2019 October 21 - 23 Basic Neck & Face, Take Basic only (discouraged) or add Advanced class COMBO only and SAVE $200. OAKLAND, CA



This class is open for enrollment.

Class Info

  • Course
  • Instructor
    Gay Lee Gulbrandson, BA, CLT-LANA, CMT, BCTMB
  • Date

    Oct. 21: Special Combined Class! Basic Neck & Face starts 8 AM October 21, 2019; Advanced Neck & Face starts 1 PM October 23 to 5 PM October 25, 2019. Take both classes ONLY, PLEASE!

  • Location
    San Leandro, California, USA
  • Length

    5 days for COMBO Class.

  • Hours

    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Class Size

    12

  • Tuition

    $1250. COMBO class, discounted (Save $200).

  • Deposit

    $400. deposit when combined with Advanced Neck & Face Class.

  • Continuing Education

    20 CEs Via NCBTMB. CE PROVIDER: Dr. Vodder School International (DVSI)

  • Prerequisites

    Licensed or certified Esthetician, massage therapist, PT, OT, or other health care professional license, (500 hours of massage certificate, or NCTMB Exam Certified). (More Details)

  • Sponsor
  • Phone
    (510) 849-1388
  • Fax
    (510) 900=6182
  • Email
    info[at]VodderMLD[dot]com
  • Classroom Address
    Eva's Esthetics
    480 McCormick St.
    San Leandro, California 94577
    USA
    Map
Basic Neck & Face
Sponsor: Gay Lee Gulbrandson

Live and Learn MLD

Class Policies
  • This class MUST be combined with the Advanced Neck & Face class starting at 1 PM Wednesday, adding 2.5 days to the Basic class. Students MUST enroll in both classes and take $150.00 OFF the separate class fee. The Basic and Advanced Neck & Face Classes are normally 3 days (20 hours) each. Now earn your MLD Neck & Face certification in only 5 days!
    Note: The traditional discount for early registration listed below is NOT available when taking the COMBO i.e. both classes.

  • A deposit is required to reserve your seat.
  • All class hours must be attended to receive your certificate.
  • Refunds:
    If you cancel in writing received by sponsor at least 30 days prior to class start, a refund will be made less a fee of $150.00 deducted from the refund for sponsor's costs* after the class is held. A cancellation request received within 30 days of class start means the full course deposit will be kept by the sponsor.
    *A retained cancellation fee may be applied to any 3 or 5 day class sponsored by Gay Lee within 12 months of the missed class date; except that no early registration discount will be given.* See your invoice for details.

  • Discounts available:
    "A" EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. If you enroll and pay the deposit more than 90 days in advance of class start, take $50 OFF the 5-Day Therapy class, or $25 OFF the 2.5-Day class tuition. (Not available for the COMBO Neck and Face class; PMTI sponsored courses have their own policies.)
    "B" GROUP ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT. If you enroll as a group (2 or more), take $100 OFF for each member of the group in a 5-Day therapy class; $50 OFF for the COMBO Neck and Face class; and $25 OFF for a 2.5-Day Class. Must pay all deposits in full, attend the same course, fully paid. (PMTI sponsored courses have their own policies.)
    "R" REPEAT DISCOUNT = HALF-OFF. Repeat the same class (reaudit), and take 50% off the full tuition. Vodder School requires an additional $57.00 certificate fee. Terms: Space available, Gay Lee is sponsor, make timely deposit, bring prior class materials or buy new ones. (PMTI does not offer this option.)

Classroom Location

Address
Eva's Esthetics
480 McCormick St.
San Leandro, California 94577
USA Map
Phone(510) 849-1388
  • Lodging near Eva’s Esthetics: Please stay at a motel on the west side of the freeway, on Hegenberger Rd., a commercial neighborhood (the bay/airport side). The east side of Hegenberger near the Oakland Coliseum and BART station have motels of questionable quality. All motels in the area are too far to walk to classroom. (Please choose one of the motels listed below, that offers a shuttle to class.)

  • Eva's Esthetics is an exclusive skin care products manufacturer and wholesaler based in San Leandro (Oakland), California near the airport. The classroom and practice room are brand new, attractive and spacious. Access is very easy from Oakland Airport, nearby lodging shuttle, taxi, BART, and nearby San Francisco. Student parking is in the parking lot next to the one-story building.

  • Directions to Eva’s Esthetics
    480 McCormick St., San Leandro CA 94577 Please call 510-295-7141 if you are lost (use this number during class days only).

    Heading Southbound on I-880 (toward San Jose):

    Take the 98th Avenue Oakland Airport exit WEST.
    At the end of the exit ramp, make a RIGHT onto 98th Ave (WEST toward the bay).
    Go 2 blocks. At the second light (Wendy's and Chevron station and Starbucks is on the Right) turn LEFT onto Bigge St. (Right is not possible)
    Go one long block, then turn RIGHT onto Adams Avenue. (Turn before NorCal Kenworth) (Left is not possible)
    Go one long block over the RR tracks, then turn LEFT at the very next corner, McCormick St. (Right is not possible)
    Eva's is a short ½ block up on the LEFT side. Park in the lot or on the street as space is available. Secure your valuables and keep them with you at all times.

    Heading Northbound on I-880 (from San Jose/Hayward):

    EXIT at the 98th Avenue Oakland Airport exit WEST.
    At the end of the exit ramp, make a LEFT onto the 98th Ave. overpass.
    Go 3 blocks. At the third light (Wendy's and Chevron station and Starbucks is on the Right) turn LEFT onto Bigge St. (Right is not possible)
    Go one long block, then turn RIGHT onto Adams Avenue. (Turn before NorCal Kenworth) (Left is not possible)
    Go one long block over the RR tracks, then turn LEFT at the very next corner, McCormick St. (Right is not possible)
    Eva's is a short ½ block up on the LEFT side. Park in the lot or on the street as space is available. Secure your valuables and keep them with you at all times.

    From Oakland Airport Drive (leaving the airport):

    Stay right. Then EXIT RIGHT onto Airport Access Rd./Doolittle before the 98th Avenue underpass dips down.
    At the end of the 2-lane exit ramp, make a RIGHT onto Doolittle Drive (Hwy 61) south.
    Go 1 long block. (Avis is on the near left at your turn; Grainger is on the far left corner, past the turn)
    Turn LEFT onto Adams Avenue. (Right is not possible)
    Go to the third corner: pass Hester St,. then pass Whitney St. (these are short blocks)
    Turn RIGHT at the third corner, McCormick St. (Left is not possible on these 3 streets)
    Eva's is a short ½ block up on the LEFT side. Park in the main lot or on the street you like. Secure your valuables and keep them with you at all times.

CLASS LOCATION ONLY: Please do NOT call Eva's for information about this class. Gay Lee Gulbrandson is both the class instructor and the class sponsor.

Lodging

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is less than 1 mile from the classroom, closest of all hotels. It is VERY expensive ($400/ night)
Address
66 Airport Access Rd
Oakland, California 94603
USA Map
Phone
1-800-439-4745 Reservations VER. NUMBER 2018
510-569-4400 Direct to desk
FaxABOUT $400/nite
  • Courtesy Shuttle
    Courtesy guest shuttle service between Oakland International Airport and the hotel is available, upon request.
    Additionally, the hotel provides shuttle services within a 3 mile radius. VERIFIED TWICE 9-18 PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION
    If you prefer to rent your own vehicle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Budget, and Avis picks up guests at the hotel.

  • Directions
    From the south and the Oakland International Airport area:
    1. I-880 North to 98th Avenue EXIT. Turn LEFT onto 98th Avenue overpass toward the airport.
    2. After 4 blocks, turn Left onto Airport Access Road. The hotel is located on the left-hand side.
    For additional directions, please refer to the map or call 800-651-1883.

    From the north / San Francisco:
    1. I-880 south to 98th Avenue Exit, turn RIGHT onto 98th Avenue.
    2. After 3 blocks, turn Left onto Airport Access Road. The hotel is located on the left-hand side.
    For additional directions, please refer to the map or call 800-651-1883. Please also ask about Oakland Airport Park and Fly packages.

  • Be sure to ask for any available discounts you have: AAA, etc.

  • ALL LISTINGS ARE A COURTESY FOR STUDENTS AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO ME ACCURATE OR COMPLETE
    PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR CLASS!
    OTHER MOTELS MAY BE CHEAPER!

    SOME NEARBY LODGING ALTERNATIVES: call them and if you are happy, tell us!


    Holiday Inn & Suites OAKLAND - AIRPORT
    http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/reservation/findandbook
    77 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA
    Phone: 1-800-439-4745 NEW NUMBER 2018
    1-510-638-7777 NEW NUMBER 2018
    ABOUT $130/nite

    Red Lion Hotel - Oakland International Airport
    www.parkplazaoakland.com
    150 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 635-5300

    There are other hotels in the area, but I
    do NOT recommend any of them on the East side of 880 Fwy.
    They are unsavory in the extreme. Gat Lee

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One block off Hegenberger, about 1.5 miles from the San Leandro classroom.
Address
170 Hegenberger Loop
Oakland, California 94621
USA Map
Phone
1-855-516-1090 Central Reservations VER. NUMBER 2018
510-633-0500 Direct to desk
FaxABOUT $170/nite
  • *** MANY STUDENTS STAY HERE ***
    Courtesy Shuttle
    Courtesy guest shuttle service IS NOT LISTED as of 9-20-18
    Rental Car Information
    If you prefer to rent your own vehicle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, picks up guests at the hotel.

  • Directions
    From I-880 Southbound (toward San Jose)
    * Take exit Hegenberger Rd toward Oakland Airport (west)
    * Turn right at Hegenberger Rd
    * Take the 1st left onto Hegenberger Loop 0.1 mi
    * Take the 1st right to stay on Hegenberger Loop Destination will be on the left 292 ft For additional directions, please refer to the map or call Best Western Oakland Airport Inn and Suites at (510/633-0500.

    From I-880 Northbound (Toward Berkeley/San Fran, etc.)
    * Take the Hegenberger/Coliseum/Airport exit. toward Oakland Airport (west).
    * At the end of the exit make a left on Edes when you come off the freeway at the light.
    * Go to the next light and make another left, (you are now on Hegenberger going west).
    * Go over the overpass and take the 1st left onto Hegenberger Loop 0.1 mi
    * Take the 1st right to stay on Hegenberger Loop. Destination will be on the left 292 ft For additional directions, please refer to the map or call Best Western Oakland Airport Inn and Suites at (510/633-0500..

    From the Oakland International Airport:
    1. Take Airport Access road out of airport (east), staying in the right lane. (Do not drop down into viaduct to 98th Ave.) 2. Cross Doolittle Dr., then cross 98th Ave. 3. In 1 block merge Right onto Hegenberger Rd. 4. Take the 2nd right onto Hegenberger Loop - Destination will be on the right 0.2 mi.

  • Be sure to ask for any available discounts you have: AAA, etc.
    Arrange your shuttle schedule when you check in.

  • Amenities:
    Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi
    Complimentary hot breakfast bar
    Airport and local area shuttle
    Business Center
    Fitness Room
    Free parking
    Guest laundry and valet
    Wake-up calls

On the estuary near Jack London Square, about 5 miles from the classroom.
Address
1755 Embarcadero
Oakland, California 94606
USA Map
Phone
1-855-213-0582 Reservations
1-510-536-6633 Direct to desk VER. NUMBER 2018
ABOUT $215/nite
  • Courtesy Shuttle
    Courtesy guest shuttle service between Oakland International Airport and the hotel is available, upon request, between 6:30 A.M. and 10:30 P.M. Shuttle service to the airport is available from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
    PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION
    Rental Car Information
    If you prefer to rent your own vehicle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, picks up guests at the hotel.

  • Directions
    From the south and the Oakland International Airport area:
    1. I-880 North to 5th Avenue/Embarcadero
    2. LEFT at Embarcadero to the hotel
    From the north and San Francisco:
    1. 880 to 16th Avenue Exit
    2. LEFT to the hotel
    For additional directions, please refer to the map or call Oakland Executive Inn Hotel at (800) 346-6331. Please also ask about available Oakland Airport Park and Fly packages.

  • Be sure to ask for any available discounts you have: AAA, etc.
    One side of the Suites faces the freeway (City view), the other faces the estuary (Water view) and is quieter, and costs more.

  • Amenities:
    Pool & spa
    Fitness Center
    Airport and local area shuttle
    100% non-smoking luxury suites
    Wheelchair-accessible facilities
    Free parking
    100% interior corridor
    Copier/Fax/ATM on site
    USA Today and Wall St. Journal
    Guest laundry and valet
    Free local calls
    Wake-up calls

Across the main street about 1/2 mile from the classroom.
Address
About 1.1 mile from the classroom.
350 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, California 94621
USA Map
Phone
1-510-568-7600 Local desk phone
1-855-239-7399 Worldwide Reservations VER. NUMBER 2018
FaxABOUT $230/nite
  • shuttle service to the Oakland airport and to the nearby BART train station, giving you access to Berkeley, San Francisco only. Phone first to chedule shuttle drop-offs and pick-ups with the concierge for rides to the class site (Eva's Esthetics is about 1 mile away). PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION
    Enjoy the beautifully landscaped courtyard, outdoor pool and whirlpool, and exercise at our state-of-the-art fitness center.
    Please note: The Courtyard Cafe is open for Breakfast only. Our business traveler guests love the large, flexible workspace, well-lit desk, and free high-speed internet access. There is no airport noise.

  • Directions:
    From the South: 1. I-880 North to Hegenberger Road Exit LEFT toward Oakland Airport (west) 2. Cross over the freeway toward the airport. The hotel is 2 blocks ahead on the RIGHT.
    From the North: 1. I-880 South to Hegenberger Road Exit RIGHT toward Oakland Airport (west) 2. The hotel is 2 blocks ahead on the RIGHT.
    For additional directions, please refer to the map or call Courtyard Marriott Oakland Airport at 1-510-568-7600 or 1-888-236-2427. Please also ask about available Oakland Airport Park and Fly packages.
    From the Oakland International Airport: 1. Take Airport Access road out of airport (east), staying in the right lane. (Do not drop down into viaduct to 98th Ave.) 2. Cross Doolittle Dr., then cross 98th Ave. 3. In 1 block merge RIGHT onto Hegenberger Rd. 4. The hotel is 1 1/2 blocks ahead on the Left.

Instructor

Dr Vodder School International Instructor
Address
Mail: 1791 Solano Ave #A8
Berkeley, California 94707
USA
Phone(510) 849-1388
Fax(510) 900=6182

Gay Lee Gulbrandson, a resident of Berkeley, CA, BA (Biology) Beloit College, WI. She is a certified MLD therapist by the Dr Vodder School International (VSNA-DVSI, 1996), and certified Basic Course and Advanced Course instructor. Gay Lee has a thriving private practice in MLD and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Her qualifications and accreditations include certified massage therapist (CMT-1979), AMTA member (1988-), orthopedic massage certificate (Hendrickson School 1991), NCTMB/BCTMB certified (1995-), NLN sponsoring member (1996-), CLT-LANA certified (2002-), CAMTC Registered (2011-). Gay Lee has 2 grown sons and a daughter, and is happily married. She is an innovative, dynamic and respected teacher who travels frequently to teach MLD throughout the USA.