Akiko returns to Shanghai!

Shantih Shala Holistic Arts

proudly presents

Akiko Igarashi,

founder of Shima Healing

in Shanghai from May 10~14th & June 12~14th



返回上海 5/10~5/14 和 6/12~14

Akiko+Jo @ ShimaShima Healing & SSHA (Shantih Shala Holistic Arts) at the Shima Healing dojo, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand 


I  very excited to welcome back my mentor / fellow healer friend Akiko to Shanghai! Highlights include the Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course, Kundalini Reiki Courses, Private Group Healing Sessions and MORE! Don’t miss this chance to study with an experienced teacher who walks the talk and ready to share her ways of wisdom. Please see below for more info, contact us for details and bookings. Looking forward to share this unique experience with you soon!

Link: shantihshala.com/2019/02/26/akiko-returns-to-shanghai/

Akiko+Jo1Akiko & Josephine at The White Room photo by Nick Fallon (WeChat: NickFallon88)


May schedule

May 10th (Fri)

9:30~5pm: Kundalini Reiki Level I

7.30-9pm: Charity Meditation + Concert


May 11th (Sat) 1:30~7:30pm: Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course Day 1

May 12th (Sun) 1:30~7:30pm: Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course Day 2


May 13th (Mon) 9:30~4pm: Kundalini Reiki Level II


May 14th (Tue)

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing (available for booking up to 6 pax, call for details)

7.30-9pm: Reiki Share


June schedule

June 12th (Wed)  

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing (available for booking up to 6 pax, call for details)

7.30-9pm: Charity Meditation + Concert


June 13th (Thu) 9:30~4pm: Kundalini Reiki Level III


June 14th (Fri)

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing (available for booking up to 6 pax, call for details)

7.30-9pm: Reiki Share


June 15th (Sat) 1:30~7:30pm: Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course Day 3

June 16th (Sun) 1:30~7:30pm: Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course Day 4


Bowls Foundation Course

Antique Singing Bowls Foundation Course

May 11th (Sat) & 12th (Sun), June 15th (Sat) & 16th (Sun) 1:30~7:30pm

This 4-day course over two weekends will give you the foundation to be able to use with one bowl of the Seven Chakra bowls for self-healing and healing of family and friends. You will learn the theory, techniques with ample practicing time during the course.

Pre-requisites: none

Akiko @ wht roomPrevious workshop at The White Room 

The power of the sound healing using ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls is indescribably profound and alters our consciousness for positive transformation.

It not only can penetrate the body at the cellular level as transfiguration to ease pain, but also open our energetic body to healing, regeneration, and restoration to regain balance and harmony.

Shima Healing offers various singing bowl trainings, please read on to view the details. To ensure the high quality of our trainings, our courses are consecutive – meaning they build up on each other.

Aki-Kundalini courses

Kundalini Reiki Level I, II & III Courses 

May 10th (Fri) 9:30~5pm: Kundalini Reiki Level I

May 13th (Mon) 9:30~5pm: Kundalini Reiki Level II

June 13th (Thu) 9:30~5pm: Kundalini Reiki Level III

Pre-requisites: Level I: none, Level II: Level I, Level III: Level II

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This is a modern Reiki system developed by Ole Gabrielsen (Denmark) in 2008. It focuses on strengthening Kundalini fire energy through purifying all Seven Chakras by Attunement.

Kundalini Reiki is known to be a very specific and potent method of energy healing. It is often used for healing DNA and ancestral karmic issues, for improving physical health and enhancing mental clarity.

Level I: Cleanse and open the Heart, the upper three Chakras and the hands. Students learn a Mantra to activate Reiki energy.

Level II: Cleanse and open the lower three Chakras and enhances the Heart Chakra and the hands. Students learn a Mantra to activate Kundalini Fire energy.

Level III: Enhance all of seven Chakras and learn the final Mantra to heal specific issues.

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word that means ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. Simply put, this ‘hands-on’ therapy restores our physical, mental and emotional imbalances into original state of wellness. Once you learn the technique on how to channel the abundance of natural resource that is energy, it will be with you the rest of your life as a way to heal yourself, to heal others and any living beings such as animals and plants. It is not based on a belief system of any sorts – but simply follows the natural law of physics. You can be a conduit of Reiki energy so long as you do your daily practices.

A few benefits which everyone can obtain from Reiki are the reduction of tiredness and stress, the relief of physical and emotional pain, the increase of vital energy and happiness, and the shifting of old habitual patterns.

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Group sessions in May 

May 10th (Fri) 7.30-9pm: Charity Meditation + Concert

Come practice Meditation with us and experience the soothing, grounding and healing vibrations from the powerful ancient singing bowls that corresponds to our major 7 chakras. All warmly welcomed!

All proceeds of the evening will be donated to The Little Elephant project (an NGO) via Shima Healing, in partnership with SSHA. Donations are greatly welcomed & appreciated too!

Screen Shot 2018-12-27 at 9.26.40 AM.pngPhotos taken at Ban Tha Khao School and at the Shima Healing Dojo

The seed for growing and learning with children and teens was first planted in 2009, during Akiko’s time at the Nepal Angels Home, an orphanage in Kathmandu. The name Little Elephant represents passing on of healing wisdom to the next generation. Elephants are highly intelligent creatures which are also the symbol of Thailand. In ancient Himalayan beliefs, the elephant god Ganesha is the remover of obstacles from our souls. The word “Little”in the name represents offspring, and expresses the essence of the Little Elephant project, which is to nurture the next generations to be custodians of ancient healing wisdoms.

The birthing of the Little Elephant Project (LEP) came with the arrival of Akiko Igarashi on the island of Koh Yao Noi in 2010. Since then, the local community on the island has received holistic healing when they are in need, experienced yoga in the village school, participated in village clean-up campaigns led by Shima Healing, as well as gifted toys and snacks annually on Children’s Day.



May 14th (Tue) 

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing

Arrange your own private group to enjoy a customised session, including channeled messages from the meditative antique Singing Bowls and group energy.  Available for booking up to 6 person, based on a first come first serve basis. Please kindly contact us for details and bookings.

7.30-9pm: Reiki Share

Come experience the art of sharing, giving and receiving positive energy without expectations. Everyone warmly welcomed, including those without any experience and healers too. Open to anyone who would like to try Energy Healing,  no experience required, just come with an open heart!

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Group sessions in June

June 12th (Wed)  

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing

7.30-9pm: Charity Meditation + Concert

June 14th (Fri)

5~6.30pm: Private Group Healing

7.30-9pm: Reiki Share

Akiko @ ShimaAkiko at Shima Healing dojo at Koh Yao Noi, Thailand 

About your facilitator:

Akiko Igarashi, Japan

关于你的导师: 五十嵐敦岐江, 日本

Akiko Igarashi is a distinguished teacher of healing. She is a Reiki Instructor, a Qigong practitioner, a Yoga teacher, and a Tibetan Singing Bowl Master. Above all else, Akiko is a dedicated student of life. Her practice of inner stillness and focus began at a young age. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, she was raised in the Eastern tradition of mindful living and the knowing of the interconnectedness of all beings in our existence.

For many years, Akiko chose a corporate life path, yet the practice of cultivating inner wisdom was never far from her heart, or her mind. Akiko walked the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago Compostela three times, volunteered in orphanages, and studied healing with teachers in far-off places of Nepal, India and Japan. Through her own journeys, Akiko embodies the understanding that to heal others we must heal ourselves first. This healing of the self comes from a willingness to see, feel and listen to the messages within. And from that point of bliss, greater joy is experienced by giving, and receiving in return. This is the gift Akiko wishes to share with the world through the Shima Healing Institute and its associated projects.

Akiko can be found at the Shima Healing Institute in Thailand facilitating courses, or conducting workshops in Asian countries and Europe in the summer. When she is not teaching, practicing or traveling, Akiko is rock climbing, composing children’s science fantasy literature, writing calligraphy works, and creating new projects that uplifts communities. And of course, she makes sure there is always time to just do nothing, and be.

Akiko @ SSJ                      Akiko at the Spiritual Sound Journey, in collaboration with SSHA 



这一段经历深度并永远地改变了她的生活方向,自此之后,她以分享疗愈艺术的智慧为自己的使命,并献身于儿童健康与关爱事业中。自从命中注定的那天到来之后,她成为了一位全职瑜伽老师,同时在泰国瑶诺岛(Koh Yao Islands)上的诸多度假胜地开设西藏颂钵疗愈与能量治疗课程,比如瑶诺天堂(Paradise Koh Yao),六感( Six Senses), 尼拉玛雅(Niramaya), 艾力克赛尔(Glow Elixir ),岛屿瑜伽( Island Yoga)。



Screen Shot 2019-03-01 at 6.42.43 PM.pngAntique Singing Bowls Foundation Course in session

Akiko’s Qualifications & experience:

Yoga and Meditation

  • 2005, Yoga Teacher Training in India. (250 hrs) Yoga Vidya Dham, India
  • 2005, Initiated in TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique, Mumbai, India
  • 2006, Yoga Therapy (250 hrs) Yoga Vidya Dham in Nashik, India
  • 2006, Vipassana 10 days silent meditation in Kyoto, Japan.  Also returned shorter Vipassana meditation in 2010, 2011, 2012 in Singapore


Therapy Training

  • 2003, Usui Reiki Master by Reiki Teacher Chikako Uehara , Japan
  • 2010, Usui Reiki Teacher Training at Kathmandu Reiki Center, Nepal
  • 2010, Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy by Ram Shrestha, Nepal
  • 2011, Kundalini Reiki Master by Shirley Tay, Singapore
  • 2012, Lama Fera Master by Dr. Ranjan, Nepal
  • 2012, Komyo Reiki Shihan by Dr. Ranjan, Nepal
  • 2013, Lama Fera Teacher by Dr. Sharma, India
  • 2014, Jikiden Reiki Okuden by Frank Arjava Petter in Lesvos, Greece
  • 2015, Jikiden Reiki Shihan Kaku by Frank Arjava Petter and Yamaguchi, Germany


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Venue: The White Room (detailed address and directions will be provided upon registration)

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Fees & Early Bird Offerplease contact us for details

Classes will be kept small to ensure quality delivery and maximize efficiency, kindly book in advance to reserve your space thank you!



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Email: shantihshala@gmail.com



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