Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — This April, Bay Area massage therapy school, The Acupressure Institute is offering an opportunity to learn to relieve stress, soothe aches and pains, and to help mind and body heal. In addition, students can learn to teach others these same hands on healing techniques, all within a once-a-year selection of acupressure/yoga classes with healing arts expert Dr. Michael Reed Gach.
Held at Berkeley’s internationally known Acupressure Institute, the classes will be taught by best-selling author, former director, and founder of the Institute, Michael Reed Gach, Ph. D., a master teacher with over 40 years of experience.
Classes will focus on the time-tested, ancient healing arts of Acupressure and Zen Shiatsu plus Acu-Yoga, which Gach originated himself. There will be both basic classes focused on self-care, and advanced courses where students will learn to teach and share with others.
Dr. Gach, who heads the online healing resources store http://www.acupressure.com, said these arts provide unique opportunities to reduce stress, improve the bodily functions, and address a wide range of physical and emotional imbalances.
“I only teach these classes once a year, so I hope you'll be able to study with me this April; I know you will find it valuable,” said Dr. Gach.
The Acupressure for Emotional Healing class is April 20 and 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 12-hour class teaches how to “gently guide people when emotional pain or trauma surfaces.” The material covered is from Gach’s latest book, “Acupressure for Emotional Healing,” and includes Acupressure points and affirmations for anxiety, anger, fear, panic attacks, grief, and emotional numbness.
Acu-Yoga Foundations is April 21 and 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and provides a rare opportunity to study with the originator of Acu-Yoga. This class teaches yoga postures and breathing exercises combined with specific Acupressure points that can be used for self-care and to share with friends and/or clients for relieving stress related ailments.
The Acu-Yoga Teacher Training class is April 23 through April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Four focused days of teacher training are offered. An Acu-Yoga Teaching Certificate is awarded upon completion of this Yoga teacher training.
The Zen Shiatsu Foundations class is April 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and teaches an easy, effective way to relieve tension throughout the body. This is one of Dr. Gach’s favorite classes to teach.
A very special teacher training opportunity will be offered April 28 and 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a onetime class offering for a Zen Shiatsu Teaching Apprenticeship.
Classes will be small to ensure individual attention to each student. For more information, and to reserve a space, e-mail Acudude(at)comcast(dot)net or call the Acupressure Institute at 510-845-1059 or 800-442-2232.
Dr. Gach who welcomes and encourages questions about his classes, may be reached at Acudude(at)comcast(dot)net with AI in the subject line.
For more information on nursing continuing education, Bay Area Reiki training, or any of the other services at the Acupressure Institute, call 510-845-1059 or visit them online at http://www.acupressureinstitute.com. The Acupressure Institute is located at 1533 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.
About Acupressure Institute
Since 1976, the Bay Area’s Acupressure Institute has offered comprehensive acupressure training in traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy modalities such as Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na) and Shiatsu Massage. The Acupressure Institute also teaches Ren Shen (Jin Shin in Japanese) – "Compassionate Spirit", a form of hands-on healing energy work. The Bay Area’s massage therapy certifications school, The Acupressure Institute has trained thousands of students from all around the world. Their trainings provide high-quality education supporting each student's educational goals, in a setting that encourages communication, respect, confidentiality and safety for all. Students are encouraged to visit the school in Berkeley and meet with a counselor to tailor the Acupressure Massage Training Programs to their individual needs and interests.