Tag Archives: mindfulness

Natural Movement Retreat, 7-12 January 2019, Morocco

As the nights are now drawing in and the temperature starts to drop, Antonia and I are really looking forward to running our retreat in Morocco in January. We both love Morocco and the prospect of warm winter sunshine combined … Continue reading

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It’s not what you do…

All of my courses are back in full swing now and with the exception of one early morning class, all are full to capacity. It is great to see that more and more people are starting to take notice of … Continue reading

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Learning how to learn

After an immensely enjoyable weekend of learning Lindy Hop with my partner in Bristol recently and with our intense Tai Chi retreat with Chen Bing in Greece looming beautifully on the horizon I have been mulling over the art of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Last year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang during his annual week of training in Reading hosted by Karel and Eva. (1) I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any … Continue reading

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Taiji Almighty – Training with Chen Bing

First published in Winter 2013/14 edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine “First, you have to find your body.” Calm and cool Chen Bing looks at each of us in turn. After patiently watching us carefully demonstrate the opening … Continue reading

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Postulating Posture – Part 1

For most people our posture is something that is generally unconscious. It is  something largely unfelt that operates autonomously behind the scenes of the commonly valued and perhaps more superficial physical attributes such as being thin or having pronounced muscular … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Taiji

“To learn Taijiquan means to educate oneself”  Chen Xiao Wang For me Taijiquan is something that cannot be taught in the traditional sense but instead something that must be learned by the student. So as an active Taiji instructor I feel … Continue reading

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