Elevate Your Bodywork!
Flying HeartMind Shiatsu Introductory Weekend Workshop

The perfect introduction to HeartMind Shiatsu, this exciting experiential workshop is also an excellent continuing education opportunity. Students enjoy this hands-on class as an inspiring exploration of the healing art of HeartMind Shiatsu, in a convenient 15 hour weekend format.

Discover the foundations of self-care & partner technique to Elevate Your Practice to the Next Level!

mgq-meridianwheel• powerful personal cultivation exercises
• beginning floor-based, healing touch techniques
• effortless coordination and focused use of whole body for effective healing touch
• Hara development exercises
• fun, invigorating movement and contact exercises
• a primer in the life energy channels of Classical Chinese Medicine
• invigorating alignment principles to awaken your inner healing capacity
• a taste of Intermediate and Advanced HeartMind Shiatsu techniques, including one safe, and powerful leveraged lift
• the foundations for making a good honest living in the healing arts!

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The recommended training materials for this experiential weekend are available for purchase. Click on book titles to put them in your cart:
          • Harmonizing Heaven & Earth DVD
DVD Companion Manual
HeartMind Shiatsu Meridian Gestures & Functions Chart.
These inspiring materials help you to take the experience of the weekend with you out into the world!

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Have your friends ever said to you, “you have healing hands!”

Have you ever thought of using those healing hands of yours to make a living?”

1 Shoulder RotationI’m Matthew Sweigart, and I was just where you are when I was 24. I was working stage crew in a professional theater company and having a blast! Those were good times. We worked hard to put on some great shows. We played hard too, and… we had to learn how to take care of our selves or we’d burn out.

Luckily being back stage actually gave me insight into a whole world of people concerned with taking care of themselves. Actors, singers, dancers, acrobats all know that their body is their instrument!  And it needs to be cared for, the way a violinist cares for their violin. As an amateur dancer, gymnast myself, I learned the necessary skills of stretch routines, assisted partner stretching and mobilization. Anyone who has ever moved their body at a high performance level knows just how crucial it is to possess effective self-care skills, and to have skilled help in maintaining body, mind and spirit in top working order. To keep it working optimally and to effectively provide repair and relief should you experience unexpected injury or trauma.

When I was 24, figuring all this out, I was fortunate to find a school that
helped me develop my raw, intuitive, healing skills. I discovered in my education that I could turn my enthusiasm for feeling great, staying fit, and recovering from injury into a professional practice! That practice became my career, fulfilled my sense of calling, and ultimately has sustained me and my family for 30 years! Today, I look back at 30 years in the professional healing arts, and I’m happy to say that I am honored to pass the gift forward, that was given to me all those years ago!

Elevate Your Healing Practice is my offering to you, to pass along what I have received. In this exciting weekend workshop, I will train you in the fundamentals of professional mat-based healing bodywork, and provide you with the rock solid foundation to succeed as a healing arts professional for years to come.

Now when you hear the words, “You have good hands! Have you ever thought of doing this for a living?”  You can say “Why, Yes! As a matter of fact! I’m studying HeartMind Shiatsu and developing the skills I need to thrive doing work that I love!”


With safely performed Flying HeartMind Shiatsu lifts, you literally sweep your clients right up off the mat! In this course, we will teach you just where and when to use such big moves to support your client’s healing, and keep them coming back for more!

What you learn in this workshop will take your practice to the next level, in your own personal skills as well as client satisfaction and retention. It also a beginner’s module in the HeartMind Shiatsu Professional Training and your tuition may be applied to enrollment in the Intermediate Training!

Matthew Sweigart
worked production for such companies as the Berkshire Theater Festival, The Hartman Theater and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He discovered the Ohashi Institute in NYC in 1985 and began his training in Asian Bodywork Therapy. He became one of Ohashi Sensei’s Senior Instructors and operated Ohashiatsu® Chicago in Evanston, IL from 1988 through 2003. In 2003 he published his first manual Touching Ki, A Beginner’s Guide to Shiatsu, and has since gone on to write the HeartMind Shiatsu Professional Training curriculum. His latest book Pathways of Qi was recently released through Llewellyn Publications. He has been a Shiatsu Instructopathways of qir and clinician since 1987 and brings to the classroom a wealth of experience in classroom and clinic to inspire the next generation of healing artists.


Fast Action Bonus!!!

The first five people to register for the full training after attending the Elevate Training will receive a free laminated
HeartMind Meridian Gestures and Functions Chart!


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