Professional Development Garden

Continuing Education for Healing Professionals

Dr. E’s SuperWellness ™ Program is officially 12-hrs CEU approved


Six-Week SuperWellness Program
In-Person Session Begins Wednesday Jan 18th
Online Webinar Begins Thursday Jan 19th

Experience TRUE VIBRANT HEALTH & LIFELONG WELLBEING! Enjoy the distillation of Dr. Edith Ubuntu’s 15+ years success as a Holistic Medicine practitioner. This offering is available in-person in San Francisco, via live webinar, or in a video course. Register/Learn More

A sampling of past events:

* THE NEXT LEVEL OF CLINICAL SUCCESS – Intro Module * w/ Dr. Edith-Ubuntu Chan
Sat March 26 2016 – 2:30pm-5pm

CA Acupuncture Board 2.5 CEU Approved (CEU Provider #956 – The School of Dan Tian Wellness)

Limited seating. Register now:
Tuition: by-donation ($25-35 suggested).
RSVP Required:

A 5-Module (10-Day) Program – w/ Dr. Edith-Ubuntu Chan

* Apr 11-12 * May 2-3 * (optional practicum in summer) * Sep 19-20 * Oct 10-11 * Nov 7-8 2015 *
CA Acupuncture Board 55 CEU Approved (CEU Provider #956 – The School of Dan Tian Wellness)

Download Detailed Course Description & Syllabus (PDF).
The ULTIMATE course in Holistic Sports Medicine & Sports Performance Medicine for devoted students and practitioners! A distillation of Dr. Edith-Ubuntu’s 30,000+hrs experience and pearls as a Sports Medicine and Endocrinology specialist — this course not only weaves together the most useful clinical gems in TCM sports medicine, acupuncture & bodywork/manual therapy, but also Dr. E’s multi-decade background as competitive athlete & triathlon/cycling coach, as well as certified High Performance Coach — creating the most comprehensive and well-rounded hands-on workshop series offered in our community!
This powerful, fun, and value-packed 5-Module (10-day) program is carefully sequenced and unlike any other. Students are presented with an elegant East-West integrative framework for the evaluation and treatment of common Sports Injuries, gaining a deep confidence in Anatomy*, Physical Exam*, and also the most clinically relevant Sports Acupuncture*, Tui-Na/Manual* techniques and clinical gems.
tuina-old Beyond the advanced training in the evaluation & treatment of sports injuries, what sets this course apart the most is our exploration of Sports Training and strategies for boosting athlete’s Sports Performance*. Together, we explore the dynamics and psychology of athletic training and uncover the most valuable tools and holistic strategies (including acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, breathwork, patient-counseling and patient self-care) for promoting sustained High Performance.
if you are seeking an efficient way to supercharge your practice and serve your patients with the most practical Sports Medicine tools, and to deepen your clinical skills and confidence, then this program is PERFECT for you! Nowhere else in our community have we seen such a concise, enjoyable, yet comprehensive Sports Medicine program, not only giving you confidence and mastery in the evaluation & treatment of sports injuries, but also supporting your patients in creating consistent high performance, energy, and vitality. This course is packed will practical gems and tools that truly work!




The Integrative East-West Approach to Cleanse, Detox & Thrive!

Calling all families, parents, and moms & dads to-be!
Join us on WED Nov 5 with Anita Pietrofitta, DAOM(c), L.Ac. specialist in Holistic East-West medicine, peri-natal care, and environmental medicine, as she shares her top keys & gems for pre-conception, pregnancy, and early-childhood wellness! Anita will take us on an empowering journey – to find out how common environmental toxins may affect our health and the health of our babies & children – and discover SMART, EASY, GENTLE STRATEGIES FOR CLEANSING, DETOX & PREPARATION FOR THE MOST HEALTHY NEW BABY! This talk will be fun, informative, and empowering — filled with practical tips & gems for healthy living. It is especially designed for current/expectant/future moms & dads, inviting couples to plan ahead and cleanse/detoxify pre-conception. * Health Practitioners are invited to stay 8-9pm for add’l research-based presentation.*
*** This event is FREE/By-donation. Due to limited seating, RSVP is requested to guarantee your space. Thank you! ***
(For Calif Licensed Acupuncturists, great news! This class is 3-hr CEU Approved!)

* Advanced TuiNa, Manual Therapy & Conscious Bodywork CERTIFICATION now FULL!*
A 5-Module (10-Day) Program – w/ Dr. Edith*Ubuntu Chan

(Course is FULL. Stay tuned for training DVD based on this course, to be released 2015)

* May 17-18 * Jun 14-15 * Sep 6-7 * Oct 18-19 * Nov 1-2 2014 *
CA Acupuncture Board 60 CEU Pending (CEU Provider #956 – The School of Dan Tian Wellness)

Download Detailed Course Description & Syllabus (PDF) – course is now 100% FULL.
A distillation of Dr. EdithUbuntu’s past decade+ experience and pearls in TuiNa, Bodywork, Manual Techniques, as well as intuitive and frequency healing, into the most comprehensive and well-organized hands-on workshop series. This course is the Essence of Bodywork Healing, for devoted students and practitioners — integrating an elegant East-West approach, a practical understanding of Anatomy, and the most clinically-relevant Tui-Na/Bodywork/Manual techniques, together with a heart-centered and spirit-based approach that honors the oneness of our body-mind-spirit.
This powerful*, fun*, and comprehensive* 5-Module (10-day) program is carefully sequenced and unlike any other. Key principles and strategies for success using TuiNa, Manual Techniques, and Conscious Bodywork are introduced methodically and repeated throughout the course, offering an organized framework for discussion, demo, practice, and explorations. Practitioners are given the ideal supportive environment to discover personal style and healing mastery.

DOWNLOAD DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION + SYLLABUS (pg 1-8) – Registration Form (pg 9) >>
Course is now FULL! Not-to-worry, stay tuned as we work towards a DVD training video!


* THE WIM HOF METHOD – Two-Day Workshop * w/ 25x Guinness world-record holder Wim Hof
Sun JUNE 7 and Mon JUNE 8 2014 – 10am to 4:30pm each day

CA Acup Board 11-Hour CEU APPROVED! (CEU Provider #956 – The School of Dan Tian Wellness)

****** June 2014 REGISTRATION FORM ******
WIMHOF2014SF-NEWAMAZING NEWS!! We are bursting in excitement to bring WIM HOF (aka The Iceman) back to the SF Bay Area in 2014! Join us to learn directly from 25x guinness world-recorder holder. Now the techniques that he has proven effective for breaking preconceived limitations of human possibilities, through the power of Yogic breathwork practice, are accessible to everybody!
Join us in gorgeous Muir Woods (Mill Valley), California, amidst panoramic view of the bay, for these special Two Days exploring the power of yogic breathwork and Wim’s special methods, opening to new possibilities! Learn specific exercises that allow us to:
* Control our autonomic nervous system
* Influence and optimize our immune system
* Enhance our mental focus and concentration
* Improve our blood circulation & thermo-regulation
* Elevate our consciousness and wellbeing on all levels
* Explore the frontiers of human performance!
*Location: Muir Woods Community Parks Association CLUBHOUSE
Map/Directions: 40 Ridge Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941
*Time: 10am to 4:30pm on both days. (please arrive by 9:45am)
*Tuition: $385 ($350 EARLY REGISTRATION by MAY 7 *MAY 10*!) Add’l $10 fee for creditcard processing.
(due to our limited capacity and rapidly approaching date of this workshop, the registration fee is 100% non-refundable, but it is transferable to a friend. Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to sharing this incredible experience with you!) CA Acup Board 11-hr CEU APPROVED!
****** >> DOWNLOAD June 2014 REGISTRATION FORM << ******
This workshop will most definitely fill up. Signup soon – and don’t miss precious opportunity!

Wim Hof “The Iceman” website ~


3-Saturdays MAY 4, MAY 11, and MAY 18 2013. Calif. Acupuncture Board 18 CEU APPROVED.
(an add’l optional practice day to be arranged as student interest dictates)

 Full course description and Registration Form (PDF) >>



TUES JUN 25 2013. 12noon to 2pm. a bring-your-own-lunch / potluck gathering.

Join us for a fun, practical, and value-packed 2-hr seminar, discussion and Q&A, designed for newer practitioners as a no-nonsense Practice-Kickstarting Guide, or for more seasoned practitioners who wish to explore new ideas for reinvigorating their professional offerings! We will share the top keys and action-steps for birthing a successful, joyfilled, rewarding clinical practice – discovering smart business strategies that are in alignment with the heart’s love and desire to serve, giving the world the very best of ourselves.

Holistic Wellness Professionals across all modalities are invited! This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss a variety of practice-building topics as interest dictates, to support one another as friends and colleagues. You will come out of this seminar with a concise checklist of action-steps for kickstarting a vibrant and rewarding new holistic wellness practice – as well as a treasure-trove of smart ideas to grow and evolve your practice in the state of joy, freshness, and excitement! Fresh-pressed Raw Organic juices, teas, broths will be served. Please feel free to bring your own lunch, or share with others if you feel excited to make something. Join us! (This event is by donation – any amount is received with gratitude.)
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* CONSCIOUS BUSINESS PRACTICE & Patient Interactions as “Medicine” *

A brownbag lunch seminar with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tues Jan 15 2013

All healing and medical professionals are invited to join us for this special brownbag lunch exploration of the conscious, heart-centered approach to all aspects of our practice, including (and especially) the business aspect. Details here: