I am an AOBTA Certified Instructor and have taught hundreds of students over the past 25+ years. Though most of my teaching in the past was apprenticeship style, hands-on and small lecture classes, I have been offering online programs for the last few years with great success.


These online classes are taught live online using Zoom or a similar webinar platform. I welcome and answer questions during class as I can. All include companion booklets and/or handouts. For longer programs, a Facebook group is set up to offer support and continued interaction of the participants. All classes are recorded and the available for the participants to watch at a later date.

On demand classes coming soon!


Amma Apprenticeship

As an AOBTA Certified Instructor I offer apprenticeship training in Amma Therapy. Apprentices commit to a course of study that meets the AOBTA’s required 500 hour for national certification. I take on 3 – 6 apprentices at a time.  Connect directly with me at aprilfcrowell@gmail.com if you are interested in this unique form of training. Read more about this program.  

Mentoring & Coaching

Over the years I have had the pleasure of mentoring or coaching practitioners in several fields. Whether this an alumni seeking to learn precision point work or refine their tongue and pulse assessment, or those in other bodywork fields wishing to learn cupping or gua sha techniques to western nutritionists who want to add the wealth of Asian food energetics to their skill set – I can help. I am also able to administer practical tests for those seeking membership in the AOBTA. Fees for mentoring and coaching average about $25/hour but can vary depending on what is desired. Discuss this directly with me.

A sampling of what I have taught and what to watch for.