Ankrum Institute isn’t just a bodywork training program. It’s a perspective shift into the future of sustainable health.
About Leigh Ankrum, CNMT, CSST
Ankrum Institute’s founder and director, Leigh Ankrum, is a bodywork practitioner with 32 years of experience in teaching and private practice. After decades of training around the world, she has brought together multiple modalities into one comprehensive, paradigm-shifting program that takes students through every system of the body in just over two years. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology is deepened by her holistic understanding of the body’s organizing principles.
Leigh’s training includes:
Canadian College of Osteopathy (Vancouver, BC) — Five-Year Training Program
Hakomi Institute (Boulder, CO) — Sensory Motor Psychotherapy
Karuna Institute (Devon, England) — Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Pre- and Perinatal Birth Issues
Shea Myofascial and Visceral Manipulation
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (Chicago, IL)
Guild for Structural Integration (Rolfing) (Boulder, CO)
Neuroanatomical Dissection: Human Brain and Spinal Cord (Marquette University)
Did you know?
100% of our graduates have passed the MBLEX test on their first try,
compared to a national average of only 70%.
The Ankrum Institute Curriculum
Each module includes an extensive craniosacral segment.
Module 1: Introduction to Systems
Module 2: The Foot, Lower Leg, and Knee
Module 3: The Sacrum + Trauma-Informed Bodywork Seminar
Module 4: The Ilium
Module 5: Embryology
Module 6: The Lumbar Spine
Module 7: The Thorax
Module 8: The Shoulder, Arm, and Hand
Module 9: The Cervical Spine
Module 10: The Stomach and Esophagus
Module 11: The Liver
Module 12: The Kidneys and Urogenital
Module 13: The Heart and Lungs
Module 14: The Brain and Autoregulation
About the Ankrum Institute
Founded in 2016 by internationally recognized bodyworker Leigh Ankrum, CNMT, CSST, Ankrum Institute provides quality training for individuals with a deep desire to excel in the field of manual bodywork and craniosacral therapy.
Our program is open and accessible to anyone with a desire to learn, whether you already have a career in bodywork (massage, yoga, physical or occupational therapy, nursing, personal training, and the like) or are a complete beginner in the field. As a student of the Ankrum Institute, you’ll learn to start from a place of balance and health. You’ll be able to recognize the interconnectedness of the systems of the body, and how to use this knowledge to help clients return to a state of equilibrium and well-being.
Ankrum Institute is a member of the AMTA, an NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider (#1801), and is licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools (#7693).
Shannon Keener, PTA • 918-743-1858 / 918-277-0988 (cell)
Rachel Cochran, RN • Whole Health Healing (Owasso) • (918) 399-2719
Allan Guenther, LMT • Motility Integrated Bodywork (Tulsa) • https://motilitybodywork.com
Jessica Smith-Gonzalez, LMT • Ideal Balance (Tulsa) • (918) 701-9131
Module 14 • October 2-6, 2019
Module 5 • September 5-8, 2019
Module 6 • October 31-November 3, 2019
Module 7 • January 9-12, 2020
Module 8 • March 5-8, 2020
Module 9 • April 30-May 3, 2020
Module 10 • July 9-12, 2020
Module 11 • September 3-6, 2020
Module 12 • November 5-8, 2020
Module 13 • January 7-10, 2021
Module 14 • March 4-7, 2021
Module 1: January 30-February 2, 2020
Module 2: April 2-5, 2020
Module 3: June 4-7, 2020
Module 4: July 30-August 2, 2020
Module 5: October 1-4, 2020
Module 6: December 3-6, 2020