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August 6th-7th NWSAM is hosting Wendy Murdoch for a SUREFOOT Workshop! Space is limited, (L)Earning potention is Unlimited! Enroll NOW!

August 20th NWSAM Founder Lola Michelin will offer a one-day Equine Kinesiology Taping hands-on course. Candidates must complete the online Fundamentals of Equi-Taping course to attend.

October 29th-30th Joan Ranquet returns to offer another Animal Communication two-day training. Her June class on Vashon was outstanding, don’t miss her next visit! Enrollment opens July 15th.

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Lola! I just wanted to…say with the most sincerest of love and gratitude “Thank you!” from the bottom of my heart. 9 years ago I chose massage school over nursing school. That first session at  NWSAM…set me on the  journey of my life! That first session of school opened up my world in more ways than I could ever explain. Today I was asked to speak at a clinic in Woodland. People want to hear what I have to say!!! Everyday I get to work on a horse it feeds my soul like no other. I am definitely doing what I am meant to do. For that….. I thank you! Your little school literally changed my life! I am forever indebted to you, Megan and NWSAM!!!!!!

~ Stephanie VanDitmos

I’m even more enthused to pursue this avenue of bodywork.  This has been one of the best continuing education courses I’ve ever done.  Thank you!

~ Kelly Van Allen — Large Animal graduate

I liked all of it.  I really like getting all of the detail about the muscles.  I liked that the teachers were nice, friendly and approachable.

~ Karen Stone — Small Animal graduate

I love the hands-on work.  Really enjoyed the guest speakers and exposure to different modalities.  Liked the morning meditations.

~ Jamie Kennedy — Large Animal and Small Animal graduate

Kalamazoo was an amazing experience. I would jump at the chance to do it again.  NWSAM instructors are passionate for the work they do offer a caring and supportive environment.  Thank you, Lola, for providing us with such a rewarding experience!

~ Sue Okoniewski — Small Animal graduate

Good afternoon. I wanted to take a moment today to personally thank you for the opportunity The Gorilla Grant I was awarded provided me. I completed my SAMP100 practical this past Saturday with a 97! You have an excellent team in Sandy, Lori, Jaime and Rubi. Each one of them helped me get to where I am today. I’m so excited about my future and the great things that I can do for the small animals in my community! I hope to honor your Gorilla and my Peatie with every special soul I come in contact with.   Thanks again for everything!   Margaret Taormina, CSAMP

~ Margaret Taormina, Oregon Graduate 2013

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