Alchemy of Touch with

David Lauterstein

Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, May 17 - 20

Thur: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Fri & Sat: 9am – 5:30pm

Sun: 9am - 4pm 

25 CEs - $795


For people repeating Alchemy - $350

Please come prepared to pay tuition in full at check-in.
Items to bring/wear for this workshop include:
  • Note-taking supplies
  • 1 Blanket
  • 1 Yoga Mat
  • 1 Towel or ZB head pillow
  • Yoga type loose, comfortable clothing - no jeans or dresses
  • A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control

ALCHEMY OF TOUCH is recommended for any person who has completed the 50-hour Core ZB I and II program (the prerequisite for "Alchemy"). In the process of further empowering known fulcrums and presenting new ones, there is always some review of the basic foundational fulcrums. Everybody wins – your core ZB’s will improve as you sharpen your basic skills, and new possibilities will open as you learn how to create and navigate amplified fields of energy. The hidden gems you will discover and the transformation of your work will surprise even those of you who already do Alchemy of Touch.

The focus of "Alchemy of Touch" is how to create and navigate higher energy fields and then put them to healing advantage for the client. One metaphor regarding Alchemy of Touch is that of cooking. When we turn up the heat in cooking, change begins to happen; when we put a lid on the pot, change becomes faster; when we lock down the lid and create a pressure cooker, things happen even faster. So it is in the body when, through touch, we create these different levels of energy, change not only happens faster in the body but also old resistant imprints may lessen and deep healings occur.  The human is a "container" for body, mind and spirit - when we meet the person with a heightened level of energy and structure, transformation is enhanced.  Chronic pain and tension may disappear, mental constrictions may let go, and the experience of one's source and spirit may be amplified.

The basic trilogy of Zero Balancing is: the 50 hour Core ZB I and II (the prerequisite for all other ZB courses), Alchemy of Touch, and Geometry of Healing (each 25 hours). In the Core ZB program we teach the underpinnings of ZB, including the use of energy as a working tool. In Geometry of Healing we teach how to slow vibration and work with elements within the field itself and within the gap. In Alchemy of Touch we teach how to amplify vibration in the body and how to work in high-energy fields. The course requirements to being certified in Zero Balancing requires Core ZB and two more 25-hour courses for certification - such as Alchemy and Geometry. 

“For physical and emotional pain Zero Balancing is the most powerful tool I have to help people feel better.”
–LW, Physical Therapist

About the Instructor:


David Lauterstein, LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.”  David regularly teaches in England and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of the books, Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists  and The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork, and Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing.  He is certified in Structural Bodywork and  Zero Balancing and is a faculty member of the Zero Balancing Health Association. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972). Click here to learn more about David, his books, and classes.