Do In Workshop–

Auto-massage via Acupoint Pressures

A 2-Day Workshop with Carmen Mitroi

March 29-30, 2020

Presented in English

Wellbeing at Your Fingertips


In this workshop you will learn the authentic, effective and practical art of Do In, a technique that helps maintain personal wellbeing and harmony. The term « Do In » comes from the Japanese terms « do » which means « the way » and « in » which means « energy ».

The Do In therefore designates « The Way of Energy ». The term was first mentioned in the book « The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine », the ancient and seminal book of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is said to have been written around 300 BC or as long ago as 2,600 BC.

Also called « energetic hygiene », Do In is a technique of Japanese auto massage derived from Shiatsu and based on the theoretical principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s a simple practice that keeps us fit and young; an easy way to keep our good health, calm the mind and control the emotions.

In the same way that our blood circulates into our blood vessels, the energy circulates in our body following the energetic meridians. Do In’s pressures are done, along the meridians’ path, on acupuncture points with the tip of the thumb, forefinger and middle finger, and also with the palm of the hand, depending on the expected effect. Pressing or massaging specific areas of the body will unlock our energy system and restore the bioenergetic balance of the body.

Traditionally, Do In was practiced to maintain the physical harmony, mental serenity and spiritual elevation of individuals. It’s an easy to learn technique and even easier to apply it every day. In ten minutes of daily practice, the practitioner can release, wake up, and balance energies, avoiding thus the fatigue and the harmful effects of the excessive stress.

This workshop is presented in English and a workshop booklet will be provided.

“In order to become one, we must first reunite with our self”

– Daoist saying


This workshop includes:

  • The location of the energetic meridians and some key acupuncture points for a good flow of vital energy
  • A basic sequence of Do In, including the pressure of the points and the adequate breathing
  • Twelve yoga poses that correlate Yoga techniques and Do In pressures, in order to stimulate and harmonize the energy flow into the meridians
  • The Matsunaga stretching exercises (shiatsu techniques)

There are no contraindications for the practice of Do-in – everyone can do it. However it should be noted that his technique is not a substitute for treatments and medical consultations.



7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Teachings and practice
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Teachings and practice
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-19:00 Teachings and practice
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time or optional activities
22:00 Mauna (noble silence)


The workshop is offered by Hridaya Yoga Teacher Carmen Mitroi (above) who has taught integral yoga for 30 years and also studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China.

Pricing and Registration

Click Pricing and Reservations for a list of prices and types of accommodation available.
Dates Program Teacher Pricing and Reservations
March 28 - 31, 2020 Do-In Workshop Carmen Mitroi

NOTE: This workshop will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants. We welcome you to either register an interest by sending an email to or you may reserve a spot via the Pricing and Reservations link above. However, please do not make travel arrangements until we have contacted you to confirm that it will go ahead. We will confirm no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.

This workshop is presented in English.

The dates listed directly above are for accommodation. The workshop begins the morning after arrival and ends the evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on the date of arrival.

Hridaya Yoga France is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If the prices still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship. We will happily consider your request and try to find a way to support you.


This workshop will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside.

This workshop is open to all.