Kiatsu is a form of Japanese acupressure therapy to relieve pain, soreness and stiffness while improving overall health in a natural way that encourages the body’s own healing abilities to work more efficiently.
Kiatsu is an effective treatment for back pain, headaches, shoulder & joint pain. It can be used to reduce bruising and/or inflammation. It is an excellent way to improve your health, relieve pain, relax the body, increase mobility, reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
The West Linn Dojo offers an ongoing Ki & Kiatsu class.
Our dojo offers an ongoing Ki & Kiatsu class led by Donna Gerten Sensei – Shodan (Black Belt) in Aikido, Chuden (2nd Black Belt) in Ki Development, graduate of the Personal Kiatsu School and former student of Kiatsu creator Master Koichi Tohei.
Students taking the Kiatsu course do not need to be members of the Aikido program. We encourage the entire community to try this course to see if it is right for you.
The class is offered at the same time as our 6pm Children’s Aikido class as a convenient way for parents to train while their children train.
The Ki & Kiatsu Class Develops a Calm Mind and a Healthy Body
What you will learn:
- Various Kiatsu techniques for applying relaxed pressure to the body
- How to calm the mind and relax the body
- Several forms of meditation
- Deep breathing
- Unification of Mind & Body
- How to develop and utilize “Ki” (living energy)
- Daily health exercises to increase flexibility and reduce tension
- Mindfulness & focus
- Learn to apply Kiatsu techniques to yourself and to your family
Getting Started in the Ki & Kiatsu Class
Get started anytime! Please contact the dojo in advance and let them know you wish to visit. The first class is considered a free intro.
Upon your arrival, you will be asked to fill out a registration form. Attire for class is a cotton T-shirt, sweat pants that cover the knees and a pair of socks.