I will be offering another  foundation course in Cardiff in the Autumn 2021 in affiliation with the Bristol school of Shiatsu. The course has been hugely enjoyed by myself and the students and I am really looking forward to running it again this year. 

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: May 22nd and 23rd, June 12th and 13th and July 3rd and 4th.

Venue: Chapter Arts Centre , Market road, Canton, Cardiff CF51QE

Cost: £390 (deposit £190)

To register your interest and for more information please contact me :



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 thoroughly enjoyed the course, I felt I learnt so much and the pace was perfect. It felt like we got so much in but without feeling rushed and it’s really affirmed to me that I want to take my learning in shiatsu on to the next stage (when I can fit this in!)
You were calm, thoughtful, fun and knowledgeable and were a fantastic teacher and the whole group felt so lovely to be a part of and learn together. (Louise)