Forceless Spontaneous Release Method for Unhealed Injuries.

Learn to assess meridian channel flow in the body to feel disruptions and apply a gentle holding technique that allows the disrupted body area to feel completely supported to self heal. The instructor has found this technique to be very helpful with calming tremors.

Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR
Cost:  $60

      Thursday, May 31,  9:00 PM - 1:00 PM   OR   Sunday, July 8th,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register with the school. Call 615-647-7244    


Certified Instructor:  Scott Baily, LMT, Gaia Gail Tossing, LMT, RCR
Cost:  $75

When:  ​TBA

This state approved Law class will update massage therapists on the Tennessee Rules and Regulations.  The Ethics class will  provide an opportunity to discuss pertinent ethical issues with your peers. 

Register by email or phone:,  615-647-7244

​​Certified Instructor:  Debra Martin, RCR,
                                      American Red Cross Certified Instructor
Cost:  $75
Description: This class covers First Aid and CPR training for Adults, Children, and Babies.  What to do in different scenarios is discussed and participants gain hands-on practice making slings, splints, bandages, proper use of  defibrillator equipment and CPR technique on dummies.  A CPR Completion Certificate and card will be  awarded by the Red Cross.  

A Continuing Education Certificate will be  issued by Nashville  Academy of Reflexology. 

Contact NAR to register: Call 615-647-7244       

or  Email:      


Informational Open House with FREE CE* Class

Come visit our school to learn more about our reflexology certification programs and enjoy a free informative talk and demonstration on reflexology.
If you are an LMT looking for continuing education, 
you will be awarded a 1 CE certificate for your attendance. 
The public is welcome.  

Open Houses at NAR

Saturdays, April 21 & May 26, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

with FREE 1 CE Class

"8 Key Reflex Areas to Help with Allergies" 
presented by Gaia Tossing, RCR, LMT
during the first hour 

If you need a CE certificate, 
please let us know you are coming.

*NOTE to LMT's: 
To receive a FREE CE, you must register with 
your name, license number, email, and phone number.  
Please call Gaia at 615-647-7244 or email:

Find out more about the career of a certified reflexologist and our 
320-hour professional reflexology certification program.

Where: Nashville Academy of Reflexology
   4825 Trousdale Dr., Suite 222, Nashville, TN 37220

Instructor: Gaia Gail Tossing, Registered Certified Reflexologist,
Licensed Massage Therapist, and Founder of
Nashville Academy of Reflexology.

Instructor:  Carol Ann Baily, Ed.D

Cost:  $60

The following course is repeated quarterly.
Please Contact Us for details.  (615) 934-1034

When:   Saturday
,  June, 2018 TBA

Learn how to use the concept of Idea Mapping as a business tool for strategizing and study tool for  learning.    
Gain an understanding of how to map out  advertising campaigns, brochures, events. Learn a  proven mind skill
that can improve your memory  retention from education classes or subjects you are  studying.  

Instructor Dr. Carol Ann Baily will provide  the materials to help you acquire this technique and  
apply it to your area of interest. ​

Instructor: Gaia (Gail) Tossing, LMT, RCR 
Cost:  $300  (20 CE)  

  •  Weekend Series:  Sat.  6/9, 8:30a-11:30a; Sun. 6/10, 8:30a-4:30p; Sat. 6/16, 8:30a-11:30; Sun. 6/17, 8:30a-4:30p                                 
  •  Weekday Series:  Starts  August 15th, 2018   W 8/15  9a-5p, T 8/21 9a-1p, W 8/22 9a-5p, T 8/28 9a-11a  

Call or email soon for more information and to reserve your spot.  615-647-7244          
Are you ready for a foot reflexology course with expert training?   Would you like to learn these profound reflexology techniques  which take hands-on bodywork to deeper healing possibilities? This consolidated course prepares you to confidently apply quality reflexology for your clients or loved ones.
If this kind of bodywork inspires you, consider letting us help you obtain professional training in our authorized  school.  You will receive a Continuing Education Certificate suitable for framing worth 20 CE Hours for TN State Licensure.  If you  choose, you can apply these hours in our school for credit toward our 320 hour full certification program.  


Interested and want more info?  

We welcome you to Call 615-647-7244                  

or  Email:       

​​​Explore the beneficial use of sound and tuning fork frequencies applied to the foot reflexes, zones, and meridians. Experience the effects of color and light on the body, mind, and emotions.  

Certified Instructor:  Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR​​
Cost:  $60


      Wednesday, May 23rd,  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   OR   Sunday, September 9th,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact NAR to register: Call 615-647-7244      

or  Email:     

Instructor: Linda Nunn, LMT
Cost:  $240  ​April Special $220 
When:  Thursdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17  and 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 5/24/2018

   You will enjoy exploring the Eastern Meridian Theory with this delightful instructor.  Learn all the elements and prime times of organ

   activity; and learn to apply acupressure to the balance points on the hands and feet. 

​   Call or Email:  615-647-7244,


"Applied Meridians" 16 CE - $220

with Linda Nunn, LMT

5 Thursdays April 26 - May 24

9a - 12 and 5/24 9a - 1p 

Understand Meridian Theory, Gain skills in applying acupressure techniques, and Learn a balancing routine

on feet and hand points.​​    ​​



An Introduction to CranioSacral Reflexology (6 CE) 

Instructor: Jan Schim, LMT, Craniosacral Practitioner
Cost:  $105

When: Two Offerings

    Weekday:  Wed. June 6, 9a - 4p 
    Weekend:  Saturday, August 4, Part One: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Part Two: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

​Gain an a deeper understanding of  the cranial nerves in the brain and how they work in the body.   Learn a relaxing reflexology technique applied to the cranial nerve reflexes found in the toes.

Register with the school. 615-647-7244 
or  Email: ​​

Instructor: Gaia (Gail) Tossing, LMT, RCR
Cost: $180 



Understand reflexology and the differences in techniques when it is applied to the hand. Recognize the stress
indicators in the  hand. Learn the hand map and a relaxing, tune-up routine on the hands for balancing the
whole body.


Certified Instructor:  Tess Fries, RCR​ Master Herbalist
Cost:  $60


     Weekday:  ​Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Saturday, June 2nd,  9 AM - 1 PM
​​Understand the fascinating and important part water, sunshine/light, air, rest and exercise play in creating a better 
internal healing environment and how to best implement them into your lifestyle.

Contact NAR to register: Call 615-647-7244      

or  Email:     

​​NEW Master Class

Originated by Gaia Tossing, Registered Certified Reflexologist and founder of Nashville Academy of Reflexology.

This foot reflexology technique enables the reflexologist to stimulate both sides of the brain simultaneously for a swifter balancing effect. Gaia developed this technique to help her husband who has a neurological condition and has since been teaching it at her reflexology school with excellent results. The technique effectively addresses both feet in about half the time of a normal full session and yet provides a completely satisfying experience for the client.  Included in this course is a study of Reflex Linking bilaterally.

Must be a Certified Reflexologist, a Licensed Massage Therapist or Cosmetologist/Aesthetician with 20 hours minimum training specifically in foot reflexology, Someone who completed our NAR Essential Reflexology 20 hour course or equivalent hands-on reflexology course, or instructor approval.

Gaia Tossing, RCR, LMT

Cost: $120  (Class size is limited. Seats are secured with payment)
 Tuesdays, May 1 & 8, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nashville Academy of Reflexology, 4825 Trousdale Dr., Suite 222, Nashville, TN 37220

To Register: Call 615-496-3366 or email:


Open House

​​Offered by Tess Fries, RCR,  Master Herbalist
Heart of Natural Healing

    The classes listed here  are offered to anyone interested in learning more about natural healing and creating an optimum state of  wellness for themselves. They may be taken in any order aside from a few classes that require foundational instruction as noted.  All of these classes can be taken for Continuing Education/Professional Enhancement credit through NAR. Classes marked MHCP  are required to become a Master Herbalist. The Master Herbalist program is not a NAR program.  

    "A Master Herbalist is one who uses things in their natural state to assist the body and mind  in self-healing. A Vitalist is one who  believes that we are self-healing, self-regulating organisms and that we are created with an inborn intelligence that sustains every  vital aspect of our life.  As a Master Herbalist and a Vitalist, all of my classes reflect instruction and mentoring I received from  Master Herbalists and great teachers such as Dr. John R. Christopher, David Christopher, James Duke, Dr.Richard Schulze,  Christopher Hobbs, as well as the knowledge and wisdom I have gained from 15 years of working with hundreds of clients and  teaching thousands of students.
​I look forward to sharing all of this with you and our adventure together!"
  Tess Fries

  Please register for all the following classes directly with Tess Fries. 

  Tess Fries   Call:  (931) 334-4347​                                                                                                                                                

  2018 Herbalist Classes & Master Herbalist Certification Program Schedule
  Tess Fries, Master Herbalist 931-334-4347 (call for information and to register)

Download Classes Here  

Nutrition and Healing
8:00-12:00     Saturdays,   January 27, May 26, September 22      $100      4 CEU’s

This class explores the physiological effects of foods we eat and how they heal, help or hinder body processes and function. We will talk about nutritional needs, how to meet them and how to absorb nutrients more efficiently. Includes discussion about and recipes for green drinks, rejuvelac and bowel cleansing.

Natural Laws of Healing
12:30 - 2:30     Saturdays,   January 27, May 22, September 22     $50      2 CEU’s

Understand the fascinating and important part water, sunshine/light, air, rest and exercise play in creating a better
internal healing environment and how to best implement them into your lifestyle.

The Mind / Body Connection
3:00 - 5:00      Saturdays,   January 27, May 26, September 22      $50      2 CEU’s

This class delves into the chemical and physical reactions of our emotions and our thoughts and the enormous
impact these have on our health and wellbeing. Learn simple actions we can take to greatly improve our emotional
and physical state.

Cleansing and Detoxing
1:00 - 3:00     Sundays,   January 28, May 27, September 23      $50      2 CEU’s

Learn why and how to cleanse, detox and heal our bodies with foods, herbs, exercise and other natural aids.
Herbal formulas and recipes are included.

Kitchen Medicine
3:30 - 5:30     Sundays,   January 28, May 27, September 23      $50      2 CEU’s

Discover the simple, effective remedies you have in your spice cabinet and refrigerator that could help
your heartburn, headaches and more…… or even save your life!

Body Systems / Herbal Supports 1
8:00 - 1:00     Saturdays,   February 24, June 23, October 27       $125      5 CEU’s

Discuss basic body system functions and the herbs that support healing each system. This class investigates
identification/growth locations, historical information and use, current healing applications and contraindications
for the following herbs:
      Blood cleansing herbs; Herbs that eliminate parasites and worms; Herbs that strengthen tissues; Herbs that help
      tone and clean the intestines; Perspiration inducing and nerve influencing herbs; Urinary system cleansing and 
      supporting herbs

Body Systems /Herbal Supports 2
1:30 - 6:30      Saturdays,   February 24, June 23, October 27      $125      5 CEU’s
Discuss basic body system functions and the herbs that support healing each system. This class investigates
identification/growth locations, historical information and use, current healing applications and contraindications for
the following herbs:
Female balancing herbs; Herbs that help to clean and strengthen the lungs; Herbs that calm, soothe and assist in
rebuilding the nerves; Herbs that stimulate or sedate and assist the circulatory and nervous systems; Herbs that
strengthen and balance the entire body

Herbal Preparations (Making Herbal Medicine)
1:00 - 5:00     Sundays,   February 25, June 24, October 28      $150      4 CEU’s
This is a hands on workshop. Understand details of herbal preparations, herbal administration options/advantages
and disadvantages, and dosages. Make and take home 4 different tinctures, an oxymel, a liniment, and an infused oil.
Learn how to make poultices, suppositories, salves, boluses, capsules, decoctions, fomentations, casts, washes and

Natural Therapies / Emergency First Aid 1
8:00 - 12:00     Saturdays,   March 24, July 28, November 10      $100      4 CEU’s
Learn about the four items you should always have on hand for emergencies as well as herbal and natural remedies
and therapies for common and emergency situations. Learn how to make a natural first aid kit. From colds to heart
attacks, be prepared for just about anything!

Natural Therapies / Emergency First Aid 2
12:30 - 4:30     Saturdays,   March 24, July 28, November 10      $100      4 CEU’s
** Prerequisite: Natural Therapies / Emergency First Aid 1

Continuation of Natural Therapies and Emergency First Aid 1. Includes hydrotherapy.

The Medicinal Herb Garden
1:00 - 5:00     Sundays,   March 25, July 29, November 11      $100      4 CEU’s
Explore the historical and scientifically proven Doctrine of Signatures for easy plant use knowledge.  Discuss
planning, planting, troubleshooting, and harvesting an herb garden. Discussion includes harvesting barks and how to
dry and store your herbs, seeds, and barks. We will look into business ideas from your gardens, big or small, and
natural pest remedies.

Healing Protocols 1
8:00 - 1:00      Saturdays,   April 28, August 25, December 8      $125      5 CEU’s
** Prerequisites: All previous classes except Kitchen Medicine & Medicinal Herb Garden
Learn about The Incurables Program and how to tailor it for every circumstance. This class covers childhood
conditions/diseases as well as migraines, gerd, fibromyalgia, bowel disorders, thyroid conditions, chronic fatigue,
depression, lupus and much more. Must attend prerequisite classes.

Healing Protocols 2
  1:30 - 6:30     Saturdays,   April 28, August 25, December 8      $125      5 CEU’s
  ** Prerequisites: All previous classes except Kitchen Medicine & Medicinal Herb Garden
  This class covers natural helps for gout, Lyme disease, blood pressure, circulatory and heart disorders, prostate
  problems, emphysema and lung disorders, arthritis, strokes, nerve disorders, neuromuscular conditions, cancers and
  much more. Must attend prerequisite classes.

  Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
  1:00 - 5:00      Sundays,   April 29, August 26, December 9      $100      4 CEU’s
  ** Prerequisites: All previous classes except Kitchen Medicine & Medicinal Herb Garden
  Discuss protocols for menstrual difficulties, infertility, reproductive problems and menopause as well as herbs and
  natural therapies for a healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery.  Must attend prerequisite classes.


​Certified Instructor:  Jan Schim, LMT​​, Tess Fries, RCR
Cost:  $60

When:  Wednesday, May 16th, 1 PM - 5 PM  OR  Saturday,  September 8th,  9 AM - 1 PM 
Understand safe ways to apply hot stones to the feet.  Practice a short hot stone routine for reflex areas in the feet.

Contact NAR to register: Call 615-647-7244      

or  Email:     ​​

​​Certified Instructors:  Jan Schim, LMT​​
​                                         Linda Nunn, LMT
Cost:  $60

When:  Wednesday, May 9th, 1 PM - 5 PM  OR  Saturday, May 5th, 9 AM - 1 PM

​Hot and cold therapies can be an effective tool for circulation and relaxation.  Discuss appropriate use of water therapies and experience the effects on the feet firsthand.  This class also includes a demonstration and explanation of the detox ion foot bath.

Contact NAR to register: Call 615-647-7244      

or  Email:     ​

Instructor: Gaia Tossing, LCCI, LMT, RCR 
Cost:  Full Intensive Package 3 days (25 hours) $700 U.S. 
            Save $190 from taking classes separately.

When:  June 29 - July 1, 2018  Fri-Sun 

 25 CE Credit Hours through NCBTMB

Individual Classes May be Taken for NCBTMB Hours:

Note: Vita Flex is a prerequisite to Raindrop. Taking all of these classes is a requirement for CARE Raindrop Certification.  
​      • Intro to CARE Certification Program Friday, 9 am - 10 am
      • Essential Oil Chemistry (6 CE) $220 - Part One: Friday, 10 am - 1 pm,
​                                                                           Part Two: Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm
      • Applied Vita Flex (4 CE) $140 - Friday, 2 pm - 6 pm
      • Raindrop Technique (8 CE) $320 - Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm ( Prerequisite - Vita Flex class)
      • Anointing Oils of Ancient Scripture (2 CE) $40 - Saturday, 6 pm - 8 pm
      • Emotional Release (5 CE) $170 - Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm

This will be a three-day aromatherapy seminar in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and Anointing Oils of the Ancient Scripture - 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils as well as  25 CE hours of continuing education for body workers (NCBTMB) and ​2.5 CEUs  for  health care providers.  Participants will gain knowledge and hands-on practice in applying essential oils, each receiving a Raindrop Technique session and giving two sessions under the expert guidance of the highest level instructor for Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education. 

NAR BONUS CLASS Monday, July 2, 9a-1p Intro to Applying Tuning Forks with Raindrop (4 CE)  $90  Demonstration and practice.  Limited class size.  (Prerequisite: Raindrop class) 

In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of safe and effective use of essential oils for personal and professional applications.  28 key essential oils will be explored for their physical and emotional influences.  All aspects of how essential oils can be used, such as inhalation and topical applications, will be discussed and an understanding of the science behind aromatherapy will be gained through studying simple essential oil chemistry.  A VitaFlex Raindrop style routine will be learned for the body system reflexes. Students will learn testing methods for determining the most appropriate oils to choose.  Each student will make and take home an essential oil
blend of their own choice.  

​​Instructor: Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR 
Cost:  $200
When: Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2018  

 Call or email 615-647-7244

​Call Us:  (615) 647-7244