Alchemical Alignment training will only be online for now. 


Apply here 
if you are a practitioner with 5+ years of experience.

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heart- and soul-based experiential bodywork training with a solid amount of information to fill your mind.  

Learn principles and practices for interactive, hands-on and verbal health, fight, flight and freeze work. 


Classes include "The Alignment Sequence™," a mindful embodiment ritual movement meditation,

as well as guided seated meditations, experiential exercises for dyads and triads, and more. 


Level 1:

Experiential somatic meditation.
Alignment Sequence™ movement.
Creating safe conditions for trauma resolution work. 
Principles and practices of Biodynamic and Full Spectrum Craniosacral Therapy.
Aligning self before working with other. 
Intro to practitioner archetype embodiment. Role clarity.
Alchemical talk skills:  trauma-related language intro. 
Aligning touch skills:  the whole, stabilization and extremities, the first steps. 
Shift to client interoception and neuroception being primary. 
Intro to tracking the whole being, and alignment with Blueprint of Health. 
Boundary repair intro.
Thorough introduction to Body Security System and Polyvagal Dynamics.
Working with waves of information.
Intro to standing, seated and table work. 

 
Levels 2, 3, 4:

Experiential somatic meditation.
Alignment Sequence™ movement.
Review of past levels.
The alchemy of containment and microchallenge.
Diving deeper into Polyvagal and Autonomic Security System understanding and tracking. 
Awareness and utilization of the social nervous system and secure attachment. 
Safely inquiring into and meeting imprints:  fight, flight, freeze, shame and grief. 
Threat response, and its completion. 
Unmet developmental needs, and meeting them.
Accessing core work using extremities.
Local and global symptom dynamics.
Safety valve work at joints, diaphragms. 
Continued standing, seated and table work. 
Aikido principles for shadow work and client symptoms.
Threshold dynamics, sequencing.
Talk skills: advanced communication overview. 
Tools for activation.
Building capacity for more powerful therapeutic work. 
Even deeper stability, transformation: central channel work.  
Boundary repair continued (post-injury, accident, surgery, etc).
More nuanced attention, talk and touch trauma resolution skills. 
Client education. 
Trauma categories.
Distance work intro.
Integration. 

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Upcoming dates:

2021B
Level 1  Sept 22-26, 
Level 2  Nov 17-21, 
Level 3  Jan 12-16, 2022, 
Level 4  Mar 16-20, 2022. 
(Wed-Sun 9:45am-3:30pm Eastern US time online.)
 

2022A
Level 1  Jan 19-23, 2022
Level 2  Mar 2-6, 2022
Level 3  Apr 27- May 1, 2022
Level 4  June 22-26, 2022.
(Wed-Sun 9:45am-3:30pm Eastern US time online.)



Apply here.


Course costs:


$7250 total, Levels 1-4.
$500 non-refundable registration fee (included in total tuition).


Discount for early payment in full:  $1250 off,

which equals $6000 total for Levels 1-4, paid at least two months before the first level.
Commitment to all four levels required.


Cost includes class (and snacks when in person) and between-level supervision sessions only. Training is non-residential. 

​The training is recommended for practitioners with a practice, 5 years full time, 6-10 years part time. ​


Homework required: regular meditation, movement, readings, peer exchanges, receiving professional sessions

and giving practice sessions. Alignment Sequence download included. 

Participation eligibility to be determined by instructor.



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Advanced Levels, $945 each, $845 1 month early. 
Deepening into surgery, Birth and Death.
Deeper relational somatic security system detail work.
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Number of spots limited.

25 Bodywork CEU's per level (NCBTMB)


Brigit Viksnins is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.

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Withdrawal/cancellation policy


Brigit Viksnins and Alchemical Alignment, LLC reserve the right to cancel or postpone any program.  In such

a case, tuition credit is transferred to future classes.  We also reserve the right to ask any student to leave,

or wait for the next round, for any reason.

In case of student cancellation: 
Tuition is fully transferable to another round of training up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the class. Within

4 weeks of class, the $500.00 registration fee will be charged. As of class time, tuition is non-refundable or

transferable except in cases of dangerous weather, unexpected illness, birth work, or emergency.

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Scholarships:

I love variety. The idea of people from various backgrounds, languages, cultures and communities getting

this healing message, and translating it into what will serve their community feels fulfilling to me. Because

of this, a limited number of scholarships of 25-75% off for all four levels are available for individuals working

directly with historically marginalized communities, please include an explanation in your application

if you are interested in being considered.

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Instructor Bio:


Brigit Viksnins, MAT, SEP, RCST®, BCTMB  



Brigit is an advanced bodyworker, and the creator of the training program 

Alchemical Alignment and the movement/embodiment meditation The Alignment Sequence.  

She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist,

and Massage Therapist.  She has undergrad and graduate degrees from

Georgetown University.  She has had a successful private bodywork practice

in the Washington, DC area since 1996.  


Brigit is a first-generation Latvian American, from a lineage rich with healers, midwives, authors and teachers.  Her parents and all childhood community adults had been refugee immigrant children under bombs and in Displaced Person's camps in WWII, on their way to the USA. She regularly travels to post-Soviet Latvia to share her skills.


Brigit loves introducing students to awareness-oriented, interactive bodywork, demonstrating how to facilitate sessions for maintaining and improving health. She also loves to work with experienced practitioners and self-exploration adepts who want to further investigate their inner landscapes, moving from trauma resolution to embodiment of spirit.  


She created a full body movement meditation -- latest video recorded in the forest in Latvia -- called The Alignment Sequence, based on movements from Aikido, Qi Gong, and bodywork stretching. It is helpful for practitioners and clients who want to move beyond old patterns into their Original and Potential Blueprints, and cultivate self-regulation, resilience, presence and power.


Brigit taught Massage Therapy at PMTI in Washington DC in the 90's, is steps away from being an association-approved Biodynamic Craniosacral (BCST) teacher, has assisted Somatic Experiencing (SE) trainings and Body Into Being. In 2012, she co-taught a BCST for Trauma Resolution program. Since 2013, she has been teaching her own training program, Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of Spirit (see class testimonials here). January 2021, the 13th group of Alchemical Alignment will commence. For her private practice testimonials and more info, please see MaintainAlignment.com.  To reach Brigit's limited private practice calendar, check here.


Brigit values continuing education highly, and not only teaches, but also participates regularly in short or in-depth training programs as a student or an assistant.​ Recently those include programs by Ray Castellino and Anna Chitty (Body Into Being: PPN/BCST/SE/Polarity), Katherine Ukleja (post-grad BCST), Kain and Terrell (TST), Barral and Crobier (Neuromeningeal 1-5 and Visceral), Upledger (CST), Barnes (MFR), Wanveer (Glia), Degranges (PPN/BCST/SE), Taussig (Distance Osteopathic Skills). Here is a list of some classes that have influenced her worldview.


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There have been several bodyworkers and psychotherapists with decades of experience and extensive education participating as assistants. 


Some have been or soon will be: (with location)


Tele Darden (Baltimore MD)


Gisele Silva, LMT, BCST (Lancaster PA)


Ladan Nabet, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (Baltimore MD)


Paulette Robinson, PhD (Southern MD)


​Liz Hartshorn, LMT, RCST®, SEP (NYC)


Glenda Enagonio, LMT, RCST®, SEP (Kensington MD)

Rob Sherrod, NCTMB (Silver Spring MD)


Claire Turner, RCST®​ (Boulder, CO)

Wayne Sickels, RCST®, NCTMB (Reston VA)

Carol Syvret Austin, LMT, RCST®  (Herndon VA)

Sille Borstad, SEP, RCST®, NCTMB  (Mt Pleasant DC)

Sandra Washburn, LMT, RCST®  (MA)

Kimberly Clark, OTR/L (ME)

Becky Carroll, PhD, SEP (MA)


Connie Ridgway, LICSW, LMT (DC/VA)​

Kate White, MA, SEP, RCST®, NCTMB (Charlottesville VA)

Cynthia Wilcox, PhD  (CO)



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