Healthy Planet Guide To Education & Enrichment

A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center
A Gathering Place Massage School prepares you for an exciting career in a growing health care profession. You can choose from classes in Medical Massage, Spa work, Eastern / Energy Medicine, Structural Bodywork and Specialty populations (i.e. pregnant women, the elderly). We prepare you for the national board exam and help with job placement. Our pass ratio is one of the highest in the bi-state area at 100% year-to-date. Our class sizes are small and we help build a “Can Do” attitude! Come and learn about the opportunities to help others de-stress from a whole person healing perspective. We are enrolling for our Next Term now! Contact us for a tour: www.agatheringplace.com or Call: 314-739-5559.

Camp Manitowa Women’s Weekend 7: September 6-8
A getaway just 90 miles from St. Louis at Rend Lake with the phenomenal women in your life and new friends you’re bound to make, Women’s Weekend has something for everyone. This all-inclusive retreat includes 6 healthy meals, 2 nights accommodations and countless wellness sessions including: paddle board yoga, gentle yoga, acro yoga, mat pilates, Nia, Gyrokinesis®, meditation, and fun options like: batik craft, area winery tour, organic skin care, horses and massage (horseback rides and massages extra). Rejuvenate in the serene setting of Rend Lake, hiking, kayaking, climbing, boating, waterskiing and participating in all activities that Camp Manitowa’s facilities offer.
Register at campmanitowa.com.

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. 7170 Manchester Rd. Suite A, Maplewood, MO 63143. Call 314-645-2165. 800-231-5971. Or visit us onlilne at www.cherylsherbs.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 1st & 8th. All instructors have studied extensively with Master Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo of San Francisco. Call for details at 314-961-1355, or visit www.taichistlouis.org.

The Healing Arts Center
The Healing Arts Center offers the most established massage therapy training program in the St. Louis area. The program trains students in the skills necessary to become successful massage therapists as they join one of the fastest growing fields in health care. The Center provides a supportive atmosphere for integrating and training mind, body and spirit while promoting learning, challenge and growth. 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 quality holistic education for individuals pursuing a professional career in massage therapy. It also offers a variety of Community and Continuing Education classes such as Reiki, PreNatal Massage, Deep Tissue, Touch for Health, Myofascial Release, Reflexology and many more. For more information and complete course listings, call 314-647-8080 or visit us at www.thehealingartscenter.com.

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 Gentle Yoga and Yoga Basics for beginning level students, as well as Open, Anusara and Power Vinyasa classes for those with previous experience. We also offer Mysore-style Ashtanga & led Primary Series as well as Yin Yoga. In addition to our regularly scheduled classes, we hold a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training yearly from March 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.