South Wind – Education

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education/Kinesiology and a Professional Teaching Credential (for K – Adult). In the public high school setting I taught health education and physical education.

I have been involved in both public and private education for over 40 years. I currently provide continuing education in the form of workshops and mentoring. For 17 years, I served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, Physical Medicine Department, teaching basic massage skills to future Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists. I alsoserved as Director of Education and Instructor at both Brenneke School of Massage (later Cortiva Institute Seattle now closed) and Seattle Massage School (now closed).

My Education Philosophy

I believe learning is a life long endeavor. I actively expand my knowledge through continued education, staying current with information and research developments relevant to the profession and taking continuing education courses. As a result my beliefs and practices continue to evolve and grow.

I believe in creating safe, interactive, evocative, provocative, structured and fun learning opportunities. I am a passionate, attentive, respectful and playful teacher. I enjoy teaching and value student contributions to class and to expanding my learning as well. I work to help students discover and advance their passions, potentials and success.

I currently provide continuing education for licensed massage professionals in a variety of venues covering a variety of advanced massage/bodywork specialty topics. I also guest present at massage schools, professional conferences and for various public and private organizations.

My Continuing Education courses are available throughout the year at a variety of venues.

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Classes and Calendar 


Mentorship Integrated Approaches for Therapeutic Intentions   –  Nest series starts October 2022 – May 2023

Seattle, Washington – Detailed information and application is available and enrollment is open.

For detailed class info go to Mentorship
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Individual CE classes

TBD Intraoral small group course Seattle, WA

Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath Kitsap County, WA
Enrollment for this course is handled through Massage Network Solutions
contact Marcy Kispert, LMT

For detailed class info, dates and to enroll send questions to

Therapeutic Training Center classes

In Seattle, Washington

Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Treat the Knee

Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Ethics for WA LMTs – Live online course

Sunday, July 10, 2022 – Treat the Feet

Saturday, August 13, 2022 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Ethics for WA LMTs – Live online course 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Treat the Knee 

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Business Ethics – Live online course

Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Treat the Feet

For detailed class info, dates, times and to enroll go to:

Therapeutic Training Center classes

Other topics I teach

Trauma and PTSD Treatment Approaches

Structural Decompression

Neuro-Myofascial Techniques (for specific body regions or structures)

Ethics – Profession and Business

Ethics and Boundaries Relating to Trauma, Emotion and More

Ethics and Boudaries Relating to Energy and Spirituality

Communication and Relationship Skills

Professional Development

Clinical Treatment for Common and Uncommon Conditions


Anatomy and Physiology

Many More

If you, your organization, or school would like to host one of these courses please contact Dawn at

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