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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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) – 2 Part Workshop Series @ The Yoga Tree
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – May 26 @ 3:00 pm
Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) - 2 Part Workshop Series @ The Yoga Tree

Date: Sat April 28 and Sat May 26

Time: 1 – 3pm / OR 3 – 5pm 

Open to all

This course of three experiential workshops 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.


Tapping (EFT) Circle Sessions @ The Shiatsu Centre
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tapping (EFT) Circle Sessions @ The Shiatsu Centre

Open to the new and the more experienced

Come and practice tapping amongst friends to deepen your experience. Topics explored selected by group on the evening. Practicing tapping helps you to reach your personal goals and release the emotional or mental blocks that are holding you back.

​Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a highly effective yet simple therapeutic technique. It works by tapping on Acupressure points and focusing on a problematic issue, to enable you to release lifelong negative emotional and mental patterns

– Practice the Tapping Sequence

– Group and pair work

Pre-booking required. For more information please contact Nicole on 07746 892693 or email her

Shiatsu – Introductory One Day Workshop @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Shiatsu - Introductory One Day Workshop @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to complete beginners

Are you interested in energy work? Wondering if Acupressure or Shiatsu training might be for you? Or do you fancy just learning a bit about the development of your body and energy awareness? Then join us for this fun day of practical exploration into the wonderful healing art of Shiatsu. Pre-booking is required.

Freedom Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Freedom Workshop @ Wellbeing Centre

‘If light is in your heart you will find your way home’ – Rumi

Release the bonds that hold you back from reaching your fullest potential! Learn practical Qigong healing forms and use visualisation to enable you to experience freedom of heart and mind. Discover simple yet powerful energy work techniques that allow us to release the blocks of the past, treasure the present moment and set new positive intentions for the future

To book please email Shakura or call her 07900 101965  


​Qigong: Going Deeper with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
​Qigong: Going Deeper with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre

A day for deepening our practice – using time to embody our theoretical understanding. Open to those with experience in Qigong – this workshop is not suitable for those who are unfamiliar with Qigong. If unsure please contact us. Pre-booking required. Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher, to find out more about her visit


I found Qigong or it found me, I’m not sure. However, it is the start of a wonderful(and at times annoying and sickening) journey. Cindy is the perfect guide along this path. She blends the East and West, the science and the esoteric perfectly. An added bonus is that she is just the right kind of bonkers. A brilliant teacher.” Ben Grief (Science teacher, 2015)


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.