Beginning Zen Shiatsu

at Zen Shiatsu Chicago - Evanston

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$500 8 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Dec 09, 10:00am - Dec 13, 5:00pm (5 sessions)

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Evanston, North Side
825A Chicago Ave
Btwn Main & Kedzie Streets
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this massage class:

In Beginning Zen Shiatsu, we impart the simple ability to be with another human being in a healing context. This class is open to anyone who wants to learn to share this beautiful skill with others.

Every time you lay hands on another human, you have an opportunity to express mindfulness and compassion. You have the ability to spark the intrinsic healing potential of another individual.

In this class, we learn the fundamentals of Yin/Yang (Balance), Ki (Energy), Jing (Essence) and Shen (Consciousness). We study the twelve energy meridians of the body; their associations, functions and major points.

Most importantly, we learn how to facilitate change without manipulation using the principles of Zen Shiatsu. We learn how to take our cues from the receiver and achieve effective, supportive contact. We learn how to attune ourselves to the energy of ourself and our neighbors. You will be able to open an energetic circuit, tonify deficiency and calm excesses. By the end of the class, you will be able to give a full-body treatment.

Through self-care exercises, hands-on techniques and discussion, you will take your first steps towards understanding Chinese Medicine and Zen Shiatsu. This class is a self-contained learning experience and is also the foundation for our Shiatsu Certification Program.

Although there are many layers of complexity to these practices, everything you need to be a healer is contained in this one class. Cultivate a Zen Mind, a Beginner's Mind, and approach your receiver ready to learn.

"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki, Soto Zen Master

Note: All classes earn Illinois professional therapists CE's (Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naprapaths, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers)

Additional Notes:
  • One textbook is required for the class - Shiatsu: Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cook. The cost is $66.00, and it can be purchased from our bookstore in advance or on the first day of class.
  • This stand-alone class is offered for Continuing Education credit for licensed professionals and counts for 30 CE hours.

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.


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10:00am - 5:00pm TBD 5 $500
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Dec 10 10:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Wed, Dec 11 10:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Thu, Dec 12 10:00am - 5:00pm TBD
Fri, Dec 13 10:00am - 5:00pm TBD
11:00am - 2:00pm TBD 10 $500
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Tue, Jan 14 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
Tue, Jan 21 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
Tue, Jan 28 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
Tue, Feb 04 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
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Tue, Feb 25 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
Tue, Mar 03 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
Tue, Mar 10 11:00am - 2:00pm TBD
7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD 10 $500
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Thu, Jan 16 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Thu, Jan 23 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Thu, Jan 30 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
Thu, Feb 06 7:00pm - 10:00pm TBD
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