Who am I? My name is Marta Font. My two great passions in life, Shiatsu and Yoga, are ways of experiencing life consciously and to radiate this from within. I provide treatments, guidance and advice geared towards stimulating your vital strength and health. I will not heal you or bring you to a higher level of consciousness. You already have these powers within yourself. I given you support when you need it. Personality: I do my work with calm passion. My dealings with my clients are warm and professional, and I put everyone at ease. I am happy when your body relaxes through touching, and you have closer contact with yourself. Experience: I have been working as a professional Iokai Shiatsu therapist for six years. I am also a certified Vijnana Yoga teacher, and have been giving lessons and workshops for over fifteen years. In my work I integrate my knowledge and experience of both disciplines which thus enrich and enhance each other. I have a background in philosophy, dance and theatre at a professional level. I have now started a three-year study programme in acupuncture at Shenzhou Open University.
To make an appointment or to find out more information, contact me via www.ikiru.co, or [email protected] or telephone me on 06 – 45 29 89 52
Originally from Switzerland, I have now been living in Amsterdam for over 20 years. This international city has had an enormous effect on my development, as it is where I came into contact with Tai Chi and Qigong, forms of movement that continue to fascinate me. The transition from these oriental disciplines to a form of oriental, traditional medicine felt organic and self-evident. In 2005 I became acquainted with Iokai Shiatsu. What struck me most was the quality of touching, the silence in which it is practised. In this form of Shiatsu I found the synthesis of what captivates me: movement, physical consciousness, concentration, quality of contact, and touch. Starting in 2010, having completed the four-year course at the Amsterdam School for Iokai Shiatsu, I started working as a Iokai Shiatsu therapist. In my work I focus on the person and his or her context as a whole: the deep relaxation generated by the treatment brings people into closer contact with themselves and stimulates their self-healing powers. The treatments I provide are partially reimbursed by most health insurers (on the basis of supplemental insurance). This year I started the Traditional Chinese Medicine course at Shenzhou Open University, my aim being to deepen my knowledge of oriental medicine and to go on to study acupuncture. My goal is thus to apply a broader, more focussed approach in working with clients and to adapt my treatments more closely to the individual. Visit www.shiatsu-isa.com or email me on [email protected] to find out more information or to make an appointment.
Anna Verberne is a Feldenkrais teacher, Child’Space practitioner and Iokai Shiatsu therapist. She works with children (including small children) and adults, both individually and in groups. She also teaches within the continuing training programmes provided by Stichting Beweging and Dans en Spel in Amsterdam. In addition, she gives annual workshops and refresher courses in which the Feldenkrais method is combined with other disciplines (e.g. song, dance improvisation, Alexander technique): unusual and inspiring combinations. She studied Feldenkrais with Mia Segal, assistant to Moshe Feldenkrais, and pursued her Iokai Shiatsu study with Kazunori Sasaki at the Iokai Shiatsu Academie d’Europe. In 2010 she completed the Child’Space-Chava Shelhay method. Based on Feldenkrais, it is a method that supports babies in the first two years of their development. It is geared towards both parent(s) and the baby. Her background in modern dance, acrobatics, and her training in the Japanese voice and movement arts Shinto, Ki-training and Ki-Aikido, are major sources of inspiration for Anna, which she draws upon abundantly in her lessons and treatments. Anna is a member of the Dutch Feldenkrais Association (Nederlandse Feldenkrais Vereniging) and the Association of Iokai-Shiatsu Therapists (Vereniging voor Iokai-Shiatsu Therapeuten). She is also registered with RBCZ (the Register of Professional Practitioners in Complementary Care) (Register Beroepsbeoefenaren Complementaire Zorg) and SRBAG (the Register of Professional Supplementary Healthcare Practitioners) (Stichting Registratie Beroepsbeoefenaren Aanvullende Gezondheidszorg). Her Iokai Shiatsu treatments are partially refunded on the basis of supplementary insurance. Website: www.mani-kole.nl, e.mail: [email protected]