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SoleWise School of Reflexology | Classroom Expectations

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Chinese proverb


  1. Attendance is mandatory for all “in-class” hours. Missed time may be made up in a variety of ways, all subject to instructor approval. Students are responsible for knowing class content and may request information from other students and at times make time up with another student. When instructor interaction is necessary for students to meet requirements, there will be an additional charge of $50 per student per makeup hour spent with the instructor.
    Note:  Missed time (that must be made up) may not exceed 11% of in-class time or 20 hours. If the missed time exceeds the 20 hours, retaking the course would then be necessary.  Some exceptions may be made and would be determined by the school owner. 

  2. I start each class on time. We begin with awareness exercises, breath work, ask you to leave your day’s concerns outside our room… then Q & A.

  3. Attitude, participation: As much as we as teachers would like to be 100% objective, we are all human. Attitudes play a big role in consideration for grades. This plays an important part when a grade is borderline. We are all teachers and all of us are learning. Learning from each other is as important as learning from books, the teachers and practices. Respect for each other is critical – no question is to be disrespected and paying attention when someone else speaks is paramount to learning and keeping order in the classroom.  

  4. Breaks will be one 30 minute lunch break given once per 6-8 hour day and intermittent breaks through the day as the teacher/students require.

  5. Outside project ideas: minimum 3 pages be sure to site sources of info. No copy/paste from online. Below are some suggestions:

    • Reflexology and…    aroma therapy / FM / MS / Diabetes / HBP / Heart health / arthritis / bunions / Morton’s neuroma…

    • Touch

    • Contagious diseases

    • Burns

    • Effect of sun, alcohol, smoking on body/skin/joints and how reflexology affects same

    • Cancer – any specific one you want to research

    • Infant reflexology

    • Reflexology for elders or more fragile population

    • Reflexology for athletic population / for aging population / in spa environment

  6. Receive 2 professional reflexology sessions; provide me with write-up of your experience. 1st one due by end of 3rd month, one due before the last week of classes.


Bring to each Practice class and Clinic:

  • Reflexology chair

  • Necessary bolster/pillows

  • Sheets – 1 set

  • Blanket

  • Towels – 1 large, 1-2 small

  • Basin for foot soaks (close to end of classes)

  • Oils/lotions/creams – consider allergies



  1. You are useless to your clients (and fellow students) if you are not at your peak

  2. Comfortable and professional clothing

  3. Short fingernails

  4. Clean breath / Frequent hand washing

  5. Be in best possible condition health-wise (as a student you are receiving numerous sessions; you will detoxify and may not always feel well)

    1. Always have a positive mind

    2. Be well rested

    3. Stretch, exercise, eat well

    4. Drink plenty of water

    5. Practice good body mechanics

    6. Receive your own bodywork and/or energy work!!!

    7. Self-practice for your hands

      • Ice for hands and wrists / also alternate warm and cold

      • strengthen and stretch hands, wrist


This course certifies you at 300 hours. For professional status with various reflexology organizations, the requirement is 300 hours with 60% or 180 hours being classroom time. We have 180 in-class hours scheduled. That means 120 hours are allowed for study outside of classroom time.

Makeup options not requiring hands-on time


Book review / Video review

  1. List title and author(s) of the book/video reviewed.

  2. Why did you make this choice?

  3. What is the focus of the book/video?

  4. Summarize the book/video.

  5. What are three interesting aspects of the book/video?

  6. What did you learn that you did not previously know?

  7. How well is the author’s message conveyed?  Or if not, what is missing?

  8. Why is this book/video important to the reflexology community (or not)?

  9. How can you use the knowledge you gained in your practice?

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