Open to Public Workshops
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).
- 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.
Hours: 10am to 1pm with optional 2-5pm ($50 additional)
Each attendee receives a copy of Elizabeth’s recent album: “Desert Journey”
After a morning review of the current sound research, in this workshop, we will use sound, meditation, and biofeedback to practice stress management. It’s hard to tune yourself when you don’t know what being tuned up feels like. Using these methods, I will share with you how to tune your nervous system. The nervous system is the core of our conscious beingness as humans. In my sound and biofeedback practice, Sound Medicine®, I have seen how effective sound, meditation, and biofeedback techniques are at calming our stressed-out nervous systems.
In the afternoon, as a group, we will experience a Sound Medicine® session. We will start with 20 minutes of sound alignment to create a receptive state. Then we will use Heartmath® biofeedback software to see on the screen the visual process of calming the nervous system. We will find the right tools for each individual and visually confirm their progress. That “in tune” visual confirmation moment has a feeling that can be memorized and recalled and restored at any time. Using this process, you will support your own practice, wherever you are.
We will explore the following techniques:
- Toning with a crystal bowl
- Tuning with your own vocals, such as humming, chanting or singing
- Listening to music/adding binaural beats to synchronize the left and right brain hemispheres
- How to select frequencies which put you in a desired brain state (delta, theta, alpha, beta or gamma)
- Intuition Medicine®: Life Force, Grounding, Meditation Sanctuary
- Intuition Medicine®: State of Grace emotions of love, gratitude, and compassion
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring comfortable resting items like sheepskins, and bring any sound tools/recordings that you currently use. Even your travel neck pillow that vibrates counts!
Elizabeth W. Krasnoff is a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner through the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. She has a Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate from the Globe Institute and has completed the Heartmath® training program. She is currently a PhD student in the Transformative Studies Doctoral program at CIIS where she is studying the effect of binaural beats on the brain and nervous system. She received her MA in Depth Psychology and Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Elizabeth has been a singer/songwriter for 18 years, releasing seven studio albums, the most recent is “Desert Journey.” She is hearing impaired, resulting in years of personal study of sound, hearing and the human voice. This includes the Tomatis Method, the Seth Riggs method, numerous live performances with specially engineered sound equipment, and re-learning how to hear nine different times as she changed hearing aid models.
The following topics will be covered:
- A summary of the signs and symptoms of death and dying
- An overview of energy medicine tools to prepare for death and dying of self or a loved one
- A Guided Meditation on death and dying and the essential role of compassion
- An exploration of grief, sorrow and the healing journey of loss
- Discussion on finding meaning and new directions after the loss of a loved one(s)
- An invitation to participate in a group activity to honor deceased family or friends
Lisa Geren, MSW, MIM is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work where she studied Gerontology and Aging as a specialty. Lisa has worked as a Medical Hospice Social Worker for over 8 years and has been able to use many of the Intuition Medicine® tools to assist hospice patients and their families with end of life care as well as grief counseling.
Tamara Shearer RN, MIM has worked as a nurse for 25 years. During that tenure, she has worked with the dying in various settings, from ICU to homes and facilities, across the age span, from infants to elderly. She currently assists hospice patients and their families with end of life care, incorporating Intuition Medicine tools for self-care and facilitating transitions.
Holly Strother RN, MIM has worked as a nurse at the bedside for 16 years, and in Hospice care for the past 6 years. Holly graduated from AIM in 2012 and has been incorporating Energy Medicine in her life and practice daily. The foundations of Intuition Medicine® allowed Holly to move into Hospice Care with ease and grace, and not at all coincidentally directly after graduating from AIM. The death passage is a powerful portal, one of great mystery, compassion, and absolute presence. In sitting at the bedside with the dying, Holly has noticed over and over that by abiding in Presence and Compassion, connected to Spirit, this supports a deep letting go and surrender to what IS. In essence, there is no “doing” in death, only BE-ing.
Hours: 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150 (includes Robert Waggoner’s book Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple)
Scientifically validated for forty years, recent neuroscientists have deemed lucid dreaming a “hybrid state of consciousness” since the dreaming brain and portions of the waking/conscious brain show simultaneous activation. In other words, when you are lucid dreaming, your conscious mind and your subconscious mind join in a shared creative collaboration, which naturally creates a unique, hybrid state of consciousness.
On the surface, lucid dreaming seems simple, curious and fun — a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. There, you can fly through space, create fire breathing dragons or magical unicorns, and cast spells like Harry Potter, all in the safety of your subconscious mind. Lucid dreaming’s potential for creative play and joyous pleasures seems infinite.
However, throughout history, experienced lucid dreamers have used lucid dreaming as an expressway into greater spiritual development. Aware in the dream you can engage your larger awareness and the inter-connected knowing that Carl Jung theorized as the collective unconscious. Aware in the dream, you can resolve persistent issues and resolve ailments and suffering. Aware in the dream, you can perform spiritual practices, and discover why the Indian Buddhist yogi, Naropa, suggested that the main technique of dream yoga, lucid dreaming, offers serious students one of the six pathways to enlightenment.
Robert Waggoner wrote the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming — Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its tenth printing), and co-authored Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple with Caroline McCready. Both books are available in Audible, Kindle and CD/Mp3. His books have been translated into French, German, Chinese, Korean, Czech, Finnish and other languages.
A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner serves as co-editor of the online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, (ISSN 2167-616X); the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.
Robert speaks on the science and practice of lucid dreaming internationally, conducts online workshops with GlideWing.com and travels around the world teaching people about the depth and beauty of lucid dreaming.
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...”
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.
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.
Course description coming soon
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.
**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.
Hours: 10am to 5pm
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.
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
Hours: 10am to 5pm
Tuition: $150 (includes Dr. Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide)
What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Judith “But for empaths it goes much farther. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” In this workshop, based on Dr. Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide, you’ll learn invaluable tools to help sensitive people of all kinds—health care practitioners, parents, teachers, healers, and those involved with service, to develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, healing, creativity, and compassion.
This practical, empowering workshop will support empaths as well as everyone who wants to develop their sensitivities and empathy to become more caring people in an often insensitive world. Whether you’re an empath who absorbs other people’s stress, a highly sensitive person, or simply someone who wants to live a more open-hearted life without burning out or experiencing compassion fatigue—this workshop is for you. It’s for the loved ones of sensitive people who want to become more supportive of them.
In this workshop you will learn:
- The top ten traits of an Empath
- The connection between empathy and intuition
- How empathy can enhance your relationships
- Protection techniques and meditations to guard your energy
- How to read people without taking on their emotional issues or pain
- How to stop absorbing other people’s stress
- How to be a sensitive person or healer without experiencing compassion fatigue
- How to develop your gifts as an empath
- How empathy can be used to heal and enhance energy medicine
Judith Orloff, MD is the author of the new book The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People to Thrive and the Audio program “Essential Tools for Empaths.” Dr. Orloff is an empath herself and is on the clinical psychiatric faculty at UCLA. She has a private practice in Los Angeles where she specializes in treating empaths and sensitive people. A New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality.
For more information about her empath support group and newsletter visit www.drjudithorloff.com
5 Tips to manage your fears with a breast cancer diagnosis using Intuition Medicine® skills:
- Earth energy grounding meditation
- Meditation with your life force
- Empowerment with your new normal/new beginning
- Breathing exercise
- 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.
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.
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 Thursday, September 5 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!
*These take place four times each year: July, August, October, and November.