Continuing Education for MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Deborah Layton is an approved provider through NCBTMB # 1000302 for the Sounder Sleep course and is able to provide training through FMI for the Bones for Life course (NCBTMB # 1530) .

Bones for Life ®

The Movement Intelligence program in Bones for Life is available for continuing education hours through NCBTMB provider Foundation for Movement Intelligence.  You may take this training by simply taking weekly classes for 12 weeks followed by a 2-hour workshop.  For those who are interested in pursuing this Feldenkrais Method-based program further, this is the first step toward the teacher-in-training program.  If there is sufficient interest in the certification program, the training manuals and the first round of training in all 90 basic level processes will be made available.

Personal Interest and Personal growth Workshops

Reasonably-priced, small-group workshops and study series available relevant to everyone.  Topics available include:

  • Self-massage Using Balls and Foam Rollers
  • Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season
  • Making the Yoga Sutras Relevant
  • Do-in and Acupressure for Health and Vitality
  • Meditation Practices That Aren't Just Sitting
  • Movement Solutions for Funky Shoulders and Bum Knees
  • The Alchemy of Menopause

If you have a venue and/or a small group of people interested in learning about these types of topics, please contact me.  I'm happy to work with you to create a suitable workshop or series!

A Body Psychology Approach to Sounder Sleep System ®.

The Sounder Sleep System ® makes use of the two opposing principles of the nervous system--excitation and inhibition to induce relaxation and sleep by way of small, rhythmic movements.  The core principle of the Sounder Sleep System is that we can use these small gentle movements to initiate and amplify the inhibitory process at will to encourage a calming of the nervous system and deep, restful sleep.  The continuing education program for massage therapists requires attendance of 12 hours of experiential classes where all 16 techniques will be learned, as well as a 2-hour workshop that will cover the principles of excitation and inhibition, what constitutes "normal" sleep patterns, cultural variation in sleep, and more.

More offerings coming Pending APproval by NCBTMB.  Check back often for dates and topics!

WORKSHOPS Coming in 2022

​Yoga and Sounder Sleep System

for Anxiety and Insomnia 

The Sounder Sleep System exploits the two fundamental, opposing principles of the human nervous system, excitation and inhibition, to produce its inhibitory sleep-inducing effects.  The core principle of the Sounder Sleep System is that we can use small, slow, gentle bodily movements to initiate and amplify this inhibitory process, at will. The result is natural, restful sleep whenever we need it.


Long-time Feldenkrais practitioner, Michael Krugman, took some of the gentler practices from Feldenkrais Method, meditation and yoga and developed this program.  The practice includes “Day-tamers” that are meant to bring down the overall tone of the nervous system during daytime activities as well as “Night-tamers” that are meant to lull the person to sleep when they go to bed at night as well as when they wake up during the night.  Day-tamers are generally done seated in a chair while night-tamers are lying down.  Combining this system with yoga practices that are known to help reduce nervous system tone, Deborah weaves the practices together to make a pleasant, integrated practice.

Students will leave with some useful tools for self-soothing and inducing restful sleep.  Yoga teachers can earn continuing education units, upon request.​​

Workshops and Trainings:

Personal Interest/Personal Growth for Everyone

Professional Development/Continuing Education

for Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers

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