Alchemical Alignment:  

Bodywork for Trauma Resolution

and Embodiment of Spirit



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This training will only be online to late 2021

The application remains the same. 

Each Level will still be 25 hours, and the whole training is 100 hours.

The next Level 1 in October is full.

Apply now, to reserve your spot for Level 1 in January.

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Click here for the application.


A 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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Advanced Levels (by invitation only):

Deepening into surgery, birth and death.

Deeper relational nervous system detail work.
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Training Program Dates:


Currently in session online:
Level 4   Oct 28-Nov 1.


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Here is the application.

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Upcoming training info:


Online AA training:

Zoom 10-3:30 Eastern

Level 1   Oct 7-11, 2020 ​ full!
Level 2   Nov 18-22, 2020
Level 3   Jan 6-10, 2021

Level 4   Mar 17-21, 2021


Online AA post-grad trainings:

Zoom 10-3:30 Eastern

Level 5  Birth Jan 13-17, 2021  

Level 6  Death Mar 10-14, 2021  

Open to all AA students who have completed Level 4.



Online AA training:

Zoom 10-3:30 Eastern

Level 1    Jan 27-31, 2021 Apply now.
Level 2   
 Mar 31-Apr 4, 2021  (nb, includes Easter!)​
Level 3   
Jun 2-6, 2021
Level 4   
 Sept 8-12, 2021


Next in-person AA training in New England:

Level 1   Apr 15-18, 2021 Divine Structure, Charlemont, MA. Apply now.

Level 2  TBA

Level 3  TBA

Level 4  TBA

(There is lodging onsite in MA, $50 for a bunk, $60 for a full bed, all in shared rooms. Contact Debby at debp326@gmail.com for lodging onsite, book only if accepted into the program please. There are several Airbnb's in the area as well.)


(Plans are brewing for CA likely near Santa Cruz, in 2022...
Let Brigit know if you would like to join us! Classes are filling already.)

Fall 2021 in-person training in the Washington, DC area:
Level 1  Sept 23-26, 2021  Journey Space, Glen Echo, MD. 
Apply now.
Level 2   Nov 18-21, 2021
Level 3    Jan 13-16, 2022
Level 4  Mar 24-27, 2022

(There is lodging onsite in MD, about $200 per night, which can be shared by 3-4 people.)


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Course costs:
$6250 total.
$500 non-refundable registration fee (included in total tuition).
Discount for early payment in full:  $1250 or 20% off, which equals $5000 total, paid at least two months before the first level.
Commitment to all four levels required.


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

​The training is recommended for practitioners with a practice, minimum 1 year full time, 2-3 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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To apply:

Click here for the application.


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 BIPOC, 1st generation immigrants, or LGBTQ+ communities, please include a note 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 childhood community adults) were 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 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), Ukleja (BCST), Barral and Crobier (Neuromeningeal 1-5 and Visceral), Upledger (CST), Barnes (MFR), Wanveer (Glia), Degranges (PPN/BCST/SE), Taussig (Distance Osteopathic Skills).


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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, LMT, RCST® (Baltimore MD)

Gisele Silva, LMT, BCST (Lancaster PA)

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

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

Rob Sherrod, NCTMB (Silver Spring MD)

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 (MD)

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

Cynthia Wilcox, PhD  (CO)



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