Dates: April 22nd and 23rd, 2023
Times: Saturday, (8am to 5pm); and Sunday, (8am to 4pm)
Class Type: This is a 2-day live course held at our NEHC Academy Training Facility in LaGrange, Indiana. Students will attend a blend of classroom and practical application working side-by-side with Andrew and Bobbi Jo throughout the entire weekend. The outcome of this class is a completion certificate awarded after successfully completing the class.
There are no pre-requisites for this class. Students do not need any prior knowledge of weighted tuning forks.
This class will focus on the following subject areas:
Basic Tuning Fork Skills, Anatomy, & Physiology: This subject area focuses on knowledge of basic tuning fork skills specific to our method. We teach core skills of grip, strike, palpation, angle, pressure, and proper placement. Anatomy and physiology training covers topics associated with fluid dynamics, fascial structures, and pathology/disfunction of soft tissue. Details of this subject will vary with each class to focus on specialty areas. This content will be provided through video prior to the start of class.
Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand: This specialty area focuses on the following conditions: shoulder conditions (frozen shoulder, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries), elbow conditions (golfers elbow, tennis elbow, bursitis), carpel tunnel syndrome, hand neuropathy, Dupuytren’s Contracture, trigger finger, warts, joint pain, arthritis, muscle pain and fatigue, sprains, strains, repetitive stress disorders.
Upper Back, Lower Back, & Hips: This specialty area focuses on the following conditions: spine deformities and misalignment (lordosis, scoliosis, kyphosis), tight muscles, sciatic pain, hip pain, bursitis, tailbone trauma.
Thigh, Knee, Ankle, & Foot: This specialty area focuses on the following conditions: strained muscles, tight IT band, knee pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toe, ingrown toenail, warts, bone spurs, corns, and fallen arches, old sprains, leg and foot alignment, toenail fungus or thick toenails.
In the classroom, students will be able to practice methods and techniques on other students throughout the weekend with the guidance of Andrew and Bobbi Jo Weaver. Our curriculum consists of a combination of knowledge, concepts, and skills with a variation between classroom work and practical application. We do not focus on “paint-by-numbers” application of putting the tuning fork in specific locations but rather rely on the knowledge and skills to apply in unique clinical situations.
NEHC Academy has the right to modify any part of training based on the needs of the class.
All costs for travel and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Class ends at 4pm on Sunday, so please schedule your return flight accordingly.
Location: The NEHC Academy Training Facility are located in our New Earth Healing Center in LaGrange, Indiana. The physical address is 2575 N State Rd 9, LaGrange, IN 46761
Lodging: There are several popular brand hotels in nearby Sturgis, Michigan at the intersection of the Interstate 80/90 Indiana Toll Road (Exit 121) and State Road 9 just South of the Indiana/Michigan state line. These hotels are with 5 miles of our Facility. We have personally stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, and Super 8 hotels. We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express with their updated and modern style within the rooms. We did not like the Super 8 hotel and do not recommend this location for our students.
We are in the heart of Amish country within LaGrange county, and Shipshewana is only 10 miles to the West on State Road 5. Shipshewana has several luxury hotels which are still reasonably priced. However, the town hosts several large events and conventions so rooms might be limited especially during the Summer months. We recommend the Van Buren Hotel, Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, and the Blue Gate Garden Inn. The Blue Gate is well known in Shipshewana with a Performing Arts Center next to the Inn and a very large restaurant and Amish bakery in the center of town. This small town is known to be packed with visitors during the Summer months due to the largest outdoor flea market in the Midwest region.
Food: We will serve lunch both days. If you have food allergy or dietary concerns, we recommend you bring your own food and we can keep it in our refrigerator. Snacks and hot/cold drinks will be available throughout the day.
There is no required equipment or tools for this class. Students are no longer required to bring tuning forks and gem foot attachments to class, and we ask for these items not to be brought to class. NEHC Academy will provide the necessary equipment and tools during class.
We do not sell tuning forks and attachments, so the equipment and tools used during class will not be available for sale during class. For this class, we will be using a weighted 128hz tuning fork along with the 15mm and 25mm gem foot attachments. We purchased our tuning forks and gem foot attachments from Biosonics.com, and we believe in the quality of the tuning forks from this supplier.
Class Tuition: One-time full payment of $1000 USD due at registration. No other payments are required. Students must register and complete payment no later than Midnight EST two days prior to the class start date.
Early Bird Discount: One-time full payment of $800 USD (a 25% savings) due at registration. No other payments are required. Students must register and complete payment no later than Midnight EST two calendar weeks (14 days) prior to the class start date.
Refund Policy: All payments are non-refundable but transferrable to another IAVT live class.
Additional Costs: There are no additional costs for books or equipment for the class. We do not charge extra for class manuals, and we generally do not sell products to students during the class.
Payment Type: Our payment portal uses a Square port, but you do not need a Square payment account to make a payment. Square allows for guest payments using most major credit cards. We do not accept mailed checks or cash payments.
Upon completion of this live class, students will receive a certification of completion for the IAVT Specialty Area. The class completion certificate can be applied to an Instrument-Assisted Vibration Therapy Certification (IAVT).
NEHC Academy may cancel the class due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Indiana is located in a cold-weather climate with unpredictable weather patterns in the winter months (November through March). In the event of a class cancellation, NEHC Academy staff will update all students as soon as possible. NEHC Academy and New Earth Healing Center LLC are not responsible for any fees incurred by the student for last minute class cancellation.