Requires a car or a long walk or a bike:
December 28 is the first day:
Apprenticeships will start at 9:30 AM.
A seminar accompanying "Returning Energy" will meet at 2:00 PM.
Winter Form Work will start at 4:30 PM.
All others will start at 6:30 PM.
There will be a New Year's Eve dinner event with a half day on January 1.
The training will end with a party on Saturday night, January 5.
Plan to depart on Sunday, January 6.
Fly in and out of Jacksonville International Airport
And click here for a listing of taxicab companies at the beach.Rides may be available from local apprentices. Details will follow.
Come to the sunny shores of North Florida for a new approach to learning with
Experience the integration of substance and application in our tai chi as we work on our
technique in the form
quality in push hands,
and awareness in sword.
We will deepen our embodiment as we expand our consciousness.
Continuing in the energy of recent trainings, participants will work together all day. The days will include
Our goal is to more fully understand and embody the basic principles required to manifest "sphere consciousness."
We will be working in part from material covered in Chapters 3, 7, and 11 of Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan by Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing, (North Atlantic Books. 1985).
To establish the baseline awareness necessary to apply the principles of the sphere, we are going to include meditative awareness techniques and tools such as:
The Energy of Inner Fire (C)
which will be offered in full on December 31, as an integral part of our training.
We hope to supply participants with a clear method of returning to an internal state of awareness when doing tai chi, because to embody Tai Chi at its highest levels, we need quiet, focused minds and a deep awareness of qi, body, mind and spirit.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This developmental training will take the approach that technique is only here to illustrate the qualitative embodiment that we each can bring to bear. We will be working together as a group with varying levels of attainment and embodiment to interact with each other, all with the purpose of eliciting an internal awareness of our rooted connection, one to the other, heaven to earth. We'll be reviewing all the techniques used in our teaching method and introducing people to new techniques such as Returning Energy (4A), so that each person will be able to work at their level, while the entire group together takes the emphasis off of external technique and puts it on internal quality. Let's drop the numbers and embrace Tai Chi at every level.
We will offer the B1 Apprenticeship and plan other Apprenticeships if there are sufficient numbers. Please let us know by November 1st if you want an apprenticeship. Winter Form Work will be offered if there are enough participants so please let us know if you are planning to do this work.
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