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Jiko-gyoushi - October Meeting

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On October 20th, Thursday, we met for the October Jiko-gyoushi class. This month we focused on Chakra's health and also on "taking responsibility" for our own emotions. The points of view we look at ourselves and at others are expanding and each time we meet we can deepen and broaden our vision: it is not about "fighting against enemies", but it is about "learning how to not seeing enemies". This does not mean that we need to be friends and in good terms with everybody around us, that would not be possible. But it means that we can work in order to smooth out the conflicts we migth have with other people around us just by looking at them from different perspectives. This can be not so easy at first, but once the mechanism is undrestood, it actually can be so interesting, appealing and also rewarding.

New Healing with Foods Course in Leixlip

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

New Healing with Foods Course starting at Obus School & Wellness Centre in Leixlip on September 17th. Also private consultations are available for all those who are looking for personalised diet plans and targetted information on how to get rid of health complaints through food.

For more information and booking you can visit: http://www.obus.ie/EventDetails/225

Questions are welcome also through email: [email protected]  or Facebook : Su Stori - Healing with Washoku

July Cookery Class

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The cookery class in July was very enjoyable, thanks to all the participants!

We cooked tomatoes stuffed with rice and home-made fermented tofu. To ferment the tofu we have used shio-koji, which added not only a lovely taste to the dish, but also lovely nutrients. The colourful meal was balanced, full of anti-oxidants and nutrients, light but nourishing and filling, perfect for summer.

We also talked about high-cholesterol and pointed out that despite the fact diet is very important to keep cholesterol under control, it is also very important to add enough anti-oxidants in the diet and to properly take care of the thyroid.

No cookery class in August, but we will probably have a one-day course during which we will combine the cookery with Jiko-gyoushi and Tanden taiso. Keep an eye on the home page or Facebook for more detailed information.

Tanden Taiso Course

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tanden Taiso Course will continue untill the end of August. The progress of the participants has been amazing, it is lovely to see how posture and strength can improve by  focusing on the Tanden. Looking forward to the lessons to come:)

Memories of Japan

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I have started to contribute for Japan Travel, a site where people like to share their trips to this lovely country. I will add links to my photo stories every now and then, please feel free to read them if you like:) 

You will also find a lot of other pictures and stories from other Japanese fans:D

Photo story about Kongobuji Temple on Mount Koya, headquarters of Japanese Buddhism = http://en.japantravel.com/view/a-visit-to-koyasan-kongobuji

Hope you will enjoy!

Tanden Taiso Course

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tanden Taiso course is starting on June 16th, at the Rua Red in Tallaght, just opposite the Luas Station, from 6.15 to 7.15pm.


1 class: euro 10


7 classes: euro 60


You can find a detailed description of the course here below or email me for further information


Looking forward in seeing you there


Kind Regards


Jiko-gyushi June

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everybody,

just wanted to let you know that next Jiko-gyoushi class will take place at the Maldron Hotel Cafe on June 20th, Friday, from 6:15~7:15pm.

Looking forward in seeing you then!

Kind Regards


Tanden Taiso Classes

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday the first Tanden Taiso class took place in the Rua Red in Tallaght. For those who are not familiar with Tanden, here is a simplifyed description:

"Tanden" is a point under the belly button which is exacly the centre of our body. In order to be able to centre, balance and ground ourselves in the proper way, we need to have our Ki (energy and consciousness) in the Tanden.

To the beginner, it is hard to  feel the Tanden. Yet, the more we focus on our Ki flow, the clearer we can sense our Tanden, and the more we focus on our Tanden, the stronger our Ki flow becomes.

With proper exercise, the Tanden  becomes the centre also of our breathing. In the West we are already familiar with this concept, which is called "diaphragm breathing". Having a good posture can be very helpful when learning the Tanden breathing.  Sitting in seiza, the Japanese style of sitting on the floor, works very well for this, as the back is more straight.

Obviously, Tanden is also the center of meditation. When we meditate, it is fundamental to  focus on our centre and to remain in it. When this becomes "natural", then it means that we have become able to keep the flow of our Ki perfectly  in our centre and that we are perfectly rooted.

Also in psychiatry they talk about centering oneself, about regaining one's center. This is because people in mental confusion lose the sense of rooting, of stability, which is fundamental if we want to recover from emotional turmoil. So, being able to keep our consciousnee in the Tanden is important also to help in getting rid of confusion and emotional imbalances.

The Tanden Taiso course will start in June. Please contact Washoku for further information.

Cookery Classes

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (2)

Washoku Cookery Classes are starting again in June. We will learn how to combine foods in order to keep balance and perfect nutrition, but will also learn how to make our dishes full of lovely flavours and very enjoyable. Good food DOES NOT taste bad!!! Will keep you posted:)

Washoku on Facebook

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I am happy to inform you that Washoku has a Facebook page, please follow if you like:)

Please look for "washoku.healingwithfoods" or clik on the Facebook icon on the home page.

All the best