Learn the importance of the Extraordinary Vessels for supporting life's transitions
The Extraordinary Vessels are key in supporting life transitions: birth, puberty, pregnancy, marriage, moving house/job, menopause, death.
These Energy pathways are created from the time of conception and before the organs develop. They take us back to the safe and supportive space we experienced in our mother’s womb.
Learn to work on the four Inner Extraordinary Vessels: Penetrating (Choung), Girdle (Dai) alongside Conception (Ren) and Governing(Du) Vessels. Understand how they relate to the Outer Vessels: Stepping (Quiao) and Linking(Wei) Vessels. We will also cover some of the connections to the Organs of the Extraordinary Vessels: the Heart and the Kidney connections to the Reproductive Organs.
As well as deepening your shiatsu, you will learn self care exercises and meditations which will be useful not only for your clients but also you! This course can be taken as a stand alone module, but also gives a basis from which we will build into more detailed work in specialised maternity or other topic modules.
What you will learn
- How to start integrating the Extraordinary Vessels into your work
- Learn to work on the four Inner Extraordinary Vessels: Penetrating (Chong), Girdle (Dai) alongside Conception (Ren) and Governing(Du) Vessels.
- Understand how they relate to the Outer Vessels: Stepping (Qiao) and Linking(Wei) Vessels.
- We will also cover some of the connections to the Organs of the Extraordinary Vessels: the Heart and the Kidney connections to the Reproductive Organs.
- Exercises to help you understand the nature of the Extraordinary Vessels which will benefit both you and your clients
Foundation module: stand alone or can continue to maternity modules
Running since 1999, this course is a pre requisite to covering the material of the specific modules of pregnancy, birth and postnatal.
The full maternity course for Shiatsu practitioners consists of a foundation module or day, followed by 3 modules, Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal. You can choose to attend the individual modules in any order and each is a self-contained course. You can choose to complete case studies for each module and have a certificate for that module or, if you complete case studies for all three modules and a reflective piece, then you will receive the Maternity Diploma. This means you can go on the Wellmother register and be part of our global network.
The Foundation Fertility and Women's cycles is November 2022. The maternity modules are: Pregnancy November 2023, Birth November 2024 and Postnatal November 2025: all in Bristol at the Centre for Whole Health.
These courses are taught by Suzanne Yates.
The course with Nicola Endicott made a wonderful refresher of both technique and theory, whilst adding a new approach to working, which includes connecting with Essence, which flows / resides within the marvellous Extraordinary Vessels.
Nicola Endicott facilitated the cooperative learning environment expertly, keeping balance between work and play, relaxation and learning, so that each day went by seemingly quickly, yet by the end of the course we mostly felt like we had been on a lifetime voyage, arriving in a new present moment, enriched and revitalised, not fatigued nor over-loaded.
I found exploring and working with these Vessels to be a very rewarding and profound process. I opened to a new depth, a new layer of understanding and appreciating the constantly collective and self-evolving process that is the learning and practise of the experiential healing art of shiatsu.