Shiatsu Retreat- Back to Basics
Shiatsu at its heart is about touch and communication through touch. All approaches to shiatsu agree on this concept. Shiatsu is also about relationship and connection between practitioner and patient. A practitioner of shiatsu should know their theory and technique very well. But if the ability to connect deeply and empathize with the patient's situation is absent, shiatsu does not work. All approaches to shiatsu are in agreement on this point as well.
Taking this matter to heart, the shiatsu retreat provides an opportunity to go back to the basics of practice: touch, connection, working from hara with awareness and heart. For the seasoned practitioner the retreat is a chance to reconnect with these concepts and re-invigorate your practice. For the new graduate it is a chance to gain inspiration to take into your developing practice.
The spirit of the retreat is one of quiet, focused and aware practice. Meditation, physical exercise and stretching, breathing practice, touch and connection exercises, self-shiatsu, partner work and treatment will be done. There is no "correct" way. All styles of shiatsu are correct. That is not the point of this retreat. This retreat offers a chance to reconnect with the fundamentals of shiatsu practice and to then take these back into your own work and life.
The retreat will be conducted by T'agyol Adler who is a practitioner of zen shiatsu and acupuncture and holds diplomas in both disciplines. Starting in 1998 he began his studies in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. In 1999 he started what would become a 10 year training in zen shiatsu. During this time he learned how to both practice and teach zen shiatsu and TCM. He continues to develop his practice and is currently teaching Oriental Medical Diagnosis, Jing-Luo, Shiatsu 101, Meditation and Stretching at the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture institute. He is a member in good standing with the OAATCM and Zen Shiatsu Society of Canada. T'agyol believes in the study and practice of shiatsu and TCM as life practices which benefit both the patient and practitioner.
Join us: Monday November 26, 2012 from 10:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: $125.00 +HST