PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 September, 2005, 12:00am

What's the rub A traditional Ayurvedic Indian Herbal Massage Certificate course covers the holistic technique of health and longevity, its philosophy and system of healing. Fri-Oct 5. $10,200 for 12 sessions; $2,280 for one session. International Spa and Beauty College, 10/F Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central. Inquiries: 2526 8818 or e-mail info@isbc.com.hk

Fields of thought A free introductory evening on Thought Field Therapy with Dimitri Crouchez, a psychiatrist. He will give insights into how to tap the healer within. Fri, 7.15pm-8.30pm, Reflections Bookshop and Resource Centre. Inquiries: 2504 1333 or e-mail reflection@pacific.net.hk

Bending over backwards Linda Shevloff is running a yoga workshop at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong on Sat, 12-2pm. Participants will work with the principles of healthy backbends. Students should have one year of yoga practice before registering. Iyengar Yoga Centre, Room 202, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central. Inquiries: 2541 0401 or e-mail info@iyengaryogahongkong.com

Stress reduction Try a free introduction to the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program. In the past two years, people have attended because they were suffering from stress, anxiety or depression caused by work, financial, family or relationship problems, the death of a loved one, serious illness such as cancer, or a chronic pain condition such as arthritis. Reservations necessary. Oct 3 and Oct 6, 6.30pm-8pm, YWCA, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Rd., Central. Inquiries: 3476 1340

Shiva Moon Daniela Prohs (below) offers a New Moon Fire Puja - Receiving Shiva's Protection. Oct 3, 7.30pm, $320. Secrets of the Divine Lineage, Oct 6, 9.30pm, $350. Remedies, 1/F Peace House, 29 Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2573 3600 or e-mail daniprohs@fastmail.co.uk.

Manual therapy The Body Group sponsors a three-day course on the application of Integrative Manual Therapy methods in paediatrics. Paediatric Solutions: A Manual Therapy Approach is presented by Sharon Weiselfish-Giammatteo and is open to all health-care practitioners with an interest in paediatrics. It will cover manual therapy methods to correct and improve posture, speech, digestion, behaviour, vision, balance difficulties, tonal problems and contractures. Oct 7-9, 9am-6pm, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen. $5700. Inquiries: 2167 7305 or e-mail info@thebodygroup.com

Fung shui forum An international symposium on scientific fung shui and the built environment is being organised by the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings and the Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives' Society. Oct 7, Wei Hing Theatre, City University of Hong Kong. Inquiries: 2194 2890, or e-mail kalamc@cityu.edu.hk

Peter Lloyd is editor of www.holistichongkong.com