who we are

The International Colon Therapist Training Institute (ICTTI) has over 15 years of teaching experience, with students travelling from all over the world to receive our expert instruction. We are an International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT) certified colon hydrotherapy school, meaning we adhere to I-ACT’s strict training requirements. Upon successful completion of our program and the I-ACT examinations along with payment of the requisite nominal I-ACT fees, you will be awarded I-ACT certification in addition to certification from ICTTI. We have small class sizes varying from just two students to a maximum of six students, and we ensure that every one of our students gets ample opportunity for hands-on experience during the practicum portion of the training; our priority is helping you become a competent, confident colon therapist.
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A PERFECT PLACE TO BEGIN

We moved into a brand new facility in 2017. The practicum portion of the training is held in our state-of-the-art clinic that draws on a broad client base. You will have ample opportunity to treat clients in a real clinic under the supervision of professional instructors. The theoretical portion of the training is held in a fully media-equipped teaching room.
585 Seaborne Ave.
Unit #1132B
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 0M3
Canada
Tel: 1-800-223-9374

ICTTI is a division of Prime Pacific Health Innovations Corp.

Instructors

Our instructors are leading professionals and include naturopathic doctors, I-ACT certified colon therapists, registered massage therapists, and successful clinic owners. They have extensive professional experience and have amassed over 80 years of combined experience, giving you access to invaluable knowledge and insight.
Tinesja Vanel

Tinesja Vanel

Colon Therapy Instructor, I-ACT Certified

Tinesja holds a degree in Psychology from her home country Switzerland.  In the early 1970’s she arrived in Canada and over the years continuously expanded her education and knowledge in Psychology, Diet and Natural Health Approaches by attending numerous certification courses in APN (Applied Psycho Neuro Biology), ART (Autonomic Response Testing) at the American Academy of Neural Therapy in Seattle, USA.  She is also certified in all three levels of the “Touch for Health” program by the New Method Kinesiology Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

Her focus was and is extensively on various forms of detoxification methods.  Seventeen years ago she studied Colon Hydrotherapy and became a certified Colon Therapist.  Since then she has operated Prime Vitality, a busy Colon Hydrotherapy and Detoxification Clinic and Education Center in North Vancouver, Canada.

In 2003 she became an I-ACT certified instructor for Colon Hydrotherapy. At the same time she wrote the NBCHT exam (National Board of Colon Hydro-Therapy), acquiring the highest qualifications in her profession.   Following that, Tinesja became the director of the certification program for Colon Therapists at ICTTI.  She is passionate to share her experience and gathered knowledge in this field with her students.

Elena Kazakova

Elena Kazakova

Colon Therapist, I-ACT Certified

Elena Kazakova, is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist as well as the owner and director of Arnica Clinic.

She holds a Master of Arts and a Civil Defence Nurses’ Diploma from Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia. Being a third generation from an all doctors’ family, she has always been passionate about the natural ways of healing. Her university research work was focused on anthropology, folklore and folk medicine. Elena strongly believes in the healing powers hidden inside every human being and every ones’ ability to take control of ones’ own health. Elena believes that becoming healthy and staying healthy is not only a way of life but, it is a journey where searching for truth and making choices becomes ultimately the true way to that healthy life. Elena and her associates at Arnica Clinic will help and support your personal journey to a healthy life.

Dr. Carmen Tanaka

Dr. Carmen Tanaka

Naturopathic Doctor

Carmen is a naturopathic physician who attends to her clients’ needs with a gentle and mindful presence.

As a primary healthcare provider, she works in cooperation with the mainstream medical system, prescribes lab work as needed, and suggests herbs for immediate relief. To support long-term solutions, she may use clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, nutritional supplements, vega testing, or homeopathy. However, above all, she empowers her clients to look at their everyday lives, and she accompanies them in learning to live the lifestyles that will allow them to truly heal and thrive.

In particular, Carmen specializes in working with altruistic givers: people who feel empty from no fault of their own, but from how life has led them to give more than they have. This type of work takes time, and what Carmen offers is a relationship. To make this feasible for those who desire it, she offers her services on a membership basis through Change Natural Medicine.

Graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010.

Pascal Vogel

Pascal Vogel

Business Development & Aquanet Device Technician

Pascal holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University. He has worked in business development, sales, technical support, and quality assurance at Prime Pacific Health Innovations for the past 10 years.

He brings a wealth of knowledge in colon hydrotherapy device maintenance and business management and development.

Sofia Reis

Sofia Reis

Colon Therapist, I-ACT Certified

Sofia is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist by I-Act (International association for Colon Hydrotherapist) . She worked for seven years at Integrated Health Clinic in Fort Langley with an accomplished team of naturopathic oncologists, naturopathic physicians, medical doctors, chiropractors, therapists, clinical counsellors, and lab technicians. In 2011, Sofia decided to start her own colonics practice and designs individualized body and/or colon cleanses. In addition, she maintains a practice at Abbotsford-Fraser Valley Colonics and works in partnership with her many referring naturopathic doctors.

Sofia practices natural preparation for colonoscopy and was invited to Brazil to teach nurses at a colon and rectal surgery clinic how to do colon hydrotherapy for patients undergoing a colonoscopy or colon and/or surgery. Also, she provided one on one and group training to doctors and nurses in Panama, Philippines, Vietnam and Trinidad.

Sofia is a Certified Matrix Reimprint Practitioner, which is effective for the treatment of emotional or physical issues and can also be used to manifest your goals and dreams. Matrix Reimprinting uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian system that has been used in acupuncture for thousands of years. Furthermore, Sofia is a certified Ayurveda nurse and a Shiatsu practitioner. She is part way through her training to become an Advanced EFT practitioner and is certified by the AAMET.

Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram

Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Mohan Ram earned his BSc (Hon.) in Physiology from the University of British Columbia in 1997. He continued his education at the Boucher Institute and obtained his Naturopathic diploma, graduating with the pioneer class in 2004.

Dr. Mohan Ram is active in Naturopathic medical education, as an adjunct professor at the Boucher Institute for Physiology, Biochemistry and Pathology classes, and as a senior instructor at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. He also contributes to the profession as the Chair of the Examination Committee for the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, as well as a Committee member for the Patient Relations Committee. Dr. Mohan Ram is certified in Acupuncture, Chelation and Intravenous therapies, Neural therapy and Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Natascha Vogel

Natascha Vogel

Registered Massage Therapist

Natascha is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and recipient of one of the 2018 Student Case Study Awards granted by the Registered Massage Therapists of British Columbia for her work entitled “Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Dysfunction: A Case Report”.

Her previous background includes an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from York University, UK and conference organisation at a not-for-profit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It was a desire for understanding more about the human body and for helping people find lasting relief from pain, helping to enable people’s bodies to heal, and helping people find a state of well-being that motivated Natascha to change her path to Registered Massage Therapy.

Natascha is trained to provide treatment designed to help alleviate symptoms and encourage the healing process for a wide variety of conditions including repetitive strain injuries; sprains and strains; temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ/TMD); systemic conditions such as asthma; carpal tunnel syndrome; whiplash; and many more.

She encourages her patients to play an active role in their treatment and healing in order to achieve optimal results. She enjoys teaching, stretching and strengthening exercises and helping patients to find ways to implement therapeutic exercise into their day to day lives.

“An excellent course. I could not have gained the skill and confidence without this expert training.”
P. Wilkinson

Idaho, USA

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