Detailed Course Contents
Classes follow a tiered structure, with each course building on and expanding the
concepts of the previous level. In this training format, students are able to learn and
practice at their own pace. This particularly suits “part-time” students as classes are
held on weekends whenever possible . As well, weeklong summer retreat/learning
intensives are held on beautiful Vancouver Island. Courses are a rich blend of theoretical
lectures, point location workshops and hands-on practice with partners. With the
bodymind focus, the trainings have a strong component of personal replenishment and
All Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes taught by Doreen Bakstad adhere to
an internationally standardized curriculum. As well they are recognized by the British
Columbia Acupressure Therapists’ Association(BCATA), the Massage Therapist’s
Association of British Columbia(MTA of BC), the Massage Therapists’ Association of
Alberta(MTAA), and the American Organization for Body Therapies of Asia(AOBTA).
While the focus is on accurate point locations and bodymind focusing,
students also study Taoist qicong exercises - “the Eight Silken Movements” and “Hara
breathing” for enhancing their own health and well-being, their own awareness of
internal energy flows and for the ability to be more mindful and present.
This health art and form of energy psychology is suitable for study by both the layperson
and the professional.
Jin Shin Do® is becoming well-known and well-respected around the globe. To read more about the standardized curriculum in each level of training, please go to the Course Content page.