classes & workshops

Zen Shiatsu for beginners

Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy in which manual (hand) pressure is applied to certain points on the body to work on the body energy (qi/meridians). Based on the same principles as acupuncture, the purpose of Shiatsu treatment is to release energetic blocks that cause pain and disease, allowing energy to flow throughout the body. By applying pressure on the tissues we gain relaxation, flexibility and release of pains. In shiatsu, we work on the meridian channels. The term “meridians” comes from the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and describes the energetic channels that move and flow inside the body. TCM discovered 12 main meridians that are responsible for the circulation of qi (life energy or prana). People often carry blockages in one or more meridian, which can result in pain, problems, and disease.

In this workshop, we will learn the basic principles of shiatsu including the right postures and positions, and understand how Shiatsu works by both feeling (receiving) and doing (giving). We will work on pairs on mattresses on the floor and practice the prone(lying on the belly) and supine(lying on the back) position.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to give 30-60 minutes Shiatsu treatment. We will receive as well, a paper with all of the postures (“KATA”) that we practiced including photos and explanations, which will help us to practice at home on our friends, family, partners and children.

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MERIDIAN YOGA & QI GONG

The term “Meridians” comes from the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and describes the energetic channels that move and flow inside our body. People often carry blockages in one or more meridian, which can result in discomfort and disease. We will learn and practice Meridian and Hata Yoga “Asanas” (postures)& Qi Gong movements including Pranyamain order to open the meridian channels, release stress & excessive emotions and gain vitality, strength, silence and peace. This class is open for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

In the end of this workshopwe will have a better understanding about our body in relation to the 5 Elements and the meridian system, and which exercises/Asanas are good to support us physically and mentally, and that will encourage us to turn it into a sacred daily practice (which is one of the goals of this workshop). We will receive as well, a paper with most of the exercises that we practiced including photos and explanations, which will help us to practice at home on ourselves.

For many years, Yaor has investigating the impact of the meridian systems over the body and after he felt the great impact of the practice on his body and mind, he decided to teach, and developed a unique combination of meridian exercises, Hata Yoga and Qi Gong movements which work together harmonically, balancing body and mind and helping people to connect and love themselves.

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