The Certified Infant Massage Teacher Course (CIMT) ) is coming to exciting and historic Richmond, Virginia. This Accredited 3-day professional training, taught by Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be held at the Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump.
The Children's Museum of Richmond (CMoR) has been a part of the Capital City for almost thirty years. They provide a great environment for families to come learn and play together every day! CMoR’s brand new addition to their family friendly facilities is Short Pump located in West Broad Village next to Whole Foods Market. Short Pump at CMoR is geared towards children 0 -6 years of age and offers exciting new exhibits, programs, and more!
At CMoR Short Pump, children can play and explore many different worlds from the “Treasure-Island” like pirate ship to the cloud castle at the top of the Beanstalk Climber. Storytelling and communication is encouraged between generations as the exhibits are based on iconic children’s fairytales and nursery rhymes. Each exhibit offers varied opportunities for play and learning through open-ended activities that allow for free explorations, wonder, imagination and play.
As they say, “Virginia is for lovers!” So, we would love for you to join us in all the fun. Visit Edgar Allan Poe Museum to view illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of this great American author, the father of the psychological horror story. The museum is housed in a series of buildings, including Richmond's oldest.
Or take a shopping trip in Carytown (Cary Street). Here you won’t find a Gap or Banana Republic. A stretch between Nansemond and Colonial streets attracts browsers to quirky clothing boutiques, antiques shops and housewares stores. Must-hits include World of Mirth for toys and novelty fantasia, fashionista source Pink, stylish furniture source Domicile and Plan 9 Music caters to indie-music fans. For non-shopaholics, diversions include many coffeehouses and the Byrd Theatre, a 1928 art deco movie palace that screens second-run flicks.
Grab a bite at Helen’s. Grits and Virginia ham still rule at some Richmond restaurants, but spots like this Fan-neighborhood bistro provide New York-y atmosphere and newfangled food. Helen's slightly goofy-sounding menu yields eclectic, Asian- and Euro-influenced dishes. Try the "What the Hell Is a Foie Gras Taco?" or the "Seared Rare Tuna Riding on the Orient Express." The space evokes a romantic, speakeasy chic. Other hip choices include Carytown's southern-influenced, Food and Wine-praised Acacia) and the funky, are-we-in-Austin? Millie's Diner.
Spice up your dining experience at Kuba Kuba, the best place in Richmond for Cuban. Large potions, friendly faces and great music. Save some room for the delicious Tres Leches cake. (yes, we’ve tried it, and it is delish!)
Come to Richmond and experience the fun with us!
Finally, an accredited infant massage certification program for professionals, caregivers and those wanting to begin a new career in the wonderful world of infant massage. The Liddle Kidz Foundation Certification course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of infant massage.
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become a professional infant massage teacher.
Any experienced infant massage teacher will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a baby from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant massage education throughout the world.
As a CIMT, you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.