PRIVACY POLICY

Terms, Conditions and Public Disclosure

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June 1, 2017: We are required by the State of New Hampshire Career School Licensing to provide this public disclosure to the public. We are in the process of updating our documents to be in alignment with this document.

Public Disclosure of the Arvigo Institute, LLC
In compliance with NH Department of Education, Division of Higher Education, Office of Career School Licensing Rule Hedc 304.12: Public Disclosure

This document is available as a download from the Arvigo Institute website or in hard copy by calling or emailing the Institute office:

Correspondence

Correspondence with the Arvigo Institute, LLC may be accomplished as follows:

• USPS: Box 189, Antrim, NH 03440
• Email: office@arvigotherapy.com
• Telephone: 603-588-2571
Where correspondence in writing is required, either a letter via the United States Postal Service or email to the address above is acceptable.

Statement of mission, ownership and control of the Arvigo Institute

In the mid-1990s in the Cayo region of Belize, Dr. Rosita Arvigo founded a program of study to train interested healthcare professionals in the alternative health care treatments that she had developed from her experience working with Don Elijio Panti, a highly regarded Belizean traditional healer, and her own knowledge as a naprapath physician. Word spread over the years and in 2003 Dr. Arvigo established The Arvigo Institute, LLC to operate the training program in what are now known as The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. The Institute operated under the leadership of Diane MacDonald, RN, MSN,  an advanced Arvigo® Practitioner, teacher, and licensed Nurse in New Hampshire with the advice and support of Rosita Arvigo and other advanced Arvigo® Practitioners. This continued to 2015 when Diane and her husband Stephen purchased the Institute from Dr. Arvigo who had a number of related professional interests and needed to move on from the responsibility of overseeing the ongoing operation of the Arvigo Institute. Rosita remains, however, an Arvigo® teacher and consultant to the Institute.

List of Officers, Board, Instructors,  and Staff;

The Arvigo Institute is owned and operated by Diane and Stephen MacDonald. Diane is the managing director having earned a  Master’s in Nursing in 1998, employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner until 2005. Since 2001, she has been actively involved with Dr. Arvigo, DN developing and managing this program of study. Stephen MacDonald earned a Master’s in Teaching in 1978; a former public school educator, corporate trainer, and massage therapist assists in long term planning and coordinating teaching standards and compliance.  Melinda Adams, AD Keene State College oversees daily operations and event liaison with our contracted venue centers. Karen Conrow is originally from Texas with many years’ experience in corporations; she has a BSC from SW Texas University.

There is no formal board, but the operation of the Institute continues as before with the advice and counsel of Rosita Arvigo and advanced Arvigo® Practitioners who have been with the program since before the inception of the Institute.

The Institute provides teacher training for qualified practitioners who meet the standards of education for a continuing education program.

Current Instructors:

Angel, Christine, Aronson, Chaya Leia, Aspromonte, Cindy, Becker, Kayla, Berger, Pat, Brown, Laura  (on sabattical), Brown, Michelle, Caravone, Kimberly, Chavolla, Sharon, Coker, Connie, Colo, Amy, DeTura, Trish, Freeman, Laurie, Fujii, Yumi, Gaburon, Noelle, Grossman, Erica, Hancock, Patricia, Harvey, Patience, Hilliard,Tracy, Hirsch, Anne,Hsiang, Weiss, Li-Lan, Jost, Heidi, Kelly, Lisa, Kern Kirsten, Lauren, Bella,  Lawler, Kathleen, Lee, Christine, Lipsky, Cathy, Loomis, Barbara, MacDonald, Diane, O’Hagan, Jennifer, Miller, Janneli, Oliver, Kamala, Paquette, Lorraine, Reagan, Abigail, Siegel, Genevieve, Steed, Cathy, Stone, Tracey (on sabattical), Townsend, Beth, Truett-Chavez, Bryn, Webb, Marcie (on sabittical), West, Annie, Wylie, Sarah, Zimmerly, Trudy, Zubrod, Donna

Admission Requirements

Introductory level courses: Hands on Health the Maya Way and Self Care Level 1  are  open to anyone without prerequisites. Self Care Training, Level 1 is a prerequisite to advance to other classes to become an Arvigo® Practitioner.

Advanced Workshops:

Professional Care Training, Level 2: This 5 and ½ day workshop prepares qualified professional health care practitioners to apply Arvigo® Therapy to their clients. Advancing to this workshop requires that an applicant already have a license to touch clients to apply therapeutic treatment where such treatment is regulated by the state or province or country which has the legal authority to oversee the work of their profession; examples of such regulated professions include: massage therapists, nurses, naturopaths, physicians, acupuncturists, physical therapists, midwives, etc.

Where recognized professions are not regulated by local governmental authority, applicants must provide proof of having completed a training program recognized by their profession or a combination of education and experience that in the judgement of the Arvigo Institute would ensure an applicant has the background to successfully complete Professional Care Training Level 2 to become a competent Arvigo® Practitioner.(refer to Course of Study Document for details)

Additional Advanced workshops: After completion of Professional Care Training Level2, the practitioner may attend additional workshops such as Advanced Clinical Applications, Supporting Pregnancy from Pre-Conception to Post Partum. Advancement to these workshops require the practitioner to have an active practice working with Arvigo® Therapy, current license and insurance, selected case studies that demonstrate clinical application.

Teacher Training is an Advanced Workshop by application for those who are Certified Practitioners.

Posting of instructor, location, and schedule of subjects being offered at the beginning of each quarter, semester or term; We do not offer workshops by quarters, semesters or terms.

• Certified Instructors for Hands on Health and Self Care Training Level 1  classes organize their courses independently of the Institute and post classes as they choose to schedule them.

• Advanced courses are organized solely by the Arvigo Institute, LLC in a variety of locations based on venue center requirements as mandated by CE organizations, instructor availability, and location. These are posted on our web site on an as needed basis without adherence to terms, semesters, or other restrictions.

List and description of program, course, or both objectives, length, and curriculum offerings at each school location;

Course descriptions are located on our web site. www.arvigotherapy.com. We do not have school locations; rather selected venue centers we contract with for Advanced workshops, or those the Hand on Health or Self Care Level 1 Instructor contracts with to provide the workshop.

Description of school’s grading system for necessary student outcomes:  We adhere to our continuing education organization’s policies to provide a certificate of completion stating the participant has completed the course.

Credit for completing a workshop is documented and maintained in Institute records by a completion certificate awarded to all students who:

• Attend each day of class
• Attendance is verified by the daily sign in sheet
The Institute does not offer programs that require attending multiple workshops in sequence, that is, enrolling in a class commits a student only to the completion of that class to receive the credit which accompanies that class. Partial credit for attending part of a class is not available.

Withdrawal policy: Instead of the standard school withdrawal policy, students are expected to attend the course dates to receive CE credit. Partial credit is not given for partial attendance. All notices of withdrawal must be submitted to the Institute in writing. See Correspondence.

Requirements for program, course, or both completion and graduation: As a continuing education provider we do not offer a course of study leading to graduation or qualification for an initial professional license; students must complete each day of the course to receive continuing education credits as granted by CE organizations we maintain affiliation with. We do not provide partial CE credit.

Schedule of tuition, fees, and all other charges and expenses necessary for completion of the course of study:  Domestic (US only) Refer to Course Fee Structure Below for details

Class Fee Structure (All fees in USD)

*(other fees such as but limited to venue center, rooms, meals, lodging may vary and are in addition to Administrative fees )

Accommodations and Lodging:  Due to the nature of our Advanced workshops , the Institute requires  participants  lodge on site since many participants underestimate the challenge of learning a comprehensive approach to wellness side by side with a rigorous bodywork protocol. As adult learners our students’ learning is accentuated by lodging on site without daily distractions, commuting along with the benefits of networking in community with other professionals in a supportive learning environment.  Venues provide security and accessibility, many of them are located where other choices for lodging are limited or simply not available.

The Institute has an educational scholarship fund for those who complete the application prior to the class. Payment plans may be available. Contact the office for further details.

Cancellations and Refunds: Tuition Only – Domestic (US)

Refunds are not provided on Non Recoverable Fees:  These fees include but are not limited to Administrative, Registration Fee and lodging and meals made on behalf of the student by the Institute and Instructor. These fees are non-transferable and nonrefundable and are applied to the course a participant is registered for. Tuition is refunded in full or transferable if a student cancels on or before the first day of class.

Introductory Workshops: One Day Training: Hands on Health the Maya Way and Self Care, Level One

Institute/Teacher Cancellation: In the instance the Institute or Teacher cancels the class a full refund or transfer to a future class is provided. The Institute and/or the Teacher reserves the right to cancel any class up to 14 days prior to the class start date.

Student Cancellation: If a student cancels on or before the first day of instruction a full refund  of the tuition ($50)  for Hands on Health and ( $150.) for Self Care classes will be made or a full transfer to another class. All efforts will be made to return non recoverable fees to the student. All cancellations must be submitted to the Arvigo Institute office in writing and are recorded as received on the day they arrive at the Institute office. See Correspondence for email and USPS addresses.

The Arvigo Institute, LLC and Teachers are not responsible for costs incurred that were not part of the class fees such as lodging, meals, travel, etc.

Advanced Workshops: All other workshops – Domestic (US only)

Institute/Teacher Cancellation: Should the Institute or Teacher cancel the class a full refund or transfer to a future class is provided. The Institute and/or the Teacher reserve the right to cancel any class up to 14 days prior to the class start date.

Student Cancellation: If a student cancels prior to the first day of instruction a full refund of tuition, or transfer to a future class is available. All efforts will be made to return non recoverable fees to the student. If we can fill your space in the class with a 30 day notice, class fees may be returned less registration and applicable fees that are not recoupable by the school due to consumption. The Arvigo Institute, LLC and Teachers are not responsible for costs incurred that were not part of the class fees such as lodging, meals, travel, etc.

 

International Workshops

Introductory Workshops: One Day Training: Hands on Health the Maya Way and Self Care, Level One

Institute/Teacher Cancellation: Should the Institute or Teacher cancel the class a full refund or transfer to a future class is provided. The Institute and/or the Teacher reserve the right to cancel any class up to 14 days prior to the class start date.

Student Cancellations: Refunds are at the discretion of the Teacher and the Institute.

Advanced Workshops:  The same policy is followed with the following exception:
If we can fill your space in the class with a 30 day notice, class fees may be returned less the registration and applicable fees that are not recoupable by the school due to consumption. Thirty (30) days or less prior to the class, no refunds are available.

Credit Transfer

The Arvigo Institute, LLC is a continuing education provider and, as such, does not offer credit transfers. Students are expected to attend each workshop session to receive CE as granted by CE organizations with whom we are affiliated. Students attending and completing one of our workshops receives a certificate of completion. Students who may be in or intend to be in a school program in the future may present the certificate to that institution. Some have accepted it and some have not. It’s strictly on a case by case basis.

Resolution of Grievances

The Arvigo Institute is committed to customer satisfaction and quality professional education for healthcare provider’s continuing education and, in pursuit of such, desires that students are satisfied and are treated fairly. All complaints and responses to complaints must be made in writing to the Institute office (See Correspondence) and will be handled as described in the following process.

First Step: Complaints about a class should be brought to the attention of the teacher. Other complaints should be brought directly to the Arvigo Institute office (see Second Step).

If a complaint is about a class, the teacher meets with the student to discuss the issue and work with the student to resolve the problem. The teacher documents the issue and resolution and submits a report to the Arvigo Institute office. If the issue is resolved, the report is filed with the class documentation. If the issue is not resolved, the student should contact the Arvigo Institute office in writing.

Second Step: The Arvigo Institute office will review the student complaint and any relevant documentation and will contact the student and/or teacher if additional information is needed. The Institute will make a best effort to resolve the complaint within 10 business days of receiving it. Final resolution will be in writing and made available to all concerning parties.

Third Step: If a student is not satisfied with the resolution after consulting with the Institute Office, the student should contact the New Hampshire Office of Career School Licensing at the following number:  603-271-8508