Windsong College of Healing Arts is known for its offering of the CHHSP Diploma, however, there are a variety of options offered to students! Recognized by the Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, our school gives students the quality education and tools they need to have an abundant career and be at the forefront of the ever growing Natural Health industry!
Who Are We
Windsong College of Healing arts is a Ministry of Advanced Education and EQA designated career college.
To assist in the growth and development of caring, professional, competent and successful holistic health practitioners.
What We Do
Here at Windsong we teach both ancient and new techniques in Natural Health and Personal Care to give students the tools they need to be successful practitioners
Windsong School of Healing Ltd. hosts a Ministry of Advanced Education designated Career College (Windsong College of Healing Arts), a clinic for private therapies (Eastern Arts therapy Clinic Ltd.), and a retreat center (Aarastyn Holistic Awareness Centre). Windsong is located on 10 acres at the foot of the Beauforts in the Alberni Valley. The facility is host to many avenues of Holistic Healing for those who want to find self-development, regain health and vitality, create an abundant career, or become facilitators in teaching others.
Whether your goal is to Create Better Health, Create an abundant Life, or Create a Career Path, Windsong has a place for you.
Why choose us?
All of our teachers here at Windsong have had years of experience both in the field and teaching. It is important to us that all of our instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly and are able to give our students all the support and tools they need to excel in their chosen path!
The small class sizes here at Windsong allow students to have more one on one time with their instructors. Our focus is on providing students with the quality education that comes with one on one instruction.
The unique programs we offer here at Windsong give students the upper hand in the ever growing health and wellness industry. Combining ancient techniques with new age techniques, we find the perfect, natural balance in all of our programs.
Our college is designated as a class A institution by the Private Training Institutes Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education. We have earned our EQA designation and are also Recognized by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and The Shiatsu Therapy Association of British Columbia.
All of our programs are offered as combined distance programs. This means you can complete all your theory work from the comfort of your own home and come onsite for your pratical work. This makes our courses more accessible for those coming from out of town or even out of province!
All of our courses offered in our CHHSP and EST Diplomas are also offered as individual courses. This means that you are able to pick and choose which modules you wish to learn. The best part is that all of your courses are credited towards the full diploma if you do choose to take one later on!
Lori-Ann Macleod BA, CHHP™, RST, EBM, Reiki MT, SEA Core Instructor & Owner
Lori-Ann has studied and practiced extensively in the Holistic Health field and is committed to passing on her knowledge to improve lives. She has trained and worked in Energy & Body work for over 30 years in Japan and Canada, and recently delivered a lecture tour in India. She added Acupressure, Shiatsu, Energy Medicine, Reiki, Reflexology, and Iridology to her existing skills and education in 2001, when she attended and graduated with Honors from Windsong School of Healing under the teachings of Pauline Wolfe.
Lori-Ann has extensive experience in her field, specializing in Holistic Therapy and Education. She began to train Elemental Bodywork practitioners while running a successful Holistic Practice. This training combines Oriental Bodywork and Energy Medicine modalities into AcuChi – a treatment focused on aligning the body, mind, and spirit. Lori-Ann expanded her passion for animals in a full therapeutic 4 Paws Bodytalk treatment system, and has been working therapeutically and energetically with small and large animals for over 25 years.
Bringing together her experiences and modalities from all over the world, Lori-Ann is now facilitating in Four Paws Bodytalk and Holistic Therapies and teaching Oriental Bodywork, Shiatsu, Energy Medicine, Five Element Iridology Nutritional Profiling, 4 Paws Bodytalk, and Auriculotherapy at Windsong.
Lori-Ann’s life goal is to use her skills and learning so gratefully acquired from her teachers and mentors to bring the knowledge of Health and Wholeness to others in learning.
Instructor and Workshop Facilitator
Leah instructs workshops in Aromatherapy and modality specific Holistic Healing Methods. Leah is a Registered Aromatherapist, Essential Oils Therapist and Elemental Bodywork Practitioner with background in Energy Medicine, Oriental Bodywork, and counseling as well as assistant teaching in the public school system.
Leah runs her own practice through Lotus Holistic Health in Port Alberni, B.C. and has created a wonderful line of Aromatherapy Oils for working with clients and practitioners alike. She works with both people and animals in an integrated practice to bring health to the whole body.
Instructor and Workshop Facilitator
Sue is a workshop facilitator in Energy Medicine and Healing Techniques using Earth Medicines. Sue is a well known and much respected Energy Medicine Practitioner and Shaman. Sue has been practising and teaching for over 40 years and brings a world of experience to her rich and exciting classes. Sue runs her own education and practice through Inner Journies and instructs Energy Medicine Earth Medicines and Lifeskills.
Instructor and Workshop Facilitator
Candis is an Aesthetics and Spa Therapist instructor with advanced training in the field of Aesthetics and related services. A professional educator who loves to share her knowledge and experience with a passion and commitment to the academic growth and development of every student.
Candis has over 15 years experience working and teaching in the field and joins our team as the lead instructor for the Esthetics and Spa Therapist Diploma program. Candis is also a certified Sugaring instructor for aesthetic hair removal and offers workshops for continuing education.
Kadie McCombie graduated the Certified Holistic Health & Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma with high honors. Her skills include Integrated Shiatsu Therapy, Oriental Bodywork, Elemental Iridology and Nutrition, and Energy Medicine. She is also certified in Flower Essence Application, Hot Waterstone Shiatsu & Massage, and is a Reiki Master.
Kadie is our TA Supervisor who is working towards her Provincial Instructor Certification to become an Instructor in the CHHP™ modalities and Shiatsu here at Windsong College of Healing Arts. Kadie is also seeking her yoga therapist certification to integrate holistic treatment and postures to elevate one’s health and self-care.
Assistant Registrar and Admissions Advisor
Kirstyn brings 4 years of Supervisory and Administrative experience in Office Management and Retail Marketing. She has her certificate as an Administrative Assistant for Office Management and has completed courses in Family Business Strategies. She continues to add to her skills with continuing education in Marketing and Business Development on a regular basis.
Although new to our staff, Kirstyn has been familiar on a day to day basis with the operations and offerings of the college for the past 10 years. She brings with her a wide variety of skills from personnel management to organizational planning and has the ability to listen and lead in a compassionate and fair way.
Policy Advocate and PAC Member
As a wife and mother of 3 young children, Carol possesses strong organizational skills and is a compassionate listener. Her role with Windsong is to listen to and give students a voice and to uphold the policies and procedures. She advises on our PAC Committee as a Health Industry and Business Professional.
Carol has completed the Applied Business Technology course and the Hospital Unit Clerk course through North Island College. Carol has flexible contact hours to help accommodate students who need to work through policy and issues. She works with students and staff to make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
Co-Owner and Maintenance
Todd MacLeod is the co-owner and operator of Windsong and has a long history in carpentry, Artistic endeavours, sales and business. He is the maintenance head and the support for all things building related. If you need something…Ask Todd!