Shiatsu Certificate 2023

$4690

The certificate course will enable participants to use basic Shiatsu techniques on friends and family, for relaxation, wellness and fun. Participants will practice in depth self-shiatsu techniques for own wellbeing and understand the principles of Shiatsu and oriental health as applied in their own life.

February – November 2023

Location: Yurtplace – Katikati, Bay Of Plenty

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The Shiatsu Diploma, of which this certificate is the first year, is your pathway to becoming a qualified Shiatsu practitioner.

But it is also a personal journey… A journey on which you learn new ways of thinking, explore who you are and how you connect with others and your surroundings. You will gain an understanding of the cycles in nature and life, as seen through the lens of Shiatsu, at the five elements, the seasons and how this relates to you.

The certificate course will enable participants to use basic Shiatsu techniques on friends and family, for relaxation, wellness and fun. Participants will practice in depth self-shiatsu techniques for own wellbeing and understand the principles of Shiatsu and oriental health as applied in their own life. Bodywork practitioners and therapist can integrate Shiatsu therapy principles into their established modalities.

During this year participants will:

  • learn anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • study the basic elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it relates to Shiatsu in theory and practice, including the five elements, meridians and yin/yang
  • discover the 12 Meridians, their location on the body and their treatment options
  • become familiar with contra indications and cautions of shiatsu therapy
  • experience various self-shiatsu exercises and techniques
  • learn techniques of mobilising, stretching and positional transitioning of clients during shiatsu treatments
  • learn and practice self care as a practitioner, including positioning as a giver and the development of their own wellness plan
  • gain an understanding of a more holistic and integrated way of thinking
  • gain a deeper understanding of oriental practices, discover meditation techniques and embark on a journey of self-exploration
  • be guided in their own hands on shiatsu practice

Pre-requisites:

Introductory Shiatsu Weekend Course

To attain the graduation certificate, participants must:

  • attend all 10 weekend courses / modules
  • gain 30+ hours practical experience with shiatsu sessions
  • complete 100+ hours of Basic Anatomy and Physiology (external – distance learning or through a local provider)
  • complete a NZ registered level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • complete 150-200 hours self-directed learning, reading and assignments, including self-reflective practice

Location: Yurt Space, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

 

Modules dates

  • Module 1: Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th February 2023
  • Module 2: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March 2023
  • Module 3: Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April 2023
  • Module 4: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May 2023
  • Module 5: Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2023
  • Module 6: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July 2023 (tbc)
  • Module 7: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August 2023
  • Module 8: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2023
  • Module 9: Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October 2023
  • Module 10: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November 2023

Times:

  • Module 1: Thursday-Sunday, 9am til 6pm
  • Modules 2-10: Fridays 4pm til 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am til 6pm

Tutorials are on Monday nights after each Module (1-9) at 6pm til 9pm (optional, but highly recommended)