The Shiatsu Symposium brings international master instructors together to present shiatsu methods and explore an aspect of our humanity. Each Symposium highlights a different level of the human energy field and its implications for the whole person. Symposium 2017 explored the structural changes possible when we empower change in both the tissues and the nervous system spatial perception.
Symposium 2019: Inner Life focuses on the second level of the field, the Emotion/Organ level. We will start by perceiving and touching the Emotion Body through subtle awareness of breath and movement. We will perceive and facilitate the inner circulatory movements that accompany all felt experience. We will conclude with an exploration of the deep connective tissue fibers associated with involuntary restrictions of circulation. We will learn shiatsu methods that will help you perceive and touch the emotions, organs and connective tissue as an integrated whole.
EMOTIONS: SEI-KI & THE EMOTION BODY
Monday-Tuesday, October 7-8
Alice Whieldon (Co-Author of Sei-ki: the Secret Art of Shiatsu)
Alice Whieldon will introduce ways of recognizing distortion of the emotion body through breath and subtle torque. This workshop will help us cultivate the power of deep attention. We will learn to hold the big picture as we work and refer back to it to assess our results, which will set the stage for the remainder of the Symposium.
CIRCULATION: INNER LIFE - TRIPLE HEATER AND THE FIRE ELEMENT IN EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10
Carola Beresford-Cooke (Author of Shiatsu Theory and Practice)
Using the Triple Heater as our guide, Carola Beresford-Cooke will explore connective tissue as a holistic connector, and the role of consciousness in using it for bodywork. We will learn to facilitate expansive or contractive movements within the circulatory flows to support both expressive or protective movements as needed by each person.
ORGANS: FIRE FIBERS - PERICARDIUM AND TRIPLE BURNER PALPATION AND ASSESSMENT
Friday-Saturday, October 11-12
Joanna Flores, L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M., Dipl. ABT
Joanna Flores will share targeted palpation and assessment methods that blend Shiatsu and Organ Manipulation therapies. We will explore restrictions in the pericardium, pleura, and peritoneum, and will measure the effect of restrictions on arterial blood flow and organ function. With this final module, we will add the specificity of touch needed to address even deep ligamentous restriction, while continuing to inform our work with the expansive awareness cultivated in previous modules.
Full Seminar (42-46 hours): $795 by Sep 9th, $895 thereafter
Student Rate (for full-time entry-level shiatsu students) : $695 by Sep 9th, $795 thereafter
Deposit for full seminar: $395, balance due on 1st day of seminar
Per 2-Day course: $450
A block of rooms is available at the Margarita Inn, at $129 per night for a single, $139 for a double (contact our office for help with room sharing arrangements). Call by Sep 9th for reservations and mention the Shiatsu Symposium. Nearby AirBnB options are available ranging from $63-149 per night. For transit options to and from O'Hare Airport, consult this list.
Margarita European Inn, 1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL. 847-869-2273
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