Practitioner Certification Programs
​The Shiatsu School of Vermont offers VSAC-approved and AOBTA certified programs. Graduates of our Shiatsu Practitioner Programs can become members of AOBTA and are eligible to become licensed to practice in many states. Please inquire for assistance in understanding the regulations to practice Asian Bodywork Therapy in your state.

Shiatsu Certification Programs

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The  American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) is the national professional membership association of the practitioners, instructors, and schools/programs of the various Asian Bodywork Forms.

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Everyone has a healing touch.

Ignite yours with the knowledge of Zen Shiatsu!

New!  One-Year

Certification Program

One 4-day Weekend Per Month

September 29, 2017 - September 23, 2018


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AOBTA currently serves its members in a wide variety of ways and is always striving to add value and relevance to the membership experience.  A few of the benefits our organization offers members are:

• An attractive, user-friendly website with a great Social Community set of features for members.
• Peer-reviewed approval of our professional members shows the public that you meet the highest standards of the profession.
• Representation of the interests, rights, and professional standards of Asian Bodywork Therapy profession.
• National and international recognition as a member of the Federation of Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, and Somatic Practice Organizations.
• High quality educational opportunities.
• Legislative support and action-oriented representation at all government levels.
• Subscription to Pulse, our newsletter.  
• Access to optional and affordable professional liability insurance.
• An online professional membership directory to help the public locate your services.
• Free listings of workshops offered by our members on the AOBTA website.
• Personal and professional growth opportunities through participation in the AOBTA and ABT community of committees, task forces, and board of directors at the state and national levels.

AOBTA Membership Benefits

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Why become certified in Shiatsu? 

Flexible schedule •  Transferable to a number of settings

Greater knowledge of healing •  Professional certification