Sei Ki, Qi Gong & Yoga : Going beyond Technique in Therapeutic Relationship : Thailand - Koh Yao Noi, 21st-26th Jan 2018

Koh Yao Noi, near Phuket, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi, near Phuket, Thailand

A 6 Day Workshop for Therapists (or students) cultivating Ki Sensitivity (life energy), Empathy and the capacity to offer Resonance Based Healing within your treatments.

Therapeutic techniques for helping another person to be more comfortable within their body and mind are widespread and diverse in nature, but at the heart of the effectiveness of every method, is the quality of the therapist's Ki, which they bring to their work and the quality of the resonance relationship that forms between them and their client.

In this workshop we will work to develop both of these capacities.



Hara / Ki Development

Anthony teaching Sei Ki at Island Yoga

Anthony teaching Sei Ki at Island Yoga

We will explore several practices:

  • Zen Sitting - Learning to be with yourself.
  • Japanese Kotodama - Sound Healing for clearing emotions and emptying the mind
  • Japanese Gyoki - Breathing by Hands and spontaneous Ki Movement
  • Katsugen Undo - Regenerative Movement from the Hara.
  • Morning Qi Gong, afternoon Yoga

You are only able to share with your clients what you have within yourself, and so the first and most important work is to cultivate our own Ki, purifying and strengthening it.


Natural Resonance based Therapy

Anthony giving a Sei Ki treatment

Anthony giving a Sei Ki treatment

  • Emptying oneself & Magnifying ones Ki
  • Establishing Resonance and Trust
  • First touch and following the client's Ki process
  • A simple touch form to learn with, to be abandoned whenever appropriate.

Nb. The goal with this practice is to help us to develop our own natural way of working with our clients, not to create some additional kind of technique system, although you can model my personal style if you like.

Whatever techniques you eventually bring to your work is up to you, but the quality of your touch and the openness that the clients meets you with, will be much deeper.

The bay in front of our resort.

The bay in front of our resort.

This work has evolved from the teachings of Akinobu Kishi, who was known first as the demonstrator for Masunaga Sensei's Zen Shiatsu, but went on to spend his life developing what he called "Sei Ki", a spiritual path of self development through meeting others in therapeutic relationship.

This workshop is an introduction to his work which goes very deep. I will share what I can of it with you in the time available. There is no connection to Reiki. It's roots are in the Shinto tradition especially Katsugen Undo or Regenerative Movement from the hara.

When this is part of who we are, it is shared with the client through our touch. No two treatments are the same, some people will be still with change happening deep within, others will make spontaneous movements or sound as their body adjusts and heals itself guided by its own intelligence.

Many practitioners ultimately use a combination of Sei Ki and technique based practices in their therapeutic work depending on the needs of the client.


Qi Gong Morning Course

Tai Chi with a View!

Tai Chi with a View!

Covering :

  • Tai Chi Joint Release Exercises
  • The Taoist Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong
  • EasternPeace Qi Yoga

Taoist Ba Duan Jin is a beautiful Qi Gong sequence which can take anywhere from 10-40 minutes to do and is easy to learn. This is one of the oldest health exercises in China and has been used in various forms by most martial artists in China to strengthen and open their bodies.

I teach a modified version with more emphasis on meditation and soft qi gong, which is ideal for developing Qi sensitivity as well as strengthening the Dantian or Hara.

EasternPeace Qi Yoga is simple relaxation based yoga I teach to help the body integrate the energy collected during the qi gong.

Participants will be able to take away useful tools to build a personal daily practice of their own, assisting in relaxation, greater vitality and health.

As a therapist, you need to be clean your energy field to be able to help your clients and at the same time need to be able to rebalance yourself afterwards.

We will train mostly in the gardens of Thakhao Bungalow Resort. With the islands of Phang Nga Bay in view out to sea, this has to be one of the most amazing settings to practice Qi Gong in the World!


Anthony Fidler

Anthony Fidler

About Anthony :

Anthony is British, a graduate of Cambridge University and is 46 years old. He has spent much of his adult life in India, Thailand & China exploring Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi, Vipassana & Zen Meditation & many different styles of therapy and bodywork. His main teachers are Akinobu Kishi for Sei Ki, Yang Dong Bao for Tai Chi, & Father Ama Samy for Zen.

He started professional therapeutic training in 1997 with the London School of Massage, and then moved on to training in Shiatsu with the ESS in the UK. He switched back to Swedish styles in 2004, finally qualifying in Aromatherapy with Gabriel Mojay. His specialist interest was in emotional work and mental health care.

He first met Akinobu Kishi in 2004 and worked with him along with fellow students from then on until his death in 2012. Anthony now offers Sei Ki as a private treatment for his clients. He has been teaching Sei Ki based worshops in Thailand for the past five years and widely around Europe and now also Brazil.

In 2016 he started sharing a Mindfulness based version of Sei Ki as a group therapy and in 2017 developed this further working with psychological professionals to help them enhance their empathy and connection skills with a view to relating more effectively with clients experiencing extreme mental illnesses.

Anthony also teaches Zen Mindfulness and brings this depth into all of his work.


Workshop Details

Sei Ki & Qi Gong taught by Anthony Fidler. Yoga hosted by Island Yoga.

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Group Size : Sei Ki classes maximum 12 people, Qi Gong maximum 8 people. So please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.

The Sei Ki Workshop will be taught at Island Yoga. We will practice Qi Gong together each morning and then join in Island Yoga's light yoga class each afternoon.

Sei Ki Session Timing - 16 hrs:

  • 21 Jan : 11.30-13.30 & 14.15-16.15
  • 22 Jan : 11.30-13.30 & 14.15-16.15
  • 23 Jan : 11.30-13.30
  • 24 Jan : 11.30-13.30
  • 25 Jan : 11.30-13.30
  • 26 Jan : 11.30-13.30

Cost: Sei Ki 6 day Workshop : 240 Eur - Sei Ki Tuition Only (excl. transport, accommodation, board, Qi Gong & yoga at the resort).

Nb. I will be offering private Sei Ki treatments in the afternoons and students can practice amongst themselves.


Qi Gong & Yoga Program Timing - 15hrs:

  • 21 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00
  • 22 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00
  • 23 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00
  • 24 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00
  • 25 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00
  • 26 Jan : Qi Gong 7.00-8.00 & Yoga 16.30-18.00

The price for the Qi Gong & Yoga package is 200 Eur.

It is also possible to book the Sei Ki workshop alongside an Island Yoga 'Yoga' package, or as a standalone without my Qi Gong.

Accommodation

I would encourage students to book into Baan Thakhao Bungalow Resort where we will do the Qi Gong. It may be possible to stay at the resort next door as well: Koh Yao Seaview.

Nb. Baan Thakhao's website doesn't do the location justice, it is beautiful!

Payments

Payments for the retreat can be made by credit card on Paypal which is secure.

Sei Ki Course Fee : 240 Eur

Qi Gong & Yoga Course Fee : 200 Eur

Nb. Your payment secures your place on the course. Refund is at our discretion and may be subject to administration fees.

Please Contact Me before making a payment to check there is still space on the retreat. Thank you.

 

EasternPeace - Seiki Retreat Koh Yao Noi Thailand. The Therapeutic work of Anthony Fidler.


Anthony Fidler 2016 - EasternPeace : Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi. I teach daily classes & short workshops wherever I am living as well as running Zen Mindfulness & Yang Style Tai Chi Holidays. I also offer Seiki Bodywork as a one to one therapy and facilitate Sei Ki workshops.
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