Windsong College of Healing Arts is best 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 Private Career College designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch and EQA. The college is owned by Windsong School of Healing Ltd.
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, and a retreat center for Holistic Awareness. Windsong is currently 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.
We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that our path is walked on the traditional lands of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations and is provided for by Mother Earth, watched over by Father Sun and Grandmother Moon, in the arms of Grandfather Universe by the Creator. We gather for the healing of Mother Earth and her Children, the Stone People, the Plant People, the Four Legged, the Two Legged, the Creepy Crawlers, the Finned, the Furred, and the Winged ones. All our Relations
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 holds a designation certificate issued 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 achieve one later on!
Lori-Ann MacLeod CHHP R.S.T.
Lori-Ann Macleod BA, CHHP™, R.S.T., 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.
Kadie McCombie CHHP R.S.T.
Windsong Graduate/PAC Member
Kadie McCombie CHHP R.S.T. 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 runs her own Private Practice at Wild Honey Holistics and teaches Yoga in the Alberni Valley .
Kadie is currently our CHHP™ graduate PAC Member. Her understanding of the modalities and course structures here at Windsong College of Healing Arts along with her own student experiences allow her to bring a learner’s view to the Program Advisory Committee for program and curriculum development.
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.
Maintenance and Administration
Todd MacLeod is the co-owner and operator of Windsong and has a long history in carpentry, Artistic endeavours, sales and business. Todd applies his skills to keeping the grounds and buildings looking beautiful. He is the maintenance head and the support for all things building related. If you need something fixed, restocked, adjusted, or cleaned up …Ask Todd!
Todd has worked for years in cabinetry, woodworking, and craft artistry developing skills and creating quality products. He lived and worked for 6 years in Oita, Japan where he tutored in spoken English and absorbed Japanese Culture and Customs.