Devin Johnstone RMT
Registered Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Thai Massage Provider
Certified Yoga Instructor
Devin Johnstone has been working in movement arts and body/mind studies since 1995 when he dove into meditation and Asian martial arts as a complement to his schoolwork in Theatre. In 2012, he became a yoga teacher with special certification in Yin yoga through the Nosara Institute.
Devin has been a passionate practitioner of traditional Thai Massage since 2002 when he studied with Kam Thye Chow, head teacher of the Lotus Palm School in Montreal and author of the bestselling book “Thai Yoga Massage”. Two years of intensive learning later, he apprenticed to become a teacher himself and later opened the Ottawa School of Thai Massage. Thai Massage combines specific pressure, targeted stretching and passive mobility to reduce tension and patterns of physical limitation.
In 2014, Devin graduated with honors from the Massage Therapy intensive program at Algonquin College. During his time as a student, he suffered a serious knee injury and lingering back problems. He resolved to rehabilitate these injuries using exercise and his knowledge of anatomy and physiology. With studies in Katy Bowman’s restorative exercise, Erwan LeCorre’s MovNat system, Pavel Tsatsouline’s kettlebell conditioning and a lot of awareness and patience, he recovered from his injuries and now runs (barefoot), bikes, swims, hikes, climbs trees and enjoys moving outdoors year round.
As a yoga teacher, movement coach and manual therapist, Devin believes in fostering our body’s innate genetic capacity for movement and healing using hands-on mobilization, moderate exercise and body awareness.