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Shima Healing is honest, humble and wise in everything we do, say and touch.

We are devoted to always act in the utmost integrity. May it be relating to our students, partners, our local communities or our associates within the organisation.

We are committed co-creating abundance. This is done through our many open house events, charity concerts and facilitating well being for the local communities.

We use simple and clear communication that touches the heart. Our words are always expressed with kindness and compassion.

Our Vision

To be a beacon of excellence in the spiritual development of individuals and communities.

Our Mission

  • To be custodian to uplifting space that promotes healing and balancing for self-care and cultivating mindfulness through the mediums of sounds, energy and Yoga.
  • To provide a platform for training and mastery through the practice of service at Shima Healing through the Little Elephant Project, and at our affiliated centres in ASEAN countries.
  • To guide individuals on a path of becoming a professional healers and therapists



  • 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)

Mid Range (travel by motor bike or taxi)


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.

  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Akiko mobile: +66 897 316 958
  • Address: 5/3 Moo.4 Baan Tha Khao village,Koh Yao Noi, 82160,Phang Nga, Thailand

Getting to Shima Healing Center on Koh Yao Noi


  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Local Taxi to Shima Healing Centre | Approx 20 mins (150 THB per person).
    There will always be taxi’s waiting at the pier.


  1. 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
  2. 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.


  • Singing Bowl Meditation Concert

“I shut my eyes, in order to see.” Paul Gauguin

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

Benefit of meditation

  • Self awareness
  • Inner bliss
  • Feel centered and connected

Reiki Share

For Reiki practitioners from any school and lineage, and also those new to Reiki are welcome. Please contact us to save you a space.

  • Time: Every other Wed 20.00 – 21.30
  • Suggested Donation: THB400


Who is this for:

  • You wish to experience Reiki energy within
  • You want to receive and give Reiki healing
  • You hope to understand what is Reiki

Benefits of Reiki:

  • Heal physical ailments chronic or acute pain
  • Relax mind and body
  • Clear any old pattern or blockages

Abroad 2018|2019

  • Bucharest, Romania

Workshops are also offered in various countries in 2018



Japan 2018



Past Events

Singapore 2018

Kuala Lumpur 2018
Bangkok 2018

Thailand 2018|2019

Shima Healing Institute offer Singing Bowl and Reiki Therapy courses for Therapists and Shima Healer Within™ for self healing in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Scheduled Dates in 2018

  • 2018 Jul 29 – Aug 4 (Sun – Sat) Shima Healer Within™
  • 2018 Aug 5 – 11 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Course
  • 2018 Sept 30 – Oct 6 (Sun – Sat) Reiki Shoden | Chuden (similar to Level  1 & 2)
  • 2018 Dec 6 – 9 (Thurs – Sun) Shima Healer Within™ Specialised Program : Detox & Declutter
  • 2018 Dec 9 –  15 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation

Rates for 2018:

  • Shima Healer Within™: THB35,000
  • Reiki Courses: THB30,000
  • Singing Bowl Foundation: THB30,000

Scheduled Dates in 2019

  • 2019 Jan 27 – Feb 2 (Sun – Sat) Reiki Shoden | Chuden (similar to Level  1 & 2)
  • 2019 Feb 3 – 9 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation Course
  • 2019 Feb 17 – 23 (Sun – Sat) Shima Healer Within™
  • 2019 Feb 24 – Mar 2 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Course
  • 2019 Apr 21 – 27 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation Course
  • 2019 Apr 28 – May 4 (Sun – Sat)  Shima Healer Within™ (in Chinese)

Rates for 2019: New rates will be posted in July.

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.

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.

  1. Kundalini Reiki All Levels
  2. Singing Bowl Specialized Courses 1 day each with introduction course
  3. Energy workers such as Reiki practitioners
  4. Yoga Teachers and meditation facilitators
  5. 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.

Daily Schedule

  • 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.