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This page shows a selection of testimonials we have received from those that have practised Shintaido. If you would like to add yours, please complete the short form at the bottom of this page.

“Shintaido provides a unique and lovely way to connect to your self and to others you may be practising with. There are both meditative and active bodily movements – sometimes calm and quiet, sometimes energetic and loud but always with some deeper feeling mixed with meaning that is not easy to define. I always feel better afterwards, more energised and balanced, even if not feeling well at the start. I have been practising for some years now, mostly with beautiful, experienced and authentic Nagako, but all the tutors I have met are open and welcoming and skilful at presenting the varied range of both warm-up exercises and longer forms. Give it a go, you may be surprised by what it offers and how it makes you feel!”
Heather Stopher
“It takes a lot for me to feel part of a group and relaxed around people in a social situation, but somehow Shintaido and the people related to it rarely seem to fail on this one. I am often nervous beforehand, the quiet one, but I so want to be part of it, around people who develop my skills and self confidence.”
Charlotte Stace
“The Gentle Shintaido class I have been going to that has been facilitated by Nagako has been very enjoyable. Her fine energy and her commitment and reverence to Shintaido shines through and is transmitted through her pupils. I feel in the process it allows me to make a deeper connection to myself and through this expansion I am transformed and energised. Last year at the venue in Stroud we were able to practice outside in a beautiful field surrounded by trees. The freedom this gave us in the practice added a whole new dimension to the work. It is a great pleasure to be part of the group.”
Cynthia Whelan

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