Abigail's many years of experience as a homebirth midwife and intimate knowledge of the female body profoundly informed her understanding of these ancient Maya techniques and her ability to teach this work with great depth. She is grounded in an incredible amount of knowledge of human anatomy and physiology that is woven with a palpable reverence for the wisdom of the shamans, curanderas, and midwives of the ancient Maya who used this abdominal therapy to treat many diseases and imbalances. Abigail fully embodies this wisdom and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with other women and healers. As a woman and a midwife, I found this workshop invaluable and am eager to continue to learn this healing tradition and integrate it into the care I give.

 

 Jaime Shapiro

Licensed Midwife

Abigail is a Certified Self Care Teacher through the Arvigo Institute. 

 

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ®     

Self Care Training – Level 1

 

Self Care Training teaches the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal/pelvic organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned or congested organs, demonstrates the massage techniques and provides supervised group practices of self care massage. In addition, Maya spiritual healing, Rainforest plant medicine, nutrition and other Maya healing modalities will be covered.

 

Self Care Training is a nurturing time to focus on your own digestive and reproductive health concerns such as painful or irregular periods, PMS, fibroids, fertility, difficult menopause, post-cesarean or hysterectomy scarring, constipation, IBS, indigestion, bladder infections or incontinence. This course is designed to educate and empower you to use your own two hands to help yourself. Before proceeding to healing others, it is essential to have practiced these techniques for your personal health and well-being. 

 

This two and a half day class prepares you to perform The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® on yourself only. It is not intended to prepare you to apply this technique professionally. Anyone may register for this class. No prior training or license is required. Self Care Training - Level 1 is the prerequisite to enrollment in Professional Care Training - Level 2.

 

Continuing Ed Credits: Massage therapists earn 17.5 CE hours through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Acupuncturists earn 16 PDA points through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Midwives earn 17 CEUs through the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC).

 

Tuition includes Self Care manual, 30 minute private educational session, organic gluten-free snacks/teas and 1 oz Maya Moon oil.

 

*Note that parts of the massage cannot be done with an IUD and is modified during menstruation and the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

Next training:  March 10 - 12, 2017

 

                          Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm

                          Saturday 9 am - 6:30 pm

                          Sunday 9:30 am - 6 pm

 

                          Pasadena, CA

 

                          To register contact The Arvigo Institute

                          

 

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ®

Hands on Health the Maya Way

 

Hands on Health is a workshop designed for anyone seeking to improve personal health and wellness. It is a nurturing time to focus on your own digestive and reproductive health concerns such as painful or irregular periods, PMS, fibroids, fertility, difficult menopause, postpartum, post-cesarean or hysterectomy scarring, constipation, IBS, indigestion, bladder infections, incontinence, or swollen prostate. This course is designed to educate and empower you to use your own two hands to help yourself. You will learn self care techniques that are founded on the ancient Maya method of abdominal massage.

 

Hands on Health provides you with an overview of Maya traditional healing, fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the abdominal/pelvic organs, demonstration of the massage technique and a group practice of self care massage. Rainforest herbs and other Maya healing modalities will be introduced.

 

This one day workshop is an introductory class and no prior training is required. You will learn to perform the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® on yourself only. It is not intended to prepare you to apply this technique professionally, nor does it qualify as prerequisite for Professional Training - Level 2.

 

Continuing Ed Credits: Massage therapists earn 7 CEU hours through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

 

Tuition includes hand-outs and organic gluten-free snacks/tea.

 

*Note that parts of the massage cannot be done with an IUD, and is modified during menstruation and the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

Next Trainings:  April 10th, 2016

                           Los Angeles, CA

                           Sunday 10AM - 7PM 

 

Please contact Abigail to schedule a class in your area.

 

To register contact The Arvigo Institute 

 

 

Doula Training

 

This 8 week course is a thorough preparation for attending women through labor and birth. A birth doula is a non-medical care provider who supports women and their families through pregnancy and the birth process. In this midwifery model of care doula training students learn a comprehensive understanding of the labor and birth process; comfort measures, relaxation techniques and positions for active birth; the pros and cons of medical technology in birth; and how to establish a successful doula practice.

 

Tuition includes an informative training binder, local resources for volunteer opportunities, continued support from the instructor and the option of certification after completing additional hands-on training.