Building a Home for your Heart

Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking & YogatouchDublin present

Building a Home for your Heart

8th-10th June 2012


We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy heart by eating the right food and taking regular exercise but in Traditional Chinese Medicine the Heart is also where our consciousness lives. So if we want to think clearly, sleep well and live a life full of joy we must take care of our heart.

In our lives we come across so many forms of anxiety, pressure, lack of freedom which cause problems for the heart, often ignored or only treated by medication. This weekend aims to share knowledge from the kitchen, yoga mat and Shiatsu futon to help with the reduction of stress, calming the mind, alleviating symptoms of anxiety, high blood pressure and cholesterol, insomnia, palpitations, muscle tension, fatigue and a sense of lack of joy in life.

Relaxing, calming, tasty and inspiring….. a weekend of

  • Morning and Evening Yoga and Meditation
  • Learning simple effective Shiatsu bodywork techniques
  • Conscious Cooking lessons

plus time for guided walks in the beautiful grounds of Magheramore and the beach close by.

Joanne Faulkner qualified as a Shiatsu Practitioner in 2002. Through her practice in North County Dublin she specializes in the energy of food in Traditional Chinese Medicine to bring balance, healing and transformation for the body, mind and soul. Following the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine she runs Cookery Classes and caters holistic events and workshops.

Uta Kaiser practices Shiatsu and massage at the Dublin Holistic Centre and teaches Scaravelli inspired yoga in Dalkey and Dublin.  She has a keen interest in helping people from all walks of life get in touch with their bodies in a healthy and mindful way and to discover the very personal potential for a compassionate relationship with oneself and others.

Bodywork, breath work, conscious cooking and yoga support everybody to bring health and balance into their lives. Try it, in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of Magheramore, Co Wicklow.

Cost €195 includes all food, instruction and accommodation.

For more information and a booking form contact

Joanne Faulkner 086 607 0432

Uta Kaiser 087 742 5717


Hello and Welcome


Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking is all about helping you recognise and connect physical symptoms with emotions and how to treat them with food, drink and acupressure points.

I am a Shiatsu Practitioner specializing in the energy of food in Traditional Chinese Medicine – using what we eat and drink as a source of everyday energy to strengthen and heal. By using this website, you can gain insight into the connection between how you feel and the food you choose

“Understanding what your body’s craving and using healthy food in your everyday life is the underlying principal of Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking. “


Shiatsu uses comfortable thumb pressure and palming massage to penetrate deeply into the muscles, energy channels and acupuncture points.  I use the Hara to diagnose and treat both physical and emotional conditions.  Shiatsu is a Holistic treatment which diagnoses and treats the root of the problem as well as the manifesting symptoms.


In Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine the body is classified into yin/yang organ pairs and meridian pathways which correspond to emotions, flavours, seasons and colours.  There are no good or bad foods simply foods which do and don’t suit us at this time. It’s all about connecting with the body, seeing what it wants and loving ourselves more.


Joanne is the Author of “Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” which is a cookbook with recipes, meditations,acupressure points to suit your mood, stop cravings and alleviate physical symptoms.  To look inside the book visit Amazon look inside – to buy in Euro visit Joanne’s Etsy Shop

” —I am delighted to offer shiatsu treatments, online video courses, regular cooking classes, a tactile and colourful cookbook, personal diet consultations, events and retreats all of which, I hope. will help you to use the simple 5 Element System of Traditional Chinese Medicine, putting together physical symptoms, emotional states and the food we eat.”

By understanding the body as a whole system in Traditional Chinese Medicine we can understand why certain emotions and conditions create cravings and desires for certain foods. If you would like to find out what food suits you today simply click – just answer only 2 simple questions …… and its free  


 For more information please contact me on 086 607 0432 or email