About the School

A Dynamic Learning Experience

Mindful Shiatsu Center provides an enriched and diverse learning environment for our students. The school was founded in 2000 by Michael Wohlfarth and is located in Bowie, Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington, DC, and reflects the various backgrounds and cultures of the area.

The Center provides high-quality, professional continuing education in the field of bodywork through teaching of theory and hands-on techniques in Shiatsu Shin Tai, Life Force Recovery, and related subjects.


Coursework combines relevant Shiatsu Shin Tai theory and Eastern philosopy with diagnostic assessments, demonstration and practice corrections, and application to client presentation.

Our focus in on helping practitioners quickly learn HOW TO IMPROVE CLIENT RESULTS. We specialize in techniques related to overall client well-being but especially hard to treat conditions in the pelvis, low back, and shoulders, and chronic conditions such as pain, fibromyalgia, lupus, and fatigue.


Classes are conducted in a 20X24 classroom and 2 active treatment rooms, outfitted with massage tables, traditional shiatsu mats, and a bodyCushion(TM) massage table. The Center has a kitchen and meeting area available for student use.

Mindful Shiatsu Center provides an enriched and diverse learning environment for our students. The school was founded in 2000 by Michael Wohlfarth and is located in Bowie, Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington, DC, and reflects the various backgrounds and cultures of the area.

Extra Credit: Previous students, who have completed at least 1 training course with the Center, may come back for FREE PRACTICE CLASSES to continue to develop their skills. 

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