Pathways of Qi Available for Purchase

pathways of qiHeartmind Shiatsu founder, Matthew Sweigart’s new book, Pathways of Qi, is available for purchase.  This comprehensive guide takes the reader on a delightful journey of self-discovery through the 12 regular channels of Meridian Energy flow! A true owner’s manual for the human body, all humans will find it insightful, inspirational and instructive. Students, clients and practitioners of Chinese Medicine will find it an invaluable companion on their healing journey.  

© 2016 – Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing

 

Announcing 2 New Workshops!

Elevate Your Practice

Introduction to Flying HeartMind Shiatsu

This lively 15 hour course takes the student on a journey of discovery to the powerful healing connection. The HeartMind Shiatsu way supports you holistically on your journey to health and wellness.  Fun and engaging personal self-cultivation, Basic HeartMind Shiatsu Foundation technique and an introduction to the fun and engaging Intermediate and Advanced Flying HeartMind Shiatsu Techniques highlight this transformative weekend learning and growth experience.

$297, early registration: $267


 

Pathways of Qi

Meridians 12 Qigong Teacher Training Level 1

Discover the power, beauty and ease of Meridians 12 and Classical Qigong, the Life Force Energy cultivation path! This 12 hour live workshop guides you to ground and center, clear your chakra energy centers, and connect to your internal Energy Ocean, your central and peripheral vessels, to cultivate healthy, peaceful, calm and flowing qi energy throughout your body, mind and spirit for health and personal empowerment.  Special attention is paid to how you can teach these profound tools to others as well, for the foundation of a career in the healing movement arts.

$265, early bird registration $235


 

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Five Element Flow – Student Feedback

Going deeper and deeper with each workshop, we completed our Five Element Flow program on April 26, 2015.  Here’s what some of our students had to say:

“LOVE.  Really starting to feel the benefits of the integrative structure of the course.”

“Just enough repetition/review to make it all really resonate, layered in new material in a way that felt intuitive.”

“I am most impressed with the format of the class and the presentations.”

“I love having multiple approaches, like the powerpoint, demo, bodywork, etc.”

 

Meridian Magic – Student Feedback

On March 22, 2016, we completed the first 4-day workshop in the HeartMind Shiatsu Basic Training program.  Here’s what our students had to say:

“Lectures are great (I really enjoy learning the theory), and the slide presentations that correspond with the Touching Ki text are incredibly helpful.”

“The one-on-one attention during student exchange has taught me the most in my own practice development.”

“The vitality that this work can bring to your own heart/body/soul.”

 

HeartMind Bodywork – OPEN HOUSE – Feb 19 – 6:00-7:15pm

Join us for a lively and inspiring evening of discovery, February 19, 6:00-7:15 pm.   We will present an overview of the HeartMind Shiatsu curriculum, experience a sampling of the modality through hands-on group practice, and finish our gathering with some delicious refreshments.  We’re sure you will enjoy the views from the Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, home to our school.

HeartMind Bodywork – OPEN HOUSE – March 1 – 5:00-6:15pm

Join us for a lively and inspiring evening of discovery, March 1, 5:00-6:15 pm.   We will present an overview of the HeartMind Shiatsu curriculum, experience a sampling of the modality through hands-on group practice, and finish our gathering with some delicious refreshments.  We’re sure you will enjoy the views from the Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, home to our school.

Meridian Magic – HeartMind Shiatsu 101

Your journey to becoming a HeartMind Shiatsu professional begins here. Classmates travel together on a voyage of discovery through body, mind and spirit, developing skillful means in healing touch. They learn to perceive and work with Meridian Channels of Life Energy, and find a delightful entry into the magic of connection with self and others. A timeless healing craft that has been handed down for generations, HeartMind Shiatsu Meridian Magic brings healing skills into your hands in a gentle, caring environment designed to bring out the healer within you. With completion of Meridian Magic you will have the skill to give a full-body basic Shiatsu treatment to friends, family or to integrate into an existing professional practice, and set the foundation for deepening your study with the continuation of the HeartMind Shiatsu Basic and Advanced training program. Personal Life Energy Cultivation practice through the HeartMind Meridian Qigong exercise system is incorporated giving students a vital approach to the art of self-care.

Five Element Flow – HeartMind Shiatsu 102

Building upon the content of 101 students now learn the Theory of the Five Elements and how they manifest through the organ networks to enliven body/mind/spirit. The traditional correspondences of the Elements are the cornerstone of the course, grounding students in the basic attributes of each of the Five Elements and how they express themselves in Nature and in Humanity. Students begin to discern the signs and symptoms of each of the Elements, and in this way, begin to practice the art of creating treatment plans tailor made to the specific needs of each client. Yoga-inspired Meridian Stretch Exercises are practiced as both a tool of treatment and assessment, and traditional  shu point assessment methods will be introduced.

103: Balancing Yin & Yang

In this level students learn the art of pattern recognition through a study of kyo/jitsu deficiency excess model of Master Masuanga’s Zen Shiatsu system and the use of the Four tools of Assessment: Looking, Asking, Listening/Smelling and Touching. All previously learned material is integrated into flowing sessions led by movement, awareness and pattern recognition with multiple points of contact using thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows and knees. Additional elegant positions and movement combinations are introduced.  Much like vinyasa flows in yoga, various sequences of movement and acu-point stimulation are practiced to give students a full range of technical approaches for clinical application.  Masunaga’s Front and Back Assessment Areas are studied, and effective assessment palpation practiced. A semi-private tutorial with the Instructor is required between 103 and 104.

 

HeartMind Bodywork – OPEN HOUSE – Oct 16 – 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for a lively and inspiring evening of discovery, October 16, 6:30-8:30pm.   We will present an overview of the HeartMind Shiatsu curriculum, experience a sampling of the modality through hands-on group practice, and finish our gathering with some delicious refreshments.  We’re sure you will enjoy the views from the Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, home to our school.

HeartMind Bodywork – OPEN HOUSE – Oct 6 – 12-2pm

Join us for a lively and inspiring afternoon of discovery, October 6, 12-2pm.   We will present an overview of the HeartMind Shiatsu curriculum, experience a sampling of the modality through hands-on group practice, and finish our gathering with some delicious refreshments.  We’re sure you will enjoy the views from the Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, home to our school.

Congrats to September 101 Graduates!

Our 2012 Basic Training started this September, and Sunday, 9/9, was graduation day for the first module.  After 4 days of deep immersion in “Meridian Magic” our student clinic was a smashing success.  Students walked away with not only their certificates but also a deep appreciation of what they learned in just 4 days.

102 in October will take us on a deep dive into “Five Element Flow” – a study of each of the 5 elements recognized in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):  Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.  Students will also build on the foundational technique sequence learned in 101 with techniques for approaching every meridian channel from every position (prone, side and supine).

Graduates of 101 (or equivalent) are invited to enroll.  The dates for the October training are Thursday – Sunday, 10/4 – 10/7, 9am – 6pm.

HeartMind Bodywork – OPEN HOUSE – Aug 22

Join us for a lively and inspiring evening of discovery.   We will present an overview of the HeartMind Shiatsu curriculum, experience a sampling of the modality through hands-on group practice, and finish our gathering with some delicious refreshments.  We’re sure you will enjoy the views from the Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, home to our school.