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


Bagua Zhang & Xinyi Quan Retreat

sepia baguaInstructor: Harrison Moretz

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.

Chansi Gong  Workshop

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.