About Studio Chi

Resource School: Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC
Resource School: Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC

Since 2002 Studio Chi has offered comprehensive classes and workshops in Shiatsu, Acupressure, Sound and Tuning Fork Therapy, Yoga, Reiki, Feng Shui and the healing arts. It offers a 500 hour professional Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program as well as an additional 500 hour professional Shiatsu Therapist Training Program. The school provides high-quality education that supports each student’s professional and personal goals in a setting that encourages communication, respect, confidentiality and safety for everyone. Studio Chi is registered by the Private Training Institutions Branch and is a Resource School: Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC. As alternative therapies gain greater acceptance and recognition, the ancient hands-on practice of shiatsu and acupressure is becoming a vital part of the future of healthcare.

Brenda Molloy, RST, CA, CST

Core Faculty
Brenda Molloy is the founder, sole proprietor, and main instructor for Studio Chi. Brenda is a successful Shiatsu Therapist, Sound Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Feng Shui Consultant. She is a Registered Shiatsu Therapist, Registered with the Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC and a registered member of the Yoga Alliance. Brenda’s teaching style is mainly hands-on with theory applied appropriately during her classes. She offers classes and individual consultations in Feng Shui, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Sound and Tuning Fork Therapy, Yoga and Reiki. Brenda is known for her generosity and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students.


A few of her accomplishments include:

  • Graduate Diploma in Shiatsu and Acupressure, Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, California
  • Feng Shui training in the Tibetan Tantric Black Hat Sect, Yun Lin Temple, Berkeley
  • Professional Sound Healing Certification in Acutonics, Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, New Mexico
  • Reiki Master/Teacher in the Tera Mara Reiki and Usui Reiki traditions
  • Yoga Teacher trained and certified, The American Yoga Academy
  • Inspirational speaker at numerous retreats and events throughout Western Canada

Brenda Molloy was an extraordinary student at my school, the Acupressure Institute from 1998 through 2004 in Berkeley, California. Her outstanding involvement in our certification program showed me her strong desire for knowledge, especially learning information and practical techniques for healing others.


Brenda’s specializations in Zen Shiatsu and Acupressure were enhanced by her ability to embrace and apply the classical Five Element Theory.  Her studies in Acupressure for Emotional Release opened her to understand the multi-dimensional levels of the body, mind, and spirit connection. She is a weaver of knowledge creating a rich tapestry of healing modalities.
I was delighted by her compassion towards her fellow students, her aptitude for working with the human body, and her ability to receive instruction.  She demonstrated the potential to become an effective facilitator of healing energy.


Under my mentorship in the Teacher Training Program at the Acupressure Institute, Brenda mindfully observed, absorbed and emanated my teaching philosophy and style.  She graciously imparts knowledge in a clear and concise way, sharing her love for shiatsu, acupressure and traditional Chinese medical theory in the healing arts.


I wish her every success with her school.


Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.

Brenda is profoundly dedicated to her work and demonstrates both a high degree of knowledge and professionalism with focused awareness.  She possesses the highest qualities an individual could obtain.  She was diligent with her duties, functioned with total integrity and expressed dedication to her life’s work.  It has been my privilege to work with Brenda during these past years and to have observed the value in her work.  She is truly a rare healer and will be fully acknowledged by the health community as she continues to work and teach in her field.


 Kathy Kapps, B.S., CMT | Zen Shiatsu Practitioner, Sausalito, CA