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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E-news

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.

 

Sep
24
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Sep 24 @ 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

 

Sep
29
Sat
Shiatsu Introductory Weekend @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Shiatsu Introductory Weekend @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to complete beginners

An exciting and fun exploration into the principles of Shiatsu, this very practical workshop is great for anyone curious about Shiatsu and energy work or for those of you already practising some form of therapeutic work and interested in broadening your skills.

* Explore the foundations of Shiatsu – Ki and Yin / Yang
* Enjoy sensing and developing Ki awareness
* Learn simple exercises for your own health and wellbeing
* Learn a basic routine to treat friends and family

To book please call 01603 632555 / email djshiatsu@gmail.com
www.shiatsucollege.co.uk

 

What our students say…

“Learning about health and the body in this way is so liberating. The course has been a source of inspiration in my daily life and I would recommend it without question!” Jenny Partridge

“The Shiatsu College at Norwich offers outstanding training opportunities and right from day one I knew I was in the right place! I’ve been supported every step of the way by an amazing teaching crew…if you’re looking to expand your energy awareness in a dynamic and fun learning environment, this is where you want to be!” Monica

Oct
1
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Oct 1 @ 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
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

Grassroots Shiatsu: Introduction to Energy Work morning @ Brighton
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

sun and cupped handsThis session gives an overview of the energy-body through movement, visualisation and exercises.  Introduction to contacting our energies, connecting to our internal and external power

These morning sessions are for people who are:

  • interested in these studies but have limited time to dedicate to it
  • want to support and improve their own health and wellbeing
  • 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.

Shiatsu and Death – with Tamsin Grainger @ Gong Bodywork
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm

Open to Shiatsu Graduates

As Shiatsu Practitioners, how can we gracefully support our clients and ourselves during the death or dying process?

Death and dying will touch us all as therapists at some point and can affect us deeply, yet in our culture death is seldom spoken about openly for fear of causing distress to others or to ourselves. This weekend therefore, is a precious opportunity to reflect on our personal beliefs about death, our involvement with critical illness and the impact that the topic of death and dying might have on our client at multiple levels.

In a safe and supportive space, we will begin to:

  • Explore how death is viewed in Chinese Medicine
  • Address the energetic patterns of dying on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels
  • Reflect on our personal ethical and / or spiritual approach towards death and how this influences our practice
  • Explore how we can best create a supportive space for ourselves and our clients during the dying process
  • Discuss counselling, listening techniques, integrating beliefs and working with compassionate awareness

We will share our experiences, using gentle reflective and creative means: meditation, personal and collaborative reflection, and, of course, Shiatsu.

For booking information please contact Jane Lyons on jane.shiatsu@gmail.com

 

Tamsin Grainger 

Tamsin began her Shiatsu practice in 1992 after training at the Glasgow School of Shiatsu. She has recently taught about Shiatsu with cancer/MS/ME and IBS in Norway, delivered a two-part maternity course in Paris, and given a workshop and demonstration of Shiatsu with young children at the European Shiatsu Congress in Switzerland.

Oct
7
Sun
Autumn Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers @ Wellbeing Centre
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Autumn Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers @ Wellbeing Centre

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 

 

Oct
8
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Oct 8 @ 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
15
Mon
Qigong class – with Matt Woods @ Unit 4
Oct 15 @ 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
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
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
Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to Shiatsu practitioners / 2nd – 3rd year students, other body workers (Yoga, Pilates, Qigong etc.) or anyone working with children (in education/martial arts/sports clubs etc.)

Take this exciting opportunity to learn to teach the Samurai Programme, introducing Shiatsu touch to 6 – 12 year old children and their families

You can start teaching the Samurai Programme straight after completing this 2 day course! Can be taught in schools / community settings / parent & child groups

The course aims to build children’s sensory perceptiveness, strengthen children’s body-mind awareness, develop Shiatsu touch, promote improved posture and concentration, and nurture respect and team spirit

To find out more about the Samurai Programme please go to: www.samurai-shiatsu.co.uk

For booking and course information please contact: Svenja Schaper: 07842 563 298 / samurai@movingtouch.co.uk

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