Shiatsu College Norwich

The Norwich Branch of the Shiatsu College holds its classes at the Wellbeing Centre, a lovely central venue, with spacious rooms, leafy views and its own garden for outdoor exercises and summer picnic lunches. We can also offer simple overnight accommodation at the Shiatsu Centre clinic for students travelling from afar.

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Norwich Wellbeing Centre, 15 Chapel Field East, Norwich, NR2 1SF


01603 632555


Dinah John


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Student Clinic Session

The Norwich Branch also runs fully supervised, monthly student clinics – for more information and booking info please email Shakura Meddings

Dates for 2018/19:

Term 1

Sep 29-30 2018
Oct 27-28
Nov 17-18
Dec 15-16

Term 2

Jan 19-20 2019
Feb 16-17
Mar 16-17
Apr 13-14

Term 3

May 11-12 (Yrs 1&2)
(May 17-20: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2)*
Jun 15-16
Jul 13-14

* 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 2018/19:

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)

Additional Workshops & Classes:

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 


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

Norwich Teaching Team:

Dinah John BA MRSS(T) – Branch Principal

Dinah’s love of life and of Shiatsu manifest in the great enthusiasm she brings to her teaching. She is endlessly interested in and fascinated by human beings and she touches profoundly all those who work with her. Practising Shiatsu and Qigong for over 25 years, she has been an editor of the Shiatsu Society Journal since 1997, a teacher at post-graduate level for over 20 years and is a popular guest teacher both in the UK and Europe – known for her clarity, humour and generosity of spirit, as well as her rich experience. She was originally an English literature graduate and trained as a teacher of English.

Cliff Andrews MSc MRSS(T)

Cliff Andrews is an internationally renowned Shiatsu teacher who is invited to teach regularly throughout Europe and in the USA and Australia. He has been practising Shiatsu since 1981 and, following his apprenticeship with pioneering teacher Pauline Sasaki, he went on to work alongside her for 25 years – creating a coherent development for the Masunaga Zen Shiatsu system. In 1986 Cliff co-founded the Shiatsu College, and in 1992 he established the Post-Graduate CPD programme, now at Cliff has developed many advanced Shiatsu techniques and has worked with eminent scientists, such as James Oschman and Emilio del Guidice, in developing an understanding of the scientific basis for Shiatsu and energy medicine. Cliff is renowned for his clear, structured and supportive teaching style.

Sylvie Marshall BA MRSS(T)

Sylvie’s teaching is informed by her drama and counselling background and also by a fascination with concepts of Ki awareness. She has taught at several branches of the Shiatsu College, as well as working regularly with students in Norwich, and she has run occasional courses in Italy. Sylvie has maintained a busy Shiatsu practice for over 20 years and she is also a Teacher Trainer for the Shiatsu Society UK

Celia Little MRSS(T)

Celia Little has been practising and teaching Shiatsu for nearly 25 years and she is an Assessor and Mentor for the Shiatsu Society. As a Shiatsu teacher Celia has an earthy and experiential style, drawing on aspects of Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering, Japenese Butoh and Voice Movement Integration. From a passion for somatic work that began in the 80s, Celia’s present interest is ‘moving in nature’. She finds experiencing life, simple ‘presence’ and spirituality through the body can become paramount and she is part of an ongoing group that dances in unique outdoor spaces. Celia offers outdoor workshops and regular classes.

Sebastian Deans MRSS(T)

Sebastian Deans loves seeing life’s beauty and humour from many angles, and he brings this quality to his teaching, with simple explanations.  He has been training and practising in Norfolk since 2004, assisting at the Norwich branch since 2007. He has now joined the teaching team for the College as well as running his own Shiatsu workshops in the North Norfolk countryside.  Sebastian also practices Reiki, Qi Gong and parenting.