Shiatsu Basics

Shiatsu Basics

Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art commonly known as acupuncture without needles. Finger pressure is used on points of the body’s meridian system to normalize the flow of life force.


  • Course Date*


  • Shiatsu therapy principles/yin and yang in relation to emotional and mental states
  • The study and practice of recognition principles, empathetic connection and diagnosis / treatment of the meridian system, including the 12 main meridians
  • Mind and body connection
  • Basic full body shiatsu treatment
  • Meridian yoga, Ki movement exercises, and Aiki practice
  • Self-treatment

Course Length: 30 hours

Instructor: Alex Pereklita, Tao Shiatsu Instructor

Pre-requisite: Course #1 and Course #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program are recommended.


Term Date Time Length
Full-time: Mon. May 25, 2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 10 classes
Part-time: TBD

Tuition and Registration

Tuition Fee: $395 if taken as part of Program, $475 + HST if taken as a single course

Pre-Registration is necessary.


For information or to register, please contact Maria Gallé at or 416.484.0454 ext.25 or Pat Rigby at or 416.484.0454 ext.30.

You can also register securely online with PayPal above.

Diploma program

We offer a Diploma for Discovering the Total Self Program. A diploma is given to participants who complete all 10 course modules of the program (75% course attendance is required).

For applicants in the Spiritual Psychotherapy or Spiritual Director Training Program, all 10 modules are required. For the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program—courses 1, 4, 5 and 6 are required.

All course Facilitators are graduates of the Total Self and of one of the College’s professional programs. They have been professionally trained as Facilitators at the College and have done extensive inner work.

The teaching approach for the Total Self Program is theoretical and experiential. Each class includes a lecture, meditation and/or exercises with group processing and discussion.

Accelerated Path: You can complete the program in approximately one year. Contact us for details. This is an ideal route for those wanting to complete both the Total Self and Spiritual Psychotherapy Training programs in two or three years doing part-time studies.

Holistic Programs Courses

The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is split into two areas of study: Holistic Studies and Energetic Studies.You can take the entire program, focused certificates, individual studies or take one course at a time.

Holistic Studies

Anatomy and Physiology (30 hours)

Pathology (18 hours)

Aromatherapy, including product making (120 hours)

Herbal Studies and Fundamental Iridology (105 hours)

Homeopathy (30 hours)

Swedish Basics (30 hours)

Shiatsu Basics (30 hours)

Reflexology (45 hours)

Natural Nutrition and Nutritional Symptomatology (30 hours)

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching (22 hours)

Ethics and Managing a Business (18 hours)

Holistic Treatment Skills (24 hours)


Energetic Studies

TS-01 Meditation and the Chakras (20 hours)

TS-04 The Path of Emotional Healing (20 hours)

TS-05 Spiritual Healing and Energy Transfer (20 hours)

TS-06 The Intuitive Arts (20 hours)

Shiatsu Basics (hours counted in Holistic)

Reiki I (15 hours)

Reiki II (15 hours)

Vibrational Arts and Energy Work (30 hours)

Chakra Studies II (30 hours)

Crystal Energy Work (8 hours)

Sound Energetics (15 hours)

Medical Intuition, Guided Imagery and Prayer (30 hours)

Colour Therapy (8 hours)

Subtle Aromatherapy (15 hours)

Bach Flower Remedies (8 hours)

Energy Medicine Techniques (7 hours)

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching
(hours counted in Holistic)