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The Zen Shiatsu Natural Medicine Course in Spain

Next dates: March 18th - April 8th 2018

The Zen Shiatsu Natural Medicine Course in Spain teaches you to connect and work with the 5 Energetic Forces of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Spirit through Zen Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Ayurvedic Energy Bodywork, with stunning practices in Qi Gong, Elemental Yoga, Dance, Creative Expression and Partner Yoga, all supporting a light hearted but healing atmosphere. It is a unique training opportunity to connect to the 5 Elements through traditional and powerful Bodywork while offering a real experience of our multi-dimensional selves. 


Daily energy practices which raise the bodies subtle awareness, are supported with meals of great Vegan-Vegetarian food from the Organic Garden of our Centre, which sits in the supporting valley of Spain’s powerful Alpujarra Mountain magnetism.


This Course will teach you how to enrich the energetics of your body by using 5 Element Healing Techniques. You will learn how to create deep balance, to raise vitality and to purify and strengthen your personal energy -  simply by learning the wisdom within the Natural Energies of the body. 

The Zen Shiatsu Natural Medicine Course, will take you deep into the medicinal and therapeutic aspects of the different traditional techniques. With plenty of practice time for a thorough experience, and an open interactive approach to teaching and sharing, this experience will help you feel confident in your own body and to start treating common imbalances for people in your community.

In a world where we are conditioned to believe we need to have a linear approach to life, it is a deeply nourishing experience, for both the receiver and the giver,  to bring lasting balance and healing without words, or complex analytical processes. A deep sense of trust and intuition allows you to connect to the subtle energetic signs of the body and this connection is essential to the beginning of any holistic healing experience.


The techniques are natural, simple and with their wisdom anchored in the Ancient way, they  work profoundly on all Modern lifestyle related health imbalances of any form – More than that, the philosophies which run through these teachings provide the stimulation to open yourself to a thoroughly reliable path for any level of personal development - way beyond simply finding health through balance. 


Course Highlights


-     Super-surprising Zen Shiatsu Experience

-     Deep-Stretching Thai Massage Practice

-     5 Element Bodywork Classes

-     Ayurvedic Energy Bodywork

-     Attunement to Reiki I

-     5 Element Theory

-     Sunset Qi Gong

-     Transformative Energy Practices of:

  • Morning Elemental Yoga
  • Visual Journeys
  • Yin Yoga
  • Meditation journeys
  • Therapeutic Partner-Yoga
  • Creative Expression sessions

-     Magical Bonfire Nights under the Stars

-     A Nourishing Diet and Healthy Tasty Food

-     A Lost Location in a Private Exclusive Eco-Farm

-     Mountain Life Magic in a waking Community Vibe

-     A fully dedicated Professional Kinaesthetic Learning Program


- Opening
Introduction to Zen Shiatsu and the nature of health and healing from the Oriental Medical perspective. Practical work begins with treatment exercises, understanding ki  and movement from the hara, the notion of kyo and jitsu and directed consciousness

- Introduction to the 5 Element Theory

 - The Earth Element Meridians: 

Introduction of the Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas Meridians. 
Front Body Routines

 - The Water Element Meridians:

Introduction of the Urinary Bladder and Kidney Meridians

Back Body Routines

 - The Fire Element Meridians:

Introduction of the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Heater

Upper Body Routines

 - The Air Element Meridians:

Introduction of the Lungs and Large Intestine Meridians

Upper Body Routines

 - The Space Element Meridians:

Introduction of the Gall Bladder and Liver Meridians

Side Body & Liver Meridian Routines

 - Stretches & Seated Routines

Introduction of different Stretches and Seated Routines

 - Yin & Yang

 - Upper Body Routine:

Upper Body Routines reviewed in depth

How to flow from the Lower Body to the Upper Body

 - Face and Body Diagnosis:

How you are (and how you behave) is written all over your face!

 - Hara Diagnosis:

Introduction of the Hara Diagnosis

How to read the Hara & how to use it in your session

 - Outline of a Zen Shiatsu Therapy Session:

From beginning to end

 - Specific aches and pains released:

Advanced techniques are taught that lift directly into the hara and use stretches to release structural imbalances. Lower and upper back releases are learnt, together with relief from other specific ailments and symptoms – hip imbalances, shoulder, elbow, wrist dysfunctions, sprains, strains and RSI conditions

 - The Emotional Level of Health:

The diagnosis and treatment of emotional conditions are explored and absorbed in the specifics of the holistic shiatsu treatment.

 - Comparing different levels of diagnosis:

Functional, Structural, Emotional and Psychological

 - Practical exercises

Working through Spinal Stretches and Releases

Working through Lower Back and Hip Releases

Working with Emotional Release

Shoulder, Neck and Upper Back Releases and Arm issues

 - Practical Exercises:

 Students diagnose one another and give specific and short treatments


Jai C. Salt

Jai. C. Salt is a Healer and Teacher with over 20 years’ experience in Yoga Therapy and Holistic Energy Healing, whose work is both unique and surprising. He is the Creator and Director of The Elemental Yoga School, Energy Medicine Retreat facilitator, a Master-Teacher of Japanese Zen Shiatsu and is a Qualified Practitioner of Kinesiology, an Holistic Nutritionist, and has studied Connective and Remedial Massages in both Swedish and Thai styles. With 20 Years Clinic experience he has also been treating people with all levels of health issues, using other vibrational and movement based modalities as Holotropic Breathwork, Shamanic Healing, Qi Gong, and Reiki. He is an Australian Qualified Natural Therapist and Holistic Counsellor.


Set on the Mountains in the Sierra Nevada, Spain, The Zen Shiatsu Natural Medicine Course will take you deep into the fundamental energies that serve to express every aspect of your Nature.


We will be living at the beautiful Cortijo del Mercado Retreat Centre, an Organic Farm that rolls out next to stunning Mountain views. A spacious Shala looks over the ruggedly honest mountains, beside a Spring water garden-pool, all set on a property dripping with fruits and foods, flowers and birds, resting in the luxury of hilltop silence.  


Group size

This Retreat is now open for enrolment and limited to 20 students.



A 500 Euro Non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place in The Zen Shiatsu Natural Medicine Course in Spain. All remaining fees are due 60 days due to the start date of the course. Transfer details for all fees will be given to you by email. 

Shared Room: EUR 2350



No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within 60 days before the start date of any Retreat. Once the course begins, no refunds will be given if cancellation occurs.

If you would like to receive more information about this training you can Contact Us for the Brochure