Information on Future Seminars

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The following seminars/teaching events* are currently scheduled:
updated 11/18/17

2018

Small group mentorships at Chi-Akra Center; maximum 6 participants [details TBA]

1.  New seminar!!  Constitutional Facial Acupuncture and Gem Therapy™.

2.  Planetary VIbrational Medicine™.

Please e-mail Chi-Akra Center with any questions or to express interest.

Courses offered by Chi-Akra Center Certified Teachers

1. Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™, Sandman Suites Hotel, 28-29 January, 2018, Vancouver, BC, CANADA.  For more information and registration, contact Julie Shillabeer, R. Ac., julie@acucarevancouver.caNote: Foundations is a pre-requisite for all advanced facial acupuncture training seminars with Ms. Wakefield and MichelAngelo.

Other 2018 events

1. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols™, 3-4 March, 2018, CO School of TCM, Denver, CO.  Registration for this event will be available online here in due course. For more information about seminar content, contact Chi-Akra Center.

Autographed copies of Ms. Wakefield’s book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (pre-requisite for the class) may be ordered directly from Chi-Akra Center (see the Home page of this site).

2.  A Soundscapes™ “Mini-Intensive” in London, 4-6 and 18-20 May, 2018, East Finchley, London, UK.  Online registration may be found here; discounts are available for early registration and for those individuals who enroll in both modules.  Two modules of Soundscapes training will be presented:

  • Weekend 1: Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal™
  • Weekend 2:  Planetary Soundscapes: The Cosmic Countenance™

Note that module 1 is a pre-requisite for module 2.  While we have taught Facial Soundscapes in the UK in the past, Planetary Soundscapes has never been offered outside the United States.

3.  Somatic Level 1, 3rd International GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE Certification Program, 8-10 and 15-17 June, 2018, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, USA.  Contact Chi-Akra Center directly to for more details and course information; all candidates must undergo a personal interview with Ms. Wakefield prior to acceptance in the Program.

Online information about the Program and registration may be found here.  This level covers Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ and ancillary modules in Non-Needle Modalities™ and Herbal Adjunct Therapies™.

4.  Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles™, 24-28 August, 2017, Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA; contact Chi-Akra Center for information about course content.  This seminar has never before been taught in North America, and will present material drawn from Ms. Wakefield and MIchelAngelo’s forthcoming book for Singing Dragon UK.  Online registration is available here.

5.  Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal™, Leigh, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, September 2017 (dates TBA).  Contact Jo Cruz, jo@renewalacupuncture.co.nz for registration and information about the seminar venue.  This will be a boutique seminar at a beautiful retreat center right on the coast; registration will be limited.  Contact Chi-Akra Center directly for more details and course information.

6.  Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols™, Cercle des Arts Therapeutiques, 5-7 October, 2018, Montreal, QC, CANADA.  Registration for this event will be available online here in due course. For more information about seminar content, contact Chi-Akra Center. This seminar has never been presented in Canada.

Autographed copies of Ms. Wakefield’s book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (pre-requisite for the class) may be ordered directly from Chi-Akra Center (see the Home page of this site).

7.  Somatic Level 2, 3rd International GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE® Certification Program, 26-28 October and 5-7 November, 2018, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, USA.  Contact Chi-Akra Center directly to for more details and course information; all candidates must undergo a personal interview with Ms. Wakefield prior to acceptance in the Program.

Only registered participants of this Program may attend this level.  This level covers Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Archetypes™, The 3 Yangs and The 3 Yins.

Please note the following updated information regarding the Chi-Akra Center certification series offerings:
  • Please see the Practitioner Certification page for complete details of the individual certification series courses. Unless otherwise stipulated, Ms. Wakefield and her partner, MichelAngelo, are the Co-Instructors for Chi-Akra Center seminars.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all certification series offerings in the Level 1, Somatic, series, i.e., Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols and Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Archetypes, consist of 2 training modules. All of these certification series offerings are open to acupuncturists and advanced students; please see the diagram of Program Details for specific information as to course flow.
  • All Somatic level courses, except Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ (the second module of the Advanced certification) may be taken without pre-requisites (although temporary exceptions may be made for the latter).  As a general rule, more advanced level seminars are only offered in Ms. Wakefield’s International GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE® Certification Program, which will relaunch again in 2018.
  • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols™ is a new, standalone seminar created by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and MichelAngelo to introduce the new material and constitutional and facial needling protocols from Mary Elizabeth’s book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Elsevier UK, 2014). There are no-prequisites for this course.
  • Additional Note: there is a new entry-level seminar, Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™, which will be offered by a select group of newly Certified Teachers worldwide. See above for the relevant listings. Practitioners and students wishing to participate in more advanced seminars must complete this training module first.
  • Going forward, Mary Elizabeth and MichelAngelo will be offering a new course, Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles™, based upon a new book of the same name to be published by Singing Dragon UK in 2018.