Later he met Sensei Yuichi Kawada and Kazunori Sasaki in Groningen and studied traditional Oriental medicine and diagnostics in three different countries. In 1988 he obtained the Japanese diploma cum laude. That year he founded the Ducth school for classical Shiatsu: the Nederlandse School voor Klassieke Shiatsu. In the years that followed, Alan has expanded his experience and knowledge by helping and treating patients that cannot be helped within Western medicine. At the school he teaches level 3 of the vocational education, several key seminars, and basic courses.
In 2007 he represented the Netherlands at the International Shiatsu Congress in Kiental, Switzerland. As one of the 24 most experienced therapists he gave lectures and demonstrations. In 2009 he represented the Netherlands at the International Shiatsu Congress in Le Canet, France. This time he was one of five Shiatsu therapists to give lectures and demonstrations.
His LinkedIn profile can be viewed following this link: Alan Nash
Since 2006 Anushka organizes and facilitates the training for advanced students (of Shiatsu and Do-In) to become qualified as teachers of Do-In.
The Dutch School for Do-In issues licenses for Do-In teachers, and organises the Do-In teacher day for license renewal. Anushka also teaches key seminars of the vocational education, such as the Moxa seminar and organises the Japanese medical cooking seminar
Manon started as an assistant-teacher for Level 2 at the Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu in 2013. Since 2015 she is teaching Level 2.
Manon began studying Shiatsu in 2004 at the Qing Bai/Shu Ha Ri academy. She graduated in 2007. After that she opened her practice Elements Shiatsu therapy in Nieuwegein (Utrecht).
At the Zhong weekend in 2012 she met Alan Nash. His workshops Do In and Shiatsu moved her and she decided to learn more from him. She then attended the school's Lunteren seminar.
During her study at Qing Bai she learned about Do-In. This has always been of great interest for her. When she heard of the Do-In teacher training given by Anushka Hofman, she signed up for it. She graduated in 2013. She now gives weekly classes in Do-In..
In addition she has attended various postgraduate specialisations, such as Shiatsu with children, Shiatsu for depression and chronic fatigue, Dorn therapy, pulse diagnostics and healing tao.
Yuichi Kawada is founder and director of Yoseido Shiatsu, the three-year vocational education in Shiatsu Therapy in Belgium. In 2002 his book was published, “Essential Shiatsu”, which treats the eight Curious vessels. In June 2008 the book was published in German, French and Russian. Since 1998 Yuichi Kawada has been teaching level 4 at the NSKS.