2017 Conferences/Seminars

 

 

2017:

NYCAVMA Annual Conference, March 30th - April 2nd

Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY 12464

 

AWARDED 17 CE HOURS BY IVAS!

 

Join us and spend four incredibly informational days in the beautiful Catskill mountains: one day on autoimmune conditions, one on acupuncture, one on herbal medicine, and another on stone medicine.

 

DAY ONE, MARCH 30TH, WILL FEATURE SPEAKER JIM SKOIEN, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Jim began his formal study of acupuncture and herbal medicine at California Acupuncture College, Los Angeles in 1982. Three years later, he completed preliminary requirements for licensure by attending a four-month advanced internship in Nanjing, PRC. In early 1985, he received a license to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in the State of California, and also became certified as an acupuncturist nationally. He first became an instructor of Acupuncture and TCM in 1984 at California Acupuncture College. Since 1984, he has taught regularly at several Los Angeles Acupuncture colleges. He has instructed students in virtually all areas of TCM, including Acupuncture Theory and Technique, Internal Medicine and Herbal Medicine. In addition, he has worked with student interns as a Clinic Director and as a Clinic Supervisor over the years. He has also had the fortunate experience of lecturing in numerous Acupuncture training courses for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He is the author of numerous journal articles, course notes, and six published text books on Chinese Medicine.  He currently is practicing in Switzerland and teaching at a TCM school. Jim's lecture will cover autoimmune conditions, focusing on useful clinical approaches with emphasis on Chinese herbal and acupuncture treatment strategies and specific treatment examples.  Appropriate notes for the participants will be provided.

 

DAYS TWO THROUGH FOUR WILL FEATURE SPEAKER JEFFREY YUEN

Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen comes from two Daoist lineages – 88th generation of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School) and 26th generation of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai (Complete Reality Dragon Gate School).  His Daoist name for each tradition is respectively Yuan Xu and Song De. He trained under his adopted grandfather, the late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-1981) of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, a sect from the Shang Qing tradition of Daoism that developed during the later Han Dynasty (3rd Cent. CE).  Master Yu Wen trained in Mt. Hua and learned all the facets of Daoism, including the classics; rites and liturgies; healing arts; and divination.  He later traveled extensively throughout China and served as the lineage holder of the Daoist martial arts system know as Wu Xing Quan/Five Element Fist - an internal and monastic style of Hua Shan.  Having a strong resonance with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen studied extensively under Master Yu Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years old.

 

Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen also studied Chinese herbal medicine with Master Gong Song-Liu, a eunuch for the last two emperors of the Qing Dynasty who apprenticed with the imperial medical physicians.  As a friend of Master Yu Wen, Gong was persuaded to teach Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, imparting his deep knowledge of Chinese medicine over a period of 8 years.  At the age of 100, Master Gong felt deeply satisfied with his transmission to Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen and left for China. Dr. Yuen currently believes that he can contribute to the practice of Chinese medicine in this country by spreading the traditions of Classical Chinese Medicine.  In that regards, he continues to teach extensively throughout the United States and abroad.  Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen served as former Dean for Academic Affairs for the Swedish Institute's School of Acupuncture and Oriental Studies (NY), also, Dr Yuen serves as Dean of Classical Studies at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts at Ashville, NC.  His teachings have served as the basis of a state-approved doctoral program offered by the American University of Complementary Medicine (AUCM) in Los Angeles, CA.

 

ABOUT MENLA MOUNTAIN:

The local Native American peoples, including the Esopus and Mahicans, regarded this valley and region, with its enormous first-growth hemlock trees, as especially sacred, a place of the spirits. They never settled here and only used the valley for ceremonial purposes.

 

REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE, OR USE OUR PRINTABLE FORM

Early Bird through 2/14/17:  Member $675.00, Non-Member $750.00

After 2/15/17:  Member $775.00, Non-Member $850.00

 

CANCELLATION POLICY/REFUNDS:

50 % if before March 1 2017, no refunds after March 1.

 

HOUSING - MENLA MOUNTAIN RETREAT CENTER

Once your registration payment is received, Cindy will provide you with a housing registration link via email. Information below is to provide approximate expense information. Check-in March 29th - check-out April 2nd. Price includes meals - mostly organic vegetarian items served. Wireless internet is available in Lhasa Inn, Kathmandu House, and in the Conference Center. For those with WiFi ready laptops access is free. There is no cell phone service in the Phoenicia/Woodstock area. For rooms with phones, connection, per minute and long distance charges apply. Housing refund policy is set by Menla.

 

Deluxe Private Room - Queen Bed/Private Bath (Single Person), all four nights: $1,007.00

Lhasa Inn/Kathmandu House

 

Deluxe Private Room - Queen Bed/Private Bath (Single Person), all four nights: $971.00

Gangtok Cottage

 

Deluxe Double Room - 2 Twin Beds/Private Baths (Per Person), all four nights: $755.00

Lhasa Inn

 

Deluxe Private Suite - 4 Twin Beds/Private Bath (Per Person), all four nights: $632.00

Kathmandu House (per person) $670.00 if booked as Triple, $755.00 if booked as Double, $1007.00 if booked as Single

 

Standard Accommodations - Twin Beds/Shared Bath (Per Person), all four nights: $591.00

Mix of Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Quads in One or Two-Story Houses: Dragon, Eagle, Eva's, and Snowlion Houses

 

 

July 2017:

We're going to ICELAND to study with Are Thoresen and go to Elf School.

We have a potential of 26 openings for the elf school and lodging at the school, AND there are nearby guest houses for those with family that want to come as companions but not participants. Are is working on finding out about those. Price for elf school includes 6 days of two with elves, free driving and lunch; 2 days of horse riding (checking if companions can participate); 2 days of acupuncture lectures. Extra will be travel expenses to the school, plane and car rental, dinners etc. Based on current exchange rates, total cost for this even will be $920.00. AWARDED 12 CE HOURS BY IVAS!

 

Payment is requested as follows:

 

December 2015 = $460 for participants, $140 for each additional companion

December 2016 = $460 for participants (no companion amount needed) final deposit for activities sent to NY CAVMA, at 9002 Sunset Drive, Colden, NY 14033

 

At this time, refund rate for cancellations will be 100% minus $60 wire transfer fees until 3/1/17.  No refund after 3/1/17 unless replacement can be found.

 

Housing will be handled separately. A non-refundable deposit of $175 plus wire charge of $2 so $177 MUST be received by Jan 20, 2017 if you wish to have the discounted housing that we have secured.  No deposit, no housing through us. sent to NY CAVMA, at 9002 Sunset Drive, Colden, NY 14033  Make the check out to NY CAVMA.

 

Many of us are arriving on the 28th, and Vicki Farthing has found the Kex Hostel which sounds great. We plan to spend a day in the city and then spend a day to day and a half traveling to elf school; check in is on the 1 of July.

 

As we are all cats, we are NOT going to try to rent a large van rather encourage us to have smaller groups hook up and travel together. When booking your ticket, rent your car then. Regular car is OK if you plan to just drive on main road; if going into the Highlands, you must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

 

 

Please email Cindy prior to signing up, all spots are currently full but a few may open up.

 

CLICK HERE FOR  INITIAL PAYMENT REGISTRATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR SECOND PAYMENT & HOUSING DEPOSIT FORM

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