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
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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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.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Shiatsu Practitioners
One’s life is conducted by one’s spirit…a treatment has to move the spirit to restore wellbeing…In creating a quiet space through a quiet mind and body, illumination comes…The spirit moves because the environment of the space encourages it to be moved….Well-rooted presence and virtue of the practitioner are key to this environment. Close windows and shut doors to create a space that is calm and quiet enough for concentration, so you can promote a relationship of unity between your spirit and the patient. [Ling Shu (1,8,9) and Su Wen (27)]
In Shiatsu, we know the power of touch, yet for centuries manual therapy has been considered the lowest of the healing arts, across cultures. It is urgent we change this and put Shiatsu and/or Sei-ki in its proper place as the King (or Queen) of medicine, as Masunaga intended. Touch is the missing piece of the mindfulness revolution and we have a great opportunity to present this to the world. To do so, we must become more skilled with language and develop sesshin, our inner space of authority from which to speak.
This workshop is the first of many to explore language and touch and the questions we must ask ourselves, alongside the language of touch, in sesshin. In this combination of Sei-Ki and Clean Language, Alice Whieldon and Nick Pole bring a collaborative approach to teaching and learning, with the aim of helping you find your own best way to explore the sense of yourself as person and practitioner.
- Will develop listening touch (sesshin) to let the body speak
- With a few simple questions, invite the verbal mind to listen and resume its role as the intelligent servant of the heart
- Will sharpen your skill in language to develop discernment and authority
- Will place the role of practitioner within a wider context of history and society
- Facilitate you in building your practitioner identity and ability to speak about what you do
- Give you tools to work with your clients with language, complimentary to your touch
- This is a collaborative space where you are supported in experimenting; together we can experience the joy that comes from breaking down the walls between us
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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!
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
“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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07766 738355