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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

 

I'm on my phone looking at your website, it's confusing. How can I navigate easier?
If you are on your phone, looking at our website, at the bottom of every webpage you will see the words "Switch to Standard View". Just tap on that link and our mobile website will change to the desktop version which is much easier to view on your cell phone. For even greater ease in reading, turn your phone on it's side (if you have your phone setup to allow you to view your phone that way).

 

 

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
  • 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: Silver Cloud Inn -- S Lake Union - 1150 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
This location requires you to have a key card to park your vehicle in their parking garage--parking is free. When you pull into the hotel, pull straight ahead into the covered 10 minute lot (3 or 4 parking spaces). Enter the hotel, get your key card, ask which garage level is best to park on and then park your car. Vehicle clearance is 6 feet 6 inches. The classroom is on the third floor directly across from the breakfast area. The hotel will provide a round of hot water for tea -- please bring your own containers with sealed lid for drinking water.  Note:  GPS will sometimes want you to enter via the Eastlake entrance, which is locked to everyone except for hotel guests with a key card.  Please make sure you drive to the Fairview Ave N side of the hotel to enter the lobby.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take Exit 167 for Mercer St toward Seattle Center -- .6 miles
    • Turn Right onto Fairview Ave N (Public Storage is on the right) -- go .4 miles
    • Continue Right along Fairview
    • Arrive at 1150 Fairview Ave N on the Right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer St toward Seattle Center -- .7 miles
    • Turn Right onto Fairview Ave N (Public Storage is on the right) -- go .4 miles
    • Continue Right along Fairview
    • Arrive at 1150 Fairview Ave N on the Right

Food

  • Options will be handed out at class.

Lodging 

 

 

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 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mariott. Our class is in the Holiday Inn and it faces Dexter Ave N and the Fairfield Inn & Suites (not our classroom) faces Aurora Ave (Hwy 99). To obtain parking, you must 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 right into the alley way between the Holiday Inn and the Toast to Toast Bar & Grill and turn right onto the alleyway between the Holiday Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites. 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 -- in the parking area just outside of the elevator, there is a small box on the wall you drop your key card into before leaving. Note: parking may be tight, just be patient in finding a spot as people are continuously leaving in the morning. Food: A microwave and refrigerator are not available. Water: There is fountain water available, please bring your own container.

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

  • Halal Guys: 333 8th Ave N #107 (gyro and chicken)
  • 5 Point Cafe: 415 Cedar St (basic american)
  • Jack's BBQ: 228 9th Ave N
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill: 212 West Lake Ave N
  • Serious Pie & Biscuit: 401 Westlake Ave N (pizza and biscuits)
  • Whole Foods: 2210 Westlake Ave
  • Mantra Thai Restaurant: 2720 4th Ave #116

Lodging 

  • Holiday Inn: 211 N Dexter, Seattle, WA, 98109; P: 206.441.7222 (Call Robbin at 206.853.6875 for information about a discount)
  • 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 orange construction cone at the base of the stairs indicating the entrance way. Go up the short set of stairs and turn left. Up the porch steps are four doors, the entrance to Instructor's is the 2nd from the left. 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: 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 9: Good Shepherd Center -- 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103, Room 300

There is parking on-site. Please look for the sign that has "entrance-parking" and follow the signs. There are two lots (the first is just off the street to the right) and as the entrance drives circles around to the street, there is another lot just before it lets back out onto the street. There is also street parking.

Directions

  • South on I-5:
    • Take exit #169/NE 50th ST/NE 45th ST onto 5th Ave NE toward NE 50th St/Seattle Pacific Univ. - go 0.4 mi
    • Turn Right on NE 50th St - go 0.4 mi
    • Arrive at 4649 Sunnyside Ave N on the Right
  • North on I-5:
    • Take exit #169/NE 45th St/NE 50th St toward N.E. 45th St/Univ. of Wash. - go 0.3 mi
    • Bear Left on 7th Ave NE toward NE 45th St Westbound
    • Turn Left on NE 45th St - go 0.4 mi
    • Turn Right on Sunnyside Ave N - go 0.2 mi
    • Arrive at 4649 Sunnyside Ave N on the Left

Food
There are many eateries along 45th St N (between I-5 and Hwy 99). Just keep driving until you find something you like, there are many varieties of food.

Lodging

  • University Motel Suites: 4731 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105; P: 800-52-4720 - .9 miles
  • College Inn: 4000 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105; P: 206.633.4441 - 1.6 miles
  • Travelodge (U-Village): 4725 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105; 206-525-4612 - 1.9 miles
  • Travelodge: 8512 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103; 206-522-5000 - 3 miles
  • Days Inn: 9100 Aurora Ave N (on Hwy 99), Seattle, 98103, 206-524-3600 - 4 miles

Bellingham Location 1: 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

 

 

Bellingham Location 2: The Metta Center -- 1602 Carolina St Ste D12, Bellingham, WA 98229

There are two parking lots, one in front of the building just off of Carolina St and the other is behind the building (south side). The south side lot has less parking spaces, but is closer. Enter the classroom from the east side of the building. This location has water (including hot), refrigerator and microwave.

Directions

  • North-Bound on I-5:
    • Take Exit #255 Hwy 542 E/E Sunset Dr - go 0.2 miles
    • Turn Right on Hwy 542 E Sunset Dr - go 0.1 miles
    • Turn Right on Barkley Blvd -- go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on Orleans St - go 0.70 miles
    • Turn Left on Carolina St - go 0.20 miles
    • Arrive at 1602 Carolina St on the Right
  • South-Bound on I-5:
    • Take Exit #255 Hwy 542 E/E Sunset Dr - go 0.3 miles
    • Turn Left on Hwy 542 E Sunset Dr - go 0.2 miles
    • Turn Right on Barkley Blvd -- go 0.20 miles
    • Turn Right on Orleans St - go 0.70 miles
    • Turn Left on Carolina St - go 0.20 miles
    • Arrive at 1602 Carolina St on the Right

Food

  • Thai Maison -- 2430 James St
  • Trader Joes -- 2410 James St
  • The Lucky Panda -- 2311 James St
  • Avenue Bread -- 2301 James Sr
  • Coconut Kenny's (Pizza) -- 2220 James St
  • Greene's Corner (Sandwiches, Subs, Burgers, Pizza) -- 2208 James St
 

 

Olympia Location 1 -- Hartley's Home: 1112 Henry St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Parking: Parking is on the street. Lunch: Historically, lunch at the Hartley's has always been 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.

  • South on I-5:
    • Use the right 2 lanes to take Exit 105 toward Port of Olympia - go .6 miles
    • Continue onto Plum St SE - go .1 miles
    • Turn right onto Union Ave SE - .2 miles
    • Turn right onto Eastside St SE - go 299 ft
    • Turn left onto 11th Ave SE - go .2 miles
    • Turn right onto Henry St SE - go 299 ft
    • Arrive 1112 Henry St SE on the Left
  • North on I-5:
    • Take exit 105 N toward Port of Olympia - go .2 miles
    • Merge onto 14th Ave SE - go 187 ft (this is a looping offramp)
    • Slight right toward Henderson Blvd SE - go 355 feet
    • Continue straight onto Henderson Blvd SE - go .5 miles
    • Henderson Blvd SE turns left and becomes Plum St SE - go .1 miles
    • Turn right onto Union Ave SE - .2 miles
    • Turn right onto Eastside St SE - go 299 ft
    • Turn left onto 11th Ave SE - go .2 miles
    • Turn right onto Henry St SE - go 299 ft
    • Arrive 1112 Henry St SE on the Left
 

 

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
 

 

Live Webinar

We are using Zoom as the platform for our webinars at this time. This will allow you to see the instructor and any powerpoint or other documents that the instructor might share throughout the webinar. Participants are required to participate for credit by asking questions or making comments at appropriate times during the class.

The night before the webinar, I will email everyone the meeting ID and password. We will have a waiting room for the webinar and we encourage people to log into the webinar up to 15 minutes early and hang out in the waiting room to ensure you connect in time for the webinar.

When the webinar starts, the instructor will mute all participants sound to eliminate any background noise that might exist. When you want to speak, there is a "raise your hand" button at the bottom of your screen, just click on that and the instructor will unmute you to speak. When you're done speaking, you will go back on mute again. An hour before the end of the webinar, I will email everyone a surveymonkey class evaluation so when the class ends, please fill it out immediately. When I see that you've done so (I can see who has completed, but not what you answer), I will email you your certificate. If you do not have a certificate within 24 hours of completing your surveymonkey evaluation, please let me know.

Recommendations:

  • We strongly recommend that you use a device with a broadband/cable link for the best connectivity to the webinar, especially if you are in a more rural area where wifi is poorer. However, wifi works for most people.
  • We strongly recommend that you use a desktop or laptop to connect to Zoom. Generally, laptops have built in cameras and microphones which you can use. With desktops, you often need to have a camera that you install on your monitor for someone to see you and a headset microphone to speak, they generally don't come built in. If you are on a desktop or laptop and you don't have one or either capability (built in camera and/or mic), you can call in on your phone in order to hear and speak to be able to participate in the class and use your laptop/desktop to watch the presentation.
  • Because this is a 4-hour class we strongly recommend that you don't try to watch the webinar and listen in on your phone, unless it's your only choice.

Accessing Zoom:

There are several different ways to do this.

Well before the webinar begins, if you want to check out your hardware and connection to make sure it all works, you can go to http://zoom.us/test and join a test webinar to make sure everything is working the way it should -- the instructions are at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting if you any questions.

This is pretty easy software, once you click on "join a meeting" and enter you meeting ID and password, you should be able to enter without issues and once the webinar starts the instructor will walk you through the controls. If you are a technophobe, or are just having problems either understanding our instructions or something isn't working, contact me and I can set up a test meeting with the two of us and see what we can do to make things work correctly. The other option is to take a look at the tutorials on the zoom website, they are quite useful and they have something for just about everything.