Jane Lyons is passionate about Shiatsu and she loves the honesty and integrity of the connection that it allows between people. Her students particularly love the clarity, energy, imagination and humour of her teaching. Jane has been teaching Shiatsu since 1991, she is also a Ki Aikido Teacher, an approved Shiatsu Society (UK) assessor, a trained Massage Therapist, a visual artist and member of the Ki Federation of Great Britain.
Annie is Principal of the Shiatsu College, Hastings. She started her career as a teacher in primary schools in the early 1970‘s and her interest in the art of teaching continues to the present day. Annie has a wide range of teaching experience and has mentored teacher-trainees in both mainstream education and for the UK Shiatsu Society. Annie is a member of the Shiatsu Society’s teacher trainer panel and has worked with The Shiatsu College teacher training programme, she has also assisted on the National College of School Leadership, a professional programme for head teachers. She gained a qualification in Internal Verification in 2010. Annie was inspired to practise Qigong through the teaching of Nicola Ley and Paul Lundberg and has more recently studied with Sifu Wing Cheung. She has taught Qigong, Yoga and Shiatsu for the past nineteen years. She is committed to helping students find the best in themselves to teach the form, the essence and the spirit of Qigong.
Sebastian Deans loves seeing life’s beauty and humour from many angles, and he brings this quality to his teaching, with simple explanations. He has been training and practising in Norfolk since 2004, assisting at the Norwich branch since 2007. He has now joined the teaching team for the College as well as running his own Shiatsu workshops in the North Norfolk countryside. Sebastian also practices Reiki, Qi Gong and parenting.
Claire heads the Brighton Branch. She is a member of the Shiatsu Society UK, and qualified as a Professional Shiatsu Practitioner in 2007. She has a thriving Shiatsu practice in Brighton; specialising in psychological and emotional health. Also practising at Southdown’s Housing Trust, Mental Health Recovery Centre, (previously the NHS) for over 14 years; dedicated to taking Shiatsu out into the community. Her passion for teaching arrives from her ability to make life in the classroom accessible and enjoyable for all. Her teaching style and humour, with background in Fine Art and Design, brings the theory side of the course to life and opens up students’ potential. Claire also teaches Qigong, and brings this meditative ancient art form as a teaching tool in the Shiatsu classroom and workshops.