Lockdown has opened up a new range of opportunities to participate in classes online with practitioners now running classes online and teaching remotely, and with no geographical boundaries there are plenty of options available for ways to focus time positively. Here we've compiled some of the activities on offer by Shiatsu Society practitioners.
If you'd like to be included in the list - email Ruth in the office: email@example.com
Aberdeen School of Shiatsu
Laura Davision and Martin Julich of the Aberdeen School of Shiatsu are creating short Youtube videos on giving and receiving Shiatsu and Qi Gong and meditation sessions. Check out their channel here
Lisa Abbott (L.A. Holistics)
Self Shiatsu Support Sessions
In these sessions I will guide you by a video call (either zoom or whatsapp). After discussing your current health needs (emotionally or physically) I will firstly help you to become aware of sensing your own Qi (energy) with the use of your breath.
This will be followed with either calming or invigorating movements, stretches, stimulating acupressure points and breath work.
Distance Healing Shiatsu
A calming and healing experience. Simply contact me to let me know how you are feeling and book a time and date.
When the treatment time arrives find somewhere quiet to lie down and relax whilst I perform your treatment of Shiatsu and Reiki from afar.
Please contact Lisa for availability and pricing on all of the above.
Sarah Allison (SJA Holistics)
Sarah is offering the following from Goa:
- Guided Self-Shiatsu Session (one-to-one)
- Distance Healing with Shiatsu (one-to-one)
- "Shiatsu at Home" Group Session (online)
See here for more about what's available and to book.
Liz is running a livestream on her Facebook page every Sunday at 12pm BST. She runs through 5 simple Qi Gong exercises and adds a new exercise each week. All are welcome, no experience needed and it's completely free. It can be viewed on Facebook after it's been recorded as often as you like. Access her classes on Facebook by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/Shiatsu-Shin-Tai-Scotland
Kate Burford runs an hour long Do In class every Monday morning at 9.30am on Zoom. Please contact Kate by email for the link and password.
Donations gratefully received from those who are still waged otherwise it is free.
Gentle hatha yoga incorporating Do-IN Self Massage, acupressure points and TCM
Call Paula on +44 748 483 9238
Online yoga and more at: https://paulacharnley.podia.com/
Dominic runs a Qigong class on Wednesdays at 10-11.30 am, all are welcome. It's £8 per session, but in these difficult times people can pay what they can. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. BACS and PayPal details on request.
- Guided 1 to 1 Self Seiki-Shiatsu Sessions
- 1 to 1 Seiki-Shiatsu Distant Healing
- 1 to 1 Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety Management (full 8-week course or 1-hour sessions as needed)
*Seiki-Shiatsu Monthly Group
(1st Thursday of the month 5.00pm-7.00pm) Open to shiatsu, bodywork practitioners and all would like to support their well-being by integrating Seiki-Shiatsu self-touch, movements and meditations to enhance well-being during this pandemic)
*Fortnightly Mindfulness Meditation and enquiry on-going group
(2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 6.30pm – 8.30 pm) Cost £10
For booking and details of zoom links and more please email Daniela here
Oliver is starting an ‘Introduction to Shiatsu’ course on May 18th, to teach how to give shiatsu to family and friends. The course comprises of 6 x 1.5 hour classes for just £125 for all six classes. Further information can be found online here
Choose: One-to-one or group sessions in the local park or online. Using her experience of Qi Gong, Shiatsu, martial arts and meditation, your session combines:
- Movements (Qi Gong),
- Hands-on techniques (Self-Shiatsu),
- Stillness and
- Fun of course J.
Crucially, all these methods collaborate with your inner wisdom to heal, feel strong and be happy: taking charge and innovating your own solutions to enhance all aspects of your life.
- Karen’s YouTube channel - New Qi Gong, exercises and self-growth tips utilised by Shiatsu schools, students, clients and a diverse audience for daily practice to Thrive Inside and tap into their unique potential in a challenging world
Karen is also excited to share a profoundly powerful Qi Gong movement that has arisen through her experience of the Jewel in the Corona
Terri has put together a fantastic resource document support clients during the lockdown, you can access it here
Adam is running a chi Kung class is available via Zoom. The style of the class is based around gentle stretching exercises and development of body awareness and standing chi Kung.
There is a suggested donation of £10 with concessions available. The class runs every Tuesday evening between 18.00-19.00
Please email Adam to recieve your link to the class
Qigong and Shiatsu For Self Healing- A course for women.
£40-60 for 5 sessions, booking essential.
Starts - Thursday, January 14, 10am - 12pm
This class is a closed group that will nurture your own feminine nature. Working specifically with forms of Qigong and Shiatsu for self healing which support women’s health we will find a deeper connection to our experience as women, and how we can help ourselves to be all that we are.,. vital, healthy, radiant women. Would you like to feel more in touch with the effect of your cycles and the world around you?
Would you like to find a way to help yourself with symptoms of women’s health such as PMT, menopausal symptoms, joint pain, anxiety and insomnia? If so come along whatever your age or experience, all women welcome. We will also be working to strengthen our immune systems, and help build our Qi so we can be strong and resilient in the face of Covid.
Please contact Kirsty to book your place, and she will send you a Zoom link on receipt of payment.
Sally runs Qigong sessions, running zoom sessions and a dedicated youtube channel. Access videos on lung self care, immunity and 18 movement qigong. She is also running a free Qigong session on Immunity - the role of the Kidneys - on 5th May at 5 p.m by Zoom. Email Sally to receive a link to attend.
In addition to Qigong, Sally is also treating clients with Shiatsu remotely, presently free of change, and conducting an evaluation study of this. If you would like to take part then please get in touch with her to book a slot.
Qigong and The Art of Jin Shin: Nuturing the Spleen - 5 p.m. 17th May 2020 - a 50 minute Zoom session
There is no charge for this session and participants will be offered the option of a coaching video around the topic covered. According to Oriental medicine, the philosophy that underpins both Qigong and The Art of Jin Shin, the Spleen energy of the body manages the emotion overthinking. Likewise, the Spleen can become depleted by overthinking.
The Spleen draws on the Kidneys if it is under pressure and, as the Kidneys keep the lungs moist and protected, the Spleen has great relevance for our immunity at this time. Sally has been combining The Art of Jin Shin with Qigong for the past few years. Both protocols work with the energetic pathways of the body – the meridians. This is a practical session and all are very welcome.
Finally, Sally also offers a Personal Qigong service via Zoom platform. If you would like a daily practice that is individually tailored to your needs, then please email her for details and costs.
Tasha is running a qigong class on a Monday at 9:30am, all are welcome, including beginners. The classes are free (a £5 donation per class gratefully recieved if you can afford it). Tasha is also offering online shiatsu treatments please visit www.thecedarshed.com for more information. Email email@example.com to book a treatment or class.
Shiatsu Moves Connect - Zoom Wednesday Weeklies
Self-Shiatsu – feel looser, more grounded, connected and aligned? Join Tracy in movement, stillness and breath ….. Enhance your awareness of your own resources to thrive in these times. Suitable for anyone who wants to explore, to move, strengthen and breathe to empower your health and wellbeing.
Fee: First Session is Free. Then £13 or £60 for 6 sessions (or Pay what you can).
Dates: Weekly, Wednesdays @ 9.30 – 10.30am
To book please contact: Tracy Krikler on 07974 437 449 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Zoom Classes:
Do-In (Self Massage and Movement Class)- Friday mornings at 9.30 by donation.
A small friendly session exploring the benefits of daily self-massage and conscious movement.
Daoist Qi Gong - Tuesday mornings at 11.20 by donation.
Learning this ancient Chinese practise of self-healing through breath, body and energetic development.
email: email@example.com to join or for more details.
Tune into Hannah's Facebook Channel for a Shiatsu film with a different focus each day. Uploads include a film on knees, self shiatsu for arms and elbows, and even one around connecting with the lung and large intestine meridians.
Watch them online at: https://www.facebook.com/HannahMackayShiatsu
Barbara is running Self-Shiatsu Supervision Appointments. The 60 min session includes a consultation, guided focusing and visual diagnosis with a range of activities to reduce stress and support your immune system. A range of appropriate exercises will be given based on focusing, breathing, Shiatsu stretches & exercises, Makko-Oh, Qigong, Do-In, Yoga, Meditation and Self-acupressure. Sessions are offered on a 'pay what you can afford' basis. Further info at:
www.shiatsubybabs.co.uk/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Palmer's Inner Qigong classes are available to access online here with resources to help resilience and relaxation in this atmosphere of fear and unknowing.
Zoe has moved all of her classes and 1-2-1 sessions online. There are 3 online courses made up of videos and recordings you can enjoy whenever and wherever suits you each week. All of the content is refreshed every Monday.
- Mindful Yoga
- Meditation & Movement (Chi Gong - similar to Tai Chi)
- Self Care: a mix of gentle exercises, relaxations, lots of shiatsu points (currently for anxiety and nervousness) and simple cooking tips and recipies from Oliver
Membership is a simple monthly payment, which you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel any time. She is currently offering a free trial week to the start of all memberships so you get 5 weeks for the price of 4. Visit: www.piries-soulfood.com
Nick is starting a 4-week Clean Language Advanced Course on 3rd June for Shiatsu practitioners and other mind-body therapists who already have some experience with Clean Language and would like to be part of a small, committed group to practice using Clean questions more effectively in online sessions and in working with touch. It will be live and interactive on Zoom, with contributions from guest teachers Tamsin Hartley and Madelon Sinnige. Full course details at https://nickpole.com/courses/
Nicola is running a Qigong class online aimed especially for building healthy immune systems, for our body, heart and mind! She is doing the Pre-Heaven form, her original Qigong form which she first started practicing in 1986. It covers the basic human energetic anatomy, connecting to heaven and Earth, the front and the back, the arms and the legs the three main centres body, heart and mind and it uses internal alchemy on all the three planes.
Classes are every Wednesday and Thursday at 10am. These classes are booked until the end of October. Nicola is pleased to accept donations in return for running the classes.
Please get in touch for the link and password.
Jane is running yoga classes on Tuesdays at 9am and Qigong on Fridays at 10am, free but donations welcome. She is also offering individual Shiatsu/Qigong by distance or online, again for donations. Email email@example.com for more info and joining details.
The Shiatsu College - Hastings
The Shiatsu College in Hastings runs a Qigong teacher training and a Yoga teacher training programme, you can find out more here. During this challenging time they are offering lots of free Qigong classes and Yoga sessions online via zoom. Find out more about the timetable of activities at
The Shiatsu Centre - Norwich
The Shiatsu College in Norwich are offering Self-Shiatsu energy-based one-to-one sessions online. The 60 minute appointments consist of a consultation, guided focusing and visual diagnosis - with a range of activities to reduce stress and support your immune system. They are offering a range of appropriate exercises based on focusing, breathing, Shiatsu stretches & exercises, Qigong, Do-In, Yoga, Meditation and Self-acupressure. For clients who are front line workers or in financial difficulties these will be delivered with a 'pay what you can afford' and no minimum fee.
Further details can be found at: www.shiatsucentre.co.uk
They also offer weekly online support classes:
WEDS 10.00 - 11.00: WEEKLY ONLINE CLIENT SUPPORT, MEET UP AND EXERCISE CLASS
This is a chance to meet up with us in a practical, fun online group class as we share some of the theory and practice of how to reduce stress and boost your immunity the Shiatsu way! Tell your friends and family - all are welcome - and be prepared to move about!
No technical expertise needed - just register and log on with the link below to join us:
Melanie is running 1 to 1 distance shiatsu sessions and Guided self-shiatsu sessions via phone and video call.All sessions are currently offered on a 'pay as you feel' donation basis. Visit melaniewardshiatsu.co.uk for further information.
Elaine is offering 3 types of online treatment:-
- Transformational dialogue/ support (supportive dialogue session to presence what is going on with the client, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, then using exploration to work with what is most relevant and needed by the client in the moment). This can be a very powerful and insightful way of working and can have profound effects to really move what’s stuck and causing imbalance and problems.
- Supervision / support talking through connecting into body through 3 burners (lower dantien, middle and upper burners) doing some easy guided movements and stretches to rebalance.
- Distance energy shiatsu / healing.
This is done with the client using distance energy work. This can be a very powerful form of working and clients’ get feedback after the session and a copy of the session notes. This can be a very useful reference for them.
Visit www.elainewest.co.uk for further information and to make a booking.
Jenny White - Shiatsu Connects
Jenny is running weekly Self-Care in Difficult Times classes online every Tuesday 2pm and Thursday 6pm to help to soothe, relax and connect with others. Gentle movement, Shiatsu exercises and acupressure for a range of physical and emotional conditions. These sessions are drop-in and suitable for beginners and all physical abilities.
Self-Care in Difficult Times
Contributions via Paypal: sliding scale £5-£10 (£3 for financially challenged) https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JennyShiatsu
When: Tuesdays 2pm-3pm & Thursdays 6-7pm
Sign up https://mailchi.mp/37ffb5c2172f/shiatsuconnectsonline for a Zoom link to the event
Further information about Jenny's classes and to book a One-to-one Self Shiatsu Session can be found https://www.facebook.com/JennyShiatsu
Matt is running 3 Qigong/Tai Chi classes a week during February on an optional donation basis. The classes incorporate both Daoyin and Do-in exercises as well as postural work and the use of sound and meditation. All levels of experience welcome.
The classes run on Mondays 9.45-11am, and Tuesdays and Fridays 10-11.15am. Further info at www.brightonenergyworks.co.uk. The Zoom link for the classes can be obtained by contacting Matt on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07866 347183
Has some free on line resources on her You Tube channel, including a meditation and some exercises
She has various online courses for practitioners and offers online shiatsu sessions to clients. She has been impressed by how well they are working and has written a blog on her website about this