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:

Shiatsu Introductory Weekend @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Shiatsu Introductory Weekend @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to complete beginners

An exciting and fun exploration into the principles of Shiatsu, this very practical workshop is great for anyone curious about Shiatsu and energy work or for those of you already practising some form of therapeutic work and interested in broadening your skills.

* Explore the foundations of Shiatsu – Ki and Yin / Yang
* Enjoy sensing and developing Ki awareness
* Learn simple exercises for your own health and wellbeing
* Learn a basic routine to treat friends and family

To book please call 01603 632555 / email


What our students say…

“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

“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

Autumn Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers @ Wellbeing Centre
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Autumn Health workshop for New and Pregnant Mothers @ Wellbeing Centre

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 


Cultivating the Lower Dantian ~ Qigong with Cindy Engel @ Wellbeing Centre
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Qigong Workshop with Cindy Engel

This workshop focuses on part of Lotus Neigong International syllabus relating to the lower Dantian (LDT). What is the lower Dantian? How do we develop it and why? What lifestyle changes do we need to maintain to sustain this process?

This workshop is suitable for complete newbies as well as regular practitioners. The day will involve standing, sitting and lying down with regular breaks. Short lectures and hand-outs will be provided. Although Cindy has a serious approach to the depth of this work, she always makes humour an important part of the day


Cindy Engel 

Cindy Engel offers health support via Qigong, Neigong, Tai Chi, and hands-on therapeutic bodywork. She has been a professional bodyworker for over 18 years. Her Qigong instruction is accredited by: the College of Elemental Chi Kung (London); Dragon & Tiger Qigong of Energy Arts International (Bruce Frantzis); Taoist Internal Alchemy (trained in Wudang, China, with teacher Hu Xuezhi, author of ‘Revealing the Tao Te Ching’). She is an instructor and continuing student with Lotus Neigong (Damo Mitchell). She is a graduate and post-graduate of the Shiatsu College (Norwich) and is a certified instructor of Fascial Fitness (Robert Schleip).



Energy Care Training for Sensitive people @ The Wellbeing Centre
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Energy Care Training for Sensitive people @ The Wellbeing Centre

Open to beginners

Sensitive to, affected by or exhausted by the emotions of others – or by environments and noise? Experiencing heightened emotional states and easily overwhelmed?

Come and learn energy care techniques in a fun and friendly space to help you successfully work with your sensitivity – to gain greater balance, grounding and strengthen our boundaries.

In this workshop you will:

– Develop your energetic self-awareness to change cycles of personal imbalance

– Explore energy psychology techniques to break negative patterns, develop and assert boundaries

– Learn kinaesthetic grounding exercises for resilience

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


Nicole Bayes – MRSS (t), EFT level 2

Nicole has a rich base of experience and techniques to draw from – with her body awareness and energy training in Shiatsu, EFT, Qigong and yoga, to her study of mindfulness and loving kindness from a Buddhist context. She has personal experiences working with and releasing trauma symptoms using bodywork techniques and energy-psychology which also included using TRE.

Nicole appreciates drawing from a multi disciplinary context to appropriately address the current realm of individual need. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to support others in their journey. Her workshop delivery aims to be clear, heartfelt, accessible and down to earth.

Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Samurai Programme for Children – a weekend of Teacher Training @ Norwich Wellbeing Centre

Open to Shiatsu practitioners / 2nd – 3rd year students, other body workers (Yoga, Pilates, Qigong etc.) or anyone working with children (in education/martial arts/sports clubs etc.)

Take this exciting opportunity to learn to teach the Samurai Programme, introducing Shiatsu touch to 6 – 12 year old children and their families

You can start teaching the Samurai Programme straight after completing this 2 day course! Can be taught in schools / community settings / parent & child groups

The course aims to build children’s sensory perceptiveness, strengthen children’s body-mind awareness, develop Shiatsu touch, promote improved posture and concentration, and nurture respect and team spirit

To find out more about the Samurai Programme please go to:

For booking and course information please contact: Svenja Schaper: 07842 563 298 /

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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.