Part I and Part II replace the originally named Foundation Year
Course Details Five Element Shiatsu Part I
We are pleased to announce our NEW Professional Shiatsu Training, focusing on Shiatsu and the ancient oriental system of the Five Elements (Five Element Theory explained). The professional training begins with Part I and Part II of this intermediate level training. This level of the training can be taken purely as self-development or form the basis of the professional shiatsu training.
We have two Five Element Shiatsu intermediate level courses running concurrently that will feed into Year Two and Year Three of the Professional Training, you therefore have a choice of which course to attend:
Five Element Shiatsu Part I course commenced in October 2012 (completes in April 2013) and Part II commences in June (and completes in December 2013).
Five Element Shiatsu Part I course commences May 2013 (completes in November) and Part II commences in December 2013 (and completes in April 2014).
Please see our short video about the course:
On Part I you will:
Learn to appreciate the unique qualities of each Element, and how they manifest physically through pairs of organs and meridians in your body.
How they are expressed through certain emotions and creative activities, and are supported with certain foods, exercises and healing methods.
Learn to nourish each of YOUR Five Elemental energies, learn how to diagnose or recognise the Element or Elements which are most imbalanced within you and others and therefore hold the greatest learning and healing.
Learn the basics of shiatsu, using your hands to bring healing to others on all levels with this truly holistic approach.
The training will consists of six weekends over a six month period starting 25/26th May 2013. There will be self-reflective homework assignments after each weekend and a short practical and theoretical assessment on the sixth weekend. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training.
Who is the course open to? Those who have completed a recent Shiatsu Discovery Weekend at this school. We say 'recent' because the course syllabus was updated in 2012 to include an 'Introduction to the Five Elements' and 'Yin & Yang of Food'.
Are you a complete beginner? If you haven't completed an Introduction to Shiatsu weekend don't worry! we are running one on 23/24 February or 11th & 12th May. Please see the Introductory courses page for more information.
Summary of course content
Understanding life and health through the ancient Five Element system.
Learning how to give a different shiatsu routine for each element.
Cultivating your own Five Elemental energies using Do-in 'self-shiatsu' exercises, Qi Gong, food and lifestyle changes and emotional work.
Delicious vegetarian macrobiotic lunches nourishing the element being studied each weekend.
You will be encouraged to make changes in your daily life to enhance your health.
The first five weekends will cover each of the Five Elements and the sixth will give an overview of all the Elements plus a short practical and theoretical assessment. There will be self-reflective homework after each weekend and you will be required to give 20 - 30 shiatsu treatments to friends and family over the six month duration of the course.
Five Element Shiatsu Course Details May 2013 Download
Part I Course Dates & Fees:
October Course Code: S10.12/I
2012: October 27,28; December 8,9;
2013: January 18, 19, 20; February 16,17; March 30,31; April 27,28.
May Course Code: S05.13/I
2013: 25/26 May, 22/23 June, 26/27/28 July, 7/8 September, 5/6 October, 2/3 November