Foundation Course

(Stage 1) - Three weekends

For students who seek basic skills in Shiatsu for use amongst family and friends the School offers a Three Weekend Foundation Course over two months. The course provides a good grounding in the healing art of Shiatsu. The Foundation Course is a complete elementary course in its own right and can also be taken as the first stage of the One Year Course and the Three Year Shiatsu Practitioner Training.

Visit the Practitioner Training page to find details of stage 2 of the one-year training course.


  • Full Body Routine - learning to give a simple safe shiatsu to family and friends

  • Principles of Shiatsu approach and Technique

  • Working with presence, posture and breath

  • Developing body and emotional awareness for connectedness in shiatsu

  • Introduction to the Classical Meridian System

  • Introduction to and use of the major pressure points

  • Do-in - Japanese exercises and self-shiatsu techniques

  • Qi Gong