The Hestercombe Chi Gung Group
At The Memorial Hall, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8JY
Wednesday mornings 11am - 12.15pm.
9 - 30 June (4 weeks)
8 September - 13 October (6 weeks)
27 October - 24 November (5 weeks)
Four Classes in June
After the pandemic closed classes for over a year, we trust we can return this summer and start again - beginning at the beginning with four sessions focusing on some core principles of the practice. Complete beginners may attend.
Cost £30 paid in advance for classes. Pay when you register at the first session or preferably online in advance (enquire for account details).
Weekly Classes in the Autumn
Provided there's no autumn lockdown against Covid, there will be weekly classes from September through November, with a one-week break after six weeks. The aim of this course will be to implement core taichi principles in everyday activities. We will not be learning long or complicated sets of movements but instead will practise simple exercises and somatic meditations to help you defeat stress and live more consciously.
Cost £80 (11 classes) paid in advance or in two instalments of £40. Pay when you register at the first session or preferably online in advance (enquire for account details).
On Saturday mornings from 22 May until 9 October, members of the group who attend Wednesday classes are invited to chi gung practice sessions in Hestercombe Gardens.
Meet at the ticket office at 10.15am.
Sessions are free but Hestercombe entrance charge applies.
To check if practice is happening on a particular day contact Amelia 07986 084176.
Read more about the Hestercombe Chi Gung Group here.
More About Chi Gung with Clive Tempest.
Read what people say about practising chi gung with Clive here.
Summer Chi Gathering in Finland
Five-day Residential Retreat
Labbnäs, Kimito, Finland
Wednesday 11 August to Sunday 15 August 2021 (subject to post-pandemic freedom to travel)
We have reserved the Labbnäs Seminar Centre in case it becomes possible to do a retreat there this year. We are not opening bookings or taking deposits until it's clear we can go ahead. Under the circumstances, confirmation may only be at short notice. If you would like to attend, please indicate your interest now, so you can be contacted later. Places will be allocated in the order that you let us know of your interest. Cost: To be announced.
The retreat will (or would be) a chance to shake off the paralysis of the pandemic and strengthen our immunity to the anxiety that has been plaguing the world. This time at Labbnäs will not be an intensive chi gung class as on some previous occasions there. There will be movement exercises and the usual instruction in how to embody the principles of conscious living. But the main intent will be to impart the experience of living a life of real purpose.
Read about previous Chi Gatherings at Labbnäs
Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October 2021
Five days in a lovely villa on the South Coast of England, in its own beautiful grounds a few minutes' walk from the sea. The practice of conscious living with a chi gung class in the morning followed by nei gung meditation, talks and dialogues. Vegetarian/vegan cuisine. The retreat is easy to reach by train from London and from Gatwick airport. Booking will not open until it's clear the event will go ahead but you are welcome to register your interest as places will be allocated 'first come, first served'. Cost: To be announced.
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