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10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday & Tuesday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wed. & Thurs.
Tours by appointment only
11555 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Classroom Suite. 108
Office Suite 207
San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93405
(805) 786-4808

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Easy payment plan of 4 equal payments (for 200 hour program) with no interest to meet your financial needs!

ENROLL BEFORE 11/15/19 and receive a $110.00 discount!!

Enrollment has begun for our January 2020 session. Submit your application TODAY by clicking Register Now button, or call us at 805-786-4808 for an appointment. Thank You!



200 Hr. Practitioner Program 

2020 Schedule
Evening Class
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm
& One Saturday & Sunday each month 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Jan. 7 - Apr. 9 - NOW ENROLLING 
May 5 - Aug. 6
Sept. 1 - Dec. 10

Day Class
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Jan. 13 - Mar. 31 - NOW ENROLLING
May 11 - July 28

Sept. 8 - Nov. 24

500 Hr. Therapist Program

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Deb Corradini CMT, is a holistically minded woman who has been involved in the healing arts for many years. She is a firm believer in the mind-body connection and in the healing powers of one’s own mind and body to heal both the individual and the planet upon which we live. Deb graduated from California Holistic Institute in 2005 and immediately began working out of a day spa in Paso Robles. Later she created her own massage studio on her property and built a therapy pool where aquatic t therapies can be learned and received. Prior to turning to body work as a full time profession Deb spent the earlier part of her life creating and managing different businesses including 12 years as the general manager of a well known and very successful company. Currently, she works as a massage and aquatic therapist, teaches classes at CHI and spends time pursuing her passion for creating an organic and sustainable food source.



Courtney Crow, MS, CMT, started her career as a Massage Therapist in 2003, and has been a California State Certified Massage Therapist since 2010.  Courtney has spent time in many environments within the Massage industry, including spa, and clinical settings, and has her own practice in San Luis Obispo. Courtney completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology 2010 and her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2015. She has a strong, and in-depth understanding of the body and the external physical and


emotional stressors that lead to imbalances in the body. 

She has been teaching in the field of massage therapy since 2009, and has been teaching with CHI since 2014.







Dr. Julianna Englund is a licensed naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, herbalist, craniosacral therapist, certified Yi Ren® Qigong and cupping therapy teacher.  She integrates Eastern and Western medical knowledge and skills with an intuitive healing approach.  The heart of Dr. Englund’s practice is education, empowerment and caring for the whole person: body-mind-spirit.  She provides acupuncture, naturopathic medical care and craniosacral therapy at East West Natural Medicine Center in San Luis Obispo and offers various wellness and Yi Ren® Qigong classes in several locations, including in San Luis Obispo County.  








 David Goldeen CMT, has been practicing massage therapy since 1987 in San Luis Obispo and has a private practice. He first attended the Esalen Institute of Big Sur and received his Massage Practitioner training. He is a Certified Massage Therapist with the state of California. He later continued his education and has extensive training in Myofascial Release techniques with John F. Barnes PT MFR Seminars from Nov. 1999 – Oct. 2006. David began his teaching career in 2012 with teaching private classes in MFR and became an assistant teacher with John F. Barnes PT Seminars in Sept. 2012. He has been part of the faculty of California Holistic Institute since 2011 teaching an introductory course in Myofascial Massage and is very passionate about his work which is demonstrated through his teaching.

 Shante Kastenek, CMT, graduated from the Lincoln Institute of body therapy in October of 2012. She started her career in a spa setting and was eager to learn more of the trade. She continued her education at the Southern California Health Institute in Burbank California in 2014. She attended classes on the central coast to get additional training in Oncology massage and regional massage. After graduating the physical therapist aide program, she worked as a massage therapist for an amateur hockey team. She specializes in sports, deep tissue, and neuromuscular work.


Barbara Kelly CMT, is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Hawaii. She graduated from the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies 1,000 hour program in 1994. Her training and massage therapy repertoire include Myofascial Release, N.M.T. (neuromuscular therapy) or Trigger Point Therapy. She has built a successful private practice of her own specializing in pain and injury care in Atascadero, California since 1996. Barbara has been an instructor of massage at various schools since 1998. She was also an instructor to Japanese students at Dreamland Massage Training on the Big Island of Hawaii for 2 years. Currently she offers Trigger Point Therapy classes in the 500 hour program at the California Holistic Institute. Barbara's hope for the future is to continue giving the gift of massage instruction, and the touch of massage to people always.

Seymour Koblin, began his career as a holistic practitioner and educator in 1978 in New York City while studying with Master C.K. Chu, Wataru Ohashi, Michio and Aveline Kushi, Shizuko Yamamoto and Anne Marie Colbin. He moved to San Diego in 1987, when he began his role as an instructor and the eventual director and founder of the School of Healing Arts in San Diego. He is the creator of Zen-Touch™, a health-balancing system that incorporates traditional Asian philosophy and healing methods into a flowing system of bodywork and assessment/recommendation counseling. Known for his uncanny ability to intuitively understand a person’s most relevant life issues, he guides people to integrate their health with the cycles of nature. Exercise (based on Eternal Spring Chi Kung, Nei Kung, and Tai Chi Chuan), Whole Foods Nutrition, and Way of Life Recommendations are included in his work.
As an educator, Seymour creates an interactive environment where participants experience many different facets of themselves through humor, movement, music, touch, intuition, art and poetry.

Danielle Krywko CMT, graduated from California Holistic Institute in 2009. She continues to take classes to further develop her knowledge and practice. She has a private massage practice in Paso Robles at MOD Studio. She specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage. Danielle is also a certified yoga instructor with 300 hrs of training, which enhances her understanding of anatomy and body mechanics. She owned a yoga studio in Atascadero from 2009 – 2014. She continues to teach a loyal following of yoga students weekly. Danielle has a great love for teaching and healing. She very much looks forward to sharing and learning with others.


Tyann Linden is a state certified instructor. Her experience in the healing arts began at age 14 and has never ended. She believes that it is a journey for life. She is a CMP with 12 years experience. She specializes in Swedish, Esalen, Deep Tissue, Myofacial, Cranial Sacral, Pregnancy Massage and Energy work. Tyann is a Reiki Master (teacher) with 16 years experience and is a facilitator at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center in SLO. She has studied herbology for over 25 years and is certified through Michael Tierra’s East West course in Herbology. Her passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge comes from the joy in awakening the healer in her students.




Flanagan MacKenzie CMT, is certified through Upledger Institute at the Diplomate Level and works as a Certified Teaching assistant on the Upledger Staff, and a Certified Mentor.  She has been practicing in San Luis Obispo since 2001.  She is trained in Pediatric and OB craniosacral and concussion and other traumatic brain injuries. She works with whole families, pre- and post-surgical clients, and many who just want support in finding their own balance in their bodies and their lives.


Joanne Mapalo CMT,is a state certified instructor of massage therapy. She has practiced massage therapy for over 9 years. She has been instructing for over 10 years and was an Associate Director for a massage school in Southern California. Some of her specialties in massage include: Sports Massage, Pregnancy & Infant massage, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology. Joanne is excited about the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge with others.




Marian Martinho CMT, is the Director of "CHI," and is a state certified instructor of massage therapy with over 20 years of experience in the healing arts profession. She taught massage therapy for over 8 years at California State University, Fresno. Also, she taught various massage therapy courses for over 15 years at BPPVE approved schools. Her massage therapy specialties include: Deep Tissue, Stretch & Release Therapy, Japanese Acupressure, Chair Massage, Touch for Health, to name a few. Ms. Martinho has worked as a sole proprietor in the massage profession, and has worked closely with physical therapists and chiropractors. She owned the California Massage & Wellness Center in Fresno for two years. The center had six massage therapists all who practiced various forms of massage and bodywork. She is very energetic and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others.


Melanie Sachs CMP, The pioneer of integrating of Tibetan and Indian Ayurvedic wellness techniques into the spa and beauty industry, Melanie Sachs has worked steadily over the last twenty years to bring the deep benefits of this sacred healing art to her students and clients world-wide. Ayurveda is now listed as one of the ten spa trends. It is fully accepted and respected as a precious gem that is capable of transforming the spa experience into a journey toward beauty through balance. Through her writing and teachings Melanie explains that it is by eating a healthy diet, participating in suitable exercise and regular spiritual practices together with a natural skin care regiment that we all can reach our goal and discover our own personal happiness and lasting radiance; a quality in Ayurveda beyond inner and outer beauty known as our secret beauty.

Melanie works closely with her husband Robert Sachs. Founding Diamond Way Ayurveda in 1996 together they provide excellence in education and pure Ayurvedic products to complement their unique spa treatments. Melanie and Robert created Ayurvedic Beauty Care, Ayurvedic Spa (both books with Lotus Press), educational DVDÕs and numerous articles for magazines. Melanie teaches world-wide training individuals and spa teams in standard and signature Ayurvedic treatments using their organic essential oil blends, powdered herbs, and specialized Ayurvedic spa equipment they personally designed. She is the main trainer in Ayurveda for the Buddha Bar Spa chain, the first group to fully embrace the full flavor and all the traditional Tibetan protocols in the Diamond Way Ayurveda system.

The name "Diamond Way" comes directly from the Tibetan tradition and means that our path to the highest joy is through helping others. It is this core belief is the fuels the energy behind her work.


 Megan Talevich, CMT, before becoming a massage therapist Megan spent time at UC Berkeley and Major League Baseball. In 1997 she graduated from Heartwood Institute with a Holistic Health Practitioner certification. Continuing on with an internship in Polarity Therapy and as a registered polarity educator through APTA. With 1200 hours she began her massage career, she has spent 10 yrs in physical therapy and 20yrs in a spa. Today she works with cancer survivors through Cancer Well Fit.


Sue Torrey is a state certified instructor of massage therapy with over 600 hours of training in bodywork and massage therapy. She is a proud graduate of the very first massage class at California Holistic Institute (2004).

Sue has long had an interest in and enthusiasm for mind/body as an integral whole, and has experienced healing in her own life and in the lives of others. Although she is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in acute care nursing on the Central Coast, she is a believer in the use of alternative therapies and the exploration of the spiritual and energetic dimensions of our own life experience, and of our connections with each other and the world around us. She sees health as a question of balance in which all that we touch with our bodies, our minds and our spirit plays a part. She shares with her students her belief that we are always doing energy work when we are working with others.

She currently teaches the 200 hour massage practitioner program and the Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology in the 500 hour program. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge, her enthusiasm for our amazing bodies, and her love of the many ways of connecting energetically with others.


Maggy Troup CMT, is a state certified massage therapist. She believes in holistic practices and healing though bodywork. Maggy graduated from Thousand Oaks Healing Arts Institute in 2001 and pursued a career as a massage therapist in chiropractic offices and health spas. In 2002, she opened a private practice. She later went on to pursue a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Sacramento. Utilizing her degree in Kinesiology, she pursued bodywork in injury management. Maggy started teaching the day program and the advanced anatomy and kinesiology courses at CHI in 2014. She specializes in sports massage, deep tissue, and trigger point.


Cameron West CMT, SEP, APE is the creator of Aquatic Integration technique and owner of the AquaZen Center. She has been a practitioner and an internationally known teacher of Watsu for over 17 years and has been instrumental in promoting Watsu, Aquatic Integration and Ai Chi into the clinical therapeutic arena. From 1984-1998 Cameron served as the Aquatics Director at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Ventura, CA. She also served on the faculty of Oxnard and Ventura Colleges as an Adapted Physical Education teacher from 1987–2001. Her work has been featured in 2001 Massage Today and June 2006 The Aquatic Therapist on Aquatic Integration and Substance Abuse. Cameron currently travels all over the world teaching, maintains a private practice and directs the aquatic programs at the Aquatic Integration Institute in Templeton, CA.