Workshops, Classes & Events

The Shiatsu College offers a wide variety of workshops, events, short courses, local community grassroots initiatives and more. Courses include introductory Shiatsu workshops, for beginners to find out more about this wonderful healing art, as well as a rolling programme of related topics for all levels, from complete beginners to master classes. Workshops vary between the regional Branches and are updated regularly

Workshops are for:

  • Complete beginners – to gain practical skills in working with your own energies and in helping others
  • Complementary Therapists – to add to the skills you already have
  • Professional Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma students 
  • All Shiatsu students, practitioners & teachers – to develop and expand your practice of Shiatsu and energy work

For CPD opportunities please visit www.newenergywork.com, join the New Energy Work Emailing list to receive news or check with your local branch

Shiatsu College Residential

The Shiatsu College’s famously popular Residential has changed format in recent years and combined with our annual Teachers’ Meeting. We’ve opened it out to invite all students: welcoming 1st Year Acupressure Certificate level and 2nd Year Zen Shiatsu students, as well as 3rd year Diploma students and all past Graduates! Click here for more details.

Events

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The Norwich Shiatsu College branch has a quarterly e-mailing list which sends you up to date information on regional workshops to your inbox! Visit the Norwich Branch page to sign up.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Foundations of Holistic Acupressure @ Brighton
Oct 6 – Dec 10 all-day
Foundations of Holistic Acupressure @ Brighton

Over 3 weekends, learn how to give simple, effective Acupressure whilst benefiting your own well-being.  Gain insights into your own energies and health.  Relax, calm the mind and celebrate your own creativity and potential.

Themes covered include:

  • Shiatsu routines in different positions
  • Grounding and support
  • Love and mindfulness
  • Power and potential

This course runs for 3 weekends: Oct 6/7 (also available as our Introduction to Holistic Acupressure, for those who can’t make the subsequent weekends) Nov 10/11; Dec 8/9.  Alternatively, you can join us for one or two of the weekend.

All welcome  – beginners, improvers and therapists wanting to broaden their skills.

For more information and to register for the morning please contact Debbie on 01273 782872 or email on the link above

Oct
22
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Oct
28
Sun
Introduction to Healing Qi Gong @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Introduction to Healing Qi Gong @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

A half day workshop on Zhineng Qi Gong, a moving meditation freeing up consciousness and inner vitality. Learn a series of low impact, calming and therapeutic movements which are a great way to de-stress, increase energy levels, boost your immune system and enjoy a better quality of life. Take home a powerful self-care routine to see you through the winter months.

All welcome – suitable for all ages and abilities. Fee: £30 * Vegan lunch included

To book contact: naeema.naomi@gmail.com / For any questions call 07508202734

Oct
29
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Nov
4
Sun
Cultivating the Lower Dantian ~ Qigong with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Qigong Workshop with Cindy Engel

This workshop focuses on part of Lotus Neigong International syllabus relating to the lower Dantian (LDT). What is the lower Dantian? How do we develop it and why? What lifestyle changes do we need to maintain to sustain this process?

This workshop is suitable for complete newbies as well as regular practitioners. The day will involve standing, sitting and lying down with regular breaks. Short lectures and hand-outs will be provided. Although Cindy has a serious approach to the depth of this work, she always makes humour an important part of the day

 

Cindy Engel 

Cindy Engel offers health support via Qigong, Neigong, Tai Chi, and hands-on therapeutic bodywork. She has been a professional bodyworker for over 18 years. Her Qigong instruction is accredited by: the College of Elemental Chi Kung (London); Dragon & Tiger Qigong of Energy Arts International (Bruce Frantzis); Taoist Internal Alchemy (trained in Wudang, China, with teacher Hu Xuezhi, author of ‘Revealing the Tao Te Ching’). She is an instructor and continuing student with Lotus Neigong (Damo Mitchell). She is a graduate and post-graduate of the Shiatsu College (Norwich) and is a certified instructor of Fascial Fitness (Robert Schleip).

www.cindyengel.com

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Energy Care Training for Sensitive people @ The Wellbeing Centre
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Energy Care Training for Sensitive people @ The Wellbeing Centre

Open to beginners

Sensitive to, affected by or exhausted by the emotions of others – or by environments and noise? Experiencing heightened emotional states and easily overwhelmed?

Come and learn energy care techniques in a fun and friendly space to help you successfully work with your sensitivity – to gain greater balance, grounding and strengthen our boundaries.

In this workshop you will:

– Develop your energetic self-awareness to change cycles of personal imbalance

– Explore energy psychology techniques to break negative patterns, develop and assert boundaries

– Learn kinaesthetic grounding exercises for resilience

Pre-booking required. For more information please contact Nicole on 07746 892693 or email her

 

Nicole Bayes – MRSS (t), EFT level 2

Nicole has a rich base of experience and techniques to draw from – with her body awareness and energy training in Shiatsu, EFT, Qigong and yoga, to her study of mindfulness and loving kindness from a Buddhist context. She has personal experiences working with and releasing trauma symptoms using bodywork techniques and energy-psychology which also included using TRE.

Nicole appreciates drawing from a multi disciplinary context to appropriately address the current realm of individual need. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to support others in their journey. Her workshop delivery aims to be clear, heartfelt, accessible and down to earth. www.naturalhealingarts.co.uk

Nov
5
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Nov
10
Sat
Grassroots Shiatsu: Breathe and Let Go @ Brighton
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Come and learn about the beauty of the metal element which supports us to release and let go of what we no longer need in our life.

These morning sessions are for people who are either:

  • interested in these studies but have limited time to dedicate to it
  • want to support and improve their own health and well-being
  • want fun, regular input into their own self-development

For more information and to register for the morning please contact Debbie on 01273 782872 or email on the link above.

Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) Workshops @ The Yoga Tree
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm
Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) Workshops @ The Yoga Tree

Times: 10.30 – 12.30 OR  1.30 – 3.30pm / Individual personal sessions also available

Open to all

This experiential workshop is designed to introduce you to the practice of TRE and teach the essential skill of self-regulation in preparation for taking up TRE at home on your own. You will be taken through the main principles of how TRE works and guided in how to use it safely as a valuable and effective self-help tool.

TRE is a mindful body practice which dynamically releases stress, tension and trauma stored in our bodies from both recent and more historic life experiences. By using a set of simple exercises we can trigger therapeutic tremors in the body, ‘recalibrating’ our central nervous system and interrupting the release of stress hormones. TRE restores a sense of calm, re-balances vital body systems and builds resilience physically and psychologically.

Watch this video to learn more

Pre-booking required. For more information please contact  07795 194021 or to book email Marisa

One on one consultation sessions also available in the mornings of the workshops.

 

Nov
12
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Nov
14
Wed
Advanced Shiatsu Energy Work – with Cliff Andrews @ Gong Bodywork
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Intensive Small Group workshop with Cliff Andrews
Open to Shiatsu Graduates 
In this intensive day workshop Cliff will be guiding you to reflect on and develop your own Shiatsu knowledge and techniques. The themes will be developed from the group and will be build around a one:one tutorial with Cliff. The group is limited to 10 students to ensure personal feedback and guidance to take your Shiatsu to the next level. In the workshop we will be exploring themes such as:
  • How to clarify your Shiatsu diagnosis to focus your treatments
  • Developing your Shiatsu touch to increase your effectiveness
  • Connecting theory to practice to enhance your understanding
  • Be able to assess Ki movement as you work

Limited spaces. To book please email Jane Lyons at jane.shiatsu@gmail.com

Cliff Andrews 
Cliff is an international Shiatsu teacher and practitioner. He has taught throughout Europe, the USA and in Australia, and practices in Norwich and Zurich. He is currently taking a break from international teaching and directing the NewEnergyWork.com project documenting his 30 years of work in developing Shiatsu in a series of video based online courses. Cliff is known for his friendly, approachable, supportive and humorous approach to teaching Shiatsu Energy Work.
Nov
19
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Nov
24
Sat
Healing Qi Gong for an active life @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Healing Qi Gong for an active life @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

A half day workshop of Zhineng QiGong, a holistic practice building core strength and internal stamina. Learn a set of core improvement movements which can be practiced daily to become more balanced and flexible, improve circulation, strengthen muscles and cultivate a smooth energetic flow. Feel uplifted and harmonised in body and mind!

All welcome – suitable for all ages and abilities. Fee: £30 * Vegan lunch included

To book contact: naeema.naomi@gmail.com / For any questions call 07508202734

Nov
26
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Dec
3
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Dec
8
Sat
Grassroots Shiatsu: Grounding & Nourishment @ Brighton
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Shibashi Set 1 Qigong instructors courseDuring this Saturday morning session we will explore our connection with the Earth, how to ground ourselves and how this offers us greater stability and relaxation.

We’ll look at how we recognise our needs and nourish ourselves through food, ideas and a sense of home.

These morning sessions are for people who are either:

  • interested in these studies but have limited time to dedicate to it
  • want to support and improve their own health and well-being
  • want fun, regular input into their own self-development

For more information and to register for the morning please contact Debbie on 01273 782872 or email on the link above.

Dec
9
Sun
Winter Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers

Using Chinese medicine to help rebuild your strength and get your spark back!

 

Teacher: Claire Stevens – Holistic Acupressure practitioner and new mother

 

Come and enjoy an afternoon of sharing and learning together this autumn. Using valuable insights from Chinese medicine the session will include:

* Guided relaxation

* Gentle beneficial stretches (wear loose comfy clothes)

* Diet and lifestyle tips

* Sharing circle

* Tea!

Suitable for all pregnant and new mothers (with children up to about 3 years)

 

More information please email Claire or visit www.clairestevenshealing.com 

 

Dec
10
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Dec
17
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am

Qigong for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary.

Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing with Qigong – an ancient energy cultivation practice. Learn basic Qigong forms to practice at home and energy awareness techniques to help harmonise your body, heart and mind, including:

  • Daoyin exercises
  • Makko-Ho and Do-in exercises
  • Japanese Ki Exercises and Hara training
  • Well-being guidance

For more information get in touch call Matt 07866 347183 or email

Learn more about Matt Woods

 

Jan
19
Sat
Extraordinary Vessels, Menstruation, Conception and Pregnancy – Suzanne Yates @ Gong Bodywork
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm
Extraordinary Vessels, Menstruation, Conception and Pregnancy - Suzanne Yates @ Gong Bodywork

Open to Shiatsu Practitioners

TO BOOK please email jane.shiatsu@gmail.com for a booking form or to ask questions.

Learn the importance of the Extraordinary Vessels for female clients: understand the changes in the menstrual cycle and key changes in pregnancy.

You may or may not be working with women trying to conceive and pregnant women, but you feel that you would like a deeper understanding of how to support women and their families during this potentially challenging yet exciting time. You may even be afraid or unsure of how to work with certain aspects of pregnancy. The most effective way to support conception,  pregnancy, and indeed the whole maternity period is to include work with the Core Four Extraordinary Vessels, not simply Conception and Governing Vessel. This course will help you understand more fully the powerful Extraordinary Vessels.

You will:

  • Understand why the key Extraordinary Vessels of Penetrating Vessel (Sea of Blood) and Girdle Vessel are so fundamental to menstruation, conception and pregnancy
  • Learn key changes during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy
  • Learn positioning issues for pregnancy
  • Understand more about your own connection to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy
  • Learn how to work sensitively and effectively with low risk women in the second and third trimester

 

About Trainer Suzanne Yates

Suzanne is a body-worker and birth educator, BA (Hons), DipHSEC, MRSS(T), APNT, PGCE

Suzanne has been developing a holistic approach to maternity since 1989. Motivated by her first pregnancy, she began to deepen her professional shiatsu and massage work to specialise in maternity care. She established ‘Well Mother’ in 1990, teaching shiatsu, massage and exercise to women and their partners in Bristol, UK, to help them connect with the wisdom of their body.

As well as her clinical work in Bristol, she runs training courses world wide for massage/shiatsu therapists, midwives and childbirth educators. She has written 3 books; “Shiatsu for Midwives” (Elsevier 2003), “Beautiful Birth” (for parents, Caroll and Brown 2008) and “Pregnancy and Childbirth (Elsevier 2010). Her passion is in integrating eastern and approaches to provide holistic maternity care.

Find out more about Suzanne’s work www.wellmother.org or visit Well Mother youtube channel