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October Workshop for Acupuncturists

Shudo Style Meridian Therapy will be taught in Seattle at a three day workshop in October.

This is a rare opportunity too learn from those closest to the source. Murata sensei will present and Stephen Brown will assist him and translate.

Dates: October 12th thru 14th, 2018 at the Silver Cloud Hotel, Seattle, WA. Registration fee $500 for three days.

For more details and to register visit Read more about October Workshop for Acupuncturists

SOTAI Summit II in Boulder CO.

Come learn Sotai Movement Therapy in Boulder in September with leaders from Japan and the US.

Sotai is a simple, elegant, and effective system designed for structural alignment, Qi enhancement, improved range of motion, and efficient new movement patterns. It can be integrated seamlessly into any bodywork practice, acupuncture, or physical therapy session. Read more about SOTAI Summit II in Boulder CO.

Grounding in the Hara

Here we are at the summer solstice, expansive energy of Fire Element surrounds us.

To stay grounded in a time of expansive energy, one needs to maintain natural balance by being centered in the hara.

I feel this is especially important for shiatsu practitioners. From the hara we can give strong, skillful, and appropriate shiatsu. How is this done?

One way I have found is to prepare myself before beginning my sessions: scan my body, allow my mind-chatter to dissipate, sink into hara, and expand out 360° around me. Read more about Grounding in the Hara

Touching Wholeness

We have recently passed the Spring Equinox: equal night length and day length, Yin and Yang balance.
How does that balance reflect in our lives? How does that balance reflect in our practice? How often do we touch into the wholeness of our being?

I am particularly thinking of how the bodywork therapy that we practice can be supported by the conscious act of touching into a personal sense of wholeness.

"Feeling whole, even for a brief moment, nourishes us at a deep level. It is the source of healing and strength when faced with stress and pain." Read more about Touching Wholeness

The Hidden Aspect

The problem with modern medicine is not that it’s not effective, but that in many cases it is too focused and the effect is too strong. The joke goes “surgery was successful but the patient died.” In pursuit of powerful effects, modern medicine often disregards the body’s own natural strengths and limits. Strong treatments are great when the problem is acute like an injury or a physical defect, but become dangerous when the problem is chronic or is part of the process of aging. Read more about The Hidden Aspect

Meridian Exercises with Stephen Brown

Join Stephen Brown for an afternoon of Meridian Exercises 

Sunday October 23rd 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Registration: Call (206) 855 9587 or e-mail

Location: Institute of BodyMind Energetics, 15832 -34th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 Read more about Meridian Exercises with Stephen Brown

On-line Scheduling for Alison Day LMP

You can now book appointments with Alison on-line through MindBody.

The link is

Another option is to download the app MindBody Connect
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Atlas of Shiatsu

Memorizing the pathways of all the meridians demands stick-to-itiveness. So when a clear illustrated reference presents itself it is worth taking a look.

"Atlas of Shiatsu - Meridians of Zen Shiatsu," written by German Zen shiatsu masters, Wilfried Rappenecker and Meike Kockrick, is a welcome addition to the printed body of knowledge in our field. The hardback English translation is now available again from Redwing Book Company Inc. Read more about Atlas of Shiatsu

Meridian Exercises with Stephen Brown

Our Exercises page now has a video of meridian exercises.
Join in while Stephen Brown walks you through each of ten exercises. It's a 15 minute set. This is perfect for anyone who needs help with the exercises or wants to start a regular daily practice.
The meridian exercises video - balancing energy for mind-body health is our offering to you as you progress toward sustained well-being. Read more about Meridian Exercises with Stephen Brown

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