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I am a practitioner of Therapeutic Eurythmy and Jin Shin Do®. Therapeutic Eurythmy is a movement-based therapy which addresses imbalances in the sensory, rhythmic and metabolic systems of the human being.
I originally received my artistic Eurythmy diploma from Eurythmeum Stuttgart, Germany (1977), after a four year training. I then taught pedagogical eurythmy for over 14 years to children in Waldorf Schools in BC, Canada. After completing my Therapeutic Eurythmy Training in Great Britain (2004-2006) I spent a further year practising in Anthroposophical hospitals in Germany.
For five years, I was fortunate to have the opportunity of doing therapeutic eurythmy in conjunction with an anthroposophical doctor at Natura Medical Arts Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Here, I worked with children and adults with all manner of incarnation and health issues.
In the fall of 2015, I returned to Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, where I now have a private practice. I am on the Board of ATHENA (Association of Therapeutic Eurythmists of North America) and a member of AnthroMed®.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
Years ago, I used to read up on pressure points and try out the ones at the base of the skull to relieve my headaches. I experienced my first acupressure treatment in Victoria, BC, almost twenty years ago and was amazed at the colours and images it released in my mind, the feelings it awakened, and total relaxation it engendered. At my first basic Jin Shin Do® course 1n 2003 with Bonnie Hardy at the Canadian College of Acupressure (Victoria, BC) I was fascinated by the large five-pointed star diagram on the wall, showing the interrelationships of the twelve organ meridians. In eurythmy, the pentagram is often moved as a dynamic form, and according to Rudolf Steiner it outlines the flow of the human etheric body.
The organ meridians of Jin Shin Do® Acupressure are based on the five elements of earth, water, metal, wood, and fire. Their foundation is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In my other world of Waldorf teaching there are four Pythagorean elements (earth, water, air, fire); these are important as the basis of the melancholic, pflegmatic, sanguine, and choleric temperaments according to which children are taught. We work with the elements in eurythmy: the k, g, b are earth sounds, the l is a water sound, the h is an air sound, etc.
In acupressure, one senses the subtle pulsing and flow of energy in the human body of another. In eurythmy, one senses etheric forms through movements of the limbs in the air. Both modalities require an inner meditative discipline and cultivate an evolved sense of touch.
Jin Shin Do® was developed by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., L.M.F.T.
As a practitioner of Jin Shin Do®, my goal is to create a safe and free space in which the healing energies of the patient’s body/soul/spirit can manifest.
Since 2005 I have trained in Jin Shin Do® with Noel Taylor in Victoria, BC, and also completed the first year of Medical Qi Gong with Wendy Lang. I received my Jin Shin Do® Practitioner’s Certification in 2014.