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Sei-ki in Hamburg: Exploring Ki-Do-Ma Alice Whieldon; Translation & Assistance: Alexandra Gelny

May 24 - May 26

Ki-do-ma – right time, right quantity, right space. Vital elements of both Shiatsu and Sei-ki.

Without these our work is reduced to ideas and techniques; with ki-do-ma our practice has the chance to enter another realm. The skilful practitioner refines and clarifies themselves so the mind/body knows sees and feels where to touch, experiences in their bones when to touch and does not think but feels precisely how long to stay.

A Sei-ki workshop is not just for those wanting to pursue this Way and Art but is also essential for Shiatsu practitioners who wish to deepen their Shiatsu work.

The founder of Sei-ki, Kishi Akinobu, studied Shiatsu in its Golden Age in Japan and was the star pupil of Masunaga. Sei-ki is born out of this fertile time and place and carries an echo of that work.

Shiatsu practitioners can catch and use this reverberation to enhance their understanding of the origins and possibilities of Shiatsu as well as get a taste of Sei-ki.

Students of Sei-ki are welcome to join us and refine their experience of ki-do-ma in the great space offered by the Schule fur Shiatsu in Hamburg.

This workshop is for beginners and more experienced practitioners of Shiatsu and Sei-ki; the focus will be on ki-do-ma as idea, experience and aim.


Alice co-authored Sei-ki: Life in Resonance, the Secret Art of Shiatsu, with Kishi Akinobu.  She has presented Sei-ki workshops for over 20 years. She has a PhD in Feminist Philosophy and also works with Clearing talking therapy. She is based in the UK.

Alexandra Gelny is a Sei-ki and Shiatsu practitioner and teacher based in Vienna, Austria. She and Alice have worked together for some years and, in Hamburg, following a now established tradition, she will be translating and assisting.


Schule fuer Shiatsu
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Schule fuer Shiatsu
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