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3 Day MARI Practitioner Training

Westfield, NY United States

June 28 - June 30


This 3-Day Intensive training will take place in the charming village of historic Westfield, NY. Westfield is located along the Chautauqua River Gorge, 2 miles from Lake Erie and 6 miles from the Chautauqua Institute. A vortex of creative energy, there are numerous art galleries, wineries, cafes, antique shops, markets and museums. If you plan on attending a live training, you may want to book a day or two extra to explore the area and hunt for treasures on the beach! (see slideshow). There are also several charming B & B.s in the area and I’m happy to help you find accommodations. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

About the Instructor:

Karla Hankes completed her doctorate degree in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies where her research focused on synchronicity and the alchemical process of grief in Jungian Sandplay Therapy. She is a certified thanatologist with the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a certified Jungian Sandplay Practitioner and Grief Specialist. For her master’s thesis in clinical counseling, she proposed the use of circular sand trays using rational from Jung’s work with mandalas and has been working mandalas therapeutically since 1991. She earned an advanced diploma in Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation and as a clinician, she has incorporated expressive therapies, mandala and MARI work with numerous populations including severely mentally ill adults, juvenile offenders, and grieving children, teens, and adults. Dr. Hankes has been facilitating MARI® since 2012 and became a MARI instructor in 2015. She has received advanced training from Shelley Takei, owner of the MARI copyright. Dr. Hankes specializes in helping healing arts practitioners incorporate MARI as an ongoing process.

Students who attend this 3-day training receive a certificate of completion and 21 continuing education units (CEU’s) approved by NBCC.

Full MARI certification requires completion of 8 practice sessions post training and online review of 3 practice sessions with the instructor. The total cost of supervision is $150.

The MARI kit includes: Manual, Great Round fold-out board, 39 symbol and 45 color cards, pastels and felt and carrying case. The cost of the kit is $350 and is provided by MARI Creative Resources based in Raleigh, NC. Kits are required and must be purchased 2 weeks prior to training.

Register by Phone, Register by Email
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Please DO NOT send credit card information via email.


June 28
June 30
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Dr. Karla Hankes


Westfield NY MARI Training
58 Portage Street
Westfield, NY 14787 United States
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