Shiatsu Training Courses

River Stone Introductory Workshop

This is a great opportunity to earn some continuing education credits and be introduced to the world of Sennin-So Shiatsu.  


The workshop consists of:

  • History of  Sennin-So Shiatsu

  • Basic Sennin-So Shiatsu  Theory 

  • A few special techniques useful for any massage therapist

  • A full Shiatsu session by the Master Practitioner for each student

  • Plenty of hands on experience with the Master Practitioner guiding the way

  • 12  Continuing Education credits

Cost:  $400 per student  /  Discount for more than 7 students per workshop

Length:  12 hour,  2 day workshop

Location:  Varies.  Master Practitioner typically comes to you

River Stone Apprentice Program

Our full course Apprenticeship that is designed to prepare you to practice Sennin-So Shiatsu as a full time, independent provider.  Whether you integrate it into your massage practice or stick strictly to Shiatsu, this course will set you upon a path that will change your entire career.

The duration of the Apprenticeship  depends upon the student and their ability to learn, adapt, and grow as a practitioner studying a new art.   It takes many hours of practice to truly get a feel for this art.   Learning Sennin-So Shiatsu requires you to let go of what you know and keep an open perspective upon a new way of seeing the body.  The faster you open your mind to what is in front of you the quicker you will see the secrets that Sennin-So Shiatsu has to offer.

Facts about the Apprenticeship:

  • Hands on training with a Master Practitioner throughout the Apprenticeship.  The Master Practitioner,  guided by The River Stone Shiatsu curriculum as well as their own experience and touch, will poor their  knowledge into the student to help them to practice this art to the best of their ability.


  • Typical Apprenticeship lasts 3-6 months.   Though the true length depends on the student.

  • When completed, the student will obtain a certified River Stone Shiatsu certificate 

  • The student will be given the opportunity to join The River Stone Shiatsu Association upon graduating the Apprenticeship Program.  The Association's goal is to help guide the practitioner to achieving success as a Shiatsu Practitioner and help promote their business to the many in need in the practitioner's area.

Cost:  $5,000 w/ finance options available

Length:  Typically 3-6 month apprenticeship

Location:  Arrangements made w/ Master Practitioner

River Stone Master's Course

The term "Master", in the east, typically refers to an individual as a teacher.  It is not uncommon for practitioners of Sennin-So Shiatsu to be approached by individuals throughout their career who want to obtain the same knowledge and skill that they witness within the Sennin-So Shiatsu provider.  So for qualified River Stone Shiatsu providers, we offer a free Master's Course that allows them to take The River Stone Shiatsu curriculum and their own experience and continue to spread this amazing art to eager young healers.


  • Must be a member of the River Stone Shiatsu Association for at least 3 years.

  • Must continue to hold a practice and consistent clientele of at least 50 clients per month.

  • Must prove their growing knowledge and ability with a River Stone Master


100% of fees from workshop's performed

70% of their student's tuition for Apprenticeship fees

25% of their student's association fee

Each applicant is tested and audited by a River Stone Master to

verify that they fill all requirements necessary to undertake this training.

Cost: Free / Must qualify by River Stone Shiatsu standards

Length:  1  Month

Location:  Arrangements made w/ Master Practitioner

For more information  and availabilities regarding The River Stone Shiatsu Association's training opportunities, please contact :


Adam Hewitt