Intermediate Training in the Ancient Healing Art of Shiatsu
In this course, instruction is focused on the Supine Position of Shiatsu. Students will learn additional 30 acupressure points and how to apply pressure and stretch to tonify each point based on Yin and Yang / The Five Element Theory.
Up to one hour of detailed oriental theory including the Basic 5 Elements is taught at the beginning of the each session. In addition, students will continuously learn personal health care techniques using Shiatsu yoga self care for up to one hour.
In this course, attention is paid to:
—How to understand the client’s body, mind and spirit
—How to blend both the client and practitioner’s energy to open up to the higher level of healthy energy
At least 35 hours are spent with hands-on practice of these manual skills. Students have ample time each session to give and receive shiatsu under the supervision of the instructor.
At the end of the week of instruction, students will achieve:
1. Deeper understanding the 12 meridians and how to apply stretches and release the energy in each case.
2. Deeper understanding the Yin and Yang theory and learn how to balance and tonify the each meridians and points.
3. Understand the basic five elements theory and how to use it for diagnose and healing session.
4. Understand the additional 30-acupressure points and learn how to press in each point to tonify the whole body.
5. Understand the basic idea of full and empty of each meridian and apply to the treatment.
6. Perform Shiatsu on the Supine position and review of Shiatsu 1.
7. Deeper understanding of Self-Care Shiatsu Yoga.
1. VISUALLY: Shinzo encourages students to demonstrate the practice of Shiatsu to build confidence in their skills. He also uses Chinese meridian and point location charts to further deepen the understanding of energy flow.
2. KINESTHETICALLY: students gain the understanding of what it means to “go deep”, not only on a physical level but on an emotional level and spiritual level as well so they can understand the practice of Shiatsu is more than physical healing.
3. AUDITORIALLY: students have the opportunity to express themselves and relate what they experience and learn as they go deeper; they have the opportunity to share directly with Master Shinzo and with others.
4. INTELLECTUALLY: Shinzo gives each student the opportunity to be a teacher and so that others can learn from every student. This means that Shinzo is a conductor of the orchestra and to heighten the best part of each student’s ability and to create the harmonious music that is “Shiatsu”.
5. MATERIALLY: A detailed notebook is provided which contains the course material in a clear and thorough format. Students are encouraged to read the material several times during the course and use it as a reference for future practice after completing the course.
6. DIAGRAMATICALLY: A detailed meridian and point location chart is employed during each lecture and is available for the student’s reference at all time.
Shinzo’s operating premise is that a student will achieve a far higher degree of comprehension in a non-competitive, non-threatening environment.
Since each student’s prior experience and background varies, each is encouraged to set realistic goals for themselves during the training courses. This method allows every student to feel successful and also to feel inspired to continue lifelong studies and practice in Shiatsu.
Evaluation & Feedback:
Each student is evaluated on his/her ability to practice the material correctly and but no one is expected to either memorize of achieve technical perfection during the limited time of the course. Also because of Shinzo’s background in the Japanese martial art, Aikido, we all respect the classroom as a dojo (place to study the way) and respect each other.
Shinzo firmly believes that evaluation and feedback are a constant dialogue between the teacher and assistants and students during the length of the course. Feedback is given by instructors as needed to assure students are utilizing correct manual and postural techniques, include breathing.
In the unlikely event that a student demonstrates a significant inability to perform at the expected level, he/she will be given the option to drop the class or accept certification contingent upon repeating the course a second time.
—Class handouts distributed daily by the Shinzo Fujimaki
—Tape will be available to students
In addition, students are required to obtain the following books and bring them to the training weekend as companion material to the practical instruction. (If you have satisfied the prerequisite, you should already possess these materials).
Zen Shiatsu by Shizuto Masunaga
The Five Elements of Self-Healing by by Jason Elias and Katherine Ketcham
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia
Acupressure course booklet by Michael Reed Gach
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Daily Course Schedule
Depending on the location of the training, the course will span 5 or 5 days.
Total of 50 hours of practical instruction
1-2 hours of daily home work
NAPLES, FLORIDA INSTRUCTION
Students registering for instruction in Naples must provide their own tables but enjoy the added benefit of overview training in E.A.S.Y. and use of the on-site warm water pool.
50 CEU NCBTMB
50 CEU WABA
$750-$850 depending on location
Early registration discounts are available for training at the Naples, Florida location. Inquire below.
Shinzo offers small class instruction to provide the most intimate and intensive hands-on training. Class size varies depending on location. For a limited time, he will take only 2-6 students at his Naples, Florida location.
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