Jennie Anstey, D.O.
Osteopathy, Aquatic Bodywork, Workshops
Jennie Anstey, D.O., B.Sc, completed her B.Sc in Physiology at McGill University in 1998. She has 5 years of volunteer physiotherapy experience in various hospitals and clinics in Quebec and Ontario. She worked in ischemic exercise research in the MRI department at the Montreal Neurologic Institute. In 1999 she completed a Pilates teacher training, which expanded into rehabilitation focus with Polestar Education, from Miami, Florida. Working full-time with people in this domain inspired her to go deeper and she discovered Osteopathy, which uses the innate forces of nature as a manual medicine and harmonizes the biorhythms of the human body. She graduated from Académie Sutherland d’Ostéopathie du Quebec (ASOQ) with a D.O. in 2009, with an honorable mention with her thesis on the fundamental forces and patient-client interactions applicable to hands-on therapies (click to download).
Over the years she has also completed trainings in Lithotherapy, Theta Healing, Awakening the IlluminatedHeart, Soul-Level Therapy& Spiritual Psychology, Kabalah Yoga Aquatic Craniosacral, AquaHara, Dolphin Dance and Aquatic Bodywork in Hawaii and Mexico. She has also been trained by Carole Dion in Massage Aqua-Veechi (Surface and Underwater) and completing training in AquaMouvance (SubDance, AquaYoga, Wave Training). Other areas of studies include dance, world religions, cymatics, sacred geometry and indigenous plant medicine. In 2015 she graduated from a three year professional program in Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont, USA, with Zacciah Blackburn and continues to study the effects of sound and light on human physiology.
She is a currently a member of AQO. She was on the board of SoCaTO as treasurer for 3 years. She taught for 8 years at Académie Sutherland d’Ostéopathie du Quebec (ASOQ) teaching several courses in Cranial Osteopathy and supervising clinics for students. In addition to her private practice, she gives classes, workshops and conferences to the public on Osteopathy. She is a ELDOA practitioner trained directly by Guy Voyer, D.O. Her group classes include this work as well as myo-fascial stretching and specific biomechanical strength training. Sound Healing is always a part of her workshops as life is essentially of vibrational nature, and sound can quickly and effectively bring us into deeper states of awareness to access insight and illumination. She gives private sessions, group workshops and training courses in osteopathic concepts and therapeutic aquatic bodywork. Her private professional practice is based in Montreal and speaks English, French and Spanish.