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The Wellspring School History

The Wellspring School for Healing Arts was founded in 1995 by Rylen Feeney. Based in Portland, Oregon, the school is currently owned and operated by Rylen Feeney and Rachael Myles. At The Wellspring School, we offer comprehensive programs and classes in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Amma Therapy (Asian Bodywork Therapy), nutrition, movement arts and wholistic healthcare. The Wellspring’s programs are inspired, demanding, rewarding, and exceed national standards.

The Wellspring School is one of the few schools in the United States that teachers Amma Therapy in its full form. The program gives students a strong Chinese Medicine foundation emphasizes nutrition and focuses on self-care of the practitioner.

The Wholistic Nutrition certification program is one of the few approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) as well as the American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for board examination via the testing arms of these associations.

Training at The Wellspring School is far more than memorization and learning a technique: it is a journey of self-discovery. Students are encouraged to recognize patterns in themselves and their health that can be improved, allowing them to become better practitioners by living authentically with the principles of wholistic health. Whether you are an existing practitioner, someone looking to start a dedicated career in wholistic healthcare, or an individual wanting to learn more on a personal level, The Wellspring School encourages each individual student to gain the most from his or her educational experience.

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“What a relief to find a hospitable setting to learn in. This program has given me a chance to come into my body. Movement and breath are keys that I have learned in T’ai Chi, Qigong, and our practice of Amma Bodywork Therapy. To practice, to walk, and to be in the world with a mind that knows stillness within the bustle of life’s activity—that is wealth and freedom beyond measure.” ~ Sue Chew, Wellspring School Graduate



Offering comprehensive training in Amma Bodywork Therapy, Wholistic Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wholistic Nutrition & Movement Arts since 1995.