Mid year enrolments into our short courses starting 18th July are now open!


Physiology is the study of the mechanisms of how our body functions internally in health and disease. It involves understanding the body from a cellular level up to the structure of our organs and how they function to maintain life in the human body.

This semester-long course covers the function of the human organism, with an emphasis on understanding the internal organ systems and structure to develop greater awareness of the body for performing Shiatsu. You will learn the names, locations and functions of the organs and tissues that work together to support life in the body.

Through this course you will become better acquainted with the digestive, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, endocrine (hormonal), nervous, reproductive and integumentary (skin, hair etc) systems of the body. This journey through the body will introduce you to a fuller experience of the complexity of the human body.

Having knowledge and understanding of Physiology enables a deeper understanding of the body works both from a Western perspective. This is a complementary and integrated way to support an understanding of the body from an Oriental Medicine perspective.

This wisdom allows you to have a greater awareness of your own body and how it works, empowering you to have more informed discussions with your health care providers around your own health.

This greater appreciation of the wonder of the human body also stimulates a greater appreciate of all that your body does to support you. Through awareness and empowered knowledge, one is capable of making better choices for the health of oneself and ones loved ones.

Those wishing to study further and become full Shiatsu Practitioners could then continue their studies in our Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine.​

Other short courses on offer include Oriental Medicine Foundations and Zen Shiatsu.


Tuesday from 15th February to 21st June 2022

(Mid-Semester Break Thursday 14th April to Sunday 24th April 2022 – no classes)

Day or Evening class options available (subject to enrolment numbers).

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