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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Zero Balancing I, with M. Lavery and C. Van Arnam

Start Date: 10/20/2021 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/24/2021 4:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Gainesville Retreat Center

1551 SE 51st Street
Gainesville, FL  United States  32641

Organization Name: ZB Florida

Carla Van Arnam
Phone: (352) 318-8974

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 and Guidelines and waiver.

In addition, we have updated our Terms & Conditions.
You will need to acknowledge and accept prior to completing class registration.

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.

We are thrilled to be teaching Zero Balancing at the Gainesville Retreat Center, located on 150 acres of undeveloped land trust, this center is intentional space for wellness, yoga, mindfulness meditation and more in the deep forest.
COVID update:  Both Carla and Megan are fully vaccinated. Given the current rate of COVID-19 and the Delta variant in Florida, we will be following all CDC guidelines for healthcare practitioners including:
  • All participants will wear masks while indoors.  Thankfully the retreat center includes a large screened porch.  Much of the teaching will be on this porch, allowing for unmasked socially distanced classroom time outdoors.
  • All participant will wear masks during table work, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Asking students to disclosure their vaccination status to both the faculty and fellow students.
  • Participants may asked to take a PRC COVID-19 test in the 3 days prior to the class, depending on transmission rates in October. 
Leaning in,
Megan Lavery & Carla Van Arnam
ZB Faculty


Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Arrival and check in. The program begins with dinner on Wednesday and a class meeting for 1.5 to 2 hours to “on board” everyone. Distribution of study guides.
Thursday through Sunday, October 21-24, 2021: Class meets full days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We will be teaching based on an Esalen-style schedule that has a longer midday break (for resting, exploring the grounds, or hanging out by the pool) and an evening class gathering after dinner.
Sunday October 25: Class will end by 3pm.
Details about the Gainesville Retreat Center
This gem is located on the east side of Gainesville, not far from Newnans Lake, on 150 acres of undeveloped land trust. There are walking trails. We’ll have use of a screened-in swimming pool. It is 15 minute drive from the Gainesville Regional Airport. Details on accommodations in the GRC flyer.  Download flyer.
· Gainesville Retreat Center main building(GRC) with a Zendo/classroom, vegetarian kitchen, large screen porch, 5 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms.
· Meditation Retreat Center (MRC) with 2 private rooms and a dormitory-style room, 2 baths and a kitchenette. MRC is a short walk along a shaded path and over a creek from the GRC.
· There are additional “simple cabins” near the GRC, and RV hook-ups.

Room & Board Rates:
4 nights, arriving on Wednesday and leaving on Sunday afternoon.
· $45 per person/night - single bed in a shared room, GRC or MRC.
· $60 per person/night – private room (single, double or queen bed), GRC or MRC
· An 11% tax will be added to all lodging to cover state and local taxes.
· $120 per person for meal plan (estimated cost as of 6/12/2021): 3 vegetarian meals/day and tea/coffee between meals. A local chef will be hired to prepare our meals.

Lodging Reservations
Please make your lodging reservations and payment directly with the retreat center:
Shana Smith
PREREQUISITES: none; knowledge of anatomy and experiencing a ZB session helpful
PRICE: $795.00; Early Registration until September 2 $695;  Repeat:  $350

Zero Balancing I is the first half of the 50-hour Core Zero Balancing program and the first course of the Zero Balancing curriculum. ZB I introduces you to the technique, theory, touch skills and history of the art and science of Zero Balancing. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to perform a full-body Zero Balancing session and experience what it feels like to receive Zero Balancing fulcrums and sessions. Class size is small to provide plenty of hands-on attention. 
The instructor will deliver clear presentations and demonstrations of Zero Balancing evaluations and techniques, along with a detailed study guide to inform your ongoing practice.  

You will learn: 
·       Theory and principles of Zero Balancing bodymind therapy
·       To distinguish body energy and body structure through touch 
·       The skill of using energy as a working tool 
·       The structural and energetic anatomy of the skeleton 
·       The theory and application of Zero Balancing techniques called fulcrums
·       How to give a 30-minute ZB session that addresses the whole body 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 10/19/2021 2:00 PM

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