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Alternative Animal Health Events & Workshops - USA and Canada - January - February 2013

The holidays are almost over and it’s soon time to go back to our “everyday lives” again. I hope you all got some rest and had a wonderful, cozy Christmas and will have a festive New Years. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2013!

As usual, if you know of an event that belongs on this list, please contact me and I will add it.

January is
- Walk Your Pet Month
- Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month

January 5 is National Bird Day
January 20 is National Penguin Awareness Day
January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22 is National Answer-Your-Cat’s-Questions Day

February is
- Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
- National Bird-Feeding Month
- Unchain a Dog Month
- National Prevent a Litter Month
- Pet Dental Health Month
- Responsible Animal Guardian Month
- National Cat Health Month

February 14 is National Pet Theft Awareness Day
February 27 is International Polar Bear Day
February 26 is Spay Day USA

ARIZONA

January 12-13: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Tucson, AZ
2-day workshop for horse owners where you learn how to use the Masterson Method to release tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Lisa Haldane

January 26-27: Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tucson, AZ
2-day hands-on workshop where you learn the basics of Jin Shin Jyutsu and how to use it with yourself and animals. Instructor: Adele Leas

February 1-4: Animal Reiki I & II, Sonoita, AZ
4-day course where you learn the basics of Reiki and how to use it with animals. Instructor: Linda Kingsbury

CALIFORNIA

January 5-6: Reiki I and Animal Reiki, Santa Rosa, CA
2-day workshop at BrightHaven where you learn the basics of Reiki and how to use it with animals. Instructor: Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source

January 15-18: Canine Craniosacral, Santa Cruz, CA
Four-day hands-on foundation at Morning Sun Ranch class where you learn the basics of craniosacral work for dogs. Instructor: Maureen Rogers of Equine Craniosacral Workshops.

January 19-20: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Palo Alto, CA
2-day workshop for horse owners at Stanford Red Barn where you learn how to use the Masterson Method of touch to release built-up tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Coralie Hughes

January 19-20: Animal Communication, Agoura, CA
2-day introductory workshop where you learn the basics of how to communicate with animals telepathically. Instructor: Carol Gurney

January 28: TTouch for Cats, Novato, CA
Half-day workshop (choose morning or afternoon) at the Marine Humane Society where you learn basic TTouch techniques for use with your cat. Instructor: Jodi Frediani

January 29 – February 1: Equine Craniosacral, Santa Cruz, CA
Four-day hands-on foundation class where you learn the basics of craniosacral work for horses. Instructor: Maureen Rogers of Equine Craniosacral Workshops.

COLORADO

January 14-15: Animal Reiki, Castle Rock, CO
2-day class where you learn the basics of Usui Reiki for animals. Instructor: Shelley Sheets of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM)

January 16-19 & February 11-14: Canine Massage Level 1, Castle Rock, CO
4-day canine massage certificate courses (with required pre and post course work). Instructor: Linda Aaron of RMSAAM

February 15-16: Reiki I & II, Golden, CO
2-day workshop where you learn and get certified in the first two levels of Reiki. Instructor: Anna Twinney

February 26: Intro to Animals and Essential Oils, Kaeru Studio, Littleton, CO,
1-day workshop where you learn about essential oils and how to use them with animals. Also includes an intro to applied kinesiology. Instructor: Frances Cleveland

FLORIDA

January 15 & February 21: Animal Communication, Boynton Beach, FL
Evening workshops at The Crystal Garden where you learn the basics of how to communicate with animals. Instructor: Vicki Beane Mitchell

January 19-20: Learn to Massage Your Dog, Sarasota, FL
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of canine massage as well as massage techniques specifically for canine athletes. Taught by Abundant Life Massage

January 26: Pookie’s RescueFest & C.A.T.’s Rescue for the Rescues, Maitland, FL
The 5th annual rescue fest features free classes in (among other things) alternative therapies for animals for volunteers and staff of animal rescues, sanctuaries and shelters, as well as anyone who has adopted a rescued animal. Taught by Jo Maldonado of Centers for Animal Therapies/C.A.T.

February 8-10: Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure, St. Cloud, FL
3-day workshop where you learn how to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol as well as the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and theories and how they relate to acupressure. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

February 9-10: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Brandenton, FL
2-day workshop for horse owners at Spanish Legacy Andalusians where you learn the basics of the Masterson Method of touch. Instructor: Marie Riley

February 9-10: Animal Communication, Boynton Beach, FL
2-day beginner to advanced animal communication workshop at The Crystal Garden. Instructor: Joan Ranquet

February 11-14: Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2, St. Cloud, FL
Learn about meridians and key acupressure points, specific point work and how imbalances can cause health problems. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

February 16: Intro to Canine Massage, Sarasota, FL
1-day hands-on workshop where you learn about the benefits of dog massage as well as different strokes and techniques. Taught by Abundant Life Massage

February 16-17: Animal Communication, Sarasota, FL
2-day workshop where you learn how to communicate with animals. Instructor: Mary Getten

HAWAII

February 4-9: TTouch for You and Your Dog, Kailua, Kona, HI
6-day retreat where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it on yourself and your dog(s). Class fee also includes a dolphin swim and banquet. Instructor: Linda Tellington-Jones

February 24 – March 2: Tellington TTouch Method for Horses, Kailua, Kona, HI
6-day retreat where you learn the basics of TTouch for horses. Fee also includes a dolphin swim and a banquet. Instructor: Linda Tellington-Jones

ILLINOIS

February 23-25: TTEAM Clinic for Horses, Crystal Lake, IL
Three-day workshop at Castle Ridge Keep where you learn the basics of TTEAM, the Tellington TTouch method for horses. Instructor: Edie Jane Eaton

MARYLAND

January 12: Animal Reiki Alliance New Year Celebration, Baltimore, MD
Annual event open to the public, featuring Pamela Panneton, Andean Shamanism Teacher, Reiki Master and Crystal Expert, a Reiki burning bowl ceremony and more. Hosted by Animal Reiki Alliance

January 25-27: World of Pets Expo, Timonium, MD
3-day event featuring various demonstrations and workshops, including animal Reiki, TTouch, animal communication and more

January 27: Animal Reiki, Timonium, MD
Two-hour (10 am – 12 noon) animal Reiki workshop at the World of Pets expo. Instructor: Kathleen Lester of Animal Reiki Alliance

February 2: Animal Reiki Level 1, Catonsville, MD
One-day beginning animal Reiki workshop at the Community College of Baltimore County. Instructor: Kathleen Lester of Animal Reiki Alliance

February 3: Animal Communication, Towson, MD
One-day workshop where you learn the basics of how to communicate with animals. Instructor: Janet Jackson

MASSACHUSETTS

January 6: Introduction to Canine Massage, Southbridge, MA
Afternoon hands-on workshop at Lively Paws Fitness where you learn the basics of how to massage your dog and other pets. Instructor: Lisa Ruthig of Lively Dog

January 12: Animal Massage Open House, Worcester, MA
Open house from 2pm to 3pm at Doggone U (Bancroft School of Massage Therapy) where you can see a small animal massage demo, and find out about the small animal and equine massage certification programs and continuing education classes

February 17: TTouch for Dogs and other Companion Animals, Lenox, MA
One-day hands-on workshop where you learn the basics of how to use TTouch with companion animals. Instructor: Leea Foran

MINNESOTA

January 10: Health & Healing Options for Your Canine Athletes, Ham Lake, MN
Evening seminar at Canine Crossing where you learn about the health benefits of chiropractic and massage for your animal companions. Presenters: Dr. Stacy Heim of Rhythm of Life Animal Chiropractic and Jenny Gott of Animal Intuition

January 23: Using Essential Oils With Animals, Edina, MN
Evening workshop at Ruff House where you learn about essential oils and how to use them with animals for a variety of health issues. Instructor: Jenny Gott of Animal Intuition

January 26: Animal Communication, Minneapolis, MN
Introductory workshop where you learn the basics of how to communicate with animals. Instructor: Jenny Gott of Animal Intuition

February 7: Using Essential Oils With Animals, Ham Lake, MN
Evening workshop at Canine Crossing where you learn about essential oils and how to use them with animals. Instructor: Jenny Gott of Animal Intuition

NEW JERSEY

January 26: Animal Communication, Morristown, NJ
Learn the basics of animal communication at this one-day workshop. Instructor: Anne Angel

NEW YORK

February 1-3: Animal Healing and Communication, New York, NY
3-day class at the Open Center where you learn about animal chakras, energy healing, how to read and help heal an animal’s energy system, and more. Instructor: Margrit Coates

NORTH CAROLINA

January 11-14: Equine Healing Techniques, Pilot Mountain, NC
Part one of a three-session course at Crossing Rivers Ranch where you learn the basics of a variety of natural healing techniques, including bodywork, myofasical, homeopathy, flower essences, herbal therapy, cranio sacral and more. Instructor: Sandy Siegrist of Hand in Hand

February 9-10: Animal Communication, Gastonia, NC
2-day introductory workshop where you learn the basics of how to communicate with animals telepathically. Instructor: Carol Gurney

OHIO

February 14-18: PetMassage Foundation Workshop, Toledo, OH
4-day foundation workshop where you learn the basics of animal massage, including anatomy, physiology, ethics and marketing. Taught by PetMassage, Ltd.

PENNSYLVANIA

January 5-6: Animal Communication, York, PA
2-day beginner to advanced animal communication workshop. Instructor: Joan Ranquet

TEXAS

January 19-20: Metaphysical Healing Expo, Houston, TX
2-day event featuring lectures and demonstrations, including a talk on animal communication and presentation on holistic animal care by Kim Shotola of The Lightfoot Way

February 9: Basic Animal Communication, Houston, TX
Learn the basics of how to telepathically communicate with animals. Instructor: Allison Culver of The Lightfoot Way

February 16-17: Multidimensional Transformation, Houston, TX
Learn about Multidimensional Healing and how to use the technique with humans and animals. The class covers chakras, energy work, how to work with angels, Shamballa meditations, and more. Instructor: Kim Shotola of The Lightfoot Way

WASHINGTON

January 11-12: Reiki Level 1, Seattle, WA
Learn the basics of Reiki and how to use it with both humans and animals. Instructor: Rose De Dan of Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

January 18-20: Animal Communication, Carnation, WA
3-day beginner to advanced animal communication workshop. Instructor: Joan Ranquet

January 19: Animal Reiki I, Vashon Island, WA
One-day workshop where you learn the basics of Reiki and how to use it with animals. Instructor: Lola Michelin of Northwest School of Animal Massage

February 2: Fundamentals of Animal Massage, Vashon Island, WA
One-day workshop where you learn the basics of animal massage. Instructor: Lola Michelin of Northwest School of Animal Massage

February 9: TTouch for Cats, Seattle, WA
1-day workshop at the Seattle Humane Society where you learn Tellington TTouch techniques to use with cats. Instructor: Lori Stevens

CANADA

ALBERTA
February 16-21 Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Calgary, AB
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner course where you learn how to use TTouch with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Kathy Cascade

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