Online training that combines video teaching with LIVE online classes.

SolePath Foundation Program

This program is a deep journey into self-awareness for your own personal understanding. You may take the program as self-paced learning or as classroom supported workshops with self study.

This program is a journey of self-discovery, a deep understanding of your own personal unique SolePath, LightPaths, DarkPath, SoleNumbers, SoleFace and SoleHealing.


A Deep Journey Into Self-Awareness

The Tao is the foundation of all of our work at the SolePath Institute. The Foundation Program includes an introduction to the Tao and not only will you know more about yourself and how to navigate your light and dark, you will know how others find their way to their expanding energy, their soul purpose.

This program gives you an opportunity to explore metaphysical concepts; for you and your personal soul evolution; for your understanding of how others ‘tick’ and how best to communicate with them. 

The SolePath Foundation Program for certification is a combination of online learning through videos an ebook textbook; with 8 Zoom classroom sessions. 

You’ll journey through the vast experience and deep dive into self with Dr. Debra Ford in each of the 8 online modules with over 50 videos of content and understanding. 

Online classroom conversations are hosted by SolePath Instructors and attended by all other students enrolled in the SolePath Foundation Program, or programs that use the Foundations as a core understanding. These Zoom classroom sessions are priceless as they provide a forum for asking questions, sharing experiences and learning from others’ experiences. Online classroom conversations are scheduled every week at the same time.

Welcome from the Founders of the SolePath Institute

On behalf of Rev. Deneen and myself, I would like to thank you for joining me and the SolePath instructors in our classroom. We can’t wait to take you on this journey of deep self-awareness; learning about the profound balance and beauty of the Tao and the incredible wisdom of SolePath.

You will need a dedicated notebook or journal for this course for your insights and inspirations. SolePath Foundations is a deep journey of self-awareness and personal development. This is all about you, knowing you, and understanding you. You are discovering You.

Life is supposed to be fun and happy and I look forward to guiding you through this very joyful SolePath Foundation Program.

With love, Dr. Debra

What can I do with the SolePath Foundation Program?

The SolePath Foundation Program is considered to be the foundational understanding of all SolePath work. It is the bedrock that all other teachings and certifications stand on. Based on the Tao, these teachings have a deep resonance within each person. It is a journey of personal awareness that is incomparable to any other form of self-study.

This program gives you the insight and confidence to step into your life with an empowered understanding of who you are.

If you are studying the material solely for an understanding of self, you are a SolePath Scholar; you have taken the deep dive.

If you are studying the material for both the deep understanding of Self Scholar AND you have a desire to advance in study into other SolePath International Certification Programs, this is THE pre-requisite for all other study and certification. All other Certifications build on the SolePath Foundation Program.

The real purpose of this work is, You.

Dr. Debra Ford

Rev. Janice, one of our SolePath Instructors considers this work ‘to be in courtship with the Higher Self’, the a-Ha’s, insights and realizations just come flying at you through this discovery process. In fact, our measure of success in each class is for each student to have at least one resounding a-Ha!! moment.

Your registration in this Foundation Program gives you lifetime access to all program materials. As a pre-requisite and stepping-stone into all other SolePath International Certification Program opportunities at the Academy of Inner Wisdom, we encourage people to come back frequently or as your life changes and listen again to the materials and see what new insights you discover on the second, third or fourth go of this program content. 

The SolePath Foundation Program is an incredible study of self and the insights you will gain into your purpose, career, relationships and happiness.

It is also the entry point for:

Becoming a SolePath Certified Practitioner

Help others make sense of their SolePath. This could become part of your existing counselling practice or exclusive SolePath mentoring. This material is part of the SolePath Metaphysical Philosopher (SPMP) program.

Advancing into the SoleHealing Program

There is a vibration of perfect health in every body and the SoleHealing dynamic wellness system releases the energetic blocks, at a cellular level, that cause physical disease, emotional anxiety and
mental ill-health.

Becoming a Reverend

Obtain your clergy designation from the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.

The SolePath Foundations Program is self-paced learning paired with a series of 8 workshops.

Meet Your Teachers

The online course content for the SolePath Foundation Program is created and taught by Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D.

There are 4 SolePath Instructors that will take you through the materials in the LIVE classroom sessions.

SolePath is who you are born to be. It is your guide to a beautiful life, filled with happiness, peace, joy, love, purpose and meaning. When you know your SolePath, you can navigate the pitfalls and those things that trip you up in your life, and connect with your unique, personal, individual gifts and greatness.

Dr. Debra Ford

Reverend Dr. Debra Ford M.Sc.D

Founder and Creator of SolePath, Academy of Inner Wisdom Faculty, SolePath Instructor through the SolePath Institute

Dr. Debra’s SolePath is Inspirational Teacher and Spiritual Mystic. It is this SolePath that allows her to connect, create and communicate the original SolePath body of work; and her unique teachings about the Tao. Her core values and core energy are spirituality and connection, inspiration and communication.

Dr. Debra is the course creator for Celebrant and Spiritual Practitioner training, SolePath Foundations Program, Basic Zone Feng Shui and Space Clearing courses.

Dr. Debra is one of the world’s foremost experts in metaphysical energy. She has a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a metaphysical philosophy teacher. Dr. Debra is an ordained minister and a member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association and the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.  Dr. Debra is the author of 16 books including SolePath the path to purpose and a beautiful lifeDaily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao; In the Feng Shui Zone, good health, great relationships and abundant prosperity; and her children’s books Emilia Rose and the rainbow adventure and The Curious Cousins and the African Elephant Expedition. She is a popular meditation teacher on the Insight Timer meditation app, with over 150,000 listens to her comforting and insightful meditations.

Books and Resources by Dr. Debra Ford

The work is you, knowing yourself.

rev. Janice Brown

Reverend Janice Brown SCM

Dean of Academics, SolePath certified master mentor, Academy of Inner Wisdom Faculty, SolePath Instructor through the SolePath Institute

Janice’s SolePath is Spiritual Warrior and Intellectual Lateral Thinker. Her core values are her passion for life and her amazing problem-solving gifts. Dr. Janice is a wellness visionary who is deeply fulfilled by helping people see the true brilliance of who they are and discovering the many aspects of the self that contribute to their well-being.

Janice is a co-instructor and co-creator for Celebrant and Spiritual Practitioner training; and co-instructor for SolePath Foundations program.

Rev. Janice is a SolePath certified master mentor and educator. She is an avid writer and explorer of life, who teaches understandings of metaphysical concepts and mastery of self through the SolePath Institute. She is an ordained metaphysical minister through CIMM.

It’s been over 25 years since Janice took her first step into a classroom as a post-secondary educator. Her special gift is communicating new and foreign concepts to individuals in a way they can understand. From a little rural classroom, teaching computer skills to trappers in the north, to the beautiful study of Chinese medicine in the city of Calgary, where she went on to hold the position of dean of academics, Janice thrives on sharing ideas and concepts.

Books by Rev. Janice Brown

Our pets are our gentlest spiritual teachers, helping us reach for our LightPaths with unending patience and unconditional love.

Irena Kukina

Irena Kukina, SCM, PePi Mentor

SolePath Instructor through the SolePath Institute

Irena co-instructs the LIVE online classroom sessions with Dr. Janice. 

Irena’s SolePath is Intellectual Expert and Compassionate Healer. Her core values are self-acceptance and personal empowerment. Her passion lies in energy work, spiritual connection, and the application of spiritual principles in physical reality.

Irena is an intuitive coach, energy worker, astrologer, Feng Shui practitioner, and solution-finder. She enjoys learning about spiritual principles and connecting them with earthly actions, bridging the two worlds and helping Heaven to flow to Earth.

Irena is the lead mentor for the SolePath for Pets work, which is called PePi. Your Pet’s Energetic Personality Imprint helps establish an energetic connection for you and your pet. Helping you provide for your pet’s emotional and physical needs.

Who is this Training for?


It’s about understanding who you are at a deep and resonant level.

It’s about you and your interaction with yourself, others and the world.

It’s about appreciating your quirks and special ways.

It’s about self-awareness, self-reflection and self-conceptualization.

If you’ve ever wondered …

Who am I?”, “Who was I born to be?”

“What am I doing here?”, “What’s my purpose?”

“Why am I stuck?”

“I don’t want to feel this way anymore.”

“It’s time to fall madly in love with myself.” 

Then …

The SolePath Foundation Program is the perfect place to start.

The SolePath Foundation Program is also for you if…

you’ve ever felt lost, wondering why you keep repeating the patterns over and over again. … there are things you love about you and things you don’t love so much, but wish you understood better.

If you have a desire to live a life of joyful service reaching out to others and the world with purposeful clear-hearted intention, it’s your next best step to further training and certification.

If you have a quest for meaning in your life, this deep wisdom of the Tao will bring you perspectives you’ve never been consciously aware of or clearly understood.

If you have a curious mind that wants to deeply understand behaviour, your own or another’s.

Then… this program is created for…You.

Professional Expansion

If you’re a professional mentor, coach or teacher looking to deepen your practice.

Others who have incorporated these metaphysical understandings into their life and work have found their current career to have expanded in a more joyful and meaningful capacity.

This training creates an enhanced connection with self and others.

New Self-Paced Offering Coming Summer 2023!

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What’s Included?


You will receive lifetime access to all online teaching videos, to return to for deeper insight and understanding as you continue to evolve in your understanding of self.

The course also includes 24 hours of live virtual contact time with class instructors.

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Registered Students will also receive 3 Special Bonuses!

SolePath Energy Analysis

Discover and study your spiritual personality profile. Your SolePath Energy Analysis includes a 30-minute conversation with a SolePath certified mentor about your personal, unique LightPaths and DarkPath.

Lifetime access to your Personal SolePath membership site

Your very own private webpage where all the contents are solely about you. 
We like to call it, “The Library of You”.

Your Unique SoleNumbers report

The day that you were born is a remarkable day and its energy is carried forward into your life. Your SoleNumbers report includes 11 unique and personal numbers that guide you as you take your next best step towards a beautiful life filled with purpose.

Course and Curriculum Summary


Online video teaching
Weekly live online classroom
8 textbooks

Duration: 24 hours live class discussion, 8 modules of 3 hours each, plus over 50 hours of video instruction by Dr. Debra Ford in the foundational teachings of SolePath.

New Self-Paced Offering Coming Summer 2023!

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Course and Curriculum Details


The Tao and SolePath Categories

The Tao represents the fundamental nature of the Universe, the origin, the Creator. The Tao means your path or your life’s journey. The Tao is the understanding of life, an awareness of that which cannot be fully grasped, a belief in that which cannot be fully explained – but is known by the soul.

Each of the SolePath categories directly relates to a Trigram of the Tao. It shares the light and dark characteristics and intrinsically mirrors its energy. For example, Intellectuals are wind energy and just like wind are always moving and gentle, OR strong, unsettling and destructive. In another example, Compassionates are water energy and are fluid, flowing, reflective and still, OR overflowing and destructive.


The Tao and the LightPaths

Your LightPaths are a place of expanding energy and show the gifts and greatness inherent within you. Your two LightPaths are who you are born to be and provide clues to your purpose. LightPaths are how you discover the ‘thing’ that you were born to do and have the life experience your soul intended.

When you live your life from your LightPath expansion you find joy, health, love, happiness and meaning. You also learn how you can be of service and make a difference in the world.

In this place of expansion, your LightPaths connect you with your wisdom or higher self; you put yourself in a position to hear the whispers of your soul and receive clear inspiration from your guides, your angels, your God.


The Tao and the DarkPath

Your DarkPath is a place of collapsed energy and depicts the challenges that you are growing through in your life. 

Your DarkPath is mastered energy and is believed to have been completed in past life experience. You have lived your DarkPath in a different life and bring all of the skills of this path into this lifetime. Your DarkPath therefore feels easy to you, automatic, almost your deepest sub-conscious response, but it doesn’t have any of the excitement, joy and purpose of your LightPaths. Your DarkPath is therefore often more familiar than your LightPaths. 

Your DarkPath provides the choices that facilitate your soul’s evolution.


The Tao and SoleNumbers

SoleNumbers answers the question “What am I doing here?”. It is your guide to purpose and an understanding of what you are meant to be doing with your life.

SoleNumbers helps you understand that there are two purposes for your life. Firstly, an inward purpose, an inward journey for your soul that relates to your own, unique and personal life experience.

Secondly, an outward purpose, an understanding of ‘what I am meant to be doing with my life’ and what the impact of that will be on others with whom you connect consciously and energetically.


The Tao and SoleFaces

Your face provides the clues to the habits and behaviours that are holding you back from living in your greatness. Your face shows the blocks that stop you from being who you are born to be and what you are meant to be doing with your life.

Your face is your road map of your life experiences. Your face is the story of who you have been. Your face shows the impact of others in your life.

Your face is the truest indication of your limiting beliefs and behaviours that have brought you to this moment.


The Tao and SoleHealing

Limiting beliefs are negative emotional energy and contribute to your collapsed energy. This leads to blocked energy body zones that are the source of your mental and physical dis-ease.

Revelation 1: “Within each person is a vibration that can be matched for perfect health.” Seth

Revelation 2: You can only heal your body when you are experiencing expanding energy.

Revelation 3: Negative emotion is the cause of your mental and physical dis-ease.

“A SoleHealing diagnosis identifies energetic blocks and provides direction for healing.” Seth. The SoleHealing diagnosis includes a three-part treatment plan for your health and healing. 


The Tao and Emotional Divination

The purpose of this training module is to move you from dark to light; from collapsed negative energy to expanding positive energy. It is about finding your way in life, being happier and making a difference one person at a time. 

In this module you will learn about understanding your personal energy; understanding how your energy moves; when it changes and why this happens. 

Included is a simple four step process of emotional divination – a practical easy way to just feel happier, to find your way and make a difference. 


The Tao and SoleIntending

A profoundly simple concept that connects the fundamental teachings of the Tao to a balanced intending process to create the life of your dreams. 

The Tao teaches connection, balance and flow and this simple, practical SoleIntending process helps you manifest your positive expanding life. This is a guided way that teaches how to write intentions and be in a state of mind and place of energy to bring your intentions into reality.

When You Register, You Will Receive…

Lifetime access to all training materials through the Academy Portal


BONUS #1: Your SolePath Energy Analysis (your spiritual personality profile) which includes a 30-minute conversation with a certified SolePath Mentor about your 2 LightPaths and your DarkPath.

BONUS #2: Lifetime free access to your personal SolePath membership site. Your very own private webpage with all the contents, solely about you.
We like to call it, “The Library of You”.

BONUS #3: SoleNumbers report, which includes 11 unique and personal numbers that guide you as you take your next best step towards a beautiful life filled with purpose.

New Self-Paced Offering Coming Summer 2024!

Would you like to be notified when the new self-paced course is ready?
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