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Respiratory practices for use in a shiatsu clinic

  • 21/09/2022
  • 19/10/2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 21/09/2022, 5:15 PM 7:15 PM (AEST)
  • 28/09/2022, 5:15 PM 7:15 PM (AEST)
  • 05/10/2022, 5:15 PM 7:15 PM (AEDT)
  • 12/10/2022, 5:15 PM 7:15 PM (AEDT)
  • 19/10/2022, 5:15 PM 7:15 PM (AEDT)
  • Zoom Online



"When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit." – Goraksha Satakam

As we re-emerge from the stresses and uncertainty of the last few years, breath work and respiratory awareness is integral to help us regain our strength, steadiness and vitality. 

This 5 week intensive online course will be facilitated by Linda Rago, a multidisciplinary shiatsu practitioner with over 25 years of experience. Linda specialises in the biomechanics, neuromuscular, biochemical and psycho-physiological aspects of breathing, and is passionate about empowering and educating clients.

This workshop will provide you with:

  • Respiratory theory, detailed anatomical explanations and relationship to meridian systems
  • Practical applications of the theory 
  • Connection and the opportunity for exchange with other practitioners
  • Opportunities for extended course work and a supervised study group 
  • 10 CPE points for online course work with a certificate of course work and attendance

The course offers a unique combination of theory, practice and group support that will enable practitioners to integrate respiratory practices into their treatments. 

Summary of weekly sessions:

  • Week 1: A respiratory overhaul, an anatomical guide, the big influencers, and personal practices for the therapist
  • Week 2: Respiration with a focus on the lungs/large intestine meridian, kidney/bladder meridian and bowel Investigation on the relationship between diaphragm and pelvic floor
  • Week 3: Respiration with respect to the liver/gallbladder and stomach/spleen meridians
  • Week 4: Heart health and breathing
  • Week 5: Integrating breath as a focus in a shiatsu treatment

Each week will include practices for self care, referencing common imbalances such as digestive issues, congestion and upper respiratory conditions, pain management, anxiety, sleep disorders, blood conditions, when symptoms worsen, and gland function. 

Linda Rago

Linda holds Diplomas of Meiso Shiatsu & Okido Yoga - Practitioner and Instructor levels (Libera University Okido Mikko Yoga, Italy), a Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies (East West College), a BBus Comm, Integrative Breathing Practitioner Levels 1 & 2, Okido Yoga Life Training and various certificates in aged care.

Her postgraduate studies have been focused on the bio mechanics, neuromuscular, biochemical and psycho-physiological aspects of breathing.

Linda operates two clinics in Queensland, one at North Stradbroke Island and the other in Stanthorpe. She is a past President of STAA and is a current National Council member.

Call or Email Us:

 0411 273 270
 Tuesdays & Fridays 1-5pm


PO Box 94
Lavington NSW 2641

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