians & Specific Conditions - Woodstock, IL Sept 26-29, 2016 North America

This 4-day hands-on class follows the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, and offers greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when meridians are not in balance.
Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:
• 5-Element Theory and use of Correspondence Chart
• Meridian system overview
• In-depth study of each of the 5 elements and their associated  meridians
• Location, flow, function, and attributes of each of the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels
• Common physical and emotional issues associated with each of the elements and meridians
• Acupoints that can benefit these issues; their location, energetics and reinforcement of acupressure protocol and techniques
• Further use of Association points and addition of Alarm points
• Case studies
• e-Class manual covering all of the above and more
 
NOTE: Prerequisite is the hands on class, Introduction to Acupressure. This course is required for the Training Program.
Class times: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
 

Price $775.00
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Tui Na - Level 1, The Original Chinese Meridian Massage - Canine - CSCM, Chicago, IL- Nov 19 & 20, 2016 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.

NOTE: The prerequisites for this course are successful completion of the Tallgrass online classes, Overview of TCM and Meridian Theory.
Price $395.00
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