The Art of Well-Being   –   Spring/Summer

                                     27th- 28th May 2023 

We invite you to embrace the activating energy of the spring and summer in a weekend of explorative bodywork; integrating mind, body and emotions to empower your well-being. At a time where the natural world is bursting into life, we will utilise this upward energy to explore ways to reach out and activate in our own lives, shaking off the dormant winter energy to recalibrate our bodies for the season ahead.

This will be a practical exploration of bodywork, grounded within an integrated theoretical framework and guided by Maria’s experience of over 30 years of teaching and practice where she expertly weaves together time-honoured ancient disciplines. Through this, you will discover how to access the transformational healing mechanisms of your body and promote profound changes within both the physical and emotional aspects of your being.

Date: 27th-28th May 2023
Venue: Concord Institute, London

Past events

       The Art of Well-Being

 Saturday 21 January 2023 and Sunday 22nd, 10am-6pm

A weekend of explorative bodywork, integrating mind, body and emotions to empower our well-being as we start the new year.

Join us for a unique weekend workshop with accomplished facilitator and therapist Maria Serrano.

This will be a practical weekend of bodywork, grounded within an integrated theoretical framework and guided by Maria’s experience of over 30 years teaching and practise.

Maria specialises in weaving together time-honoured ancient disciplines, including oriental therapies such as Shiatsu, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation as well as sound and voice work, to activate the healing mechanisms within the body.

Drawing on these complementry ancient techniques and healing arts, Maria will provide you with a powerful toolkit for creating and maintaining your sense of well-being.

Reaching beyond this enjoyable, restorative weekend, our intention is to strengthen the immune system and promote physical, emotional and energetic wellness for the new year

Date: 21-22 January 2023
Venue: Concord Institute, London




Embracing the Light

12th & 13th February 2022 10:00am to 6pm

at  Concord Institute, London

In this healing and transformational weekend programme, you will learn how to access your body’s healing mechanisms, how to boost your inmune system and how to promote profound change within both the physical and psychological aspects of your being.

As ever, you will be invited to walk a variety of ancestral paths, exploring and experiencing a range of ancient techniques and healing arts firmly based on time-honoured Oriental disciplines. Our journey together will take in energy medicine, oriental therapies, yoga, meditation, sound and voice work.

The intention of this programme is to provide you with a guided introduction to some simple but powerful techniques to enable you to reconnect with your body, access your own healing power and promote an enhanced sense of harmony within your being and integration within your life.

We will explore how the energy of your internal organs plays a part influencing your emotions and seeing how negative emotions can be transformed into positive using pressure points to rebalance energy flows within the meridians (energy channels), voice work and meditation.

Date: 12-13th February 2022
Venue: Concord Institute, London

Neck and shoulders Shiatsu massage (online classes)

February 27th, March 27th,  April 24th.  Open to anybody – no previous experience needed

For more information see below.

Self-Shiatsu and Do-in classes (online classes)
Date: Friday 5th March, 12th March, 19th March, 26th March, 9th April, 16th April 2021
Time: 12pm
Duration: 1 hour
For more information see below

Neck and shoulders Shiatsu massage  (online classes)

Learn how to do Neck and Shoulders shiatsu massage for friends and family within your bubble group.

Online classes last Saturday of the month, open to anybody

The basics of a gentle compassionate touch of Shiatsu can be learned and practised by anyone for sharing with loved ones.

I will be running these individual classes every month.
For these workshops you will need a partner.
Saturday 27th February 2021
Saturday 27th March 2021
Saturday 24th April 2021
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £15 per class for two adults. Children are free.
 Please click contact us  for further information or to book a class.

Self-Shiatsu and Do-in classes (online) 

These sessions will focus on strengthening and relaxing our body and mind, working at both physical and energetic levels, using a number of exercises and techniques extracted from 35 years of experience practising and teaching Shiatsu, Yoga, energy exercises, Do-in, Chi-gong and mindfulness meditation.

The programme will introduce and explore the concept of energy flow within the body, examining how to promote balanced energy flow.

We will be learning a number of simple but effective techniques to promote better health, including self-shiatsu, energy exercises, pressure points, lifestyle tips and meditation techniques as well as the main energy channels and the corresponding organs.

What do I need for the sessions? Just yourself; a yoga mat or a blanket and a couple of cushions should suffice.

Date: Friday 5th March, 12th March, 19th March, 26th March, 9th April, 16th April

Time: 12pm
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £10 one class £48 for all six sessions

Please click contact us for more information or to book your place