As a Therapist to continue providing your rewarding and valuable service it’s imperative to learn skills that increase your client volumes and retention, while reducing wear and tear on your body. At the National Wellness Institute of Education we are dedicated to providing the best quality training possible to teach you skills that will add years to your career!
BSc, Registered Massage Therapist
A practitioner of Zen Shiatsu Massage and Zen Yoga for more than 20 years. Graduated from Vilnius University –Diploma, Certificate in Applied Kinesiology (Vilnius, Lithuania), School of Japanese massage (Vilnius, Lithuania), Elmcrest College of applied Health Sciences and Spa management – Massage Therapy Diploma with Honors, (Toronto, Canada), Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy – Acupuncture Diploma (Toronto, Canada). Graduated as a Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist with Diplomas and Certificates from International Yoga Schools: Yoga for Health Foundation (England), British School of Yoga (England), Scandinavian School of Yoga and Meditation (Sweden) and others. Since 2005 is a professional member of College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario and International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Dr. Cassandra Laleye
Dr. Cassandra Laleye graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic and was the recipient of the 2016 Collaborative Patient Care Award. She also attended York University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Dr. Cassandra uses a variety of treatment techniques including chiropractic adjustments/mobilizations, contemporary medical acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, exercise/stretch prescription, and postural assessments; through non-invasive hands on treatment she provides safe and personalized care to all patients.Dr. Cassandra uses a variety of treatment techniques including chiropractic adjustments/mobilizations, contemporary medical acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, exercise/stretch prescription, and postural assessments; through non-invasive hands on treatment she provides safe and personalized care to all patients.
Derek Shin has a masters degree in psychlogy, an honours science degree in sports bio-mechanics, a diploma in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine,and is a registered massage therapist. Derek is the founder and director of the Healing in the park, a holistic healthcare clinic located in Toronto. Derek is a western trained psychotherapist who holds a masters degree in psychology, an honours science degree in sports biomechanics, a diploma in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Derek does extensive speaking and lecturing to organizations across North America providing healthcare education. These organizations have included; Bellwood Health Services Inc., Westover Treatment Centre, Toronto District School Board, CGI, Symantec, Canadian Military, and the Canadian Addiction Intervention Association.
MA, MSW, RSW
Gwen is a clinical Social Worker with over 25-years’ experience in medical settings with a focus on stress reduction in living with chronic conditions. Currently she is the Lead in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto where she has been a Teaching Assistant to Susan Woods in the Intensive professional MBSR Teacher Trainer program. She continues to facilitate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups and, also Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups. She is also trained and offered groups in Mindful Eating. Gwen is also a facilitator and trainer in the Centre’s Social Program offering adapted programs for marginalized people. Gwen attended the 7-day training with Jon Kabat Zinn in 2007 and has been teaching MBSR since then. She became a Certified MBSR Teacher with the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, where she is also an Approved Mentor for professionals in MBSR.
Laura has a life-long interest in health and wellness, particularly alternative and complementary therapies. After years of self-learning, she left a career in the publishing industry to pursue acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated from Toronto’s SSC Acupuncture Institute with a high honours diploma and has additional training in Cosmetic acupuncture and Japanese acupuncture. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent treatment for a wide-range of conditions. Possibly best known for treating pain, both chronic and acute, it is also effective at providing relief from digestive issues, menstrual issues, infertility, and insomnia, as well as stress and anxiety.
HBA, MAOM, RYT
Martha is a certified yoga instructor (Hatha, Yin, Restorative), MBSR (MIndfulness Based Stress Reduction) Facilitator and Reiki Practitioner (Usui Method) with a passion for sharing how these practices can play a role in supporting health, healing and personal transformation. She holds a business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Management, a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and is Co-Director of Harmony Yoga Wellness. She is dedicated to helping clients enhance overall mental and physical health through body and breath awareness.Martha is a certified yoga instructor (Hatha, Yin, Restorative), MBSR (MIndfulness Based Stress Reduction) Facilitator and Reiki Practitioner (Usui Method) with a passion for sharing how these practices can play a role in supporting health, healing and personal transformation. She holds a business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Management, a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and is Co-Director of Harmony Yoga Wellness.
Dr. Suzanne Crix
Dr. Suzanne is a Toronto based chiropractor, athletic therapist, and orthotic provider who also proudly serves in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve with 25 Field Ambulance. She is an outdoor enthusiast with 2 energetic sons who have embraced her active lifestyle and love for adventure. With 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Suzanne’s philosophy on health drives everything she does from the personalized services she provides her patients, to the way she raises her children, and to the continuing education and personal growth she pursues. “Healing is about growing, changing, redefining and expanding.” Dr. Suzanne believes that the everyday life experiences that her practise members have with an optimally functioning spine and nervous system allows them to live, flourish and realize their highest personal potential. She serves by educating, supporting and facilitating your unique health journey.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“I have taken a lot of courses since I graduated, and without question this is the best! I have been using both ultrasound and electrotherapy in my practice daily, which has dramatically improved the effectiveness of my treatments and the happiness of my clients!”
“One of the best courses I have taken! The instructors were excellent, the atmosphere was fun and relaxed and we had lots of equipment to practice on.”
“I loved the workshop because it was taught by massage therapists and it focused on clinical practice. The skills I learned have helped me tremendously in my practice and my clients are thrilled with the results they are getting!”