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Doreen Bakstad, Authorised Therapist and Instructor, Jin Shin Do<sup>®</sup> Bodymind Acupressure<sup>®</sup>
Doreen Bakstad, Authorised Therapist and Instructor,
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®

An expert, Senior Authorized Jin Shin Do® teacher and practitioner of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®, Doreen Bakstad has more than 3 decades of international experience. Trained in many modalities over the years, she maintains a vibrant passion for the magic that is Jin Shin Do®.

Doreen says: "My life was profoundly changed by learning the points, the meridians, the elements, the emotions... it was a coming home." Further understanding of the Bodymind connection came via a two year professional skills training in the Hakomi Method of Body-centered Psychotherapy. Long known for great compassion and warm humor, becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher was a natural fit and has served to strengthen these qualities.

In her private therapy practice, Acutonics® and Watsu® are two other wellness modalities that Doreen loves to share.

From her rural home on pristine Vancouver Island, Canada to a small apartment in crowded Kolkata, India, this master teacher makes every class a uniquely vibrant, safe and enriched learning experience. "I am proud to teach this work," Doreen says. " I appreciate the internationally standardized curriculum which means that students may study with a variety of teachers and in many different locations in the world." Having embodied the joy of feeling, Doreen now embodies the joy of travel. Recent years have found her teaching acupressure and laughter around the world and volunteering repeatedly at a children's home in rural Cambodia where, "Quite simply? I get to love children who have suffered, and along with the help of monetary donations from friends, supply fresh fruit and vegetables, missing from their daily diet." For a current schedule or to learn how you may host a class in your area, do send an email.

To quote Iona Teeguarden, founder of JSD, "Joy to you!"

Doreen Bakstad
Bodymind Therapist & Acupressure Instructor

Postal Address:
   PO Box 126
   Coombs, British Columbia
   Canada, V0R 1M0

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