Shiatsu College Brighton

Missed the beginning of the course you’re interested in?


…you can still join the Holistic Acupressure Certificate course or Shiatsu Diploma, as we are offering a free practical tutorial and a free skype meeting to help you cover the contents of the first weekend.

New students are encouraged to sign up for the 2nd weekend, Breathe and Let Go, as a stand alone weekend to get a feel for the College and it’s teachings.  If you enjoy it and the studies suit you, you can then transfer to the full course and book the catch-up activities.  The fee for the weekend is £125.

Holistic Acupressure Certificate Course

Gain a qualification in acupressure with this 11 weekend course. You will learn how to give safe, competent, deeply relaxing and highly effective basic practical Shiatsu treatments, including the understanding and use of Acupressure point…   Read more

Fee: £1600

Shiatsu Diploma course

This 3 year course starts with gaining the Holistic Acupressure Certificate (above), but if you already have experience of Shiatsu or parallel studies you can apply for accredited prior learning to Year 2.  Read more

Fees: £1750 for Year 2

Saturday Morning Grassroots sessions

Monthly drop-in session that explore movement, breath, Qi skills and Taoist philosophy… Read more

Fee: £18 per morning

For all enquiries for these courses please either email or ring on 01273 782872


The Shiatsu College in Brighton

The Brighton branch of the Shiatsu College is based at the Sussex MS Centre, a beacon of integrated healthcare in the region. Our students come from all along the south coast and over the years, together we have built a supportive, effective network of clinics and events that offer students abundant practical experience that is so beneficial for becoming a professional practitioner. At the Brighton branch you can study short, grassroots courses for your own wellbeing through to accredited Holistic Acupressure and Shiatsu trainings.


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The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Southwick Recreation Ground, Croft Avenue, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4AB


01273 782872


Dates for 2017/18:

Term 1

Oct 7-8 2017
Nov 4-5
Dec 9-10

Term 2

Jan 13-14 2018
Feb 10-11
Mar 3-4
(Mar 16 – 19: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2)*

Term 3

Apr 21-22
May 19-20
June 2-3
June 30/July 1
July 14-15

* The College runs a very popular annual Residential course as part of the Diploma training. This is now open to all levels, including post-graduate students. Diploma students are required to attend the Residential as part of their Year 3

Fees for 2017/18:

Year 1

(Acupressure Certificate)

(includes online Anatomy course)

Year 2

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)

Year 3

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course; March Residential)

All fees include registration with LASER learning for course accreditation.

Additional Workshops & Classes:

Please click here to visit the Workshops & Classes page for a list of all of the events from every branch of the Shiatsu College

Brighton Teaching Team:

Debbie Collins MRSS(T) Branch Principal

Debbie Collins has over 20 years experience of teaching Shiatsu and working as a Shiatsu practitioner. She is inspired by the power of integrated medicine and making the benefits, practice and principles of Shiatsu accessible and understandable to all. She has Shiatsu practices in Brighton, UK and The Hague, Netherlands.  She is a Shiatsu Society Assessor, Qigong teacher and also a qualified Massage Therapist. She has extensive experience in treating psychological and substance misuse issues through Pathways to Health.

Matt Woods MRSS(T)

Matt Woods enjoys the magical mix of the profound and the humorous, in both his daily life and his teaching of Shiatsu. He is a Sei-Ki, Qigong and Taiji practitioner as well as a Shiatsu practitioner with experience in palliative care for people living with HIV & AIDS. He currently works at the Brighton Housing Trust Detox & Recovery Projects. Matt has had a lifelong interest in self-development and energy work, which grew originally from a meditation and yoga practice. As well as Shiatsu Matt continues to study and practise Sei-Ki.

Annie Cryar BSc Cert.Ed(1974) MRSS(T)

Annie is Principal of the Shiatsu College, Hastings. She started her career as a teacher in primary schools in the early 1970s and her interest in the art of teaching continues to the present day. Annie has a wide range of teaching experience and has mentored teacher-trainees in both mainstream education and for the UK Shiatsu Society. Annie is a member of the Shiatsu Society’s teacher trainer panel and has worked with The Shiatsu College teacher training programme, she has also assisted on the National College of School Leadership, a professional programme for head teachers. She gained a qualification in Internal Verification in 2010. Annie was inspired to practise Qigong through the teaching of Nicola Ley and Paul Lundberg and has more recently studied with Sifu Wing Cheung. She has taught Qigong, Yoga and Shiatsu for the past nineteen years. She is committed to helping students find the best in themselves to teach the form, the essence and the spirit of Qigong.