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Sei-ki: The Secret Art of Shiatsu with Alice Whieldon
April 22 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Sei-ki: The Secret Art of Shiatsu
With Alice Whieldon
April 22-23 2017
Sei-ki was the name chosen by Kishi sensei for his particular style of work in the Shiatsu tradition. Originally training with his father then Namikoshi, he became the top disciple and assistant to Masunaga throughout the 1970s.
Sei-ki is soul medicine; a commitment to the Truth of how things are and regarded by Kishi as a modern expression of the Japanese arts. Here, the client is understood to be neither body nor mind. The true person is timeless and perfect but so often lost in stories and locked in the past which manifests through distortions of mind and body, manifesting as ill health.
Sei-ki develops resonant ‘touch’ to re-establish contact and restore us to ourselves so we can breathe again.
Rooted in a philosophy that includes but transcends technique and emphasises the development of wisdom as the path of the practitioner, Shiatsu is a hidden art. As such, with its focus on surface and fast information, the modern world can leave us ill-equipped to learn this kind of internal art which can consequently seem difficult and mysterious.
This workshop will explore the philosophy behind Sei-ki and Shiatsu and how it can inform our work with clients, friends and family, that is fulfilling for both. We will look at how to learn a secret art through practice and demonstration combined with points of discussion and theory.
Alice Whieldon MRSS(T)
Alice first studied Shiatsu with Sonia Moriceau in 1990 before training with the Shiatsu College, London 1991-1994. She met Kishi sensei in 1998 and worked closely with him until his death in 2012. With him she co-authored Sei-ki: Life in Resonance, the Secret Art of Shiatsu, 2011, Singing Dragon.
Alongside studying Shiatsu and Seiki, Alice gained a doctorate in feminist philosophy and religious studies and has worked for many years in Higher Education; she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a practitioner and teacher in Mind Clearing, based on the philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Her book, Mind Clearing: the key to mindfulness mastery was published in 2016 with Singing Dragon. She is currently Chair of the Shiatsu Society (UK)
Alice has Seiki and Mind Clearing practices in London and Norwich. She leads regular workshops in both.
Venue: The British School of Shiatsu-Do, Unit 3, Thane Works, Thane Villas, London N7 7NU
Times: 10.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday
Deposit: £80 to confirm your place
Payment: cheque, paypal or direct transfer
NB: for workshop participants Alice will be offering treatments at £55 (usually £70) in London on 20th and 21st April