Formally known as Work Trade. This has now transformed into Apprenticeship Program.
The purpose and intention for this program is she/he will learn practical skills in each of modality not just by participating the course but also involved in different operation and actual hands on practices. This would result in much deeper experiences.
Shima offers to specialised students who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in actual day to day operation. Duration for this program is one year basis part time and it could be combination of onsite and offsite involvements.
Followings are some activities:-
Be part of Shima healing local therapist
Involved in charity activities
Share your knowledge and skills
If you would like to learn and serve, please write to us.
After the completion courses at SHIMA, we also provide as apprentice where you could deploy your new-found skills and wisdom in service of the local communities, in partnership with the ‘Little Elephant Projects’ situated on the pristine island of Koh Yao Noi.
It’s hard to put into words my experience on the island. There is a magical
energy there and Shima Healing is a beautiful complement to that energy. I
learned so much and left refreshed. I personally witnessed the healing
power of the Bowls: My wrist injury healed completely during the course!
Thank you, Shima Healing! I will be back. Emmeline, Reiki healer and actor, USA
For whatever reason, I was expecting that this course would be mostly for
using the sound of the Bowls during meditation. However, the lessons on
how to use the Bowls on and around the body was much more interesting.
It was a beautiful journey. Akiko inspires you to go even further and to
continue learning more. You learn enough in a week to keep practicing for a
long time, even with just one Bowl, but surely after this course, you will
want to learn more! Additionally, I would recommend that you try to stay a
few days after the course on the Island to incorporate Singing Bowls with
other healing modalities and to absorb what you have learned.Ήταν ένα υπέροχο ταξίδι! Η Ακίκο είναι πολυ γλυκιά και ταλαντούχος
δασκάλα. Το βάθος της γνώσης της για την ιστορία , τη φιλοσοφία , τον
πολιτισμό και την πνευματικότητα της γιόγκα, της ενέργειας και των
singing bowls σε εμπνέει να θέλεις να συνεχίσεις να έρχεσαι και να
μαθαίνεις κι άλλα. Σε μια βδομάδα μαθαίνεις αρκετά ώστε να μπορείς να
εξασκείσαι για αρκετό καιρό έστω και με ένα bowl αλλά μετά από αυτή τη
σειρά μαθημάτων σίγουρα θέλεις να αποκτήσεις όλο το σετ. Maria, CFO, Greece
Shima Healing is a wonderful place that attracts beautiful individuals who
are on the path to spiritual growth and development. Knowledge is shared
from the heart. Akiko pulls insights from various ancient traditions and
teachings. The atmosphere is filled with wisdom, kindness, and joy. Shima Healing je predivno mesto koje okuplja zanimljive osobe koje
koracaju putem duhovnog rasta I samorazvoja. Akiko poseduje pregrst
znanja iz razlicitih antickih tradicija. Atmosfera je topla I iskrena I potstice
mudrost, razumevanje I radost. Svetlana, Yoga teacher and reiki practitioner, Serbia
My experience at Shima Healing was without a doubt life changing. I first
met Akiko five years ago on Koh Yao Noi, and she administered a Singing
Bowl Therapy Session for me. I found it to be deep, gentle, and
transformative. Years later, we reconnected, and I was lucky enough to be
among the first class to study with her at Shima. The course is unlike any
other I have ever experienced, and this unique approach to healing has
been so beneficial in my life and the lives of my clients. In addition to the
coursework, Akiko is a gifted healer, a generous soul, and it is an honor to
call her a teacher and a friend. Learning from her and working alongside her
is a blessing for which I am beyond grateful. Rae, Yoga teacher and massage therapist, Vietnam
Taking Akiko’s Singing Bowl Level 1 Course has opened up a deeper
understanding about how the Bowls work. She has structured the course in
an accessible way: Concise yet informative. The copious amount of handson
practice allowed one to have a multi‐sensory experience, and I
benefitted from understanding how to be the healer and also receiving
healing in the process. Akiko is really patient and her gentle yet affirmative
demeanour allows one to feel very welcomed at Shima Healing. I am very
much looking forward to the next level! Amanda Ling, Yoga teacher and DJ, Singapore
Having taken the Energy Work Course with the Singing Bowl Course will
help provide clients with a new approach to the healing process. I am really
grateful to have taken this workshop, and I highly recommend it to all the
healers out there. Thaly, Reiki Master and reflexologist, Canada
Followings are the recommended accommodations. Please note that the rates could be different during high and low seasons. The exact dates may vary between resorts so it’s best to refer to their website. The general guideline is as follows:
High season: November to March
Low season: April to October
Budget Range (all walking distance from the centre)
Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga, Thailand
The Island is located in the Phang-Nga bay of the Andaman Sea right between Phuket and Krabi. Largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism, it offers natural beauty, pristine beaches and an ideal setting for experiencing the elements and yoga. The island is easily reached from both Phuket and Krabi – see transportation details below.
Address and location information
We are located in the heart of Tha Khao village on Koh Yao Noi, away from main area of the town centre but a short walking distance from Tha Khao beach, with accommodations and handful of restaurants. There are some shops and an ATM is also available in the village.
You could rent a mountain bike or motor scooter during your stay which your accommodation could easily organise it for you.
Getting to Shima Healing Center on Koh Yao Noi
From the airporttake a taxi to Bang Rong Pier | About 25 minutes (600 THB)
Local buses leave every day from the market in Old Phuket town to Bang Rong Pier. Departures: 8:30 | 9:30 | 10:30 | 11.30 | 13:00 | 16:00 (THB 40)
You can also take a tuk-tuk to the pier for about THB 400.
Catch the ferry to Koh Yao Noi(Manoh Pier) | About 30 minutes by speedboat (200 THB per person). Departures: 7.30 | 8.30 | 9.40 | 11.15 | 12.30 | 13:15 | 14:30 | 15:00 | 16:00 | 17:00 | 17:30
Also available : Long tail boat (120 THB per person, about 1 hour)
Local Taxi to Shima Healing Centre | Approx 20 mins (150 THB per person).
There will always be taxi’s waiting at the pier.
Taxi from Krabi town, Krabi Airport or Ao Nangto Tha Lane Pier | About 45 minutes from the airport (700-800 THB).
Less expensive option is local bus from near Krabi Town bus station (5 km outside Krabi) to Tha Lane Pier
Departures: 9:00 | 10:00 | 12:00 | 15:00 | 16:00
You can also catch these same buses each morning from Krabi town center in front of Voda supermarket. Departures (generally): 9:00 | 10:00 | 11:30
Ferry to Koh Yao Noi(Tha Khao Pier). Boats leave from the pier for Koh Yao Noi everyday at 9:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 16:00 | 17:15
About 30 minutes by speedboat (THB 200) and 1 hour by long tail boat (120 THB)
Walk to the Shima Healing Centre from the pier in 10 minutes.
What is Meditation? It is a state of being defined as ‘meditative state’. Often described are blissful state, joy and inner peace. Such state could attain in many different ways and not only when you are sitting down in a quiet space. Ultimately, we could potentially increase living in that state of being. At Shima, we offer different types of “techniques” how to get into such state and technique you could take home with. Everyone welcome and no prior experiences required. Please contact us to save your space.
Time: Every Tue at 20.00 – 21.30
Suggested Donation: THB400
Techniques introduced in each week are Chakra Meditation, Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation, Reiki Meditation, Healing Sound Meditation or Moving Meditation.
Who is this for:
Anyone who would like to experience ‘meditation’
You want to relax and calm your mind from busy life
You wish to have greater clarity on your life path and direction
Registration will be closed 3 months before the start of chosen course date and/or when class is full. Please send us a request for application form well in advance.
Singing Bowl Courses: THB30,000
Reiki Courses: THB30,000
Shima Healer Within™: THB35,000
All course fees payments are to be made in via Paypal to secure your bookings. See Contact Us form. Morning practices such as movement based meditation, Yoga, Breath and/or Tai Chi are also included in this course.
What is not included: accommodation, meals, Thai massage and personal expenses. Please take note to book your own accommodation upon confirmation with us.
On Demand Courses can also be scheduled after the above week-long courses. Prior booking is recommended. Rates are given upon requests.
Kundalini Reiki All Levels
Singing Bowl Specialized Courses 1 day each with introduction course
Energy workers such as Reiki practitioners
Yoga Teachers and meditation facilitators
Physical therapists such as physio, acupuncturists and massage therapists
The centre also offers Reiki sharing, meditation and children day open to everyone on the island. Please see Activity Menu for more details.
6.00 – 7.30: Flow in Stillness Movement and Meditation practices. ( Optional for Singing Bowl and Reiki Courses )
7.30 – 9.00: Breakfast
9.00 – 12.00: Daily AM class
12.00 – 17.00: Afternoon Break to explore island
17.00 – 19.00: PM class (three classes spread over 6 days)
Note: We may change the timing according to the weather condition.