This 2 and 1/2 day class prepares the student to perform The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® on him/herself only. Additionally, this class is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Professional Training. Self-Care Training covers anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned organs and demonstrates self-care techniques. Self-Care also addresses herbal, nutritional, spiritual and emotional support for the massage techniques to ensure comprehensive understanding of the modality and how it contributes to wellness. Self-Care Training workshops are conducted by a Certified Arvigo® Self-Care Instructor. Prerequisites: Anyone may register for this class. No prior training or licensing is required.
Professional Care Training ~ Level 2
This 5 and 1/2 day class follows Self-Care Training to develop the skill required for professional practitioners to apply the Arvigo® Techniques to clients in their practices. This course applies a multi-system approach (anatomy and physiology, lymph, circulatory, etc.) in demonstrating bodywork techniques, addressing herbal and nutritional support, and spiritual and emotional support. Practice development, discussion of clinical challenges, and ongoing support are important activities of this training. Prerequisites: Prior to attending this class, a student must have successfully completed the Self-Care Training, and must be a licensed health care practitioner. Licensed health care practitioners may include, for example, massage therapists, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths, accupuncturists, nurses, physicians, etc.
Certification Training ~ Level 3
This 4 and 1/2 day training reviews and evaluates case studies, specific bodywork techniques, and refines approaches and techniques to prepare Certified Arvigo® Practitioners. During this training, individual technique is evaluated by Dr. Arvigo. Peer review, practice development, and further in-depth training and education are included. Students will be certified to practice The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® following successful completion of this class and approval of all requirements by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. Prerequisites: Candidates who have successfully completed Professional Care Training, submitted the required number of case studies and are current members of the Maya Arvigo International Association (MAIA) are eligible to attend this training.
Modern medicine is beginning to understand the healing wisdom of ancient cultures. The link between many physical illnesses is connected with unresolved emotional stress and distress. This workshop addresses the causes and treatment of chu'lel (life force) and four major spiritual illnesses of the Maya: susto (fright), pesar (grief), tristeza (sadness), and invidia (envy), and the uses of healing techniques such as prayer, herbal bathing, and incense. Arvigo® Spiritual Healing practitioners have completed one or both of the Arvigo Institute classes in Maya Spiritual Healing with Dr. Arvigo who studied more than thirty years with various traditional healers in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.These timeless and gentle methods assist with healing the emotional and spiritual residue of traumatic life events. These may include fright (Susto), grief (Pesar), sadness (Tristessa), chronic anger (Courage) and envy (Invidia).