Louise Kerridge-Judd is the founder of Vancouver Healing Centre, an artisan medicine co-op, located in the heart of Kitsilano, Banyen Books heritage building.
Louise is a Registered Physiotherapist trained with world-renowned pain specialist Dr. Chan Gunn (MD), and indigenous medicine doctors of Tibetan, Indonesian and Chinese medicine systems. She provides specialty treatment services for complex pain and trauma with 20 years of clinical experience in private practice.
Exploring body, breath and consciousness Louise realized her dream of unifying Eastern and Western treatment approaches into an effective healing model, Subtle Body Medicine, based on the bodies’ natural reflex systems. Uncovering the intimate connection between pain and consciousness pathways in the body.
Nestled in the heart of Kitsilano Banyen Books heritage building, Vancouver Healing Centre provides massage therapy, acupuncture, physical medicine, counselling and yoga teachings. Featuring five private treatment rooms, dharma studio, and medicine garden – Vancouver Healing Centre is designed to meet the mind, body, and spirit requirements of the practitioner.
“I love inviting clients into the sacred space of Vancouver Healing Centre. There’s something special in being two floors above Banyen Books, with all that wisdom as a foundation for our work. When someone walks upstairs and comes into the sanctuary, the outside world falls away and healing begins. The unpretentious beauty, peace and privacy allow clients, and myself, to feel at home–individual sessions seem much deeper. The Buddhist-inspired atmosphere–evoking wisdom and compassion–truly supports bringing out the best, in both the practitioners’ work and in the client’s capacity for self-love and healing. On the practical side, working with the VHC team is uncomplicated–an absolute pleasure.”
– Oriane Lee Johnston (VHC Co-op)
Vancouver Healing Centre is a co-op of healers embodying compassion, wisdom and presence committed to excellence in specialty treatment services for complex pain & injury. The centre provides sanctuary and safe healing space necessary for true healing to occur. Our practitioners offer professional treatment services designed to meet the mind, body, and spirit requirements of the individual.
We believe all pain has the potential to heal. This healing takes place at the level of the nervous system and involves both the gross (physical) and subtle (energetic) body. Effective healing rewires the body through Breath, Stimulus, and Movement. Each individual requires a different type (massage, acupuncture, yoga, counselling) and level of stimulus to heal.
- To provide excellence in specialty healing services for complex pain and trauma.
- To offer old medicine style apprenticeship training for health practitioners.
- To provide sanctuary and safe healing space for the individual.
- To support collaborative professional practise at the centre.
- To provide dharma teachings for the community.
Vancouver Healing Centre offers spiritual blessings, teachings and guidance in the
medicine garden dharma space.
“The Essence of the Vancouver Healing Centre is one of pure Healing; A hidden, unknown, almost secret space nestled above Banyen Books in Vancouver. As a VHC co-op practitioner the space gives me the freedom & flexibility to operate a healing practice in a true way where magic is a real possibilty. The beauty of the rooftop medicine garden is a sanctuary for clients.”
– Adamantia (VHC Co-op)
Subtle Body Medicine
Teachings exploring body, breath, and consciousness joining Eastern and Western treatment approaches into an effective healing model based on the bodies natural reflex systems. Uncovering the intimate connection between pain and consciousness pathways in the body. Well suited for therapists and meditation practitioners seeking to learn subtle body physiology and cultivate a true healing practice.
Buddhist Psychology & Meditation
Don (Shi Yao Hai) provides practitioner training in Asian Medicine practices and Medical Chi Kung Healing & Massage. A master healing teacher and spiritual medicine doctor he was given the title in 1997 “Shang-Fa” (Master Dhamma Teacher). His qualifications and background are supported with 40 years of education, professional training and clinical practice, as well as in-depth training in Western and Buddhist Psychology systems. Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Fee: $20 drop in.
Instructions, guidance, and advice for individuals seeking to study and practise meditation. Belonging to the kingdom of Bhutan the ancient Pema Lingpa tradition – Nyingma lineage, these teachings include empowerments, transmisssions, and teachings in an unbroken oral lineage from many realised masters including H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, Dodrup Chen Rinpoche, Khantrul Rinpoche and the root guru H.H. Ganteng Tulku Rinpoche transmitting the entirety of the Pema Lingpa lineage. Suitable for beginner and advanced practitioners.