The Hestercombe Chi Gung Group
Wednesday mornings 10.30am - 12pm.
The Memorial Hall, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8JY.
This is for practitioners who have learnt several chi gung forms in previous classes and have some experience of nei gung. Courses on a particular theme.
Cost £30 for four classes.
10 January - 28 February
4 April - 25 April
9 May - 30 May
4 July - 25 July
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 07526 158739 or Amelia 07986 084176.
Read more about the Hestercombe Chi Gung Group here.
Taunton Chi Gung Group
Thursday evenings 7.00-8.15pm.
The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4EP.
11 January - 1 March
5 April - 26 April
10 May - 31 May
5 July - 26 July
For those who have already done the Introductory Course. Cost £30 for four classes.
Contact Amelia 07986 084176 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Shibashi Taichi
Learn the eighteen movements of Shibashi Taichi over the course of one weekend; a set of exercises drawn from different taichi traditions,
designed to promote well-being in a more efficient body. The course includes an introduction to essential principles of posture and of the energy-architecture of the body.
This is the entry level course for beginners and gives access to classes with the Taunton Chi Gung Group (Thursday evening classes) and
Saturday morning practice in Hestercombe Gardens (Easter to October). Introductory courses are arranged once or twice a year.
Limited numbers per course allow for individual attention. Advanced booking essential.
The Next Beginners Course
More about Shibashi here
Friday 9 March 7-9.30pm
Saturday 10 March 2.30-6.30pm
Sunday 11 March 11am-6pm
At Brittons Ash Community Hall, Bathpool, Taunton
Cost £110 Deposit £40
More details and booking form here
For enquiries contact Amelia 07986 084176 / email@example.com
Read what people say about practising chi gung with Clive here.
The Practice of Living More Consciously
Occasional talks on how to live more consciously and escape from the psychological pressure of daily life.
There are talks scheduled for Sunday April 16 and Sunday May 24 (See The Blessing Chi below).
EVENTS IN ENGLAND
The Perception of Chi : The Connection
Crowcombe Court, The Quantocks, Somerset, UK
3 – 4 February
Two winter days in the grand setting of a Georgian mansion in lovely grounds at the foot of the Quantock hills. Developing the perception of chi to integrate body and being.
Full details and booking form here.
The Blessing Chi
Two Weekend Workshops
At Nynehead Court, near Wellington, Somerset, UK
14 – 15 April
26 – 27 May
These two workshops follow on from 'The Perception of Chi' (see previous programme). They take place in the Orangery and in the lovely gardens and grounds of Nynehead Court, near Wellington in Somerset.
Full details and booking form here.
Six-day Residential Course
Venue to be announced
Saturday 13 October to Thursday 18 October
The practice of conscious living with talks, dialogues and chi gung exercises.
Booking open April.
EVENTS IN FINLAND
The Course in Conscious Living
A Residential Weekend
Sopukka, Sipoo, Helsinki
16 -18 March 2018
A residential weekend course outlining the five essential steps for moving out of the troublesome psychological life into a more conscious way of living.
1. The role of your guiding intelligence, the importance of body intelligence and the perception of chi (demonstrated with chi gung exercises).
2. How to recognise the main features of your psychological life.
3. The importance of accepting the limits of rationality and of grounding your intelligence both physically and psychically.
4. Confronting your various identities and their source.
5. Identifying the core of your self-centredness and learning to stand against the psychic pull of the past and the future.
Fee: €170 (or €150 if booked before 1 February)
Two nights accommodation and meals: €200 (€10 single supplement if rooms available)
Book your place by using the online form here.
It is a basic requirement of joining most of Clive Tempest's courses that you practice the basic form of shibashi chi gung.
There is a chance to learn this with Master Wing Cheung in Joensuu, April 12-13. See details here.
Or use his home study course.
Summer Chi Gathering
Five-day Residential Retreat
Labbnäs, Kimito, Finland
Sunday 17 June to Thursday 21 June
Join the retreat at Midsummer. Exercises to develop a finer perception of chi and talks on living more consciously.
Booking details available soon.
Read about previous Chi Gatherings