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The Level II training was an extremely inspiring event.  The awesome setting, the talented and devoted trainers, the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum, the uplifting mission, and the diverse contributions of the attendees themselves led us deeper and deeper into an appreciation of leadership. We left with the desire and the wherewithal to nurture these qualities within ourselves.  We were moved to make a difference, and we had some clear tools. 
-- Maria Cook, L.Ac., Washington State


AWB Level II Training!


How to be a Global Healer  

August 24 - 29, 2013*

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, New Mexico 


Vallecitos Lodge with daisies 

Vallecitos Mountain Refuge main lodge, where sessions and meals will take place 


Vallecitos is a 135-acre wildlife refuge and mountain sanctuary: majestic old growth timber, lush alpine meadows, abundant wildlife, mountain lakes and the Vallecitos river running through it. 






  *Please see information packet regarding the elevation in Vallecitos for more information on the location 



We are excited to invite you to our third annual Level II training retreat offered by Acupuncturists Without Borders!


Level II group photo 2011 

Level II Training Group - 2011  


 (NOTE: In order to attend this training you need to have attended our Level I training - Healing Community Trauma)


 Program Highlights: 

  • Leadership training     
  • How to lead international and national trainings, whether for disasters or to support communities in need

    (Note: AWB is getting more requests to respond every time there is a disaster. We need acupuncturists who are prepared to lead the way. This training will be critical in creating a network of people who are ready for this type of response.)    
  • Using intention with the NADA protocol, and creating a healing message 
  • Spirit of NADA points through a Five Element lens  
  • Leadership from a Five Element perspective 
  • Personal fund raising to support doing community service work with acupuncture  
  • Internal self-development practices   
  • Qigong, meditation, yoga (including yoga nidra) 
  • Fabulous networking and relationship-building
  • Wonderful food 


The capacity for the training retreat is a maximum of 35 participants, and we will take registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.  


There will be quiet time for hiking, swimming (in the wonderful pond and river nearby), rest, reflection, lying in the meadow, visiting the old growth forest, or whatever you like. The site is magical!



View from the Lodge   



20 CEU's (NCCAOM, CA, FL, TX) will be offered



Diana Fried, AWB Founder and Executive Director 

Melanie Rubin, AWB Trainer and former Managing Director

Carla Cassler, DAOM, Chair of AWB Board of Directors 

 Michael Schvarczkopf, Radix Therapist

Brigid Ting, Acupuncturist, NADA leader  

Anne Dellenbaugh, Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Spiritual Leader 


 Breakdown of Costs:

$395 Tuition - AWB member (includes 20 CEU's)


$495 Tuition - Non-Member (includes 20 CEU's) 


plus food and lodging options:


$425 - all meals and 5 nights lodging single occupancy (in rustic casitas or yurts - first come, first served)


$325 - all meals and 5 nights in cabin tent or camping (bring your own tent- camping is limited to 10 registrants)


Total AWB Member Costs:

 $820 in rustic casita, yurt, or cabin tent (first-come, first-served), 
or $720 cabin tent or camping in your own tent  



A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $200 will hold your spot. 
Deposits and full payments can be made online  



 or mailed to:



909 Virginia, NE

Suite 211

Albuquerque, NM 87108


We are very excited about this programand hope you can join us for this adventure!  

"I was honored and so grateful to be there. Thank you for all that you did to make it such a powerful, rejuvenating, educational, and inspiring retreat!"

Warmest Regards,
Renee Barsa




In the Spirit of Service,

AWB Staff

Diana Fried - Executive Director and Founder
Carla Casser - Director of US Programs
Henrietta Duran - Administrator
Nicole Anderson - Program Coordinator
Melanie Rubin, Abba Anderson, Randi Savage - Special Projects
Alyssa Aschbacher and Elena Williamson - Support Staff
Terrie Harris - Coordinator of Female Veterans Clinic Program
Carol McGlauchlin - Accountant
Patty Lopez - Bookkeeping Assistant

Acupuncturists Without Borders

(505) 266-3878  



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