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Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner Training for the first time in the UK

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. who both ran the training course 11-13th April 2014, London.

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. They ran the first UK Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner training course for qualified Shiatsu practitioners, 11-13th April 2014, London.

Following three days of intensive training with other qualified Shiatsu therapists, I’ve become a Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner.   It was inspirationally led by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of the Samurai Shiatsu Programme, and Svenja Schaper, translator and UK co-ordinator.  We left feeling confident to deliver the School Samurai Programme to children and older adults. This well-structured programme has been delivered extensively in Germany and Austria and is also available in France, Switzerland, Hungary and the Netherlands.  This training was offered for the first time in the UK and if you would like information see the Samurai Shiatsu website or contact me.

What mindfulness can do for you

I was looking at the website for finding Peace in a Frantic World, and found this great page that outlines the main benefits of practising mindfulness in a simple way.  And another page with some recordings for those who may need them for practising.  I’m putting these on the Resources page, to pull together some of the useful websites that I’ve found.

Yoga for beginners

Since 1999, Dr Bernadette Carelse has been teaching yoga for the City of London Community Education Centre.

Since 1999, Dr Bernadette Carelse has been teaching yoga for the City of London Community Education Centre.

This term, I have been running two Yoga classes, one for Beginners and the other, Improvers.  It has been a real joy and reward to have these classes, as it gives an opportunity to focus on adapting the practices in more detail to meet the needs of those attending.  There will be a chance to enrol on the Summer class towards the end of the month. If you have little or no experience of yoga or have had some health concerns and need a gentle and supportive way to get back strength and mobility and would like more information about the Beginner’s class, please get in touch.  Warmly, Bernadette