Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts
April 21st 9am – April 23rd 4pm
This three day retreat will emphasize training methods to increase skill, improve internal coordination, promote health, and cultivate spirit, qi & essence神氣精.
Bagua zhang is a subtle and effective internal system of cultivation and martial arts. The hallmark of Bagua zhang is its use of circular walking with coiling and spiraling movement. This gives the practitioner the ability to move and change direction with ease, to evade and neutralize the opponent, and to generate internal power.
Xin Yi Quan – Mind Intent boxing – is the oldest of the Chinese internal martial arts. It is especially good at consolidating the qi and developing internal strength. The basic components of the system are the five elements and the twelve animals.
Daily practice will include:
* Bagua and Xinyi nei gong (qigong)
* Internal conditioning methods
* Bagua and Xinyi applications
* Two person training methods
* Theory and philosophy
Lecture/discussion each evening on the theory and philosophy of Bagua Zhang and Xinyi Quan in nourishing life and martial application.
Yang Sheng Program
Yang Sheng Zhi Dao
Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st
Instructor: Harrison Moretz
The Yang Sheng program at TSI is offered as a comprehensive system of self care and development in accordance with the natural world.
Instructor: Joseph Pau
May 7th 9:30am – Noon
In this workshop, we will examine the underlying principles of silk reeling and break down several of the exercises, exploring them in detail.
Chansi Gong systematically opens the joints, circulates qi throughout the channels and develops and coordinates the taiji energies in the body.
Silk reeling is taiji expressed in the interactive movement of yin and yang linking and integrating the entire body.