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I think an Institute which offers hands on learning is great to build your confidence and boost your market readiness to perform the activities.
I definitely prefer hands on live workshops. Simple reason for me is, that if I have any questions while I'm working on another therapist and practicing the techniques, my question is answered right then and there so I can make corrections. Plus with the live classes, you have the opportunity to make friends from all over the U.S. and around the Globe, that you would have never met by sitting at home by yourself watching an online class.
On the flip side. I do see a huge market for the online training, as there are a lot of therapists out there that due to family, work, etc may not have the time to travel and be gone for days at a time for a live workshop.
I say Go for it! Wish you the best of luck!
I like DVD learning. Because there is a rewind button. For me, its the best way to learn.
I've done very well with DVD's and live classes. I haven't tried online yet.