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Textbooks & Course

Academy of
Colon Hydrotherapy

Since 1997

Professional Training: 

  • Correspondence Component

  •  Intensive 4-Day, 10 hour each day, In-Clinic Class  Training

About the Academy

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Become a Certified Colon Hydro Therapist  through professional education, training and mentoring!

The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of Colon Hydro Therapy since 1997. It is the most comprehensive, personalized program in Ontario, Canada today. Joanne Brophy has 30+ years experience as a Colon Hydro Therapist as owner of Jade Natural Health Clinic.

Come stay in a natural healing environment at Dragonfly Medicine House that will  nourish you while you take the course.

All-inclusive: Complimentary accommodation and healthy food.

  • Course Outline

  • Fees

  • Prerequisite

  • Books, Training Manual & Notes 

  • In-Classroom Training

  • Correspondence Program

  • Practical Training

  • Free Mentoring Program for 1 Year

  • Complimentary Accommodation & Food at Course Training

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Colon Hydro Therapy Practitioner Program

Course Outline 2024                       

  • Code of Ethics & Practice

  • Treatment Plans

  • History of Colon Hydrotherapy

  • Principles of Hydrotherapy

  • Key Issues for New Patients

  • Health, Hygiene and Sanitation

  • Standard Operating Procedures, Regulations and Guidelines

  • Hydrotherapy Machines & Facilities

  • Setting Up a Practice

  • Theory and General Principles

  • The Practice of Colon Therapy

  • How to deal with Practical Situations

  • Medical Communication

  • Indications, Contraindications and Precautions

  • Drug Interactions

  • Anatomy Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Diseases of the Colon

  • Diseases of Liver, Kidneys & Cardio-Vascular System

  • Indications for Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment

  • Five Systems of Elimination - Colon, Kidneys, Lungs, Skin, Lymph

  • Infections - Parasites, Bacteria, Fungus

  • Diet, Nutrition & Juicing

  • Herbal Products, Cleansing Agents and Resources

  • Complimentary Modalities

  • 1 Year Unlimited Mentoring with Joanne included

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The Original Woods Gravity Method of
Colon Hydro Therapy by Dr Wood

The Woods Gravity Method has been used since the 1950s. It was the first method to be used in clinics and still used decades later. 
Dr Wood  from the USA was the original teacher who taught therapists across USA and Canada. 
Joanne's teacher was trained by Dr Wood, who then started a school in Toronto and Halifax. It is a gentle therapy that is equal to any other method used today, such as the expensive Hydro Therapy Machine and the Angel DIY device. The Woods Gravity System is a cost effective set-up rather than other expensive Hydro Therapy set-ups. A generous discount is offered from the Academy, if you decide at any time to purchase an Aqua-net machine with free online training. Contact the Academy for further information.

Mentorship Program

Most important...  being unlimited mentoring personally by Joanne Brophy for 1 full year after completing the Course.  It includes by phone, email, or in person with unlimited time. It provides an opportunity to discuss specific client issues, new programs and mode of practice, and any other related issue, etc. Periodic Virtual Meetings with Joanne and your colleagues who have also taken the Course. 

Also, included personal guidance at setting up your own website, and linked to this one.


Courses are offered when there is enough to form a class of 2-4 students. See course dates below.



After the Deposit is paid,  two books along with the Colon Therapy Manual will have to be purchased for your Course.

2 small books are to be read by Correspondence, to answer questions, then submitted to the Academy. 


In-Class Training 

Training is a full 4-day Event, 10-hours each day, at Jade Clinic within Dragonfly Retreat to cover the Program shown in the Course Outline. Lessons will be covered from the Colon Therapy Manual. 4 Colonics will be received and 4 Colonics will be performed.

Food and Accommodation is included. 



Answers are submitted from 2 Small Colon Cleansing Books from Correspondence.

A Written Report is required after receiving 2 Colonics out in your community.

An Open-Book Final Exam will be completed to receive the Certification Diploma as Colon Hydro Therapist.

Aquanet Colon Therapy Machine

When your business is financially successful, you might choose to move from the Wood Gravity Method to the expensive $11,000 Aquanet machine from Vancouver. The Academy will provide a substantial discount to you when buying the machine. It will include the free online training directly from the manufacturer.

( The Academy is partnered with Aqua-Net ).


Enjoy learning in a personal way in a very healing, peaceful setting at Dragonfly Medicine House.


Diploma issued upon completion of the Course as:

"Certified Professional Colon Hydro Therapist"

Professional Colon Hydro Therapist Course 

$2,900 + HST tax

Why is this price competitive?

The Academy does not have the overhead costs

as do other schools.


$500 deposit to begin the Correspondence module

of 2 books to read before the Course

Books and Manual are purchased separately

from Amazon, under $150

Next In-Clinic Course & Practical Training:

April 17th - 20th, 2024 (class full)


Arrive the day before and depart the day after.

(Dates below can possibly be adjusted, 

if students request a slight change in the Course dates.)

May 2024:

May 22nd -25th

May 29th - June 1st 

Please contact the Academy asap to inquire or register.

Phone/Text  519-498-6585  Joanne

635 Havelock Street, Lucknow, Ontario, Canada


Inquires to be made only by phone or text 519-498-6585

- Joanne


Taking this course and being hosted at a retreat house was more than I could have asked for. Becoming a Certified Professional Colon Hydrotherapist at the Academy was excellent. I didn't realize that I needed a break from living in the city, and to unwind in the country. It was refreshing and nourishing to stay at the retreat house. This course was informative beyond my expectations. Colon cleansing is such a a seldom discussed health matter. This course enlightened my already insistent journey of health and wellness. Joanne's years of experience and mentorship is so impressive. If you are considering taking this course, do not hesitate, as I highly recommend it. 

 - K Million from, Toronto, ON


When I spoke with Joanne about the Colon Hydro Therapy course, I knew that she was unique. She sincerely desires to impart her wisdom to the next generation of Colon Hydro Therapists to ensure clients receive education and not just a service. Even though I had the expense of flying in from British Columbia and renting a car, I knew that this would be well worth it. I was welcomed into her home and clinic with good food and stories from her 40 years experience. Staying in an elegant bedroom was so enjoyable for the duration of the training. All included! Not only did I glean the knowledge about the therapy technique, but I left the training having experienced some of her other modalities of healing. This was no ordinary training! It was thorough and effective. I highly, highly recommend her academy. Joanne gives tremendous value that you will not find anywhere else.

- Rachel Gura, Powell River, B.C.


Learning from Joanne has been a wonderful experience! With her 30+ years experience in clinical practise and her school from 1997, she has a wealth of knowledge to so willingly share. She has taught me how to confidently start my own Colon Therapy practise. If you want the same, this course is for you. With Joanne's years of dedication and patient care in this field makes her the best to learn from in her small, personal class. She gives you follow-up support that is so very valuable. The training environment is professional. She gives you everything you need to set up your own successful clinic. When you have a challenging issue with any client health issue in your practise, Joanne will be there for support. This is a course with practical details on becoming a confident, professional therapist. I highly recommend this course.

- Morgan Gingerich, Perth County, ON

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