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Complementary Animal Health Classes & Workshops: USA and Canada September - October 2013

As always, if you are holding, or know of, a workshop that belongs on this list, let us know, and we will add it.

September
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Happy Healthy Cat MonthElephant
National Service Dog Month

September 4 – National Wildlife Day
September 8 – National Pet Memorial Day
September 15-21 – National Farm Animals Awareness Week
September 15-21 – National Dog Week
September 17-25 – Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
September 21 – National Coastal Cleanup Day
September 21 – AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 21 – International Red Panda Day
September 22 – Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22-28 – Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 22-28 – Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 28 – World Rabies Day

October
Adopt a Dog month (American Humane Association)
Adopt a Shelter Dog month (ASPCA)
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Pet Wellness Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day
October 1 – 7 – National Walk Your Dog Week
October 2 – World Farm Animals Day
October 4 – World Animal Day
October 4 – St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day & Blessing of the Animals
October 9 – National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 13-19 – National Veterinary Technician Week
October 13-19 – National Wildlife Refuge Week
October 13-19 – National Wolf Awareness Week
October 16 – National Feral Cat Day
October 20 – International Sloth Day
October 21 – Reptile Awareness Day
October 26 – National Pit Bull Awareness Day
October 29 – National Cat Day

 

ARIZONA

October 11-13: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Scottsdale, AZ
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Madeleine Ferbal

CALIFORNIA

September 7-8: Introduction to Equine Acupressure, Penn Valley, CA
2-day class at Penn Valley Equine Aquatics where you learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and theories and how they relate to acupressure, as well as how to perform an acupressure treatment protocol. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

September 19: Acupressure for Animals, Berkeley, CA
Workshop at Holistic Hound where you learn about acupressure and techniques for common ailments. Instructor: Graham Quigley

September 21-22: Animal Communication, Agoura, CA
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of animal communication. Instructor: Carol Gurney

September 23-26: Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2, Littleton, CO
4-day workshop where you learn about meridians and key acupressure points, how imbalances can cause health problems, and specific point work. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

September 27-29: Equine Myofascial Release I, San Marcos, CA
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of Equine Myofascial Release. Instructor: Tamara Thomas

September 28-29: Introduction to Animal Communication, San Diego, CA
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of animal communication. Instructor: Lauren McCall of The Integrated Animal

September 30 – October 17: Equine Body Worker Certification Course, The Sea Ranch, CA
3-week Equinology certification retreat course at The Sea Ranch Stables. Taught by Equinology

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

October 10-13: Canine Craniosacral, Sunnyvale, CA
Four-day introductory class where you learn about craniosacral therapy and how to use it with dogs and other small animals. Instructor: Sally Morgan

October 17-20: Equine CranioSacral Level 1, Ione, CA
4-day class where you learn the basics of CranioSacral therapy for horses. Instructor: Tracy Vroom

COLORADO

September 5-8 & October 3-6: Canine Massage Level 1, Castle Rock, CO
4-day certificate massage courses (with pre and post course work). Instructor: Lynn Daniels of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM)

September 6-11: Introduction to TTouch For Companion Animals, Littleton, CO
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner class where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Kathy Cascade

September 10-14 & October 8-12: Equine Massage Level 1, Littleton, CO
5-day equine massage certificate classes (pre and post course work required). Instructor: Theresa Gagnon of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM)

September 11: Tuning Forks and Animals, Littleton, CO
One-day introductory class where you learn how to use tuning forks with small and large animals. Instructor: Sally Morgan

September 12-15: Canine Craniosacral, Littleton, CO
Four-day introductory class at Happy Dog Ranch where you learn about craniosacral therapy and how to use it with dogs and other small animals. Instructor: Sally Morgan

September 12-18: Animal Acupressure Level 1, Longmont, CO
7-day class where you learn the basics of acupressure and how to use it with small and large animals. Instructor: Beth Pelosa of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM)

September 14-15: Camelidynamics Basics Clinic, Golden, CO
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of Camelidynamics (TTouch for camelids). Instructor: Marty McGee Bennett

September 20-21: 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)

September 21-22: Introduction to Equine or Small Animal Acupressure, Littleton, CO
2-day workshop where you learn how to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol as well as the basics of the concepts and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to acupressure. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

September 21-22: Animal Communication, Denver, CO
2-day beginner to advanced animal communication workshop. Instructor: Joan Ranquet

September 22: Animal Communication, Littleton, CO
1-day animal communication workshop at Happy Dog Ranch. Instructor: Anna Twinney

September 28 & October 8: Intro to Working with Animals and Essential Oils, Kaeru Studio, Littleton, CO,
1-day workshops where you learn the basics of essential oils and how to use them with animals. Also includes an intro to applied kinesiology. Instructor: Frances Cleveland

October 12: Animal Communication Level 1, Castle Rock, CO
1-day animal communication workshop at Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. Instructor: Anna Twinney

FLORIDA

September 3-6 & October 1-4: Canine Massage Level 1, Cape Coral, FL
4-day canine massage certificate class. Instructor: Kelly Legarreta of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage

September 21-22: Learn to Massage your Dog, Sarasota, FL
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of canine massage. Taught by Abundant Life Massage

September 26-29: Jin Shin Jyutsu, Destin & Freeport, FL
4-day hands-on workshop where you learn the basics of Jin Shin Jyutsu and how to use it with both yourself and animals. Instructor: Adele Leas

October 26: Reiki I, Mims, FL
1-day workshop at the Wild Horse Rescue Center where you learn the basics Reiki and how to use it with horses. Instructor: Jo Maldonado

IDAHO

October 3-6: Answering the Call of the Wild, Driggs, ID
Four-day event at Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary where you learn how to connect and communicate with animals. Led by Rose De Dan of Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

ILLINOIS

September 21-22: Introduction to Small Animal Acupressure, Chicago, IL
2-day workshop at For your K9 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: Kathi Soukup of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

September 21-22: TTouch for Dogs, Chicago, IL
2-day Tellington TTouch workshop where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it with dogs. Instructor: Lori Stevens

October 9: Canine Massage 101, Lakeview, IL
One-day workshop where you learn the basics of canine massage and how to use it with your own dog. Instructor: Denise Theobald of Canine Massage Chicago

October 10: Canine Massage 101, Oak Park, IL
One-day workshop where you learn the basics of canine massage and how to use it with your own dog. Instructor: Denise Theobald of Canine Massage Chicago

October 18-20: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Chicago, IL
3-day class where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Kim Thornton

IOWA

October 5-6: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Fairfield, IA
Weekend workshop at Wallace Ranch where you learn how to read and use the responses of the horse and how to use the Masterson Method of touch to release built-up tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Jim Masterson

MAINE

October 19-20: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Buxton, ME
Weekend hands-on seminar where you learn how to use the Masterson Method of touch with your horse. Instructor: Coralie Hughes

MARYLAND

September 6-8: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Annapolis, MD
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Mary Beth Genter

September 20-25: Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Rockville, MD
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner course where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Edie Jane Eaton

October 19-20: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Harwood, MD
2-day weekend workshop at Obligation Farm where you learn how to use the Masterson Method to release tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Marie Riley

MINNESOTA

October 4-6: TTouch for Horses, Nerstrand, MN
3-day workshop at Erika’s Equine where you learn about Tellington TTouch and how to use it with horses. Instructor: Edie Jane Eaton

October 12-17: Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Bloomington, MN
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner course where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Edie Jane Eaton

NEW MEXICO

October 26-27: EPR for Horse & Rider, Santa Fe, NM
Foundation class where you learn how to integrate non-force Equine Positional Release exercises with Ortho-Bionomy techniques. Instructor: Zarna Carter of the Equine Postural Release Institute

NORTH CAROLINA

September 28 – October 3: Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Chapel Hill, NC
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner training where you learn TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Debby Potts

October 11-13: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Raleigh, NC
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Kim Thornton

OHIO

September 26-30: PetMassage Foundation Workshops, Toledo, OH
4-day foundation workshops where you learn the basics of animal massage, anatomy, physiology, ethics and marketing. Taught by PetMassage, Ltd.

September 27-29: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Columbus, OH
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Mary Beth Genter

October 4-6: Introduction to Equine Acupressure, Nelsonville, OH
3-day class at Hocking College where you learn the basics of the concepts and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to acupressure, as well as how to perform a complete acupressure treatment protocol. Taught by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

October 19: Animals in Spirit/Crystals for Animals, Toledo, OH
1-day workshop at PetMassage Training and Research Institute where you learn how to use healing crystals with animals and also about communicating with pets that have passed on. Instructor: Jeanna Billings

October 20: Canine Chakras, Toledo, OH
1-day workshop at PetMassage Training and Research Institute where you learn about chakras, how to use a pendulum to find them and techniques to balance them. Instructor: Letha Cupp

October 24-29: Equine Massage Level 1, Synergy Farm, Circleville, OH
6-day class where you learn the basics of equine massage as well as equine muscle anatomy, general equine wellness, and several different massage techniques. Taught by Integrated Touch Therapy

OREGON

October 5-6: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Bend, OR
Weekend workshop at Wallace Ranch where you learn how to use the Masterson Method of touch to release built-up tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Vanessa Helvey

October 5-15: Small Animal Acupressure Intensive Program, Hood River, OR
11-day intensive acupressure certification hands-on course for qualified animal practitioners (massage therapists, vet techs, rehab techs, vets, etc.). Pre-course work required. Instructor: Kim Bauer of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

PENNSYLVANIA

September 20-22: Photonic Level 1, New Milford, PA
Three-day course where you learn the basics of Photonic red light therapy for horses. Taught by Photonic Health

October 4-6: Holistic Horse Works, Waymart, PA
Workshop at Son America Stables with April Battles of Holistic Horse Works where you can either learn hands-on or observe her healing technique which incorporates massage, Reiki, bio-energy therapy, kinesiology, nutritional therapy, holistic management, communication and love

October 18-20: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Philadelphia, PA
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Mary Beth Genter

TEXAS

September 8: Canine Massage, Houston, TX
1-day workshop where you learn the basics of animal massage and how to use it with your dog. Instructor: Kim Shotola of The Lightfoot Way

September 21: Nutrition and Muscle Testing, Houston, TX
One-day workshop where you learn how to use kinesiology (muscle testing) to discover allergies and determine which food and topical products best suit your animal (and yourself). Also learn how to select the right diet and supplements for your pet, and ways to use proper nutrition to help resolve health issues. Instructor: Allison Culver of The Lightfoot Way

October 17-22: Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Pflugerville, TX
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner course where you learn the basics of TTouch and how to use it with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Linda Tellington-Jones

October 25-27: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Dallas, TX
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Kim Thornton

UTAH

October 27: Aromatherapy for Animals, Kanab, UT
1-day workshop at Best Friends Animal Society where you learn about essential oils and how to use them with animals. Instructor: Joni Sorita

VERMONT

September 5-6 & 9-10: Tellington TTouch, Marlboro, VT
Tellington TTouch presentation, celebrating our animals’ lives, and consultations at Camp Gone to the Dogs. Presenter: Barbara Janelle

September 27-29: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Burlington, VT
3-day workshop where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Madeleine Ferbal

VIRGINIA

September 21-22: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Suffolk, VA
2-day weekend workshop at HorseSpa Farm where you learn how to use the Masterson Method to release tension and stress in your horse. Instructor: Marie Riley

WASHINGTON

September 7-13: Equine Natural Movement Level 1, Battle Ground, WA
Weeklong equine natural movement class both for those who want to work on their own horses as well as those who wish to become certified practitioners. Taught at the Equine Natural Movement School

September 13-15: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Olympia, WA
3-day hands-on class where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Madeleine Ferbal

September 23-28: Equine MLT, Vashon Island, WA
6-day certification course where you learn Manual Ligament Therapy™ and how to use it with horses. Instructor: Lola Michelin of Northwest School of Animal Massage

September 25 – October 4: Canine Hydrotherapy, Sequim, WA
Canine hydrotherapy course, level 1 and 2 combined, at La Paw Spa. Instructor: Cindy Horsfall

October 6: 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

October 11-13: Animal Communication, Carnation, WA
3-day beginner to advanced animal communication workshop. Instructor: Joan Ranquet

October 26-27: Camelidynamics Basics Clinic, Prosser, WA
2-day workshop at Sage Bluff Alpacas where you learn the basics of Camelidynamics (TTouch for camelids). Instructor: Marty McGee Bennett

WISCONSIN

September 27-29: Small Animal Anatomy, Grafton, WI
Learn canine and feline anatomy, first aid, CPR and acupressure techniques for shock and trauma. Instructor: W. Bruce Bregenzer of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork

October 19: Introduction to Vibrational Modalities for Animals, Grafton, WI
Learn about various vibrational healing modalities and how to use them with animals. Instructor: W. Bruce Bregenzer of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork

WYOMING

September 14-15: Masterson Method™ Massage Seminar, Pavillion, WY
2-day workshop where you learn how to use the Masterson Method to release tension and stress in your horse. Instructors: Lisa Haldane and Vanessa Helvey

CANADA

ALBERTA
September 6-8: Equine Touch, AB
2-day hands-on class where you learn the basics of equine touch. Instructor: Raian Kaiser

September 7 – October 6: Equine Massage, Edmonton, AB
Extended 25-day hands-on equine massage course at Whitemud Equine Centre. Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre

September 13-17: Equine Myofascial Release Level 1, Calgary, AB
5-day course where you learn the basics of equine myofascial release. Instructor: Ruth Mitchell-Golladay

September 14-15: Intro to TTouch and Connected Riding, Red Deer, AB
2-day workshop where you learn the basics of Tellington TTouch for horses as well as connected riding. Instructor: Sue Falkner-March

September 19-22: Principles of Saddle Fitting and Shoeing Dynamics, Calgary, AB
4-day clinic where you learn how to select the right saddle, problems caused by the wrong saddle, and the anatomy, functions and issues of the foot. Instructor: Kerry Ridgway, DVM

September 19-22: Canine Myofascial Release Level 1, Calgary, AB
4-day course where you learn the basics of canine myofascial release. Instructor: Ruth Mitchell-Golladay

September 20-22: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Calgary, AB
3-day course where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Kim Thornton

October 21-29: Equine Body Worker Certification Course, Calgary, AB
9-day Equinology certification course. Instructor: Tina Watkins of Equinology

October 7-13: Equine Massage, Medicine Hat, AB
Week-long course at Magotiaux Farm where you learn the basics of equine massage. Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre

MANITOBA
September 12-16: Holistic Horse Works, Portage la Prairie, MB
Workshop at Roycan’s Country Haven with April Battles of Holistic Horse Works where you can either learn hands-on or observe her healing technique which incorporates massage, Reiki, bio-energy therapy, kinesiology, nutritional therapy, holistic management, communication and love

ONTARIO
September 14-15: Touch Associated Clicker Training, Toronto, ON
2-day workshop at Speaking of Dogs where you learn the basics of TACT, a combination of massage therapy and clicker training. Instructors: Julie Robitaille and Emma Parsons

September 30 – October 3: Canine Body Worker Certification Course Part A, Clinton, ON
The first half of the Caninology certification course for those who prefer to complete the course in two separate parts. Instructor: Beverly Adams of Caninology

October 4-8: Canine Body Worker Certification Course Part B, Clinton, ON
The second half of the Caninology certification course for those who prefer to complete the course in two separate parts. Instructor: Beverly Adams of Caninology

QUEBEC
September 27-29: Healing Touch for Animals Level 1, Quebec, QC
3-day class where you learn the basics of The Komitor Healing Method for small and large animals. Instructor: Carol Komitor

October 19-20: TTouch For Companion Animals, Rupert, QC
Weekend workshop where you learn the basics of TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Lucie Leclerc

October 19-24: Introduction to TTouch for Companion Animals, Rupert, QC
Six-day introductory and ongoing practitioner course where you learn how to use TTouch with dogs, cats and other companion animals. Instructor: Edie Jane Eaton

SASKATCHEWAN
October 14-20: Equine Massage, Saskatoon, SK
Week-long class at Maple Heights Farm where you learn the basics of equine massage. Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre

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