Hari Program 2020

Six-Month HARI Training Program in Florida

Japanese Classical Hari style of Acupuncture and Advanced Supplementary Systems

With Takayuki Koei Kuwahara

Presented by The Ocean Breeze Hari Society

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road
North Palm Beach, Florida  33408

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, L.Ac., President of the Hari Society
INSTRUCTORS: Cameron Bishop, DAOM, L.Ac. and Gretchen Gonzalez, DOM, AP

CEU: 15 CEU’s per module– 90 for the whole series pending with FL Acu. Board


DATES:  All modules will run Friday and Saturday from 9am-5:30pm

  • Module 1: January 24 – 25, 2020
  • Module 2: February 14 –15, 2020
  • Module 3: March 27 – 28, 2020
  • Module 4: April 17 – 18, 2020
  • Module 5: May 8 – 9, 2020
  • Module 6: June 12 – 13, 2020

We would love to have you join us for the Core Hari Training Program with Advanced Supplementary Systems 2020 in FL. Along with instruction in the essence of Hari, Kuwahara Sensei will share new facets of this ever-evolving life medicine.

The first module of the Hari Program will be the “Introduction to Hari.” This module may be taken without commitment to the entire 6-month series.  See Registration Information section below for more information.

Kuwahara Sensei has been honing the techniques of HARI for more than 40 years now and his expertise and skill he shares with great heart and generosity in these training series.  If you are unfamiliar with Japanese acupuncture techniques and styles or if you are a 30 year veteran of practicing the gentle art of palpation based medicine, all will find Kuwahara Sensei’s teachings exceptionally useful in your current practice and the techniques he teaches to develop the practitioner’s palpation and needle technique will sharpen and increase the Ki manipulation abilities in your hands and bring heart and spirit into the treatment process.

HARI works from within the heart of the East Asian ancient Five phases system, Kototama.  Its theoretical foundation is based in the Five phase/dimensional model derived from the Japanese classics Koji-ki and Nihon-Shoki and grounds itself clinically with Ki (E-Ki) evaluation Pulse dx. methods. The Hari whole system has a flexible approach to local treatment which draws from the strengths of various Japanese classical acupuncture practices and the Chinese classics Su Wen, Ling Shu, and Nan Jing.

The study and practice of the Life-style of Hari develops the practitioner’s awareness in the meditative stage that is Kū 空—Mu 無 and the high dimensional quality of Ki.


Essence of Hari Practice are (Ho) and (Sha):
Know oneself for the beginning of the universe (Ho/Tonification) and how to tune up our Rhythm (Sha/Dispersion).

Diagnostic process and Treatment in the most up to date version of Hari:
* Three dimensional steps to assess the SHO (Pattern of Imbalance and Treatment Strategy).
* Intuitive (Kototama=Shin and SHO) Intuitive-Dimension.
* Japanese Meridian therapy (E-ki flow-change in the meridians) Sixth sense-Dimension.
* Traditional Chinese Medicine (Ki in the physical body) Fifth sense -Dimension.
* Emphasis on pulse and superficial skin palpation dx.
* Utilizing clairvoyance through your hands and in your meditative state of mind.
* Use of Teishin (Ultra-Thin Teishin) Futomani method.
* We refine our palpation and Ki diagnosis skills, learn and practice live point location
* Finding “Volcano points” and doing Hara Ki dx.

Hari Treatment with Futomani-Shinpo:
* Simplified Teishin (UTT/NON-insertion) methods: Ho, Ho-chu-no-Sha, Yusha, Waho and O-Kyu
* We will refine our Feeling of the obtaining, coming and going of Ki, while focusing on “Ki arrival”,
* We will learn how to liberate Ja-Ki, and the Long Distance treatment method (Shinkiko).

Ki feedback methods: Evaluation of the tx:
* The evaluation system centers on the E-Ki changes in Aha-mat (telepathic intuition).
* Feedback from changes in patient’s and/or practitioner’s pulse to monitor the before, during, and after treatment quality and changes.

Advanced Techniques:
* Abdominal Ki Dx by area and points on the Hara
* SHO determination for Root with SHIGO, Extra Vessel system.
* Easy and quick Hara dx, the re-discovery of the HT SHO, and usage of the HT channel for SP SHO.

We brush up on our original Japanese meridian therapy works:
* Determining the Primary and Secondary SHO (Pattern of Imbalance and Treatment Strategy)
* Point selection, based on Nanjing Ch. 68, 69, 75
* Pulse quality dx. in Six Positions
* Oshide/Sashide, Body and Spiritual posture


Ki & Breathing Exercises in Kototama Meditation
We practice Hari in a meditative state with Kototama words and sounds to heighten the quality of our Ki, and power up through breathing exercises.

Advanced supplementary systems in HARI
* Extraordinary vessel tx. and Shigo methods
This class will support your clinical performance. The approach is elegant and effective.  It has quick effect for excess symptoms (such as pain) with easy methods and excellent support to the main systems, meridian therapy.

* Kigai and Ketsubon tx.
This is a microsystem diagnostic and treatment approach based on harmonizing the body’s dysfunction through Ho and Sha Hari method of definite points on the area Kigai (ST 29-30) and Ketsubon (ST 10-11).

* Advanced pulse quality diagnoses
This will help improve your accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition through detailed reading of pulse quality in the six Yin and 6 Yang pulse positions including location and progression of illness and ideas for how to help.

* Bloodletting and Cupping methods
A superior ancient Acu-method based tx. for Blood stasis (excess and deficient) conditions. You will master modern (clean and safe) methods for your clinic.

* Shoni-hari
This workshop is ideal for practitioners looking to work in a gentle manner to treat children with a focus on non-insertive techniques.  Although the techniques are designed for pediatric patients, the techniques can be used on anyone and are highly effective with the most sensitive of patients.  You will learn new skills that can be immediately applied to your clinical practice.

Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, L.Ac.
Kuwahara Sensei has been practicing Acupuncture for forty years in Boston MA and Japan After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive live-in five-year apprenticeship with Fukushima Kodo, renowned practitioner and developer of the Toyo Hari system of acupuncture. Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years with Kodo sensei, Kuwahara Sensei now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers: Sensei Masamichi Shimada (Kototama), Tetsuo Shiomi, Masakazu Ikeda, Denmei Shudo (Meridian therapy), Kunsei Kudo (Bloodletting), Masanori Tanioka (Pediatrics), and Masato Nakagawa (Shinkiko/ Ki-Gong).  Since visiting NESA as a guest instructor in 1991, he has taught several JAS courses as well as continuing education programs in many parts of the world. He is the editor of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture –Fundamentals of Meridian Therapy, a comprehensive TJM textbook, and of numerous acupuncture articles. He has practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years and lives in Watertown, MA, where he maintains a private practice. 

Cameron Bishop DAOM. L.Ac has been practicing and teaching Japanese Meridian Therapy for over 20 years in South Florida. He is an instructor at ATOM, PCOM and in national Japanese acupuncture programs. He lived and studied in Japan for four years.

Gretchen Gonzalez, AP, DOM has been studying with Kuwahara Sensei since before beginning her private practice in 2008.  She practices Hari Traditional Japanese Acupuncture style exclusively and has been overseas for extensive advanced study in Japan at the clinics of Shudo Denmei, Tanioka Masanari, Yuki Miyawaki and others.

A large portion of the program is dedicated to hands on training and intuition feedback. This is the key to really learning Hari and producing results in our lives. Class size will be limited to ensure proper supervision. Therefore, early registration is advised. 

Deposit: $200.00 This will reserve your seat before the deadline and is non-refundable.
Tuition: Full Six-Module Program Registration

$2000.00 for Professionals / $1500.00 for Acupuncture Students

Discount may be available on Full Series Tuition for those who have completed prior Series Trainings with Kuwahara Sensei or Toyohari.  To see if you qualify please contact oceanbreezehari@gmail.com .
Payment Plan:
1.   $200 deposit due at time of registration to hold place in series.
2.   $800.00 Professional / $550 Student – due by December 27, 2019
3.    $1000.00 Professional / $750 Student – due at 3rd Module on March 27, 2020.

Intro Module Option: Introduction to HARI – Module 1 as a stand Alone Workshop
(without commitment to take the whole series):$400.00 Professionals / $350.00 Students
Contact for information: Email: oceanbreezehari@gmail.com


 At this time, we can only accept payment by Check.
Please make checks payable to Palm Beach Acupuncture Associates and mail to:
Dr. Cameron Bishop
2640 Lake Shore Dr. #208
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Please write “FL Hari Program 2020” in the memo area of your check.

*** A written cancellation that is made by January 3, 2020 will result in a refund of tuition paid less the non-refundable $200 deposit.   

*** NO REFUNDS ON CANCELLATIONS AFTER January 3, 2020 – Those enrolled in the full program are responsible for the entire tuition regardless of attendance or completion.