Career & Education Guide

A Gathering Place Wellness Education CTR

A Gathering Place Massage School teaches massage therapy and healing modalities from the heart!  With our small class sizes, we become like family.  And that is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam.  Our National Board Exam pass ratio is 97%, on a cumulative basis.  We help with job placement too.  Many of our students open their own business.  We offer Allied Modalities which allow you to specialize in a specific type of bodywork while you are in school.  Carve a niche for yourself in the bodywork field!  We are enrolling for our Next Term now! Contact us: www.agatheringplace.com ; Call us: 314-739-5559 for a tour! 12131 Dorsett Road, Suite 101  Maryland Heights, MO 63043.



Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs of St. Louis, is internationally recognized as a national leader in elevating the standards of Aromatherapy use and education. Cheryl’s Herbs sponsors a 40-hour Aromatherapy Certification Course taught by Cheryl. Live classes are scheduled throughout the year and a Distance Learning Program is also offered. CEUs are available for massage therapists. Cheryl also offers 2-hour classes on herbalism, aromatherapy and natural home and body care products. For more information visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Cheryl has twice been President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and aromatherapy consultant for Time Life Books. Cheryl’s Herbs, 7170 Suite A Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO, 63143, 314-645-2165, 800-231-5971, www.cherylsherbs.com.



Mother Earth Wellness Studio

Enjoy a wellness class in our “green” studio. This peaceful space offers a quiet and private classroom to enjoy Yoga, Tia’ Chi, Belly Dancing, Cardio Kick Boxing and so much more. Most classes are 6 week sessions and range in price from $35-$50 per session. You might also benefit from one of our single session classes covering topics such as Fibromyalgia, Self Defense, Aromatherapy, etc. A beautiful Mural on one side and a full wall of mirrors on the other make this an ideal place to relax, breathe & learn. The studio is also available for the class you want to teach. Call for more information. 636.296.3500 or visit online at: www.MotherEarthPillows.com/classes.html.   We are located at 2085 Jennemann Lane   Arnold, MO 63010.


Primordial Sound Meditation

Dr. Deepak Chopra, best selling author and leader in the holistic health field, has revived Primordial Sound Meditation. This ancient form of meditation uses mantras, or Primordial Sounds, which are selected for each individual. This simple mantra technique, which is practiced twice daily, allows our awareness to go beyond the activity of our mind to the stillness of our spirit. This process allows our bodies to gain the deep rest necessary to release stress and fatigue. The result can be improved health, more satisfying relationships, increased creativity, and renewed enthusiasm for life.  Primordial Sound Meditation can be learned by people of any age, culture, and educational background. It is recommended for anyone who wishes to enjoy greater peace, freedom and fulfillment. About the Instructor, Shirley Stoll, B.S., M.A. –  Shirley has been involved with meditation since 1995 and is  certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and affiliated with the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. As a former teacher, she combines her love for teaching with her commitment to meditation. For more information about upcoming classes please call 800-796-1144 or visit www.meditationconnect.com. Next class Aug. 14 & 15 so call today!



Pudd’nhead books

Pudd’nhead Books is a locally owned, full service independent bookstore for children and adults in Webster Groves. We specialize in fiction and non-fiction that will make your heart glad, open your mind to new ideas, and broaden your perspective on the world. We are obsessed with books that amuse, entertain, console and educate. Whether you’re looking for a book for yourself, your child or a gift for a loved one, we can help you find the best books for you. Come see what a difference independent booksellers can make in your life. 37 S. Old Orchard 314.918.1069 puddnheadbooks.com



St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association

Would you like to deal with stress in a healthy way?  How about learning to relax while building leg strength, increasing flexibility and improving posture, balance and respiration?  Studies show that you can get all this and more from practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan.  Classes offered by the not-for-profit St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association start September 5th and 12th.  All instructors have studied extensively with Master Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo of San Francisco.  Call for details at 314-961-1355, or check the website: www.taichistlouis.org.


The Healing Arts Center

The Healing Arts Center offers the most established massage therapy training program in the St. Louis area. Our program provides graduates with the skills needed to become a successful massage therapist as they join one of the fastest growing professions in the field of health care. We encourage a supportive atmosphere which integrates mind, body and spirit while promoting learning, challenge and growth for all students.  Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Healing Arts Center offers financial aid to qualifying students and is dedicated to providing quality, holistic education for individuals pursuing a professional career in massage therapy. We also offer a variety of continuing education classes such as Reiki, Yoga, Cranial-Somatic Therapy and Reflexology. For more information and complete course listings, please call 314-647-8080 or visit us online at www.thehealingartscenter.com.



Become a Yoga Teacher. Immerse yourself in yoga and become among the best trained yoga teachers in St. Louis.  Dr. Jaime Sanchez shares with you his decades of experience and brings together meditation, pranayama, core movement and physical awareness to every aspect of your practice and your future as a yoga instructor.  Find your voice as a teacher and go deeper than ever into your practice. If you have ever dreamed of teaching and sharing yoga with others this is the course for you.  For more information, contact Urban Breath Yoga at 314-421-9642 or visit www.urbanbreath.com.  You can also email at info@urbanbreath.com.


Villa di Maria Montessori School

Since 1967 Villa di Maria Montessori School has offered an excellent foundation for life for children ages 2-1/2 to 12. The Montessori philosophy of education allows each child to grow toward independence and develop a love of learning in an environment which fosters respect for each child’s individuality. Children are introduced to a wide variety of activities and materials to assist in their total development. Students work at their own pace and make choices in a non-competitive atmosphere. Villa di Maria is located on six beautiful, wooded acres in Kirkwood. For more information call 314-822-2601.



We honor the centuries old traditions of hatha yoga while appreciating the needs of students living in the 21st century.  Our curriculum and classes are designed for students of all levels.  Our classes include Yoga Basics for beginning level students as well as Open classes for those with previous experience (6 months), Anusara Yoga, Vinyasa (flow), and Power Vinyasa as well as Yin Yoga.  Coming Fall of 2010, MO Power Vinyasa Yoga Institute!!  We offer a Yoga Alliance Teacher Training yearly from February through November.  We are conveniently located at 1500 South Big Bend, 2nd Floor in Richmond Heights, Missouri.  For more information contact www.stlouisyogasource.com or call (314)645-9642.