Conscious Connections with Clive Tempest


Taunton Chi Gung Group

Winter: 17 January - 28 February
Spring: 14 March - 25 April
Summer: 16 May - 27 June
Thursday evenings 6.30-9.00pm.
At The Lecture Hall, 18 Paul Street, Taunton TA1 3PF

For the first hour the group will learn or revise Taichi 15. After a break for tea, we will continue with nei gung practice and seated work, including meditation, chi breathing and the application of chi gung principles for self healing and the release of stress. The Nei Gung instruction is being recorded and released as mp3 downloads; see our Audio page. These evenings are open to anyone who has trained with Clive Tempest before, to any level of experience. Those who for whatever reason cannot participate in the whole evening can arrive during the break (7.45pm) or attend for the first hour only. Those who don't already know Taichi 15 must commit to attend at least the first hour for all seven evenings.
Cost: 60 paid on or before the first session or 10 per evening.

Classes resume on Thursdays from 14 March to 25 April from 7.30-9.00pm at a cost of 50 for seven evenings.

The Lecture Hall is adjacent to the United Reformed Church in Paul Street. The car park behind URC belongs to the church - use only the spaces against the wall of the church garden to the right as you enter. Or you can use Marks and Spencers car park just opposite the church car park for free after 6pm.

Contact Amelia for details of how to pay in advance, online or by PayPal:
07986 084176 /


The Hestercombe Chi Gung Group

From Easter until late October, there are usually chi gung practice sessions in Hestercombe Gardens on Saturday mornings. We set off into the gardens from the ticket office at 10.15am and practise for about an hour. Anyone who practises shibashi taichi may attend. Sessions are free but Hestercombe entrance charge applies. To check if practice is on a particular day contact Amelia 07986 084176 or see our Facebook page.


Introductory Course for Beginners

Seven Thursday evening classes and one full-day workshop between 14 March to 25 April.

The course is an in-depth introduction to the principles and practice of chi gung with a focus on the basic shibashi taichi form. You will learn the 18 movements of the form to a beginners standard but also understand how each movement supports your well being.

The evening classes are on Thursdays 6.15-7.15pm at The Lecture Hall, United Reform Church, Paul Street, Taunton. The day workshop is on Saturday 16 March and is an essential part of the course giving you a good grounding in the 'energy architecture of the body' - how your vitality is raised and distributed so that you get the most out of your life.

This course aims to give you a real perception of chi as a conscious experience and will get you to a relatively advanced stage of practice in a few weeks. However, it requires your committed intention to attend all the sessions. On completion of the course you will be qualified to attend regular weekly classes with the Taunton Chi Gung Group and Saturday morning practice sessions in Hestercombe Gardens.

Cost: 95 for the course paid in advance.

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Spring Retreat

Sunday 28 April to Thursday 2 May 2019

Chi gung in support of the practice of conscious living: a residential week at Buckland Hall in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. See full details. Booking now open.


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