Berkana is the Premier Massage Therapy Institute to attend if your desire is to be a cutting edge bodywork artist and empowered entrepreneur who facilitates true holistic healing. The 545 hour certification program is extremely challenging, and students must be dedicated, and willing to work very hard for the entire term to succeed. This “boot camp” style industry orientation is not for everyone, but for a courageous few. Comprehensive and potent, the program delivers the most valid accelerated massage therapy certification available. Berkana Graduates have a 100% success rate on the U.S. National Board Exams, and are testing 29% higher than the National Average. Revolutionary Industry Leadership, Exquisite Environment, Focused and Dedicated Students supported by a Faculty of Devoted Experts, a Refined Original Curricula, High Level Professionalism and Mindfulness are the elements of this proven formula. If you are considering The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy as an option, we would love to hear from you. We are accepting applications for the final class of 2013 which begins August 9th. You CAN become an exceptional Licensed Massage Therapist by the beginning of 2014! Students who apply for the fall intensive course, are accepted, and secure their enrollment by June 15th, 2013 qualify to attend an optional 7 hour Hot Stone Workshop, and visit a Bodywork focused Cadaver Lab for free! ($250 value) Spaces are limited to 20 students. If you don't live in Denver but wish to relocate for the term, Berkana offers a $1000 relocation subsidy and limited housing is available. Come for a tour of our Boutique Victorian Campus to discover for yourself if this is the school that resonates with your goals. 303-377-3111.
Artistic. Professional. Accelerated. Affordable. If you are on the fence about a career in Massage Therapy, trying to decide which program is right for you, locked in a battle with financing your education, ready to work hard, and deliberately improve your life in every way, we can help you figure it all out. The Berkana Institute is proud to be infinitely different. We can help you become an Outstanding Certified Massage Therapist in ONLY 545 hours, in just over 4 months, for a reasonable financial investment. The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy's intensive curriculum has met legislative requirements in over 40 states, and 13 countries. We are committed to our students success during the program and after. We keep our finger on the pulse of every student's experience. NO ONE gets out of this institute without learning how to provide MIND-BLOWING bodywork and knowing how to build a solid bridge to a self-sustaining massage therapy career. We give you exactly what you need to get out there practicing NOW....not later, for a fraction of the price.This elite apprenticeship style program is run by bodywork artists who LOVE the industry and have been successful in it, not by a fiscally motivated corporation. We are real people who care.... a lot! We are happy and proud to introduce our faculty to you here.
The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy is located in the heart of the historic Wyman District in Denver Colorado in the Hugh D. McAllister House. The Institute offers a basic 545-hour accelerated and intensive comprehensive education in Massage Therapy as well as a 250-hour advanced training program in Mindful Expressionism, the Berkana Method of Normalization of Soft Tissue technique. Jill Kristin Berkana LMT, NCBTMB is the Director of the Institute, and founded the Institute in 2011. Jill Kristin Berkana is approved by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.
The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy offers a unique and exceptional approach to Massage Therapy Education. Located in a beautiful and charming Victorian mansion, the Institute is proud to spearhead an innovative approach to massage therapy study by its commitment to the following ideals: small classes of committed and dedicated students, instructors who have proven themselves to have enormous success in the field and are experts in the subjects that they teach, a no-nonsense and very direct delivery of the specific information that a student needs to launch themselves into the massage therapy industry as a powerful competitor in just over 4 months. Regular Yoga, and Meditation classes are offered for no additional cost to all students of the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy.
Graduates receive an outstanding education with all of the necessary qualifications to practice legally in the State of Colorado, the majority of the United States and in many foreign territories. Committed to excellence, and maintaining the tradition of massage as an art form; the education at Berkana balances the sciences of the human body, techniques of ancient and modern body workers, proven business strategies, and brings it all together, with an acknowledgment and celebration of the human spirit.
The Institute offers an ongoing basic and accelerated Massage Therapy Certification Day Program the times per year, an ongoing basic Massage Therapy Certification Evening Program, and an Advanced Specialization Program in the Berkana Method of Mindful Expressionism in one 6 week intensive session.
The foundational Berkana Institute 545 Hour Massage Therapy Certification Program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the United States National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCE), and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board Exam (MBLEX). Individuals who pass one or both of these exams are qualified to pursue many career opportunities available to Massage Therapists. The Berkana Institute is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, a member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, and is approved and regulated by the Colorado State Department of Education's Division of Private Occupational Schools.
Massage courses are held in various special classrooms at the charming mansion: in the dining room, the ballroom, the bodywork experiential floor, and the Berkana Massage Therapy Studio. The Berkana Massage Therapy Studio offers affordable massage therapy treatments to the public as part of the student practical internship.
Every day of the training has been designed to support and accelerate the evolution of each student. In order to complete the massage training necessary to meet the requirements of the National Certification Board and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, many massage therapy schools will pace the massage therapy classes over the course of eight months to one year or more. The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy and its students are able to realize an equal level of achievement in a shorter amount of time, as the students invited to attend are totally committed to this intensive education, as are the instructors and administration. Many massage therapy schools will provide far more hours than are necessary to meet the national standard which takes considerably more time, raises tuition costs and is not needed for an entry level therapist to acquire their license. The Berkana Massage Therapy Basic Program has "dialed in" exactly what is required to be licensed. Most massage therapists will pursue specialization by furthering themselves in Continuing Education after they attend a foundational program.
Berkana offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to have a thriving massage therapy career, be of service in their communities, improve the quality of their lives and become Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapists. In order to become caring and compassionate bodyworkers, students need to dig deep and explore the foundation of their lives. The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy is the perfect cocoon for this total life enhancing transformation.