Temple Knights is a sanctuary in the heart of Muskoka created for peace of mind, strengthening of the body, and nourishment of the spirit.
Located on 170 acres of beautiful Canadian pre-cambrian shield – the oldest exposed bedrock in the world! Our retreat and campground is located 10 kil. east of Hwy. 11 (near Baysville) with a private spring-fed pond and an abundance of wildlife.
Temple Knights offers a unique experience like no other for personal growth in the natural serenity of forest, stone and water. Join us for the adventure this year!
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Develop confidence, respect, self defense skills, mind/body coordination, focus, balance. Explore the Five Animals – Tiger , Leopard, Dragon, Crane, Snake. Build strength. Fun and challenging obstacle course. Archery, Kung fu games, self discovery, leadership skills development, overcome challenges. Be the Best you can be! Join us for the adventure, have fun and make new friends! Ninja training!
Day Camp runs 9 – 4 p.m.
Saturday August 20th, Friendly Tournament and Family Potluck BBQ with Awards, demos and games. Family and Friends welcome!
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Traditional Kung Fu Training – Five Animals – Tiger, Leopard, Dragon, Crane & Snake, ninja and stealth training. Featured weapons: Sword (Chinese and Japanese styles), shurikens (throwing stars), staff – Bo, Nunchuks, Spear and archery. A challenging obstacle course to test your abilities. Dynamic training methods that will ignite your passion for Kung Fu and teach you effective self defense techniques. Opportunity to cross train with internal styles like Tai Chi & Qigong.
Traditional Kung Fu training for health, fitness and self defense is available at Temple Knights Camp. Developing strength, endurance, speed, courage and power. Learn about the 5 Animal Styles: Dragon cultivates spirit, Crane trains the sinews, Snake cultivates chi, Tiger trains the bones and Leopard develops strength.
The human body is a combination of hard and soft elements and for optimum results your training should reflect that in its practice. As the Yin/Yang symbol demonstrates a synthesis of hard and soft, internal and external, substantial and insubstantial all reveal important lessons. Opportunities for practicing both internal and external forms are available at Temple Knights Camps.
Each day begins with a 30 minute meditation by the beautiful Dragonfly Pond. Listen to the silence and detoxify your mind. Some of the meditation techniques practiced during the week include Microcosmic Circuit and the Nine Gates, all of which help you to focus, direct your energy and cultivate peace of mind.
During the daily lessons or while sitting by the fire, plan on having interesting and mind-opening discussions on a variety of topics such as the Yin/Yang, chi, Fire Element which is in accordance with the Chinese Five Element Health System. Learn about the associated organs, meridians, diet, color, healing sound and exercises that go with the Fire Element for summer. You can also learn some of the movements of the dynamic Dragon form which is the style associated with the Fire Element.
Expert instruction is given by Sigung John Oliver Peel, Sifu Valerie and our guest instructors. For more information about our instructors, visit our About Us page
Visit Sigung John’s Bonsai Nursery, take a nature walk, or canoe on Dragon fly Pond or take a sail in Lake of Bays.
Special guest instructor- Si-je Janna Fan style
Please register with a deposit or full payment as soon as possible to ensure your space.
Sponsorship and scholarship programs available for those who qualify.
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Register for the week or day, cabin or campsite options.
10% family discount for those that qualify. Family Packages also available.
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Watch for upcoming Women’s Wellness Weekends. Email us if you would like to be notified of the next one coming up.
Facilitated by Sifu Valerie Houston – Peel our wonderful Women’s Wellness Weekend will provide you with the tools you need to strengthen, balance and beautify in the natural splendor of nature. You will partake in an amazing program including meditation, a wide variety of healing and strengthening exercises, creative energy, and healthy and nutritious meals. All designed for the nourishment of your mind, body and spirit. Also making interesting and new friends.
Healthy & nutritious meals will be served. Facilities will often include massage therapy, indoor pool, sauna/hot tub, gym & nature walks.
Facilitator: Valerie Houston-Peel has been teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation, Five Elements Health System, and spiritual studies since 1985. Sifu Valerie and her guest instructors will provide you with treasures of knowledge for cultivating healthy and empowering habits for wellness. You will not want to miss these insightful and rejuvenating weekends!
If you can’t make the whole weekend but would like participate – inquire.
For more information contact Valerie Houston-Peel at email@example.com
If you would like to organize a Women’s wellness Weekend in your area please let us know.
Secrets of the Masters Tai Chi & Chi Kung Camp August 11 – 13th
& August 16 – 19th
Tai Chi Chuan
Part of each morning revolves around the graceful and healing art of Tai Chi – Yang style. 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.
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.
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