Kumiko Kanayama

Kumiko Kanayama, founder of the Five Lights Center of Shiatsu, Go Shiki Kan, Inc., and originator of the Global Shiatsu Weekly Gatherings, has been studying shiatsu for more than 30 years. Shiatsu has deep roots in her family’s tradition in Japan. She trained for many years with her uncle, Wataru Ohashi, a shiatsu pioneer in the West. This led her to develop her own style of practice, Intuitive Shiatsu™, which focuses on a deep sensitivity and awareness of Ki energy. Kumiko has taught courses and workshops in the US and Europe. Her Five Lights Center is an international gathering place where students, instructors, and practitioners come together both virtually and in-person to share their knowledge and passion for shiatsu. Go Shiki Kan, Inc., was certified by WBENC.