Spring 2021 – Season of the Wood Element

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After the dormant months of winter we start to feel the stirrings of the energies of spring – a living growing energy. Flowers begin to emerge, the days warm up, birdsong grows and there is a growing sense of needing to move.  In the theory of The Five Elements, Spring is associated with the Wood …

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Spring 2020 – Season of wood element

Spring 2020

Today is the first day of Spring (as I write this) according to the calendar, with a full moon rising. The wattle is blooming, a sure sign of Poorneet (Wurundjeri) and tadpole season, as days and nights even out into a temporal balance. Spring in Oriental Medicine is a time of activity, growth, expansion, rising …

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Autumn – Season of the Metal Element

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It feels a little odd to be talking of Autumn when, as I write this, it’s a hot, sunny day in Melbourne. And, tomorrow is forecast to be below 20 degrees; perfect Melbourne weather, indecisive as to what season she’d like to be experiencing from one day to the next. As we transition from one …

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ASC Coronavirus policy

The Australian Shiatsu College is following the Coronavirus situation very carefully, and is ensuring our policies and procedures around health and safety are transparent, clear, up-to-date with the latest advice. We are ensuring these procedures are followed by all members of the College, both staff and students, for the health and wellbeing of all who …

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Coronavirus Update

The following webpages from the Victorian Department  of Health and the Australian Government Department of Health contain relevant and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert https://health.govcms.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov In light of the rapidly changing situation, the College recommends that if you are unwell to stay at home, rather than attending class or clinic. Please do …

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Shiatsu Industry Needs Survey 2020

Dear Shiatsu practitioners, We are seeking the feedback and expertise of practising shiatsu therapists to provide industry input into the design and development of the Training and Assessment Strategy for the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies (HLT52215). We value your years of clinical experience and please know that your contribution to the Diploma will …

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Coronavirus communication

Dear all, As you may be aware, there is an outbreak of novel coronavirus, centring around the Hubei province in China. The Department of Health has asked that all educational institutions make available the attached information sheets to their staff and students. As this is a highly communicable virus, we also write to update you …

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Summer – Season of the Fire Element

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The energy of Summer in Australia can be found in holiday time, family time – on the beach, in the bush, families and friends gathering, connecting and sharing. The sounds of laughter in the heat, the joy found in socialising, relaxing and rejuvenating as we let the past year fall away and face a new …

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Hello from the new directors

We just wanted to say a quick hello as we step into the new year and our new roles at the college. We feel blessed and honoured to be able to continue the growth of the legacy that is the Australian Shiatsu College. The college has an incredible almost 35-year history, with many caring healers …

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Spring at the Australian Shiatsu College

Spring at the Australian Shiatsu College 2019

Beneath the earth, seeds bound in a heavy blanket of winter, have been patiently waiting for the right conditions to manifest. Suddenly, along with the warmer days, you may have noticed a profusion of bright green buds ready to burst. Like the morning hum of the birds and the bees, or a pungent whiff of …

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