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)


October 2020 – May 2021 – Mentorship Integrated Approaches for Therapeutic Intentions
Seattle, Washington – Detailed information and application are now available and enrollment is open.

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Individual CE classes

Delayed due to COVID-19 issues, reschedule date TBD – Diaphragm Beyond Breath Kitsap County, WA
More details to come.

TBD Intraoral small group course Seattle, WA

TBD Ethics – Communications small group course Seattle, WA

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Therapeutic Training Center classes

In Seattle, Washington

Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Treat The Feet

Saturday, July 26, 2020 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Ethics for WA LMTs

Sunday, September 27, 2020 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath

October 17, 2020 – Ethics – Boudaries Bootcamp

Saturday, October 18, 2020 – Treat The  Knee

Sunday, November 8, 2020 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques

Sunday, December 6, 2020 – Treat The Feet

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Therapeutic Training Center classes

In Post Falls, Idaho

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – Treat The  Knee

Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Treat The Feet

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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