Shiatsu College London

The London branch of the Shiatsu College is conveniently located only 1 minute walk from Brixton tube station at the light and airy Gong Bodywork (formerly known as Brixton Acupuncture and Shiatsu Space, BASS), a health and wellbeing project in the heart of Brixton just a few minutes from the famous vibrant Brixton market with a mix of vintage clothes, international food and bakers market. Our students come from across the south to the London branch and are able to study short courses, attend grass-roots events as well as accredited Acupressure and Shiatsu trainings.

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Gong Bodywork (formerly known as Brixton Acupuncture and Shiatsu Space, BASS), Studio 2, 34/44 Tunstall Road, London. SW9 8DA


0208 671 0909


The London branch also runs fully supervised, monthly student clinics. For more information and booking info please email Christian Huber or see the Events listing below.

Dates for 2017/18:

Term 1 (Yr 1)

Oct 14-15 2017
Nov 4-5
Dec 9-10

Term 2 (Yr 1)

Jan 6-7 2018
Feb 3-4
Mar 10-11
(Mar 16-19: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2)*
Apr 7-8

Term 3 (Yr 1)

Apr 28-29
Jun 2-3
Jun 30 / Jul 1
Jul 21-22

Term 1 (Yrs 2 & 3)

Sep 23-24 2017
Oct 28-29
Nov 18-19
Dec 16-17

Term 2 (Yrs 2 & 3)

Jan 13-14 2018
Feb 10-11
Mar 3-4
(Mar 16-19: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2)*

Term 3 (Yrs 2 & 3)

Apr 21-22
May 12-13
Jun 9-10
Jul 21-22

* The College runs a very popular annual Residential course as part of the Diploma training. This is now open to all levels, including post-graduate students from our linked international project New Energy Work ( Diploma students are required to attend the Residential as part of their Year 3

Fees for 2017/18:

Year 1

(Acupressure Certificate)

(includes online Anatomy course)

Year 2

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)

Year 3

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course; May Residential)

All fees include registration with LASER learning for course accreditation.

Additional Workshops & Classes:

Words that Touch: Integrating Clean Language into your Shiatsu Practice @ Gong Bodywork
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Launching our new CPD programme:
Words that Touch: Integrating Clean Language into your Shiatsu Practice
with Nick Pole MRSS(T)
Experience and explore the Zen-like clarity of using 12 simple Clean Language questions and how they bring focus and mindfulness into the Shiatsu space

5 & 6 May 2018
Brixton, London
Phone: 07977 863769

Please click here to visit the Workshops & Classes page for a list of all of the events from every branch of the Shiatsu College

London Teaching Team:

Jane Lyons BA(Hons) ITEC MRSS(T) – Branch Principal

Jane Lyons is passionate about Shiatsu and she loves the honesty and integrity of the connection that it allows between people. Her students particularly love the clarity, energy, imagination and humour of her teaching. Jane has been teaching Shiatsu since 1991, she is also a Ki Aikido Teacher, an approved Shiatsu Society (UK) assessor, a trained Massage Therapist, a visual artist and member of the Ki Federation of Great Britain.

Matt Woods MRSS(T)

Matt Woods enjoys the magical mix of the profound and the humorous, in both his daily life and his teaching of Shiatsu. He is a Sei-Ki, Qigong and Taiji practitioner as well as a Shiatsu practitioner with experience in palliative care for people living with HIV & AIDS. He currently works at the Brighton Housing Trust Detox & Recovery Projects. Matt has had a lifelong interest in self-development and energy work, which grew originally from a meditation and yoga practice. As well as Shiatsu Matt continues to study and practise Sei-Ki.

Annie Cryar BSc Cert.Ed(1974) MRSS(T)

Annie is Principal of the Shiatsu College, Hastings. She started her career as a teacher in primary schools in the early 1970‘s and her interest in the art of teaching continues to the present day. Annie has a wide range of teaching experience and has mentored teacher-trainees in both mainstream education and for the UK Shiatsu Society. Annie is a member of the Shiatsu Society’s teacher trainer panel and has worked with The Shiatsu College teacher training programme, she has also assisted on the National College of School Leadership, a professional programme for head teachers. She gained a qualification in Internal Verification in 2010. Annie was inspired to practise Qigong through the teaching of Nicola Ley and Paul Lundberg and has more recently studied with Sifu Wing Cheung. She has taught Qigong, Yoga and Shiatsu for the past nineteen years. She is committed to helping students find the best in themselves to teach the form, the essence and the spirit of Qigong.

Catherine Burnett BEd MRSS(T)

Catherine graduated as a teacher of Physical Education with Dance in 1993 and her teaching background led her to a career in management training and development. She was responsible for the design and delivery of development workshops and one to one coaching, including stress management and the art of facilitation. A registered teacher with the Shiatsu Society, she enjoys sharing in the wonder of our connection with Qi and the natural world. Since 2007 she has been training with Sifu Wing Cheung, who inspired her to spread the benefits of Qigong to the wider community. She has worked in partnership with the N.H.S., E.S.C.C., Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council on various community well being projects. The combination of the ancient wisdom of Taoism and new perspectives in Energy Medicine continues to influence her teaching. Catherine is passionate about the integration of Shiatsu and Qigong into mainstream healthcare