Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Healing Arts Instruction Offered

The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts in Albany, California is offering a combined healing arts program featuring Japanese yoga (Shin-shin-toitsu-do) and a method of bodywork called yuki. Class times are Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:45 to 9:45 AM.

This program has been ongoing since 1981, and it is affiliated with the Sennin Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization (#94-3239602). Classes take place in small groups, with personalized instruction offered by H. E. Davey and his staff of certified teachers. Students learn Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a form of yoga and health improvement founded by Nakamura Tempu Sensei in the early 1900s. Since then over one million people, largely in Japan, have studied this art’s unique versions of seated meditation, moving meditation, breathing exercises, healing arts, and autosuggestion methods for positively changing the subconscious mind.

Students also study yuki, a method of transferring ki (“life energy”) from the therapist to the patient by applying pressure using the thumbs, fingertips, and palms. This healing art is an extension of the mind and body unification principles taught in the Japanese yoga program, and it has proven useful for treating a variety of injuries and ailments.

H. E. Davey’s classes emphasize Japanese yoga and healing arts as a way of realizing better health, concentration, willpower, confidence, and calmness. He is the author of numerous books about Japanese cultural arts, including Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation, Living the Japanese Arts & Ways: 45 Paths to Meditation & Beauty, and others.

The Sennin Foundation Center is located at 1053 San Pablo Ave. in Albany. Visits are by appointment. For more information call 510-526-7518 (evenings). The Sennin Foundation Center can be reached on the Internet at