Classical Shiatsu is a special way of discovering which qualities are hidden in the depths of our being. Our way of looking and observing as well as communicating with people originates from a time when original body language and movement played the leading role. That was long before people were able to talk.
Our fundamental way of feeling and empathizing was very sharp and penetrating. It happened naturally, something that has not exactly been passed on at this time. So, unless you want something else, you must learn or awaken it.
The benefits speak for themselves. With Shiatsu we can sharpen the four ways of using our senses. This allows us to develop real empathic abilities rather than just feeling as individuals.
Shiatsu knows Bo-Shin (observation), Mon-Shin (communicating verbally and uttering expression from the heart), Bun-Shin (listening with more than just ears and brain) and Setsu-Shin (the art of touching in the right way to communicate directly with another person's mind and body).
Setsu-Shin has its own language that can be interpreted accurately due to the presence of an organic and energetic system and a network of meridians. Students at the Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu learn what has been described above and develop a level of empathy unprecedented in the Netherlands.
The school teachers continue to develop and are constantly working to nurture awareness / presence with direction and practice. Actually, the textbooks are just a static part that is always subject to an improved and deeper interpretation or disclosure.
The appearance cannot be manufactured. What happens in practice through empathy (a word used with a sympathetic mix) can hardly describe what it actually is.
When you look back at the emotions associated with the five elements or transformations, as described 20 years ago in Dutch versions of oriental textbooks, it is funny to see the poor quality of the translations.
Even the English or German versions lacked a significant amount of real knowledge. However, the meridian maps and books with illustrations were reasonable.
Now, in 2019, we are much further in that respect. Then Yin and Yang were simply seen as opposite forces. A generation and a half later, there are now more and more people who want to know how to capture reality, but no one can capture an experience any more than you can learn spontaneity.
Practicing, rehearsing and concentrating is not the "Old Ways". The "old way" is actually not old. It is called differently in Japanese. On Ko Shi Shin means "knowledge of how to apply the ancient wisdom in the times in which we live." That is the "spirit" of our school and the people who study here.
The first year of vocational training will start on Saturday 11 May and hopefully you have now understood that Shiatsu is not factory work, but human work. And certainly not a highway to meeting your expectations. What it is?
A way to learn a beautiful trade and to gather insights that lead to personal growth. With a shiatsu treatment you will learn to remove blockages in the energy pathways and to activate the self-healing ability of the body, so that the life energy "Ki" can flow freely again. It is very satisfying to be able to positively influence the quality of your own life and that of the customer in this way.
Alan Nash was born in London on May 14, 1946 and came to the Netherlands in 1979 as a computer expert. He chose a different path and followed a study "Bio-metabolism European Laboratory for Nutrition and Nutrients" with Professor Drs. E.F. Vogelaar and Shiatsu training at Yoshinori Miyashita in Amsterdam. He then studied traditional oriental medicine and diagnostics under Yuichi Kawada Sensei and Kazunori Sasaki. He graduated cum laude and founded the Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu. In the years that followed, Alan specialized in treating patients who cannot be helped within mainstream medicine.