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 2018/19:
Sep 29-30 2018
Jan 19-20 2019
May 11-12 (Yrs 1&2)
(May 17-20: 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 2018/19:
(includes online Anatomy course)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course; May Residential)
Additional Workshops & Classes:
Keeping our stress hormones in balance is key to maintaining good physical and psychological health. TRE is a simple body practice that enables us effectively to ‘down-regulate’ our over-alert nervous systems, reducing the build up of stress hormones and cultivating more capacity to respond skilfully to the challenges we face
With TRE we learn: to release tension; to relieve pain; to let go of past or present events/experiences which have created a huge impact on us (either physical or emotional); to begin to see and feel more possibilities and choices in our current situation
TRE touches many different health issues, e.g. poor energy, joint and muscular pain/achiness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, grief – and so much more – whilst directly boosting the nervous system, immune system and digestive system
If you would like to experience and learn this self-help practice, or would like to deepen your current practice, you are very welcome to join us:
Pre-booking required. One-to-one sessions also available: morning or late afternoon £45.
Contact Marisa: email@example.com / 07795 194021
A key stage in our Qigong progress is discernible via a ‘felt connection’ between the Yin field of our hands and specific layers of our internal tissues. How do we develop this? Why bother? What is it for? How do we know when we have it and what can we do then?
An important aspect of the Lotus Neigong syllabus is presented with both practice and theory
Suitable for intermediate Qigong practitioners and beyond, however if you have a skill in Mindfulness you are welcome to join
The day will involve standing, sitting and lying down, with regular breaks. Short lectures and handouts 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
Please call 01603 632555 or email Dinah at Shiatsu College for further info or to book
Cindy Engel is a highly experienced Qigong Teacher, to find out more: www.cindyengel.com
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).
A movement workshop that touches on dance / body-weather laboratory / yoga / energy work / Shiatsu. Cat will facilitate a space that encourages a sense of fuller embodiment and awakening of the senses. Perfect to awaken the senses in a gentle way – right in time for spring
Suitable for all ages and abilities – all who wish to explore are welcome, no previous movement training needed. Please wear comfortable warm clothing
To book or for more information please email Cat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Using Chinese medicine to help rebuild your strength and get your spark back!
Come and enjoy an afternoon of sharing and learning together this spring. 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
Suitable for all pregnant and new mothers (with children up to about 3 years)
Claire Stevens is a Holistic Acupressure practitioner and new mother
Contact Claire: email@example.com
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).
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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.