Newsletter - Summer 2017

Happy Summer to you all!

Well summer certainly snuck up on me pretty quickly so just have to remind myself to enjoy it!

I guess its been a busy spring for me, took a Reiki I course with Stephanie at the Transense clinic which was very interesting and will help a lot in my reflexology practice.

The mom and baby workshops are going well at Toronto Yoga Mamas and just a delight to meet these moms and teach them some simple reflexology techniques.

I am now preparing to travel to St John's again in July and teach for 8 days, always a great pleasure to be there.  And this year will be promoting our Acupressure course that is happening there at the end of August.  We still have a couple of spaces left, so don't delay if you want a place, the instructor won't be back there for some time.

Also the nutrition 30 course is available ongoing and its online so no need to attend classes.  It is intended to equip you with the basics of nutrition to enable you to better help your clients where their knowledge is lacking.

Check out all the course dates below and make sure you pass them on to anyone you know who might be interested.

Kit Watkins recently attended a Pregnancy and Reflexology course in Ontario and thought it was excellent.  A great way to add knowledge to your repertoire and also add continuing educational hours.  She is also looking for case studies so if you know anyone pregnant she can help, please contact her directly at

Don't forget to keep checking our FB page as we are posting lots of interesting stuff on anatomy and physiology as well as Reflexology.

Best wishes, Janet

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coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                    Sep 18, Oct 2, 16, 30, Nov 27, Dec 4    
Oshawa, On             Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30
St John's, NL           July 21 - 26

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop
Toronto                     Mon Nov 6
Oshawa                    Mon July 17
St John's, NL           Thurs July 27
Halifax, NS               Tues Sep 26

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop
Toronto                     Fri Oct 20
St Johns, NL            Fri July 28
Halifax, NS               Wed Sep 27

Acupressure - Four day workshop
St Johns, NL            Aug 24, 25, 26, 27

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

Mom & baby workshops  

Toronto Yoga Mamas                     Aug 30, Sep 6, 13, 20
                                                Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Cost: $750 
Locations:  St Johns, NL - September Aug 24, 25, 26, 27

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.

500 hr Reflexology Diploma Course

From January 2017 Footsteps will be offering the extra 200 hours for students who have already completed the 300hr programme.
Acupressure (100 hrs) is scheduled St Johns, NL in August, and Toronto in 2018, see above for more details.
Nutrition (30 hrs) will be 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 $280 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Business start up (10 hrs) will also be an online course available from January 2017 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 $180 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.