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, 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.


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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.


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: / For any questions call 07508202734

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).



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.

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.


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: / For any questions call 07508202734

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