a Full week at massage school

This is / has been quite the week!

Fellow participants (students here with me): I have never been a part of a group of higher consciousness individuals – in terms of knowledge of herbalism, nutrition, diet, yoga, etc. Yes there are 4 students who are 24 or younger, but they too are incredible! If this is the upcoming generation for this planet – there is definitely a LOT of hope!

There are people here who can’t eat gluten and a couple who can’t do gluten or dairy. Therefore I am amazed at what they are preparing food-wise. I never knew gluten free cookies / baked goods / quesadillas could taste so delicious!

Oral exams: There are 3 parts – the first part is over (everyone passed the first or second time). 1st part – acu-point identification. 2nd part we are doing now (I am sitting in on the person before me now, meaning I will start tomorrow or Monday). It is assessment – we must accurately take Chinese medicine pulses (of the 12 meridians), chart the pulses, look at client complaints and then formulate a treatment plan for the teacher. Each part 2 oral exam takes about 1.5 hours – which is split during breakfast break and lunch break, meaning one person might be going for 2 days… I am learning a ton though!

Part 3 orals will be all about Traditional Chinese medicine philosophy and those will take about 2-3 hours / person!

We are flying through Physiology. Considering we study it about 1.5 hours / day, I’m pretty sure we are going much faster than a typical Anatomy and Physiology class! I am so so thankful that I have those A & P classes under my belt – because that is what is allowing me to have the time to write this email.

We are now doing solar Qigong – drawing Chi from the Sun (and more). My bone marrow or tendon cleansing Qigong is still producing heat really quickly. It’s nice to have that resource.

Plus when I am in my qigong foundations and giving acupressure or shiatsu sessions, if I imagine light streaming out of my finger tips, my clients always report incredible movement of Chi through their bodies.

Speaking of clients – the practicum participants who join us give us excellent advice. They basically have to say something constructively critical – and most of the people who attend are very energetically sensitive meaning I have been learning a ton from them! It is like attending a mindfulness meditation teacher training blended with a Toastmaster’s class fused with a yoga teacher training class… if that is possible.

Pretty soon we will be teaching a Kundalini Yoga class to the group (we each have to do one) and we will be learning a new form of Tai Chi very soon.

More to follow soon!

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Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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