Arvigo Courses

Arvigo® Courses

Hands on Health the Maya Way – One Day Course

This introductory, one day (or two evening) course provides the participant with a fundamental overview of the energy and causes of disease, the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal cavity, history and lineage of the Arvigo® techniques and hands on application of the techniques for one’s self.  This introductory workshop is taught by Certified Self Care Teachers, and is great fun.

This course does not qualify the Professional Practitioner to advance on to Professional Care Training.  Self Care Training is a prerequisite for advancement to Professional Care Training. HOH allows the interested person entry into helping themselves in a way not given anywhere else. Full of interesting connections and the foundation work that all of us missed in growing up without access  to elders and the tribal wisdoms, attending this course will give all the ability to see their own role in their health and life improvement.

Hands on Health Schedule

Heather will be presenting these often in 2016. A taste of how to help yourself

Self Care Training – Level One

This 2 and 1/2 day class prepares the student to perform The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ on him/herself only. Additionally, this class is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Professional Training for licensed healthcare practitioners.

Self-Care Training covers anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned organs and demonstrates self-care techniques. Self-Care also addresses herbal, nutritional, spiritual and emotional support for the massage techniques to ensure comprehensive understanding of the modality and how it contributes to wellness. Self-Care Training workshops are conducted by a Certified Self-Care Instructor.

Prerequisites: Anyone may register for this class. No prior training or licensing is required.

Self Care Training Schedule

Heather is teaching this at Atarau Healing Centre (40 km outside of Greymouth) May 20- 22nd

The Arvigo ®/Maya Self Care course
This is a stand alone self care module that allows a different understanding of the healing that can be had through dedicated self caring. Based on a system of abdominal massage that may profoundly

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Early Bird till May 9th 2016. $310 NZ
After that $360 NZ
$100 extra for accommodation if you are staying in the venue (all catered)

In the past 20 months, I have found that the Arvigo® course has transformed my life personally and professionally. It has opened my acupuncture practice to now being able to correct most pelvic instability – which seems so resistant to all other forms of structural assistance. This happens often from past falls and sacral and coccygeal breakages that can then lead to poor pregnancy and labour outcomes, male and female fertility challenges and all persistent reproductive, and digestive complaints.

The simple, highly effective napropathic moves taught in the professional care course are easily implemented in an acupuncture practice. Along with the ancillary perineal steaming and simple health care (Rainforest Remedies, castor oil packs, faja and so on) the tools offered to all patients you currently offer, are brilliantly added to. The easy self care traditions, so simple, so missing in our treatment plans, and yet so unlike anything I have come upon before, often I find miraculously repairing such conditions as persistent back/pelvic instability, endometriosis, diverticulitis and all past prolapsing and gut challenges.

To see more on how this has altered my practice here


The Self Care course is also the pre requisite to the Professional Care Training – Level Two

These next two professional level courses are especially useful for all who work with any gyne /reproductive and all maternal health were offered for the first time in Australasia last year and are to be repeated in August. Otherwise, Belize or USA/UK are the only other places these highly sought after courses can be taken. Usually one has to travel to Europe/USA or Belize for these.

Professional Care Training – Level Two

The Professional Care Training (PCT) 5 and 1/2 day class follows Self-Care Training to develop the skills required for professional practitioners to apply the the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® to clients in their practices. This professional care course applies a multi-system approach (anatomy and physiology, lymph, circulatory, etc.) in demonstrating bodywork techniques, addressing herbal and nutritional support, and spiritual and emotional support. Practice development, discussion of clinical challenges, and ongoing support are important activities of this training.

Prerequisites: Prior to attending this class, a student must have successfully completed the Self-Care Training, and must also be a licensed health care practitioner. Licensed health care practitioners may include massage therapists, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists, nurses, and physicians.

Australia August 2016

This is a wondrous addition to what ever it is you now do therapeutically.


The Pregnancy /Fertility course are advanced trainings

These advanced workshops are for Arvigo® practitioners and focus on enhancing current knowledge base and skills for improved clinical application. The agenda includes discussion and skill building sessions on a variety of topics such as fertility challenges in male and female health, resolution of pregnancy complications, pregnancy massage, and rain forest remedies herbal support.

Completion of Professional Care Training is required to attend.

Australian – Arvigo® Advanced Training Schedule

These are both being offered in Australia August 2016 (limited places, registration open 3rd and 9th February – $300US deposit, rest payable July, 2016).

Pre requisite training/or simple looking after yourself gift.

Greymouth (residential retreat if you like, get yourself to Christchurch airport if coming from afar, and we will transport you over)

Friday 20th May

Saturday 21st May

Sunday 22nd May

 Fri (6.30 – 9.30 pm),         Sat (9.30am – 6pm),         Sun (9.30am – 5pm)

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Arvigo® Advanced Training Schedule

Certification Training- Level Three

This 4 and 1/2 day training reviews and evaluates case studies, specific bodywork techniques, and refines approaches and techniques to prepare Certified Arvigo® Practitioners. During this training, individual technique is evaluated by Dr. Arvigo. Peer review, practice development, and further in-depth training and education are included. Students will be certified to practice The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy following successful completion of this class and approval of all requirements by Dr. Rosita Arvigo.

Prerequisites: Candidates who have successfully completed Professional Training and submitted the required number of case studies are eligible to attend this training.

Certification Training Schedule

Arvigo® Teacher Training

Teacher training offers the Certified Practitioner advanced training and preparation for offering the Arvigo® Self-Care Training Workshops. The training includes knowledge base of the Arvigo® Techniques, a written examination, and development and evaluation of presentation skills.

Prerequisites: Candidates who have successfully completed the Certification Program and completed one year as a Certified Practitioner may complete an application for this workshop.

Self Care Educator Training

Introduction to Spiritual Healing

Modern medicine is beginning to understand the healing wisdom of ancient cultures. The link between many physical illnesses is connected with unresolved emotional stress and distress. This workshop addresses the causes and treatment of chu’lel (life force) and four major spiritual illnesses of the Maya: susto (fright), pesar (grief), tristeza (sadness), and invidia (envy), and the uses of healing techniques such as prayer, herbal bathing, and incense.

No children and pregnant women please.

Limits of Arvigo® Spiritual Healing

Arvigo® Spiritual Healing practitioners have completed one or both of the Arvigo® Institute classes in Maya Spiritual Healing with Dr. Arvigo who studied more than thirty years with various traditional healers in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.These timeless and gentle methods assist with healing the emotional and spiritual residue of traumatic life events. These may include fright (Susto), grief (Pesar), sadness (Tristessa), chronic anger (Courage) and envy (Invidia).

All Arvigo® Spiritual Healing Practitioners operate under their scope of practice and licensing as health care professionals or, if not health care professionals, under the limits of the Arvigo® Institute classes presented by Dr. Arvigo which do not address mental health diagnosis, psychotherapy, counseling, or medication. Arvigo® Spiritual Healing Practitioners who are also licensed mental health professionals may employ those treatments in their work with clients under the scope of their professional licensing and the decision of whether or not to do so is the responsibility of the individual practitioner.

Intro to Spiritual Healing Schedule

Advanced Spiritual Healing

By request of previous participants in our Spiritual Healing Workshop, Dr. Rosita Arvigo has developed an Advanced Part 2 seminar to enhance and deepen one’s connection and understanding of spiritual healing.

This experiential workshop will expand your relationship with plant allies, prayers, pulse diagnosis, Spiritual Bathing, Space Clearing, connection with the 9 Maya Spirits, Maya Cosmology and so much more you developed in our Introductory Course.

Review of case studies, mentoring guidance and support will be an integral component of this week’s intensive.


Advanced Spiritual Healing Schedule

Integrative Spiritual Healing Seminar

This experiential workshop builds on Intro and Advanced Spiritual Healing workshops for participants to delve deeper into the meaning of Maya Spirituality for themselves and/or clients.    This course will review the core concepts of Spiritual Healing allowing participants to share client and personal experiences, integrate daily rituals as an integral healing component such as journaling, meditation, spiritual bathing and so much more.  You must have attended Introduction to Spiritual Healing, Advanced Spiritual Healing and be integrating Spiritual Healing practices with self and client to attend this advanced workshop.

Your new world awaits!!!