Danielle Collins and Katie Brindle
The Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training Course was developed jointly by Katie Brindle, founder of Hayo'u, Katie Blake and myself, and is accredited by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) and International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).
Your training is done exclusively online via a dedicated manual with video content and you can study in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. We ask you to study for a minimum of 12 hours (but many choose to do 20 + depending on experience level) prior to completing your written assignment (which you email to your trainer) and your practical assignment (which is done via video call with your trainer).
Your trainer will be highly experienced Gua Sha Instructor Katie Blake.
The course comprises of 16 lessons in which you will learn all about facial Gua Sha and how to successfully use this on yourself and how to teach others to use it on their face. Please note this does not qualify you to touch others faces with a Gua Sha, you are showing them how to touch their own faces with the tool.
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Anatomy. Skin. Acupressure
& Qi flow
This video with Katie Brindle and I
This podcast episode with Katie Brindle and I
You will dive deep into face anatomy, the face muscles, skin structure, the lymphatic system, the role of organs, the Qi flow and energetic meridians as well as very specific Gua Sha techniques such as: warm up, definition, lifting, lymphatic drainage, targeted routines for lips, cheeks, eyes, forehead, stimulating acupressure points, and cool down routines.
You will learn how to lead a consultation, how to do a face checklist and build a personalised Gua Sha programme for your clients. You will get to know how to teach a gua sha session online and get tips on building your business.
Included in the course you will receive a comprehensive course manual and a 30 minute 1 :1 session with your trainer, Katie Blake, who will support you through your learning journey. The course is £495.
This podcast episode with katie blake and i
This blog on combining combing Gua Sha and Face Yoga
I loved the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training! My Super Trainer, Katie Blake has been incredible from start to finish. Easy to contact, kind and a fountain of knowledge! The course itself was detailed and just the right balance of practical/ theory. I also loved learning more about the history of Gua Sha and the more holistic side of it all. The individual videos are fabulous and I’m still watching them now to make sure I mirror Katie’s every move! I just loved learning about the Meridians and the Chinese medicine side of things, I find it all fascinating and was so pleased it was included in the course.
My favourite thing about the training was my practical exam with Katie made me smile so much! I loved being in her energy. Her enthusiasm rubs off on you and I learnt so much more just from that short meeting. I would definitely recommend this course and I would say if you want to learn Gua Sha, be sure to learn from the best in the business! 10/10.
The Facial Gua Sha Teacher training was excellent. The manual you receive is extensive and contains clear explanations, photos and embedded videos to support learning. In addition to this, Katie’s online Zoom sessions were invaluable - I have learnt (and will, no doubt, continue to learn) so much from her and feel privileged to have her as my teacher. Probably the most important thing I have learnt relates to the crystals themselves and their healing properties. I have learnt to observe how heat is drawn out of the skin and now know which crystal is best to use and when and how to use it.
Personally, my favourite part of the training was that I loved developing my understanding of Yang Sheng, the self-care part of Chinese medicine. It works on so many levels and is the perfect antidote to modern stressful lifestyles.
I thought the Facial Gua Sha teacher training was great, really clearly presented information and the videos were easy to follow. I loved learning the new techniques but my favourite thing is probably the way energy work and affirmations are a part of the course. I would definitely recommend the course and I would say that the course is well presented, the content is thorough and interesting and that Danielle and Katie are wonderful teachers. The methods taught really work and it is a great skill to be able to share with the world. 10/10
Earlier in the year, I considered following a route that so many women my age (more than you might think!) pursue, opting for medical-grade skincare and a little 💉 to help keep everything buoyant.
I went so far as to step into the office, just to feel it out…and every part of my being tightened and clenched in fear. I felt very strongly that fear underscored all of my chosen aesthetician/injector's work, as understated as it was. I liked her, but I wasn’t going to let her go near my face.
So I took the money I was going to spend on changing my face chemically, and put it towards my Face Yoga teacher training and Gua Sha teacher training.
I can honestly say that my skin looks better than it has in years, and I enjoy meeting my face each morning with clean fingers and a calm mind.
I loved the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training course! It's beautifully created and I have thoroughly enjoyed studying. The great thing is that the training is also accessible and understandable if you do not have a professional background (like me). And what's great of course is that Katie Blake is your Super Trainer. Not only is she available at all times to answer any questions you may have, she also hosts biweekly zoom drop-ins to delve deeper into specific topics and answers questions. Katie is just amazing and has SO much knowledge. What I loved the most was the background information about the skin, the microcirculation, the lymphatic system and above all lesson 5 'the role of the organs, Qi flow and meridians' because it is precisely this information that contributes to awareness about the profound benefits of Gua Sha.
I’m very pleased with the Facial Gua Sha Teacher training! I most important part I learnt was the proper Gua Sha techniques and ways of following a routine. I normally do whatever comes to mind but this course was essential to further my understanding of how everything works. My favourite part of the training was how analytical everything was and the fact that the videos of the Gua Sha techniques were included in the material. 10/10
My favourite thing about The Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training was having the freedom to learn and practice in my own time. I have already recommended it to a fellow Skincare and Facial Reflexologist therapist, saying that it is amazing, beautiful and relaxing and that it would integrate beautifully in her existing work. I told her that the provided training is very professional 10/10.
My favourite part of the Facial Gua Sha Teacher Training was learning that Gua Sha is such a powerful tool! I liked that the training could be followed at my own pace but I was so eager to complete this course and bring the skills to practice.The training manual has great information that will enable you to feel confident in delivering great advice to your clients. You are supported throughout by your trainer Katie, she is wonderfully kind and approachable......you will always feel like the door is open for questions and advice.
My opinion of the Facial Gua Sha Teacher training course - Totally loved it! I cannot wait to do the Body Gua Sha, Hands on Facial Gua Sha and hopefully the Super Trainer courses.
My favourite thing about the training was honestly, meeting Katie Blake and passing!
I found the course to be a real life changer, the quality of the tools and the benefits of Gua Sha are amazing. The people who run the course are so kind and helpful and the community is so friendly. I just love it all, I am hooked!
I LOVED IT! Even if you never have any intention of using the training in a professional setting this is the type of knowledge that provides us with the power to take care of our own health and wellbeing (and therefore our beauty), in a holistic and sustainable way. I loved it so much, I want more!
The training was great, concise and informative and extremely good even for someone with very little knowledge of Gua Sha. I thought the videos were great, I replayed them many times!! I would recommend this training as its online, easily accessible, extremely easy to follow and having no time limits took the pressure off. 10/10.
I enjoyed the Facial Gua Sha teacher training! The course has been created with great knowledge of three wonderful teachers and therapists. The information is broken into modules which flow from on to another one. I loved the very clear demonstrations of each technique by Katie Blake. I also enjoyed taking the exam with Katie as she was super friendly, super supportive, yet very professional.