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 2019/20:

Term 1

Sep 28-29 2019
Oct 26-27
Nov 16-17
Dec 14-15

Term 2

Jan 4-5 2020
Feb 1-2
Feb 29-Mar 1
Mar 28-29 (Yrs 1&2)

April 3-6: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2*

Term 3

May 9-10
Jun 13-14
Jul 11-12

* 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; Residential; Graduation)

Additional Workshops & Classes:

Shibashi Set 1 Workshop – ‘Tai Chi Qigong’ @ Yoga Tree
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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.

Introducing the ‘Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong’ set one syllabus, we will cover the basic principles and 18 movements, along with gentle stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises.
These practices will help the body to relax, unwind and open; the breath to soften and deepen; and the mind to become more stable and clear.
This Shibashi workshop is suitable for beginners, and is intended for those who would like to develop mind-body practices for their health and well-being.
Jon is a qualified Shiatsu Practitioner, and certified ‘Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong’ instructor at levels 1, 2 & 3.
For more info on Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong:
Contact & Bookings: / 07825 915 281 /
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.


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 for further info or to book


Introduction to Shiatsu @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 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:

“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


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:

For booking and course information please contact Connie Vaughan: / 07766 738355



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 FwSS – 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 FwSS

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 FwSS

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 FwSS

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 FwSS

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.