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Jeffrey Dann Intensive Hands-On Acupuncture Apprenticeship

A weekend sampler of a one-year apprenticeship – limit 10

Starting March 19-20 2016

Location: Aloha Wellness Clinic, Boulder

Cost: $450 10% discount to AAC members

Medical anthropologist, acupuncturist, body worker Jeffrey has been practicing East Asian medicine since living in Japan in the mid 1970’s. An early student of Dr. Wang Ju-Yi he has been a follower and practitioner of Japanese styles of acupuncture for over 35 years. With a strong foundation in Japanese bodywork traditions he is also a practitioner of osteopathic Visceral Manipulation (VM) and is a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute’s VM core courses.

Jeffrey is on the doctoral faculty on Tri-state Acupuncture College, NYC, and advanced program in Japanese acupuncture. He is the group coordinator for the annual Japan In-touch International Acupuncture and Moxibustion seminars held annually in Japan, and he has been the chief editor and frequent contributor to the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffrey is a dynamic teacher who has taught courses at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the Southwest Acupuncture Symposium, the Istanbul Medical Acupuncture Association, the Colorado Acupuncture Association, and the Organization of Asian Bodywork Therapists (AOBTA). In addition his multi weekend courses have been in demand at the Portland TJM seminars, the Santa Fe High Desert Hari Society, and the American College of Integrated Medicine (AIMC) Berkeley.

This March weekend is a sampler of topics taught in this one-year apprenticeship.

Sampler is limited to 10 people and the year long apprenticeship will have a limit of 6 participants.

This intensive small group apprentice program is a unique learning experience as there is direct feedback on all techniques in which the teacher treats everyone and all get to treat the teacher. This program if based on Structural Acupuncture and an integrated approach to acupuncture and manual medicine. Content includes Wang Ju-Yi’s Channel diagnostics, Meridian Therapy needle techniques, SeiTai Shiatsu bodywork, Sotai Movement therapy as well as an osteopathic approach to Hara diagnosis and treatment. Unique teaching environment includes student practice on the teacher with close constructive feedback on touch, point location, technique and assessment. Jeffrey Dann PhD, LAc Phone: 303-499-9395

33rd Annual Acupuncture Association of Colorado Conference

The AAC is pleased to announce Lonny Jarrett will be joining us in Denver April 23-24, 2016 at the Westminster Marriott for a two-day seminar entitled Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Untying the Knot. (14 NCCAOM PDA / California CEU pending.) SPECIAL REGISTRATION PRICES! Buy one, get one 1/2 price! Both people must register. 1st person pays, 2nd person check “2nd person of special” at the bottom of the registration selections.

About the class:   In this class Lonny will discuss how to diagnose and treat trauma with Chinese medicine. We will consider the heart/kidney axis as the physiological foundation of stability and how to restore integrity to this most important relationship. Lonny will emphasize the importance of the practitioner’s awareness of the dimension of self that is never wounded or traumatized as a gold standard in diagnosis and treatment. In this regard, the practitioner’s own integrity will be considered as the root of efficacy in treatment. The class will be rooted in an appreciation of the core dimensions and capacities of the self, including the spirit, ego, emptiness, soul, conscience, and the will.

About Lonny: Lonny S. Jarrett, M. Ac., author of Nourishing Destiny, The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine has been practicing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling,” by best-selling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts, an online community for 3000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide.

The Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 23
7:30 – 8:30     Registration / Visit Exhibitors & Silent Auction Booth
8:30 – 10:30   Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot
10:30 – 11:00    Break
11:00 – 12:30    Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot 
12:30 – 2:00      Complimentary Lunch / Acupuncture Association of Colorado  Annual Meeting
2:00 – 4:00       Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot
4:00 – 4:30       Break
4:30 – 6:30       Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot
6:30 – 7:30       Complimentary Evening Reception

Sunday, April 24
8:00 – 8:30       Visit Exhibitors / Silent Auction Closes
8:30 – 10:00      Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot
10:00 – 10:30    Break
10:30 – 12:00    Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot
12:00 – 1:00      Complimentary Lunch / Silent Auction Items Awarded
1:00 – 3:00       Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Untying the Knot
3:00 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 5:00       Lonny Jarrett Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine:  Untying the Knot

Venue / Lodging

The conference will be held at Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021

  • The AAC has arranged room rates of $119/night beginning Friday, April 22nd.  
  • Please make your reservation before Tuesday, March 22nd to guarantee a room at this rate.

Click here to book your room


AAC Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Early Bird through March 7  $                        199  $                      259
Saturday Only Early Bird  $                        155  $                      200
Regular Rate  $                        250  $                      300
Saturday Only Regular Rate  $                        180  $                      240
Student Rate  $                        105  $                      105
Registration Special
Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Off!  $                        375  $                      450

THE FINE PRINT: All requests for cancellation must be received  in writing (may be via fax or e-mail)at the AAC office no later than March 23, 2016 to be eligible for a refund.  There will be a $25.00 processing fee deducted from your refund and all refunds will be issued after the event.  Cancellation requests between March 23, 2016 and April 7, 2016 will receive a 50% or the remainder after a $75.00 processing fee.  All cancellations received after April 7, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund.