Time to Realign - Hellerwork Structural Integration with Janelle

Training and Education

Janelle's Formal Education

  • Diploma in Hellerwork Structural Integration, Australian School of Hellerwork Structural Integration and Somatic Studies, 2007

  • Master's Degree in Dance, York University, 2005

  • Bachelor's Degree, with honours, Anthropology, Concordia University, 2002

Continuing Education and Credentials

As all Structural Integrators must, I take ongoing continuing education each year to regularly upgrade my knowledge and skills in Structural Integration and holistic health. Continuing education credit highlights include:

  • CPR and First Aid

  • 5-day Learning to Touch (for professionals who touch) workshop with Dr. Betty Martin

  • 7-day intensive Introduction to the Psychology of the Chakras workshop with Dr. Anodea Judith (author of Eastern Body, Western Mind)

  • 3 day intensive Energy Awareness workshop with Dr. Glenn Hartelius of Attention Dynamics

  • Introduction to visceral manipulation and osteopathy for Structural Integrators

  • Workshops with Thomas Myers (author of Anatomy Trains), attendance at conferences such as the International Fascia Research Conference, and many others.

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Hellerwork Association
  • Hellerwork International Association
  • Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) Association


For anyone working in the healing profession, self-care is essential.

Most professional organizations recognize this need and require members to continue skills development and learning throughout their careers.

But self-care goes further than that! I believe a healthy healer is someone who is also committed to his/her own health and self-awareness.

My self-care involves yoga, creative writing, healthy eating and having sessions from Structural Integrators (so I don't forget what it feels like to be on the receiving end).

I also seek out holistic healthcare and counseling check-ins on a regular basis and nurture my sense of play with dance, music and the creative arts.

To find out more about why I became a Hellerworker, click here.