Shiatsu College Brighton

All you need to know about joining the Shiatsu College Brighton


We are now taking enquiries for students joining courses starting in October 2018.  If you are interested in visiting us before registering on a course you are welcome to come along to one of our Saturday morning Grassroots sessions for free – a great opportunity to see what learning with the Shiatsu College is like and a chance to talk to teachers and students.  Send Brighton an email to book your free place.


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:                          £1650 including online Holistic Anatomy course & LASER accreditation

Early bird discount:   £1590 if you register and pay your deposit before the end of June


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: £1780 for Year 2 including online Physiology and Pathology course & LASER accreditation

£2200 for Year 3 including Shiatsu College National Residential & LASER accreditation


Saturday Morning Grassroots sessions

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

Fee: £18 per morning

Upcoming dates:  3 March, 21 April, 19 May, 2 June, 14 July

For all enquiries regarding 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.


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


01273 782872


Dates for 2018/19:

Term 1

13/14 Oct
10/11 Nov
8/9 Dec

Term 2

12/13 Jan 2019
9/10 Feb
2/3 March

30/31 March

Term 3

May 4/5
(17 – 20 May: The Residential*)
1/2 June
29/30 June
13/14 July

* 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

Additional Workshops & Classes:

Brighton Open Day @ Shiatsu College Brighton
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and join us to find out about the wonderful healing art of Shiatsu at our next open day. An opportunity to discover what shiatsu and acupressure therapy could offer you and find out about our workshops and courses.

  • Learn about our Holistic Acupressure Certificate course, Shiatsu Diploma and Saturday morning Grassroots drop-in classes for self-development
  • Receive a FREE treatment from one of our students
  • Join in our free Qigong and Qi awareness classes
  • Have your questions answered, whether they’re about Energy Medicine generally or studying with the College more specifically
  • Meet the students and teachers in an informal atmosphere
  • Leaf through the College study material

What’s Happening & When:

11 – 12am  Qigong exercises – simple, energising exercises for all abilities
12 – 3pm   Shiatsu treatments, information about our courses, tea!
3 – 4pm    Qigong exercises – simple, energising exercises for all abilities

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.