18 Turner St
Manchester M4 1DZ
This workshop will:
• Contextualise Seiki within the history of Shiatsu
• Explore what touch and contact are and can be
• Develop quality of contact and touch through the discipline of Seiki and how to incorporate this into your work
Friday 4th May 7 – 9pm
Saturday 5th May – 10am til 6pm
Sunday 6th May – 10.30am til 5.30pm
Seiki was the name given to his work by Kishi Akinobu. From Namikoshi’s school, Kishi was one of the first students to enrol in Masunaga’s IOKAI postgraduate programme in 1967. He swiftly became indispensable, travelling extensively with Masunaga, recognised as his successor. In 1980, both recognised that Kishi had had developed his personal Way, the student/teacher relationship ended and Kishi differentiated his approach by changing its name. While Seiki is a departure from both licensed and Masunaga Shiatsu, it is part of that tradition, drawing, as they do, on the implicit aesthetic of Japanese philosophy and arts; the core of which lies in touch connection as personal discipline. The workshop will specifically examine syo diagnosis in theory and in practice.
Alice Whieldon studied closely with Kishi and co-authored Sei-ki: Life in Resonance, the Secret Art of Shiatsu 2011 Kishi & Whieldon, Singing Dragon, London. She has led Seiki workshops for many years and works in London. Her second book: Mind Clearing: the key to mindfulness mastery 2016, Singing Dragon, London, is a philosophical model of the mind and allied talk-based work out of the Buddhist tradition.