Minako Seki Method 29 Aug- 9 Sept 22


12 days SEKI METHOD ESSENTIALS in Portugal

Over the course of twelve days participants will dive into the essentials of The Seki Method, learning its principals of dance training and experiencing its holistic approach to body and mind. Meditation and bodywork are the starting points for cultivating a clear mind, which is the door to our intuitive wisdom from where dance and creativity spring. 

The Seki Method Essentials will immerse you in the core elements of the method, and also give you a flavour of my 2023-2024 Teacher Training course.


VENUE: Vinha Velha Organic Farm 

REGISTER: team@minakoseki.com by email to Franziska Gerth




Where we begin: aligning body and mind to find presence and a naturally creative state.    

What is the point of departure in the creative process? You will explore elements of presence work, allowing body and mind to arrive and become centered. This state is in relation to gravity, where you are aligned: both grounding into the Earth, and expanding. From this absolute state of being, where you are hanging from the Earth, perception expands and natural creativity becomes alive and available. 


TRUSTING the unknown
Creativity is always new: joy naturally bubbles up from the inner child who knows how to move and create. 

The course will help you deepen your sense of your true nature and explore your unique movement. The Seki Method – which includes dance, imagination, breathing exercises and voice and energy work – will help you contact the inner child who is the joyful natural creator! And trust more in your ability to go beyond what is in conscious awareness. 

EXCHANGE between inner and outer worldsResearching movement to experience interconnectivity with the environment and others.

This part of the course focuses on the self within Nature. Listening to the deep self and the outer world brings up moments of dialogue and exchange.


DEEPEN into your own creative process
Synthesise the learning and find how to use your own creativity for the unfolding of your individuality.

Through imagination and energy work we will tap into the unconscious to find out where, when and how to use its contents and energy to best support the unfolding uniqueness of the individual. 

Who is the Seki Method Essentials for? 
The Seki Method Essentials is open to dancers/movers, therapists, those working in the healing arts, artists from other disciplines and anyone interested in experiencing the Seki Method. A willingness for deep, accurate individual work is required, together with the capacity to care for group dynamics within a collective space.



€344 for accommodation & food

Accommodation: Bell Tent (provided, based on 2 people sharing) 

Food: Macrobiotic and ayurvedic meals are cooked by our chef. 


PLUS: Course Fee €650 – €856 Sliding scale

3 installments available. Please talk to us if you’d like to set up a payment plan.

Since we are going through an international crisis, we are aware that economic inequality is increasing. Some of you may be in financial difficulty and we would like everyone to have the chance to participate. We ask that each participant makes a conscious payment. If you can afford it, we kindly ask that you help us in our work: in this way you also help us to support other artists! We are offering a price panel of between €650 and €856 for the 12 days training fee. Please consciously choose the best amount for yourself and us.

REGISTER: team@minakoseki.com by email to Franziska Gerth