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Workshops, seminars and short courses

Meditation & Stretching ( 42 Hours)

Self–practice is vital in order to maintain enthusiasm, strength and vitality for our work, especially when our work is physically demanding and involves caring for others. It soon becomes evident that adopting a lifestyle more suitable to the work is required. This course is designed to help practitioners develop healthy lifestyle awareness and practices and in so doing to be examples of health for their clients, family and friends.

The bulk of the course will focus on helping practitioners develop their own, simple personal practice. Meditation, stretching, Hara breathing practice, Ki exercises and self-shiatsu will be taught. Discussion will be held around cultivating correct lifestyle including diet, sleep, exercise, reflection and positive ki. This course is open to practitioners of all kinds.  Exceptions may be allowed for those who are interested in developing a self-care practice, but are not practitioners.

The class will be conducted by T'agyol Adler who is a practitioner of zen shiatsu and acupuncture and holds diplomas in both disciplines. Starting in 1998 he began his studies in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. In 1999 he started what would become a 10 year training in zen shiatsu. During this time he learned how to both practice and teach zen shiatsu and TCM. He continues to develop his practice and is currently teaching Oriental Medical Diagnosis, Jing-Luo, Shiatsu 101, Meditation and Stretching at the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture institute.  He is a member in good standing with the OAATCM and Zen Shiatsu Society of Canada. T'agyol believes in the study and practice of shiatsu and TCM as life practices which benefit both the patient and practitioner.

Date: Tuesdays January 8 - March 26, 2013 from 1:00pm- 4:30pm
Cost :  $333.90 +(hst) due December 28, 2012

Shiatsu Practice (Stretching) Course (33 Hours)

for homecare and for treatment: Stretching is incorporated into our program in two main ways. First, we learn how to use stretch to maintain our own health, and then relate this knowledge to our clients as a form of homecare.  Secondly, we learn how to use stretch in the context of a treatment.  This information is imparted in small amounts for the duration of the program.  This course is suitable for Shiatsu or Massage Therapists.

About the Instructor
JULIAN YATES, Dipl. ST, Dipl.Ac.
Julian Yates graduated from the SSC's Shiatsu Therapy Program in 2004 and began practicing immediately in the School's professional clinic, Ki on College. He also supervises the Shiatsu school's student clinic helping to shape next year's therapists while feeding back into the clinic that shaped him into the professional he is today. Always keen to further his ability to help those in pain, Julian went on to complete the  Acupuncture Program at the Shiatsu School of Canada in 2008 and now intergrades it into his Shiatsu sessions.

Date: Fridays January 11 - March 22, 2013 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm          Cost: $262.35 +hst due December 15, 2012

Business Course ( 30 Hours)
This course introduces the student to basic management concepts of practice management to aid in the operation of a successful therapy practice. Topics include bookkeeping, taxation, marketing, advertising techniques, public relations, and goal setting. This comprehensive business management curriculum prepares new therapists to build and maintain their own businesses.

About the Instructor                                                                                                        RONNY BREUER, BA., MSc.,  
Ronny graduated from a 4-year comprehensive program of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and holds a diploma from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, California and now teaches in the Acupuncture Program at the Shiatsu School of Canada. He has a clinical track record of thousands of successful treatments for various medical conditions. His fields of expertise cover acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and tuina.

Date: Thursdays January 17 - March 21, 2013 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: 238.50 + hst due December 15, 2012



Registration: Please call 416-323-1818 to register for this course. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard or in person using cash or Interac. Six person minimum is required to run this course however class sizes are kept small to allow for a lot of one on one time with the instructor.  Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations on or before two weeks prior to the start date will result in a $35 cancellation fee. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.