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Meridian Weekend Courses

A Series of Weekend Courses Designed to Consolidate and Revise Classical Meridians, Points & an Opportunity to Practice Techniques & Exchange Treatments. These are certificated short courses which count towards Continuing Professional Development CPD.

Day 1 Saturday 17th February 2018: Reprise Classical Water Meridians & Revision of  Classical Secondary Fire Meridians & Sotai Techniques lead by Bill Commerford.

  • Treating Classical Triple Heater & Heart Protector in supine and sitting positions
  • Sotai Techniques to assist clients and work with resistance and core muscles to increase strength,  ease and range of movement

Day 2 Sunday 18th February 2018 Revisision of Classical Wood Meridians & Sotai lead by Bill Commerford . We will look at:

  • Treating Classical Gall Bladder & Liver Meridians in supine and side positions
  • More Sotai Techniques and aspects of good style which provide appropriate support and quality of contact

This is also Weekend 5 of the Certificate in Shiatsu and Movement Shiatsu.


17-18 March 2018: Movement Shiatsu, Three Families, Six Forms of Touch & Inner Qigong to book with Eventbrite

Weekend 6 of the Certificate in Shiatsu and Movement Shiatsu is also designed as a pair of stand alone workshops for those interested in different aspects of Movement Shiatsu, or for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. Lead by Jonathan Clifford

Day 1 Saturday 17th March 2018: First Family Review of the Yang Ming of the Large Intestine & Stomach and the Tai Yin of the Lung & Spleen includes an exploration of:

  • Getting Our Needs Met: Rejecting what we don’t want and letting go
  • Front Door Touch:
  • 5 Element Associations of Earth & Metal
  • Exploring the Earth Element and its relationship with grounding & embodiment & Hara.
  • Discovering how the Metal Element relates to boundaries, containment & letting go;
  • Exploration of what we require to feel & trust what supports us,
  • Interactive Touch:
  • Bounce, Flesh & Tone; Bring Awareness to Breath; Expansion from Centre to Periphery;
  • Inhabiting Our Boundaries

Day 2, Sunday 18th March 2018: Second Family Review of the Second Family Meridians & Organs: the Shao Yin of the Kidney & Heart and the Tai Yang of the Bladder & Small Intestine includes an exploration of:

  • Opening, Listening, Core Aspiration & Expressing this in Breath & Movement
  • Spontaneity, Ancestry & Roots
  • Amplifying Touch: is ‘from the Heart’ & characterised by empathy & compassion
  • Voice As ‘The Muscle Of The Soul’ and working with this therapeutically
  • Aligning Action & Intention Towards Attaining Goals for Which We Reach;
  • Clarity, Absorption & Inhibition
  • Clarifying Touch: the clarity of contacting specific tissue (e.g. bone) enables our therapeutic focus
  • Five Elements – Primary Fire & Water
  • The Relationship Between Self & Other manifests in how we communicate & approach others


Coming Soon in Spring 2018

Year 1 of a two-year accelerated Weekday training: this Full Shiatsu Professional Practitioner Training Course encompasses both the Certificate and Diploma in Shiatsu. The course is designed for those unable to make weekend training programmes.

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Ki Kai Shiatsu School has taught Shiatsu successfully for over 20 years and aims to:

          1. Offer the highest quality tuition in the skills of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine.
          2. Make Shiatsu accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.
          3. Provide an open, co-operative, exploratory and supportive learning environment.
          4. Actively encourage the integration of Shiatsu into organised healthcare and as a service in community social health and well-being.

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