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Meridian Shiatsu & Myofascial Therapy:  Bridging East and West

Sunday April 23rd & Monday April 24th    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
662 Broadview Ave. Toronto  rear entrance
$360 payment due with enrolment    Contact Kim  kim@kimldunlop.com to sign up and receive e-transfer payment options or sign up at:


In this two day workshop you will experience a synthesis of theory and practical skills from both an Eastern and Western perspective. Join Lori, Timothy and Kim who each have over 20 years in clinical practice (including massage therapy, shiatsu therapy and osteopathic treatments) and they are thrilled to share their knowledge with you.

This course will be offered over two full days (Sunday April 23rd and Monday April 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) with plenty of opportunity for practical exchanges among the participants. 

Both Eastern and Western based therapies look at the body through slightly different lenses, and we are excited to bring you an integrative mix of these techniques that have benefited our clients throughout the years.

You will learn some basic principles of Eastern Medical Theory, the pathways and functions of the meridians from a shiatsu perspective, myofascial release techniques and a full body treatment. We will be delving into a bit of neuroscience and offering self-care exercises throughout the course.

This is a valuable addition for any therapist to upgrade your skills and be more efficient in your treatments.

Introducing your teachers:

Tim has been in practice as a shiatsu therapist since 1994. He trained under the tutelage of Mitsuki Kikkawa and completed the 2200 hour diploma program at Kikkawa College in Toronto. He completed a further 2200 hour training program and graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist at Wellspring College. 
As well as his private practice in Toronto, he also teaches in Mexico where he has a second home.

Lori has been teaching and practicing for over 25 years. She has an extensive background in shiatsu therapy, massage therapy and manual osteopathy. As a therapist she runs her own practice and is a member of a wellness team at a community yoga and Pilates studio in downtown Toronto. She taught at the former Shiatsu School of Canada (AIM) in varying capacities in the shiatsu program for over 20 years. Before moving into bodywork Lori had a dynamic career as a dancer and choreographer. With her university education in modern dance and experience as a performer she brings a considerable knowledge of the body in motion. She recognizes her passion for movement with community theatre/dance projects with Kaeja d'Dance, a contemporary dance company. She is also a fan of yoga, Pilates, strengthening exercise and walking in nature. 

Kim Dunlop
Kim Dunlop has worked as a therapist for over 20 years. As a Registered Massage Therapist she utilized her background in shiatsu therapy with Swedish massage techniques and many other modalities to find the best treatments for her clients. Kim spent several years on the teaching staff at the Shiatsu School of Canada. Currently she continues to teaches massage workshops, guide meditation evenings, and facilitate and mentor Accessible Nature Programs with Ecowisdom. Kim is also working on a book compiling useful natural solutions, including self-massage for various health conditions. In her spare time she walks a God dog named Zeus, gardens and plays around on a loom.