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Shiatsu for health & wellbeing classes are springing up around the UK

Sometimes known as ‘Grassroots Shiatsu’, these community classes can be a low cost way of finding out more about Shiatsu as well as learning strategies that support your health. Learn Qigong, Self-Shiatsu, Mindfulness and gentle stretches with a Practitioner who has spent at least three years learning and practicing these arts as part of their Shiatsu training.

Classes Near You

Zest for Life - Corrinna Bain
Relax and revitalise mindful movement sessions using Shiatsu and Qigong.  
Mondays 1-2pm  followed by a cuppa and a chat
Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 ORA
Sessions are free as a drop in and open to everyone 

Zest for Life - Corrinna Bain 
Discover the natural power of your own touch to work with common health symptoms and conditions using East Asian practices of acupressure and Shiatsu massage. 
April 8, 15, 22 and 19 -  6-7pm drop in
Sessions at Finn's Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Langside, Glasgow G42 9QU 

Energy Management and Balance Class - Snezhana Stoeva
Every First Wednesday of the month
Embodiment Practices, Self-Shiatsu, Meridian Stretches and Guided Meditations

10am -11am
Neal's Yard Remedies, Sevenoaks
134 High Street,
TN13 1XA


 +44 7407 070481

Body Connect
A combination of Do-in with points, stretches and other gentle exercises. Participants can enjoy swapping back Do-in work.
Thursdays at 11am in Blagdon Village Club, BS40 7TA
Run by Lynn Southam

Weekly online Qigong sessions
Beginner and Advanced level instruction
▪ Back-up coaching videos
▪ Some theory of Oriental medicine based around my book Qigong,5 Elements and the Oriental Day clock
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
Run by Sally Ibbotson, Weekly classes: A donation of between £5 and £10. Day retreats: £40.00
Email: [email protected]
Download Sally's event list here

Grassroots Shiatsu Workshops
The Shiatsu College Brighton 2024
Various Saturday Mornings 10am – 1pm. Dates below.

11 May: Holding the Session
08 June: Listening & Following
06 July: Clarity, Comfort & Confidence

Welcome to the Shiatsu College Brighton. 

‘Grassroots’ is on every Saturday of The College’s eleven weekends that run throughout the academic year. ‘Blend in’ with the current Shiatsu and Acupressure students; where we are always pleased to see new faces and old friends. 

Grassroots’ Saturday morning workshops: Energy and meditative exercises. Shiatsu techniques and theories. Deep and meaningful self-healing & sharing hands on bodywork, always taught with joy and laughter. Different themes each time. Fee £24.00. No experience needed.

Previous students or practising Shiatsu therapists are welcome to stay for the whole day, gaining more support & CPD input. Fee: £60.00 10am – 5.30pm.

For all College Activities. Please wear loose, comfortable, well covering plain clothes & clean socks. Feel free to change when you arrive to feel fresh (we move around a lot). Bring a light lunch; if you are staying for a full days’ course. (Food shops are only 5 mins away.) Teas, Coffee & Snacks are provided for breaks. Doors open at 9.30am to settle in, have a drink, say hi and sign in. Please make contact with any specific questions.

Contact Us to book your place at: [email protected]

Check out our website for other courses:

Head of Branch Claire Gilliver:  07951 170637

Location for all these activities: The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Southwick Recreational Ground, Croft Avenue, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4AB.

Train from Brighton Station to Southwick Station is approximately 12 mins. Then walk to the Centre, situated in the park, approximately 7 mins. (average walking time). Plenty of free Parking. Buses run from Brighton also.

Free the mind & Feel the Qi
Qigong Retreat at Riversdale Lodge with Lisa Abbott
31st May-2nd June 2024

Join me on a 2night Qigong retreat at Riversdale Lodge, a luxurious new riverside retreat centre on the Thames at Bourne End in Buckinghamshire.

A chance to let go of your daily life and focus on “you”. Feel and move your Qi to feel energised and nourished practising all things Qigong and more.

What to expect.

  • At least 6 different Qigong sessions such as moving flows, meditation, stretching, tapping, self -massage, forest session, breath work, Sound bath and  tasty nourishing food by Sacred Kitchen Retreats (Itinerary will be released nearer to the event date) .
  • Free time to explore 
  • Friday evenings meal to Sundays’ breakfast included. Sunday lunch optional at the local pub (price not included)

Cost: Shared room with ensuite £500. Shared room with shared bathroom (bathroom shared with one other room) £485

Reserve your space with a deposit of £100.
Contact Lisa for Booking form or for any questions [email protected]  call 07966448234

Shiatsu College Manchester
Introduction to Shiatsu and Acupressure

21st and 22nd September 2024

Learn the fundamentals of shiatsu, and a routine to practise on family and friends!
Find out more about shiatsu and acupressure. This weekend forms the first part of the one-year Holistic Acupressure course, and the three-year Shiatsu Diploma.

We offer a welcoming, inclusive learning environment with experienced teachers and an excellent staff-student ratio.

Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10.30 - 5.30

Bodywise Natural Health Centre, Turner Street, M4 1DZ (Manchester City Centre)
Cost £180
Contact Hannah to book, [email protected], 07762 821364

Find a Practitioner

Professional Members (MrSS, SrSS, FwSS) on our Register of Practitioners have completed an approved level of Training, follow our Code of Conduct and Ethics and are fully insured. In choosing a Shiatsu Society registered practitioner you can be assured of their high standards of professional practice.