Tao Shiatsu Montreal Shiatsu school

Tao Shiatsu Montreal
Training outline

We follow the International Tao Shiatsu Society way of training and add to that the local requirements for certification. Tao Shiatsu study fosters the development of Ki and Heart as well as the realization of how we affect others and create the future for ourselves and the world.

Training groups begin every six months in January and September.

FIRST step is the "Tao Shiatsu Experience Weekend".
This one-day experience allows the student to discover this unique training method and to see if this approach is what they wish to follow.
At the end of this weekend the teacher will invite students to the training. A fee of $160 applies.

NEXT step is the six weekends over six months the students study in "Shuren" or the basic skills level.
In this level the students see and practice:

  • Ki Do-In – Exercises for Ki development that includes: meridian yoga, renki (a qigong type exercise) and kishindo (a spiritual martial art)
  • Basic forms of Level One Tao Shiatsu in the side-lying, face down, face up and seated position. These include Supervessel recognition;
  • "Tsubo" treatment as well as Ki and Heart work at each stage
  • Heart of Communication Training

A fee of $160 applies for each weekend.

Shoden
At the completion of the Shuren level the student is invited to the next level of training, which is Shoden or beginning transmission.
This training is given on the second weekend of each month except for August.
It is a continual training level in which students remain until they have completed tests for all of the study content.


Training Levels
Level 1 and level 2 training
Shoden and Chuden

The training program is a chance to directly experience the mystery of the Ki world and the greatness of the heart. It is for anyone truly wishing for the health, healing, and spiritual development of humankind.

Level 1

• Ki Do-In: Renki 1 exercises, Aiki 1 forms, Ki Meditation and Meridian stretching
• Basic Forms 1 with Ki method: Side, Face-down, Face-up & Sitting positions
• Basic Forms 2: Side position
• Meridians: Super Vessels (main and sub meridians of thick, medium, and thin SV)
• Tsubo Method: How to treat random Tsubo
• Heart of Communication Training: Level 1
• Ki work and meditation: From 56 philosophies of Tao Sangha

The time in Level 1 is usually about 10-18 months. The student asks for the tests when they feel ready.
At the end of this level of study the student can continue to Chuden, the next level and use the title of Level 1 Tao Shiatsu Practitioner.

*For local certification the student must pass the tests of Basic Forms 1 and Tsubo treatment and do a minimum of 100 hours at this level.
Please note that they cannot yet use the Tao Shiatsu Practitioner designation. This is reserved to students who have passed all of the Shoden tests,
but they are able to give safe and effective treatment.

A fee of $160 appiies to each weekend. A $120 yearly member fee applies from this level on.


Level 2

• Ki Do-In: Renki 2 exercises, Aiki II forms, Ki Meditation and Meridian stretching
• Basic Forms 2 with Ki method: Side, Face-down, Face-up & Sitting positions
• Meridian treatment pattern with S.S.T: Treat Kyo lines and 18 Super Vessel Specific Tsubo
• Heart of Communication Training: Level 2
• Ki work and meditation: From 56 philosophies of Tao Sangha

In addition for both levels of study, students are expected to:
• Attend regular study groups with other students
• Give shiatsu treatments to others
• Give supervised treatments

Opportunity is available every year to experience a "stage" or clinical placement to give Shiatsu under supervision to the public.
Students must be competent to do the basic form and tsubo treatment. Students of Level 1 and 2 may participate in the same clinical setting.


Non Shiatsu course requirements for certification

While students can study Tao Shiatsu for personal development, if they wish to be certified they must complete courses in these core subjects:

Basic Certification in a 400 total program
• Anatomy and Physiology of the Structure: Muscles and Bones (45h)
• Anatomy and Physiology of the Body Systems (45h)
• Interviewing and Communication/ Helping Relationship (45h)
• Sexuality (45h)
• Ethics, Legalities and Field of Practice (30h)

Fee $425 per 45 hour course except for sexuality $450 - Total $2015
These courses are offered once per calendar year.

Advanced Certification Courses
• The body in transition includes modules related to pregnancy and reproduction, aging, and various pathophysiological and injury conditions (45-135h)
• Helping Relationship and Communication 2 (45-90h)
• Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention East West (45-120h)
• Business management (45h)