Anne’s early work in Medical Genetics, together with her Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Acupuncture practice, contribute to her ongoing fascination with the miracle that is the human body/mind/spirit. Her teaching is laced with a mischievous sense of humour and she is thrilled when her students also experience the possibility of the universe as a harmonious whole. She is an Editor for the Shiatsu Society Journal, former Chair of Shiatsu Society and her Acupuncture MSc Dissertation was on Shiatsu for people with shoulder pain.
Mandy is inspired by working and connecting with people. On first experiencing Shiatsu, she realised what an exciting potential for change on all levels it has for individuals. She has continued to explore for herself and share with others her love of this practice, bringing enthusiasm and a sense of fun to her teaching. She works with various community and health initiative projects providing grassroots sessions and has provided Shiatsu in workplace and corporate environments. Apart from her Shiatsu practice Mandy teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and works in a community pottery.
Hannah's teaching is rooted in over 20 years' experience as an established shiatsu practitioner in Manchester. She is committed to supporting others in creating their own professional shiatsu practice, as well as savouring the process of learning, and regularly runs CPD events for shiatsu practitioners. She has completed a specialist training in Shiatsu for Maternity Care. Hannah has a background in academic research (shiatsu and psychotherapy), and enjoys bringing her enquiring mind into her teaching. Her personal creative practice includes dance and movement (5 Rhythms and Movement Medicine) and writing poetry.
Karey was drawn to Shiatsu as an antidote to a stressful career in managing hostels for homeless people. Having known little about Shiatsu at the time, she felt compelled to study it and changed jobs so to give space for it in her life. She has continued to develop as a practitioner, studying Acupuncture to broaden her understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and moving into Sei Ki practice as a way to deepen her Shiatsu and connection with people and the universe. Karey has always been driven by a desire for social justice and equality and continues to work as an advocate for children in care.
Rachel graduated from the Manchester branch of the Shiatsu college in 2014, and later returned as a teaching assistant. She is currently in the process of training to be a Shiatsu teacher with the college. As well as practicing Shiatsu, Rachel also works as a music therapist and has worked in a range of mental health and educational settings over many years.