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Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Retreat

An introduction to Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® 

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality. 

This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems.

A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acutheory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, Jin Shin Do® acupressure was originated by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden.


Acupressure retreat at Costa Dulce: a time to learn, to heal, to connect 

The Jin Shin Do®Bodymind Acupressure® Basic class works with the “Strange Flows” or “Extraordinary Meridians” that are formed in the womb and where all the other meridians are formed from. Working on those, on Segmental Releasing of the main rings of armoring in the body, as well as Bodymind® counselling skills to deal with emotional release, this class will help bring you back to your original Divine Blueprint and remembrance of who you truly are.

Over the six days, you will learn acupressure theory, Taoist breathing techniques and exercises, 55 acupressure points and give and receive acupressure sessions.

A required text is “Acupressure way of Health” by Iona Teeguarden. We will have books available on site for US$30 but we recommend that you acquire a copy and start reading ahead of joining the course. 

A booklets and an acupressure chart are included.


Becoming an Acupressurist

Jin Shin Do® (JSD) classes are offered at colleges, growths centers and massage schools throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and elsewhere. Authorized JSD teachers are Trademark Licensees, who agree to maintain the quality standards set by JSD originator Iona Marsaa Teeguarden.You can use what you learn at the retreat for self-healing, to complement other healing modalities or to start an acupressure practice. The class is also recognized as part of the required Module I to become a licensed JSD practitioner and allows you to continue  taking the balance of the required classes and training from any authorized JSD teacher around the world. 

This class also counts for continuing education credits for registered massage therapists and certified fitness instructors.

Learn more about the full JSD certification program: http://www.jinshindo.ca/become-an-acupressurist/


About the instructor

The class will be led by Ron Pankratz, Senior Authorized Jin Shin Do® teacher with over 30 years experience. Based in Vancouver (British Columbia), on the west coast of Canada, he combines acupressure, Acutonics® and sound healing in his practice. (chironacutherapeutics.com and or jinshindo.ca)

Ron makes classes fun and informative, and you will be doing sessions after your first day. He strives to offer a safe environment to explore bodymind tensions and move beyond limiting beliefs that are held within blocks in the meridian system.

Classes will be scheduled so you can also take advantage of the yoga classes offered by the amazing staff at Costa Dulce. Sign up for those separately if you’re interested as it will beautifully complement the work we will be doing in class. Edit

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