Vertical pressure on the body: that stimulation of certain points on and inside the body will have a positive effect on the body’s ability to heal itself and restore health.


Level 1: Introduction To The Primary Meridians 

September 28-30, 2018 Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-7pm

Tuition fee: $350



In this course you will be introduced to the history and the foundations of Asian medicine, the concepts of Tao, Ki and Yin-Yan. You will locate the pathways of the 12 primary meridians and learn how to feel the quality of Ki for each of them through palpation.

With the practice of specific exercises, you will develop the flexibility necessary to work with Shiatsu techniques. You will use meditation to center yourself before working with your partner, as you start a journey into self-awareness.


  • History of Shiatsu

  • Definition of terms: Shiatsu, Ki, Yin, Yan, Meridians and Tsubo

  • Quality of Yin and Yan

  • Palpation and location of Meridians

  • Basic function of Meridians

  • Makaho exercises

  • Ki palpation

  • Learn how to give a full body session


Level 2: The Five Elements Theory

October 26-28, 2018 Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-7pm

Tuition fee: $350 / $300 two weeks in advance


Teacher Training Program: 

Group practice Class: 

Thursdays 7-9pm

Tuition fee: $15 per person

Shiatsu and Qi Gong:

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 6-7pm

Tuition fee: $15

Private session:

FREE Introductory Workshop : 

Friday, September 21, 2018 7-8pm, & Monday, September 24, 2018 10-11am


We introduce the theory of five-elements. The theory includes movement and interaction of generation and control cycles, elemental associations: season, color, emotions, and more.

We locate the Hara where energy resides. By palpating the Hara diagnostic areas we find the energetic disharmony expressed by Kyo and Jitsu (deficiency and excess). This constitutes the basic assessment for treatment.

We locate the 12 associated points of the organs / meridians on the bladder channel (Yu points), the 12 alarm points on the front of the torso for each meridian (Bo points). We practice locating the 12 meridians in supine and prone positions, with special focus on the transitions from side to side.

The Five Lights Shiatsu Teacher Training provides a pathway to incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual and Zen aspects of Shiatsu into daily life.




Weekly group sessions focused on technique, health, and becoming part of the Shiatsu community.  





気功 Qi gong, pronounced “chee gong,” is a gentle, flowing form of movement therapy that delivers a variety of health benefits. The words qi gong mean “energy work” or “energy cultivation.” Millions of people around the world now practice this regimen of meditative motion and deep breathing to enhance their physical and spiritual well-being.



Relax, revitalize and renew your energy.

Regular sessions help keep your energy balanced. You will develop a deeper awareness of body, mind and spirit connections and work toward your own healing.



This workshop is open to all.

To learn more about Shiatsu, you will be doing hands-on work. When you attend the workshop, you receive 10% off the tuition fee for your next course. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing,