Beginning Zen Shiatsu

Learn to give a more detailed full-body treatment, and learn the locations and treatment methods for the twelve primary energy meridians of the body.

5 Week Course Offsite in Antioch IL

September 28-October 26, Tuesdays


Taught by Joy Culver

2-Weekend Intensive

October 15-17 & 22-24, Fridays 7-10pm, Saturdays/Sundays 9:30am-4:30pm

5-day intensive

December 13-17, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

10-Week Course

January 11- March 15, Tuesdays


Taught by Misha Sol

  • Learn a complete one-hour shiatsu treatment that you can use immediately!
  • Learn the locations of the twelve primary energy meridians
  • Learn clinical associations for each meridian (benefits to organs, emotions, etc.)

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of the body? Would you like to understand how internal organ issues, dietary and emotional factors contribute to pain and dysfunction?  Would you like to use acupoints and meridians to target chronic pain, internal organ dysfunction and chronic emotional stress?

We offer a Beginning course in Zen Shiatsu that is completely accessible to people of all experience, age and body type. In the course of the class, you will learn how to give an effective full-body treatment, and how to improve your own well-being by giving Zen Shiatsu from a state of relaxation and meditation. Zen Shiatsu is entirely low-impact. In fact, your own health is sure to improve by giving this treatment.

On top of getting training, you will also be receiving bodywork in class! In every class, students have plenty of time for hands-on exchange. So for $500 you will be receiving bodywork at least 10 times in class, in addition to learning how to do it yourself!

In Beginning Zen Shiatsu, we impart the simple ability to be with another human being in a healing context. 

"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki, Soto Zen Master

This class is a stand-alone learning experience, and also is the first 30 hours of our complete Shiatsu Certification Program.

One textbook is required for the class; Shiatsu: Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cook. The  cost is $66.00, and it can be purchased from our bookstore in advance or on the first day of class.

This stand-alone class is offered for Continuing Education credit for licensed professionals and counts for 30 CE hours.


Unless otherwise indicated, classes are at 818 Lake Street in Evanston, IL.

Salem IL location: 416 E Ogelsby St., Salem IL. (Salem Community Activity Center)

Antioch IL location: 800 Main St., Antioch IL. (Professional Office)

To Register:

  • If you are not ready to pay, you can still add your name to the interest list. Your space will not be permanently held until payment is made.
  • To pay by phone, call 847-864-1130
  • To pay online, click the "Add to Cart" button below. By prepaying you agree to our registration policies.
Beginning Zen Shiatsu Deposit - 30 CE Hours (reflects $50 early registration discount : $225
Beginning Zen Shiatsu - Full Tuition - 30 CE Hours (Reflects $50 early registration discount) : $450
Beginning Zen Shiatsu Repeat Tuition : $250
Books : $66.00 (available for pickup from our bookstore)
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