The Shiatsu College


The path of the Shiatsu therapist starts, and continues, with trusting the power of touch.
Its roots lie in self-awareness, self-development and an understanding of self-healing in body and mind. Its heart is to be found in Chinese and Japanese medical philosophy. Throughout the course and with increasing depth, we will explore, learn and practise the art and science of touch therapy. Using aspects of meditation, visualisation, authentic communication and in-depth study, Shiatsu becomes a way of life.
Qigong, Self-Shiatsu, Holistic Anatomy, lunch on the beach and swimming in the sea are also on the cards! Contact us about the Level 4 Diploma in Shiatsu course and its first year  Certificate for  Holistic Acupressure, we are happy to answer your questions.
Our teacher training courses in Qigong and Yoga and a Level 4 RQF Teaching Qualification, Certificate in Education and Training start in Autumn 2021.

We have a new, amazing venue with direct access to the beach!  Azur Marina Pavillion. St Leonards on Sea is a great place to study with plenty of accommodation and great places to eat.
Azur, Marina Pavillion, Marina, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0BU
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Where we're located.

Term Dates & Fees

Fees 2021/22
Fees 2022/23
Various payment options are available such as monthly instalments, please enquire for details.
Although we offer easy payments terms, starting the course does make you liable to pay the full balance of the fees, whether you complete the course or not.
All fees include registration with LASER learning for course accreditation.
Please make contact and we will send you a registration form.  Secure your place by returning the completed registration form and paying the non-refundable deposit. (if the course is undersubscribed we reserve the right to cancel or postpone, in which case your deposit will be returned to you swiftly.)
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Term Dates 2021/22
Term Dates 2022/23

Teaching Team

Annie Cryar
BSc Cert.Ed(1974) FwSS

Annie qualified as a teacher (QTS) in the early 1970’s. Her love of the art of teaching and life long learning continues. Annie’s Yoga practice also spans decades and she qualified to teach Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, at the same time discovering Qigong as part of her Shiatsu studies. She is committed to helping students find the best in themselves to teach the form, the essence and the spirit of Shiatsu, Qigong and Yoga. Her love of Shiatsu and its amazing potential for supporting people through their journey in life has never diminished.

Rose Fuhrmann
PhD MA Cert.Ed FwSS

Rose has been teaching for the Shiatsu College since 2005. Her life and work are rooted in the ongoing exploration of “The Way”. She brings a depth of knowledge of Chinese Medicine, the foundation of Shiatsu, and the intricacies of Energy work to her teaching and - with a Master in Sports Science and Physical Education and a PhD in Religious History - also a certain rigor and a broad spectrum of interests. Rose is an experienced QiGong teacher specialising in therapeutic QiGong, often working with therapists from other fields of energy healing such as Osteopathy, Cranio-Sacral and Trauma Therapy, Alexander Technique, and Voice Therapy.

Catherine Burnett

Catherine graduated as a teacher of Physical Education with Dance in 1993 and her teaching background led her to a career in management training and development. She was responsible for the design and delivery of development workshops and one to one coaching, including stress management and the art of facilitation. She has worked in partnership with the N.H.S., E.S.C.C., Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council on various community well-being projects. The combination of the ancient wisdom of Taoism and new perspectives in Energy Medicine continues to influence her teaching.