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Zen Shiatsu Certification Bundles:

Total Time Frame:

Part-Time: 500 hours over 14-24 months, 3-6 hours per week, evenings and weekends.


Each bundle includes class instruction and materials.

A selection of elective courses and practice classes will be available from the Five Lights Center of Shiatsu or other schools/centers/online.

  • Supervised Practice Classes = 100 hours

  • Elective Courses = 50 hours

No textbooks or other materials are required for the program. See the “Shop” tab for recommended books.

Massage Therapists with Transfer Credit:

  • Your massage training may cover the Western Sciences and Professional Development classes, combined with Eastern Medicine and elective coursework to qualify you as a graduate of our 500-hour Zen Shiatsu training program. Email your transcript to

Payment Methods:

  •  Payments are accepted via Cash, PayPal, Check, and ACH.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Intensive and weekend workshop refunds: Cancellation 5 days before the course begins - full refund, less $30 withdrawal fee; less than 5 days - no refund but the fee may be transferred to other Five Lights Center courses, less $30 withdrawal fee. No refund in other cases.

Bundle 1: Introduction to Zen Shiatsu

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

= 60 hours = $1200 

Bundle 2: Intermediate Zen Shiatsu

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

= 60 hours = $1200

Bundle 3: Professional Competency in Zen Shiatsu

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9

= 60 hours = $1200

Level 10 class tuition (20hours)

Level 10 

= 20 hours = 420

500 Hours Zen Shiatsu Certification Training Program:

We offer a comprehensive curriculum based on traditional Japanese Zen Shiatsu at our Center. Students learn all aspects of the shiatsu practice in a rigorous yet friendly environment. Courses count toward our 500-hour Five Lights Shiatsu Certification which meets all national standards for the profession and enables graduates to apply for membership with the AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia). Professionals, as well as non-professionals, are also welcome to take individual courses.

  • 50 hours of Elective Courses

  • 100 hours of Supervised Ongoing Practice Classes

  • 100 hours of Anatomy and Physiology can be taken Online - ABMP/AMTA

  • 50 hours Other Courses (First Aid & CPR, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Business Skills, Review of the laws, legislation, and regulations for the ABT profession, etc) can be taken Online - ABMP/AMTA/AOBTA

*Please note that registration in this course commits the student to pay for all levels included within the time frame indicated. If for any reason, a student is unable to continue studying at the time that the next level is offered, payment is still required, but he/she will be allowed to continue studying at that level when it is offered at a future time if an opening in the class is available.

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