Learning to Practise Sei-ki
Sei-ki is not based on technique but on developing observational ability. This comes with practice. Thus, learning Sei-ki is more akin to learning a martial art than learning a system. It is through repetition over time that we become more sensitive and learn to ‘see’ in a different way, setting aside intellectual knowing. So training cannot be regarded as ‘finished’ at any point; we are all students of the art whether we have been practising for one month or many years. However, intensive periods of practice in a workshop environment, combined with contact and support over a longer period, seems to help those wishing to develop their Sei-ki and grow as individuals and as practitioners.
In 2019 Alice offered the first ever 8 month training in Sei-ki in Manchester, UK. Alongside this she has been working with Rene Fix of Ki College, Heidelberg, to offer regular long Sei-ki workshops that can be put together to form an ongoing training. Both models have been successful in supporting students and will be developed further in the future.
In the meantime if you would like to develop your Sei-ki, we recommend that you attend workshops at least twice a year, receive sessions from an experience practitioner whenever you can and practice, ideally with a dedicated group of colleagues as well a with clients, as often as you can.
“I was first introduced to Seiki by Kishi Akinobu …attended many of his Seiki presentations and demonstrations over long years. However, it was only through Alice’s work that I finally felt I really ‘got it’! Alice’s clarity, and the keen intelligence she brings to presenting the work, make it fully accessible. Her breadth of understanding, her authenticity, presence and integrity are impressive – and are balanced with a style that’s delightful!”
–DJ, Norwich, UK
Structuring your learning
Sei-ki is research; the goal always shifting to a new horizon. The training will herald change for you, but we all start and arrive at different points so comparison may not always be helpful. This training offers an environment in which to gain confidence to practise this art. You will be given tools to better identify what you want to know and pursue those goals, reflect on progress and map understanding. We will invite curiosity and surrender to be our guides. We will use discipline to give this a practical form.
The foci of this training are:
- Quality of contact through being with another person through ‘touch’
- An exploration of resonance
- Hara development
- The person as koan
- Single minded focus and close attention
- Catching movement and following
- The play of discipline and surrender
- Explorations of katsugen, gyo-ki and wa-ki
- Treatment and diagnosis as indivisible
February 14 – 17, 2019
June 13 – 16, 2019
September 21 – 22, 2019
These can not be taken as stand alone workshops
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
(CCCA) is a modern gallery and
£800. This is a non-residential training programme. The fee includes all 10 days training, one to one / or online supervision and more.
10% reduction for bookings before the end of 2018
Get in touch to ask us any questions you might have about the programme. We would love to hear from you.