Tai chi is rooted in balance and flow: finding stillness within movement, and reflection during action. Just like the shape of the Taijitu (symbol of Yin and Yang), every movement of tai chi is based on circles. With focused mind and gentle flowing movements, we will teach a short sequence of Yang style tai chi, complemented with sitting meditation and walks in the Zen garden and lake valley. The retreat is suitable for all ages.
Alex Lister - James initially studied the Yang Form of tai chi as a form of “moving meditation” before incorporating chi kung in her practice, together with sitting and walking meditation. She has attended retreats at the Buddhist Retreat Centre for 30 years. In her professional life, Alex is a Health Professional in private practice, focusing on the health of women and children.
Jeremy Lister - James is a horticulturist who has been involved for many years in social, ethical and environmental standards in the agricultural sector, part of which is the provision of carbon footprint assessments. His broader philosophy includes Deep Ecology and teaching tai chi and chi kung.