Introduction to Shiatsu with Kirsty Hurd-Thomas
Shiatsu began in Japanese homes as a way to relieve stress and tension and promote wellbeing. Shiatsu can be wonderfully affective even at a very basic level, and after the course you will be able to give a full body treatment to family and friends which you can use in a similar way in your home.
In order to give Shiatsu, it is important to pay attention to your own body, and as part of the course you will learn exercises and Qi-gong which will help you to do that. You will learn how to move from the center of your energy, and how to begin to listen to the intuitive part of you which always knows what to do. You will also learn a basic routine to give you the confidence to practice Shiatsu when you get home with your family and friends.
Touch is a wonderful way to connect with people, this course will help give you the skills to begin to bring this wonderful gift into your life and to the people around you.
About The teacher- Kirsty
“Kirsty is a warm and intuitive teacher” – Macrobiotic student.
As a teacher I have a passion for the body, and how we inhabit it.
I have a background in drama and movement work and have been following body based practices for over fifteen years. This informs my work as a teacher and means I can offer a strong presence and holding for my students. I continue to regularly practice Qi gong, Five rhythms and "Movement of being".
I am a graduate of the Devon School of Shiatsu, where I also assisted the teachers for several years. I have also done some training in movement shiatsu, and in transformational Shiatsu/ Shiatsu with Soul. I carry out regular CPD and am a member of the Shiatsu Society(MRSS), the governing body for shiatsu practitioners.
"Everyone should try shiatsu for themselves at least once.
Kirsty Hurd-Thomas is a truly skilled practitioner with a clear understanding in the transformative, healing Potential of this deeply relaxing and powerful technique"