I also wanted to say a very belated thank you for the Luo class. I really enjoyed it. It was interesting for me to feel the lineage moving through it. I feel like I can sense when something is coming through a lineage tradition and when it is only mind and theory based without the weight and lightness of the generations before. The fluidity of your practice and the presence that is generated is really inspiring. It feels like really good Nei Gong with all the connections and integrated body movement flowing extremely smoothly. It was also lovely to hang out and chat.
I have been working with the Luo’s a lot and love the depth to which they can go. It feels like a very strong grounding and understanding of the natures of the organs in health is important to become more fluid in ones ability to really work down to the core belief and see where the ‘filter’ has appeared. I really feel that the clarity that this brings to my practice has been a truly wonderful and inspiring addition. After 26 years of practicing it’s great to finally feel like there is a possibility of clarity, understanding and focus in the work. So thank you.
Keith Simpson, Brighton, England
The seminar with Ann was an extraordinary experience. Watching her work so deeply and fluidly with each client brought a new appreciation of the depth and breadth of this medicine. It left me with an appreciation of it’s ability to profoundly influence the Health of One while resonating that Healthiness to the Greater Whole. Now there is a greater dimensionality imbedded in my felt sense of the precious tools we have to share with our clients as well as express as Humans. Infinite Gratitude for this generous sharing. Looking forward to more!
Esther Platner, San Diego, California
The weekend retreat was set in such a lovely and welcoming setting. Ann and Andrew provided so much information, to listen and watch them in action was tremendous. The knowledge of Chinese medicine and how they flow their work together is quite inspiring. Ann was phenomenal in her presence with each patient, how she demonstrated practitioner presence. I feel that she gave me the confidence and ability to stand firm as a practitioner. I appreciate her knowledge and hope to further studies with her.
Jessica Sleight, Spokane, Washington
They (the classes) were deeply meaningful and have already impacted my clinical practice profoundly. I look forward to more.
Melinda Wheeler, Portland, Oregon
This was my first live class with Ann and it was more than I expected to be. The class was engaging and intense. Ann right away was diving deep into the hidden psycho emotional and physical pains, skillfully navigating the questioning of very sensitive subjects and never letting her charge go.
Watching her Pulse taking, constructing the treatment, needling techniques—I felt I was being with a true Master and left the class hungry for more. Looking forward to the next class! Thank you so much for keeping the transmission going.
Dr Ata Kelly, California
This workshop was a beautiful experience for me and my practice, and in ways I had not expected. My intention in coming was to learn more about the complement channel system, meet Ann and Andrew in person, and see firsthand Ann’s treatment and needling techniques. All these things occurred and more. The workshop’s surprise center that has fundamentally redirected me was highlighting the necessary context of looking at pathology through the lens of disharmony with spirit. I have often brushed past people’s psychology, preferring to leave it to their therapists. Ann’s masterful modeling of a discovery process and explanations of how these disconnections to spirit become the root of illness have served to reorient my entire approach to practicing this medicine. It is the secret hidden in plain sight that, once pointed out, seems embarrassingly obvious and essential. All my sessions have been different and deeper since getting home. This workshop was remarkable in every way. Deep bow!
Sharon Kraus, Ashland, Oregon
I have been to numerous trainings with Ann but this one was one of my favorites. It was casual yet intimate and deeply nourishing. Each day started with the simple and inspired Qi Gong of Andrew Sterman. MG was a spectacular host. And of course Ann brought her remarkable compassion and skill to a most memorable seminar. I only hope there are more of these to come.
Dr Paul Jenks, Albuquerque, New Mexico
As a practitioner who has struggled justifying fixing something only to have people stuck in the same physical problem and mind-rut over and over again, and wonder whether taking away their pain is taking away their impetus for evolution, it is a gift to watch Ann engage her clients’ consciousness on behalf of their healing journey, and bring them wide awake towards wellness. It’s time we all took inventory and responsibility for the ways in which we keep ourselves and our clients stuck in illness.
Ann helps to awaken the heart-mind and begin transformative healing starting from the level of the Spirit. The opportunity to observe Ann treat gives me a sense of the greatness and vast possibilities of this great medicine that we practice, which is as profound and transformative as what I believed was possible when I first decided to go to Chinese Medicine school 10 years ago!
Jeri Ho, Denver, Colorado
I will take any class with Ann that I can take. Being in her classes and around the community being formed opens me up as a person and clarifies who I am as a healer.
Yvette Koch, Providence, Rhode Island
I just want to say that I have found Ann’s classes to be truly transformative. I am honored to be able to learn from her. Her classes are amazing.
Kristen Lum, Granada Hills, California
These classes have reignited the faith i had in this medicine when i set out on this path, but was squashed and dampened in acupuncture school. i am so grateful for this.
Kaleb Kilkenny, New York, New York
Her pulse class changed my life! I went from not knowing anything about pulses and never taking them to knowing more than most of my colleagues I work with in one weekend class. It was so amazing and she gave us the information in such a way that it really was easy to understand and utilise.
Jill Chiorazzo, Garfield, New Jersey
Ann’s teachings and transmission of her lineage of the complement channels is nothing short of inspiring and transformative. She embodies integrity, dedication and focus. They are simply amazing and life changing. It is a pleasure and an honor to learn from Ann. Please continue! Oh actually I would say, especially for the folks that are coming from afar, having an extra day with Ann or Andrew on either side of the weekend would make the trip even more amazing. Many thanks.
Armin Madani-Nejad, Vancouver, Canada
The classes are amazing, I finally feel like I can grasp the information.
Tara Greenberg, Torrance, California
Ann’s teaching is devoted to the needs of the people, while rooted in the classics it inspires an infinite wonder of possibilities in real life.
Marco Ragghianti, Italy
All I can say is that she’s a remarkable teacher with a very well organized mind and a great ability to fill her students with confidence and enthusiasm with Classical Chinese Medicine.
Monica Martin, Barcelona, Spain
Really inspired by Ann’s teachings and Master Yuen’s teachings to the point that I am seriously considering Acupuncture School this Fall 2019
Kelly Meyer, Lopez Island, Washington
I have loved them all so far! So powerful, thank you <3
Sarah Coghlan, Brooklyn, New York
Ann Cecil-Sterman gives her students the concrete skills we need in order to begin practicing the complement channels with good effect in our practices the moment we return to our offices. She gives openly and clearly with the intent of encouraging this medicine to be accessible to and understood by a diverse and widely spread group of practitioners, just as her teacher Jeffrey Yuen has done. I always have this feeling of the breadth and weight of our medicine after a weekend in Ann’s classroom. But most importantly I go back to my clinic and there is more clarity, more specificity, more depth to the treatments, and with that an awareness that we are part of a global trend in Chinese medicine that humanity needs more than ever right now.
Martha Oatis, New York, NY.
The classes have been fantastic. Inspiring, clear, and immediately applicable. Seeing so many real patients has been invaluable. I am grateful!
Jeanne Reilly, Brooklyn, New York
I really appreciate Ann’s willingness to take questions! And love that she uses the large paper pad. If I were to add anything, it would be some more early morning meditation to help prep us for the work, like we did in August! And perhaps I am REALLY dreaming now, but some qigong with Andrew at the end of the day or as he saw appropriate…. 🙂
Amy Matthews, Lopez Island
I use sinew channels all the time now.
Terri Lukyn, Squamish, Canada
Ann please just keep doing what you have been, you are such a gifted doctor and mentor and your enthusiasm for this art and medicine is so powerful and gives your students confident to apply these complement channels to our own practices!
Kristina Hou, New York, New York
Generous instructor teaching important material.
Debra Lee Gertz, Syracuse, New York
The courses have all been well structured, on time, and concise. Treatment demos are invaluable.
Burton Moomaw, Boone, North Carolina
All of the classes I have taken with Ann thus far have been unique in format (the size, the level of intimacy, the location, etc.) and I’ve found all of them engaging and special. Thank you!
Amanda Dobron, Chicago, Illinois
Once again, I am ever so grateful that I am a student of Ann and Classical Acupuncture. My dream of a COMPLETE and EFFECTIVE version of acupuncture is coming true, and the burden on my sinews, luos, divergents, primaries and 8 extras is lessening by the day!
Joslyn Dugas, Kansas City, Missouri
Pulse class was the greatest especially making sure that every person in the room was partnered instead of typical seminars where cliques form.
George Chachis, Yardley, Pennsylvania
Clear and insightful teaching experienced in a beautiful ambience and spiritual people. Thank you!
Daphne Thompson, Victoria, Australia