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Level 1 – Introduction to Zen Shiatsu

Level 2 – The Hara & Back Routine

Level 3 – Neck, Shoulders & Stretches

Level 4 – The Complete Treatment


In these 4 practical workshops you will gain the knowledge and confidence to share this comprehensive, wholistic massage and bodywork therapy with others.

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About your trainer Lisa Masters

Lisa holds qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Remedial & Oriental Therapies, Remedial Yoga Therapy and Zen Shiatsu Therapy. She has been treating people with various conditions including Bells Palsy and stroke victims, cancer, MS, Parkinson Disease, sporting and musculo-skeletal injuries, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety over her 26 year career.

With an extensive knowledge of Oriental therapies, the Qi meridians Lisa’s treatments encompass both Western and Eastern philosophies to the benefit of every client creating a complete holistic treatment package for body, mind and spirit. Lisa has a passion for health and passing on her extensive knowledge to students with techniques that forms this unique bodywork therapy.

What is Zen Shiatsu?

Zen Shiatsu is a unique and gentle form of bodywork that balances the energy in your body.

Based on Eastern philosophies and methods of healing, shiatsu treats the meridian pathways within the body that channel Qi energy … our life essence. You experience this energy when you move, breathe, eat and digest your food, think, feel and communicate with the world around you.

If the energy within the meridians gets blocked or is not moving and stagnate, it can result in physical, psychological and emotional imbalances. Zen Shiatsu helps re-balance your energy on all levels, while enjoying a clinically therapeutic musculoskeletal treatment.

When part of your body is energy-deficient, and not pulling its weight, other areas of your body have to work twice as hard to pick up the slack. The goal of zen shiatsu treatment is to energise these deficiencies, thus allowing the symptoms of over activity so that you feel your natural state of relaxation.

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A short course to take you beyond the yoga class

Take our two-day foundation training course to learn more about yoga, more about teaching, more about you!

Take your love of yoga a step deeper. Instead of the occasional yoga class, start with our Foundations Course and find your inner more

The Foundation yoga journey, or you’ve been on this path for a while, our Foundation Courses will take you to the next level. Learn which adjustments may help you in a challenging pose. Learn the history of yoga and how it shows up during your yoga classes, whether you know it or not!

Our Foundation Course takes place over a weekend. You’ll commit six hours each day to this training, a small taste of the intensity you’ll experience on our Cert IV course. Each day begins with a 2-hour asana class, where you’ll be guided and instructed by our tutors, all with years of experience in their own practice as well as teaching. You’ll be supported, challenged and uplifted during this weekend course.

Further Your Practise in Two Days

The Foundation Course costs $399 for what is essentially a mini-retreat in Sydney. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be eligible for a discount of $200 on our 12 month Training Programme. At the end of the weekend, you’ll receive a course certificate. The completion of a TYH Foundations Course places you in an ideal position to start our government accredited Cert IV Teacher Training Course and become a certified yoga teacher!

Many people aren’t sure whether they’re “ready” for a Teacher Training Course, which is why our Foundation Courses are so popular. During the training weekend, you’ll experience a sample of what our Teacher Training students commit to on a 780-hour course. You will be surrounded by a community of like-minded yogis and The Yoga House trainers with years of experience. You’ll be able to ask a question that may be burning bright in your heart, the question: “Am I Ready?…”

  • Recognised qualification: The Yoga House Letter of Completion (10 hours)
  • Course fees: $399. Participants receive a $200 discount off any future Nationally Recognised Teacher Training course at The Yoga House
  • Email us here or call us at 02 9817 0078

Foundation course outline

  • What is Yoga?: An introduction and brief history of the tradition and philosophy of yoga
  • Insights into being a yoga teacher: Specific instruction and training and how we use yoga moves and breath to change the way we feel
  • Adjustments Clinic: Dissect asana adjustments in order to understand how yoga teachers achieve alignment and correction
  • Breath work: In this workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about pranayama and how to use the breath for a therapeutic effect.
  • 8 directions of energy: Examine how the laws of the universe also govern our body’s shape and functionality.  Feel the meridian experience and how it will revolutionise your practise
  • Find Your Voice: Take a leap of faith and see what it’s like to actually teach yoga. You’ll be surprised at what you can do.
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