Conscious Connections with Clive Tempest


Classes and Courses with Clive Tempes


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 £40 paid in advance for six or seven weeks of classes. Not suitable for complete beginners.

6 January - 17 February 2016 
9 March - 13 April 2016

11 May - 22 June 2016

Autumn Classes
Continuing for 10 weeks on Wednesday mornings from 14 September.
10.30-12.00. Cost 60. Only for those who have completed the beginners' shibashi course.

14 September - 16 November 2016 
Extra pre-Christmas class 14 December (5)

Practice Sessions
From Easter until late October, there are usually chi gung practice sessions in Hestercombe Gardens on Saturday mornings. We set off into the gardens from the ticket office at 10.15am and practise for about an hour. Anyone who practises shibashi taichi may attend. Sessions are free but Hestercombe entrance charge applies. To check if practice is on a particular day contact Elena 01823 619672 / 07526 158739.

Hestercombe details

More about the Hestercombe Chi Gung Group.


Beginners Chi Gung

Thursday evenings 7.00-8.30pm.
The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4EP, UK.

10 March - 14 April. Introduction to Shibashi Taichi.
12 May - 30 June. Shibashi practice and Taichi 15.
15 September - 17 November. Ten-week beginners' course.

The Autumn course includes instruction in basic postures, the energy system of the body and 18 exercises (Shibashi). The cost for ten weeks is 60.

Essential to book in advance. Contact Amelia 07986 084176


The Course in Conscious Living

A 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. The meetings are usually on Sundays in seasons of four monthly meetings. From March to June the theme was the evolution of the true individual. The theme from September to December is the relevance of rationality in the conscious life. At The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, 2.30-5.30pm. 10.

Sundays 18 September, 16 October, 13 November, 11 December


December back to January 2016

Day Workshop in Somerset

Saturday 10 December
At the Tithe Barn, Fitzhead
10.15am - 5.15pm, £35 including lunch at The Fitzhead Inn

This is an opportunity for members of the Wednesday and Thursday groups to practise together and relax in the lead up to Christmas. The workshop will focus on the use of the kwa and how it affects both our physical and psychological wellbeing. Chi gung exercises in the morning. Talk and further applications in the afternoon.

Book in advance. Limited places. Payment due 1st December.
Contact Amelia 07986 084176

Read more here


No Going Back

25-27 November 2016, Pitsku Culture Church, Helsinki.

Two Sessions of Chi Gung
Open to anyone. Basic principles, including centering and grounding. Who and what you are in the energy field of your body.
Saturday 26.11. / 9.30-12.30
Sunday 27.11. / 9.30-12.30

Three Sessions of Talking and Listening
The new is coming, bringing an end to rationality as we know it. Pure sanity is knowing how to listen.
Friday 25.11 / 18.00-21.00
Saturday 26.11 / 15.00-18.00
Sunday 27.11 / 14.30-17.30

Read more about 'No Going Back' here

30 per session OR 25 per session for two or more when paid in advance (before 12 November). For details of cost and booking arrangements contact:


Day Workshop in Devon

Saturday 15 October, at a country house in mid-Devon, UK.
For a small group of advanced Chi Gung practioners.
Limited numbers. Contact Amelia 07986 084176


Summer Chi Gathering

27-31 July 2016  Labbnäs, Kimito Island, South West Finland.

This annual event is an opportunity to spend five days practising chi gung by the lakeside, learning how to live more consciously and discovering more purpose for your life.

For details of cost and booking arrangements contact:

Details of past gatherings here


The Fire and the Light

Weekend event 27-28 February 2016
at The Sopukka Residential Centre near Helsinki, Finland. 
Chi gung and nei gung exercises and talks. Using fire energy to stimulate
inner light in the winter dark. 

“The burning is a bright fire. And every spark a star.”

Fee: €140   Shared room and meals: €154  (Single: €164)



Living Consciously: Alone and Together

Friday evening talk 26 February 2016   18.00-20.30
The purpose in being alone. How can we be in relationships and partnerships without losing our individuality?
Pitsku Culture Church, Henrikintie 25, 00370 Helsinki. 

€25.  Booking:



What Is There to Change? Friday 24 February 2017 Evening Talk: 18.00-21.00 Pitsku Culture Church, Helsinki. 25 in advance. 30 at the door.

Conscious Connections: The Next Step. Weekend Workshop: Chi Gung and Talks, Sopukka Residential Centre, Sipoo, Helsinki. 10.00 Saturday 25 February to 17.00 Sunday 26 February. Fee: 140. Residential cost 129 (10 single supplement).

The Coming of the New. Four-day Residential Retreat, Saturday 22 April to Tuesday 25 April 2017, Dunford House, Sussex, England. Chi gung and talks at a country house in the South Downs National Park. Add-on: Local tour and outdoor chi gung session on Wednesday 26 April. Extra days bed and breakfast before and afterwards by arrangement. Full details when booking opens in December 2016.

Summer Chi Gathering Five-day Residential Retreat. Friday 30 June - Tuesday 4 July 2017, Labbnas, Kimito, Finland. Details to be confirmed.





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