Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Studio The Way of Wellness and Balance

Workshops & Classes

imageTeaching Shiatsu has been an integral part of my practice and passion!

I have been offering Shiatsu CE workshops and ongoing classes for those who are qualified massage therapists since 2007. I have taught at Finger Lakes School of Massage for over 17 years, and am currently teaching Shiatsu and Swedish Massage in Physical Education Department at Cornell University.

Yumi Asakura, LMT 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 CE Workshops (12 NCBTMB CE hours/NYS 12 CEUs)

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Supine Positon

Dates: TBA 10:00am-5:00pm  

Fee: $360 


Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Prone Position

Dates: TBA

10:00AM - 5:00PM, 12 CEUs

Fee: $360


Shiatsu Workshop Level 1Side-lying Position

Dates: TBA

10:00AM - 5:00PM, 12 CEUs 

Fee: $360 


Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Sitting Position and Integration

Dates: TBA

10:00AM - 5:00PM, 12 CEUs 

Fee: $360 


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 Massage Table  9:00AM-1:00PM or 1:00PM-5:00PM 

Date: Upon Request 

Fee: $150 


Shiatsu Workshop Level 2 - Advanced Techniques, specific topics (4 CEUs)

Pre-requisit: Previous Shiatsu training

Fee: $180


On-going Shiatsu classes for those who would like to pursue more Shiatsu training. 

Shiatsu Apprenticeship Training Classes/Shiatsu Journey Class 

3 to 4 hours, weekly ongoing Shiatsu class for those who would like to pursue Shiatsu studies and practice in a supportive, fun environment.

Fees: $50 each class or, $180 monthly for 4 classes/month.

$400 for the entire 10 week course (Includes one tutorial). 

*Dates and time can be arranged. Please email for more information.

Shiatsu Practice Classes can be arranged.


350 Hours Shiatsu Certification Program - Please inquire within.


One-on-One Shiatsu Tutorial/Coaching

Fee: $100 per hour (in person or online)


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. The deposit can be applied to another workshop within a year.

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 make-ups or partial CEUs granted.


Location for the classes and workshops will be in downtown 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!