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.
Classes and Calendar (Class descriptions coming soon)
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.
Individual CE classes
TBD Spring 2019 Intraoral small group course Seattle, WA
Therapeutic Training Center classes
In Seattle, Washington
April 28, 2019 – Treat The Feet
June 8, 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
TBD, 2020 – Ethics for WA LMTs
TBD – Diaphragm Beyond Breath
TBD – Business Ethics
In Post Falls, Idaho
November 2, 2019 – Diaphragm Beyond Breath
November 3, 2019 – Fingertips to Elbow Treatment Techniques
For detailed class info, dates and to enroll go to:
Other topics I teach
Trauma and PTSD Treatment Approaches
Myofascial Techniques (for specific body regions or structures)
Ethics – Profession and Business
Communication and Relationship Skills
Clinical Treatment for Common and Uncommon Conditions
Anatomy and Physiology
If you, your organization, or school would like to host one of these courses please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org