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
Workshops run from 10am–1pm (half-day), with some offering an optional 2-5pm period (full-day).
Video (via Zoom) and Phone-In available for all Saturday Workshops with RSVP and prepayment (see below).
Tuition: $50 half-day | $100 full-day
- 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.
This seminar is for individuals interested in accessing and honing the authentic, creative voice within. As an artist, performer, and Intuition Medicine® practitioner, I am constantly studying the correlation between one’s creativity, physical vitality, spiritual health, and authentic voice. In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between creative expression, the subtle body, and developing an artistic practice of any kind – painting, drawing, writing, cooking, dancing, theater, martial arts and everything in between! We will also investigate the energetic blockages that may impair or interfere with one’s creative expression. If you do not consider yourself an “artist” – come anyway! This seminar is open to anyone interested in unleashing their vibrant creativity within…believe it or not, we are all artists! Please bring a journal, pens, markers, watercolors, or anything else that inspires your inner child.
In this workshop we will cover:
- How to care for the Inner Artist/Inner Child with compassion
- Removing energetic blockages or limiting beliefs relating to creative expression
- Chakra settings to support you in authentic expression – with focus on the 4th, 5th, and 7th
- How to direct/manage creative energy in hand chakras
- Creating from the Meditation Sanctuary vs. Analyzer
- Aligning one’s creative expression with spiritual embodiment
Sandra has studied the arts from a young age. As a child, she was interested in drawing, painting, photography, and dance. Sandra has a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Columbia University and went on to finish her Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a specialization in Photography. She visits Brazil every year to photograph, film, and study modern dance, Capoeira, and traditional Afro-Brazilian movement in Salvador, Bahia. She currently lives in Venice, California where she works as a freelance artist and curator and has a private Intuition Medicine® practice.
Enhancing your Energy Medicine Toolbox. Do you or a client have a stubborn health issue that you haven’t been able to resolve? In this workshop, you will learn some ways to think outside the box to help find solutions to long-standing problems. Oftentimes we are looking so hard at what we think is the problem that we can’t see what is underneath it which actually may be the root cause. In the practice of Energy Medicine if only the symptoms are treated without addressing the root cause, those as well as other symptoms may return.
This workshop will include:
- A brief introduction to chakras as they relate to the organ/meridian theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine including areas of the body that they relate to and possible symptoms.
- Internal (emotional) and external (physical agents) causes of dis-ease according to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and how they might be the underlying cause of dysfunction.
- Questions to ask to determine possible root causes or contributing factors associated with time of day, time of year, diet, lifestyle, life traumas, and relationships.
- Suggestions on how to use this information to resolve the issues.
The goal of the workshop is to introduce you to new ways to assess health issues that are found below the surface or by looking at the problem holistically instead of in parts. This information can be used for your own health challenges or for your clients if you are a practitioner.
Instructor: AIM Faculty member, Connie Prodromou, LAc, MSTCM, MIM, Medical Intuitive
Applying ancient mind/body wisdom with cutting-edge food science
In this workshop you will:
- Discover the 5 keys to transform your digestive health
- Learn about lifesaving foods and surprising environmental toxins you can easily avoid
- Practice powerful qigong techniques to release stress from the digestive tract
- Discover 3 principles to fortify your internal organs and how to elicit a healing response
- Learn about the brain/gut connection and practices to harmonize and balance it
Beth Greer, MA, MIM, aka the Super Natural Mom®, is the best-selling author of Super Natural Home, an award-winning journalist and environmental health coach. She eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery by detoxing her body and home.
More info: www.BethGreer.com
Eli Cohen, has helped hundreds heal through the cultivation of life-force energy. He is a Medical Qi Gong practitioner and an Energy Healing Coach who has taught thousands of classes and several workshops.
More info: www.qiwitheli.com
It’s hard to tune yourself when you don’t know what being tuned up feels like. I will share with you how I practice tuning my energetic body and my nervous system using the Biosound® therapy system, organic sound, Academy of Intuition Medicine® techniques (Grounding, Life Force, Meditation Sanctuary) and Heartmath®.
The nervous system is the core of our conscious beingness as humans. It is what gives us dominion or caretaker status on this planet. It is our connection to essence and non-physical being. In short, this is an important portal to maintain and nurture. In my practice, I have seen how effective sound and meditation techniques are at communicating with and calming our nervous system.
In this workshop we will focus on “Heart Awakening” and “Self Soothing”.
Why Heart Awakening?
Our nervous system has two main organs, our heart and our brain. Heartmath® has published peer review studies establishing the heart-brain connection and showing that the heart is the lead organ in this duo. Therefore the first step of this process is to open and become aware of your heart. The second step is to align and connect your heart and your brain. This alignment, when heart and brain are talking and guiding your nervous system in collaboration, is called coherence in the Heartmath System, or state of grace in the Acadamy of Intuition Medicine® system. A state of coherence, or grace, allows access to your full intuitive and healing powers, gives you resilience, a strong immune system, vitality and longevity, and anchors your feelings of compassion and love.
In my sound practice, I start with 20 minutes of sound alignment to create a receptive state. Then I use Heartmath® HRV (heart rate variability) and coherence diagnostics to visually map the grounding process of our chakras and various organs. As the “out of alignment” energetic is found, and brought back into alignment, coherence appears on the screen. In other words, your heart now has the support it needs to run the show. In that moment, it is possible to memorize what “being in tune” for that chakra or organ or system feels like. That newly felt and memorable balance can be recalled and restored at any time now.
Why Self Soothing?
For all of us, and especially for highly sensitive people (HSP), civilization is a jarring, even wounding experience. And our laser-fast technological advancements, miraculous and even life-saving as they can be, are a challenge for our nervous systems on several levels. Just to broadly name a few categories, the environmental toxins of the Industrial Age have fed and bred a host of formidable viruses. These viruses live in our nervous system and wreak havoc. We are having an anxiety epidemic and haven’t figured out why yet — one part of how we can help is soothing. Secondly the millions of frequencies we are now exposed to from dirty electricity to satellite communication to microwaves to cell phones to every manner of communication device — these all penetrate our energetic and physical systems daily. The natural frequencies that we thrive in, such as the Schumann frequency, are only found in nature. We live distracted and disconnected from our life giving rhythms.
In my practice, I create an essential daily check-in where I use sound to soothe my nervous system, tune myself to a calm place and regain balance. There are many ways to do this. Toning with a crystal bowl, tuning with your own vocals, or resting on a vibro acoustic sound bed and listening to music, adding binaural beats which synchronize the left and right brain hemispheres, and selecting frequencies which put you in a desired brain state (delta, theta, alpha or beta). This is helpful when you do not have access to a walk in nature (which does the same tuning/healing), or are too tired or just unable to walk. Other reasons to enjoy sound healing are — if you are an auditory learner, or perhaps clairaudient, or perhaps just love music.
In short we will look at heart awareness and self soothing, and ways to get there using tuning and toning with the natural human body, instruments, and technologies such as Biosound®, Heartmath® and the Acadamy of Intuition Medicine® systems.
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.
Full-day • Workshop fee: $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.
Barbara Reed has 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. During this conversation, we will discuss how her training at AIM deepened her abilities as a communicator.
- What are most clients looking for with a communicator;
- Looking at the attachments between animal and human;
- Running energies with animals – how to know when to start, and when to stop;
- Two-way communication;
- Detecting disease and pain;
- End of life situations.
During panels we will explore:**
- An easy way to look at the relationship between the pet and its family members (human and other animals);
- Reviewing the energy systems taught in the AIM program;
- Communication with a “being” that is non-verbal.
Please be prepared with questions; this class is intended to be interactive.
**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.
Full-day • Workshop fee: $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, Oct 23 2019
Wednesday, Nov 20 2019
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, January 9 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, November, and December.