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Mountain Cabin

Continuing Education Classes

Expand your skills and challenge yourself to do better, be better, and never stop learning.

Continuing Education Classes
For Licensed Bodywork Practitioners

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Body Mechanics Audit

Sore wrists? Achy neck and back after a full day of work? I'll bet your body mechanics could use some work. So many LMTs don't get strict education and reinforcement in school about their body mechanics, leaving them burnt out, achy, and down right broken after a few years. How would you like a professional audit of your mechanics? I was fortunate enough to have a few seriously tough instructors in school that harped on this every single day, and here I am 14 years later with very minimal discomfort at the end of a long week. This semi-private "class" is more of an audit of your skills rather than a lesson on something new. I'll spend a little time discussing body/joint stacking during your sessions and important self care routines. I'll then watch you give an hour long session, giving advice along the way and making corrections to your body mechanics. This is a two person class so I can give my full attention to the practitioner working in front of me. 

- Instructor: Kaia Van Natta

- 3 CEUs 

- $80

Upcoming Classes:

- January 12th, 2024. 11a-130p

- March 19th, 2024. 1p-330p

- May 28th, 2024. 1p-330p

* Or email Kaia for a class request.

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Cupping Therapy 101

The suction and negative pressure created by cupping helps loosen muscles, encourages blood flow, pulls metabolic waste out of our tissues, relaxes the nervous system, reduces cellulite and can also reduce high blood pressure. Cupping is an ancient modality revered in many eastern cultures and is a wonderful, unique experience that can be added to any massage modality. In this class I will demonstrate how to use a few different types of cups properly on yourself and clients, and lecture on the benefits, cautions, and physiology of cupping therapy.

- Instructor: Kaia Van Natta

- 6 CEUs - NCBTMB Approved

Upcoming Classes:

- February 11th, 2024. 10a-430p. Whitefish, MT. $190

- June or July 2024. Green Bay, WI. $220 *check back for exact date soon*

- October 13th, 2024. 10a-430p. Whitefish, MT. $190

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About Face! An In Depth Look at Facial Massage

Get ready to learn about the face! Muscles, massage, suction cups, stones, and products, everything you need to know about working the most impressionable part of the body. I welcome LMTs and LEs to this class.

- Instructor: Kaia Van Natta

- 4CEUs - NCBTMB Approved

- $90

Upcoming Classes:

- April 20th, 2024. 10a-2p

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360 Pelvis Class

The pelvis attachments can be an under worked area, it's intense, difficult, and intimate, yet, so important! I will go over the anatomy of this area, posture alignment, and show how to work the abdominal wall, psoas, illiacis, QL, and those many glute muscles.     

- Instructor: Kaia Van Natta

- 8 CEUs - NCBTMB Approved

- $180

Upcoming Classes:

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Aromatherapy for Holistic Practitioners

Anyone who loves essential oils or who knows nothing about essential oils yet can easily add them into their massages and provide their clients with an extra special experience. I will educate students on many of the top chosen oils for massage purposes and show how to best incorporate them into a massage session.  This class is recommended for LMT, LE, DPT, DC, Clinic Receptionists, and anyone else looking for more knowledge on EOs in a health and wellness setting.  

- Everyone is welcome to take this class, no experience or license required!  

- Instructor: Kaia Van Natta

- 4 CEUs for LMTs - NCBTMB Approved

- $90

Upcoming Classes:

*Online version coming soon!

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One On One Learning

Private Lessons:

Is there a specific something you would like to improve on? Or perhaps you just need a refresher on a particular body area or modality. I would love to share my knowledge with you and help you grow as a professional! Contact me with a specific request for a private lesson. Bring a friend to be our hands on demo body or better yet, have a 2nd practitioner sign up with you!

- $80/hr for private lessons

- These lessons will not meet NCBTMB continuing education requirements at this time.

- You may count these lessons towards your Montana State License however! 

Mentorship:

Would you like to dial up your skills and knowledge with a long term mentorship? I would love to share my knowledge with you and help you grow as a professional! Mentorship can be a great tool for all experience levels. We can go over an array materials from hands on skills to business development. We'll do monthly meetings and trades to help you expend your knowledge and grow your skills. Contact me to inquire about enrolling in a mentorship program.

- Rates vary depending on commitment. 

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* Classes are currently being held at my studio in Whitefish, MT unless otherwise specified. 

* Email me with any questions, otherwise you may register online.

* Classes offered change seasonally, so continue to check back for new classes available!

* Cancellation Policy: A 25% deposit is required upon booking a class, any cancellation within 7 days of class will forfeit their deposit. 

Kaia Van Natta
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In November of 2017 I decided to get certified to become a continuing education provider. It was not a quick and easy process. But after a lot of do diligence, pilot classes, and feedback, I finally got my approval from the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork! I love to teach in a relaxed setting with only a hand full of students. I get frustrated when I go to classes and there are way too many students and nowhere near enough time for everyone's questions to get answered, especially during hands on time. 

So I like to keep it small and inclusive.

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