Holistic Study Centre
6 month certified massage program • holistic modalities
natural therapies • yoga • retreats
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Journey Within offers Canada's most comprehensive holistic study programs in a retreat-like setting in the Ottawa, National Capital Region as well as Timmins, Ontario. It is our mission to keep the ancient healing arts alive. Through our holistic training programs we are creating a new generation of holistic practitioners.
Our students thrive in our intimate classroom setting where the student to teacher ratio is never more than 3:1. Our programs are a retreat in themselves as we believe students learn best through hands-on instruction, supervised practice, as well as daily treatments promoting self care.
All of our professional training programs receive national and international accreditation. Join us whether you want to add more tools to your holistic toolbox, partake in a general interest workshop, receive natural therapies or need to retreat & renew. Students are welcome to stay on site, please contact us if you would like to add meals and accommodations to your holistic study program.
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Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you.
Join us in sacred space and release all that no longer serves you. Take part in teachings, ceremonies and sacred movement. Our all-inclusive holistic & spiritual retreats are a synergy of sacred movement, stillness, sharing, laughter, love, yoga and sweet rest. We will guide you to revitalize your health, reconnect with your authentic self and reclaim your power.
We are here to support you on your journey, to untether your soul, to release you from your cage and help you to live your best life. Our life-altering retreats are held at our centre in the Ottawa region, as well as destinations around the world and are designed to nourish you body • mind • spirit. Immerse yourself in nature, meet like-minded soul family and fill your toolbox with the tools you need once you return home.
Each retreat is as individual as you are! Choose how much or how little you wish to do, what therapies you wish to receive and the number of nights you wish to stay. Guests must include at least one therapy and stay for a minimum of two nights. We can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Reconnect to the person you have missed the most...come hOMe to yourself!
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If you are looking for a starting point on your new journey, I highly recommend “Journey Within”. Diane helped my husband during the last months with his battle with cancer. I saw with my own eyes what Reiki did for him and I wanted or maybe I knew that it would be one of my needs. This was the beginning of our relationship and my journey within. She opened so many doors to pique my curiosity and 8 years later I am still learning from this lovely lady. She is very knowledgeable, resourceful and needless to say a compassionate/empathetic person. The personal touch that she adds to her classes and retreats is what makes the experience special ... you never feel like you do not belong.
I don't even know where to start! I am so blessed to have been introduced to Diane! Such a beautiful soul who KNOWS her stuff! She taught me all my levels of Reiki and we have worked closely together in many instances and I can't say enough about how helpful and honest she is in what she teaches. Not only do I recommend her, but working with her is a must if you wish to move forward in your life! She will be there for you on your journey within <3 Love you Di xox
Diane is an absolutely incredible woman, and an incredible teacher! She has taught me so much in Myomassology, Essential Oils, and other Holistic Practices that I use to this day! I cannot recommend her and this school enough. Thank you to Diane, for showing me the Journey Within! ♡
I have taken three of the holistic workshops with Diane and the experience has honestly been life altering. I felt connected with her from day one, she guided me throughout the entire learning process and has been a wonderful mentor. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are as well informed and equipped as possible in your journey to become not only a successful practitioner, but to also make sure that we can offer our clients the best quality of treatments possible. And it doesn’t end there. In my time at her location, I was able to witness the serenity she brings into her retreats and the wonderful effects this has on a person. I also experienced an inspiring example of what plant-based nutrition can look like and how well my body responded to it. I gained so much more than just training in holistic modalities. Thank you for kickstarting my journey within <3
I went to Diane when I was trying to get pregnant, I tried for almost a year. After one treatment I was pregnant a month later. She balanced me, amplified my intentions and helped give me my beautiful son. She is one of the kindest souls I have been lucky enough to meet and connect to. I highly recommend Diane to anyone trying to conceive, looking for inspiration and for stress relief and balance within their life. She’s wonderful!
Rebekkah Simpson Smith
I studied holistic massage and Reiki with Diane and both experiences were enlightening and life-changing. I was awakened to new levels of spirituality, new ways of coping and healing as well introduced to many other aspects of holistic living. Thanks to my experiences with Diane, I am much more self-aware, much more in-tune with those I interact with and I have gained many tools to use to improve my life and to help others. I highly recommend Journey Within to anyone who is ready to change their lives, to anyone who is really ready to be awakened and make lasting changes in their lives.
Di started me on my path to Reiki and healing and thank you just doesn't seem enough! A true inspiration to whom I am eternally grateful!! A beautiful soul inside and out. Thanks to Diane and her "Journey Within", I have learned to walk my path and to be true to myself. Always there to guide me or to lend her shoulder when I doubted myself. Congratulations on this new venture Di!! Namaste! Blessed be and peace be thine my friend! Big, big hugs!
Karen Johanson Allard
I took this program a few years ago and I am so glad that I did. I have learnt so much from this course hands on as well as theory. Things I never thought I would have any knowledge in, and that’s all thanks to the amount of time Diane has invested in me. She believes in you when you don’t believe in yourself and there’s nothing more you could want from an instructor. I definitely recommend this program for anyone who has a passion for helping others.
Di has been helping me with my wellness journey for a few years now. Without her, starting me on the right path to wellness, I don't know where I'd be. She really understands me, and we connect. If everyone could find their journey within, and understand how nice it is to just breathe and listen to your Spirit, there'd be a lot less illnesses. I just love her!!! thanks Di.
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