Newsletter - March 2019

Well I am writing this in the dead of winter, with lots of snow everywhere I look, I really hope that by the time you receive this, spring will have sprung and all that goes with that lovely season.
A time for renewal, getting out there and doing what we can to promote Reflexology.

RAC have certainly upped their game in the last year and are now leading the way for higher standards in Reflexology practice and teaching which I can only applaud.  However it does mean that if in the future you want to join their organization you will have to take a challenge exam in theory and practice before being accepted by them.  Don't forget the RAC conference, details below.

Also for those of you in the Maritimes, ACART are holding their spring general meeting at 85 Water Street, Windsor on Saturday April 13 from 9am, all members welcome.   Please contact to register.

Also dont forget we are offering the nutrition 30 and the business start-up programmes on line now so it makes it easier for those of you who dont live in Ontario.

We are always looking for more students to complete the 500 hour programme, this will be very important for the future when the insurance companies are looking at total hours of study.  The nutrition and business are available ongoing online.

Check out the advanced courses below that are being offered, its always good to keep educating ourselves.

One of our instructors, Kit Watkins, who some of you know and has been practising and teaching for some time is offering some advanced treatments to our alumni.  This is what she is offering

Kit Watkins a former student and now one of the teachers at Footsteps School of Reflexology Inc. has opened up shop at 19 Yorkville Ave, suite 200 at the Neck and Pain Clinic with several other holistic practitioners. Kit is offering $40  one hour reflexology treatments at the clinic to any current or past Footsteps students. This is a great opportunity to try Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage,Dien Chan Facial Reflexology, Structural Reflexology and ear reflexology. In exchange Kit is asking for a review on her Facebook page Kits Reflexology Hub about the service she provided to you. You can book an appointment by calling 647.686.7524. 

Don't forget to check out our fb page, we are posting lots of interesting articles from around the world as well as what is happening locally.  Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to post.

 Looking forward to seeing some of you in the near future, and please pass this newsletter on to anyone you think may be interested.

With best wishes, Janet

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Advanced Courses

coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                   Mar 25, Apr 1, 15, 29, May 6, 13,   2019 Mondays
     July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 12, 19, 2019  Mondays
     Sep 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 4, 18, 2019  Mondays     

St Johns, NL           Aug 5 - 10

Halifax, NS              Sep 18 - 23

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop

Toronto                     Mon Jun 3
Oshawa                    Sat Mar 30
St Johns, NL            Sun Aug 11
Halifax                      Tues Sep 24

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop

St Johns, NL            Mon Aug 12                                                  
Halifax                      Wed Sep 25

Acupressure             Dates and location to be decided

Nutrition 30              Available online ongoing
An Introduction to the basics of Nutrition

Business Start Up    Available online ongoing

Mom & Baby Workshops

Toronto Yoga Mamas              May 3, 10, 24, 31
Jun 28, July 5, 12, 19
Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 11
Check out all courses: 
Reflexology Talk with reflexology therapist Kit Watkins at the Rosedale Running Room on March 26,2019 from6:30pm -7pm. 
1087 Yonge Street.

Both of the following courses are offered at Fairfield Inn and Suites Toronto Airport.
3299 Caroga Drive, Mississauga,Ontario

Advanced Foot Reading with Sam Beylea aka The Foot Whisperer.
May 18-19 10am - 5pm
You can attend one day $125 or both days $225.

Cancer and Palliative Care. Helping people via reflexology with Sue Ricks
September 14-15, 2019
$395 until May 4 and $425 after that. Registration closes July 27th.

Reflexology Association of Canada

RAC have announced that their online registration is now open for their 2019 conference to be held in Halifax, NS April 26 - 28 at the Delta Hotel.    A perfect opportunity to learn lots of new techniques and network with other reflexologists from around the country.

Check it out at

500 hr Reflexology Diploma Course

From January 2017 Footsteps started offering the extra 200 hours for students who have already completed the 300hr programme.
Acupressure (100 hrs) dates and location for 2019 are still to be decided.  The cost is $750, please email us if you are interested.
Nutrition (30 hrs) is an online course available from January 2017, and will consist of the following subjects: Basics of good nutrition, food groups, Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Sugar, Food and Lifestyle and their effect on disease, Organic foods, Diet check questionnaire, specific nutritional project, nutritional help for medical conditions.  The course, once started, should be completed in a three month period and a certificate of completion will be awarded.  The cost is $290 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Business start up (10 hrs) is also be an online course available ongoing and will consist of the following subjects:  Running a successful business, Insurance, legal requirements, bookkeeping, promotional material, Advertising, Marketing and Publicity, Licensing, Tax, hst, Promotional talk, book research.  The course, once started, should be completed in a three month period and a certificate of completion will be awarded.  The cost is $190 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Reiki (60 hrs) - you will be required to learn Reiki I and Reiki II from a certified Reiki teacher, hours to include in class, one on one treatments, reiki share and self reiki.  Transense in Toronto will be offering a discounted rate for any Footsteps students, contact  Also our instructor in Oshawa offers Reiki courses, contact  If you know of a course locally that you wish to attend, please contact us to make sure the quality of the training is acceptable.
Remember that you will accrue continuing educational units by taking any of these courses!