Intuitive Massage
& Shiatsu course

Activate Your Body's Intelligence Through Touch

Soothe Your Body, Nourish Your Soul: Healing Touch through Macrobiotic Shiatsu

In this 2-week introductory course, you'll explore the fundamentals in theory and practice of Macrobiotic Shiatsu:
the meridians, body structure, organs, and their functions.


July 14th to July 27th | 2024




Is this a bodywork massage course?

 In this course, you’ll embark on a journey into the world of Macrobiotic Shiatsu, a holistic practice that harmonizes the body, mind, and spirit. 

You will be offered more than just bodywork knowledge – you will access the gateway to understanding your body’s unique constitution and condition through the lens of Eastern Medicine.

By learning about the 5 transformations of energy and the 14 acupuncture meridians, you’ll unlock the wisdom to make healthier choices tailored to your individual needs.

Shiatsu isn’t just about physical touch; it’s a powerful diagnostic tool that pinpoints imbalances within your body’s Yin and Yang forces.

Through this understanding, you’ll gain the tools to rebalance these forces, fostering a sense of inner peace and tranquility essential for navigating daily life.


Will I be learning about Do-In as well?

You’ll immerse yourself in this ancient practice, allowing your body to unwind and recharge within a blissful retreat setting.

But that’s not all – you’ll also discover the art of self-care through simple yet effective Do-In self-massage techniques. These invaluable skills will empower you to support not only yourself but also your loved ones when you return home.

In addition to hands-on techniques, you’ll integrate other modalities such as sound vibrations, chanting, breathing exercises, movement, and even dancing.

By harmonizing these elements, you can achieve a delicate balance between Yin and Yang energies within the body, ultimately leading to a profound state of inner well-being where body, soul, and spirit are aligned.


What will I get?


What are the contents?


An introduction to Shiatsu massage: the Japanese bodywork therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote relaxation and alleviate tension.


An external treatment that uses gentle heat on acupuncture points.

Japanese Mantra Chanting

The use of voice to vibrate and energize your body’s cells.


A self-massage technique that brings more flexibility to your body.

Macrobiotics Principles

Achieving balance and harmony in one’s diet and life, through the concept of yin and yang, where foods are classified based on their energetic qualities.


Which elements are included?

We will deal with stress, anxiety, fear, or any other ailments/imbalances that may affect your daily lives in a natural way.

Feeling whole, peaceful and serene inside is the goal.



The complementary forces that are interconnected and interdependent.



The dynamic interplay and transformation of energies in the natural world.



The 14 acupuncture meridians associated with specific organs and functions in the body.



A dietary philosophy and lifestyle that emphasizes consuming whole, natural foods, primarily plant-based, to achieve balance and harmony in the body and mind.



Japanese bodywork therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote relaxation, reduce tension, and alleviate physical and emotional problems.


How do we study?

This course setup aims to actively engage and involve you during all sessions.


You will have 2-3 sessions daily and 1 day off (excursion day). Optional activities organised by students/volunteers/residents.


Some of these sessions will happen in a classroom setting, some in Nature or by the Sea.


Saturday 20th July - Thematic Excursion to Copenhagen - Your Health while Travelling.


Who are the facilitators?


Philippe Kusnik

Philippe has been dedicated to the practice of Shiatsu since 1980, refining his expertise under the tutelage of the master Shizuko Yamamoto. With a profound understanding of this ancient Japanese healing art, he has developed his own unique approach, integrating sound therapy and palm activation to enhance the stimulation of the body's meridians, or energy channels. He is passionate about empowering others to prioritize self-care and embrace proactive measures for their own well-being, advocating for a deeper connection with the body and the world around us. He lives in France. Email:


Alicia Noemi Carreiro Kon

Alicia Noemi Carreiro Kon brings over 25 years of expertise to the field of Natural Health, where her passion for holistic well-being shines through her diverse skill set. As a Macrobiotics counsellor, qualified massage therapist (Wadô-atsu), and holistic practitioner specializing in Moxibustion, Kinesiotaping, Movements for Healthy Adults and Kids, Breathing and Meditation techniques, Trance Dance, and Biodanza, she offers a comprehensive approach to healing. She truly believes in the connection of mind, body, and spirit, and relies on her intuition and natural sensitivity to address unique needs of her patients and students. She lives in the UK. Email:


Where will I live?


If you choose to stay with us, you will be located in a nature reserve, neighbor to the sea and forest,  at Avno Oasis, a place that offers a lovely setting with a serene atmosphere.

Enjoy healthy and delicious organic meals (vegan option available) and use our facilities to boost and develop new skills: gym, fitness, art, music rooms, our library, and co-working space.

Experience being a part of our diverse community, which also includes doing some household chores & kitchen service together with volunteers and residents. 


What is the price?

If you have  a desire to learn and share massage, lovingly using your hands and fingers, with family and friends, we are happy to have you joining this course. No pre-requisites.


10.500 DKK | € 1400 

All rooms are with private bathrooms and a nice view – the forest, sea, or our green courtyard.


9000 DKK | € 1200 

All rooms are with private bathrooms and a nice view – the forest, sea, or our green courtyard.


8000 DKK | € 1075 

You will be able to use our facilities (shower etc.)

Participating Partner Discount

35% OFF for your partner

Learn together and support each other in practice

Non-Participating Partner Discount

50% OFF for your partner

Experience living in Avnø Oasis ecovillage together while having different programs

3+ Group Discount

20% OFF for each

Learn together with friends and support each other in practice as a group



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We ask for a deposit of 300 euros that will be returned, when you leave, after checking accommodation was left as you found it, keys returned and all monies due to Avnø Højskole have been cleared (snacks, car use, materials, excursions etc.)