500 hrs

500-Hour Shiatsu Certification

Vermont Practitioner Weekend Program

One 4-day weekend per month

affordable no-interest payment plans

September 16, 2022 – September 17, 2023

$100 deposit due by August 31st, 2022

“I’ve been in practicing and teaching shiatsu all over the United States for 40 years. I just spent a wonderful weekend teaching clinical skills at the Shiatsu School of Vermont. Director, Marjorie Pivar has poured her heart and soul into her school, and it shows. She created a lovely, intimate space with a great open atmosphere for learning. Students learn from a dedicated faculty and receive an educational program that is nationally certified. I was very impressed by the students’ enthusiasm for what they were learning and practicing. Anyone interested in learning shiatsu should definitely check out the Shiatsu School of Vermont.”

–Grandmother WinterJade Forest, (formerly Lindy Ferrigno) CI (AOBTA)

Curriculum Includes:

  • Zen Shiatsu
  • Chinese Medical Theory
  • Integrated Anatomy and Physiology (online)
  • Pathology: Safe Practice for Bodyworkers
  • Observed Clinical Practice
  • Ethics, Legal Issues, Business and Marketing
  • Chinese Herbs


  • One 4-day weekend per month: See full list of dates below
  • Friday-Monday – 9am-4pm
  • 100 hours online Anatomy & Physiology Course

Tuition: $8,500

  • Plus $100 non-refundable application fee applied toward tuition
  • Textbooks and other materials not included in tuition
  • Contact us to see if you are eligible for a VSAC Grant
  • Flexible Payment Plans up to 25 months no interest
  • Tuition deduction available for Massage Therapists, Nurses and other health care professionals with transferable credits

Class Dates:

Sept 16-19

Oct 14-17

Nov 18-21

Dec 16-19

Jan 20-23

Feb 17-20

March 17-20

April 14-17

May 19-22

June 16-19

July 14-17

Aug 18-21

Sept 15-18