Dragon & Phoenix Shiatsu School

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    Welcome to our Shiatsu school since 1990.
  • tao shiatsu
    A training accessible to everyone.
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    FQM Accredited
    Our school trains in compliance with the
    Fédération Québécoise des Massothérapeutes'
    high quality standards.


Dragon & Phoenix was founded in 1990 and has as its unique vocation the training of Shiatsu Practitioners and Therapists. It is presently the only dedicated English language Shiatsu school in Montreal accredited by the FQM.

Shiatsu training at Dragon & Phoenix involves the whole person and is seen as a growth process rather than a mere technical training.

The size of the learning groups are small so that personal attention is given to each student and the teacher can foster the individual characteristics of each trainee. Students learn to develop their sensitivity to others as well as discovering and respecting their own limits. The core of the training involves lots of hands-on work leaving you feeling relaxed and replenished as you practice giving and receiving.

If you are contemplating a career in massage therapy, please feel free to call Jeanne Cronin, Shiatsu Therapist and Director of Dragon & Pheonix to explore the possibilities of training in Shiatsu and to answer any questions you may have.


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Jeanne is a former nurse who moved to Montreal from Pennsylvania in the late seventies. She became a Zen Shiatsu teacher and co-founded and operated Dragon and Phoenix for 20 years until encountering Tao Shiatsu.Then she found her life's path. She remains deeply motivated to share this inspired learning and treatment with others. After following Teacher certification with masters Ryokyu and Mayu Endo in Kyoto Japan she began to teach Tao Shiatsu.

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Whenever you look at Yutaka you just want to smile, and many times laugh! You can instantly feel that you have a good friend. He loves animals and particularly horses. Formerly, he worked as an equestrian trainer and rider. He also has experience in acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Encountering Tao Shiatsu was a turning point in Yutaka's life. It led to the restructuring of his thought processes and taught him to connect deeply to the Universal Way of Being. He is passionate to share the Tao with everyone. He followed the teacher certification in Kyoto Japan with Ryokyu and Mayu senseis.
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The Dragon & Phoenix program is based on the International Tao Shiatsu Society training that is following the teaching of Ryokyu Endo, founder of Tao Shiatsu. Complimentary courses are provided by Dragon & Phoenix's experienced teachers and resource staff.

Tao Shiatsu is energy medicine. Vital life energy or "KI" is in constant movement. Pain and disease result from blockages in the movement of Ki. Tao Shiatsu stimulates your body's internal healing power by releasing stagnant and toxic Ki, and the restored flow allows for stress, pain and disease to be relieved.

The Certification Program at Dragon & Phoenix allows the student to become certified in Quebec while following this unique and powerful study of Tao Shiatsu recognized and taught world-wide. Students are supported in their development to expand their hearts, minds and spirits to become Tao Shiatsu Practitioners.
Dates to remember:
2016 Shuren: every 1st weekend of the month
2016 Level 1 & 2: every 2nd weekend of the month