Acupressure Training Courses

A unique blend of Acupressure, Qi Gong and Life Coaching

Next available course: 25 November - 1 December 2019

Save AU$100 if you book early

Meet Adria Ellis and discover the Fusion Acupressure Method

Follow your calling to be an energy healer and discover the magic of acupressure! Learn how to balance the 12 meridians, ease pain, clear the mind, and align with your heart. The Fusion Acupressure Method blends ancient Chinese wisdom with modern psychotherapy tools for personal and professional interest.

This training is more than a practitioner training, it is an invitation to heal, grow and transform on a cellular level. Anyone is welcome: massage therapists, nurses, life coaches or individuals seeking personal development and self-care. You will learn techniques that will take you on your own personal journey of healing, while learning how to support the healing of others.

We are also offering a Master Certificate for those who have already completed the Level 1 Practitioner Training. If you are looking to build confidence and skill in your practice of Fusion Acupressure, this is the perfect option for you! With our Master Certification you will participate in the course as both a student AND an assistant. As you audit Level 1, you will gain invaluable confidence, skill and integration.

A unique, integrated healing method

Adria is an approved training provider with the Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT). This certified training is recognised internationally with IICT.

Adria is an approved training provider with the Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT). This certified training is recognised internationally with IICT.

The Fusion Acupressure Method is an integration of Ancient Chinese Healing Principles, Acupressure, Energy Emission, Taoist Teachings, and Coaching Techniques

In this modality the client remains fully clothed and finger pressure is applied to different pressure points with deliberate intention to move energy, clear blocks and support introspection. Each Pressure point acts as an energy vortex that communicates between the physical body, the energetic body, and the mind.

Although the Fusion Acupressure Method focuses on touch and talk therapy to clear and balance the body, mind and spirit, you will also learn other ancient and modern methods including meditation, coaching, guided breathing and visualisation to deepen your clients’ experience and invite healing and harmony to the whole.

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Acupressure Certification & Massage Training Courses

Choosing to take a fusion acupressure training at Krishna Village not only opens up the possibility of a new career but gives you the tools to help both yourself and others to improve your quality of life and wellbeing. There are many benefits associated with the ancient art of acupressure from correcting issues with our internal organs to promoting the flow of blood through our bodies.

However, there are also some benefits that you may not have considered before signing up to one of our acupressure training courses.

The Benefits of Acupressure

By applying light pressure on certain points or areas of the body, it is possible to release the blocked energy (chi or qi) that flows through the body along invisible lines known as meridians and allow it to flow freely again.

In addition to unblocking energy channels, by applying pressure to the acupressure points, it is possible to release muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood and utilise the energy within the body to help faster healing.

What You Will Learn In Acupressure Certification Training

Our acupressure certification training will teach you how to promote healthy blood circulation by activating and opening up the flow of blood within the blood vessels. The resultant increase in blood circulation will help with the regeneration and performance of the body’s organs.

Applying pressure will help to relax the body by releasing muscular tension which, in turn, will help to reduce stress levels.

Whilst this is not an acupressure massage training, you will learn how to apply pressure to points in the body that correspond to painful areas, so the effects can be similar to a deep tissue massage. The body will respond to your touch by releasing the blockage in that area, increasing the flow of blood and helping to relieve the pain.

Acupressure has long been a trusted remedy for common ailments such as colds, sinusitis and headaches, thus reducing reliance on over-the-counter medicines.

According to Chinese Medicine, unblocking your meridians will help to increase your sense of calm and make you more capable of handling the stresses of modern-day life.

Cosmetic acupressure is believed to tone the facial muscles by stimulating blood flow to the area. It may also help with the production of collagen to support the underlying structures of the skin and keep it looking tighter and smoother for longer.

Who Will Benefit from Attending an Acupressure Course?

Our Acupressure courses are suitable for anyone who wants to learn this ancient form of medicine whether you want to start or expand an existing therapy business, or you simply want to learn how to apply acupressure for yourself and your loved ones.

Krishna Village is NSW's best yoga retreat for people looking to relax & recharge. We offer yoga teacher training for visitors who want to become yoga instructors. If you are looking for a retreat, we offer yoga classes, meditation and spiritual retreats to help you relax. Enquire online or call us to learn more.

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Meet your teacher

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Adria Ellis, who lives both in Canada and Australia, began her studies in the healing arts over 25 years ago, at only 14 years of age. As a true master of her craft, she weaves the philosophies of ancient Chinese Acupressure, Energy Healing, Intuitive Coaching and Qi Gong Techniques into her personal life and that of her clients. She began her professional practice in Sydney in 2006.

Over the past 10 years, Adria has been working as a full time acupressure therapist, specialising in energy healing, inner guidance and intuitive coaching techniques. She has worked extensively with clients moving through physical pain, tension, sexual abuse, pregnancy loss, grief, depression and relationship conflict. Adria brings compassion and strength to her work, encouraging empowerment and an opportunity to return to love, peace and wholeness.

Adria’s qualifications include a BsSc major in Anthropology and Social Science, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Fusion Acupressure Therapist and Director, Medical Qi Gong Practitioner, Advanced Psych-K®, and a Massage Certification. Registration with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), and Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT).

The curriculum

The Practitioner Level teaches you what acupressure is, and how to apply touch therapy to ease tension, balance energy and clear beliefs. You will develop a greater understanding of the metaphysical connection between the meridian pathways, the body, the corresponding emotions, and the psycho-spiritual connection of each pressure point.

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Acupressure and Ancient Chinese Philosophy - Learn the ancient philosophies of Chinese Medicine, yin yang, 12 organ meridians, Shu points, meridian palpation, pulses,  6 recipes for easy sessions, how to individualise a session, and over 120 acu-points

Qi Gong Postures - Learn the Five Element Qi Gong Series, meditation and breath to cultivate energy for personal practice

Energetic Hygiene - Learn basic techniques to prepare for a session, and clear after a session

Psychotherapy & Life Coaching Techniques - Practice powerful communication skills, coaching techniques, some NLP,  body tracking, plus receive sessions for your own personal development and healing

Master Certificate: Revise - Assist - Integrate

Have you completed Level 1? Are you looking to deepen your confidence and skillset? If so, our Master Certificate may be just what you’re looking for! As you audit Level 1, you will gain invaluable confidence, skill and integration!

Practice New Recipes with other Master Participants

Assist with Point Location

Lead Revision

Private Supervision Before & After Class

Group Therapy Opportunities after Class

Build Confidence

Apply all you have learned with mentorship & support

Yoga / Qi Gong session with Adria on a training in Canada

Yoga / Qi Gong session with Adria on a training in Canada

Please note: This training provides a fully accredited certification with IICT. To receive your certificate you have to actively participate in all sessions and provide all required homework.

Required course materials: Email with pre-learning materials, comprehensive manual, handouts, and a 2.5 hour online power point presentation (all included)

Supervision: Once you have completed your training you are encouraged to book a follow up supervision session and private tuition online.

Before booking, please have a look at our Code of Conduct. If you are dealing with any physical or mental health issues, please also check our Are you ready page.

Example day

5:00am - Sunrise Yoga (optional)

8:30am - Breakfast

9:30am - Session 1: Five Element Qi Gong

10:00am - Session 2: Introduction to the magic of acupressure & 12 meridians: Insights into how the body holds belief patterns and where; 25 acupressure point location and their qualities for healing the face, neck and shoulder

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Session 3: Breath and Meditation Techniques to build and sustain Qi

2:00pm: Session 4: Live Demonstration: Clearing the Conscious & Clinic set up – Face, Neck & Shoulders

2:30pm: Session 5: Guided session exchange and supervision

6:00pm - Dinner

9:00pm - Quiet time

For more details, please have a look at Adria’s personal Welcome and Course Overview.

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Upcoming dates

25 November - 1 December 2019 (early bird rate until 20 Oct 2019)

22-28 March 2020 (early bird rate until 31 Jan 2020)

23-29 November 2020 (early bird rate until 3 Oct 2020)

Please note: Your arrival day is set aside for travel, check-in and familiarising yourself with the environment. The official course start is the Welcome Circle with Adria at 7pm.

Cost & payment

The Level 1 2019/2020 rates for the course incl. 3 meals/day, optional yoga classes and 6 nights accommodation are:

Camping: AU$1500 - early bird rate: AU$1400

In double / twin share accommodation: AU$1650 - early bird rate: AU$1550

In a single room: AU$1780 - early bird rate: AU$1680

Without accommodation: AU$1200 - early bird rate: AU$1100

The Level 2, Master Certification 2019/2020 rates for the course incl. 3 meals/day, optional yoga classes and 6 nights accommodation are:



Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy. 

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Booking steps

1) Click button to select your preferred start date on our booking page

2) On the booking page, select your accommodation type

3) If you prefer to pay in several rates, please select "Paying in instalments" in the additional options (+ $50) and pay a 20% deposit + 4 instalments (monthly or fortnightly, as required to complete payment before arrival).

Venue and Accommodation

Krishna Village is located on a beautiful organic farm in the scenic foothills of Mt. Warning, half way between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Closest town is Murwillumbah, and the nearest airport Coolangatta (the Gold Coast airport).

We can host up to 85 people in a combination of rooms, dorms and camping spots. There are usually around 30 full time volunteers who work in our organic gardens and maintain the grounds, 15-20 retreat guests or Karma Yogis and up to 40 course participants on a variety of courses that may run parallel in our different teaching venues.

All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities blocks include showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry (byo laundry powder).

Common areas include the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes. 

Single & double rooms in the ‘Lotus Pod’ House

The latest addition to the Krishna Village accommodation options is the Lotus Pod - a beautiful rustic Queenslander that has been fully renovated in 2018. Our newest yoga class room is on the first floor, while underneath we offer 7 retreat rooms with private verandahs. Each rooms is equipped with a double bed and available as single occupancy, or double occupancy for couples. Bedding is being provided. Shared toilet and shower facilities are on the same floor. 

Single, twin share & double rooms in our refurbished shipping containers

The Krishna Village offers 3 double rooms (1 big bed), 4 twin share rooms (bunk bed) and 11 single rooms in former shipping containers. They have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation, each with a beautiful wooden verandah, shared by 3 or 4 adjacent rooms. Bedding is being provided. 


Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in our eastern garden, our camp ground can host up to 20 tents and 5 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity. The amenities block is only 50m away.

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Delicious Vegetarian Food

The Krishna Farm has been producing organic veggies since the 1980s and has therefore fantastic conditions to grow excellent produce. We grow as much of our own food as we can, and otherwise buy locally wherever possible. 

We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day, with lunches taking place at the Krishna Village community kitchen, and breakfast and dinners - mostly Indian style - served at the prasadam hall, next to the temple. 

All our food is prasadam - sacred food prepared in a consciousness of loving service. Like in other cultures, we offer our food before we eat to say Grace and thank the Divine for the sun, the rain, and all the visible and invisible blessings necessary to co-create a delicious meal. Feel free to sing along with us, or just listen and enjoy...

The Krishna Farm

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Krishna Farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre property with orchards, certified organic veggie gardens, cows, horses, streams and swimming holes in abundance. 

New Govardhana serves as an ashram to a community of yogis who aspire to live according to their deepest vows and commitments on their path of service, spiritual contentment and happiness, Bhakti Yoga. Their service and dedication make this location a beautiful place of growth, healing and spiritual awakening. If you are interested, please come along and visit our beautiful Radha Govardhandhari temple. 


Lesley is a yoga instructor who wanted to learn more about energy through the Fusion Acupressure method. She loved the unique integration of breath, qi gong, the energy within us, and calling on source energy.

Luu loved that the Fusion Acupressure method integrates everything that is important for healing - the physical, energetic and spiritual. The course taught her so much about herself and how her body works!

Joyce has been to Krishna Village before and couldn’t wait to get back for the Fusion Acupressure course! She loved that it combines the whole body and hopes to help her husband, daughter, and others in her life.

"Adria works her magic"

"Adria is absolute unconditional love and support. I could never thank her enough for helping me through the most difficult time of my life. It's so amazing to be shown the steps on finding the answers to all of life's adversity right inside myself. It sounds maybe a tad cheesy, but it's true, and to be shown this is such a massive gift. There is no where else you have to look, it's right inside, and Adria works her magic and guides me there every session. As well, Adria's acupressure helped relieve a huge amount of my chronic pain from a work related injury. When my friends and I talk about our sessions with Adria, we all agree that we are talking about the most precious jewel we've been lucky enough to find."

- Krista Licorice Fern

"Intelligent, engaging presenter"

“Adria is an intelligent, engaging presenter who adapts beautifully to her audience. She teaches a balance of theory and practical applications that leaves me feeling empowered to adopt new techniques into my life. How exciting!” 

- Sara Redman

"A new way to work with the energy body"

“Even if you are an experienced acupuncturist, kinesiologist, massage therapist, reflexologist you will get so much from this course - learning a new way to work with the energy body. Adria is such a wonderful teacher, kind, compassionate - walks her talk” 

- Elaine Oliver

"Amazing content, amazing teacher”

"I loved everything about this course, it was delivered in a very effective way which allowed me to learn in great depth considering the length of the course... The content is amazing, the teacher is amazing, the learning of the self is amazing, all put together=amazing"  

- Joanne

"Instrumental in empowering me to change my life for the better”

"I have been a client of Adria’s since late 2006. I started seeing her to assist with a succession of severe migraine attacks. These attacks coincided with starting a new job, which turned out to be a very unpleasant work environment. Using her many skills, including Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Counselling & Inner Guidance, Adria has helped me to identify and remedy the causes of my migraines, and assist me to find new avenues to heal myself.

With Adria’s guidance, I was able to manifest a career direction more suitable to my skill set. I now wake up everyday to a new challenge, confident that I have the ability to rise up and overcome the hurdles that I face in my life. Adria’s sensitivity and counselling skills made it easy to talk about any issues in my life, while in a relaxed and safe environment. She would always help me to find the answers within myself. This included guiding me to resources, such as books and DVDs, to further enhance me on my spiritual journey of life. Thank you Adria, your intuitive wisdom, guidance and positive energy have been instrumental in empowering me to change my life for the better."

- Elena Vitale

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