Sei Ki HeartTouch: Thailand - Koh Yao Noi, 6th-11th Jan 2019

Koh Yao Noi, near Phuket, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi, near Phuket, Thailand

This 6 Day series of workshops and classes is for professional therapists and life enthusiasts alike!

We will explore the foundations of human and therapeutic relationship, cultivating our sensitivity to Ki (life energy), our empathy and compassion both for ourselves and for others and our capacity to offer resonance based healing.

The week is made up of the following components:

  1. 6th-7th Jan : HeartTouch - Mindfulness & Touch based Compassion Training
  2. 8th Jan: Katsugen Undo: Opening the Hara, 1st Session
  3. 9th Jan: Sei Ki HeartTouch - Advanced Class
  4. 10th Jan: Katsugen Undo: Opening the Hara, 2nd Session
  5. 11th Jan: Sei Ki HeartTouch - Advanced Class

+ 1 inclusive Sei Ki private session with me when you book the whole series.

If you wish to register for the whole series, you can pay here:

Sei Ki 6 Day Workshop Fee : 240 Eur

Otherwise it is fine to drop into any of the sessions listed below and make your own combination.






1) Sei Ki HeartTouch: Mindfulness & Touch based Compassion Training, 6-7th Jan 2019

Sei Ki HeartTouch, is an interpretation of the work of Akinobu Kishi, a high level Shiatsu Master from Japan who spent his life exploring human connection through touch.

Anthony teaching Sei Ki at Island Yoga

Anthony teaching Sei Ki at Island Yoga

Some hard truth:

All human beings want to be happy.

The tragedy is that our instinct is to make use of our experiences to identify ourselves and to seek happiness by chasing pleasure and denying our pain.

And this is the cause of all human suffering...

Embodied Mindfulness gently guides us towards a new way of being, in which we approach and feel, but don't identify with or react to our experience.

This is not merely a cognitive process, it is the beginning of a whole new relationship between the 'who we are' and life. We come home to our original selves...

And in doing this we can become freed from the tyranny of our experiences and find the happiness that is our natural birth right.

Sei Ki HeartTouch helps us cultivate this quality of embodied mindfulness, also known as Zen.

Anthony giving a Sei Ki treatment

Anthony giving a Sei Ki treatment

While we practice we naturally develop greater mindful presence, deeper connection to our own body and to our heart.

Sitting practices play an important role here, but are not enough in themselves.

Human beings are relational. We need to connect, touch and be touched with warmth and compassion whether it be physically or emotionally. Without this we experience pain.

Likewise we need to relate to ourselves with warmth and simple heart feeling and yet for most people this is not easy to do.
We need to learn!

This practice is beautiful in its simplicity: you help another person to feel more comfortable within themselves and grow within yourself at the same time. Love doesn't know one direction!

What it teaches us is profound:

How to love ourselves and how to share that love with others and in this we can find authentic happiness.


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

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Group Size : Maximum 12 people. Please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.

The Sei Ki Workshop will be taught at Island Yoga. If you wish to stay at the resort, you can book on to one of their yoga packages. Morning and late afternoon classes fit around the workshop schedule. Otherwise you can stay in a nearby resort. I will be at Thakhao Bungalow 5 min from Island Yoga.

Timing:

  • 6th Jan : 11.30-13.30 & 14.15-16.15
  • 7th Jan : 11.30-13.30 & 14.15-16.15

Cost: Sei Ki HeartTouch 2 day Workshop : 120 Eur - Sei Ki Tuition Only (excl. transport, accommodation, board & yoga at the resort).

Accommodation

I would encourage students to book into Baan Thakhao Bungalow Resort if not staying at Island Yoga. 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 2 Day Workshop Fee : 120 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.






2) Introduction to Katsugen Undo: Opening the Hara - 8th Jan 2019: 11.30-13.30

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

In the HeartTouch workshop we cultivate our capacity for relating to a human being with empathy and compassion, and learn how to enter into resonance with them and give a touch based healing session.

This is already beautiful, but our capacity to help another deepens when we learn to open our hara and develop it.

We will explore this with 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.

What we are working towards is a closer relationship between the two aspects of who we are: the conscious persona and the whole being or 'hara'.

How the session unfolds is unique to each of us: movement, sound, emotion, inner meditation, imagery, light... Anything is possible, although there are some human archetypal patterns which can be seen sometimes.

This is a deep practice, as the ego is displaced in doing this, and so it brings up emotions linked to the letting go of control and even death for some people. In truth, you aren't going to die, but at the same time, you will be changed from the experience and for the ego this can be anticipated as some kind of death until the process becomes more familiar for you.

The framework for this practice is Japanese and so we understand it as a hara practice, but the most reliable way of checking that the process is active is to feel the fire in the spine from the sacrum upwards. Most people would agree this sounds very similar to a kundalini awakening practice in yoga.

The fee for this workshop will be 30 Eur, or 1200Baht on the day.

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

Sei Ki 2hr Class Fee : 30 Eur

Group Size : Maximum 12 people. Please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.






3) Sei Ki HeartTouch : Advanced Class: 9th Jan 2019: 11.30-13.30

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Over the 2 day workshop we will have plenty of time to learn the basics of Sei Ki HeartTouch.

In this short session, we will do a smaller amount of preparation qi gong and then I will demonstrate a full Sei Ki treatment, with plenty of space for questions and discussion.

And then we'll have time to practice again, hopefully with me free to move around and support.

This class is aimed both at students who have completed the two day workshop and possibly the Katsugen Undo session as well as beginners just wanting a quick taster. I will do my best to accommodate both groups.

The fee for this workshop will be 30 Eur, or 1200Baht on the day.

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

Sei Ki 2hr Class Fee : 30 Eur

Group Size : Maximum 12 people. Please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.






4) Introduction to Katsugen Undo Part 2: Opening the Hara - 10th Jan 2019: 11.30-13.30

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

As per the session 2) on the 23th.

The benefit of having two sessions is that the second time round you know what to expect and so its much easier to relax and let go.

The fee for this workshop will be 30 Eur, or 1200Baht on the day.

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

Sei Ki 2hr Class Fee : 30 Eur

Group Size : Maximum 12 people. Please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.






5) Sei Ki HeartTouch : Advanced Class: 11th Jan 2019: 11.30-13.30

Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

As per the session 3) on the 24th.

This class is aimed both at students who have completed the two day workshop and possibly the Katsugen Undo session as well as beginners just wanting a quick taster. I will do my best to accommodate both groups.

The fee for this workshop will be 30 Eur, or 1200Baht on the day.

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

Sei Ki 2hr Class Fee : 30 Eur

Group Size : Maximum 12 people. Please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.






Additional Notes for Professional Therapists

The goal with Sei Ki HeartTouch as a therapist 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 Shiatsu and Shinto traditions 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. This is very interesting work.

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

 

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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