Level 2 Central Region

Corona Virus Update ~ the Level 2: Certification Training in Chicago will be held remotely for Class 5 only. Please contact the Regional Director directly for details.

Level 2: Certification Training - Central Region

Welcome to Chicago!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open!

Limited Seating. Register early!

Welcome to Chicago! Chicago continues to one of the top cities in the world. Chicago is world-class in so many categories—magnificent architecture, stunning museums, brilliant chefs, and so much to do that you’ll never see it all.

The Central Region classes will be held at the Marriott SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare, an all-suite hotel located 8 minutes from Chicago O’Hare. Easy access from O’Hare, downtown Chicago (Amtrak) as well as the expressways. Your lodging at the Marriott SpringHill Suites offers spacious rooms that include a desk, refrigerator and microwave. All suites have a sofa bed plus either 2 double beds or 1 king bed. Enjoy complimentary amenities like full hot breakfast buffet, free underground heated parking, WiFi, indoor pool, and 24-hour fitness center. Complimentary 24-hour shuttle with pickup and drop off to O’Hare (ORD). 

Chicago fountain

Dates and Times

The dates for the 2020-21 classes in Illinois are:
Class 5: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - Saturday, June 6, 2020
Class 6: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 - Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
Class 7: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2021
Class 8: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021

Class Meeting Times:

Expansion (Review) Class - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception / Check in - Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Class - Wednesday, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Class - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2.0 hr lunch
Class - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2.0 hr lunch
Class - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2.0 hr lunch
1-Day Intensives (Post Class) - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Live Stream / Filmed Classes); 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (if not Live Stream / Filmed); 2.0 hr lunch

Chicago Lake Michigan

Expansion (Review) Classes

Expansion (Review) Classes provide students the opportunity to review and expand their understanding of the material addressed in the previous class and prepare for topics to be covered in the upcoming class. It also allows for more hands-on practice time.

Expansion Classes are optional and highly recommended. Available for any Level 2 students or students in either of our Teacher Training programs who wish to have extra practice across all material covered in prior classes.

The Expansion class prior to the start of class 5 is a special opportunity to review many of the concepts and protocols from Level 1: Fundamentals Classes 1 – 4. You will practice Meridian Energy Testing and learn how to easily do these tests. Still fuzzy about Irregular Energies, Pulse Testing or Anchor and Wander on the Radiant Circuits? Bring your questions to this class and build your confidence as you head into Class 5.

Expansion (Review) Classes are required for:

  • Students who missed the previous class.
  • Students who are required by their between-class supervisor to attend as a condition to continue with the next class of the Level 2: Certification Training.
  • Students who have been absent from the Level 2: Certification Training for one year or more.

1-Day Intensives (Post Classes)

1-Day Intensives (Post Classes) are offered after the regular Level 2: Certification Training classes and feature topics of interest to EEM students. The cost is in addition to the tuition for the Level 2: Certification Training classes, and registration is available on the online registration form for each class or you may pay for it at the door. Upcoming Post Class topics will be listed on the Innersource website as soon as they are known.

Post Classes are optional, open to the public, and do not have any prerequisites. See the schedule above for exact times.

2020-21 Class 5 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2020-21 Class 6 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2020-21 Class 7 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2020-21 Class 8 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

Meet the Regional Directors, Mary Ann Wilkens and Peter Hays!

Mary Ann Wilkens and Peter Hays

Mary Ann and Peter are both certified in EEM. Mary Ann has a full-time practice which focuses on both people and pets. Mary Ann is an Eden Method Authorized Teacher and teaches Level 1: Fundamentals in Chicago and Iowa. Mary Ann and Peter started this journey over 25 years ago studying modalities to improve their pet’s lives (as well as their own) - Tellington TTouch®, Pranic Healing, BEMER, essential oils, Feldenkrais Method® and more. Mary Ann moved from a full-time career as a Fortune 10 IT global executive to a wellness practice in 2015. Peter continues as a Packaging Engineer with a part-time wellness practice. We are extremely excited to host the Level 2: Certification Training in Chicago. Peter and Mary Ann enjoy Chicago by sailing on Lake Michigan, driving classic cars and raising 3 children ages 16 – 21, as well as playing with their cats and dogs. We have hosted many Tellington TTouch® for companion animal certification trainings as well as Feldenkrais Method® trainings over the years. Dr. Sara Allen will be in Chicago for all classes with additional faculty rotated throughout the year.

You can reach Mary Ann at [email protected]

Tuition and Costs


The tuition for the 2020-21 Level 2: Certification Training is $1350 per quarter, or $5400 per year. A $300 non-refundable deposit will be added to your first quarterly payment at Class 5. This deposit will be applied to your Class 8 payment. 

See the chart for a breakdown of payments:

Quarterly payments will be due upon registration for each class. Registration opens approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of class. Payment for each class covers all of the class materials, use of a massage table, conference space, teaching staff, basic required supervision, and ongoing evaluations to keep people moving forward in a competence-based learning model.

The tuition does not include food, lodging, or transportation.


Quarterly Payment 2020-21

Class 5


Class 6


Class 7


Class 8



Students can expect to pay the following in Level 2: Certification Training:

  • Quarterly tuition per class
  • Optional Review Class or Post Class
  • Late fees, extra paid mentoring, and/or the Review Class ($90) may be required for missed class time, late test submission, missed demonstration appointments, and other special cases
  • Hotel, transportation, and most meals per class
  • After graduating from Level 2: Certification Training:
  • Students are qualified to apply for Certification by Innersource as an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner. The Certification fee is $450 and includes a comprehensive written test, an Ethics exam, and completing a comprehensive demonstration test, either in person or via a videoconferencing platform (Zoom, Skype, etc.), with a Faculty member who is part of an Innersource-selected pool.
  • Active practitioner status is maintained by renewing your EEM Continued Training Certificate via attendance of Continued Training courses.
  • The above certificate and a current liability insurance policy are required to maintain a practitioner listing on the Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner Directory.


Registration is online. An email containing a link to the online registration form for each class is sent to students approximately 10 weeks before the class takes place.

Payment Methods

We accept major credit cards and PayPal on our online registration form.

Pay Pal users: You will receive a PayPal invoice within 48 hours after submitting your registration form with PayPal selected as your payment. Your registration will not be considered complete until PayPal (or other) payment is received. Thank you!

Note About Advanced Payment:

If you would like to pay tuition in advance for all four classes of Level 2: Certification Training (Classes 5-8), please DO NOT register online. You must contact the Regional Director where you will be attending Level 2: Certification Training to make arrangements.

[If you have not yet completed Classes 1-4 of the program, please see the Level 1: Fundamentals page of our website for enrollment information.]

Location Information

The location of the 2020-2021 Central Regional Level 2: Certification Training classes will be at Marriott SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois.

A perfect blend of city and suburban life! SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare offers the convenience of an airport property with all the amenities guests love. They are a unique hotel as they offer many value adds which other hotels do not, such as parking, airport shuttle and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet!

The negotiated rates range from $89 - $119 (plus tax) per night for all suites with single or double occupancy including complimentary amenities listed above. If sharing, please coordinate reservations with your roommate(s). These rates are good 2 days prior to our class and 2 days after. Visit downtown Chicago and experience what Condé Nast Traveler and Time Out readers rate as one of the top world-class cities.

A private Facebook group will be set up to enable communication across all registrants. Please use the links below to reserve your rooms for all of your class dates. We recommend you book all class dates for your rooms now. Chicago has a large demand on its hotels for conferences and conventions and rooms can be sold out. Once room block is sold out, rates will be driven by market availability. Better to reserve in advance and then cancel prior to 45-day cancellation policy if needed with no penalty.

  • Class 5: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - Saturday, June 6, 2020 - $119 double; $122 King (plus tax)
  • Class 6: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 - Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 - $109 double; $112 King (plus tax)
  • Class 7: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 - $89 double; $92 King (plus tax)
  • Class 8: Mid-late April 2021 - TBA

Links to directly book the Hotel:

Outback Steakhouse is located on-site. Within walking distance of the hotel, a Mariano’s grocery store and many other food options are available to support your dietary requirements. The Park Ridge neighborhood and local forest preserves are easily accessible for a walk in the woods. Located near the Rosemont Entertainment complex with outlet shopping, bowling, AMC movie theater, restaurants and more. Easy access to Chicago attractions like Wrigley Field, McCormick Place, Field Museum, House of Blues, theater district, Second City comedy club and Navy Pier. Lyft and Uber are readily available for easy, affordable transport as well.

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Level 2: Certification Training Classes are offered in four regional locations. Each location will have their own unique experience, all while maintaining the same curriculum, educational opportunities, and quality teaching you've come to expect.