Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Studio The Way of Wellness and Balance

Workshops & Classes

imageTeaching Shiatsu has been an integral part of my practice and I have been offering Shiatsu workshops and classes for those qualified massage therapists for their continuing education since 2007.

"Yumi Asakura is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMT's continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal."

Currently, I am offering the following classes which are approved by NCBTMB for Continuing Education credits.

Approved Provider's #451999-12

2-day workshops (12 NCBTMB CE hours/NYS 12 CEUs): 10:00AM-5:00PM

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Supine Positon

Upcoming workshop in Spring 2018. Date TBA

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Prone Position

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1Side-lying Position

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Sitting Position and Integration

Fee for a 2-day workshop: $275

** 2 day workshop fee for current students or recent massage school graduates get 20% off discount, $220. Please mention it when you register.

Registration fee: $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure your place.

Each 2-day workshop offers 12 CE credits for NCBTMB and NYS.


Half-day Shiatsu Classes  (4 CEUs for NCBTMB and NYS):

Shiatsu for the Massage Table  9:00AM-1:00PM or 1:00PM-5:00PM

Fee: $120 


Shiatsu Workshop Level 2 - Advanced Techniques, site specific (4 hours)

Pre-requisit: completed all 4 Level 1 workshops or intermediate level of Shiatsu training.

Fee: $120


I also offer on-going Shiatsu classes for those who would like to pursue further Shiatsu training.


Shiatsu training practice classes (2 or 3 hours, minimum 2 participants) 

Fees: $60 for 2 hrs, $90 for 3 hrs per person

Dates and time to be arranged. Please email for more information.


One-on-One Shiatsu Tutorial

Fee: $50 per hour


Location for all classes and workshops is in Ithaca, NY or other locations by arrangement.

For more information, please email Yumi, or send a message via this website.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you!


Withdrawals, Refunds & Cancellations Policy

There are no refunds of a $50 registration deposit if you withdraw from a class, or if you fail to attend.

No Refunds will be made for classes taken. While I make every effort to provide quality classes and instructions, I cannot guarantee satisfaction with every class offered and will be no refund after the class. I do, however, invite your honest feedback; an evaluation form is handed out at the end of every class for this purpose. 

Please also be aware that in order to receive CEUs for a course, you must attend the entire course, and there are no makeups or partial CEUs granted.