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Online Self Care
Online Self Care

Fri, 22 Sept


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Online Self Care

Time & Location

22 Sept 2023, 11:00 am GMT-4 – 24 Sept 2023, 7:00 pm GMT-4

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About the Event

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Join Cathy Lipsky RN  & Kierra Douglas RMT for this two and a half day workshop online where you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of normal pelvic and abdominal organs and what happens when they become unbalanced.

During the weekend you will dive deep into the healing traditions passed down to Dr. Rosita Arvigo via Don Elijio Panti. Self massage, anatomy, physiology, pelvis steams/soaks, castor oil therapy, herbal support, plant spirit medicine, tension patterns in the body, the history and lineage of this work and more. 

Completion of this program will qualify the participant to perform the abdominal massage on themselves only and prepare the licensed practitioner to go on to level two of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.

This training will take place on Zoom with opportunities to get off the screen and engage in practical learning.

This 2.5 day course is the first level of training with the Arvigo® Institute and is a prerequisite for practitioner training.


Our workshop will be during the following times:

Friday September 22nd, 2023         8:00 AM- 4:00 PM PST; 11AM to 7PM EST 

Saturday September 23rd, 2023   10:00 AM - 2:00PM PST; 1PM to 5PM EST 

Sunday September 24th, 2023       8:00 AM - 4:00PM PST; 11AM to 7PM EST

Lunch break will be 1 1/2 hour.


No prerequisite required. 



$275 USD

This class will be co-taught by Cathy Lipsky, RN & Kierra Douglas RMT.

Please email Cathy at OR email Kierra at to register & receive information about what you need to prepare and payment information.


About Cathy

Cathy Lipsky is a nurse practitioner and certified Arvigo® Therapist who combines her knowledge of western medicine with her desire to help people become more involved in choosing and maintaining a healthful way of life. Cathy is among some of the first certified health professionals to bring the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® to the U.S. from Central America. For over 20 years she has helped in restoring reproductive health to both men and women. Cathy is also a Certified Advanced Arvigo® Teacher.

About Kierra Douglas, RMT:

Kierra Douglas is a Registered Massage Therapist, Arvigo® Practitioner and Certified Self Care Teacher with the Arvigo® Institute. She is very passionate about the human body, health/wellness and finds great joy in creating a welcoming space that helps her clients unplug and unwind from the world around them. Her goal is to help individuals become more aware of the tools available to help with their specific health and healing journeys. Kierra is excited to share these traditional teachings to help one’s reproductive and digestive health.


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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