Conscious Connections with Clive Tempest


Classes and Courses with Clive Tempest



Programme for 2015

The Hestercombe Chi Gung Group

At The Memorial Hall, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton.
Courses on a particular theme, each lasting for six or seven weeks. 
Each class is for 90 minutes on Wednesday mornings, starting at 10.30am.
Cost £5 per class paid in advance for six or seven weeks of classes.
Not suitable for complete beginners.

7 January - 18 February 2015 
11 March - 22 April 2015
13 May - 17 June  2015

16 September - 21 October 2015
11 November - 16 December 2015

Practice Sessions
Between the courses, and if the weather is fine, there are usually free chi gung practice sessions in Hestercombe Gardens on Wednesdays from 10.30 and Saturdays from 10am for an hour.  Anyone who practices Shibashi Taichi may attend. Garden entrance fee applies.
To check if practice is planned for a particular day contact Elena 01823 619672 / 0752 615 8739.
Hestercombe details

More about the Hestercombe Chi Gung Group.


The Course in Conscious Living

Meetings in Wellington, Somerset once a month on Sunday afternoons: 

24 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 15 November, 20 December.

A continuing series of meetings promoting a conscious connection to what is most real in our lives, and to support individuals with the challenges facing them, through talks, dialogues, feedback and the practice of certain exercises and disciplines.  It is not a requirement to attend all sessions. Details of venue, times and cost are supplied directly to those who register their interest in advance.


Winter Chi

A Day at Cothay
Saturday 10 January 10am-4.30pm
Start 2015 with a day at beautiful 15thC Cothay Manor, Somerset.
Chi gung, delicious lunch and talks by the fireside.
What does the past mean for us? What is ever-present?
What is new about the New Year?
Booking essential. For more information and to reserve your place
contact Elena 01823 619672 / 0752 615 8739
Venue details

Conscious Connections
Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1st March
A two-day workshop at Sopukka Residential Centre near Helsinki, Finland.
How to increase your chi using precise postural alignments and chi-breathing.
How to activate your chi through core awareness and flexing the spine.
Fee: €130 Overnight stay and meals: €147 sharing; €162 single;
extra nights €44.
Venue details

Meeting Mr Gogus
Friday 27 February and Monday 2 March
At the Pitsku Culture Church, Helsinki.
18.00-21.00  €25 each evening. 
What is our purpose? How can we know that there’s any point to our lives?
Living more consciously we discover we are guided and our lives are arranged
to fulfill a real purpose.
Friday: Mr Gogus and The Bigger Picture. 
Monday: Mr Gogus and the Mystery.
Venue details 


Spring Chi

Conscious Connections Residential Course
Chi gung with practical applications for living a more conscious life.

2-5 May at Poulstone Court, in the Wye Valley on the Welsh/English borders.

Registration: 11-12.00 Sat May 2 / Closing: 4.30 Tues May 5
Optional: Extend the course by staying two extra nights 1 & 5 May.

Cost: Shared room £240pp. Extra nights £42pp/pn. Course Fees £110.
Reserve your place as soon as possible by email and secure booking with deposit in February.
Venue details


Summer Chi

Chi Gathering
The annual meeting to gather chi over five days.
This year: Instruction in TaiChi 15 and Nei Gung with talks on conscious living.

15-19 July at Labbnäs, Kimito Island, Finland.
Registration 12.00 Wednesday / Departure 16.30 Sunday

Cost: at Labbnäs €328  / Single room supplement €76
Fee €200  (or €235 after May 31)  Deposit  €100

Full details here


Autumn Chi

Shibashi Taichi for Beginners
An introduction to chi gung. Learn a simple set of 18 movements for relaxation and wellbeing. Two six week sets of classes on Thursday evenings 6.30-8.15pm at The Counting House, Tonedale Mill, Wellington, Somerset. Limited numbers. Advance booking required for each set of six classes. £40 per six weeks.

17 September - 22 October
12 November - 17 December


Talks and a Day Workshop in Helsinki: 20-22 November

Friday Evening Talk 20.11.15: The End of the Psychological Life – An Introduction to Conscious Living. 18.00-21.00 Pitsku Culture Church.  €25

Saturday Taichi Workshop 21.11.15: 10-18.00 at the Rudolf Steiner
C School, Paraistentie 3, 00280 Helsinki  €80. — A refresher for those who learned the 15 movements of ‘Taichi Labbnäs’ at the Summer Chi Gathering in July. A few places will be allocated to people who were not there but who regularly practice chi gung and have worked with Clive Tempest before. The emphasis is on referencing the form to the ‘Five Shields’, as introduced at Labbnäs.

Sunday Afternoon 22.11.15:  ‘Tuomiosunnuntai’ – Doom Sunday. 14.00-18.00 Pitsku Community Church. €35. Facing up to dread in the dark days of November. Why we are scared of going into the dark, the black? What strategies can we use in the conscious life to overcome insecurity?

Package price for all three events, if booked before 1 November: €115 


See The 2016 Programme here



Chi Tree Video

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