Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts.

 

Meditation Retreat

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

July 17th at 9am – July 19th at 4pm

Taoist Meditation combines spiritual cultivation and the nourishmentof physical health and vitality.

The juxtaposition of these two aspects results in a potent system of practice. This retreat will include detailed instruction in Taoist meditation and supplementary practices.

Daily practice will include: Daoist sitting meditation, Dao-yin self massage, study of Taoist meditation texts and Qigong practice.

Song Chang Yuan Huo

(Soft, Long, Round, and Lively)

Morning sunlight bathing a stone circle the Lucy School children use as an outdoor classroom. 8 x 10", acrylic on claybord, July, 2011

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday July 12th 9:30 – Noon

The ends justify the center!

Soft, long, round and lively is a formula to guide one to the cultivation of the internal in Qi Gong and the internal martial arts.

In this workshop, we will explain the practical application of this formula to our own practice.

 

Intro To Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Friday July 24th  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Standing is an essential foundation practice

Zhan Zhuang, or Standing Post meditation, is one method of cultivating stillness. Standing is basic training for Qigong as well as internal styles of martial arts.

Standing cultivates qi, develops internal connection, and strengthens the body from within.

Participants will learn several standing postures, the principles of standing practice, and methods of developing internal connections.

Hun Yuan Tai Chi 13 Form

8 Energies    5 Steps

 sepia baguaInstructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday July 26th  9:30 am – 3:30 pm

It is a potent way to practice both internal cultivation and martial ability.

The Tai Chi 13 Form is comprised of the eight Energies and five steps expressing the essence of Tai Chi.

Eight energies – Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao, are all expressions of the internal energy, internal force.

Five steps – Jin, Tui, Zuo Gu, You Pan,  Zhong Ding, are the energies expressed through the legs and allow agile movement and stability.

 In this intensive we will examine how to understand the internal energies of Tai Chi and find them in our own practice. Participants will practice the thirteen energies form both solo and with a partner.

 The morning session will focus on solo practice. The afternoon will include two person practice.