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 30 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 massage skills to future Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists. In the recent past, I served as Director of Education and Instructor at both Brenneke School of Massage (now Cortiva Institute Seattle) and Seattle Massage School (now Everest College).

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. As a result my beliefs and practices continue to evolve and grow (while never losing sight of the foundations).

I believe in creating safe, interactive, evocative, provocative 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 (Class descriptions coming soon)

 

Mentorship

October 2018 – May 2019 – Mentorship Integrated Approaches for Therapeutic Intentions
Seattle, Washington – Information and Application is available though the course series is full.

October 2019 – May 2020 – Mentorship Integrated Approaches for Therapeutic Intentions
Seattle, Washington – Information and Application will be available soon.

For detailed class info go to Mentorship
Send questions to fourwindsrider@frontier.com

 

Individual CE classes

TBD Spring 2019 Intraoral small group course Seattle, WA

 

Therapeutic Training Center classes

In Seattle, Washington

January 19, 2019 – Ethics for WA LMTs

February 17, 2019 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath

April 28, 2019 – Treat the Feet

June 2, 2019 – Ethics for WA LMTs

July 6, 2019 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

September 21, 2019 – Ethics for WA LMTs

September 28, 2019 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath

October 27, 2019 – Treat The Feet

November 16, 2019 – Business Ethics

December 14, 2019 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

In Post Falls, Idaho

April 13, 2019 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath

April 14, 2019 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

For detailed class info, dates and to enroll go to:
http://stores.theratraining.com/schmidt-dawn/

 

Other topics I teach

Trauma and PTSD Treatment Approaches

Structural Decompression

Myofascial Techniques (for specific body regions or structures)

Ethics – Profession and Business

Communication and Relationship Skills

Professional Development

Clinical Treatment for Common and Uncommon Conditions

Kinesiology

Anatomy and Physiology

Many More

If you, your organization, or school would like to host one of these courses please contact Dawn at fourwindsrider@frontier.com