I offer a foundation course in Cardiff twice a year, in the spring and autumn, in affiliation with the Bristol school of Shiatsu. The course has been hugely enjoyed by myself and the students . I offer bursary places on the course for students who may experience barriers to participating, please get in touch to apply .
For students who seek basic skills in Shiatsu for use amongst family and friends the Foundation Course will run for 3 three weekends 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 at Bristol school of Shiatsu.
- 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
Dates: Spring 2023: April 15th and 16th , May 20th and 21st, June 10th and 11th
Autumn 2023: October 7th and 8th , October 28th and 29th and 11th and 12th November
Venue: The Samye foundation, 250 cowbridge road , CF51GZ
Cost: £390 (deposit £190)
To register your interest and for more information please contact me :
STUDENT EXPERIENCES OF THE COURSE.
‘Sarah’s intro to Shiatsu course has been such an incredible blend of learning new skills and nurturing my own self development. Sarah creates such a welcoming, calm, caring (and fun!) environment from which to learn and grow, I honestly felt like I’d had 10 counselling sessions after 1 of the weekends! I felt full of joy, a much deeper sense of self and focus and I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn new skills or a greater awareness of themselves. Thank you again for your knowledge, kindness and compassion.’ ( Louise )
I am staggered by the little but immense learning that was introduced over 3 weekends. ‘Little’ in the sense of everything that you offered comes from so much more – and your understanding, experience and knowledge is so very clear to see…..Your approach is wonderful – you have the ability to invite, offer, demonstrate, guide, listen and support; and hold the space. I admire and respect your ability to listen and make sense (of what is said) by placing it where it can just be. As I write I think that is about accepting (in a non-judgemental way); it is more than that – you also see what it is that needs seeing. I also love that you are so open in giving, sharing, and in so doing, settling everyone in the space – to feel safe in what they offer/contribute. The ethos (or my understanding so far) of Shiatsu oozes out of you. (Sally)
Fantastic! The course offered a brilliant insight into the world of Shiatsu leaving me feeling very hungry to find out more! Sarah crated a very safe and nurturing environment to learn in deepening a curiosity for shiatsu. (Elle Kate )
I found the course to be really well paced for my learning style and weekends were staggered well for assimilation of learning. Group numbers were small keeping the energy intimate and separate at once which was good. Teaching- I found Sarah to be very approachable, friendly and supportive. I felt there was always an accepting environment no matter what. Content of course was covered well, Sarah was very informative and confident in her knowledge which inspired confidence in me as a learner. She was very open to questions and queries, always delivering in a compassionate manner. Handouts and notes were clear and she gave references to outside material so we could continue our own journey. (Tanith)
I loved every minute of this short course Sarah is fun and super-knowledgeable, and she made learning easy and accessible to all. Shiatsu brings a deep sense of peace to both the receiver and the giver and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
I can’t wait for the year 1 course! (Deidre)
I got so much out of the shiatsu course, firstly it took me right out of my comfort but I went onto loving it and the company I was in, I felt safe .I feel alot calmer I tuned into my own body and the other girls on course which I never thought was possible being an agitated person,I was able to totally let go of my feelings emotions body etc.i would like to add people who know me well noticed a big change in me it was a mind blowing experience I have never felt so calm relaxed and full of hope I would recommend to anyone from all walks of life its an experience you will never forget and the pleasure of being free of everything you maybe consumed with just eliminates in the most natural way possible please give it a try it will I guarantee you it will transform your life because it’s still making an impact on me months since I did the course. I highly recommend and sarah is just the loveliest warmest patient understanding spiritual lady perfect for this out standing experience you will get. (Sasha)
Sarah’s intro to Shiastu course has been such an incredible blend of learning new skills and nurturing my own self development. Sarah creates such a welcoming, calm, caring (and fun!) environment from which to learn and grow, I honestly felt like I’d had 10 counselling sessions after 1 of the weekends! I felt full of joy, a much deeper sense of self and focus and I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn new skills or a greater awareness of themselves. Thank you again for your knowledge, kindness and compassion. ( Louise
5 elements and shiatsu
This is a new course for 2023 running over 5 weekends :
20/21 JANUARY 2024
9/10 MARCH 2024
At Chapter Arts Centre, Market road, Cardiff, CF51QE
This course is an experiential introduction to 5 element theory and is suitable for anyone with an interest in bodywork, learning about the elements or developing self awareness.
We will explore each element in its season starting with the wood element, moving into fire, earth, metal and then water next year. We will discover our own relationship to each element and begin to connect with how we express the elemental forces in our lives and how they reside in our bodies and minds. We will learn about the corresponding meridians to each element , connecting with them in our own bodies and each others through Shiatsu touch and movement, dialogue and reflection in a group and partners.
This is an opportunity to dive deeper into the fascinating and beautiful 5 element system , explore and experience ourselves through this lens and get a sense of how the 5 elements can connect us to the the natural forces that we are a part and expression of.
Cost : £650 to £500 sliding scale for 5 weekends,(payment plans by arrangement) bursary places available by application.