T'ai-Ji Programme 2017
Embracing Tiger, Returning to Mountain
“When all striving ceases, the mind’s essential peace will be revealed”
The practice of T'ai-Ji is an act of loving-kindness towards oneself and to others. Through it we connect with an inner space of peace, harmony and ease, both physically and emotionally.
At The Orchard T’ai-Ji is presented in a non-intrusive manner, allowing for space and lightness. By not forcing ourselves into a preferred direction, we yield to the moment, stay grounded and approach any activity with ease, clarity and strength, making T’ai-Ji the healing force it is meant to be.
Through the forms of The Five Moving Forces and The Four Circles, we share our learning with joyful mindfulness, embracing with loving kindness whatever comes our way. Once we let-go of the cherishing of our judgements and surrender to the moment, T’ai-Ji will spontaneously express itself.
“In the non-doing the mind’s essential peace is revealed”
All T’ai-Ji retreats can be joined with or without any previous experience. Groups are on purpose of mixed levels of experience to enhance our learning through sharing with each other. Each retreat focuses on the practice of mindfulness through T’ai-Ji movement, relaxation and breathing exercises, sitting and walking meditation, emphasising the integration of this practice in daily life.
We are looking forward to sharing our T'ai-Ji journey with you.
Weekly T'ai-Ji classes
The T'ai-Ji Way with Ad Brugman
Dates in 2017 to be announced
Weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm.
from March onwards classes start again at 7.30 and finish at 9.30 pm.
Cost: £7 per session.
This is an ongoing group, but newcomers can be admitted on invitation.
Introductory weekly T'ai-Ji classes with John Burgess
Tuesdays from 6.30 – 7.30 pm.
The classes are held on a drop in basis and cost £5. No previous experience is necessary.
For more information or directions contact John Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07765 202622
John has been practising Tai-ji and Chi Kung since 2001. In 2005 he met his teacher Ad Brugman and in 2007 he moved to Herefordshire in order to provide practical support to the Orchard. Since moving to Herefordshire he has received meditation teachings from Sonia Moriceau and Tai-ji and meditation teachings from Ad Brugman.
He has been sharing gentle movement and Tai-ji sessions with staff and volunteers at a local hospice since 2010. Over the last couple of years he has shared Chi Kung sessions with people on retreat and in 2014 he started a weekly beginners Tai-ji class at the Orchard. He is also a qualified shiatsu and seated acupressure practitioner and is currently training in reflexology.
"When all striving ceases the mind's essential peace will be revealed"
Thursday 3rd (6pm) - Tuesday 8th (4pm) August
T'ai-Ji is a practice of loving kindness towards oneself, a practice of
"breathing out, letting-go, softening and reconnecting with a place of balance ".
“Through the forms of The Five Moving Forces and The Four Circles, we share our learning with joyful mindfulness, embracing with loving kindness whatever comes our way. Once we let-go of the cherishing of our judgements and surrender to the moment, T’ai-Ji will spontaneously express itself."
Cost: £ 350 including accommodation and teaching. Bring food to share
It will be possible to join just for the first part of the seminar, i.e. from Thursday 8pm – Sunday 4 pm. Cost: £ 210