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Advanced Practitioner Training
Advanced Practitioner Training

Sun, 18 Feb


Coromandel, NZ

Advanced Practitioner Training

Formerly known as Certification Training (Level 3)

Time & Location

18 Feb 2024, 4:00 pm NZDT – 24 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm NZDT

Coromandel, NZ, Ohui Road, Opoutere 3691, New Zealand

About the Event

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Advanced Practitioner Training (Level 3) in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.

In this 5.5-day workshop practitioners will be deepening and expanding their skills in Arvigo®Therapy. Practitioners will be introduced to advanced Arvigo® bodywork techniques to support pelvic balance & health, including reproductive and digestive health. We will also be exploring the effects of trauma in the body and how to support clients who are experiencing short and long term emotional effects.

Additionally, practitioners will be given the opportunity to discuss their best client outcome and their most challenging.

Completion of this class will offer the therapist the designation as a Arvigo® Avanced Practitioner on the website and for use in marketing.  Prior to attending class, students must submit the required number of case studies.


Arvigo® Practitioner Training and 10 case studies with 5 submitted at time of registration. 5 case studies may be single visits & the remaining 5 should consist of at least one follow-up session.

VSAC Approved Course.

Dates and Location

February, 2024 - Sunday, 18th to Saturday, 24th

18th:                7 - 8:30pm

19th - 23rd:   9am - 6pm

24th:                9am - 12pm

Our training will take place at the stunning, unique and private Sky River Sanctuary right off of Opoutere Beach in the Coromandel region. We will be living amongst wild beauty, with frequent opportunity to be outdoors, swim and live ceremonially.

Arrival from 4pm on February 18th.  Departure from 12pm on February 24th.

We support with organizing carpooling from Auckland if possible.


Cost: $2100 USD, includes accommodation and meals.  10 spots maximum.

$300 USD deposit required to secure your space with balance due by January 10th 2024.


Please email for payment information and enquiries

Your Facilitators

Cathy Lipsky is a long-time educator for the Arvigo® Institute since 2001. She is among the first certified health professionals to bring The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® to the U.S. from Central America. As a nurse practitioner, she is able to meld western medical expertise with the Arvigo® traditional approach to create a better understanding as to why certain pathologies arise and how to best support healing and bring the body back into harmony. Combining this practice of body, mind and spirit, she has supported her clients to journey this life in a more balanced way. She practices in New York at the Healing Collective NY in White Plains. To reach her visit 

Laurie Frazier began her journey with the Arvigo® Institute in 2011 and became an Arvigo® educator in 2015. She brings forth her passion for sharing this deep, profound work with both students and clients. With a massage practice in New Hampshire, Laurie utilizes Arvigo® Therapy, Restorative Massage, and Bach Flower Remedies to help create balance within the body-mind. She has great respect for all the belly holds and our relationship to it. With a desire to help others appreciate and make peace with the belly, Laurie also offers Belly-Love: Transform your Relationship with your Sacred Center, one day classes for those who want to begin, or continue, the process of deepening their relationship to this sacred place within. 

Student Cancellation: If a student cancels less than 7 prior to the first day of instruction, either 50% of tuition will be refunded or the full amount of tuition may be transferred to another Arvigo® training. 

Please note: Lodging fees are only refundable up to 45 days prior to class start date. 


The Arvigo® Institute and Teachers are not responsible for costs incurred that were not part of the class fees such as travel, and shuttle expenses. 


10% of the total cost of every class goes towards supporting  our indigenous partners, including Don Elijio's descendants who protect the sacred forest at the Elijio Panti National Park in Belize, Walther Cholotio, a Tz'utujil Maya Fire and Daykeeper in Guatemala, our friends at Taos Pueblo and Māori tree protector Shirley Waru in Aotearoa. To learn more, visit our Giving Back page.

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