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Pottery is my thing.  No matter where life takes me, I always turn back to clay.  It makes me happy, forces me to surpass my limits and keeps me calm... all at once.   Why KITA?  It was during my stay in Japan that I began making pottery. To a Japanese person, my signature 'JT' looks like the symbol (Kanji) for 'North' 北  .  And so, I became potter from the North.  I now welcome you to ATELIER KITA, pottery, ceramics, tableware

Wait... Life also steers me towards meditation and movement!   I tried my first Taiji lesson 20 years ago, and  still, my interest in energetics just seems to grow and grow.  How else to honor this practice now, than to teach it. And so, it seems that Atelier Kita has come to include the subtle art of Chinese Medical Qi Gong.

ATELIER KITA, Pottery, Ceramics, Tableware and Taiji Qigong.  Perfect!

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Pottery Training

  • Graduate, Centre de Céramique Bonsecours, Montréal, Cégep du Vieux Montréal, 2009

  • Student of Sensei Hashimoto, Nishinomiya, Japan, 2002

Tai Chi, Qigong Training

  • Taoist Tai Chi, Ottawa, 1998

  • Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Arts Martiaux Groupe Sanso, Saint-Jérome, with Fabrice Piché, 2010

  • Certification (Teacher Training) Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, Set 1, Qigong18 Academy, with Fabrice Piché, Mexico online, 2021

Other Training

  • Teacher Training Yoga, Yoga Tai Chi Fusion, Alignment and physiology, Studio M with Martha Benavides, 2018

  • Chinese Traditional Medicine, Coursera, 2019

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