Women's Health Series

Women's Health Series with Rylen Feeney

Too many women are missing out on the opportunity to get educated, support themselves, and obtain the health services they need, when they need them. This is one of the reasons that Rylen is SO passionate about educating our community on the important factors that influence women’s health, throughout all stages of life.

Last year was the first time that we offered Rylen’s Women’s Health Series in Portland. It was SO well received that we’ve expanded on last year’s offering and are offering a 4-class series this Spring.


Caring for Cancer: Food That Provides Deep Nourishment For Body & Mind

by Rylen Feeney, Diplomate Chinese Herbs & Asian Bodywork Therapy (NCCAOM), Whole food Nutritionist and Amma Therapist

This article was published by Sun and Moon, Maryland’s Acupuncture Society, where Rylen taught Caring for Cancer: A Wholistic Approach to 65 acupuncturists last fall.

“The difference between venom and a cure is not the substance, it’s the dose.” – Anonymous

According to a 2015 cancer fact sheet created by the World Health Organization,


Caring for Cancer: A Wholistic Approach

The Wellspring School for Healing Arts has offered a Caring for Cancer class for more than a decade. The class is a longstanding favorite and the combined teaching experience of Michael and Rylen make this a truly unique and powerful workshop. The class takes a multi-pronged approach in providing support for those caring for and those experiencing cancer. Topics include possible causes & treatment, nutrition, herbs, supplements, qigong, acupressure points and massage techniques for easing and enhancing western treatments,


Instructor Spotlight: Michael Guida

The next Wholistic Nutrition program will be off and running this coming weekend, March 4th & 5th. As we mentioned in a recent blog post, this will be the last time we offer this professional certification program and we are aiming to make this last group the best one ever! Ok, all of our WNP groups are fantastic, but you get what I mean!

As part of this unique program,

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Last Wholistic Nutrition Program – FAQ

Last week we announced the upcoming Wholistic Nutrition Program group starting March 4th & 5th will be the last one we offer. Since the announcement we’ve gotten a lot of questions and interest, so we thought we’d share some of these with you, especially if you are thinking of diving in to take the last program, which we hope you will! We’d love to see as many people possible take advantage of this great program offering.


Amma Program Alumni Spotlight: John Mermin

Meet John Mermin, Amma Therapist!

info: johnmermin.com | phone: 503-998-6882 | email: info@johnmermin.com

John was our student speaker at the AG02 graduation on February 3rd, and it was a pleasure to hear about the journey that led him to becoming an Amma Therapist. Continue reading for a Q&A with John!

Q: You just officially graduated (literally) and have already launched your practice. Tell us a little about your practice –

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Important Wholistic Nutrition Program Update & More!

Big News: March 2017 WNP program will be the last one offered @ The Wellspring School!

The Wellspring School was founded by Rylen Feeney in 1995 to provide quality wholistic health education and support for the community. The flagship Amma Therapy professional certification program embodied this philosophy through the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bodywork, mindful movement, nutrition and herbs. Today the Amma Therapy program continues to be a powerful and unique modality and we are very pleased to be able to continue the lineage. 

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Wholistic Nutrition – How Sweet It Is!


Loretta and the Chocolate Factory: A Wholistic Nutrition Program (WNP) student’s journey into the rich world of the Portland chocolate scene. (Loretta shown at right enjoying a solid chocolate bunny!)

As part of the Wholistic Nutrition Program, students have the opportunity to explore and research a wide variety of nutrition related topics, which they in turn present in the form of a paper,


Global Meditation 2017: Let's Peace It Together

2016 was a challenging year. It has left many of us feeling unsettled and unsure of how to feel empowered and positive with the coming New Year and beyond. Enter Iris Moon, local Portland musician, peace ambassador and lovely human being! Iris approached us about doing a weekly community meditation class in 2017 specifically aimed at creating peace and without hesitation we said, “Yes!” What a great opportunity for us to come together as a community and do something positive and proactive.


Free Your Back to Improve Your Core Movements!

Feldenkrais – Awareness Through Movement

Friday mornings in January starting 1.6.17  from 10:30am – 11:30am

with Susan Marshall

at The Wellspring School

“I am happy to be teaching another series of Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes at The Wellspring School for Healing Arts this January. This series of four classes will focus on freeing your back to improve your core movements,

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