Organisation and Education Principles

Here you can find the mission statements and basic documents of the Campus Kientalerhof

The Kientalerhof has been offering professional training and further education in various methods of body therapy for 35 years – both in residential form at the Kientalerhof campus in Kiental and in non-residential form in Wetzikon ZH. Our training courses and advanced training courses are combined in one school per method:

  • Shiatsu (International Shiatsu School ISS Kiental)

  • Craniosacral Therapy (Integral School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy ISBCT Kiental)

  • Ayurveda Massage (International School of Ayurveda ISA Kiental)

  • Trager Therapy (Trager School Switzerland TSS Kiental)

  • Colon Hydrotherapy (International School for Colon Hydrotherapy ICHT Kiental)

  • Tronc Commun for Complementary Therapy

  • Tibetan Cranial Therapy (School for Tibetan Cranial Therapy STC Kiental)

  • Esalen Massage (Esalen Massage Training Europe)

All of our schools are committed to the Kientalerhof mission statement and basic documents (see column right, above). The Kientalerhof is certified according to the guidelines of the EduQua quality label (see also last section of this page).

Recognition and cooperation

The Kientalerhof works closely together with the professional associations, the registration offices for therapists (EMR & ASCA) and the “Organisation der Arbeitswelt Komplementärtherapie” (OdA KT, Organization for Complementary Therapy in Switzerland), which is responsible for conducting the Higher Professional Examination for the degree “Complementary Therapist with Federal Diploma”.

The courses in Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy at Kientalerhof have been accredited by the OdA KT since May 1, 2016 and lead to the Branchenzertifikat KT. This is a prerequisite for admission to the higher professional examination (federal diploma). Further information on training with a federal certificate can be found here.

An overview of our partners, our memberships in various organizations/associations and the certifications of our educational institution can be found here.


Certified according to quality label EduQua

The Kientalerhof continues to develop its quality in a continuous process and is certified with the quality label EduQua (according to the new 2012 guidelines).

This ensures that the training and further education of the individual body therapy schools meet the current requirements and quality guidelines. Furthermore, graduates acquire the best possible prerequisites for obtaining the necessary recognition and are able to successfully integrate themselves professionally and socially.