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American Spirit Institute


American Spirit Institute
360 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Since 1992, American Spirit Institute, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been offering programs that prepare students for professional careers in massage therapy, aesthetics, spa services, nail technology, spa management, spiritual studies and holistic health. American Spirit Institute offers competitive tuition rates, open enrollment, flexible schedules with day and evening classes and programs that range in duration from six weeks to six months.

Instructors teach a holistic approach to preventative health care and maintenance, offering techniques and lessons in a supportive and positive environment. Sensitivity in and beyond the classroom is valued. Students must learn to personalize their services to their clients needs. The curriculum revolves around health safety, proper body mechanics, professional ethics, sound business practices, and personal growth. Students are prepared for career opportunities in spas, resorts, cruise ships, sports clubs, fitness centers, doctors offices, chiropractic and physical therapy clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, corporate offices, and private practices.

The school also offers a comprehensive program in Spiritual Studies led by Richard Sells, the schools founder and ordained United Methodist Minister, who has a Masters in Divinity. While the schools core values are Christian, they accept and welcome all religious beliefs and backgrounds. A diploma is earned in 75 hours. Other schools operating under the American Spirit Institute are the schools of Massage Therapy, Aesthetics, Nail Technology, Holistic Health, Spa Training, and Massage Training In Paradise.

Quick Facts

  • American Spirit Institute's mission is to "promote total well being and maximize
    personal development through classes and services that heal the body,
    empower the mind and lift the spirit."

  • The Institute offers a "Massage Training in Paradise" program that combines three months of home study with a two full-time, two-week training sessions in carefully selected resort housing.

  • Hands on techniques are promoted in each and every program.

  • Elective classes range from Thai massage and reflexology to herbology and aromatherapy.

  • American Spirit Institute operates two branch site in Charlottesville and Glen Allen Virginia.


  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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