Class Schedule

For Five Element Practitioners

Five Element Clinical Consultation Days

July 14, 2024, 9 am - 5 pm                                                                     7 PDAs (PE-AT) $225 full day / $140 half-day

The Consultation Clinics support each practitioner's development in the clinical application of Five Element Acupuncture. The emphasis is on CSOE, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Practitioners bring patients who are not progressing as they would expect. We interview the patient in a treatment room with 8 observers, discuss, and provide feedback. The patient is treated, and we observe the change. Follow-up treatment plans are provided to practitioners. Observers get hands-on experience with pulses, color, sound, odor, and emotion. We see 4 patients/day. Be affirmed in one's skill set and met at a new growing edge. We provide a learning environment that supports being a beginner regardless of your experience level.  


Crossings Healing & Wellness  8720 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

Practitioner: "I will never forget the care and respect these two sage practitioners shared with us and our patients."
Patient: "Thank you for a wonderfully powerful experience on Sunday. It's initiated my movement into spring in a most steady and vigorous way."

For Acupuncturists 

(Practitioners from all traditions are welcome.) 

Seminar: The Clinical Application of Five-Element Acupuncture                                           

* Apply the Laws of Nature and the Principles of Healing in patient care; 

* Deepen sensory awareness: hone CSOE & your understanding of the energetic nature of each element;                                                   

* Identify and engage the 12 Officials;     

* Identify the Levels of Treatment;  

Address symptoms in the context of the whole and through the lens of   Five Element acupuncture. 

Mark your calendars! This highly anticipated series will kick off in early Autumn 2024. Stay tuned for more details. 

For the General Public

Cultivating A Healing Presence Through Changing Times: A Weekend of Practice with Tom Balles, Mary Brandenburg, Jane Grissmer, Linda Simons — and You!

October 5 & 6, 2024:                                                                    $295 per participant ($225 for students)

This weekend is a unique blend of ancient and contemporary practices designed to support you in being a healing—family, friendships, workplace, organizations, and the larger community presence in all domains of life. It integrates an ancient Taoist philosophy grounded in Nature with contemporary understandings of change and the power of language. Participants will leave with powerful practices that increase their capacity to take healing actions in the world.                            


Wellsview Cottage   611 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 

If this class were church, I would go every Sunday. It is powerful to practice with others AND be reminded of other practices, stories, and possibilities. Workshop participant Diane Juray
This class was a breath of fresh air for my spirit. It felt so good to be back in a mindful community, doing deep work in an engaging and fun way. These simple and profound practices have already started to positively influence how I show up in the treatment room and the world. I can't wait for the next one. Highly recommended! Workshop participant Corey Timbers

Wisdom Watering Hole

Our FREE monthly Zoom gatherings are designed for acupuncturists or those who have attended our in-person workshops.  

❖ Our next gathering is on June 23 from 4 - 5:30 pm, when we will explore the Virtue of Fire.

Cultivate Taoist philosophy and practices designed to support you in being a healing presence in all of life's domains — family, friendships, workplace, organizations, and the larger community.  Join others who share your desire to reduce unnecessary suffering and create greater possibilities for our shared life.


DUE AT REGISTRATION: 25% of class fee. After you submit your registration form, you will receive an email with options for paying the registration fee, at the address you provide on the registration form. 

BALANCE DUE: 1 week before your class starts.

REFUNDS:  Full refunds are available if we receive notice of your cancellation at least 30 days prior to the start date of your class. If notice is received less than 30 days prior to the start date of your class, a $50 administrative fee will be charged.