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from Absolute Beginner right through to fully qualified Professional registered and insured with the Zen Shiatsu Society.
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Zen School of Shiatsu

19 Phipp Street
London EC2A 4NP
Tel: 0700 078 1195

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Shiatsu Training Course Management

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Basic: Practical Certificate

5-day Special Intensive

Intermediate: Diploma

Advanced: Shiatsu Practitioner Professional Licence

Course Management Tutorial

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Meet new people, enjoy some hands-on treatment, take your first step to learn a a caring skill at an Open Evening with no commitment, no obligation, no need to book... just turn up, and perhaps find yourself on the way to a new career or a satisfying hobby. Talk to people already on the Shiatsu path and have your questions answered. WELCOME!


Anyone setting out on a learning path has to consider their resources of time and money. Its a good idea to think about your preferences, too.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you a person who likes learning by total immersion? or steady absorption?
  • Do you want to jump-start your training with an Intensive, or soak it up gently by the month or the week?
  • For your further training, have you the time and capacity to fast-track, combining courses, or will you steadily forge ahead, step by step?


STARTER COURSES: BASIC LEVEL leading to Practical Certificate - the first Step

Options Available

Time estimate* to complete Basic Course Cycle: (the time estimate is flexible - if you miss a session you catch up on the next round of the Basic Learning-Cycle

You can complete the 12 Learning-Modules of the Starter Course in any of the following ways:

  • Over six months on the Third Saturday of each month 10am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm (Saturdays have two class-sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
  • Over 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30 pm, throughout the year, start any time
  • Over 12 weeks on Thursday afternoons 2.30-5.30 pm, throughout the year, start any time

Weekly and Monthly options offer Continuous Enrolment so you can start any Tuesday evening, Thursday afternoon, or 3rd Saturday morning.

As soon as you begin the Basic Learning-Cycle, start your own-time practice-treatments on fellow-students, friends and family, and gain experience helping out at Festivals and Exhibitions

If you are combining courses**, then as soon as you have completed five or six of the Basic Level classes:

  1. Start sitting-in observing the Intermediate Level Course Tutorials
  2. Complete the Intermediate Reading Assignments

You can combine payments to get the discounts and make the savings without necessarily combining the courses. The courses can be done consecutively or concurrently - at the pace you choose, and yes you can change if your circumstances change.

If we have given you sufficient information, why not get started? You can turn up without booking to any of the Basic classes.

If you’d like to know more before making the commitment, come and see us, or give us a call on 0700 078 1195, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 12noon to 3pm.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL leading to Intermediate Level Diploma

As soon as you have completed the Intermediate Reading and attained your Basic Level Certificate in Practical Shiatsu you are ready to join the Intermediate Learning-Cycle of 43 Modules.

Each Module consists of four parts:

  • Preparing an Assignment*** in your own time
  • Participating in a Tutorial
  • Participating in a Practical
  • Doing two/three own-time Learning-Treatments each week

Options Available Shortest Time estimate* to complete Intermediate Course Cycle:

  • Weekly 11 months allowing for school breaks:

    Evenings: Tuesday 6.30-9.30 Practical and Thursday 6.30-9.30 Tutorial

    or Afternoons: Tuesday Afternoon 2.30 -5.30 Tutorial; Thursday Afternoon 2.30-5.30 Practical

    or Weekdays: Tuesdays or Thursdays:

    Tuesday Afternoon & Evening 2.30 -5.30 Tutorial 6.30-9.30 Practical

    or Thursday Afternoon & Evening 2.30-5.30 Practical 6.30-9.30 Tutorial

  • Monthly Weekends 22 months

    3rd Saturday of the month 10am-1pm and 2-5 pm 2xPracticals

    Sunday 10am-1pm and 2-5 pm 2xTutorials

*the Time estimate is flexible - if you miss a session you catch up on the next round of the Intermediate Learning-Cycle

On completing 85% of the Intermediate Learning Cycle, arrange with your Tutor for Intermediate Level Assessment training and then Assessment.

You can pre-view or download Intermediate Level Assignments on-line: click here then on the month when the Calendar shows


After eight or nine Modules of the Intermediate Level Learning-Cycle (earlier if you feel ready), if you are combining courses, start sitting-in observing Advanced Level Professional Licence Course Clinics, Case-Studies and Study-Days.

The full training can be completed in two years by combining courses. This is a choice. Some people take two-and-half to three years while others spend a leisurely four or five.

Its up to you to go at your own pace. We are here to help you do so.

ADVANCED LEVEL Shiatsu Practitioner Course leading to the Professional Licence to Practise Zen Shiatsu (LicZS) is an ongoing Cycle of:

  • 12 monthly Weekend Modules based on the first Saturday of each month
  • 6 monthly Supervised Practice evenings on the third Wednesday of the month
  • Plus additional own-time modules.

    Each Weekend Module consists of:

    • A WalkIn Clinic on the Saturday Morning 10am-12noon where students practise under supervision of a Tutor,
    • followed by a Case-Study Tutorial from 2 to 5pm in the afternoon
    • and on the Sunday 10am to 5pm a Study-Day with focus on integrating course material in preparation for assessment and life as a licensed practitioner of Zen Shiatsu.
    • When you have attained your Intermediate Level Diploma you will be ready to begin your series of Case-Studies for the Professional Licence, start your assisting programme, work in out-clinics and work-placements, preparing to cross the bridge from Student to Practitioner.

      On completion of 85% of the Professional Licence requirements including six Supervised Practices, you will be ready for Professional assessment training and assessment, for admission to the Register of the Zen Shiatsu Society as a fully qualified Practitioner.

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