Monthly Friday Public Drop-in Events

The Academy now hosts several monthly Friday evening drop-in events, in-person only. No registration needed — check out the event descriptions below, drop-in, pay at the door and join us!

New in 2024!

1st Fridays Event — Therapeutic Crystal Bowl Sound Immersion

Shalom Mayberg MIM

with Shalom Mayberg MIM 36
1st Fridays monthly, beginning January 5 (through July 5)
Continuing September 6 to December 6 2024

7:00–8:15 pm  •  Drop-in: $40 pay at the door cash or Venmo
Contact Shalom for more information: [email protected]

Shalom will lead a gentle and therapeutic sound bath using quartz singing bowls, bamboo chimes, and other instruments creating a healing soundscape for you to enjoy.

Monthly theme to support you energetically throughout the sound bath and beyond:

  • January: Root Chakra
  • February: Sacral Chakra
  • March: Solar Plexus Chakra
  • April: Heart Chakra
  • May: Throat Chakra
  • June: Third Eye and Crown Chakra


These sound baths can help to release stress, lessen anxiety, and are helpful for aiding rest and rejuvenation. They are also a wonderful complementary healing modality to talk therapy, acupuncture, and other holistic practices.

Participants are welcome to sit in chairs, backjacks, or lie down (please bring a yoga mat and pillow).  


New in 2024!

2nd Fridays Event — Dance Your Limitless Self

photo of Armineh Astanbous MIM

with Armineh Astanbous, MIM 34
2nd Fridays monthly, begins February 9 (through July 12)
First class free!
7:00–8:30 pm  •  Drop-in: $30 pay at the door cash or check
Contact Armineh for more information: [email protected]

What is ‘Dance Your Limitless Self’?
Dance Your Limitless self is a somatic practice to learn the logistics of the Present Time aka NOW! It is where modern dance and our energy system meet. Through movement and muscle memory, you can develop the tools to help you elevate to higher consciousness.


It accelerates your integration between your timeless and timebound body. Armineh brings simple movements like walking, jumping, shaking, and wiggling into a meditative state to develop your ability to stay in time and in place in your everyday life. When you get here, we are going to dance (creative improvisation) with a related prompt which tremendously helps your creativity. In the end, we work on hip opening enabling us to move more freely and or breath work. It feels fantastic.

What to bring: Water, Yoga mat, wear socks (no  shoes).  


New in 2024!

3rd Fridays Event — Chow Medical Qigong

photo of Isabelle Zayas MIM

with Isabelle Zayas, MIM 36
3rd Fridays monthly, begins February 16 (through July 19)
First class free!
7:30–9:00 pm  •  Drop-in: $20 pay at the door cash, check or Venmo.
Contact Isabelle for more information: [email protected]

What is Medical Qigong?
Qigong is a subtle energy healing system and ancient wisdom practice over 5,000 years old based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are many forms and styles practiced around the world. It is a “way of life” practice that fundamentally encompasses the union of body, mind and spirit. Qi means lifeforce or breath and gong means work or cultivation. Qigong is cultivating lifeforce energy, health, overall well-being and vitality.


Isabelle will be teaching an introduction and basics to Chow Medical Qigong, a form of Qigong developed by Dame Grandmaster, Dr. Effie Chow, considered the ‘Mother of Qigong in the West’. Dr. Chow was a world-renowned healer, humanitarian, and policy maker for over 60 years. Isabelle studied for the past nineteen years under her tutelage and healed Stage IV cancer through her practice.

  • Overview: What is qigong, what are the medical benefits
  • Foundations of Chow Qigong: Review & practice
  • Principles & Preparation: Diaphragmatic breathing, posture, sensing Qi
  • The Exercises: Chow Qigong warmups & Precious 8
  • Meditation: The Five Elements Healing Meditation
  • Group Share: Experiential learning & sharing with group


Upcoming Academy Orientation (In-Person or via Zoom)

In-Person or via Zoom

Monday, July 15 2024
7:00 to 8:30 pm PST
RSVP required.


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

The next course, Intuition Medicine: Healing 1, begins Tuesday, Sept 10 2024 and attendance at one of these Orientation dates is mandatory for new students. Join us for the Academy Orientation, and bring your friends! While attending live is best so that your questions can be answered in real-time — if that’s not possible, it’s essential that you watch this video of a recent Orientation.

  2021 Academy Catalog

  Compare Academy (AIM) Program vs Academy Online (AIMO) Program

  Academy Admissions Info & Checklist

*These take place twice a year: usually July and November.