Shiatsu Seminars voorjaar 2023

Onze nascholingen zijn geaccrediteerd door de Shiatsu Vereniging Nederland.

19 & 20 May 2023: Philippe van Abeele – Ampuku workshop

Locatie: Okido Yoga Center Amsterdam (Van Ostadestraat 385-H, in de Pijp)

Philippe Vandenabeele is a senior Shiatsu practitioner and teacher based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has specialized in Ampuku and wrote a book about it. His book ‘Ampuku Abdominal Acupressure: The Classics at the Heart of Japanese Bodywork’ is available at Amazon. Once a year he visits Europe to teach workshops. For more information:

Ampuku is an abdominal massage that focuses on – but is not restricted to – the Hara.  Masunaga wrote: ‘Ampuku is a very important part of Shiatsu and can contribute enormously toward helping the critically ill and those patients who require calm but penetrating manipulation. Ampuku therapy not only allows the patient to remain tranquil, it also rehabilitates the patient’s internal functioning’. 

In Japan and in the Japanese healing arts the belly or ‘Hara’ is seen as an important – even the most important – energetic centre of the body. This energetic centre is considered as a microcosm that has a huge impact on our overall wellbeing and vitality. In recent years, scientific research has deepened our understanding of the importance of the belly and the gut, and the enteric nervous system, on our overall health; the number of studies, articles and books on the subject increases every year.

Minimum – maximum amount of participants: 10 – 22

Please email to register for attendance.

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Mike Mandl

Amsterdam, 10, 11 and 12 November 2023

Topic to be announced.



14 & 15 October: Mike Mandl on

The Power of Water

Mike Mandl on Power of Water

Location: Amsterdam,

Times: 14 & 15 oktober 2022, 9.30 – 17hrs

Cost: 295 euro

The energy of the Water Element is the most powerful resource in our system. To really understand the water element, we have to understand the trigram Kan of the I Ching. Kan is the key to develop Qi, vitality, longevity, willpower and sexual drive. It can be the root of many diseases, from back pain to Tinnitus to Long Covid. 

In these two days we will deepen our Shiatsu by developing an understanding of Kan which will help us with the treatment of many symptoms. Water is the root of Yin and Yang in our body, as the trigram Kan contains water and fire. So we have to ask ourselves the question if the Kyo has Yin or Yang character, if the Jitsu has Yin or Yang character and treat accordingly.

But Kan (Ming = “destiny / calling”) has also a very deep spiritual meaning. Kan invites us, to walk our Ming through the power of our Shen, our spirit. Again: Water and Fire come together to create a unique power that can navigate us joyfully & meaningfully trough life.

 Focus points

–      Understanding Kan,

–      Diagnosis & Pathologies of the Water Element according to Yin and Yang

–      Effective and clinical proven treatment protocols

–      The use of Moxa, herbs and other external methods

–       How to build up Qi and use it & How to get in contact with Ming


  • Please email
  • note possible Covid measures may apply
  • Min amount of participants: 10 – max. amount of participants 24

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Gabriella Poli Part 2: Fascia Release & Shiatsu

30 March, 1 & 2 April 2022 at Shofukan, Japanese Centre in Charlois, Rotterdam. Originally scheduled to take place in April 2020 but was postponed because of the consecutive Covid Lockdowns…


Frans Copers (Belgium) Seiki – part II, 8 & 9 June 2021 in The Hague

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Gabriella Poli – Fascia II 8, 9, 10 October 2020 (rescheduled due to COVID19) / Amsterdam (FULL)

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Frans Copers (Belgium), Seiki Seminar: introduction to Seiki, 7 & 8 February 2020

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Mike Mandl (Austria) “Shiatsu & Insomnia Friday 15 & Saturday 16 March 2019

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Leisa Bellmore (Canada) “Touching the Brain” – 13 + 14 oktober 2018 in Amsterdam
meer info

Gabriella Poli (Italie): 21 en 22 september 2018 in Amsterdam

Mike Mandl (Oostenrijk): 11 en 12 mei 2018 in Amsterdam (meer info)

Diego Sanchez (Uruguay): 23-25 maart 2018 in Amsterdam (meer info)


Mike Mandl – Diagnosis – 9 en 10 juni 2017

Diego Sanchez – Grounding, being focussed and rooted – 3 maart 2017

Diego Sanchez – Shiatsu for Critical Illness Patients – 4 en 5 maart 2017

Mike Mandl – Depression & Burn Out – 10 en 11 december 2016