Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® level one
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, developed these techniques, after apprenticing with Don Elijio Panti, the last of the Traditional Maya Shaman in Central America, where she has lived for over 30 years. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) incorporates massage, herbs, nutrition, meditation and emotional/spiritual healing into a holistic approach to wellness. Maya abdominal massage is a non-invasive, external massage that guides internal abdominal and pelvic organs into proper position. It is our experience that these techniques support digestive and reproductive health by restoring circulation and energy flow as well as reducing congestion and inflammation of the abdomen. It is effective for both women and men.
Portland, Oregon March 30th-April 1st. REGISTER
For specific questions regarding this workshop, you may reach me, Barbara Loomis, at 503-341-0663. This class is the prerequisite to the Professional Training.
What is Self-Care Training?
This training teaches you how to perform Abdominal Self-Care Massage. Additionally, we will discuss anatomy and physiology of the abdomen and pelvis, causes of a displaced uterus or swollen prostate, signs/symptoms, contraindications, emotional armoring, and supportive healing modalities. Our approach honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself and, as such, empowers participants with knowledge and tools that they can integrate into their daily life. Self-Care Training is an introductory workshop of the Arvigo Program; upon completion of this training, participants will be able to practice the Maya Abdominal Massage on themselves only. This workshop is the prerequisite for the Arvigo Institute’s Professional Training, which educates licensed practitioners on how to perform this technique on others.
Who may attend a Self-Care Workshop?
Anyone who experiences one or more symptoms of a displaced uterus such as painful periods, PMS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infertility, miscarriages, painful intercourse, incontinence, low back pain, difficult menopause, digestive problems, etc. Men who experience prostate pathologies or digestive problems benefit from this workshop as well. This course is also for those who are searching for a modality that assists the body holistically – physically, emotionally and spiritually. This modality is for all who desire to have a strengthened connection to intuition, inspiration and creativity.
May I take this class if I have an IUD? Yes, your instructor will show you modifications for the self-care massage. The lower belly massage can not be performed as usual with an IUD present. Make sure you tell the class instructor and assistants that you have an IUD.
May I take the class if I’m pregnant? Yes, If your pregnancy is advancing without complications. Your instructor will show you modifications for the self-care massage. Make sure you tell the class instructor and assistants that you are (or may be) pregnant. Lower belly massage can not be performed in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Please bring whatever makes you comfortable (protein snacks, pillows, etc).
Is this an approved continuing education class for PTs and NDs? No, with the varying degrees of requirements from state to state, it is too large of a task for the Arvigo Institute to take on and monitor. A certificate of completion and class hour transcripts will be given upon completion, but may not be honored by your PT or ND accrediting board.
What does my tuition cover? Your tuition covers about 18 hours of instruction, notebooks/handouts, a one-to-one 30-minute educational session with an Arvigo Practitioner. Gluten-free snacks provided. $40 of your tuition goes to the IxChel Foundation. The mission of the Ix Chel foundation is two-fold: support for the Belizian Traditional Healers, for the preservation of their knowledge and promotion of sustainable organic cultivation as a substitute for destruction and depletion of the rainforest.
Continuing Education / CEUS – Approved Provider for:
- Midwifery Education under Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) – 17 contact hours-PENDING Approval
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) – 17.5 CE hours
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) – 17 PDA pts
Do you offer scholarships or discounts? I do not have a scholarship program and I do not offer discounts. I have one price for everyone and I offer the fairest price that I can, given the expenses of teaching and organizing a class.
“What a soul-nourishing experience. There were physical, emotional, and spiritual teachings woven throughout which I found to be a wonderful way to learn-that way our entire BEING is included in the learning process.”
“I came to this class expecting a lecture in a sterile environment. Instead, I received all the information I was seeking (and more!) in a supporting, loving and nurturing environment. I never expected or imagined I would experience this program on such an emotional level. I am so grateful and honored to have experienced their presence. Such a wealth of knowledge and love! This was an amazing life-changing experience.”