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.

 

Jan
5
Sat
‘Stress Relief & Building Resilience’ – TRE Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
‘Stress Relief & Building Resilience’ – TRE Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre

Keeping our stress hormones in balance is key to maintaining good physical and psychological health. TRE is a simple body practice that enables us effectively to ‘down-regulate’ our over-alert nervous systems, reducing the build up of stress hormones and cultivating more capacity to respond skilfully to the challenges we face

With TRE we learn: to release tension; to relieve pain; to let go of past or present events/experiences which have created a huge impact on us (either physical or emotional); to begin to see and feel more possibilities and choices in our current situation

TRE touches many different health issues, e.g. poor energy, joint and muscular pain/achiness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, grief – and so much more – whilst directly boosting the nervous system, immune system and digestive system

If you would like to experience and learn this self-help practice, or would like to deepen your current practice, you are very welcome to join us:

Pre-booking required. One-to-one sessions also available: morning or late afternoon £45.

Contact Marisamarisa.formicola@btinternet.com / 07795 194021

Feb
2
Sat
‘Stress Relief & Building Resilience’ – TRE Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
‘Stress Relief & Building Resilience’ – TRE Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre

Keeping our stress hormones in balance is key to maintaining good physical and psychological health. TRE is a simple body practice that enables us effectively to ‘down-regulate’ our over-alert nervous systems, reducing the build up of stress hormones and cultivating more capacity to respond skilfully to the challenges we face

With TRE we learn: to release tension; to relieve pain; to let go of past or present events/experiences which have created a huge impact on us (either physical or emotional); to begin to see and feel more possibilities and choices in our current situation

TRE touches many different health issues, e.g. poor energy, joint and muscular pain/achiness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, grief – and so much more – whilst directly boosting the nervous system, immune system and digestive system

If you would like to experience and learn this self-help practice, or would like to deepen your current practice, you are very welcome to join us:

Pre-booking required. One-to-one sessions also available: morning or late afternoon £45.

Contact Marisamarisa.formicola@btinternet.com / 07795 194021

Feb
24
Sun
Developing the Yin Field ~ Qigong with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

A key stage in our Qigong progress is discernible via a ‘felt connection’ between the Yin field of our hands and specific layers of our internal tissues. How do we develop this? Why bother? What is it for? How do we know when we have it and what can we do then?

An important aspect of the Lotus Neigong syllabus is presented with both practice and theory

Suitable for intermediate Qigong practitioners and beyond, however if you have a skill in Mindfulness you are welcome to join

The day will involve standing, sitting and lying down, with regular breaks. Short lectures and handouts 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

Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah at Shiatsu College for further info or to book

Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher, to find out more: www.cindyengel.com

 

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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Mar
2
Sat
Spring Awakening – Movement Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spring Awakening - Movement Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre

A movement workshop that touches on dance / body-weather laboratory / yoga / energy work / Shiatsu. Cat will facilitate a space that encourages a sense of fuller embodiment and awakening of the senses. Perfect to awaken the senses in a gentle way – right in time for spring

Suitable for all ages and abilities – all who wish to explore are welcome, no previous movement training needed. Please wear comfortable warm clothing

To book or for more information please email Cat: catwestwood@outlook.com

www.catwestwoodshiatsu.com / westwoodcat.wixsite.com/dance

 

Mar
10
Sun
Seasonal Health – Workshop for New Mothers @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Seasonal Health - Workshop for New Mothers @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

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

 

Come and enjoy an afternoon of sharing and learning together this spring. 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)

Claire Stevens is a Holistic Acupressure practitioner and new mother

 

Contact Claire: clairestevenshealing@gmail.com

Mar
31
Sun
Mixing of Kan and Li – Qigong Workshop with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The mixing of Kan and Li is an important Qigong process for balancing our emotions. This workshop will provide an introduction to both the theory and the practice of this process, which is part of the Lotus Neigong syllabus.

Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah at Shiatsu College for further info or to book

 

Cindy Engel 

Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher. 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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Apr
28
Sun
Shibashi Set 1 Workshop – ‘Tai Chi Qigong’ @ Yoga Tree
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shibashi Set 1 Workshop - ‘Tai Chi Qigong’ @ Yoga Tree

Come and learn the Shibashi system of Tai Chi Qigong: an accessible set of 18 movements and Qigong principles that harmonise body, breath and mind. Develop active relaxation, internal strength, vitality and awareness

The Shibashi system works to align and open the major joints and structures of the body, releasing tension and stagnation with gentle and flowing movements. While training the mind and breath to settle more fully into the body we’ll be cultivating the lower Dan Tian -an important energetic centre for improving health and longevity

The day will include moving, standing, seated and lying down Qigong practices and will outline the basic concepts and principles of Qigong. There will also be some gentle strengthening and flexibility practices, effectively to prepare the body for energetic or internal work

These workshops are suitable for beginners and will provide a foundation for developing a Qigong practice at home

Contact Jon: jon.higgins@halcyonapproach.com / 07825 915 281 / www.halcyonapproach.com

May
11
Sat
Norwich Open day – Free Shiatsu Taster Sessions @ Shiatsu Centre
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Norwich Open day – Free Shiatsu Taster Sessions @ Shiatsu Centre

Come and have a FREE taste of Shiatsu! Discover the relaxing healing art of Shiatsu, visit the Shiatsu Centre and meet our friendly team of Shiatsu College staff and students who can tell you more about the training and workshops we offer.

Walk in appointments only – no pre-booking.

 

May
17
Fri
The Shiatsu College Residential @ Oxon Hoath
May 17 – May 20 all-day
The Shiatsu College Residential @ Oxon Hoath

Teachers: drawn from the full College teaching team

Fee: tuition is FREE – fee of £339 for 3 days full board and accomm, £237 for those leaving after lunch on Sunday

Open to all College students and graduates

Join us for this always special and inspiring Residential, with its total focus on developing your Shiatsu, in beautiful peaceful surrounding and with no external distractions. You can reconnect, meet and exchange with your peers and teachers from around the county – and take your Shiatsu to a new level!

Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinahdjshiatsu@gmail.com for further info or to book shiatsucollege.co.uk/shiatsu-college-residential/

 

May
25
Sat
Introduction to Shiatsu @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Introduction to Shiatsu @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to complete beginners

Are you interested in energy work? Wondering if Holistic Acupressure or Shiatsu training might be for you? Or do you fancy just learning more about body and energy awareness?

Then join us for this popular and fun day of practical exploration into the wonderful healing art of Shiatsu

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

“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, current College student

“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 Konrad, current College student

 

Jun
1
Sat
Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Teacher: Svenja Schaper MrSS

Fee: 10% Discount for Shiatsu Society UK members!

Early Bird fee (for full payment by April 15th): £180 / £162 for SSUK members

Full fee: £195 / £175.50 for SSUK members

 

As well as teacher training, fee includes a book, ‘Fit for school with Shiatsu’ and a set of flash cards

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

The Samurai Programme (SP) is an easy to learn and highly effective training programme for children. Through movement, sensory exercises and touch you can help promote health and wellbeing in children, as well as nurturing age-appropriate development, improving posture and concentration and increasing mind-body awareness.

After this weekend of training you can start teaching the Samurai Programme straight away!

This is an exciting opportunity to introduce Shiatsu touch to 6 – 12 year old children and their families. The SP can be taught in schools / community settings / parent & child groups as well as with your own children.

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

For booking and course information please contact Connie Vaughan: shiatsuconnie@gmail.com / 07766 738355

 

 

Jun
2
Sun
Wu Dao Yin and introduction to Dragon Dao Yin set – Qigong Workshop with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

A day set aside for clearing and cleansing, opening and connecting our system to optimise Qigong, using Wu Dao Yin and an introduction to the Dragon Dao Yin set

Suitable for newbies as well as regular practitioners

This work can be tiring as well as exhilarating – we will be having rest periods

Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah for further info or to book

 

Cindy Engel 

Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher. 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

facebook/wildhealthbodywork

 

Seasonal Health – Workshop for New Mothers @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Seasonal Health - Workshop for New Mothers @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

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

 

Come and enjoy an afternoon of sharing and learning together this spring. 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)

Claire Stevens is a Holistic Acupressure practitioner and new mother

 

Contact Claire: clairestevenshealing@gmail.com

Jul
28
Sun
Ji Ben Qigong and Wu Xing Qigong sets – Qigong Workshop with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Using Ji Ben Qigong and Wu Xing Qigong sets to develop our Qi skills (gong) of Sung and Ting

Suitable for newbies who do not know these forms but also designed to aid progression for those already working on these skills

Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah for further info or to book

 

Cindy Engel 

Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher. 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

facebook/wildhealthbodywork