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Open evening Iokai Shiatsu Training

Recognized professional part-time Shiatsu Training

The Iokai Shiatsu Vocational Training Programme provides training at HBO level to become a Iokai Shiatsu therapist. It is a course with a lot of personal attention in a learning environment that offers room for each individual to develop from his or her own abilities into a qualified Iokai Shiatsu therapist.

Tuition fees Shiatsu study

€ 2800,00

Western Medicine (year 1)

€ 330,00

Study load (year 1)

40 EC’s

Study load Western Medicine (year 1)

6 EC

Study load entire curriculum

240 EC


HBO Conform

What is Shiatsu?

Iokai Shiatsu is a manual therapy that complements regular medicine well. Using the thumb, fingers and palms of the hands, the therapist applies pressure on the meridians to enable a free flow of vital life energy through the body.  Where needed, he or she will also mobilise and stretch certain joints. By doing this the body’s self-healing ability is strengthened

Come to the open day and start your shiatsu study in February!

Come to the open day and discover whether the profession of shiatsu therapist fits you! You will meet our teachers, students and graduate Iokai Shiatsu therapists. With great enthusiasm they will tell you what it is like to study Shiatsu and to work as a Shiatsu therapist. If you are enthusiastic, you can start your shiatsu study in February.

Other open days and starting dates for your shiatsu study

Attention! This is the last open day before the start of the basic level in the next period. The next earliest time to start your shiatsu study after February is September 2022

Covid-19 Protocol

The restrictions in educational institutions have been lifted. However, we do provide a safe environment for our visitors at the open evening by allowing no more than 14 participants per open evening.  If you are sick on the actual day, or one of your roommates has been diagnosed with Corona, please stay home!


  • 19.00h – 19.20h   Welcome and explanations about Iokai Shiatsu
  • 19.20h – 19.30h   Common Do-In exercises
  • 19.30h – 19.45h   Demonstration by students and teachers
  • 19.45h – 20.15h   Questions and Answers
  • 20.15u – 20.45u   Content of the 4 year part-time training
  • 20.45u – 21.00u   Working as a Shiatsu Therapist

The Training

The professional Shiatsu training is a part-time program. The curriculum is composed in such a way that the shiatsu course can be easily combined if you have a job or other obligations in addition to your studies. Characteristic of the course is the emphasis on the practice in which you practice the teaching material under supervision of your fellow students. You give shiatsu and receive shiatsu.

Lessons are supported by videos and other material made available through our online learning environment. The theory of eastern medicine is given online via webinars that you can repeat in your own time.

HBO Conform Certificate

Start 3 times a year

Study at your own pace

Recognized Shiatsu Therapist

Introduction workshop

Excited after an open day? Do you want to experience what it’s like to take lessons at our training, then join one of the introduction workshops! In November and December we have planned introduction days in our studios in Amsterdam, Delft and Amersfoort. These are fun and practical workshops that we give in a relaxed atmosphere. You will learn a number of basic techniques and principles of Iokai Shiatsu so that after the workshop you can already give a short treatment to people around you. There is a lot of personal attention from experienced teachers who will help you to master the techniques.


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