Norwich Shiatsu College Quarterly Enews
The Norwich Branch of the Shiatsu College holds its classes at the Wellbeing Centre, a lovely central venue, with spacious rooms, leafy views and its own garden for outdoor exercises and summer picnic lunches. We can also offer simple overnight accommodation at the Shiatsu Centre clinic for students travelling from afar. We’re working on a new plan for future classes in 2021-22 – since the pandemic has interrupted our usual approach – please just get in touch direct if you’re interested in learning with us!
Student Clinic Session
The Norwich Branch also runs fully supervised, monthly student clinics – for more information and booking info please email Shakura Meddings
Dates for 2021/22:
Sep 18-19 2021
Jan 15-16 2022
April 1-4: The Residential: included in Yr 3, optional for Yrs 1 & 2*
Apr 9-10 (Yrs 1&2 only)
* The College runs a very popular annual Residential course as part of the Diploma training. This is now open to all levels, including post-graduate students from our linked international project New Energy Work (newenergywork.com). Diploma students are required to attend the Residential as part of their Year 3
Fees for 2020/21 below to give you an idea – to be updated for 2021-22 soon!
(Diploma 1st year – Acupressure Certificate)
(includes online Anatomy course)
(Diploma – 2nd year)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)
(Diploma – graduating year)
(includes online Physiology & Pathology course; Residential; Graduation)
Additional Workshops & Classes:
Norwich Teaching Team:
Dinah John BA FwSS – Branch Principal
Dinah’s love of life and of Shiatsu manifest in the great enthusiasm she brings to her teaching. She is endlessly interested in and fascinated by human beings and she touches profoundly all those who work with her. Practising Shiatsu and Qigong for over 30 years, she has been an editor of the Shiatsu Society Journal since 1997, a teacher at post-graduate level for over 25 years and is a popular guest teacher both in the UK and Europe – known for her clarity, humour and generosity of spirit, as well as her rich experience. She was originally an English literature graduate and trained as a teacher of English.
Cliff Andrews MSc FwSS
Cliff Andrews is an internationally renowned Shiatsu teacher who is invited to teach regularly throughout Europe and in the USA and Australia. He has been practising Shiatsu since 1981 and, following his apprenticeship with pioneering teacher Pauline Sasaki, he went on to work alongside her for 25 years – creating a coherent development for the Masunaga Zen Shiatsu system. In 1986 Cliff co-founded the Shiatsu College, and in 1992 he established the Post-Graduate CPD programme, now at www.newenergywork.com. Cliff has developed many advanced Shiatsu techniques and has worked with eminent scientists, such as James Oschman and Emilio del Guidice, in developing an understanding of the scientific basis for Shiatsu and energy medicine. Cliff is renowned for his clear, structured and supportive teaching style.
Sylvie Marshall BA FwSS
Sylvie’s teaching is informed by her drama and counselling background and also by a fascination with concepts of Ki awareness. She has taught at several branches of the Shiatsu College, as well as working regularly with students in Norwich, and she has run occasional courses in Italy. Sylvie has maintained a busy Shiatsu practice for over 20 years and she is also a Teacher Trainer for the Shiatsu Society UK
Celia Little FwSS
Celia Little has been practising and teaching Shiatsu for nearly 25 years and she is an Assessor and Mentor for the Shiatsu Society. As a Shiatsu teacher Celia has an earthy and experiential style, drawing on aspects of Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering, Japenese Butoh and Voice Movement Integration. From a passion for somatic work that began in the 80s, Celia’s present interest is ‘moving in nature’. She finds experiencing life, simple ‘presence’ and spirituality through the body can become paramount and she is part of an ongoing group that dances in unique outdoor spaces. Celia offers outdoor workshops and regular classes.
Sebastian Deans FwSS
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.