5817 Uplander Ave

Culver City, CA 90230

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© 2015 by Namaste. 

Enriching lives and helping people find meaningful careers since 1979

Coronavirus Health Precautions

Online Classes

Dear IPSB at LEI community,


The health and safety of our community is our priority. To ensure everyone’s safety, classes are moving online until further notice.  We will be in touch directly with all students affected by these class changes.


As a community, this is our time to work together, so we can assure an environment of caring. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this time together. We look forward to seeing you in the school soon.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Student Services at info@mylei.org or call us at 310-342-7130.

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding classes during this quarantine period, please see COVID-19 FAQ




Gary Strauss & Tracy Griffiths

School Owners 


We have been teaching holistic bodywork and energy-work in the greater Los Angeles area for over 40 years.  Our environment is rich with the opportunity for self-discovery and transformation, whether you are seeking a lasting and fruitful career as a therapeutic bodyworker, or simply looking for interactive learning with a welcoming holistic community that enables your personal enrichment and growth. 

Embark on this exciting journey of the healing arts. Take your next step today!



Let's get together - online! We hold several FREE Open House events throughout the year.  Experience the wonder of our warm, creative learning environment. Learn about the wisdom of Tai Chi body mechanics, and our vast offering of classes with our inspiring instructors and master practitioners. 

We are here to answer all your questions. 

I  graduated from IPSB in 1985 (over 30 years ago) and I am still working as a massage therapist. In addition to teaching me how to give a connected massage, the program at IPSB taught me how to work in a way that protects my body so I can still do what I love.
IPSB Alumni

 Our mission is to train sensitive,           self-aware bodyworkers

who use creativity and self-knowledge to transform basic skills

into an artistic form that deeply touches the lives of others.

Programs & Workshops to Suit Your Needs

To realize your dreams of becoming a successful, thriving massage therapist or bodywork practitioner, we understand the significance of choosing a school and a schedule that meets your needs. We welcome new program students who are changing careers as well as transfer students looking to complete their training.  We also offer individual workshop classes for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds (including massage, craniosacral/polarity therapy, yoga, acupuncture, nursing etc.) seeking CEU’s or special training to up-level their skills. We are regularly adding new exciting class offerings with instructors who are leading their fields. Chat with one of our Student Services Specialists about finding the right program or class for your needs.  It is our pleasure to support you on the path to fulfilling your dreams. 


Choosing the Right School 

Many of our students find their way to our school for the first time based on passionate recommendations from alumni students. Others attend an Open House and quickly grasp the special family-community environment and massage style that only IPSB offers. The IPSB Style of massage is known around the world as being an exceptional massage to receive, and notably, also to give, as it is founded in the graceful, flowing art-form of Tai Chi. The IPSB Style of massage sets our therapists apart in the industry, with many employers specifically seeking IPSB-trained practitioners owing to their sound body mechanics, highly-effective massage techniques, and clients who return - again and again. Come experience the magic of IPSB for yourself, at one of our Open House events. 


Benefits of Studying with IPSB at LEI


  • CAMTC State-Certified Programs​

  • Flexible, affordable Payment Plans, pay as you go and avoid large debt at graduation 

  • Tai Chi body mechanics - extend career longevity and minimize injuries

  • Flexible morning, weekend and evening schedules. 

  • Be a part of our warm, inviting holistic community

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