Class Schedule

Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration® Course Schedule:
Foundation, Training and Somassage® Programs

“I enjoyed the fresh take on learning that the Soma Institute provided. Our classroom is a yurt; our teachers and classmates are our friends; there are no tables and rigid chairs, but a variety of ways of being, living, and learning. It is truly a unique educational experience.
I’d recommend it!”
A.W. Class of Spring 2016

Our training is offered in three parts; Soma Foundation, Soma Training Certification and Somassage® Certification, visit the Certification Program page for all the details.

Class meets from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Soma Institute in Buckley, WA.


SOMA FOUNDATION PROGRAM— Fall 2019 (September-December)

2019— 231 Hours
Wk # Dates Content
1 9/15- 9/16 APK Introduction, Cell Biology
Embryology & Fascial Anatomy
2 9/22 – 9/23 APK Introduction, Cell Biology
K and Movement
3 9/29-9/30 APK, Integumentary System
Contraindications, Pathology
4 10/4 – 10/7 Massage Theory & Practice, Remedials
3 days Insurance, Massage, Contra/Indications, Medical Term. & SOAP’s
APK, Skeletal System
5 10/13 – 10/14 APK, Muscular System
Psychology for Bodyworkers, APK, Muscular System
6 10/19-10/21 Psychology for Bodyworkers
3 days APK, Nervous System
Contraindications, Pathology, SOAP’s, Medical Terminology
7 10/27 – 10/28 AP, Nervous System
Client Practices
8 11/3 – 11/4 AP, Endocrine & Reproductive System
AK, Cardiovascular System
9 11/10 – 11/11 APK, Lymphatic System
Student Development, Client Practices, Client Development, Business, Law
10 11/17 – 11/18 APK, Respiratory System (Ch.10)
Business, K Practice
11 11/23 – 11/25 * Make up day, if needed. (Saturday)
3 days APK, Digestive & Urinary System (Ch.11 & 12)
Review & Catch-up Discussions
12/1- 12/2 OFF— Thanksgiving Holiday
12 12/ 7-12/9 * Make up day, if needed. (Saturday)
3 days Review All AP
Final Exam, Discussion & Completion
13 12/14-12/16* * Make up days, if needed. (3 days)

Key: A=Anatomy, P=Physiology, K=Kinesiology


Soma Training Certification— Spring 2020

Week 1 1/4 – 1/6 First Weekend.
Weekend with Instructors
Week 2 1/11 – 1/13 Learn Session #1
Week 3 1/18 – 1/20 Models begin
Learn Session #2
Week 4 1/25 – 1/27 Learn Session #3
Week 5 2/1 – 2/3 Weekend with Instructors
Week 6 2/8 – 2/10 Learn Session #4
No Class 2/15 – 2/17* Off– Break (Make up/snow days if needed)
Week 7 2/22 – 2/24 Learn Session #5
Week 8 2/29 – 3/2 Learn Session #6
Week 9 3/7 – 3/9 Learn Session #7
Week 10 3/14 – 3/16 Weekend with Instructors
Week 11 3/21 – 3/23 Learn Session #8
No Class 3/28 – 3/30 Off / Optional — IASI Conference in Portland
Week 12 4/4 – 4/6 Learn Session #9
No Class 4/11 – 4/13* Off — Easter (Make up/snow days if needed)
Week 13 4/18 – 4/20 Learn Arm Session
Week 14 4/25 – 4/27 Learn Session #10
Week 15 5/2 – 5/4 Finish Models
Week 16 5/9 – 5/11 Finish Models
Week 17 5/16 – 5/18 Finish Models
No Class 5/23 – 5/25 Off — Memorial Day Weekend
Week 18 5/30 – 6/1 Completion of Models & Graduation
Week 19 6/6 – 6/8* Make up/Snow days if needed

 


SOMASSAGE® CERTIFICATION 2020 (34 CE HOURS)

6.11.20 Foundations of Somassage®
6.12.20 Bodymechanics
6.13.20 Hands-On & Theory
6.14.20 Hands-On & Theory

The Soma Institute reserves the right to change the dates before the training begins.

Our program prepares students to take the MBLEx Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination which is the universal massage licensing method in the United States.

The Soma Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider under #450420-07.

Updated 5.7.19

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