The Tao of Beltane

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Way back when we celebrated Beltane, dancing the Maypole, Jumping the Fires…should we revive the ancient festival as part of our Taoist Calendar?  What do you think? A bit of pagan fun to celebrate Spring tiptoeing into Summer?  Let me know if you’d like to be part of it.  Meanwhile this May is full of Taoist fun, from a trip to beautiful Ireland for Foundations Step 2 on 7th and 8th, Manchester for Foundations Step 1 on 14th and 15th, a whole bouquet of Jade Circle Events, and culminating with our sister organization Healing NLP Masters Training from 23rd to 30th.

And even before the darling buds bloom, this Tuesday 26th April sees the start of our new 7-Step Tai Chi series of courses, running over 7 Tuesdays. Each Tuesday session will have some things the same and others different.
Each session will include
Warm-up Qigong, with Spinal Cord Breathing, stretching and grounding exercises such as Waving Hands in Clouds, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon;
Chi Self-Massage;
Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong as Moving Meditation.

Unique to each session will be
Progression through one of the 7-Steps: Demonstration, Explanation of Origins and Practice of Martial Applications, with individual help and correction;
Iron Shirt Power Breathing;
Progression through the Flexibility and Balance Exercises.

Group Practice of the Tai Chi Form as Moving Meditation.

You may have heard that our usual venue at Kentish Town Studio is temporarily out of commission being refurbished after fire damage, so, this Tuesday 26th April for sure, the following Tuesday 3rd May probably, and possibly even 10th May, we will gather for our Tai Chi at Carlton Primary School, Grafton Road NW5, ten minutes walk from Kentish Town Road.

The 7-Step Tai Chi Course cost will be £72, valid for the specific course dates.
So the first course runs 26th April thru 7th June.
The second course runs 14th June thru 26th July.
Etc.  Dates will be published on the Healing Tao calendar.
For those who hold the Blue Cards (10 classes for £90), you can continue to use these up to the end of this year. Please email me if you have questions regarding the changes.  I will be happy to answer them.

And I just want to remind those who have not yet signed up for our Tai Chi Teacher Training this year, the earlybird flies away at the end of this month of April, and as of today we have just FOUR places remaining.  Take a look here.  And just to tempt you a bit more, a Tai Chi Fan-Master has joined our teaching team!

Check out our full program here, and the Jade Circle with a click here.

Let’s be Nuts in May!

Looking forward to see you
Bye for now
Kris

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About Kris Deva North

Author, Meditation Coach, Teacher of the Taoist Arts and NLP.
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