Newsletter - Winter 2017

So happy to be in touch with you all again.  Lots to tell you about, where does the time go to.

Well winter arrived here in Ontario with a vengeance this week, lots of snow and very cold temperatures which we are not used to.  I guess by the end of February, we will have stopped talking about it.

I personally enjoyed a fantastic fall in many ways, we had glorious sunny and warm weather until well into November, I had a great group of students in Halifax at the end of September and then had two weeks holiday in Chile and Patagonia.

Now we are all into the Xmas spirit, lots to do, lots of food to buy, lots of gifts to buy and not enough time!  I have been sharing many posts on FB recently from my colleagues and friends about meditation, yoga, food - all about looking after ourselves and how important that is, particularly in this busy life we all lead.

Check out the upcoming courses below and please spread the word to your networks.  You might have noticed that we are getting more and more locations on the list and happy to report we are offering the diploma course in Oakville, Ontario this January and Moncton, NB next June, so lots going on.

I just have to mention Sandi Abbott again!  She started learning Reflexology in July 2015 in St Johns and she is now the first student to receive the 500 hr Diploma - well done Sandi you are a star, such a hard worker and deserve to excel in your business.

We now have dates in place for the next Acupressure course that is taught by Angela Leavey who is a practising Acupuncturist.  The feedback from the students who have attended the courses, has been truly inspiring.  Dates for 2018 are Moncton, NB June 8 - 12 and Toronto in October.

For those of you who don't see me very often or check out my FB posts you may not have heard of Joy McCarthy of  www.joyous
 She is a very inspirational nutritionist who has built up her business very successfully through social media.  Here is a wonderful recipe for chocolate truffles for this festive time, enjoy!

Another opportunity to gain invaluable new knowledge and gain continuing educational units - Barbara Scott is coming to Toronto in June 2018 to teach her 4 day course on Reproflexology.  For more information, c ontact Laura Reece at or 01267 290819/07830382912.

At this season of giving, Toronto Hospice are looking for volunteers to offer their services for patients in palliative care in the GTA.  Please contact Sally Blainey who is the volunteer organizer,  Make this one of your new year resolutions.

Have a wonderful xmas and holiday time with your families and lots of new business for the new year.

With best wishes, Janet


Table of Contents

coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                    Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 3, 17 
Mar 26, April 9, 23, May 7, 14, 28
Oshawa, On             Jan 13, 20, Feb 10, 24, Mar 3, 10

Oakville, On             Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24

Moncton, NB             June 7 - 12

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop

Toronto                     Mon Feb 12, Mon Apr 20, Mon Jun 4
Oakville                    Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29
Moncton                    Wed Jun 13

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop

Toronto                     Fri Jan 19, Mon Feb 26, Fri May 11          
Moncton                   Thur Jun 14

Acupressure              Moncton June 8, 9, 10, 11
 Toronto October

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

Business Start Up    Available online ongoing

Mom & baby workshops  

Toronto Yoga Mamas                     Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1
                                                Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Check out all courses: 
acu100 Hour Acupressure and Meridian Theory for healthcare providers

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Cost: $750 
Locations:  Moncton, NB    June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018
          Toronto, October 2018

This four day workshop is open to all healthcare providers and will form part of the new 500 hour Reflexology Diploma course.  
There will be 32 hrs in class, 28 hrs of research and home study and 40 hrs of case studies.
Subjects learned will include comprehension of Qi, introduction to 12 meridian channel theory, the use of Yuan source points on hands and feet and much more.
Its a very hands-on practical intensive 4 day workshop and what you learn will add a new dimension to your reflexology treatments

Please contact me directly to register or for more information:

Atlantic Canada Association of Reflexology Therapists

ACART is now launched, it all happened in April 2017 and a very exciting move for all the members and board members alike.
Please join their FB page for up to date news and events.  Their membership covers therapists working in all the Atlantic provinces and also Ontario and Newfoundland.  The membership fee is very reasonable and there is a lot of support from all the members.

Their FB page has just been re launched and looking for feedback from members.  Please keep in touch with other members, network with stories of clients and your experiences.

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 for 2018 are June 8 - 12 in Moncton and October in Toronto.  The cost is $750 plus hst, please email us for registration.
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!