Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
Designated learning institutions by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Designated with Private Training Institutions Branch
Designated by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance

Faculty

Representatives & Officers

Hikari Ikenaga, Shiatsupracrot®
Senior Educational Administrator

She is a graduate of our college and a Director of the Canadian Shiatsu Society of British Columbia.
She has successfully completed Provincial Instructor Diploma Degree.

Aya Sobashima
Administrator, Corporate Officer & Registrar

She performs a wide variety of tasks for the college including registration, assisting with visas for International students, governmental registration and certification of the college and much more throughout the calendar year.

Our instructors & Supervisors

Our instructors are well trained and educated in specific subjects to provide the students profound knowledge.

Casey Amaral
Shiatsupractor® & Instructor
She is a graduate of the CCST. She practices Shiatsu professionally in her own mobile business Whole-istic Healing where she also practices Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy and Reiki. She teaches Foundation and Advanced Shiatsu at CCST.

 

Gladys Elma
She has a background as a Medical Doctor and has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. A certified Health Care Provider, Reflexologist, Touch Therapist and a trained Provincial Instructor of B.C. for 16 years. She is a health care professional with a great passion of teaching. She teaches Anatomy at CCST.

Misuzu Shiari
Shiatsupractor®, Clinical Supervisor & Instructor Assisstant
She is a graduate of the CCST. She practices Shiatsu professionally at Japan Shiatsu Clinic. She is a member of Canadian Shiatsu Society of British Columbia.

 

Mary Khalesi
With a background as a medical doctor, She has lots of experience in teaching/instructing medical subjects since 1993. Over her career, she has learned and used different teaching methods to satisfy the needs of her students. Her goal is to make the subject easy to understand and to help students succeed. She is encouraging, enthusiastic, and very supportive. She teaches Physiology at CCST.

Makiko Nakahara
Shiatsupractor® & Clinical Supervisor
She is a graduate of the CCST. She practices Shiatsu professionally at Japan Shiatsu Clinic in Yaletown. Makiko is a member of Canadian Shiatsu Society of British Columbia.

Kaz Tateishi
Graduated from University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Kinesiology and Education and with his background as a physical education instructor, he has gained an insight and appreciation for human body - mind connection through working with youths-at-risk in various outdoor and wilderness settings. As a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, he is a co-owner and operator of Forest of Zen Wellness. He specializes in internal medicine with acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment, and has a strong desire and passion to promote health preservation and illness prevention through holistic and multi-dimensional approach. Kaz is a member of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) and Toyohari Association of North America. He has received training in various East Asian medicine modalities. He teaches Traditional Chinese Medicine at CCST.