Windsong School of Healing Ltd. hosts a Ministry of Advanced Education designated Career College (Windsong College of Healing Arts), a clinic for private therapies (Eastern Arts tehrapy Clinic Ltd.), and a retreat center (Aarastyn Holistic Awareness Centre). Windsong is located on 10 acres at the foot of the Beauforts in the Alberni Valley. The facility is host to many avenues of Holistic Healing for those who want to find self-development, regain health and vitality, create an abundant career, or become facilitators in teaching others.
Whether your goal is to Create Better Health, Create an abundant Life, or Create a Career Path, Windsong has a place for you.
Lori-Ann has studied and practiced extensively in the Holistic Health field and is committed to passing on her experience to others. She has trained and worked in Energywork for over 30 years and incorporated Oriental Bodywork, Shiatsu, and Iridology into her path in 2001, when she attended and graduated with Honors from Windsong School of Healing Ltd. under the teachings of Pauline Wolfe.
Lori-Ann has extensive experience in therapy through owning and operating Eastern Arts Therapy Clinic, specializing in Holistic Therapy and education in Port Alberni. She began to train Elemental Bodywork practitioners while running a successful Holistic Practice. This training combines Oriental Bodywork and Energy Medicine modailities into Acuchi, a treatment focused on aligning the body, mind, and spirit. Lori-Ann has also developed a full therapeutic 4 Paws Acuchi treatment, and has been working therapeutically and energetically with animals for over 25 years.
Lori-Ann lived, worked, and studied in Oita, Japan for six years. She earned Master Teacher titles in Shodo and Sui Boku Ga at the Nishimura Dojo and studied Healing Arts from Natural Healers using oriental techniques. She has her Provincial Instructors Diploma from the National Association of Career Colleges and Senior Instructor Certification from GEOS Japan.
Bringing together her experiences and modalities from all over the world, Lori-Ann is now Facilitating in Four Paws Bodytalk and Holistic Therapies and teaching Oriental Bodywork, Shiatsu, Energy Medicine, Five Element Iridology Nutrition Profiling, and Auriculotherapy at Windsong College.. Lori's goal is to use her skills and learning so gratefully acquired from her teachers and mentors throughout her lifetime of studies in the Holistic Field of Learning to bring Health and Wholeness into life.
Leah instructs workshops in Aromatherapy and modality specific Holistic Healing Methods. Leah is a Registered Aromatherapist, Essential Oils Therapist and Elemental Bodywork Practitioner with background in Energy Medicine, Oriental Bodywork, and counseling as well as assistant teaching in the public school system.
Leah runs her own practice through Lotus Holistic Health in Port Alberni, B.C. and has created a wonderful line of Aromatherapy Oils for working with clients and practitioners alike. She works with both people and animals in an integrated practice to bring health to the whole body.
Lori-Ann Macleod BA, CHHP™, RST, EBM, Reiki MT, SEA Core Instructor & Owner
Leah Ursic - Instructor & Workshop Facilitator
Sue is a workshop facilitator in Energy Medicine and Healing Techniques using Earth Medicines. Sue is a well known and much respected Energy Medicine Practitioner and Shaman. Sue has been practising and teaching for over 40 years and brings a world of experience to her rich and exciting classes. Sue runs her own education and practice through Inner Journies and instructs Energy Medicine Earth Medicines and Lifeskills.
Words from Sue ~ I have communicated with nature and nature spirits all of my life. As a child, I learned how to walk easily between the worlds and this awareness has never left me. Because of my deep sense of connection with nature and the spirit world, it was a natural progression for me to learn at a deeper level the ways of working with Earth medicine. It feels so good to just stop and listen to nature, to work with her energy, and to flow within the natural rhythms she moves in. By teaching classes on Earth Energies, Animal and Plant Communication, Elemental Forces, Reiki, Ra-Sheeba, Amara-Omni, Hawaiian Huna, Guarani Shamanic Healing and Munay-ki (Andean Shamanism), I am able to blend in the combined energies of Nature and Spirit. I love sharing this energy and knowledge with others in some magikal and practical ways so we can open doors and move out of a stuck place into our many unlimited possibilities.
Sue Peters - Instructor & Workshop Facilitator
Candis Taylor - Instructor & Workshop Facilitator
Candis is an Aesthetics and Spa therapist instructor with advanced training in the field of esthetics and related services. A professional educator who loves to share her knowledge and experience with a passion and commitment to the academic growth and development of every student.
Candis has over 15 years experience working and teaching in the field and joins our team as the lead instructor for the Esthetics and Spa Therapist Diploma program. Candis is also a certified Sugaring instructor for aesthetic hair removal and offers workshops for continuing education.
Kadie McCombie- TA & Supervisor
Kadie McCombie graduated the Certified Holistic Health & Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma with high honors. Her skills include Integrated Shiatsu Therapy, Oriental Bodywork, Elemental Iridology and Nutrition, and Energy Medicine.
She is also certified in Flower Essence Application, Hot Waterstone Shiatsu & Massage, and is a Reiki Master.
Kadie infuses her treatments with care and intention for each individual, using specific techniques to assist the body’s healing processes to melt stress and ease tension. She takes clients in her practice Thursdays and Fridays.
Kadie is our TA Supervisor who is working towards her Provincial Instructor Certification to become an Instructor in the CHHP™ modalities and Shiatsu here at Windsong College of Healing Arts. Kadie is also seeking her yoga therapist certification to integrate holistic treatment and postures to elevate one’s health and self-care.
Kadie is passionate about the holistic health field and is looking forward to meeting you in class or clinic!
Instructors and Facilitators
Todd MacLeod, Bear, Kuma, Mishka, The Girls and the Windsong Chicks
You can fnd a group wandering around that gives us all support, looks after the maintenance and grounds, and generally helps out with demonstrations and class activities.
Todd MacLeod is the co-owner and operator of Windsong and has a long history in carpentry, Artistic endeavours, sales and business. He is the maintenance head and the support for all things building related. If you need something...Ask Todd!
As a wife and mother of 3 young children, Carol possesses strong organizational skills and is a compassionate listener. Her position with Windsong is to assist students with Admissions and uphold the policies and procedures. Carol has completed the Applied Business Technology course and the Hospital Unit Clerk course through North Island College. Carol has flexible work hours to help accommodate students who need to work through Admissions. She works with students and staff to make sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.
Policy Administration, Advisors, and Maintenance
Kirstyn brings 4 years of Supervisory and Administrative experience in Office Management and Retail Marketing. She is studying in Business administration for Business Management and has taken courses in Family Business Strategies.
Although new to our staff, Kirstyn has been familiar on a day to day basis with the operations and offerings of the college for the past 9 years. She brings with her a wide variety of skills from personnel management to organizational planning and has the ability to listen and lead in a compassionate and fair way.
Assistant Registrar & Admissions Advisor
The Instructors and Staff at Windsong Welcome You! Enjoy Every Moment!