Hands-on Needling Practice

Notice for Live Classes: All hands-on classes require KN-95 or higher mask AND proof of vaccination or negative Covid test less than 72 hours old.

New for 2022, Michelle is offering full day hands-on needling practice at various locations around the US and Canada.


  • The practice day runs from 8AM – 6PM, local time.
  • There will be a 2-hour review, Q&A, and demo at the start of the day, with the remainder of the day devoted to practice.
  • Earns 8 NCCAOM, 8 CA and 8 FL CEUs for facial acupuncture and 1 NCCAOM, 1 CA and 1 FL CEU for microneedling (CEUs are pending)
  • Cost: $250
  • Unlicensed students* – receive a $50 discount with the code student50
Michelle Gellis Teaches Advanced Facial Acupuncture Techniques Class
Michelle Gellis Demonstrates Facial Acupuncture


  • You may enroll in one of the acupuncture practice sessions if you have taken Michelle’s Modules 1–5 webinar, Treating Neuromuscular Conditions webinar, Microneedling for Acupuncturists webinar, or a previous Facial Acupuncture livestream webinar. (You may also attend if you are part of the year-long Advanced Certification program, you will choose one session as part of your enrollment.) If you have questions about whether you qualify, please contact us through our website.
  • In order to needle, you must be a licensed acupuncturist or medical professional who has been trained and licensed in acupuncture, NOT only trained in “dry needling”.
  • You will only be permitted to practice the techniques that you have already learned via webinar (for example, if you have only taken Microneedling, you will only practice microneedling). Before the class, please ensure you have completed at least one of the following:
    • Modules 1 AND 2, or
    • Module 4 (cupping), or
    • Module 5 (advanced), or
    • Microneedling for Acupuncturists, or
    • Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions Part 1
  • If you wish to practice facial cupping, you must use Michelle’s approved cups, available at aculiftskincare.com (wholesale pricing available).
  • *UNLICENSED STUDENTS: You may attend the class and observe licensed practitioners in their needling practice, however, you will only be permitted to practice cupping, gua sha and/or nanoneedling. You will not receive CEUs. Use code student50 for a student discount.

Choose your location:

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February 6, 2022
Gainesville, FL

Dragon Rises College-STUDENTS WELCOME!

March 20, 2022
Scottsdale, AZ

Courtyard by Marriott Old Town

May 1, 2022
San Diego, CA

Hotel Republic

May 22, 2022
Chicago, IL

Springhill Suites by Marriott O’Hare

June 19, 2022
Columbia, MD

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel

June 26, 2022
Edison, NJ

Delta Hotels Woodbridge

August 21, 2022
Seattle, WA

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

August 28, 2022
Calgary, AB

Calgary Marriott Downtown

Click here for group rate (available until 7/28)

September 25, 2022
Boulder, CO

Boulder Marriott

Click here for group rate (available until 8/24)

December 4, 2022
Sarasota, FL

Venue TBD