Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Studio The Way of Wellness and Balance

 Workshops & Classes

Teaching 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 I'm a Shiatsu and Swedish Massage insturctor in Physical Ed

ucation Department's Personal Growth section at Cornell University.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I created online Self-Care and Massage courses to support the college students and the clients.

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

http://www.ncbtmb.org

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Approved Provider's #451999-12

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.

 

2-Day CE Workshop Level 1 (12 CEUs for NCBTMB & NYS)

Level 1 consists of 4 sections and each section covers one of the 4 Shiatsu positions. Each position class is 2 days, 12 hour workshop, mostly hands-on.

You can take these classes indivisually or take any of these 2-day classes in any order.  

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Prone Position

Dates: 11/12 & 13, 2022

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

Fee: $360

Location, 420 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY14850

Descriptions: This workshop helps massage therapists who wants to learn the fundamentals of Shiatsu and be able to offer a Shiatsu session on prone (back) position. We will practice on a Shiatsu mat. If working on the floor mat is not comfortable or physically challenged, there is an option to use a massage table. Please let the instructor know in advance.

You Will Learn:

  • Benefits of working on the Prone position (the back)
  • Introduction to Hara Assessment 
  • Makko Ho stretch (12 Meridian Stretch) and Do-In (Self-Care) exercise
  • Learn the effective body mechanics for Shiatsu
  • Learn the meridians and potent points on the back side of the body
  • Yu (Associated) Points
  • Autonomic Nervous System Balancing
  • Hip alignment technique

By the end of the workshop, you will learn the sequence and be able to give a Shiatsu session on the back of the body comfortably and effectively.

 

Shiatsu Workshop Level 1 - Supine Positon

Dates: TBA 10:00am-5:00pm  

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: 11/11/2022

Time: 1:00PM - 5PM, 4CEUs

Fee: $150 ($100 if taken with the 12 hour, 2 Day Workshop on the same week/weekend)

Location: 420 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY14850

Descriptions: This workshop helps massage therapists who wants to integrate Shiatsu in their massage practice or be able to offer a Shiatsu session on a massage table.

You will learn: 

  • Benefits and effectiveness of Shiatsu on a massage table
  • Body mechanics and learn how to be gentle on your body (save your hands) while applying pressure effectively with ease
  • How to integrate Shiatsu with other massage modalities
  • Lean effective Shiatsu points and meridians for specific conditions and issues
  • Great introduction or refresher to Shiatsu 
  • How to ground and engage with your center by using Hara (Tanden)

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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 aromastudio@hotmail.com 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) or by arrangement (a discoutn can be applied to a longer tutorial).

 

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 Asakura, aromastudio@hotmail.com

 

Thank you and I look forward to working with you!