Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) Camp
August 12- 17th, 2013
Participants begin each morning with a 30 minute meditation. Listen to the silence. A quieting of the mind designed for clarity, focus and inner peace. Detoxify and purify your thoughts. Meditation techniques include Microcosmic Circuit and the Nine Gates.
Practice Chi Kung (energy work) where it is rich with oxygen! Many styles are taught involving breath, sound, and postures for the cultivation, accumulation and circulation of chi or life force energy. Good flowing chi is the secret to excellent health! Some of the forms practiced are thousands of years old and include The Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade, Lohan, Tai Chi Chi Kung, and the Ho Shu Ying Set. Techniques and exercises develop internal power for healing and martial arts.
Tai Chi Chuan
Grand Ulimate Fist
Part of each morning revolves around the graceful and healing art of Tai Chi - Yang style. This moving meditation cultivates chi, boosts the immune system, reduces tension, and brings a sense of peace and tranquility. Tai Chi mobilizes every muscle, joint, and ligament in the body and is proven to be one of the most effective exercises for developing balance and coordination. It is also a natural antidote for stress and anxiety as it enables one to slow down from today's fast-paced world. Beginners will benefit from one on one instruction in learning the choreography of the movements as well as the principles of rooting, centering, aligning and relaxing. Advanced practitioners will benefit from more detailed refinements and a deeper exploration into the self defense applications of the form. An excellent way to unite mind, body, spirit and balance your energy.
Working with partners develops sensitivity and awareness of energy. It helps one to understand the relationships of power and flow. Partner practice enables the student to increase their authentic response in a friendly and safe environment. Practicing with a variety of people in single partner and group push hands is a fun and engaging way to develop one's skills. For more advanced levels Tai Chi Two person Set is available for study.
Weapons practice is an integral part of Tai Chi study. Camp offers opportunites with qualified teachers to study Tai Chi Sword and Sabre with their applications.
During the daily instruction or while sitting by the fire, plan on having interesting and mind-opening discussion on a variety of topics such as Yin & Yang, chi, and the Five Elements Health System. Learn about summer's Fire Element and its associated organs, meridians, diet, colour, healing sound and more. You can also learn some of the dynamic Dragon Style which is the form associated with the Fire Element. Spiritual questions are always welcome.
The opportunity to do some Kung Fu cross-training is also available. Please check Kung Fu camp above for more information.
Special guest instructors.
"Fan" Workshop with Si-Je Janna Clarke
Please refer to the Bio's section of our website for information regarding the expertise of our teachers.
Visit Sigung John's Bonsai Nursery, take a nature walk, practice archery, canoe, sail or swim in Dragonfly Pond.
Temple Knights camp is open to players of all levels.
Sponsorship and scholarship programs available for those who qualify.
Participants must supply their own meals for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any special diet requirements.
If camping, participants are expected to bring their own camping gear.
Tuition by the week or day. - e-mail email@example.com for more information.
10% family discount
Register with deposit or full payment by July 1st.
Printable Registration form
Payment by Cash, Cheque (payable to Temple Knights), Visa or Paypal.
P.O. Box 336, Bracebridge, On., P1L 1T7
Ph. Muskoka (705) 767-1177