Internationally renowned healers and spiritual teachers Bradford Keeney and Hillary Keeney introduce seiki jutsu, the Japanese art of working with the non-subtle vital life force.
As a self-healing and revitalization practice, seiki jutsu teaches how spontaneous and effortless movement and action provides the most natural means for tuning, awakening, and transforming your life. Seiki is the vital life force that underlies the flow experience, creative expression, and here-and-now presence.
The Keeneys provide a life-altering, one-of-a-kind immersion in seiki jutsu. With ecstatic teaching, soulful music, therapeutic absurdity, unconventional creative healing, and gracious handling of the vital life force, you are thrown into the spiritual stream.
This work includes opportunities for individual sessions or “seiki conversations” that are conducted in front of the group. Here seiki-charged talk addresses the unconscious and whole person in profound ways.
This work benefits all, as it opens hearts and brings forth creative inspiration and change. Lives are transformed in the presence of spirit and mystery.
In this experiential intensive, participants will experience:
- Instruction in the daily seiki jutsu practice of self-healing and renewal
- Opportunities for immersion in “seiki conversation” with the Keeneys, which are transformative sessions that help awaken and deepen your relationship to seiki.
- Special teaching for how the vital life force can infuse your everyday, awaken your unique gifts, and revitalize your life.
Bradford Keeney spent over 40 years studying how seiki is understood and utilized in diverse healing cultures, especially among the Kalahari Bushmen and other ecstatic spiritual traditions.
The Keeneys teach that no method of performance, spiritual practice, therapeutic orientation, or philosophy of life can fully awaken unless you are instilled with sufficient seiki. With seiki jutsu you find the key to daily well-being and extraordinary living. For more on seiki jutsu, visit www.seikijutsu.com
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned traditional healer, creative therapist, cybernetician, anthropologist of cultural healing traditions, and improvisational performer. He is presently Professor and Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Chair, University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has served as a professor, founder, and director of clinical doctoral programs in numerous universities. Recognized as an ecstatic spiritual teacher and healer by numerous cultures, Keeney became a n/om-kxao (healer) among the Kalahari Bushmen, and is the sole heir to Ikuko Osumi Sensei’s lineage of seiki jutsu. He is the subject of the book, American Shaman: An Odyssey of Global Healing Traditions written by psychologists Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, which won a Best Spiritual Book of 2005 award from Spirituality & Health magazine. A display honoring his breakthrough fieldwork and contributions to understanding the origin of human culture is permanently installed as an exhibition in the Origins Centre Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa. Keeney is the author of over 40 books, including The Bushman Way of Tracking God, which won the prestigious Silver Nautilus Book national book award.
Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is a distinguished scholar, author, and practitioner of creative transformation and improvisational performance. Co-Founder and Director of THE KEENEY CENTER FOR SEIKI JUTSU, she is presently Distinguished Visiting Professor in Psychology, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico and Adjunct Faculty in the Creative Systemic Studies doctoral concentration at the University of Louisiana. Hillary also serves as Associate Editor of the journal, Dance, Movement, and Spiritualities. She teaches seiki jutsu and advances the art of change in a wide variety of venues, from the therapeutic clinic to the social service agency, classroom, and theatre. Her scholarship has made contributions to the study of interdisciplinary pedagogy, social cybernetics, creative therapeutic practice and training, ethnographic study of healing traditions, qualitative research of communication, and dance. Her most recent books include Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart and Creative Therapeutic Technique, both published by Zeig, Tucker, and Theisen, Inc.
Format: 2-day workshop, 9:30-5:30 with 1.5 hour lunch break
Date: Fall 2013, tbd
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Cost: $400; $350 for students and interns