Beginner's Shiatsu - Level 1 (24 hours)

In this beginner's class, you will learn to give a full Shiatsu treatment to friends and family.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a bodywork therapy for healing and health maintenance that developed in Japan. It is based on the same energy system as acupuncture. By using finger pressure of varying depth and tempo, as well as joint stretching, the practitioner unblocks the energy pathways of the receiver's body. Increasing communication and awareness in the body facilitates healing and improved quality of life.

Shiatsu Treatment

All 4 standard positions (sit-up, side, supine, and prone) will be taught, giving the student the ability to work in various situations with a variety of issues. While working on each other in class, students will learn techniques for giving Shiatsu using their palms, thumbs, and feet.


This course will introduce the location and function of the 12 acupuncture channels, along with some of their fundamental points. Basic anatomical information will also be included.


Designed to promote ease and efficiency of movement and a quick mind. These exercises are drawn from a variety of disciplines. They are woven together to form an increased awareness of one's own body, mind, and spirit.

All classes will end with a brief meditation.

8 Sunday Classes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates: October 2, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Cost: $425

To register contact Kate Sherman by phone at 412-965-1303 or by email at

Class size is limited; early registration is suggested. Course fee must be paid in full by June 6, 2015. No refunds after June 6, 2015.

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