Level 2 Central Region

Level 2: Certification Training - Central Region

Welcome to Chicago!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open!

Travel Restricted or Need to Study from Home?

Remote learning option available 2021-2022 school year
Want more details? Email [email protected]

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. The Marriott SpringHill Suites is an all-suite hotel offering 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 breakfast, free underground heated parking, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, and 24-hour fitness center. Complimentary 24-hour shuttle with pickup and drop off to O’Hare (ORD).

Your Energy Medicine negotiated group hotel rate is $89 per night plus tax – no additional charges! Free shuttle / Free parking plus many hotel / business amenities.

For a tour of the hotel, click on this brochure link:
Marriott SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare

Chicago Marriott Exterior
Chicago Marriott Patio
Chicago Marriott Double Room
Chicago Marriott Lobby
Chicago Marriott Pool
Chicago Marriott Suite

Remote learning option (online) available for the
2021-2022 school year.

Due to travel restrictions, Level 2 is available via remote learning when hands-on is completed with an approved Level 2 Faculty member. Students attending in person complete hands-on as part of class.

  • Class 5 will be remote learning / online; no hands-on required for Class 5.
  • Classes 6 -8 will be offered in a hybrid model – in person (if state / local guidelines allow) with the ability to attend remotely via live stream / zoom.
  • Hands-on requirement – 10-hours hands-on is required to complete a class done remotely (6, 7 & 8). Hands-on is considered a completion requirement along with the written and demo test. “Local” hands-on must be supervised by an approved Level 2 Faculty with student(s) paying the Faculty directly. Many students share the cost and find it less than actual travel costs.

Flexibility and adaptability are important as we continue our learning. We adjust our teaching model to make sure the students have the best possible outcome in learning the Level 2 curriculum. Hands-on practice is critical and a required part of the training.

Would you like to talk with a student who has experienced online learning this year? We can connect you with a current Level 2 student.

Dates and Times

The dates for the upcoming 2021-22 classes in Illinois are:
Class 5: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Saturday, July 10, 2021
Class 6: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 - Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
Class 7: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 - Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
Class 8: Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 - Saturday, Feb 19, 2022

Please remember to block time for Expansion (Review) Classes and the 1-day intensives following each class. Although optional, once students attend, they never miss another opportunity to deepen their skills with the exceptional faculty.

For those already enrolled in the previous 2020-21 school year, Class 8 dates: 

  • Hands-on Retreat: Faculty supervised hands-on review for classes 5, 6 & 7 Saturday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Class 8: Wednesday, July 14 - Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • 1-Day Intensives: Sunday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Class Meeting Times:

Expansion (Review) Class - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Optional – Highly Recommended – opportunity to review prior class materials with an expanded understanding.

Main Class:
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) - 6-hr classes - In person / Live Stream / Filmed Classes
Optional – Highly Recommended – Experienced faculty present various topics that expand application of EEM; Open to the public; Student discount available.

  • Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2 hr. lunch 
  • Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2 hr. lunch
  • Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2 hr. lunch


Dr. Sara Allen, our Educational Director, is on Faculty for all classes. You will have an opportunity to have one-on-one guidance and support with one of the original Faculty throughout your entire Level 2 year. Dr. Sara’s training, and over 20,000 hours of clinical experience, have resulted in a masterful blend of skill and intuitive understanding of the client’s needs.

Central Region Faculty have included:

Dr. Sara Allen

Kim Wedman

Janel Volk Hubbard

Marjorie Fein 

Barb Scholz

Debra Hurt

Susan Stone

Melanie Smith

Lisa Buford

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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 8 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2021-22 Class 5 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2021-22 Class 6 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2021-22 Class 7 1-Day Intensives (Post Class) Information

2021-22 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 2021-22 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 2021-22

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.]

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Location Information

The location of the 2021-2022 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. Visit downtown Chicago and experience what Condé Nast Traveler and Time Out readers rate as one of the top world-class cities.

The SpringHill Suites is a unique hotel as they offer many additional values!
Our negotiated group rate is for double suites with single or double occupancy including complimentary amenities listed below. These rates are good 2 days prior to our class and 2 days after class. Double suites have 2 beds plus sofa bed. 2 – 3 students have shared a room but with the low rate many students opt for their own room. 

2021-2022 Room Rate: $89 / night plus tax for a double or king suite. Free shuttle to hotel from O’Hare. No hidden costs – no resort fees, no parking fees, no internet fees, no cost to / from O’Hare airport to hotel.

Book your room using Group link:
Links will be provided to reserve your rooms for all 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 and then cancel prior to Marriott’s cancellation policy (currently 48 hours prior) if needed with no penalty.

Cuisine / Food:
Chicago is well known for its top chefs and its cuisine. Any type of food is available for delivery – Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Korean, Indian, vegan / vegetarian, Mexican, plus many more! Outback Steakhouse is located on-site with several others within a short walk / drive. Many food options are available to support any of your dietary requirements. The hotel is willing to have certain items available for breakfast (i.e., gluten free bread, almond milk, etc.) with a 2-week advanced notice. Refrigerators and microwaves are in each room.

Grocery access: A Mariano’s grocery store is within walking distance or shuttle from the hotel. Whole Foods is a 10-15-minute drive. Groceries can be delivered to your room as well. Refrigerators and microwaves are in each room.

Neighborhood: 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. You can choose tranquil or a show in the city – lots of choices within your reach.

Roommates / Sharing a Room:
A private Facebook group will be set up to enable communication across all registrants. All arrangements are made by students. If your plans change, please coordinate reservations with your roommate(s) and keep your roommate informed of any changes. Room rates apply to single / double occupancy (1 – 2 people). An additional charge of $10 per night will be applied for 3rd and 4th person per guest room.

Key Amenities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • Free breakfast
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Parking – Free with our group rate
  • Pet friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on-site

Hotel Services & Amenities (see hotel website for additional amenities)

  • Buffet breakfast, complimentary
  • Cash machine/ATM
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Crib/Play Yard
  • Foreign exchange, nearby
  • Laundry on-site, coin operated
  • Local restaurant dinner delivery
  • Mini fridge
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Phone calls: toll-free
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Vending machines

Business Services

  • Computers
  • Copy service
  • Fax service
  • Full business center, onsite
  • Incoming fax complimentary
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Outgoing fax complimentary
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel
  • Printers

Class 5: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Saturday, July 10, 2021- $89 double or king (plus tax)
Class 6: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 - Saturday, Sep 25, 2021- $89 double or king (plus tax)
Class 7: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 - Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 - $89 double or king (plus tax)
Class 8: Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 - Saturday, Feb 19, 2022- $89 double or king (plus tax)

Links to directly book your rooms at the Hotel. Use these to ensure all negotiated amenities are include in your rate:

  • Class 5 July 2021: 
  • Class 6: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 - Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – HYBRID (In person / livestream) Class 6 Sept 2021
  • Class 7: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 - Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 – HYBRID (In person / livestream) Class 7 December 2021
  • Class 8: Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 - Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 – HYBRID (In person / livestream) Class 8 February 2022

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