In the Taiji Retreat, we study and practice the form, or choreography, of the authentic Yang style. Qigong exercises are additionally practiced for warm-up, strength, coordination, and agility.
In four days, we will cover either Part I of the form (Earth), or the first or second half of Part II (Sky) (including script) The first part is somewhat easier than the second, but in principle we could start with Part II as well. Warm-up with qigong exercises before we develop and practice the choreography of Part 1 of the authentic Yang-style form as a group. The meditative aspects of this form of movement are explored, as well as the principles of opening and closing the yin and yang.
Comfortable, breathable loose cotton clothing; barefoot or in socks, or shoes with a flat, thin sole. Windows are often kept open during practice, so be sure to dress warmly enough and always have socks, a sweater and a scarf or shawl with you just in case.
In the TCM and Qigong Retreat, the essence of Traditional Chinese Medicine is explained. Each day, new Qigong exercises are taught, along with knowledge about the principles of the Chinese Five Element Diet, and of living a happy, long life in harmony with nature.
Daily Qigong exercises (including script)
The principles of the Five Element Diet in TCM
TCM Lifestyle: Live a long and happy life!
Useful teas and herbs Acupressure for emergencies
For Qigong exercises, loose, comfortable cotton clothing (see Taiji Workshop); for the theoretical units: casual Please bring writing equipment for taking notes.