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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Zero Balancing II with Murphy, IA

Start Date: 10/14/2021 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/17/2021 5:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Prairiewoods

120 E Boyson Rd.
Hiawatha, IA  United States  52233

Organization Name: ZBHA

Mary Murphy
Phone: (847) 767-1215

Sponsor: Mary Murphy

Registration Requirements

The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in so many ways. Zero Balancing classes are no exception. COVID-19 has impacted the manner in which we are able to offer in-person ZB classes and has provided new challenges in how we safeguard the health of our students, our classes and our faculty.

In order to register for this class, you will need to have read and agreed to the Covid In Class Protocols, Guidelines and Waiver.

COURSE TITLE: Zero Balancing II
PREREQUISITE: Zero Balancing I
PRICE: $795.00, Super Saver:  $595, Early:  $695, Repeat: $350

Use code ZBHARepeat3day at checkout if you are repeating this class.

The registration process for this class requires either full tuition payment or a promo code indicating that you have made arrangements to pay the teacher directly. Contact the teacher if you want to make such arrangements.


Zero Balancing II is the second half of the Core Zero Balancing program. In ZB II, you will refine your skills performing the fulcrums from ZB I while learning new fulcrums that will complete the Zero Balancing Core Protocol. You will expand your understanding of how and why Zero Balancing is so effective.  

Note: ZB II is highly recommended for all ZB practitioners who have not taken a ZB course in a while as it includes the most up-to-date methods for performing Zero Balancing.  

You will learn: 

  • A review of the basic ZB protocol with an emphasis on quality of touch, focus and positioning of the practitioner 
  • To deepen your understanding of ZB theory, principles and techniques ? Additional techniques and an expanded protocol to address more of the body ? New skills and coordination in handling energy and structure  
  • How to frame or set goals for a ZB session  
  • To advance your ability to work with expanded states of consciousness  ? To give and receive constructive peer feedback  
  • To acquire experience in preparation for advanced study  

What Participants say about ZB II: 

“New fulcrums = more possibilities for treatment.” -Alan Willoughby 

“I feel that ZB will benefit most people physically and emotionally and I will be incorporating ZB in my practice.” -Ted Suga 

“Wonderful review, great insights into ZB and clarification of principles.” Marcia Ferry 

“The fuller attention to theory, the honor of the work, the clean, clear intentions – not only apply in my practice but my life.” -Katie Clark 

“This course expands my ‘toolbox’. It gives me more confidence in my bodywork.” -Ann Alesio, LMT 

“Whether I’m doing ZB or CST or VM or a mix it has given me a framework with which to work and improved my palpation skills. So many of the ZB techniques (all!) are applicable to the pain patients I treat.” -Martha Plescia 

We are delighted you’ll be joining us for ZB classes at Prairiewood’s this year.

For class questions, contact Mary Murphy.

For lodging/meal questions, contact Morgan Rivers (contact details below)

FYI, Prairiewoods is in what they call “Phase 3” of opening up after the pandemic.
You can read more about that here:

If you haven’t been to Prairiewoods before, see the description at the bottom of this newsletter and check out their website:

This is a “residential” class, in that participants can stay on site and have meals if they wish.  Commuters are also welcome, and, some choose to stay in nearby hotels.

This year, I (Morgan) am gathering the reservations and payments for lodging and meals ahead of time.

There are a limited # of rooms in the guest house available to us, which will be reserved on a first-come-first served basis, so … if you wish to stay at Prairiewoods, let me know asap.
Each room has 2 twin beds and shares a bathroom with the adjoining room.
They are 55/night. 
If you wish to double up, it’s tight quarters, but would only be 40/person/night. 
You need to communicate the following:
  • Which nights you want to stay
  • Whether you want a single room or, wish to have a roommate  (You can specify, or, I will assign randomly if there are others with the same wish)
  • Whether you are vaccinated
    •  Note:  Prairiewoods’ rules under Phase 3 specify that unvaccinated people cannot share a bathroom.  This means, we would only be able to use one of the rooms and have to leave the other empty.  So, these rooms will be reserved as available.   It will depend upon how many reservations we end up with ~ we will know in September.
Meals are served in the training facility where the classes are held
  • Breakfast:  $7
  • Lunch:  $9
  • Dinner: $9
I need to know:
  • Which meals you want to reserve
    • Note*  Prairiewoods asks that you reserve only meals you actually plan to eat.   They are very eco-conscious and really dislike wasting food.
  • Dietary needs ~ they do their best to accommodate
  • Note* Saturday lunch will most likely be a community-building time, so I would recommend reserving that one for sure if you want to be a part of it.
When I get your info, I’ll send you your total.
I will need a check made out and sent by September 15th to:
Morgan Rivers
1340 NW 105th Pl
Clive, IA 50325
Once we get this structure in place, we can all sink into the energy of the classes and the unique space of learning and high regard that ZB classes offer. 
Let me know if you have further questions.
Best Regards,
Morgan Rivers for the ZB Team
Prairiewoods is a retreat center located on 70 acres of land near Cedar Rapids, IA.  Its mission is to focus on programs of ecology, spirituality and holistic health.  The Prairiewoods campus includes the center, a 19-room guest house, two hermitages, a private residence and an I-Renew training facility. In addition to these buildings, it features a media center, meditation room, gift shop, gardens, outdoor labyrinth, 2 ½ miles of walking trails and a traditional sweat lodge.  Accommodations are simple, affordable and provided with a strong sense of hospitality.  Guests enjoy buffet-style meals prepared on-site to meet specific dietary needs, served by the staff.  All meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—are available. Whenever possible, Prairiewoods serves organic foods grown locally in their own garden or purchased through CSA’s.


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