1 Day Workshop for shiatsu practitioners and teachers

shiatsu class

Shiatsu challenges us to make practical decisions. We need to be able to apply theory to specific situations. What is your diagnosis and how do you reach it? What is the appropriate treatment? How do we begin our treatments and why? How are our clients responding?

Our clients come to us with specific problems and ailments and we want to be able to respond to these situations directly and effectively. In this seminar we will refine our ability to deal with structural and movement-related imbalances, Effective treatment strategy requires us to be flexible in our thinking, to listen, to improvise, and to act. As a practitioner, you are helping clients with specific issues, 'solving' problems. Sometimes it works (and you think 'I know what I'm doing!') and sometimes you guess and hope and know that you might have done a better job.

  • Understand movement and posture as diagnostic information

  • Enhance visual diagnostic skills

  • Use stretching and rotations to diagnose as well as treat

  • Explore relationships between structural and energetic imbalances

  • Address specific structural injuries

  • Be more confident and effective in your practice


This workshop will be oriented towards the practical, which means doing: trying out ideas and techniques, giving and receiving feedback in pairs and groups.

Enhance your ability to problem solve with both knowledge and common sense. Come prepared to have fun and experiment with new ideas.

Wear comfortable clothing of any kind (no gi necessary).