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BABIATSU: Shiatsu inspired bodywork for Babies

  • Brooklyn Yoga Project 185 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

A hands-on workshop where parents/caregivers learn simple techniques based on the ancient Japanese healing art of Shiatsu to use with their babies. 

Our human impulse to touch is especially alive as babies. Honoring this intuitive somatic intelligence and necessity for a thriving development, parents will learn simple and effective techniques to have in their tool kit for soothing their baby before sleep, during colic and teething, or just as a sweet way of connecting anytime.

Using gentle movements such as rocking, circular motions and holding, babies will experience a profound calm. There will also be self-shiatsu tools for parents to use, in particular neck, shoulder and arm releases to counter act the repetitive movements common for parents. 


Shandoah Goldman is a Brooklyn based Shiatsu practitioner, specializing in teaching her clients about their bodies intrinsic movement and psychosomatic connection. She trained at the Ohashiatsu Institute (1997-2002) and Center for Integrative Hypnosis (2013). Through her experience as a dancer/choreographer, macrobiotic chef and the daughter of an acupuncturist and an actress, she has developed a unique style that contributes to her thorough knowledge of the body. Passionate about inspiring profound awareness in others, she hopes to unleash that same awareness into the world at large. Shandoah has traveled and worked internationally in Japan, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. In addition to her eBook, Babiatsu; Shiatsu Inspired Bodywork for Babies, she leads workshops in Self-Shiatsu and Babiatsu in and around NYC. Her practice is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn and offers house-calls as well.

Link to babiatsu eBook

Later Event: December 12