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.
Norwich Wellbeing Centre, 15 Chapel Field East, Norwich, NR2 1SF
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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:
Sep 28-29 2019
Jan 4-5 2020
Feb 29-Mar 1
Mar 28-29 (Yrs 1&2)
April 3-6: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2*
* 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 (newenergywork.com). Diploma students are required to attend the Residential as part of their Year 3
Fees for 2019/20:
(includes online Anatomy course)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course; Residential; Graduation)
Additional Workshops & Classes:
The mixing of Kan and Li is an important Qigong process for balancing our emotions. This workshop will provide an introduction to both the theory and the practice of this process, which is part of the Lotus Neigong syllabus.
Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah at Shiatsu College for further info or to book
Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher. 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).
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.
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!
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
“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
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 www.newenergywork.com. 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.