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Sep
21
Sat
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Techniques for Body Mechanics-NYC @ The Swedish Institute
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

When: ​  September 21-22, 2019
Time: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​9:00am-6:00pm
Where:The Swedish Institute,
151 West 26th Street. New York, NY 10001
CE’s ​ 16

Description:

Employing ​proper ​and ​efficient ​body ​mechanics ​may ​be ​the ​one ​most ​important ​skill ​that ​a ​massage ​therapist ​can ​employ ​for ​career ​longevity ​as ​well ​as ​effective ​orthopedic ​treatment ​of ​our ​clients, ​and ​therefore ​a ​long ​and ​successful ​career. ​
We ​can ​never ​eliminate ​all ​stress ​from ​our ​body ​when ​doing ​massage, ​but ​we ​can ​minimize ​it ​with ​proper ​body ​mechanics. ​Unfortunately, ​many ​therapists ​have ​never ​had ​the ​opportunity ​to ​learn ​truly ​effective ​body ​mechanics. ​
This ​workshop ​will ​teach ​you ​how ​to ​work ​from ​your ​core, ​how ​to ​most ​effectively ​position ​your ​feet, ​how ​to ​stack ​joints, ​how ​to ​generate ​force ​from ​larger ​and ​more ​powerful ​muscle ​groups, ​and ​how ​to ​work ​with ​the ​height ​of ​the ​table ​and ​the ​various ​contacts ​to ​accomplish ​effective ​clinical ​orthopedic ​manual ​therapy ​and ​ensure ​career ​longevity!
You will not need to bring your tables as the Swedish Institute will provide these.  Please Do bring your linens and lubricant.

 


PRESENTER: Dr. Joe Muscolino
• Dr. Muscolino is a licensed soft-tissue oriented chiropractic physician with a private practice in Stamford, CT. He has been in practice since 1985.
• Dr. Joe taught anatomy and physiology at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY) for five years.
• He also taught kinesiology and musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, and pathology courses at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) from 1986 – 2010.
• Dr. Muscolino is also an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for continuing education (CE) credit for massage therapists and bodyworkers and runs numerous advanced study workshops.
• He offers multiple levels of Certification in Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) around the US and the world.
• COMT is open to all manual and movement therapists/instructors/trainers, including massage therapists, Rolfers, physical and occupational therapists, Pilates and yoga instructors, fitness trainers, and university professors. COMT covers orthopedic and palpation assessment, body mechanics for deep soft tissue manipulation, stretching (beginner and advanced), and Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS) – Soft Tissue (Grade IV) Joint Mobilization.
He also runs in-services for instructors of massage therapy, covering topics such as how to teach muscles, muscle palpation, kinesiology, and more; as well as in-services for Pilates and yoga instructors and fitness trainers on all subjects of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology.
• Dr. Muscolino served as a subject matter expert on the Exam and Continuing Education committees of the NCBTMB.
• Dr. Muscolino is the author of eight major publications with Mosby of Elsevier Science and two major publications with Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
o The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretching, 2nd Edition
o Kinesiology, The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition
o The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 4th Edition
o Manual Therapy for the Low Back and Pelvis: A Clinical Orthopedic Approach
o Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck
o Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book, 3rd Edition
o Flashcards For Bones, Joints, and Actions of the Human Body, 2nd Edition
• And he has also contributed to and written the foreword for multiple textbooks by other authors in the field of manual and movement therapy.
• Dr. Muscolino writes a regular feature article for Massage & Bodywork Magazine. He has also written articles for the Massage Therapy Journal (mtj), the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (jbmt), Massage Magazine, Massage Today, the Journal of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists, the Australian Journal of the Association of Massage Therapists, Massage Australia Magazine, Terra Rosa e-magazine, and the e-newsletter Deep.

Have ​Questions?
FOR ​MORE ​INFORMATION, ​CONTACT ​THE ​CHAPTER ​OFFICE ​AT: ​585-582-6208 ​OR ​OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early ​registration ​ends August 24, ​2019, ​so ​register ​today!

Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$240 ​| ​Regular: ​$400

Non-Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$400 ​| ​Regular: ​$560

Payments ​of ​cash ​will ​not ​be ​accepted ​at ​the ​door ​- ​only ​checks ​or ​credit ​cards.

CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.

Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.

Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.

Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

AMTA ​New ​York ​Chapter ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the ​Professions ​State ​Board ​for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#003)
and ​by ​the ​National ​Certification ​Board ​for ​Therapeutic ​Massage ​and ​Bodywork ​(NCBTMB) ​(#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes.  Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other NY licensed massage therapist.

Sep
28
Sat
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Techniques for the Low Back and Pelvis-Johnson City/Binghamton @ Johnson City Senior Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm

When: ​  September 28-29, 2019
Time: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​8:30am-5:30pm
Where: ​ Johnson City Senior Center
30 Brocton Street     Johnson City, New York 13790

CE’s ​ 16

Description:

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) of the Low Back and Pelvis is a 2-day hands-on workshop that covers beginner, intermediate, and advanced assessment and treatment techniques for the manual therapist when working on the client’s low back and pelvis. The topics covered are: body mechanics for deep pressure techniques; working the psoas major safely and effectively; stretching techniques for the low back and pelvis, including functional group stretching and advanced multiplane, contract relax (CR; also known as PIR or PNF) and agonist contract (AC; basis of AIS) techniques; and joint mobilization techniques for the sacroiliac and lumbar spinal joints, including traction. The underlying mechanisms for the assessment and treatment techniques of the low back and pelvis are discussed and explained. The approach of this workshop is to teach from the perspective of critical thinking so the therapist can creatively apply the techniques for clinical orthopedic work on their clients.
Please bring your tables, linens and lubricant.


PRESENTER: Dr. Joe Muscolino
• Dr. Muscolino is a licensed soft-tissue oriented chiropractic physician with a private practice in Stamford, CT. He has been in practice since 1985.
• Dr. Joe taught anatomy and physiology at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY) for five years.
• He also taught kinesiology and musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, and pathology courses at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) from 1986 – 2010.
• Dr. Muscolino is also an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for continuing education (CE) credit for massage therapists and bodyworkers and runs numerous advanced study workshops.
• He offers multiple levels of Certification in Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) around the US and the world.
• COMT is open to all manual and movement therapists/instructors/trainers, including massage therapists, Rolfers, physical and occupational therapists, Pilates and yoga instructors, fitness trainers, and university professors. COMT covers orthopedic and palpation assessment, body mechanics for deep soft tissue manipulation, stretching (beginner and advanced), and Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS) – Soft Tissue (Grade IV) Joint Mobilization.
He also runs in-services for instructors of massage therapy, covering topics such as how to teach muscles, muscle palpation, kinesiology, and more; as well as in-services for Pilates and yoga instructors and fitness trainers on all subjects of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology.
• Dr. Muscolino served as a subject matter expert on the Exam and Continuing Education committees of the NCBTMB.
• Dr. Muscolino is the author of eight major publications with Mosby of Elsevier Science and two major publications with Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
o The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretching, 2nd Edition
o Kinesiology, The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition
o The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 4th Edition
o Manual Therapy for the Low Back and Pelvis: A Clinical Orthopedic Approach
o Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: Neck
o Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book, 3rd Edition
o Flashcards For Bones, Joints, and Actions of the Human Body, 2nd Edition
• And he has also contributed to and written the foreword for multiple textbooks by other authors in the field of manual and movement therapy.
• Dr. Muscolino writes a regular feature article for Massage & Bodywork Magazine. He has also written articles for the Massage Therapy Journal (mtj), the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (jbmt), Massage Magazine, Massage Today, the Journal of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists, the Australian Journal of the Association of Massage Therapists, Massage Australia Magazine, Terra Rosa e-magazine, and the e-newsletter Deep.

Have ​Questions?
FOR ​MORE ​INFORMATION, ​CONTACT ​THE ​CHAPTER ​OFFICE ​AT: ​585-582-6208 ​OR ​OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early ​registration ​ends August 31, ​2019, ​so ​register ​today!

Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$240 ​| ​Regular: ​$400

Non-Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$400 ​| ​Regular: ​$560

Payments ​of ​cash ​will ​not ​be ​accepted ​at ​the ​door ​- ​only ​checks ​or ​credit ​cards.

CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.

Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.

Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.

Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

AMTA ​New ​York ​Chapter ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the ​Professions ​State ​Board ​for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#003)
and ​by ​the ​National ​Certification ​Board ​for ​Therapeutic ​Massage ​and ​Bodywork ​(NCBTMB) ​(#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes.  Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other NY licensed massage therapist.

Oct
5
Sat
Working with Text Neck – A Digital Age Epidemic @ OSTM Rochester @ Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage
Oct 5 all-day

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 10-5:30

Location: Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage
302 N. Goodman Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

Instructor: Jessica Crow, LMT

CEs: 6.5

Cost: $175

Registration: Call 585-241-0070 to register. Visit ostm.edu for more details.
This is not an AMTA-NY class.

Course Description:

Text neck is being deemed a new worldwide epidemic that will only continue to grow as people spend more and more time working and playing on hand-held devices. What do you know about it? How does it differ from other conditions like thoracic outlet syndrome, etc? How can you best guide your clients in prevention and recovery?

The average person texts and scrolls on their smartphone for at least 5 hours a day, and the time spent attached to our devices is only increasing as the range of mobile devices expands. Holding I-watches, tablets, e-readers and personal gaming consoles in front of us while tilting the head down to view them transforms our normal, neutral posture into a contorted posture that over-taxes neck muscles and over time, damages the spine.

As we know by studies of other forward-head posture conditions, the weight of the head increases greatly with every inch it’s held in a forward or tilted posture- experts say it may increase double-fold for every inch. Combine that with fine, repetitive movement of the thumbs and grasping of the device itself and you have a recipe for disaster.

Millennials in particular, who have grown up in a hand-held digital device culture, will soon make up an enormous percentage of clientele that suffer from muscle pain and fatigue, nerve pain and paresthesia, and poor posture that creates long-term dysfunction and possible debilitating spinal abnormalities like herniated disks and loss on the natural cervical curve.

As a massage therapist you can educate your clients on the possibility of this imbalance, teach them beneficial ergonomics, stretches and exercises that can correct and relieve pain, instill the long-term benefits of adopting a practice of being mindful of body position during mobile technology usage, and create the most effective massage treatment special to their postural needs.

Materials to Bring:

Students will need to bring sheets, lubricant of their choice, and their class workbook (which will be provided approximately one week before the class date) in either printed or digital form, and something for note-taking.

Instructor Bio:

Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.

She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She teaches continuing education courses for LMTs and other health care providers and she is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation and sits on the board of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.

She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.

Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voice over artist.

Nov
2
Sat
Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists-Tupper Lake @ Knights of Columbus
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am – Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm

When: ​  November 2-3, 2019
Time: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​8:30am-5:30pm
Where: Knights of Columbus
36 High St.
T
upper Lake, New York 12986
CE’s ​ 16

Description:
There is so much misinformation out there about essential oils. Come learn from someone who is Clinically Certified in Aromatherapy and also a Massage Therapist! Learn the basics, history, contraindications, safety and 57 essential oil profiles and most importantly, the chemistry of the essential oils. In this class, you don’t just learn about essential oils, you learn which essential oils are best for a massage therapist to have and to use in their practice. Which essential oils will assist in pain relief are anti-inflammatory, and which essential oils soothe our clients’ emotions. In chemistry you will lean what therapeutic components are in the essential oils so you can pick the right one for your client. If you’ve been wanting to add aromatherapy to your practice, but don’t know how to start, this class is for you!

 


PRESENTER: Jennifer Sowle LMT
Jennifer Sowle, CCA, LMT obtained her Aromatherapy certification from the NY Institute of Aromatic Studies and her massage training from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. She has been practicing as both an aromatherapist and massage therapist for over 8 years. As a clinically certified aromatherapist, Jennifer is considered an expert in her field regarding essential oils. She is a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists and teaches several essential oil classes to massage therapists, bodyworkers and holistic healers. Jennifer is very passionate about essential oil education and brings that passion into every essential oil class she teaches. Jennifer is the owner and operator of Saratoga Aromatherapy and has a successful private massage practice.

Have ​Questions?
FOR ​MORE ​INFORMATION, ​CONTACT ​THE ​CHAPTER ​OFFICE ​AT: ​585-582-6208 ​OR ​OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early ​registration ​ends October 5, 2019, ​so ​register ​today!

Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$240 ​| ​Regular: ​$400

Non-Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$400 ​| ​Regular: ​$560

Payments ​of ​cash ​will ​not ​be ​accepted ​at ​the ​door ​- ​only ​checks ​or ​credit ​cards.

CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.

Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.

Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.

Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes
AMTA ​New ​York ​Chapter ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the ​Professions ​State ​Board ​for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#003)
and ​by ​the ​National ​Certification ​Board ​for ​Therapeutic ​Massage ​and ​Bodywork ​(NCBTMB) ​(#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes.  Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other NY licensed massage therapist.

 

Nov
8
Fri
ACE Massage Cupping, Level 1-Rochester @ RIT Inn and Conference Center
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm

When: November 8-10, 2019
Friday-Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 8:30-3:30
Where: RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, New York 14467

CE’s 22
Presenter: Garrett Brown

Garrett ​Brown, ​LMBT

I ​have ​been ​interested ​in ​the ​power ​of ​touch ​most ​of ​my ​life ​but ​I ​worked ​in ​the ​trade ​industry ​as ​a ​welder, ​machinist, ​and ​maintenance ​mechanic. ​ ​In ​2012 ​I ​made ​a ​180 ​career ​change ​and ​found ​massage ​therapy ​which ​has ​become ​an ​absolute ​passion. ​ ​After ​being ​licensed ​in ​Jan ​2014 ​opened ​my ​private ​practice ​specializing ​in ​post-surgery, ​chronic ​pain, ​scar, ​burn, ​breast ​cancer, ​and ​any ​medical ​massage ​I ​could ​be ​trained ​in.

I ​met ​Anita ​Shannon ​at ​a ​trade ​show ​and ​began ​immediately ​taking ​continuing ​education ​courses ​with ​ACE. ​ ​After ​going ​through ​Levels ​1&2, ​breast ​health ​intensive ​with ​Anita, ​and ​Lymph/cupping ​with ​Beth-Ellen ​and ​following ​Anita ​to ​classes ​and ​trade ​shows, ​Anita ​gave ​me ​the ​opportunity ​to ​teach. ​ ​I ​look ​forward ​to ​inspiring ​and ​helping ​therapist ​grow ​in ​cupping ​therapies

 

Class Description
VacuTherapies ™ are an incredible modality that can be added into any massage or health care practice. This 22 CE course includes education in theory and application of ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy, along with demonstration of both basic and advanced techniques and treatments using manual vacuum tools. ACE Massage Cupping™ greatly enhances the benefits of massage, decreases strain on the practitioner, and increases revenues through “add-on” services.
This ancient tool has been adapted for bodywork and is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions. ACE Massage Cupping™ is effective in addressing conditions such as: inflammation, tissue congestion, movement restrictions, scar tissue, chronic pain, and many pre and post-surgical conditions. It is also proven itself to be effective in athletic performance enhancement and medical weight loss programs, including bariatric surgery.
This versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. Used regularly, ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for our clients.

Materials Needed;  Please bring your table, linens, a hand towel, and lubricant.  Vacu-cups will be provided for your use.

About the Instructor

TBD

 

Pricing

Early registration ends October 11, 2019 so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $330| Regular: $550

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $550 | Regular: $770

Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks or credit cards.

Questions

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHAPTER OFFICE AT: 585-582-6208 OR OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.

Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.

Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.

Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

AMTA ​New ​York ​Chapter ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the ​Professions ​State ​Board ​for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#003)
and ​by ​the ​National ​Certification ​Board ​for ​Therapeutic ​Massage ​and ​Bodywork ​(NCBTMB) ​(#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes.  Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other NY licensed massage therapist.

 

Nov
16
Sat
The Pelvis and Its Floor- CLOSED-AT CAPACITY @ EPIC Place
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

We’re sorry due to the size of the room, we are at maximum capacity.  Please email the office (office@amta-ny.org) if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.  Thank you

When: ​ November 16-17, 2019
Time: ​ ​ 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: ​ EPIC Place  122 Main St.  New Paltz  12561
CE’s ​ 14
Instructor: George Russell

Description:

The integrity of the structures of the pelvis enable the support of all the organs– even the lungs and heart. The pelvis also serves as the link of legs to torso. It stabilizes and mobilizes that connection and balances both torso and skull.

A full understanding of the dynamics of the entire pelvic floor system and possible troublesome variables is crucial knowledge for any massage therapist.

This hands-on workshop will teach multiple approaches to diagnosing and treating disorders associated with pelvic floor function. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the roles of both practitioner and patient.

​ ​*****This ​is ​a ​hands ​on ​class ​and ​will ​require ​use ​of ​a ​massage ​table. ​ ​There ​are ​no ​tables ​available ​at ​this ​venue, ​you ​will ​have ​to ​bring ​one.*****

Instructor; George Russell
Dr. ​George ​Russell ​is ​a ​bodyworker, ​chiropractor, ​dancer, ​teacher ​and ​movement ​specialist. ​He ​teaches ​alignment, ​improvisational ​dance, ​and ​movement ​for ​actors, ​as ​well ​as ​many ​anatomy, ​technique ​and ​theory ​courses ​to ​bodyworkers, ​yoga ​practitioners, ​and ​other ​body-based ​therapists. ​Dr. ​Russell ​is ​a ​long-time ​student ​of ​Lyengaryoga, ​the ​Rosen ​Method, ​Alexander ​technique, ​energy ​medicine, ​the ​12 ​steps, ​Irene ​Dowd, ​and ​psychotherapy ​all ​inform ​his ​approach. ​Dr. ​Russell ​holds ​a ​master’s ​degree ​in ​Movement ​Studies ​from ​Wesleyan ​University ​and ​a ​summa ​cum ​laude ​doctorate ​from ​the ​University ​of ​Bridgeport.

Dr. ​Russell’s ​teaching ​philosophy ​is ​based ​on ​the ​idea ​that ​information ​is ​only ​useful ​when ​presented ​in ​the ​context ​of ​people’s ​lives ​and ​work. ​No ​information ​is ​presented ​without ​practical ​application, ​and ​spontaneity, ​humor, ​personal ​attention ​and ​warmth ​are ​central ​to ​his ​work. ​He ​has ​been ​teaching ​for ​35 ​years.

Teaching ​credits ​include ​ongoing ​supervision ​and ​seminars ​in ​his ​own ​office ​in ​New ​York ​City; ​the ​American ​Massage ​Therapy ​Association’s ​National ​Convention; ​Connecticut ​Center ​for ​Massage ​Therapy; ​the ​Swedish ​Institute ​(New ​York); ​Atlantic ​Theater ​Company ​(New ​York ​University); ​Kripalu ​Center; ​The ​New ​School; ​Wesleyan ​University; ​Vassar ​College; ​Rutgers ​University; ​Oceanside ​Yoga ​(Virginia ​Beach); ​Evolve ​Yoga ​(Annapolis); ​Rivertown ​Yoga; ​Yoga ​Teachers’ ​Association ​of ​Westchester, ​Tao ​Porchon ​Lynch’s ​Teacher ​Certification; ​Yoga ​to ​the ​People’s ​Certification ​Program; ​Yoga ​Sutra ​Philadelphia ​Teacher ​Training ​Program; ​Club ​Fit ​Katonah ​(Massage ​Therapy) ​and ​de ​Facto ​Dance ​Company, ​among ​other ​places.

Have ​Questions?
FOR ​MORE ​INFORMATION, ​CONTACT ​THE ​CHAPTER ​OFFICE ​AT: ​585-582-6208 ​OR ​OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early ​registration ​ends October 19, ​2019, ​so ​register ​today!

Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$210| ​Regular: ​$350

Non-Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$350​| ​Regular: ​$490

Payments ​of ​cash ​will ​not ​be ​accepted ​at ​the ​door ​- ​only ​checks ​or ​credit ​cards.

CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.

Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.

Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.

Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes.

AMTA ​New ​York ​Chapter ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the ​Professions ​State ​Board ​for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#003)
and ​by ​the ​National ​Certification ​Board ​for ​Therapeutic ​Massage ​and ​Bodywork ​(NCBTMB) ​(#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes.  Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other NY licensed massage therapist.

Dec
10
Tue
NY Fire Fighter Burn Center’s Holiday Event, CSMT Volunteer Opportunity @ New York Hospital
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

When: ​ Tuesday, December 10. 2019     8:30am ​- 1:30pm
Where: ​ New ​York ​Hospital
525 ​East ​68th ​Street
New ​York, ​New ​York ​ ​10021
Contact: ​Eve ​Bucca ​E: ​ ​ evebucca@gmail.com ​ ​ ​(914) ​907-5411
​In ​1975, ​two ​FDNY ​firefighters ​started ​the ​New ​York ​Fire ​Fighter’s ​Burn ​Center ​Foundation ​(NYFFBCF) ​and ​in ​conjunction ​with ​NY ​Hospital, ​began ​building ​a ​state-of-the ​art ​burn ​center ​for ​firefighters ​and ​the ​public. ​Please ​go ​to: ​nyffburncenter.com ​click ​”on ​about ​us” ​and ​click ​on ​their ​history ​and ​beginning.

> ​If ​you ​volunteer ​for ​this ​event, ​you ​will ​be ​welcomed ​with ​cheers ​and ​smiles.