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Advanced Practitioner Training
Advanced Practitioner Training

Fri, 18 Aug


British Columbia

Advanced Practitioner Training

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Time & Location

18 Aug 2023, 7:30 pm GMT-6 – 24 Aug 2023, 12:00 pm GMT-6

British Columbia, 9272 Cross River Road N/A, East Kootenay, BC V0A 1M0, Canada

About the Event

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It is an honor to support your desire to carry this sacred work and to tend the bellies and spirits of all those who seek your care. 

Please join us for this 5.5 day training in the Kootenays of British Columbia to immerse yourself in the teachings of Don Elijio Panti and Dr. Rosita Arvigo as you become an advanced practitioner of Arvigo® Therapy.

Your time in the Kootenays is an invitation to step away from the everyday experience and to allow yourself time to breathe in the healing energy of the trees and nature, away from EMFs and cell towers. The setting is in the wilderness, with delightful, solar and water-powered cabins and meals that will leave you feeling that this is the home you’ve been searching for. Short hikes, wood-fired hot tubs, campfires and stargazing are all possible on a daily basis!

This 5.5-day training is designed for the practitioner who has completed the Arvigo® Professional Training: Level 2. Practitioners will be introduced to advanced Arvigo® bodywork techniques to support pelvic balance and 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 an Advanced Arvigo® Practitioner on the website and for use in marketing. Prior to attending class, students must submit the required number of case studies.


Cathy Lipsky RN is a US based NCBTMB Approved Provider (#1000654) and offers NCBTMB 40.5 CEs for this training.


In order to attend this training, you are required to have completed the Arvigo® Professional techniques Level 2 course and hold a professional license in the province or state you practice in. You must submit at least 5 case studies to register. Please direct any queries, including licensing, to or


Class schedule: 

Begins Friday, 18th August, 7:30-8:30pm, Saturday through Wednesday 9am - 6pm, ending Thursday, 24th August, 12pm.

Note: Cross River Wilderness Centre is on Mountain Standard Time.


Cross River Wilderness Centre, 9272 Cross River Rd, near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada


$1850 USD

Once you have submitted your registration form, you will receive a payment request via PayPal from Cathy for total tuition due.

Lodging/Meal Options: 

$1278 (plus tax) CAD for lodging & special diet (specific dietary requests) 

$1188 (plus tax) CAD for lodging & regular diet (no specific dietary requests)

All lodging accommodations are double occupancy.

Check-in: 3pm August 18th and Check-out: 10am August 24th.

To secure lodging, please email: at Cross River Wilderness Centre.

Lodging info on Cross River Wilderness Centre.

All meals will be provided by the Centre and are of high quality. Dinner is at 6pm and will be served the evening before the start of class. Vegetarian and other special diet requirements are available with advanced notice (see above for pricing).

Ready to Register?

Still need more info? Please contact Cathy Lipsky at: 914-912-2351 or

Your Facilitator

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 

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 for class is tithing. This tithing is split three ways.  A third goes to the Itzamna Society - Don Elijio's descendants who protect the sacred forest at the Elijio Panti National Park in Belize.  A third goes to  Walter Cholotio, a Tz'utujil Maya Fire and Daykeeper in Guatemala. The final third goes to supporting indigenous healers and/or environmental care projects on the land trainings are held. You can learn more at our Giving Back page.  

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