Shiatsu II is a continuation of the Short Form kata which was learned in Shiatsu I.
Although there will be some review of the techniques learned in Shiatsu I,
Shiatsu II focuses on learning the kata for the front of the body.
Together they present a thorough grounding in the style and principles of Asian massage,
the fundamentals of quality touch, and the energetic anatomy on which it is based.
We continue with the Dao Yin sequence as well. Proper body mechanics are emphasized throughout
the class, ensuring both the well-being of the practitioner as well as being the best method of obtaining
desirable therapeutic effects. Shiatsu done properly cultivates a flow of qi in the practitioner as well as the client.
In the afternoon we will explore the expansion and contraction of yin/yang in the water.

Mary Seamster

Mary, in the late 70's, began her life long exploration of the correlation between mind, body and spirit. In her Water classes she incorporates her years of study in: martial arts, massage, energetic healing, Hakomi practice, group dynamics, and in the last 18 years, Pre and Perinatal Psychology. She has completed a two year land based Prenatal Training with Ray Castellino DC well as David Sawyer’s water based Integrative Aquatic Therapy. Mary's life ambition is to never stop learning; she finished her two year study of Biodynamic Cranial Sacral with Anna and John Chitty. She has been teaching Watsu® these last 17 years in private settings as well as in hospitals and PT pools. Students comment on her: passion for the work, attention to detail, body mechanics, warmth and sense of humor. When you come to her class expect plenty of personal attention.