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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How can I sign up for classes?
You can register online,over the phone or by mail. Go to this page for more information, Policies.

 

 

I want to pay for a friend to take a class, how can I do that?
At the end of the checkout section, you can include your friend's information in the comment section. Please include at minimum: name, email address and phone number. And, if you are able, the friend's mailing address.

 

 

I am a massage student, can I take classes?
Unless otherwise specified in the class description, yes classes are open to students. Please note, your school's liability insurance does not cover you while taking classes or practicing techniques learned outside of your school's curriculum. It is strongly recommended that you purchase student liability insurance prior to taking a hands-on continuing education class. If you do not have insurance, you are personally liable if you happen to injure anyone during classes.

 

 

What do I do in case of bad weather the day of class?
Call 206-853-7685 for a recorded message.

 

 

What happens if I can't make it to class?
Please call us at 206-853-7685 as soon as you know you can't make it. See the page regarding cancellations at: Policies

 

 

What do I need to bring?
Each course listing indicates what should be brought. While lotions/oils will be supplied, if you have a favorite that you want to bring, feel free to bring it. Please be aware that some people may have sensitivities to aromas, so be prepared to use a lotion that is supplied. Also, if your class is during the winter months, or you have a tendency to get cold while recieving on the table, feel free to bring a blanket.

 

 

What items are supplied?
Other than what students are required to bring for a particular class (listed in the detailed class description), all other supplies and equipment will be supplied as required--to include classroom tables and chairs, massage tables, lotions and oils.

 

 

What is Workforce?
Workforce is a Washington State Agency that regulates adult vocational education. Classes that are longer than three days or that are serial in nature where a student is required to take one class before they can take another are regulated by Workforce. The Therapeutic Training Center is licensed under Chapter 28C.10. Inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private career school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 10th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504-3105, (360)-753-5662.

 

 

What are the state and NCBTMB CE requirements for renewal?

  • NCBTMB: The NCBTMB CE requirements can be found at the following link, NCTBTMB Recertification.
  • WA Board of Massage: The WA State Department of Health's criteria can be found at the following link, WAC 246-830-475. To receive updates from the Dept of Health that affect WA LMPs, please go to, Board of Massage Interested Parties List to register to receive informative emails from the WA state Board of Massage.
 

 

What do I do for food and/or lodging?
Each of the locations, listed below, indicate nearby food and lodging options. These do not reflect all choices. If you use a restaurant or motel/hotel not listed and have a good experience, please let us know.

 

 

Where are the classroom locations?
Currently, all classes are held in Seattle, WA and Post Falls, ID -- although infrequently, we have classes in Bellingham, WA. Seattle classrooms are rentals and mostly within a 4 mile radius of the Northgate Mall area. Classes located in Post Falls, are located at the American Institute of Clinical Massage.

Classroom assignments can be found in each class description. Classes are generally assigned months in advance, but sometimes based on the level of registrations and availability, it might take longer to post a classroom location. Please call us at 206.853.6875 or email us at info@theratraining.com if it's getting close to the class date and a location isn't assigned and you have concerns about where class is.

Below are the current classrooms being used, each indicates address, directions and provides options for food and lodging. When classroom locations are posted on a class' detailed description page, the page will have the location number listed which is a link to the location detail. Just click on the location link and it will take you to the specific location detail for that class. If the location says "Seattle TBD" in the class description, the location has not been assigned yet.

 

 

Seattle -- TBD: This classroom is not assigned yet. More than likely this class will be north of the Seattle downtown area, but south of 145th St.

 

 

Seattle Location 1: Therapeutic Training Center - 929 N 130th St Ste 12; Seattle, WA 98133

This classroom is in the "Bitter Lake Center", on the second floor. Parking is free and in the upper parking lot. As you enter the street level parking lot, follow the parking lot to the left and drive all the way through the parking lot to the ramp leading up to the upper level parking (on top of the CarToys building). Please do not park in the street level lot. There is a refrigerator and water -- please keep your fluids in spill-proof containers.  There is a large sign in front of the building along the street that says "Bitter Lake Center".  CarToys is on the SW corner of 130th and Aurora Ave and the classroom is in the building to the west of it.  The Bitter Lake Center is 1/2 a block away from the Interurban trail and 1/2 a block away from the park at Bitter Lake (an actual lake/pond) which is walkable during lunch.

As a side note, please drive around the block to enter the parking lot from the east-bound side of N 130th st. Turning on to N 130th St from Aurora Ave and having to cross opposing traffic to get into the parking lot can be dangerous, plus you would have to cross two sets of double yellow lines.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit 175, WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit -- go .2 miles
    • Turn Right onto 145th St NE (eventually turns into 145th St N) - go .9 miles
    • Turn Left onto Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99) - go .9 miles
    • Turn Right onto N 128th St - go 1000 ft
    • Turn Right onto Linden Ave N - go 335 ft
    • Turn Right onto N 130th St - go 420 ft
    • Arrive Therapeutic Training Center, 929 N 130th St Ste 12 on the right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit 174 toward NE 130th St/Roosevelt Way, stay left on the exit ramp -- go .2 miles
    • Stay left as the exit turns into 5th Ave NE, keep in the left two lanes -- go 266 feet
    • Turn Left onto 130th St NE (eventually turns into 130th St N) - go 1.0 miles
    • Turn Left onto Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99) - go 341 ft
    • Turn Right onto N 128th St - go 1000 ft
    • Turn Right onto Linden Ave N - go 335 ft
    • Turn Right onto N 130th St - go 420 ft
    • Arrive Therapeutic Training Center, 929 N 130th St Ste 12 on the right

 Food

  • L'Forno, Pizza, Pita and Sweets -- 13000 Linden Ave N (across the street, corner of Linden & 130th)
  • HK DimSum -- 13200 Aurora St (east side of Aurora)
  • Asian Food Center (Food Court) -- 13200 Aurora St (east side of Aurora)
  • Jimmy Johns -- 13242 Aurora Ave N (east side of Aurora)
  • Pop Popp Thai -- 13242 Aurora Ave N (east side of Aurora)
  • Ivar's -- 13448 Aurora Ave N (east side of Aurora)

 Lodging

  • Extended Stay of America, Northgate: 13300 Stone Ave N, 98133; P: 206-365-8100 - .6 miles (type in "Northgate, Seattle" to pull up the correct hotel)
  • Comfort Inn: 13700 Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99), 98133; 206-367-7880 - .7 miles
  • Holiday Inn Express: 14115 Aurora Ave N; P: 206-365-7777 (classroom site)
  • Days Inn: 9100 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103; P: 206-524-3600 - 2 miles
  • Airbnb -- type in the classroom address to get the nearest listings
 

 

Seattle Location 2 -- Staybridge Suites: 3926 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Parking and Key Card: The parking entrance is from northbound Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave). Drive into the semicircle entrance way, park and enter the hotel lobby to obtain a card key from the front desk to open the garage door and find a parking spot -- vehicle clearance is 6 feet 6 inches. Take the elevator (need your key card to access) to the lobby and the front desk people will direct you to the classroom. Please obtain a key card even if you park on the street to be able to access the nearest bathrooms. At the end of class, you will turn your key card in, in exchange for your certificate. Bringing Food: If you want to bring food that needs to be refrigerated, please bring it in a container that you can put your name on. When you arrive in the lobby, hand your food package to the front desk person and at lunch they will get it for you if you ask for it. A microwave is not available. Water: There is fountain water available. If you want filtered water, you will need to bring it or buy bottled water in the concession area. Food: There is food available within walking and driving distance.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take EXIT 169/NE 45th St/NE 50th St Exit and stay right, follow the NE 50th St Sign -- .2 miles
    • Turn Right on to NE 50th St (which becomes N 50th St) -- go .9 miles
    • Turn Left onto Stone Way N -- go .6 miles
    • Turn Right onto N 40th St -- go .2 miles
    • Turn Left onto Winslow Place N -- go 1 block
    • Turn Right onto 39th St N -- go to end of block which dumps into Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave N)
    • Turn Right onto Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave N) and stay in right bus lane -- go not even 1/2 block
    • Arrive at 3926 Aurora Ave N, immediately on right (the entrance is just past 39th St N. If you see 40th St, you've gone too far. Just turn right and circle the block and get onto Hwy 99 at 39th St and the entrance will be immediately on the right on Hwy 99.)
  • North on I-5:
    • Take the Mercer Street exit, Exit 167, on the left
    • Stay straight to go on to Mercer St -- go .4 miles
    • Turn Right on to Dexter Ave N -- go 1 block
    • Turn Left on to N Roy St. -- go 1 block
    • Turn Right on to Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave N) -- go 2 miles
    • Arrive at 3926 Aurora Ave N, immediately on right (the entrance is just past 39th St N. If you see 40th St, you've gone too far. Just turn right and circle the block and get onto Hwy 99 at 39th St and the entrance will be immediately on the right.)

Lodging

 

 

Seattle Location 3: 328 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107

This is the Instructor's Home/Studio Office and it is located in a residential neighborhood. The color of the house is white. Please park on the street, parking is free. Walk up the driveway and enter the classroom through the entrance where the garage door would be (please do not go to the front door of the house). There is a refrigerator to store food for lunch and a microwave.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit #169/NE 50Th St/NE 45Th St and take the 45th St branch of the exit and merge into the right hand lane to turn right onto 45th St -- .5 miles
    • Turn Right onto 45th St - go 1 mile
    • After passing through Stone Way, bear left onto Midvale Pl - go 413 feet
    • Bear left onto 46th St and then pass under Hwy 99, 46th St N eventually turns into N Market St -- go 1 mile
    • Turn Sharp Left onto 3rd Ave NW -- go .32 miles
    • Turn Right onto NW 46th St -- .06 miles
    • 328 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107 is on the right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit #169//NE 45Th St /NE 50Th St and take the 45th St branch of the exit and prepare to turn left onto 45th St -- .5 miles
    • Turn Left onto 45th St -- go 1 mile
    • After passing through Stone Way, bear left onto Midvale Pl - go 413 feet
    • Bear left onto 46th St and then pass under Hwy 99, 46th St N eventually turns into N Market St -- go 1 mile
    • Turn Sharp Left onto 3rd Ave NW -- go .32 miles
    • Turn Right onto NW 46th St -- .06 miles
    • 328 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107 is on the right

Food

  • Information about the nearest restaurants will be handed out in class.

Lodging 

 

 

Seattle Location 4: Holiday Inn Express - 14115 Aurora Ave N; Seattle, WA 98133

Parking is free in the hotel lot. Please enter the hotel through the lobby. Once inside, you'll see a reception desk on the right side. Straight ahead from the entrance is a doorway to the "Aurora Room", where class is held. Please bring your own beverages, there isn't a refrigerator on site.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit 175, WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit, toward 5th Ave NE -- go .2 miles
    • Turn Right onto 145th St NE (eventually turns into 145th St N) - go .9 miles
    • Turn Left onto Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99) - go .2 miles
    • Arrive Holiday Inn Express, 14115 Aurora Ave N on the right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit 175, WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit, stay left on 5th Ave NE as you exit -- go 479 ft
    • Turn Left onto 145th St NE (eventually turns into 145th St N) - go 1.0 miles
    • Turn Left onto Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99) - go .2 miles
    • Arrive Holiday Inn Express, 14115 Aurora Ave N on the right

 Food

  • There are a handful of food options within easy walking distance from hotel.

 Lodging

  • Holiday Inn Express: 14115 Aurora Ave N; P: 206-365-7777 (classroom site)
  • Comfort Inn: 13700 Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99), 98133; 206-367-7880 - .3 miles
  • Extended Stay of America, Northgate: 13300 Stone Ave N, 98133; P: 206-365-8100 - .5 miles
  • Hotel Nexus: 2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98133; P: 206-365-0700 - 2.1 miles (Contact Robbin at 206.853.6875 about getting a discount)
  • Days Inn: 9100 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103; P: 206-524-3600 - 2.5 miles
 

 

Seattle Location 5 -- Holiday Inn Downtown: 211 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
There are 2 hotels on this property back to back, the Holiday Inn and the Holiday Inn Express. Our class is in the Holiday Inn and it faces Dexter Ave N and the Holiday Inn Express (not our classroom) faces Aurora Ave (Hwy 99). To obtain parking, you most go to the Holiday Inn.

Parking and Key Card: Drive into the Holiday Inn's semicircle entrance way from Dexter Ave N, park and enter the hotel lobby to obtain a card key/parking pass from the front desk. To park your car, from the semicircular drive, turn left into the alley way between the Holiday Inn and Emerald Grill and turn right onto the alleyway between the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Drive down to the end of the Holiday Inn Building (to your right on the east side of the alley) and turn into the Green Parking Ramp. Use your key card to open the garage door and find a parking spot -- vehicle clearance is 6 feet 8 inches. Place your parking permit on your car's dash. At the end of class, you will turn your key card in before leaving. Food: A microwave and refrigerator is not available. Box lunches will be available for purchase from the Emerald Grill. At the beginning of class, there will be order forms and you will pay for your box lunches when you turn in your order forms.Water: There is fountain water available, please bring your own container. If you want filtered water, you will need to bring it or buy bottled water in the concession area.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit 167 for Mercer St toward Seattle Center -- .5 miles
    • Continue onto Mercer St -- go .4 miles
    • Turn Left onto Dexter Ave N -- go .3 miles
    • Arrive at 211 Dexter Ave N on the right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take the Mercer St exit, Exit 167, on the left side of the road
    • Continue onto Mercer St -- go .4 miles
    • Turn Left onto Dexter Ave N -- go .3 miles
    • Arrive at 211 Dexter Ave N on the right

Food

  • Zheng Cafe: 230 6th Ave N (this is more chinese-chinese food than american-chinese food)
  • 5 Point Cafe: 415 Cedar St (basic american)
  • Mio Sushi: 120 Westlake Ave N
  • Yellow Dot Cafe: 5219, 301 Westlake Ave N (sandwiches, wraps & pannini)
  • Whole Foods: 2210 Westlake Ave
  • Serious Pie & Biscuit: 401 Westlake Ave N (pizza and biscuits)
  • Portage Bay Cafe: 391 Terry Ave N (local and organic)

Lodging 

  • Holiday Inn: 211 N Dexter, Seattle, WA, 98109; P: 206.441.7222
  • Holiday Inn Express: 226 Aurora Ave, Seattle, WA, 98109; P: 206-441-7222 - Next Door
  • Quality Inn: 618 John Street, Seattle, WA, 98109; P: 206-728-7666 - (across the street on Aurora Avenue)/li>
  • College Inn: 4000 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105; P: 206.728.8123 - 4.2 miles
  • Travelodge, University: 4725 25th Ave NE, 206-525-4612 - 5 miles
  • Comfort Inn: 13700 Aurora Ave N (Hwy 99), 98133; 206-367-7880 - 7.6 miles
 

 

Seattle Location 6: Shoreline Community College - 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133; 1500 Building, Room 1522

Here is a Shoreline Community College Map (click on the link for the map), we are the in the "1500" building.  Each building is named with a number and the number is easily visible while driving in your car, or walking.  Parking is free on the weekend and the building is easy to get to.  There is non-filtered water available.  This a very lovely campus with lots of greenery.  If you have time after class, it's an enjoyable place to take a walk (preferably without rain).

Note: Once you get to the intersection of 160th St N and Greenwood Ave N, do not follow your GPS any further as typing the campus address of "16101 Greenwood Ave N" into your GPS will take you to the admissions building.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take the Northeast 175th Street exit, EXIT 176
    • Turn Right onto N 175th St - go .7 miles
    • Turn Left onto Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave N) - go .8 miles
    • Turn right onto N 160th St - go .5 miles
    • Turn right onto Greenwood Ave N
    • Immediately turn left at the Shoreline Community College sign
  • North on I-5:
    • Take the WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit, EXIT 175 (stay in the left turn lane to turn left on to 145th St NE) - go .7 miles
    • Turn left onto WA-523/NE 145th St - go 1 miles
    • Turn right onto HWY-99 (Aurora Ave N) - go .8 miles
    • Turn left onto N 160th St - go .5 miles
    • Turn right onto Greenwood Ave N
    • Immediately turn left at the Shoreline Community College sign
  • Directions at Shoreline Community College:
    • As soon as you have turned off of Greenwood Ave N at the Shoreline Community College Sign continue straight past the entrance way to Shoreline College (it feels like the road "Y"s, but it does not, avoid the right turn onto the campus and remain on the road) -- go .3 miles
    • Drive past the next crossroad on the right
    • Turn right at the next crossroad on the right, just before, there is a sign that says "Off Leash Dog Park" and then once you've turned right there is a the sign that says "S2 Parking"
    • Park in any available student parking spot across from the "1500" building
    • This classroom is accessed from the outside of the building.
    • As you approach the 1500 building from the parking lot the classroom is on the southeast side of the building (this side has a green area next to it and across the green space is the "1400" building.)
    • Follow the walkway along the side of the building and enter Room 1515 from the out side of the building.  (If you see another building right next to the 1500 building, you are on the wrong side of the building and need to walk to the other side).
    • Note: if you accidentally turn into the first campus entrance, there is a ring road that goes around the primary section of the campus. Follow it until you see the "1500" building and then park in the student parking lot in front of the building.

Lodging

 

 

Seattle Location 7: 1600 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98144

There is free parking on the street. The building is in a residential section and is a two story house with multiple tenants. It is light green and on the NE corner of 16th Ave S and S Main St. There are no address numbers on the house visible from the street, but the house has an unpainted fence on the 16th/Main St corner. The entrance way to the house is a set of concrete stairs to the right of row of shrubs/bushes bordering the property on the S Main St side--the shrubs/bushes block your vision of the lower portion of the house. There will be a sign on the sidewalk near these stairs indicating the entrance way. Go up the short set of stairs and turn left. Towards the far end of the porch are three doors, we're at the middle door. There will be a sign on the door and the door will be open. This is the entrance to the classroom. Once you enter, leave your shoes at the bottom of the stairs and follow the signs to the classroom.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take exit #165A/James St onto 6th Ave - go .71 miles
    • Turn Left on Yesler Way - go .60 miles
    • Turn Right at 16th Ave S - go 2 blocks
    • Turn Left on S Main St
    • Arrive at 1600 S Main St immediately on the Left
  • North on I-5:
    • Take exit #164A/Dearborn St/James St/Madison St/Spokane toward Dearborn St/James St/Madison St/Dearborn St - go 0.60 miles
    • Turn Right on S Dearborn St - go 0.40 miles
    • Turn Left on Rainier Ave S
    • Turn Right on S Jackson St - go 2 blocks
    • Turn Left on 16th Ave S - go 1 blcok
    • Turn Right on S Main St
    • Arrive at 1600 S Main St immediately on the Left

Food

  • Cheeky Restaurant: 1700 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - 1 block away
  • Moonlight Cafe: 1919 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .25 miles
  • Pho Bac: 1314 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .25 miles
  • Pho Viet: 1240 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .31 miles
  • North Shore Hawaiian BBQ: 110 Boren Ave S, Seattle 98144 - .33 miles
  • Sichuanese Cuisine: 1048 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .42 miles
  • Tamarind Tree: 1036 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .42 miles
  • Red Apple Market: 2301 S. Jackson St, Seattle 98144 - .47 miles
 

 

Seattle Location 8: 3520 NE 153rd St #104, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155

This is an apartment complex called "Top of the Lake Apartments". There are 2 primary buildings on this property. As you come to the very end of the road, but before driving within the complex--just pull off to the ride side on the road shoulder and park, it's not demarcated into formal parking spaces There are two buildings on the property. The first building will have a sign in the ground in front of it with the name of the apartment complex, this is the instructor's building. In the event that this parking is full, turn around and go back down the road part way and park on the road on the side where it's first available. Please do not park in the parking places within the buildings.

The first building (closest to the road) is the instructor's. Go up the couple of steps and enter through the gray/blue double doors in the front of the building. Push the buzzer for "Bromley" #104. When the door buzzes open, go through the door, turn right and walk down the length of the hallway. At the end of the hallway there is a door marked "Stairs"and a confusing sign underneath it about keeping the door shut at all times. Enter through this door, go up one flight of stairs. Apt #104 is the first door on the left. If needed, there is an elevator. On site is a refrigerator and water.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit 175, WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit, toward 5th Ave NE -- go .2 miles
    • Turn Left onto 145th St NE - go 2.0 miles
    • Turn Left onto Bothell Way NE (turned into Bothell Way NE from Lake City Way NE) - go 1.5 miles
    • Turn Sharp Left onto 35th Ave NE (You will see Acacia Funeral Home, but don't turn into the Funeral Home entrance - go 0.1 miles
    • Go Right onto NE 153th St (the road essentially bends to the right, you do not have a choice but to go right) -- go to end of road (just at the bend there is a private residence, please do not accidentally visit them) be very careful going around the bend as the apartment residents apparently like to cut the corner when exiting out of there
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit 175, WA-523 (NE 145th Street) exit, stay right on 5th Ave NE as you exit -- go 479 ft
    • Turn Right onto 145th St NE - go 1.4 miles
    • Turn Left onto Bothell Way NE (turned into Bothell Way NE from Lake City Way NE) - go 0.2 miles
    • Turn Sharp Left onto 35th Ave NE (You will see Acacia Funeral Home, but don't turn into the Funeral Home entrance - go 0.1 miles
    • Go Right onto NE 153th St (the road essentially bends to the right, you do not have a choice but to go right) -- go to end of road (just at the bend there is a private residence, please do not accidentally visit them) be very careful going around the bend as the apartment residents apparently like to cut the corner when exiting out of there

 Food

  • Food options will be discussed in class.

 Lodging

  • Extended Stay of America, Northgate: 13300 Stone Ave N, 98133; P: 206-365-8100 - 4.0 miles
  • Hotel Nexus: 2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98133; P: 206-365-0700 - 4.2 miles (Contact Robbin at 206.853.6875 about getting a discount)
  • Days Inn: 9100 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103; P: 206-524-3600 - 5.6 miles
  • Travelodge: 8512 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103; P: 206-522-5000 - 5.9 miles
  • Silver Cloud Inn, University: 5036 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105; P: 206-526-5200 - 6 miles
  • Travelodge, University: 4725 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105; P: 206-525-4612 - 6.1 miles
 

 

Seattle Location 9: Crafted Touch - 4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 102, 98103 (known as the 4000 Aurora Building)
There is free parking in the building parking lot and if it's full, there is free parking on the nearby streets. Enter through the front glass door, follow the hallway until it ends and then turn left. Enter Suite 102. There is a refrigerator, microwave and filtered water (please bring your own drinking container for water -- also hot water). Note: If you use a GPS device and are traveling on Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave) to get to class, please type in "4000 Aurora Building N" instead of the actual address. Typing in the actual address into a GPS device seems to take people to the wrong side of the road.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take EXIT 167/NE 45th St/NE 50th St Exit,  and stay right, follow the NE 50th St Sign -- .2 miles
    • Turn Right on to NE 50th St (which becomes N 50th St) -- go .9 miles
    • Turn Left onto Stone Way N -- go .7 miles
    • Turn Right onto N 40th St. -- go .2 miles
    • 4000 Aurora Ave N is at the end of the road on the road, just as you turn onto Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave) turn into the parking lot on the right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit #169/NE 45th St/NE 50th St follow NE 45Th St Exit - go .3 miles
    • Turn Left on to 45th St
    • Turn Left on to NE 45th St (which becomes N 45th St) -- go .9 miles
    • Turn left onto Stone Way N -- go .1 miles
    • Turn right onto N 40th St. -- go .2 miles
    • 4000 Aurora Ave N is at the end of the road on the road, just as you turn onto Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave) turn into the parking lot on the right
  • South on Hwy 99:
    • Turn Right on to N 41st St
    • Turn Left on to Fremont Ave N
    • Turn Left on to Fremont Way N
    • Turn Left on to N 38th St (which turns into Bridge Way N)
    • Turn Left on to Midvale Ave N
    • Turn Left on to N 40th St (dizzy yet?)
    • 4000 Aurora Ave N is at the end of the road on the road, just as you turn onto Hwy 99 (Aurora Ave) turn into the parking lot on the right
  • North on Hwy 99:
    • Turn Right on to N 40th St
    • 4000 Aurora Ave N is on the northwest corner of Hwy 99 and N 40th St, immediately turn left into the parking lot

Food

  • Options will be handed out at class.

Lodging 

 

 

Seattle Location 10: 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont area)

This location is located on a road that does not have onstreet parking. There is a U-Park pay lot around the corner on N 35th St (a couple of storefronts from the corner) that has parking at an all day rate of $10. We recommend that you park there as the nearby onstreet parking is only for 2 hours which means that you'd have to move your car on one your breaks. This location, 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave N, is a door that opens to a set of stairs that go the 2nd floor. This doorway is very visible and located between a business called "Esthers" and "Lucky's Pho". Please click on this link for a satellite view on google maps: 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave N Satellite Map. There is a key code to punch in to the door that I have yet to receive, when I get it I will email it and leave a voice mail for all students. This location has a refrigerator, sink and microwave.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit #169/NE 50Th St/NE 45Th St and take the 50th St branch of the exit and merge into the right hand lane to turn right onto 50th St -- .2 miles
    • Turn Right onto 50th St NE - go .9 miles
    • Turn Left onto Stone Way N - go .7 miles
    • Turn Right onto 35th Ave N - go .5 miles
    • Turn right in the U-Park lot at 720 N 35th St (you'll see a sign for VAM Studios at the back of the lot adjacent to the building on the west end of the lot where the entrance is)
    • Once you have parked, turn right on the sidewalk along 35th St N and walk to the corner of 35th St N and Fremont Ave N
    • Turn left and walk across 35th St N and go down Fremont Ave N to 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave
  • North on I-5:
    • Take the Mercer Street exit, EXIT 167, on the left
    • Stay straight to go onto Mercer St, when safe, eventually get into the far right hand lane - .9 miles
    • Turn right onto Westlake Ave N. - 1.7 miles
    • Bear right to go over the Fremont Bridge, stay in the right hand lane (you will technically turn on to 4th St N to get on to the bridge, but don't look for 4th St N, just follow the sign for Fremont Bridge) -- go .2 miles
    • Once you get off the bridge pass by the classroom and turn right on 35th St N -- go 50-100 feet
    • Turn left in the U-Park on 35th St N
    • Once you have parked, turn right on the sidewalk along 35th St N and walk to the corner of 35th St N and Fremont Ave N
    • Turn left and walk across 35th St N and go down Fremont Ave N to 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave
 

 

Seattle Location 11: 7511 25th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

There is free parking in front of the house, on the street. If you get there first you can park behind the instructor's car in the driveway (it's a silver Subaru). The neighbors next door to the north (7515 25th NW) request that we not park in front of their house. If parking is tight on 25th Ave NW, there's always plenty of open parking right around the corner on NW 75th St (between 25th and 26th Ave). It's also nicer for the neighbors if you park on NW 75th Street, but it is not required.

  • South on I-5:
    • Take exit #172/N 85th ST/NE 80th ST and take the N 85th exit ramp onto N 85th St - go 2.4 miles
    • Turn Left onto 15th Ave NW - go 0.3 miles
    • Turn Right on NW 80th ST - go 0.5 miles
    • Turn Left on 24th Ave NW - go 0.1 miles
    • Turn Right on NW 77th ST
    • Turn Left on 25th Ave NW - go 0.1 miles
    • Arrive at 7511 25th Ave NW on the Right
    • Turn right again onto 25th Ave NE and get into the left lane - go .5 miles
    • Arrive at 5036 25th Ave NE on the Right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take exit #172/N 85th ST/NE 80th ST and take the N 85th exit ramp onto N 85th St - go 2.6 miles
    • Turn Left onto 15th Ave NW - go 0.3 miles
    • Turn Right on NW 80th ST - go 0.5 miles
    • Turn Left on 24th Ave NW - go 0.1 miles
    • Turn Right on NW 77th ST
    • Turn Left on 25th Ave NW - go 0.1 miles
    • Arrive at 7511 25th Ave NW on the Right
 

 

Seattle Location 13 -- Instructor Studio (Wallingford): 5536 Woodlawn Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Please park on the street. The instructor's house is set a bit further away from the street than surrounding houses. Follow the driveway, which turns into a gravel pathway around the right of the house until you run into a doorway with a sign on it for the class and enter it. There is access to a refrigerator and microwave.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take EXIT 169/NE 45th St/NE 50th St Exit and stay right, follow the NE 50th St Sign -- .2 miles
    • Turn Right on to NE 50th St (which becomes N 50th St) -- go .8 miles
    • Turn Right onto Woodlawn Ave N -- go 5 blocks
    • Turn Right onto N 55 St and immediately turn left onto Woodlawn Ave N
    • Arrive at 5536 Woodlawn Ave N on right about mid-block
  • North on I-5:
    • Take EXIT 169/NE 45th St/NE 50th St Exit and stay left, follow the NE 50th St Sign -- .4 miles
    • Merge onto 7th Ave NE and stay left
    • Turn Left on to NE 50th St (which becomes N 50th St) -- go .8 miles
    • Turn Right onto Woodlawn Ave N -- go 5 blocks
    • Turn Right onto N 55 St and immediately turn left onto Woodlawn Ave N
    • Arrive at 5536 Woodlawn Ave N on right about mid-block
 

 

Seattle Location 14: Discoverypoint School of Massage - 420 E. Pike Street, Suite 3, Seattle, WA 98122

The entrance to the school is on Summit (northwest corner of Pike and Summit in the First Covenant Church building) or through the parking garage. If you enter on Summit, please press the button on the control panel to the left alongside the door--there is a white banner sign for "Discoverypoint School of Massage" in the window to the right of the entrance door. The door will be remotely unlocked from the classroom. Just enter and follow the signs to Suite 3 towards the end of the hallway on the left. If you enter via the garage, turn right towards the end of the hallway and Suite 3 is on the left. If the garage door is locked, please enter from the Summit Ave entrance.

Parking: The entrance way to the parking garage (First Covenant Church Parking Garage) is on Summit Ave, just past the entrance to the school. The fee for parking all day is $9.50 for those park by 10am or $5.00 for 0-2 hours. There are several lots in the area with a variety of parking fees and on the street parking for 0-2 hours at $2/hr. Please note that if you end up parking on the street that parking is strictly enforced in this area and you'll need to move your car every break.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit #165B/Union St. onto Union St. - go 0.10 miles
    • Turn Right onto 7th Ave.- go 416 ft
    • Turn Right onto Pike St. - go .4 miles
    • Turn Left onto Summit Ave, the parking garage is on the left fairly quickly after turning on to Summit
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit #166/Olive Way. - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn sharp Right onto Melrose Ave - go .2 miles
    • Turn Left onto E Pike St - go 525 feet
    • Turn Left onto Summit Ave, the parking garage is on the left fairly quickly after turning on to Summit

Food

  • Information about the nearest restaurants will be handed out in class.

Lodging

 

 

Bellingham, WA: NW Academy of the Healing Arts -- Finnegan’s Alley, 1106 Harris Ave Ste #205, Bellingham, WA 98225

Parking is on the street, around the building. Should parking be full in front of or around the building, go around the building and try parking on Mackenzie Ave between 10th and 12th Street. There are a lot of eating options within a few minutes walk of the classroom. The classroom has a small fridge, microwave, filtered water dispenser available.

Directions

  • North-Bound on I-5:
    • Take exit #250 WA-Hwy 11S/Chuckanut Dr/Old Fairhaven Pkwy - go 0.1 miles
    • Turn Left on Old Fairhaven Pkwy (WA-11) - go 1.4 miles
    • Turn Right on 12th St - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on L on Harris Ave - go 154 feet
    • Arrive at 4365 E Inverness Dr on the Left
  • South-Bound on I-5:
    • Take exit #250 WA-Hwy 11S/Chuckanut Dr/Old Fairhaven Pkwy - go 0.2 miles
    • Turn Right on Old Fairhaven Pkwy (WA-11) - go 1.3 miles
    • Turn Right on 12th St - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on L on Harris Ave - go 154 feet
    • Arrive at 4365 E Inverness Dr on the Left

Food

  • Fairhaven Fish & Chips -- 1020 Harris Ave
  • Dos Padres Mexican Restaurant -- 1111 Harris Ave
  • Harris Avenue Cafe -- 1101 Harris Ave
  • The Abbey Tearoom -- 1312 11th St
  • Fairhaven Pizza & Prawns -- 1307 11th St
  • Mambo Italiano Cafe -- 1303 12th St Bellinham
  • The Black Cat -- 1200 Harris Ave #310
  • Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse -- 1211 11th St
  • Colphon Cafe -- 1208 11th St
  • Win's Drive-In -- 1315 12th St
  • On Rice Thai Bistro -- 1224 Harris Ave

Lodging

 

 

Olympia Location 1 -- Hartley's Home: 9212 Waddell Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

Parking: Parking is on the driveway. Lunch: Because the Hartleys don't live in town, driving to lunch is not possible during the hour available for lunch. Therefore, lunch at the Hartley's is always a potluck. Bring food to share (they have a refrigerator, microwave and stove/oven) or, if you have issues around food, please feel free to bring your own. Please bring a drinking container for water to stay hydrated as you will be receiving lots of bodywork.

Lodging at the Hartley's: The Hartleys have space available to lodge up to 8 students in their home during class, it is free to any registered student. Their classroom holds 12 students. If you would like to reserve a spot to sleep, please register for the class and then contact Robbin at 206.853.6875 or email her info@theratraining.com at to let her know which nights you'd like to stay. Lodging is done on a first come, first serve basis.  If the lodging space at the Hartley's place is full, it will be noted in the class description. If you are staying overnight you will need to bring the following:

  • A potluck item for breakfast and dinner and your help with meal preparation. (They have chickens & eggs to share). Those locals returning home at night may opt to stay for dinner if they let the Hartley's know ahead of time.
  • A washcloth, towel and shower items.
  • A swimsuit if you plan on using the hot tub.
  • A pair of walking shoes for the trail (and rain gear if it looks necessary).
  • If you wish, an instrument to play, song, or story to share after dinner. The Hartleys encourage the Ohana (family) Spirit.

Sleeping Quarters: There is one double guest bedroom upstairs - couples or disabled students get first priority for that. There is also a room with several beds available, including several bunk beds. Sleeping in this room is dormitory style.

Directions

  • North-Bound or South-Bound on I-5:
    • Take Exit #104 and merge onto US Hwy 101 - go 1.7 miles
    • Take the Black Lake Blvd SW exit - go .5 miles
    • Turn Left on Black Lake Blvd SW - go 3.6 miles
    • Black Lake Blvd SW becomes 62nd Ave SW (continue on it until it ends at a stop sign) - go 0.7 miles
    • Turn Left onto Delphi Rd SW - go 2.2 miles
    • Turn Right onto Waddell Creek Rd SW - go 1.6 miles
    • Arrive 9212 Waddell Creek Rd SW on the Left -- you'll see one of many guardrails on the left. The break in the guardrail with the large blue & white sign is our driveway. The large Blue and White sign says "Hawaiian Massage by Appointment". There is a sign as you turn into the driveway that says "Kim and Jim Hartley"
 

 

Olympia Location 2 -- Instructor's Home: Olympia, WA 98501

To maintain the privacy of the instructor, we have not posted the instructor's address. Shortly after registration, we will email the exact location details to participants. The instructor's home is near the Olympia High School and the nearest major intersection is Henderson Blvd SE and Eskridge Blvd SE. There is plenty free street parking and the location has a refrigerator, stove and microwave.

 

 

Post Falls, ID: American Institute of Clinical Massage -- 4365 E Inverness Dr, Post Falls, ID 83854

The entrance is to the right of the building, please follow the parking lot around the building to the other side and enter at the ground level. Therapists are free to use the small student breakroom which contains a refrigerator, microwave and sink.

Directions

  • East-Bound on I-90:
    • Take exit #7/RATHDRUM (ID-41)/SPIRIT LAKE - go 0.30 miles
    • Bear Left on E Seltice Way - go 0.10 miles
    • Turn Left on Ross Point-Rathdrum Hwy(ID-41) toward Rathdrum (I-90) - go 0.40 miles
    • Turn Right on E Mullan Ave - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on E Sterling Dr - go 0.30 miles
    • Turn Left on E Inverness Dr
    • Arrive at 4365 E Inverness Dr on the Left
  • West-Bound on I-90:
    • Take exit #7/RATHDRUM/SPIRIT LAKE - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Left on Ross Point-Rathdrum Hwy(ID-41) toward Rathdrum (I-90) - go 0.40 miles
    • Turn Right on E Mullan Ave - go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on E Sterling Dr - go 0.30 miles
    • Turn Left on E Inverness Dr
    • Arrive at 4365 E Inverness Dr on the Left

Food

  • Fleur DE Sel - 4365 E Inverness Dr
  • Nate's New York Pizza - 920 N Hwy 41, #1
  • Pita Pit - 900 N Hwy 41, #10
  • Club 41 - 900 N Hwy 41, #3
  • Sonic Drive-In - 750 N Hwy 41
  • Del Taco - 725 N Hwy 41, #E
  • Subway - 725 N Hwy 41, #E
  • KFC - 325 N Hwy 41
  • Pizza Factory - 3904 E Mullan Ave, #D
  • Quiznos - 3904 E Mullan Ave, #J
  • Moon's Mongolian Grill - 1901 E Seltice Way

Lodging

  • Comfort Inn: 3175 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID 83854 (exit #7 on I-90); 208-773-8900 - 1.58 miles
  • Red Lion Inn: 414 E 1st Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 (exit #5 on I-90); 208-773-1611 - 4.13 miles
  • Holiday Inn Express: 2300 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID (exit #11 on I-90); 208-667-3100 - 5.57 miles
  • Motel 6: 610 West Appleway Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID (exit #12 on I-90); 208-664-6600 - 6.15 miles
  • Sleep Inn: 157 S Pleasant View Road, Post Falls, ID 83854 (exit #2 on I-90); 208-777-9394 - 6.16 miles
  • SilverStone Inn & Suites: 3647 W 5th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 (exit #2 on I-90); 717.290.6987 - 6.26 miles
  • Coeur D Alene Resort on the Lake: 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 (exit #11 on I-90); 208.765.4000 - 7.42 miles
  • American Country Bed & Breakfast: 705 Zircon Lane, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 (exit #5 on I-90); 877-664-9650 - 8.69 miles