The Certified Infant Massage Teacher Course (CIMT) is coming to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
This Accredited 3-Day professional training, taught by Pediatric Massage Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be held at Utopia Academy in downtown Vancouver.
Utopia Academy’s reputation as a professional healthcare academy is what sets it apart.
Although they are required by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) to prepare graduates to become entry level massage therapy practitioners, Utopia Academy strives to set the standard higher. Based upon trends in the evolving role of massage therapy within the health care profession they include specialized training to enhance skills and knowledge that will set graduates apart as future profession leaders
At Utopia Academy the vision is excellence in the massage therapy profession. Excellence means that beyond the academic knowledge and exceptional hands on skills, that the students also have heart.
Heart is the foundation of Utopia Academy. This is the innate ability to truly care for the profession and for patients. It means consistently having compassion, passion, integrity and being mindful and caring.
While in Vancouver, visit some of the landmark sites! The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions. Originally built in 1889, today's bridge is the fourth bridge at this location, 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River and is, without a doubt, the world's greatest suspension footbridge!
Robson is Vancouver's most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Visitors enjoy delicious drinks and fine foods at some of the city's most celebrated restaurants. The street is recognized both on a worldwide level as well as locally as it remains Vancouverites' favorite shopping destination. Robson is undoubtedly the street to see and be seen on.
And be sure to visit Commercial Drive. The neighbourhood of Commercial Drive is in the east end of the city, a short ten minutes by skytrain from downtown Vancouver. It is a glorious sight with all it's trees, character homes, wonderfully diverse people and the beautiful Grouse and Cypress mountains in the background.
The Drive's community is represented by a vast array of cultural backgrounds. A large number of Vancouver's Gay & Lesbian community call "The Drive" their home. Commercial is also known for the many vegetarians and environmental activists. Authentic Italian coffee bars, fine dining, live music and theatre, art exhibits, and unique shopping, attract visitors from all over.
Turn this educational trip into an extended vacation and travel to the world famous Whistler Village and resort, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Consistently ranked the number one resort in North America, Whistler features two spectacular mountains, epic skiing conditions, four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, accommodations galore, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. In short, Whistler has everything you could possibly need for the time of your life - and so much more.
The Pier is the City's newest attraction offering stunning scenery and a walk back in time. The Burrard Dry Dock Pier is a 700-foot long public walkway that extends into Burrard Inlet and is a moorage point for large and oversized vessels.
A shorter floating dock called the St. Roch Dock accommodates smaller watercrafts and recreational boats. Officially opened on April 23, 2005 with a community-wide celebration, the completely refurbished piers have helped to transform the waterfront. Visitors can expect a variety of marine themed and community events throughout the year.
Being one of the most picturesque settings in the Lower Mainland, North Vancouver offers a wide array of recreational opportunities and activities unique to the City. There are 40 parks located throughout the City, with each park offering a variety of trails, landscapes and facilities.
Chiba Garden a traditional Japanese garden was designed to commemorate the friendship between the City of North Vancouver and its Japanese sister city Chiba. In the garden, two streams originating from one source represent the friendship between these two cities.
Or spend the day outdoors at Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, is an evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. It offers numerous of activities and attractions from the children's farmyard, to a miniature railway. Read more about the Origins of Stanley Park in a story from the Greater Vancouver Book.
For those outdoor enthusiasts Vancouver boasts some of the most beautiful surroundings to enjoy biking, sea kayaking & canoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. No wonder the entire province is known as “Beautiful British Columbia”!
Come to Vancouver, Canada and discover 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.