Sonia met her first meditation teacher, John Garrie Roshi, in 1974 and under his guidance began training in Satipatthana, the Way of Mindfulness. John Garrie Roshi gave her permission to teach in her own right the Way of Mindfulness. During that time Sonia was also introduced to healing and subsequently to Shiatsu.
In 1980 she met Master Ohashi and started her professional shiatsu training under his guidance. After graduating from the Ohashi Institute, Sonia began integrating Mindfulness Meditation and Shiatsu creating a unique approach to touch called Healing-Shiatsu.
In 1997 Sonia met the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoché who became a strong influence in her life and attended many of his regular and intensive retreats in Vajrayana Buddhism. In 2001 she did a one year retreat at the Dharma Centre of Canada under his guidance. This was a deeply transformative, enriching and fulfilling year. Her commitment to deepen her healing and meditation practices – that she sees as totally intertwined – takes her on retreats for up to 3 months every year.
For more information on Sonia Moriceau and Healing-Shiatsu seewww.soniamoriceau.org and Mettashiatsu in Nelson.