As a member of the general public you can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites. You can either audit classes or take them for credit. Most are 11-week classes, held on weekdays, and are available through the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to register, please call (425) 602-3010, send email, or download, print out and mail in the registration form (.pdf) to "Attn: Mike Hall, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966."

Shinrin Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing)

COURSE DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 8, 2022- 9:00am - 12:00pm PST COURSE NOTES This course is held in-person at our Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Participants should plan to meet at the gazebo located behind the main campus building. CANVAS CLASSROOM By registering for the course, you are given access to a Canvas classroom. This is optional, but it will hold any resources and links discussed in class, and you will need to access it to complete your post-course evaluation and competency quiz (if you want to receive a certificate of completion). Please check your email following registration for access instructions. For any issues related to Canvas access, please email us at continuinged@bastyr.edu [continuinged@bastyr.edu] About the Course Forest immersion puts you in a more calm and relaxed state. Simply being in contact with nature has been found to lower pulse rate and blood pressure, increase parasympathetic (calming) nerve charge, and lower sympathetic (stressful) charge. This in turn improves the quality of one's life, affecting sleep, mood, energy level, immune function, and resistance to disease. This 3-hour course explores the research informing different methods of facilitated adaptation and teaches the practices of Shinrin Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), Earthing/grounding, and Grazing. Participants will have their vitals taken before and after and are encouraged to participate in trail walking at a leisurely pace. Course Learning Objectives & Goals · Understand the biochemical advantages of trees and plants and being around them · Understand the health impacts of stress, excess screen time, lack of physical movement, and nature deficit · Practice quieting the mind and refocusing on the present moment, as well as feeling awestruck with natural wonder. Practice, practice, practice... · Experience how the senses of taste and touch affect breath and energy level · Experience before and after measurements of personal stress markers, including blood pressure, heart and breathing rate and general well-being. COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS (IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION) * You must attend the in-person class held at BU Kenmore. * You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass. * You must complete the course evaluation. What to Bring * Wear comfortable layered clothing, a hat and shoes appropriate to the weather. * Bring a water bottle. * Prepare to part with your phones and devices during the entire class. About the Instructor [https://bastyr.edu/sites/default/files/styles/3-column/public/images/Faculty/Jenn-Dazey.jpg]Dr. Jenn Dazey grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she became proficient with the edible and medicinal world around her. A practicing herbalist, farmer, teacher, and sculptor, Jenn has connected thousands of people with the patterns of living systems that sustain them, from the molecular to the infinite. Chair of Botanical Medicine and core faculty at Bastyr University, she aims to shift the paradigm of healing toward resiliency, responsibility, and diversity of all things. Her private practice in Monroe, WA, centers on adaptive botanical medicine, which may include teas and tinctures or grazing on the buds of trees and bathing in herbal infusions. She has worked as an herbalist in private consulting since 2003, and as a primary care physician since 2008, and regularly appears on television and print media. Specializing in adjunctive cancer care, mushrooms and sea vegetables, she also dedicates her time to water conservation, land management, and community service. At Bastyr University, Dr. Dazey teaches herbal materia medica and clinical herbalism to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as organic gardening, soil ecology, seed saving, and biointensive IPM, field studies in seaweeds, mushrooms, and botanical ID in Costa Rica and Peru, as well as locally and in the San Juan Islands. Dr. Dazey has also designed passive living systems to include water filtration and revitalization, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, thermodynamic exchangers and mass heaters, and also loves to sculpt giant sand castles for fun. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information]

Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 1 (October 2022)

Course Notes Dates & Time: Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Sunday, October 9, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m CEU Credits:21 CEUs Please Note:This is alive courseheld at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. PerBastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies, all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof before being allowed on campus. If participants are not vaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the session start date may be accepted. Masks will be required at all times on campus. A representative from the Continuing Education department will contact attendees prior to the start date to confirm vaccine status and approve you for attendance. Prerequisites Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields. Course Description The fascial system and its critical role in health and well-being will be discussed, from the specific to the whole body (including the membranes of the head). You will learn to recognize and assess the craniosacral rhythm at various points in the body, and to use it as an assessment tool. Learn to perform the still-point technique and dural tube glide, and explore the role of these techniques in normalizing tensions throughout the body. Additionally, we will cover the importance of the various membranes within the craniosacral system, including ways to assess restriction within the membrane system, and recognize its implications on general well-being and health. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. There are 23 in-class hours plus 5-10 hours of pre-reading assignments. Health care practitioners who complete Level 1 may immediately incorporate these techniques in their practice, as well as go on to take Levels 2 and 3. Course Objectives * Describe the function of the fascia. * Treat fascial restrictions unsing direction of energy technique. * Assess and treat restrictions in the muscles, joints and extremities. * Assess and treat restrictions for the body diaphragms. * Describe the basic elements of the craniosacral (CS) system, including the meninges and cranial membranes. * Assess the CS rhythm. * Induce a still point in the CVS rhythm. * Describe the structure and function of the tentorium and falx. * Assess and release the tentorum using the sphenoid and temporal bones. * Assess and release the falx using the frontal and parietal bones. * Describe the structure and function of the sacral base. * Release the joints of the sacral base (sacroiliac and lumbo-sacral). * Perform a dural tube glide. * Assess when it is appropriate to make referrals to other health care or mental health professionals. CEU Credits:(21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions:) * ND (licensed in WA) * ND (licensed in OR) (pending) * MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA) * ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA) * LAc - NCCAOM PDAs (pending) * LMT - NCBTMB CEs * PT & OT (licensed in WA) (pending) Interested in the Full Certificate Program?Here is what is required: Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 Supervised Practice Sessions: Attend a minimum of 10 practice sessions (total of 20 hours) Two-Way Trades: Complete at least 10 trades with another participant (total of 20 hours) Client Treatment Sessions:Complete a minimum of 100 hours Personal Treatment Sessions: Receive craniosacral treatments from a Certified Practicioner (minimum of 10 hours) Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher Textbook Requirements * Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy(Links to an external site.) [https://bookstore.bastyr.edu/products/rhythm-and-touch?_pos=1&_sid=0e5dd8a34&_ss=r], by Anthony Arnold. * An Integrative Approach to Craniosacral Therapy - Fascial Connection(Links to an external site.) [https://bookstore.bastyr.edu/products/an-integrative-approach-to-craniosacral-therapy-fascial-connection?_pos=1&_sid=7be10cdbe&_ss=r], by Faith Christensen and Masahiro Takakura. * Pocket Anatomy and Physiology(Links to an external site.) [https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Anatomy-Physiology-Shirley-Jones/dp/0803656580/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Pocket+Anatomy+and+Physiology&qid=1637188389&sr=8-1], by Shirley A. Jones (for CST Levels 1 & 2) It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. On-Campus Expectations * Covid-19:All attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the session. Masks are required at all times and locations on campus, except during lunch breaks. Social distancing while in close quarters will also be enforced, however due to the bodywork nature of this course, may not always be possible. * Please Bring:A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill). * Meals: One hour lunch break – due to Covid-19 there are no food services available on campus. Please bring your own meals. If the Bookstore is open during your class, snacks will be available for purchase. * Location:Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus. About the Instructor[HTTPS://IMAGES.SQUARESPACE-CDN.COM/CONTENT/V1/57CDBA2B46C3C401375A11F8/1479593537784-CB0F3OLG1HPLJ16D0K30/DR-EINAT-ARIAN?FORMAT=200W] Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CSTearned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program. Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients. [https://www.tummytemple.com/wp-content/w3-webp/uploads/Catherine-Oliver.jpgw3.webp]Catherine Oliver, LMT, CST-C (Co-teacher);After graduating from Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts (now Institute for Massage Education at KCHA) in Michigan in 2006, Catherine completed her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and relocated to Seattle in 2008. Needing to return to massage school due to state licensing differences, she graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and began her massage practice. Having been introduced to craniosacral therapy during her initial massage training, Catherine began taking courses at Bastyr from Nancy Witt, PT and Einat Arian, ND while their certification program was being developed. As one of the first to be certified through the program in 2015, she became a teaching assistant and helped further develop the program, eventually taking on the mentorship role for the certification program after Nancy’s retirement and became a co-instructor with Einat. Additionally, she has taken advanced craniosacral training from Dr. Arian and Etienne Peirsman. Catherine maintains a craniosacral and massage therapy practice in Seattle, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and snuggling her cats. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information] If the course must be cancelled or postponed due to an unforseen spike in the Covid-19 virus, participants will be offered a refund (minus processing fees). Thank you for keeping our BU community safe and healthy!

Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 2 (October 2022)

Course Notes Dates & Time: Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Sunday, October 30, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m CEU Credits: 21 CEUs Please Note:This is alive courseheld at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. PerBastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies, all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof before being allowed on campus. If participants are not vaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the session start date may be accepted. Masks will be required at all times on campus. A representative from the Continuing Education department will contact attendees prior to the start date to confirm vaccine status and approve you for attendance. Prerequisites Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields. Participants must have completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1prior to this course start date. Course Description The focus of this Level 2 seminar is on assessment and treatment of lesions in the cranium and facial bones. A full set of skills to address 16 bones in the cranium will be presented. The techniques build upon and integrate with Level 1 techniques for working with the cranial membranes, as well as the connections within the entire body. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Healthcare professionals who complete Levels 1 and 2 will have a comprehensive set of craniosacral skills in the biomechanical-structural approach to address restrictions in the body and head. In addition, this seminar provides the necessary skills for massage therapists to apply for Intraoral Endorsement in the State of Washington. Further integration of these skills with a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit is presented in Level 3. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Additional supervised practice sessions will be available for those who wish to fine-tune their craniosacral skills ($20 per session payable to the supervising practitioner). Course Objectives * Conduct a basic cranial bone assessment of the head, using movements of the cranial and facial bones to determine restriction patterns in the head. * Explain the differences between open, fixed and compressed sphenoid lesion patterns. * Use techniques to correct sphenoid lesion patterns by releasing restrictions associated with the sphenoid lesion pattern from within the body, the dural system or the vault. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the ethmoid bone, with relation to the bones around it. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the vomer bone, with relation to the bones around it. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the maxilla bones, with relation to the bones around them. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the zygoma bones, with relation to the bones around them. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the palatine bones, with relation to the bones around it. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the mandible bone, with relation to the bones around it. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of dysfunction of the TMJ. * Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the tongue and the floor of the mouth. CEU Credits (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions) * ND (licensed in WA) * ND (licensed in OR) (pending) * MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA) * ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA) * LAc - NCCAOM PDAs (pending) * LMT - NCBTMB CEs * PT & OT (licensed in WA) (pending) Interested in theFull Certificate Program?Here is what is required: Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 Supervised Practice Sessions: Attend a minimum of 10 practice sessions (total of 20 hours) Two-Way Trades: Complete at least 10 trades with another participant (total of 20 hours) Client Treatment Sessions:Complete a minimum of 100 hours Personal Treatment Sessions: Receive craniosacral treatments from a Certified Practicioner (minimum of 10 hours) Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher Textbook Requirements * Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy(Links to an external site.) [https://bookstore.bastyr.edu/products/rhythm-and-touch?_pos=1&_sid=0e5dd8a34&_ss=r], by Anthony Arnold. * An Integrative Approach to Craniosacral Therapy - Fascial Connection(Links to an external site.) [https://bookstore.bastyr.edu/products/an-integrative-approach-to-craniosacral-therapy-fascial-connection?_pos=1&_sid=7be10cdbe&_ss=r], by Faith Christensen and Masahiro Takakura. * Pocket Anatomy and Physiology(Links to an external site.) [https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Anatomy-Physiology-Shirley-Jones/dp/0803656580/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Pocket+Anatomy+and+Physiology&qid=1637188389&sr=8-1], by Shirley A. Jones (for CST Levels 1 & 2) It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. On-Campus Expectations * Covid-19:All attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the session. Masks are required at all times and locations on campus, except during lunch breaks. Social distancing while in close quarters will also be enforced, however due to the bodywork nature of this course, may not always be possible. * Please Bring:A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill). * Meals: One hour lunch break – due to Covid-19 there are no food services available on campus. Please bring your own meals. If the Bookstore is open during your class, snacks will be available for purchase. * Location:Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus. About the Instructor [https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57cdba2b46c3c401375a11f8/1479593537784-CB0F3OLG1HPLJ16D0K30/dr-einat-arian?format=200w]Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-Dearned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program. Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients. [https://www.tummytemple.com/wp-content/w3-webp/uploads/Catherine-Oliver.jpgw3.webp]Catherine Oliver, LMT, CST-C (Co-teacher);After graduating from Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts (now Institute for Massage Education at KCHA) in Michigan in 2006, Catherine completed her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and relocated to Seattle in 2008. Needing to return to massage school due to state licensing differences, she graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and began her massage practice. Having been introduced to craniosacral therapy during her initial massage training, Catherine began taking courses at Bastyr from Nancy Witt, PT and Einat Arian, ND while their certification program was being developed. As one of the first to be certified through the program in 2015, she became a teaching assistant and helped further develop the program, eventually taking on the mentorship role for the certification program after Nancy’s retirement and became a co-instructor with Einat. Additionally, she has taken advanced craniosacral training from Dr. Arian and Etienne Peirsman. Catherine maintains a craniosacral and massage therapy practice in Seattle, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and snuggling her cats. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information] If the course must be cancelled or postponed due to an unforseen spike in the Covid-19 virus, participants will be offered a refund (minus processing fees). Thank you for keeping our BU community safe and healthy!

Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 3 (November 2022)

Course Notes Dates & Time:Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Sunday, November 20, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m CEU Credits:21 CEUs Please Note:This is alive courseheld at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. PerBastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies, all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof before being allowed on campus. If participants are not vaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the session start date may be accepted. Masks will be required at all times on campus. A representative from the Continuing Education department will contact attendees prior to the start date to confirm vaccine status and approve you for attendance. Prerequisites Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields. Participants must have completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1prior to this course start date. Course Description This seminar explores current theory on trauma and its resolution. It provides practitioners with tools that allow their craniosacral practice to address their clients more holistically. Skills taught include creating a safe environment for a client to allow for an emotional release, assessment techniques, listening skills, appropriate dialogue, and use of unwinding of the body. Breathing techniques will also be used as adjuncts to releasing trauma. Additionally, we will address how the practitioner can triage an emotionally loaded situation and determine if outside referral is necessary. Level 3 serves as a wrap-up of the three-class series, pulling together all the elements that a practitioner has learned to create a comprehensive set of skills to add to their practice. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Additional supervised practice sessions will be available for those who wish to fine-tune their craniosacral skills ($20 per session payable to the supervising practitioner). Course Objectives * Describe the “normal” reaction to trauma and how this process is often thwarted. * Describe the life events that can become held-emotional-trauma. * Describe how a thwarted response to trauma causes the emotional aspects of the trauma to become archived in the tissues of the body, held in such a way as to create restrictions. * Assess for and recognize held-emotional-trauma in the course of the regular assessment and treatment of the client with craniosacral. * Assess for the appropriateness of engaging the client emotionally in a particular setting. * Assess for the appropriateness of using craniosacral as the modality for the release of held-emotional-trauma. * List other options available for resolution of trauma and make appropriate referrals when necessary. * Demonstrate techniques for creating a safe and caring environment for the client. * Demonstrate appropriate listening and dialoguing techniques for facilitating the discovery and release of held-emotional-trauma. * Demonstrate use of craniosacral techniques such as listening, following, releasing and unwinding as part of the process of releasing held-emotional-trauma. * Demonstrate the use of the stillpoint technique as a possible way to facilitate the client’s insight into the meaning of the held-emotional-trauma, as well as a way for the client to self-manage anxiety as they process memories. * Demonstrate the use of stillpoint breathing as a way to help the client to breathe through the release, as well as a way for the client to self-manage emotional trauma which surfaces when they are on their own. CEU Credits(21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions) * ND (licensed in WA) * ND (licensed in OR) (pending) * MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA) * ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA) * LAc - NCCAOM PDAs (pending) * LMT - NCBTMB CEs * PT & OT (licensed in WA) (pending) Interestedin the Full Certificate Program?Here is what is required: Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 Supervised Practice Sessions: Attend a minimum of 10 practice sessions (total of 20 hours) Two-Way Trades: Complete at least 10 trades with another participant (total of 20 hours) Client Treatment Sessions:Complete a minimum of 100 hours Personal Treatment Sessions: Receive craniosacral treatments from a Certified Practicioner (minimum of 10 hours) Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher Textbook Requirements No additional text is required. The work in Level 3 focuses on "held trauma". Those who wish to pursue optional reading on this subject may read one of Peter A. Levine's books:Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, In An Unspoken Voiceand David Berceli’s Book,Trauma Releasing Exercises, pp. 1-60 (his theories around trauma).It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. On-Campus Expectations * Covid-19:All attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the session. Masks are required at all times and locations on campus, except during lunch breaks. Social distancing while in close quarters will also be enforced, however due to the bodywork nature of this course, may not always be possible. * Please Bring:A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill). * Meals: One hour lunch break – due to Covid-19 there are no food services available on campus. Please bring your own meals. If the Bookstore is open during your class, snacks will be available for purchase. * Location:Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus. About the Instructor [https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57cdba2b46c3c401375a11f8/1479593537784-CB0F3OLG1HPLJ16D0K30/dr-einat-arian?format=200w]Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-Dearned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program. Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients. [https://www.tummytemple.com/wp-content/w3-webp/uploads/Catherine-Oliver.jpgw3.webp]Catherine Oliver, LMT, CST-C (Co-teacher);After graduating from Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts (now Institute for Massage Education at KCHA) in Michigan in 2006, Catherine completed her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and relocated to Seattle in 2008. Needing to return to massage school due to state licensing differences, she graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and began her massage practice. Having been introduced to craniosacral therapy during her initial massage training, Catherine began taking courses at Bastyr from Nancy Witt, PT and Einat Arian, ND while their certification program was being developed. As one of the first to be certified through the program in 2015, she became a teaching assistant and helped further develop the program, eventually taking on the mentorship role for the certification program after Nancy’s retirement and became a co-instructor with Einat. Additionally, she has taken advanced craniosacral training from Dr. Arian and Etienne Peirsman. Catherine maintains a craniosacral and massage therapy practice in Seattle, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and snuggling her cats. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information] If the course must be cancelled or postponed due to an unforseen spike in the Covid-19 virus, participants will be offered a refund (minus processing fees). Thank you for keeping our BU community safe and healthy!

Online Whole Food Nutrition & Plant Based Cooking Seminar (October 2022)

COURSE NOTES This course is online only. It consists of weekly live Zoom sessions for the month of October 2022 with pre-recorded lessons and recipes for each week. COURSE DATE & TIME: Saturdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 (10:00am -12:00pm PST) ABOUT THE COURSE This course will teach you the basics of nutrition science focusing on whole foods as well as plant-based culinary skills. This course consists of four modules, each with a pre-recorded 25-minute lecture and a 2-hour live cooking class. All course content including lectures, links to join the live classes, menus, recipes, and grocery shopping lists, will be available to participants via a Canvas learning page. Participants may take an optional quiz at the end of the course to review concepts learned. Participants that pass the quiz will receive a certificate of completion. MODULES INCLUDED Week 1: Plant-Based Proteins (October 8, 2022) Menu: Spaghetti Squash with Tofu Ricotta and Tomato Sauce Week 2: Herbs, Spices & Inflammation (October 15, 2022) Menu: Green Herby Italian Soup & Sage Sweet Potato Biscuits Week 3: Gut Health (October 22, 2022) Menu: Probiotic Chia Pudding, Prebiotic Homemade Granola, and Fermented Carrots Week 4: Intuitive Eating (October 29, 2022) Menu: Vegetable Bolognese Pasta and Kombucha-Miso Kale Salad with Quinoa COURSE EXPECTATIONS Course participants are expected to create a Canvas account and visit the Canvas learning page regularly to access all course materials including recipes, ingredient lists, and lectures. Participants are expected to watch the pre-recorded lectures on each weekly module on Canvas to access the next class. Participants are expected to attend each live session via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to cook alongside the instructor during the live classes, however this is optional. Participants may take a quiz at the end of the course to earn a certificate of completion. COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES & GOALS Throughout this course, you will learn basic nutrition science concepts including how to utilize plant-based proteins, how to incorporate herbs and spices and their importance to your overall health. You will also learn about a plant-based diet that supports your gut health, as well as intuitive eating concepts. Participants will gain experience in plant-based cooking and creating menus with a focus on balance and variety in nutrition. At the end of this course, participants will have learned: * Introduction to nutrition science * Meeting your protein needs using plant-based proteins and how to cook with them * How to create plant-based menus that are balanced and nutritious * The basics of herbs and spices, health benefits, and how to use them in your cooking. * How a nutrient-dense plant-based diet can help with addressing inflammation and gut health * The basics of incorporating intuitive eating practices into your life. COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS (IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION) * You must attend all live sessions of the class * You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass. * You must complete the course evaluation. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Laura Zea ID photo.JPG [https://bastyr.instructure.com/courses/16461/files/807077/preview] Laura Zea (she/her), MSearned her Masters of Science in Nutrition for Wellness degree from Bastyr University. She focuses on whole food nutrition with a weight-neutral approach. She has taught as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and teaches nutrition workshops for groups. Laura was born and raised in México and works in both English and Spanish. She has a private practice where she offers online one-on-one nutrition counseling. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information]

Online Ayurvedic Health Advisor Certificate Program- Fall 2022

Course starts: Friday August 19, 2022- 6:30 - 9:30pm Saturday & Sunday August 20-21, 2022- 8:00 - 6:00pm Course runs one weekend per month August-November for the Fall quarter Prerequisite to this course: Introduction to Ayurveda [/browse/ccce-catalog/continuing-certificate-ed/courses/introduction-to-ayurvedic-health-advisor] Students have one calendar year from the start date of their first module (not including the Intro course) to complete the certificate program. You will have an additional 6 months after completion of the final module to submit your client hour logs to finalize your certificate. Fall Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules: * Module 8: Client Interactions & Health Program Procedures (August 19-21, 2022): Focus of this course is Ayurvedic assessment skills of by delving into multi-faceted examination, including interview and communication, techniques, physical exam, lifestyle assessment and developing a protocol, including client adherence issues. * Module 9: Pathology of Body Energy and Disease (September 23-25, 2022): Fine-tune your understanding of disease states and pathology in Ayurveda. Learn about dosha imbalance as well as causes of disease (such as genetic, constitutional and seasonal) for selected body systems, including three major assessment agendas. * Module 10: Ayurvedic Body Systems Structure and Function (October 21-23, 2022): This class explores the basic concepts of Ayurvedic body structure. Students will also explore the basic concepts of Ayurvedic body functions, including details regarding Dosha (Energetic Principles), Dhatu (tissues) and Mala (waste products). The course will cover the Ayurvedic understanding of energy ppatterns and fundamental aspects of Ayurvedic physiology. Students will learn details of Five Elements (Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta), Three Doshas (Tridosha Siddhanta), Twenty Qualities (Gunas), Constitution, Current Energy Balance, Six Tastes (Shadrasa), Doshas, Sub-dosas, Dhatus, Srotamsi, Agni, Ama, Malas, Prana, Tejas and Ojas. * Module 11: Complementary Modalities (November 18-20, 2022): Immerse yourself in yoga philosophy and Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. Understand the effect yoga hason the doshas, energetic principles and bodily functions. Focus on the Ayurvedic application of yoga for health and constitutional balance. Explore Vedic astrology, introductory Sanskrit, bodywork, color therapy and interior design,exterior environments and introductory conventional medical approaches. *Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session Course Notes Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00. Full Certificate Program [/admin/products/82144/edit] *Price does not include supplemental materials* Ayurvedic Advisor Certification To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course. Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be foundhere [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information]. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation. About the Instructor [https://www.bastyr.edu/sites/default/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/images/kp_khalsa_photo_color_rgb_72dpi_web.jpg]Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa) KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health. He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information]

Introduction to Ayurvedic Health Advisor

Please Note: This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program's course sequence, requirements and fees, click here [/browse/ccce-catalog/continuing-certificate-ed/programs/ayurvedic-health-advisor-certificate]. Course Description Learn about the historical periods of Ayurveda, the foundational texts and their authors, and prominent schools of thought. Starting with an overview of the origins and development of Ayurveda from the Vedic period to modern time, we will discuss the Samkhya philosophy of life science. We will apply special focus on the principle of the individual constitution – the three doshas. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the three doshas are the energetic principles that govern our physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Class discussions will also address the Ayurvedic principle of living in harmony with nature and the environment. Course Objectives * Define and discuss at least four of the major areas of Samkhya philosophy * Define the five elements and their qualities * Identify at least five major timeline points in the history of Ayurveda * Define and explain the Ayurvedic definition of life * List the three doshas and define the physical, psychological and emotional elements of each * Describe the role of doshas in the Ayurvedic tradition * Discuss the concepts of health and disease through the lens of the Ayurvedic tradition Supplemental text Ayurveda Science of Self Healing [https://www.amazon.com/Ayurveda-Science-Healing-Practical-Guide/dp/0914955004/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Vasant+Lad&qid=1637623828&qsid=146-7280789-4534558&sr=8-3&sres=0609802860%2C0914955004%2C1883725070%2C1883725194%2C1883725143%2C1883725259%2C1883725240%2C1883725054%2C1883725119%2C1883725135%2C0941524248%2C1883725186%2CB07C7LCW2M%2CB017EYRB42%2C188372516X%2C1881338274&srpt=ABIS_BOOK]by Vasant Lad About the Instructor [https://bastyr.edu/sites/default/files/images/CCCE/vivek_shanbhag_photo_color_rgb_72dpi_web.jpg]Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, BAMS, CYEdis a naturopathic doctor, ayurvedic expert, professor and best-selling author. He is the founder and director of the Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa which has two clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Shanbhag specializes in integrating Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine and yoga to treat acute and chronic diseases. For more than 30 years, he has successfully run various Ayurveda institutions in India and the U.S. He was founder and director for 17 years of AYU Academy & Clinic, Seattle. In 2006 he sold this successful institution to Kerala Ayurveda. During 1991-96, he was chairman of the Ayurveda Department of Bastyr University. During 1985-88 he was head of the Ayurvedic Research Institute, Pune. Dr. Shanbhag is currently on the faculty of Bastyr University, MMI Ayurveda College, Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Vedika Global. He is the best-seller author ofBeginner’s Intro to Ayurvedaby Keats Publishing. In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD-Ayurveda research thesis. In 2010 and again in 2013, he won International Awards for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching and Practice. He has also been a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international conferences in the fields of Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, yoga, wellness and nutrition. View cancellation policy here:https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information [https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information]