Learning Shiatsu via Video & Livestream

Recently we received an email from a shiatsu practitioner in Croatia about an online video class:

I have been disappointed that you have not visited Croatia for long time, as I was always inspired by your lectures. As a compensation for not being able to be part of your classes, I have decided to order this video material, and it was not a mistake. I would like to thank you for knowledge which you have been sharing with all of us; it is beyond magnificent to be part of this story.
— Drazen Matosic, Shiatsu Practitioner, Split, Croatia

Another long-time shin tai instructor, Celeste Rixey, was recently telling us how much she enjoyed taking the Light Body Activation course (in November 2018) with us via livestream. She was so surprised at how involved and connected she felt even though she was not present in-person. She had been quite resistant to the idea of participating livestream but it was the only way she could 'be' there and it ended up being a wonderful experience for her. We also really loved having 25+ people take part in this way from 7 different countries. Of course, none of it could have happened without the core group of in-person participants holding the space!

These are reminders to us of the value of using these ways to learn. We are willing and excited to expand into new ways to share bodywork and stay connected with you. That is why we are offering more opportunities this year to participate in classes via livestream video. Rather than saying no to those of you who kept asking, we have decided to say yes :) So instead of helping to teach this year, Lynn will be the full-time camera woman while I do all the instructing. We realize that video instruction is not a replacement for in-person training, but it is a wonderful opportunity to develop and deepen your skills. 

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So maybe you have been wanting to take the Neck Alignment class but can't get to the states, or want to review Central Channel, or want to add shin tai to your practice with Governing Vessel or Conception Vessel classes.... you now have the option to try out 'coming to class' via your phone or computer. I feel that the Light Body Activation classes are especially effective to attend via livestream. We welcome you to attend on your own or gather a small group to take a class together. Please click here to see to our schedule for upcoming classes.


Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters

Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters

FREE Video Course: 

Techniques of the Masters - The Back

This is an opportunity to try out our online classroom for free to expand your bodywork skills and your practice. The first section of the instructional video course Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters is now free of charge. Through a series of instructional videos, learn a sequence of traditional shiatsu techniques for working with the back. To enroll, please click on the link below:


To read more about the topic of learning shiatsu through video, please go to this past blog post: Learning Shiatsu via Video - Is it effective?


For information about our instructional video courses, please click on the links below:

Working with the Cuboid Bone

Working with the Cuboid Bone

The following video is a short clip from the online course "Governing Vessel Part III: The Lumbars, Hip Structure & Feet." Please watch to learn how to bring more mobility and alignment to the cuboid bone of the foot. This has a major impact on how force is dissipated throughout the body during upright activities.

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Arches of the Feet

Working with the cuboid bone is one factor in restoring the very important function of the arches in the foot. When operating properly, the arch system helps to dissipate forces that enter the body from the impact of walking and running. When the arches do not function in the right way, these forces move up into the body and can adversely affect the ankles, knees, hips, spine and cranium.

 

The longitudinal arch of the foot transmits the force of gravity and body weight into the ground when standing, and to the big toe when moving. This creates a giant lever that gives spring to the gait. The transverse arch is mainly responsible for absorbing shock from the impact of our body weight during walking and running. It also keeps the body stable and balanced.

 
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Restoring Arch Function

If for any reason the articulations of the foot operate incorrectly, it can have consequences on the rest of the body, especially over time. When the shock of impact from motion is not dissipated at the arch, it is transferred up into the body; it becomes internalized as the structures above brace against it. When these forces of body motion are unresolved, everything from the hip joints to the atlas and cranium can become compressed. This contributes to body tensions, binding of the soft tissue and can literally shock the internal organs. The following technique helps to restore the mobility and alignment of the cuboid bone and enhance arch function.


 

For info & enrollment in the online course "The Lumbars, Hip Structure & Feet" please click the button below:


Tips for Strengthening Your Digestive System: Part II

Learn more techniques to strengthen your digestive system. These are things that you can do for yourself  to increase health, balance and clarity. If you missed Part I of this series, it is below this video.

This was a livestream session, so is relatively informal. Enjoy!

 

 
 
 

To watch Part I, please click on the video below:

 
 
 
 

 

For more information about our online video course 'Hara: Treatment for the Digestive & Circulatory Systems', please click on the button below:

 

Treatment of the Ileocecal Valve

The Ileocecal valve lies at the juncture of the small and large intestines. This valve often gets stuck open, disrupting movement of waste material into the large intestine. This technique helps to strengthen this area of the body and restore its proper function. 

This video is part of the online course called "Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems." For info & enrollment please go to the link:
Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems.

Many people today have digestive challenges, including constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis, leaky gut, Crohn's or Celiac Disease, diabetes, gall stones, or cancer somewhere in the digestive tract. The techniques that you will learn in this course are powerful tools to address these ailments and assist clients in recovering digestive strength and balance. Some of them are original to this work, while others have a long tradition of use.
 

 
 
 

This video is part of the online course called "Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems." For info & enrollment please click on the button below:

 

The Digestive System and Conception Vessel

This video is an introduction to the online course 'Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems.'

Bodyworkers who can work skillfully with the digestive system offer tremendous benefits to their clients. Hara treatment is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen this area. To better understand the digestive system and its relationship to the Conception Vessel meridian, please click on the link below to watch a short video.

Working with the digestive system in a specific, therapeutic way improves digestion, strength and clarity and gives the receiver ability to develop a better blood quality. In the online video course called 'Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems' we give instruction in treating not only the organs, but the energetic factors which contribute to poor function of this area of the body. The series of techniques presented can be used as a complete protocol, or separately whenever they will be effective.

Many people today have digestive challenges, including obesity, constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis, leaky gut, Crohn's or Celiac Disease, diabetes, gall stones, or cancer somewhere in the digestive tract. This course provides powerful, unique tools to assist them. Some of the techniques are original to this work, while others have a long tradition of use. Being able to offer a treatment like this provides tremendous benefits to clients who often do not have access to anything other than diet and/or medications to assist them in recovering digestive strength. 

 
 

 

For more info on the online course 'Hara: Treatment of the Digestive & Circulatory Systems' click the button below:

 

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Lumbar Flexion Part I: move chi in the lower back/hips/hara

Shiatsu is about moving chi. Traditional shiatsu techniques empower a practitioner to give effective treatments that create deep change.  To learn a great technique for stimulating chi in the lower back/hips/hara area, please click the play button below.  Part II & Part III of this technique are presented in the full online course Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters.  

 
 

New Online Shiatsu Course

This is one of the almost 40 techniques presented in the new online course "Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters."  Click below for more info:

 

We welcome your comments & questions below.