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Advanced Practitioner Training
Advanced Practitioner Training

Mon, 15 Jul


British Columbia

Advanced Practitioner Training

Formerly known as Certification or Level 3

Time & Location

15 Jul 2024, 7:30 pm GMT-6 – 21 Jul 2024, 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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Advanced Practitioner Training (Level 3) in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.

Please join us for 5.5 days in the Kootenays of British Columbia to immerse yourself in these advanced teachings. It will be an honor to support your desire to carry this sacred work forward as you tend deeply the bellies and spirits of all who seek your care.    

Class content: Practitioners will be introduced to advanced Arvigo® bodywork techniques supporting pelvic balance and health, including reproductive and digestive health. We will also explore the effects of trauma in the body and how we can support clients who are experiencing short and long term emotional effects.   

Your Clinical Practice: Practitioners will be given the opportunity to discuss their best client outcome and their most challenging case study. 

Your Practitioner Skills: Early on in this training, you will have the opportunity to review and assess your Practitioner Skills, honing and fine-tuning the techniques.  

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-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!

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.

CEs:  NCBTMB 40.5

VSAC Approved Course.


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.

Class Schedule

Proposed Teaching Timings: 

July 15         Monday, 7:30-8:30pm,   

July 16-20 Tues-Sat 9-6pm,  

July 21        Sunday 9-12pm

*Class times may be adjusted based on the needs of the group.

Registration Information

Total Fees: $1850 USD.

Special Offering: Retake Level 3, Certification for half price: $925 USD

Please register here.


The totals (shared cabin with meals):

with Regular menu         - $212 x 6 nights/7 days = $1272.00 cnd per person for the 6 nights plus local taxes (approx. 11%) ($951.22 US)

with special diet menu - $232 x 6 nights/7 days = $1392.00 cnd per person for the 6 nights plus local taxes (approx. 11%) ($1040.96)

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. 

For more information


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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