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

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Supine Positon

Upcoming workshop in Spring 2018. Dates:

April 28th & 29th, 2018   (This class is full! Thank you!)

420 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Fee: $275


Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Prone Position

September 22 & 23,, 2018   

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

420 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Fee: $275


Shiatsu Workshop Level 1Side-lying Position

June 16th & 17th, 2018.  Coming up soon! 

10:00AM - 5:00PM, 12 CEUs 

420 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Fee: $275


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 (graduated within a year) get 20% off discount, $220. Please mention it when you registeri.

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 

June 9th, 2018

9:00am - 1:00PM

420 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY 14850

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 per hour/a class

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


One-on-One Shiatsu Tutorial

Fee: $60 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.