Private Tai Chi & Chi Kung Retreat
Exploring Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan
January 26 - February 2, 2013
February 2 - 9, 2013
with Chi Kung Sifu Richard Warner
About the Private Tai Chi & Chi Kung Retreat
We will be learning the Foundation Form as taught in The Master Ding Academy London. Understanding the concepts and principals of Tai Chi Chuan. Giving a unique opportunity to look at the Academy's Chi Kung, finding the stillness within. The core exercises for loosening up and The Foundation Form. This is a fascinating insight into Traditional Tai Chi Chuan for all levels of practitioners. We will understand Structure, Movement and why we do the Movement. It is evident there are many forms of meditation and relaxation; this course will give you a practical insight into the purpose and the application behind the work we do.
There will be plenty of time to explore the Tropical Island of Koh Samui in all its beauty and splendor.
About the Teacher
Sifu Richard Warner
Over the last 18 years Richard Warner has covered the principles and concepts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung with Master John Ding, Hatha Yoga with Jeremy Jones and Ashtanga Yoga with Ron Reid, both eminent Yogis in their own field. He has studied Reiki and Traditional Thai Massage for healing and Individuals Spiritual Awareness.
In the UK, he runs The Retreat Holistic Living Centre, www.retreatfarm.co.uk this gives a place of sanctuary and learning. While running his own farming business and finding an affinity within the natural world of Agriculture. Learning to diversify and live in harmony with ones surroundings has proved an excellent tutor.
Richard is a privileged senior student of Master Ding for Tai Chi and is a proud ambassador for The Academy. www.johndingacademy.com. He continues his learning to further his own understanding.
A lineage chart shows where your teacher's knowledge has come from. As you track back up the family tree there are two important considerations that can help you decide the strength of transmission from founder to current generation (which ultimately will dictate how much information is available to you now): how capable was the historic figure? How much knowledge were they shown by their teacher?
As a student, your most important considerations will always be:
Can I learn from this person standing in front of me (i.e. do they suit me)?
Can I trust my development, for the time being, to them? If the answer to either of these is no you should find another teacher as soon as possible - there are plenty out there.
The Daily Schedule
- We will enjoy the early morning Chi Kung looking out onto the stunning views of nearby Islands in the Andaman Sea
- Loosening up exercises and exploring Form, Structure and Intent.
- A well earned Brunch in the Sattva Restaurant
- Time to relax, a swim in the pool, a walk along the beach or take some time out to discover the Island.
- Afternoon practice, we will be finding the Power, The Stillness and The Energy within; Sharing and working with other student’s energies.
- Exploring the softness that overcomes all; Working towards a Strong Body and a Still Mind.
- Relax and unwind in the evening, after another healthy meal. It will be time to sit, chillout and watch the sun go down.
Prices start from €840 for shared accommodation per week and €756 for accompanying guests who are not training.
To reserve your space please contact Richard.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or call Richard on 01245 222819