Ryokyu Endo, the founder of Tao Shiatsu and Kishindo, Buddist priest, composer/musician and author of “Tao Shiatsu” , “New Shiatsu Method” , “Revolution in Oriental Medicine” etc.
Mayu Endo, a shiatsu practitioner and psychotherapist, systematized an abbreviated form of Tao Shiatsu to be used specifically for treating children. Mayu Endo studied therapeutic body-work with various teachers including Eva Lich, daughter of William Lich. She has practiced group therapy as well as private counseling.
Mayu Endo is currently teaching at the Tao Shiatsu Centres in Tokyo and Kyoto, and gives workshops in countries around the world.
Alfred Mueller began to study Shiatsu in 1994 in Austria, after the diploma and several years of shiatsu practice and searching for treatment effectivity, he met 1999 Ryokyu Endo in a workshop in Vienna. After this experience he began to study Tao Shiatsu in Germany and in 2002 he began to build up Tao Shiatsu and Tao Sangha activities like Nembutsu, Ki and Heart School, Unishiatsu, NPO Uni in Austria. Since 2006 the austrian Tao Shiatsu school is a regulary school in the austrian Shiatsu federation and he is leading the Tao Sangha center in Vienna. To contact Alfred, send message via email form.
Tao Sangha Center Vienna,
Alex Pereklita, an engineer with one and a half years of experience in the nuclear field, left Canada to study Aikido in Japan in 1994.
After a severe injury to his knees, he began studying Tao Shiatsu following a profound treatment experience with Master Ryokyu Endo.
Alex returned to Canada in 1999 and established the Tao Shiatsu Centre in Toronto. He has since been giving treatments and leading classes and workshops in Toronto and Montreal. To contact Alex, send message via email form.
Deborah Bachmann developed an interest in Japan and Oriental Medicine while running a Tofu company during her twenties. She has been trained as a community mediator and has taught peer-counseling and conflict resolution to adults and teens.
Deborah began studies in Tao Shiatsu with Master Ryokyu Endo and Mayu Endo in Kyoto, Japan in 1992. In 1996 she opened a Tao Shiatsu clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, USA that later became the Madison Tao Sangha Center. Through the Center she offers Tao Shiatsu treatments and training as well as the educational and charitable activities of Wada-ji Sangha Temple and NPO UNI. To contact Deborah, send message via email form.
After 20 years of being an equestrian stable manager , trainer, and instructor between two countries, changing currier as an acupressure practitioner on 2003 to 2005 until encountering Tao Sangha activities and teachings which guided him to change his life concept completely.
Currently, he is in charge of Tao Sangha activities in Canada and practicing as a Tao Shiatsu practitioner since he received practioner diploma.
In 2009, he completed 480 hours of intensive teacher training in Kyoto Japan. Today, he is passionate to share and transmit the heart of Tao Shiatsu the way of healing of Buddha.
After completing a three year Shiatsu diploma course, Loredana
studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTC) for 3 years in Italy. She passed the Italian Federation of Shiatsu (FIS) exam and began working as a Shiatsu Practitioner in a Natural Medicine Clinic.
In 2001 she experienced the profound teachings of Tao Shiatsu,
unifying “Ki & Heart,” at a Tao Shiatsu seminar taught by Master
Ryokyu Endo. Loredana from that moment began spreading the Heart and
Spirit of Tao Shiatsu & Tao Sangha in Italy, organizing and leading
seminars and other Tao Sangha activities such as Nembutsu, Ki & Heart
School and NPO UNI projects.
In 2009 she went to Kyoto, Japan for Tao Shiatsu Teacher Training with
Master Ryokyu Endo and Mayu Endo. During this 2 month life-changing
experience, she had direct contact with the Masters, with nature, and
the Spirit and Heart where Tao Shiatsu originated. Now she continues
the tradition by passing on the teachings, through Tao Shiatsu Classes
and other Tao Sangha activities in Italy.