Trainings in Berkeley


Transformation Through Touch: Essentials of Manual Therapy for Upper Extremities
January 27-30, 2018
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley; Rudramandir Center for Spirituality and Healing

Teacher: Elizabeth McClain

Join Elizabeth McClain for a transformative 4-day workshop in Dr. Thomas Hendrickson’s advanced system of massage and manual therapy for orthopedic conditions.

Learn How to:

  • Effectively reduce pain and restore function using Hendrickson Method
  • Stay relaxed during your treatments and efficiently use your body so you remain healthy and feel energized after every session
  • Perform manual therapy as a moving meditation that allows you to be a vehicle for the healing energy of the universe

This training is designed for both current and returning students pursuing certification and certified HM practitioners and therapists wanting to deepen their practice and receive CE credits. Students may also study on a purely experiential basis. Students meeting all requirements may receive 28 NCBTMB or CA Acupuncture Board** CE credits.

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Hendrickson Method Format and Certification

For over 30 years the Hendrickson Method® Institute has offered an intensive certification program in advanced massage and manual therapy.  Certification is optional.  Students are welcome to attend classes without meeting the requirements for certification.

Hendrickson Method Certification can be attained when students complete six 4-day modules of training – 3 Level 1 modules and 3 Level 2 modules.

Students need to take the first module, Manual Therapy for the Spine, before attending other modules.  Students then need to complete the other two Level 1 level modules before registering for the corresponding Level 2 modules.

Level 1 students and Level 2 students are taught in the same classroom.  Each level of training includes a different syllabus, study guide and lecture so that beginning, advanced and continuing students have unique material and personalized instruction.

Students may take as much time as they need to complete the six modules for certification.  After completing all six modules, students take a practical test to become fully certified as “Hendrickson Method Practitioners“.  Students who complete all six modules a second time take a practical test to become fully certified as “Hendrickson Method Therapists“.

This format allows students the flexibility to become certified Hendrickson Method Practitioners at an individualized pace that fits comfortably into their lives. The format is a convenient, relaxed way to pursue Hendrickson Method certification and earn continuing education hours over time.

Hendrickson Method Institute’s goal is to assist massage therapists, body workers, and health care providers in achieving the highest skills and confidence necessary to treat acute and chronic pain and restore joint function in their clients and patients.

Click here for an in-depth description of Hendrickson Method Practitioner Level 1 and Practitioner Level 2 training course content.

Dates for 2017-2018 Hendrickson Method Training Modules

Manual Therapy for the Spine September 23-26, 2017
Manual Therapy for Upper Extremities January 27-30, 2018
Manual Therapy for Lower Extremities May 5–8, 2018

Classes meet Saturday through Tuesday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm at Rudramandir Center for Spirituality and Healing in Berkeley, CA

Teacher: Inbar Sarig

Training Prices*
Per Module: $795
Two-Module Package: $1490
Three-Module Package: $2175
HMA Members, Per Module: $745
HMA Members, Two-Module Package: $1390
HMA Members, Three-Module Package: $2025

*Pricing is applicable only to this location and is not transferable to courses taught by other HM Instructors.

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Training Registration

Hendrickson Method training requires a high degree of anatomical knowledge. Students often find additional anatomy coursework helpful.   Hendrickson Method Therapists paige starling sorvillo and Qilo Matzen are offering advanced anatomy courses in Berkeley.  Click here for more information or download a flyer.

Hendrickson Method Institute classes do not confer state or local certification of any kind. The classes provide education for established bodyworkers and healthcare professionals seeking to learn the techniques of Hendrickson Method.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 510-524-3107, or

**This Category 1 course is approved by the California Acupuncture Bard, Provider Number 0899, for 28 hours of continuing education. There is no partial CE credit given. Students cancelling enrollment more than 2 days (48 hours) before the class start-date will receive a full refund, minus the $150 administration fee. Cancellations made less than 2 days prior to the class start-date will be refunded 50% of the class cost, minus the $150 administration fee. There are no refunds on or after the first day of class. If Hendrickson Method Institute is forced to cancel a course for any reason students will receive a refund of any enrollment fees paid. Please contact Hendrickson Method Institute via email at or phone 510-524-3107 for more information.