103 – Balancing Yin and Yang

35. Double Knee Bladder 37Overview

In this level students learn the art of pattern recognition through a study of kyo/jitsu deficiency excess model of Master Masunaga’s Zen Shiatsu system and the use of the Four tools of Assessment: Looking, Asking, Listening/Smelling and Touching. All previously learned material is integrated into flowing sessions led by movement, awareness and pattern recognition with multiple points of contact using thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows and knees. Additional elegant positions and movement combinations are introduced.  Much like vinyasa flows in yoga, various sequences of movement and acu-point stimulation are practiced to give students a full range of technical approaches for clinical application.  Masunaga’s Front and Back Assessment Areas are studied, and effective assessment palpation practiced. A semi-private tutorial with the Instructor is required between 103 and 104.


Course Content:

  • HeartMind Meridian Qigong exercise sequence
  • Meridian Stretch Exercises
  • Masunaga Zen Shiatsu Hara Assessment
  • Meridian treatments with multiple points of contact with elbows and knees
  • Assessment-based HeartMind Shiatsu treatments
  • Yin/Yang/ Five Element/Excess-Deficiency Principles
  • Kyo/Jitsu, tonification/sedation theory
  • Meridian interactions, compensations, harominazations
  • Two Faculty-Supervised Student Clinic sessions


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