The cultivation of mindfulness and artistic expression within the massage therapy profession defines Berkana

We understand...

  • the privilege we have to make an immediate impact on the quality of our client's life whenever we work with them.
  • to serve our client's best interests, we must be present and honor the rules of engagement of our profession.
  • by providing skilled therapeutic touch from a foundation of knowledge and humility while extending unconditional positive regard, we can have a profound and positive impact that extends out and into the world.
  • to have longevity in this work, we must practice radical self-care, which includes exercising our rights to artistic expression. 
  •  if we want to hold our clients' vulnerability in our hands, we have a responsibility to self-inquire and self-develop.

Vision + Manifesto


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais nin

Our Campus

Our beautiful, Victorian mansion in downtown Longmont, CO, is the home and inspirational backdrop to our world-class massage therapy education.

The Berkana Curriculum:

100% Success

Jill Berkana began the creation of this program in 2004.  She is the architect of the Berkana curriculum and complex program design. The program is continually scrutinized and updated with the help of serious subject matter experts so that it incorporates vital information as the massage therapy profession rapidly evolves.

Our students benefit from the Berkana connection to national leadership and collaboration. We are devoted to the integration of evidence-based research. The comprehensive curriculum fully prepares our graduates to pass the U.S. National Board Exam and experience better-than-average success and longevity within the profession. 

This educational project is a living work that continues to advance and change over time. Every cohort at Berkana increases the program's value by bringing fresh questions, creative solutions, and ideas to the classroom experience. 

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