Our Vermont Foundation Program has been designed to meet the growing demand for a low-residency, short-term massage therapy training course. This Vermont Program offers students the ability to complete a professional certification program in integrative bodywork and massage therapy in 12-18 months. The program consists of a series of short intensive segments taking place at intervals throughout the year, generally one per month.
The program is taught in the village of North Bennington, in beautiful southern Vermont. Throughout the year, the changing seasons and quiet setting of the Green Mountain Institute offers a powerfully serene and contemplative atmosphere for focused learning, study and practice. Shops and restaurants in the village are within walking distance to the classroom.
This course addresses the whole person: body, mind and spirit. It provides a solid foundation in therapeutic massage, anatomy and physiology, professional development and communication skills. Enrollment is kept small, allowing us to give personalized attention and individualized instruction well beyond that usually available in massage school.
Upon completion of the program, graduates qualify for taking the MBLEx examination.
This program includes training in integrative bodywork, polarity therapy, acupressure, myofascial therapy, sports massage, anatomy and physiology, massage for pregnancy and special conditions, and other modalities; supervised practice sessions; a supervised internship period; distance learning sessions between face-to-face meetings; easy access to program directors and faculty via email and phone; handouts and training materials; apprenticeship training days; administration of final exam, review of a student research project; professional development and post-graduate job placement support and transcripts.
This is not a residential program; local students commute to and from sessions daily. Others stay at local inns, hotels, campgrounds or private homes (by special arrangement, for a small fee). Participants provide their own meals. Room and board costs are not included in the fee but we will provide assistance in locating a place to stay and arranging reservations, driving directions and other logistics.
Future dates to be determined.