Graduate Support Program

Refine and Strengthen Your Existing Skills

Finding Classical Channels By Feel

September 8 - November 10

Tuesdays, 3-6pm

Taught by WinterJade Forest

In 2020, Grandmother Winter Jade will begin an ongoing series of courses for graduate support. 

The classes are designed to:
1. Support graduates in reviewing & strengthening their existing entry-level skills
2. Train past graduates in the new skills we've added to the program in the last two years
3. Provide guidance in the personal qi cultivation needed to do shiatsu at a high level
4. Give direct clinical supervision to help graduates put the principles in action

  • All classes will be taught by Grandmother Winter Jade, our resident national treasure of shiatsu wisdom
  • There will be three separate classes.  
  • All hours count for CE credit for Illinois license renewals.
  • Each one is a 30-hour class, priced at $480. ($16 per hour!)
  • Additionally, if you commit to all three classes, there is a further price reduction to $1200, payable in nine monthly installments of $133.
  • Or, you can start an annual Student For Life subscription plan, in which you can take these and other advanced Zen Shiatsu classes for $79/month. (!!!)

Fall 2020: Finding Classical Channels by Feel - 30 hours
September 8 - November 10, Tuesdays 3-6pm - Please Note the Date Change
Do you sometimes wish you knew for sure if you are really on the meridian? Do you wish you felt secure enough in your hand’s sensitivity to trust that you found the point? Do you wish there was another way to learn meridian and point locations besides memorizing anatomical landmarks? Then let’s turn your wishes into reality!

Discover how to locate meridians and points by sense of touch. Learn the missing information that makes it so much easier to feel what you’re looking for. In this course we will consult meridian charts like we do maps – to get an idea of the “landscape” of the meridians. Then, we will palpate the actual channels the way we follow a trail – by literally entering into the “territory” (with our thumbs) and experiencing it through our senses.

Skill-building will include: finding the most effective angles, recognizing when your touch has penetrated into the whole body, confidently finding and treating the whole channel between each point, not just "point-to-point'. 
Prerequisite: Beginning Zen Shiatsu

Postponed until 2021: Finding Masunaga Extensions by Feel - 30 hours
This class will proceed through the Masunaga Extensions.  The details of the extensions are often lost by graduates after graduation.  It’s very much worth re-connecting with these channels at a deeper level, because they provide access to some of the strongest transformation and re-shaping of the body through treatment of the torso and joints.

Skill-building will include: finding and treating all the Masunaga extensions with the same precise touch refined in the first module, learning to use the back diagnostic areas for treatment.  
Prerequisite: Zen Shiatsu III & Module 1 - Finding Classical Meridians By Feel

Postponed until 2021: Intern Clinic - 30 hours
We will culminate the series with 30 hours of clinical observation and application. At this 3rd and final module of the series, the main goal is building clinical proficiency with confidence and professionalism. Classmates, rather than the general public, will be your clients. The hope for this module is to bring out the healer in each intern. Toward this end, the atmosphere will be very intimate and confidential. This is an opportunity for deeply supporting one another to pour ourselves into the work; for bringing together all our newly honed hands-on skills and all our theoretical knowledge; and for adding the magical healing ingredients of empathy and compassion.

Winter Jade will show interns how to heighten their observation skills and tactile sensitivity. Interns will perceive, assess and respond to the reactions of the client in real time as their treatment progresses. There will be in-the-moment assistance with building a treatment plan and adapting techniques to the needs of the client as they arise. We will also troubleshoot any issues with body mechanics. By the end of this module, you will have truly applied and internalized all the techniques refined this year.

Prerequisite: Advanced Zen Shiatsu & Module 2 - Finding Masunaga Extensions by Feel

To subscribe to the Student For Life Plan, which includes these courses for $79/month, call our office or register online via MindBody here:

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To Register:

Finding Classical Channels By Feel and Composing a Treatment : $480
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