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Lymph Massage: Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies: Crozet, VA

CE Hours:   21 + open to the public
When:   Sep 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sep 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Sep 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sep 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

| $100

FULL.  To be put on the waiting list, please contact Tracey at or text 919-907-0579.  Next Lymph Massage class open for registration is on October 24-26, 2018 at Blueberry Gardens in Maryland.  Click here for more information.  

Date:  Fri-Sat, Sept 28-30, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm
Location:  Akasha Retreat Center, Crozet, VA
Cost:  $400 early registration price before 8/31 • Hold your spot with a $100 deposit
CE’s:  21 NCBTMB CE’s for massage therapists, open to the general public

This three day training is being held at Akasha Retreat Center just north of Crozet and northwest of Charlottesville, VA in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains. Experience a CE training and retreat amidst nature that will nourish your body, mind and soul.  On-site accommodations and healthy meals prepared by a professional local chef.

Juul is a kind and intuitive instructor who has a clear passion for manual lymphatic drainage, encouraging others to learn such a valuable skill. As a bonus, I lost almost 10 pounds from all of the bodywork I participated in!  Who knew I was carrying excess fluid in my lower extremities? I feel great, have a glow to my skin, and am inspired to continue reducing the toxins in my body as well as choosing healthier options to increase my wellness! I can’t wait to share this work with clients. JC, Wilmington, NC


What is Lymph Massage?

In this course you will learn about The Lymphatic System and its relationship to detoxification and chronic health conditions. During this three day training, you will learn Full Body Manual Lymph Drainage to incorporate with ease into your practice.

We will discuss the roots of why people develop chronic conditions because of toxicity in the lymphatic system. You will learn how to help clients with lymph-related issues, including: migraines, chronic fatigue, PMS, fibromyalgia, wound healing, and so much more.

Lymph massage is a gentle hands-on technique that is easy on the practitioner’s body – yet has very powerful healing ability to decongest tissues, free stagnation, improve immune function and restore health.

Who is the instructor for this course?

Juul Bruin, MA, RN, LMBT has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades in both traditional and holistic health modalities. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse. Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute and is a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist (#630).

She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001. Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality as an integrative health coach by the Functional Medicine Institute. She also has a Masters degree in Holistic Health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She enjoys sharing her thirty five year journey in health promotion and beautifully guides her fellow massage therapists toward an enriching, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Can I stay on-site at the retreat center if I don’t want to commute for the training?

Akasha cropWe highly recommend taking advantage of this retreat location and staying onsite, particularly if you live more than 30 minutes from Akasha Retreat Center.   Shared accommodations (two twin beds) are $55/night, single accommodations at $85 (FULL) and camping is $30/night. You have the option to check in as early as 5pm on Thursday and check out Sunday after the training.

If you’d like to be put on the waiting list for accommodations or camping, please contact Sharon at

Are meals available during the training?

Yes. Chef Charlotte Galley will be joining us to provide healthy, thoughtfully sourced and nourishing meals during the training.  You may purchase a full meal package of delicious vegetarian meals including vegan and gluten-free options beginning with breakfast on Friday to lunch on Sunday (8 meals) for $115.  If you are staying off-site, you may purchase individual meals – $10 breakfast, $15 lunch, $20 dinner.  If you have any allergies or serious dietary restrictions please let us know in advance.

Can I share a room with someone I know?

Yes, when booking your accommodations please let us know that you are sharing with a friend.

Will there be free time in the schedule?

The training runs from 9:00am-5:00pm each day. Mornings and evenings will be available for personal time.  Hiking trails are close by as well as hammocks and chairs overlooking the rolling mountains.   For those of you who would like to extend your retreat experience, you may wish to come in a day early.

What should I bring?

You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring.  This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email to your contacts.  We’ll need one massage table for every two people attending.

I am a massage therapist, will I receive CE credit for this course?

approved-providerThis course is approved by the NCBTMB and you will receive 21 CE hours at the end of the training.  Your certificate will be sent to you electronically after completion of the training. This training is sponsored by Cultivating Inner Stillness Workshops and Retreats.

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

You can contact us at 919-885-1069 or



Sep 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Sep 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
21 + open to the public


Akasha Retreat Center
6656 Mountain Light Pl.
Crozet, VA 22932 United States
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