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Boundaries | From the Ground Up

“Principle is explained from the top down, while training is sought
after from the bottom up, and this is just the way things are.”
– Issai Chozanshi, The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts

We’ll be looking at boundaries in a very physical, tangible way. Finding your center, moving from center, and maintaining your space while in contact with another person – using models, techniques, and exercises from the Chinese internal arts realm.

This class is geared toward LMTs (and other bodyworkers) – but all are welcome. No bodywork or tai chi experience is needed. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside. But inside or out, you’ll need a well fit N95 or better respirator. This work is up close and personal.


Continuing Education details
Cultural Competency – We’ll be using anatomical understandings/models of the body from the Chinese neigong (“internal strength”/”internal skill”) view. In addition to learning a (possibly) new model, there are also some terms we’ll be using (dantian, kua gen, etc) that don’t really translate well into English. 

Boundaries – The bulk of the class will focus on maintaining your own space while interacting with another person – developing confident, competent touch without being invasive.

Body Mechanics – Necessary for understanding and maintaining boundaries, side effects include (but are not limited to): easier application of force, gentler release of pressure, less wear and tear on your body, career longevity, strengthening of the tendons and ligaments. 


Jim Madras (OR LMT 7853) and
Erica Anderson (who is celebrating 20 years of internal martial arts work!)

Pre-registration required
$125 for 5 CEs

Sunday April 21, 2024
10am – 4pm, with an hour lunch break
N95 or better required for this work

1 hour Cultural Competency
4 hours Ethics, Communications, Boundaries

3575 Donald Street, Suite 260 (Tamarack Building)