Open to Public Workshops

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The Academy offers monthly Workshops on Intuition, Energy Medicine, Meditation, Body Work and a variety of Holistic Health disciplines. These workshops are open to the public, without prerequisites, and offer the chance to learn about Holistic Medicines and practices without committing to a longer course curriculum.

Video (via Zoom) and Phone-In available for all Saturday Workshops — see info below.

These accessible and affordable explorations into aspects of Intuition Medicine® and related topics are taught by Academy alumni, Adjunct Faculty, as well as select outside presenters, and provide opportunities to expand and deepen your personal and/or professional practice — and perhaps add some new skills to your energy medicine toolbox!

One Saturday each month, as noted

Unless otherwise noted, workshops run from 10am–1pm • Tuition: $50

Video (via Zoom) and Phone-In available for all Saturday Workshops with RSVP and prepayment (see below).


ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

  • Drop-in and pay on the day of workshop cash or check (made out to AIM). No credit cards accepted at the door.
  • Prepay via PayPal online prior to the workshop and attend.
  • Live Phone-In to the workshop with RSVP and prepayment.
  • Live Zoom-In to the workshop with RSVP and prepayment.
  • Afterward, workshop video will be available for purchase here on our website.

2020 Workshops

CANCELED We hope to reschedule soonBe Present — Be Grounded • Miriam Moussaioff, MIM

CANCELED • We hope to reschedule soon

A Body-Centered Approach to Practicing Presence and Intuitive Awareness

Energy Medicine teaches us that opening to intuition starts by being present in our bodies. Our bodies are the foundation for healing, the doorway to intuitive knowing and a rich inner life. The transformation and healing we seek happen inside the body, not just the mind.  And yet for many of us, “being in our bodies” is no easy task. Especially during these turbulent times.

In this workshop, Miriam will draw from her training in Energy Medicine and Rosen Bodywork to teach simple practices that support presence and grounding in the body.  This workshop offers a safe space to relax, reconnect with your body and emotional center, strengthen your ground and open to intuitive guidance —that amazing wellspring of deep knowing and love within. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice listening to and being present in your body
  • Learn how to influence what is happening in your body emotionally, physically and energetically
  • Strengthen your capacity to hold a safe, grounded, compassionate space for your self and others
  • Explore how change happens naturally in the body when you open to and allow what is, without trying to fix anything
  • Experience the gentle, healing non-intrusive touch of Rosen Bodywork
  • Sit deeply inside your self

“Don’t go outside your house to see flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
That will do for a place to sit...”     

~ Kabir


Miriam Moussaioff is an Academy alumna who has been practicing intuitive energy healing and Rosen Method Bodywork for 29 years.  Miriam teaches intuitive development, somatic awareness and grounding practices that deepen presence and support embodiment. She loves helping people listen to their bodies and trust their intuition. Miriam maintains a private practice in Berkeley, CA and brings a compassionate approach to her work.

April 18 • Egoscue Workshop • Jenean LaRoche, RH, CMT, MIM

Whether you are experiencing pain, have less energy than you would like, want to look younger or are looking to improve sports performance, Egoscue has helped hundreds of thousands of people reach a higher level of wellness. While most chronic pain treatment methods only address symptoms or try to deaden or mask pain, Egoscue corrects the postural issues that are at the root of your ongoing discomfort.

In this class you will learn:

  • The Egoscue philosophy—The Pain/Posture Link
  • How chronic pain develops and how we can start to shift out of the patterning
  • The 8 laws of physical health—Vertical Loading, Dynamic Health, Form and Function, Breathing, Motion, Balance, Stimulus, Renewal
  • The three common posture deviation patterns and how they lead to pain and even joint damage
  • Learn to spot posture deviations in ourselves and others

The class will include 45 minutes of Egoscue exercises for general posture health as well as 15 minutes of exercises to do during the workday. These are easy to accomplish exercises that need no special equipment. Modifications will be given so all ages and abilities can participate. A handout of all of the exercises will be given as well as recommendations of Egoscue exercise videos on youtube to address various areas of pain (back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain etc.)

Please plan to wear comfortable clothing to move in (yoga wear or t-shirts and sweat pants etc.) and bring a yoga mat.


Jenean LaRoche holds a BA degree in Dance Education and Master Certification in Intuition Medicine®. Her past licensure includes nursing and massage therapy. Jenean’s passion for aging well started in the 1980’s and she is a vital 62 years young and still dances daily. In addition to her work in posture therapy, she is also the director of the SenSpa Wellness Center.

May 16 • Animal Communication: In Sickness and In Death • Barbara Reed, MIM

For those of us who are in deep communion with our pets, we know that emotionally they are very like humans. There can be some differences however when ill or transitioning toward death. During this workshop, we will discuss how we can help our pets, and ourselves, through these difficult times.

Topics for discussion include:

  • The importance of objectivity and boundaries
  • What healing energy to use and when to utilize it
  • The role of your veterinarian
  • Your role as an animal communicator, energy healer

The class is comprised of discussion and healing work. Please bring pictures of animals that are seriously ill, have passed over, or are soon to. Pictures are best if they show the pet during the illness or close to death. Note: this is not a class about medical intuition; we will be working with the spiritual and emotional aspects of the topic.


Barbara Reed has more than 20 years of experience as an animal communicator and energy healer. Her approach with animals is to the spiritual and emotional sides, working to understand what causes changes to behavior, what happened in the early formative years of the animal’s life, end of life, and the animal’s needs and desires.

Email: barbara@intuitionforanimals.com
Website: intuitionforanimals.com

**Please note: no pets allowed at workshop.
Bring pictures of all your family pets for our panel work. Hard copy photos are preferred rather than phone pictures.

June 20 • Messages from the Other Side • Felix Lee Lerma

Hours: 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150

Join Felix Lee Lerma in this workshop gathering and celebration of love, compassion, life, and the afterlife. He will speak briefly about his full-time work as a medium and share timely inspirational messages with the audience. He will then move into the group to give messages from those on the other side. Are you curious to understand what mediumship is really about? Are you looking for inspiration and spiritual guidance? Join us and meet Felix to witness the power and healing of spirit communication.

Felix Lee Lerma is a compassionate and genuine Psychic Medium. He is psychic and has the ability to communicate with those who have passed. Felix believes that everyone is born psychic. Since the early age of 12, studying metaphysics helped him to develop and understand the importance of using his gift to help others. Felix is dedicated to helping others to develop their own gifts, discover their spiritual path, understand their life issues, and providing evidence that we never truly die. The spirit world is where we all came from and is where we will all return again. He believes that we are all here to fulfill a spiritual contract that we made before we came.


Website: felixleelerma.com

July 25 • The Art of Crystal Healing • Kirby Seid, BA, MIM

Hours: 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150
(Includes a handmade pouch that holds four crystals which you choose during the workshop)

Our earth is alive and evolving in parallel with our own human species and personal evolution. She holds the very blueprint of Life within our planet. Crystals are recording transmission and transformational tools. They are memory chips from which we can awaken and harness latent abilities. Co-creating with the crystal/mineral kingdom clarifies, amplifies, and elegantly quickens the evolutionary spark of our human potential.

The primary focus will be conscious connection and co-creation with the crystal kingdom, and to further enhance the tools being practiced in your AIM repertoire.

We will be discussing and exploring the synergy of crystals through:

  • Mechanics and metaphysics of crystal and colored light
  • Five attributes of crystal consciousness
  • Ancient crystal skull consciousness
  • Crystal meditation with the Light Labyrinth™ technology

You are encouraged to bring a few personal crystals/minerals or power objects to this workshop. Crystals will also be available for purchase during the event.


Kirby Seid, BA, MIM has traveled the world for crystals, fossils, and minerals.
He designs visionary tools for healing practices, spiritual teachers, and shamans. Kirby has a degree in psychology and teaches Crystal and Light Labyrinth™ workshops at institutes and conferences around the world. For more info: ancient-tech.com

September 12 • Self-Care for Empaths and Empathic Healers • Judith Orloff, MD

Hours: 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150
(includes Dr. Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide)

Join Judith Orloff MD for a special self-care retreat empaths, empathic healers, all sensitive people, and everyone with an open, caring heart who is prone to overwhelm and burnout. You will have the opportunity to connect with other empaths, take a break from your daily demands and focus on your precious sensitive-self. Dr. Orloff will lead you through balancing meditations to replenish yourself and show you self-protection techniques to keep you centered and strong in the world. Dr. Orloff will demonstrate how to work with her new book Thriving as an Empath and its companion workbook The Empath’s Empowerment Journal.

You’ll also have a chance to ask her specific questions about your experience as an empath and dialogue with other sensitive souls. Dr. Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide is included.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Embrace their own unique magic
  • Stop absorbing other people’s stress
  • Deal with clients who are empaths
  • Deal with overwhelm
  • Balance their personal and social needs
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Practice self-soothing techniques and self-compassion
  • Prevent sensory overload which can lead to addictions, overeating, anxiety, and exhaustion
  • Get energized by the elements, seasons, moon phases, and solstices.

Empaths can’t keep up a busy, non-stop schedule forever without suffering exhaustion or overload. This weekend will be a sacred time of replenishment and sharing that will restore your mind, body, and soul. Being an empowered empath is key to your well-being. More than ever the world needs the gifts you have to offer.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her new book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality.

She also specializes in treating highly sensitive, empathic people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a popular TEDx talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom and Guide to Intuitive Healing.

Explore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule: www.drjudithorloff.com

October 17 • Managing Cancer Fears with Energetic Healing Techniques • Laura Vidal, MIM

5 Tips to manage your fears with a breast cancer diagnosis using Intuition Medicine® skills:

  1. Earth energy grounding meditation
  2. Meditation with your life force
  3. Empowerment with your new normal/new beginning
  4. Breathing exercise
  5. Clearing and shifting the energy patterns that created the cancer so you can begin to live your life in present-time

Laura Vidal MIM, is the author of the children’s book Maggie Lives with Breast Cancer: A Family Tale of New Beginnings. Book included in the workshop.
Website: maggieliveswithbreastcancer.com

November 7 • Music, Sound Healing and Intuition • Todd Boston MIM

Our relationship with vibration, sound, and music is intrinsically connected to our intuition. Join award-winning musician Todd Boston MIM 33, in an experiential workshop on the power of sound, music, meditation, and intuition.

Learn practical tools to deepen your connection and relationship to sound as a tool for transformation, healing, and growth. Explore how music and meditation can expand your abilities of deep listening, intuition and integration into your healing practice and day to day life.

By tuning our voices, instruments, and hearts we can go deeper into the subtleties of listening. This state of focus and deeper listening can open us to hear our intuition and inner voice in more clear and profound ways. Bring your voice, percussion and/or instrument.

All levels welcome.


Website: www.ToddBoston.com

Open House & Orientation

Wednesday, June 24 2020
Wednesday, Aug 5 2020

7 to 8:30 pm

Meet faculty and students, experience a guided meditation, and learn detailed information about the Academy curriculum and courses. Our Open House & Orientation is where all your questions are answered.

The next course, Intuition Medicine: Healing I, begins Tuesday, September 8 2020 and attendance at one of these Orientation dates is mandatory for new students. Join us for the Academy Open House & Orientation, and bring your friends!

Download AIM Program Catalog (pdf)

*These take place four times each year: July, August, October, and November.