Shiatsu College Manchester

The Manchester Branch of Shiatsu College is located in the heart of Manchester in the iconic cultural hub of the Northern Quarter within easy walking distance of both train stations. Classes take place at the beautiful studios of The Body Wise Natural Health Centre above the peaceful Manchester Buddhist Centre with the delicious Earth Cafe downstairs and an exciting selection of good food on our doorstep.

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Bodywise Natural Health Centre (within Manchester Buddhist Centre), 16-20 Turner Street. Manchester. M4 1DZ


07767 666467


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Dates for 2019/20:

Term 1

Sep 28-29 2019
Oct 19-20
Nov 16-17
Dec 14-15

Term 2

Jan 18-19 2020
Feb 8-9
Mar 14-15
(Apr 3-6: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2)*

Term 3

Apr 25-26 (Yrs 1&2)
May 16-17
Jun 13-14
Jul 4-5

* 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 2019/20:

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:

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

Manchester Teaching Team:

Philip Cheshire-Neal BSc FwSS – Branch Principal

Sustainable living and love of the natural world are the foundations of Phil’s interest in natural healing. His vision of doing something positive in the world and his commitment to family bring the qualities of support and awareness to his teaching. Phil practises Qigong and Mindfulness, was formerly a professional Archaeologist and is the Director of Red Acre Growing Project (Community allotments)

Anne Palmer MSc MBAcC FwSS

Anne’s early work in Medical Genetics, together with her Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Acupuncture practice, contribute to her ongoing fascination with the miracle that is the human body/mind/spirit. Her teaching is laced with a mischievous sense of humour and she is thrilled when her students also experience the possibility of the universe as a harmonious whole. She is an Editor for the Shiatsu Society Journal, former Chair of Shiatsu Society and her Acupuncture MSc Dissertation was on Shiatsu for people with shoulder pain.

Mandy Mosley NCAD.Dip FwSS

Mandy sees Shiatsu as having a huge and exciting potential for change for the individual on all levels. She works with various community & health initiative projects (eg Age UK) Mandy uses Shiatsu in workplace and corporate environments and she started Tai Chi and Qigong whilst living in a Camphill community. Originally an Art College graduate, Mandy is also a potter.

Hannah Mackay PhD BA FwSS

Hannah is a creative person and expresses her curiosity of life through the writing of poetry. She also enjoys exploring energy and embodiment through movement and dance. Hannah has a very inquisitive nature which comes across in her exploration of how best to facilate her students in gaining their own understanding of Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine. She has a background in academic research (psychotherapy and complementary medicine) which really supports her role as a Shiatsu teacher. Hannah has also completed a specialist training in using shiatsu to support mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.