Host a Class


Michelle is a certified instructor of two Arvigo® courses: Hands on Health the Maya Way (One Day Workshop) and Self Care Training (Two and a Half Day Workshop). She teaches these courses nationally and internationally. Learn how to bring her to your area below, then contact her to get started organizing!

How to bring a class to your organization or area:

  • Find a space for the class. You can donate space at a studio or your home, or find another space for the class. The teaching space must accomodate at least 15 people on yoga mats.
  • Get the word out to potential students. Post on your social media pages, in your newsletters, post the flyer (that I will supply) at your studio or local businesses, tell your friends and colleagues.  The class will also be posted on my website, blog and social media as well as the Arvigo site.
  • Get a group of students to commit, at least 2 months prior to class. If you are donating the teaching space you must get eight students to register for the class in order to take the class for free yourself. If you are not donating a space, rally at least nine students.

Benefits of helping to organize a class:
– You get to take the class for free!
– You get to help choose the venue (private or public).
– You save on travel expenses.
– You get to help choose the date of the class.

Michelle with Self Care students

Hands on Health the Maya Way (One Day Workshop)

Join Maya Abdominal Therapy teacher and practitioner Michelle Brown for a nurturing retreat to discover the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to support your own digestive and reproductive organs by using an ancient massage technique that gently guides them back into proper placement. Through this therapy we restore proper flows of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and energy throughout the belly. A variety of organ displacement symptoms can be helped this way. This tradition emphasizes the placement of the uterus, which can ‘wander’ in the pelvis throughout a woman’s life, contributing to female issues such as painful menses, bladder incontinence, PMS, infertility, painful intercourse, and difficult menopause. These techniques can also help normalize post-surgical scar tissue that can result from surgery, such as cesarean birth. Other symptoms of organ displacement include low back ache, constipation, indigestion and digestive disorders such as IBS, benign swollen prostate for men, and low energy (to name a few). This approach to belly vitality is gentle, non-invasive, and easy to learn for yourself. It is beneficial to both men and women. Come discover what it can do for you!

This one day course covers the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned organs and teaches self-care techniques. The class is open to anyone, you do not have to be a health care provider to attend. Continuing education credits available! The Arvigo Institute, LLC is a CE provider for national professional organizations. Hands on Health is approved by: NCBTMB for massage therapy (7 CE hours), and NCAAOM for acupuncture (8 PDA points). This course is for self care only; it does not teach clinical applications.

Arvigo Self Care (Two and a Half Day Workshop)

This two and a half day course covers the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned organs and teaches self-care techniques. Self Care also addresses herbal and nutritional support for the massage techniques to ensure comprehensive understanding of the modality and how it contributes to wellness. It includes a private 30 minute session for personal instruction. This class is open to anyone, you do not have to be a health care provider to attend. Continuing education credits available! The Arvigo Institute, LLC is a CE provider for national professional organizations. Self Care Level 1 is approved by: NCBTMB for massage therapy (17.5 CE hours), and NCAAOM for acupuncture (16 PDA points) and MEAC for midwives (17 CE hours). This course is for self care only; it does not teach clinical applications. It is a prerequisite for advancement to Professional Care Training, Level 2.