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Abdominal Therapy for Professionals-Part 1


Join Heidi Jost-Nicoll RN, LP, CH, Teacher, Practitioner and Founder Abdominal Therapy Collective, LLC, for Abdominal Therapy for Professionals: Part 1, at Stronghold Center, in Oregon, Illinois, USA.

April 18-22, 2022


This experiential, professional-level class focuses on the anterior portion of Abdominal Therapy as presented by the Abdominal Therapy Collective, Inc. (ATC), and works holistically with body, mind, and spirit. This training is open to all professional therapists who hold a qualification in anatomy and physiology and are able to perform massage on clients within the legal requirements of their state or country.

This four-day class will enable you to share the anterior element of the work created by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. The class will be taught via practical demonstration, a sharing of treatments with other students, and an in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology as it relates to our work.

On completion of this class, you will be fully qualified to work with clients and to teach individuals the Abdominal Therapy Collective’s unique ‘Your Abdominal Massage’ (YAM) for their continuing health improvement.

On completion, you will receive:

• Certificate of attendance
• One-year membership in the Abdominal Therapy Collective (for new members only)
• Access to our extensive educational resources
• Ongoing professional support
• Access to our clinical advisory board
• Listing on our website
• Access to attend Part 2 of the professional training for posterior treatments
• One-year subscription to Visible Bodies

The full cost of the class is $900. A $300 deposit is required to hold your space. This may be paid via Paypal on my website: in the Classes and Sessions tab. Full payment is due 3 weeks before class begins. This class will be limited to 16 participants. Scholarships are available as part of the Abdominal Therapy Collective’s equity efforts.

Course fee includes all course materials, one year membership to The Abdominal Therapy Collective website and a one-year subscription to Visible bodies. 

Heritage Dbl Room

Room and board is $550.00 and is not included in this course. Dinner is included Monday night and all 3 meals included Monday through Friday. Deposit is $100 and is not refundable.

Heritage Lodge 2020
Heritage Upper Lounge

We will be staying at the  Heritage Lodge on the property. Please go to reservations@Stronghold Center or call Kitty at Stronghold Center (815) 732-6111 Ext. 613 to provide payment for room and board. We will be staying at the  Heritage Lodge on the property.

We will be following COVID policy from the WHO, CDC and local health department that are in effect at the time of this course.

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Apr 18 - 22 2022


All Day




Stronghold Retreat Center
1922 IL-2 N Oregon, Illinois 61061


Heidi Jost-Nicoll