Nb. Apologies, I have cancelled this workshop. It will happen now next March.
Sei Ki Touch : Loving Connection with Friends and Family : 16th October 2016
Location: Centre Jean XXIII, Luxembourg : 52 Rue Jules Wilhelm (Clausen / Neudorf)
Taught by Anthony Fidler
Time : Sunday 16th October 14.00-18.00
- Meditative Sitting & Movement Practices
- Sound Yoga for shifting emotional stagnation.
- Energy Cultivation & Sensitivity Practices
- Human Connection Practices: Breathing Together, Touch Quality, Eye Contact
- Sei Ki Compassionate Touch: Simple Form & Introduction to Formless.
Sei Ki originated with my teacher Akinobu Kishi, as a high level form of Shiatsu, and the practice goes very deep, but it's opening level is simply about developing the capacity to let down one's fear and emotional armour and to connect with another person with an open heart.
In doing so, both bodies start to release oxytocin and there is a simple, good feel of really being together. And its the ultimate stress healing.
Our society generally teaches us to touch in superficial ways with people, or in a sexual way with a partner. Perhaps we share hugs with friends sometimes, but we are usually unfamiliar with simple compassionate touch, leaving this to 'professionals'.
Yet I believe there is much we can learn from this practice about our emotional selves and the way we relate to others.
As well as needing to learn how to give care, we often need to learn how to be open to receiving it. Along the way our capacity for empathy with others develops and our emotional intelligence.
We can then take this wisdom with us into every human interaction so it is ultimately for the benefit of everyone we share our lives with.
It is fine to come alone or with your partner. You can then choose whether you work solely with your partner through the day or also with others.
Sei Ki Compassionate Touch is a simple but beautiful practice that we can use to help another person to feel happier and more comfortable within themselves.
It it a touch based practice which originated with Japanese Zen Shiatsu, but evolved into something far more sensitive. There are no books, theories, right or wrongs, just plain sensitivity and heart feeling. We can all do this, it is not magic, but it takes time and patience to practice and develop your skill.
We will start with a little meditation and some Qi Gong to develop our sensitivity and then move on to exploring feeling and working with resonance energy.
We will then work with our capacity to enter into deep human connection with another person, starting by breathing together, then exploring how to touch giving feedback to each other.
We will also explore eye contact practices, learning to be safe for another human being, as this is the foundation of the work. We need to build trust, so that another person can let go of their guard and armour with you.
Afterwards we will move on to exploring the compassionate touch practice with a partner, working through the day with the receivers in the 3 positions of sitting, face down and face up.
I encourage people to continue exploring this work with friends and family. It is particularly nice as a way of deepening trust within a relationship, exploring intimacy away from sexual relations.
Click Here for a short video introduction to Sei Ki Compassionate Touch.
NB. The movements seen here are normal in Sei Ki, they are not strange. It is just the body's intelligence taking over and trying to heal itself.
About Anthony :
Anthony is British, a graduate of Cambridge University and is 45 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 interest was in emotional trauma 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 four years and more recently in Europe. He has also been learning Thai massage over the past couple of years in Chiang Mai and is interested to see how it influences his Sei Ki.
Anthony also teaches Zen Mindfulness and brings this depth into all of his work.
Course numbers will be limited to 10 participants so please contact me early on if you wish to participate in this class.
The workshop fee is 60 Eur payable before the start of the workshop to secure your place.
Class Fee: 60 Euros
Please Contact Me before making a payment to check there is still space on the workshop. Thank you.
Completed Sei Ki Workshops:
Sei Ki Compassionate Touch for Health & Healing : 18th September 2016
Five of us met for the Sunday afternoon to explore Sei Ki together. It is not something easy to explain without having experienced it, but on this occasion I again felt guided to take the group into Katsugen, with quite a bit of emotions release along the way.
For the second half of the afternoon we explore the gentle touch work which was quite beautiful. As ever, the feeling once you are in the zone, is to want more time!!! You don't want it to stop...
Sei Ki for Health & Healing : Evening Worshop 29th July 2016
On this occasion we did a comprehensive exploration of Katsugen Regenerative Movement. We covered the foundation meditation and Qi Gong in depth and then moved through both Akinobu Kishi's Ki Opening Exercises and Noguchi Sensei's Katsugen Opening Exercises.
We finished off with an hour exploring Sei Ki Compassionate Touch.
The group was a reasonable size, five of us altogether and it was a good evening, though as always we wanted more time in the end.
Sei Ki for Health & Healing : Evening Workshop 9th June 2016
Normally I would have cancelled as there was just myself and one student for the evening, but I didn't feel to do so and was right, because it was a really special evening.
What happened was a private tutorial for 3 hours, with quite a bit of talking on altered states of consciousness first and then a 1 1/2 practice of Gyoki and Katsugen.
We had no time for Sei Ki Compassionate Touch in the end, but it didn't feel important anyway on this occasion.
Sei Ki for Health & Healing : Luxembourg Evening Class 24th May 2016
Again this was a small class, we were just 3 people, but it was a beautiful evening.
On this occasion I gave a theoretical introduction to Katsugen Undo and then we put it into practice making full use of the 3 hour session. Again we wanted more time!
We finished off with a fairly short exploration of the 2 person healing work.
Sei Ki for Health & Healing : Luxembourg Evening Class 18th April 2016
We were a small group, just 3 students and myself, but it was a beautiful evening and the agreement was to run a follow up workshop as soon as possible!
Sei Ki Workshop, Warsaw, Poland September 11th-13th 2015
A 14 hour Sei Ki workshop in a cosy pre-war house in the suburbs of Warsaw. I had 3-4 students over the course, so small and friendly.
It was an interesting experience and a first for me, teaching a longer Sei Ki workshop in an intensive retreat environment.
Sei Ki Workshop, Kalborn, Luxembourg August 30th 2015
This was a short introductory workshop on Sei Ki lasting 2 hours in a beautiful retreat house in the North of Luxembourg.
A really nice day!
Sei Ki Workshops, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand December 2014
Multiple Sei Ki workshops usually lasting 4 hours each. Groups were fairly small, usually 4 people per session, but they were very interesting nonetheless.
Sei Ki Workshop, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand January 2013
Two day Sei Ki workshop lasting 8 hours. I had 6 students and it was a great experience for all.
Sei Ki Workshop, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand January 2012
One day Sei Ki workshops lasting 4 hours. I had 12 students, so a full house and it was a great experience. It left me with an appetite to do more.