How to Choose an Online School
Lotus Education Institute is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board, 2013. All courses, instructors, procedures, and finances must meet stringent standards. Additionally, any changes to courses, curriculum, instructors, or procedures must be reported and approved to the Colorado state board of Private Occupational Schools. Tuition is bonded, which means that student payments are insured, and in the unlikely event of school financial troubles, students would receive 100% reimbursement according to the reimbursement schedule.
Lotus Education Institute is currently one of the few massage therapy and instructor education programs in the country with curriculum designed and supervised by a long-time massage therapist and instructor with Ph.D. training in Education – Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. The entire program is currently being evaluated by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. As the school grows, look for additional certifications.
Please see the amazing comments on the Home Page from two long-time therapists and several educators whom Christine Tinner has taught.
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Personal Care and Optimal Communication
At Lotus Education Institute, your instructor will be happy to contact you via phone, email, or chat to help you get started and be as successful as possible. Expect small online classes with no more than 25 students. Hands on Massage Therapy Intensive courses are also limited to 24 students. Your success and confidence in your learning and new skills and abilities is our number one priority!
Reference: Bosari, J. (2013). Avoiding the diploma mill: how to choose an online school. Forbes website:
Lotus Education Institute is an online massage therapy school as well as school for teacher online training and teacher’s continuing education, founded by Christine Tinner, a 21+ year professional massage therapist as well as accomplished educator with a Masters in Education, working towards a Ph.D. in education.
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Lotus Education Institute is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board, 2013. Lotus Education Institute is an online school for massage therapy, hands on massage therapy training and classes as well as a school for teacher online training and continuing education located in Basalt, Colorado serving the communities surrounding Aspen, Colorado.