EasternPeace Mindfulness for Health & Well-being with Tai Chi / Yoga : Thailand - Koh Yao Noi, 9th-20th Jan 2017
In January 2017, we will be offering a two Week Mindfulness for Health & Well-being course at Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi.
The course will also include twice daily Tai Chi or Yoga classes
EasternPeace Mindfulness for Health & Well-being is a secular Mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness for Stress programs but with a greater emphasis on grounding and centering in the body, authentic connection and kindness towards oneself and others and developing wise life skills to lead a happier and healthier life.
Through the course we will familiarise ourselves with the most recent Mindfulness models and understanding including how to minimize the risk of Burnout.
As such the course has much to offer to people dealing with stress, anxiety, mild depression, work related burnout, health issues and manageable mental illnesses.
The course is made up of six modules:
- It is Good that You Are
- Coming to Our Senses
- What we Resist Persists
- The Pleasure of Small Things
- Let Life Live Through You
- The Tender Gravity of Kindness
This course will cover the foundations of Mindfulness with a view to exploring how we can live our lives more fully, less hindered by the detrimental effects of stress, over-thinking and anxiety.
We will explore this work through a combination of guided meditation, group discussion, Qi Gong execises and some simple enactments influenced by dance therapy.
We will meet for 6 2hr sessions and students will be expected to explore the practices shared throughout their retreat and hopefully afterwards also.
Course attendance will be limited to 12 People
There are two options for taking this course :
1) Alongside my Tai Chi holiday which runs for the same period. In this case, you book the Tai Chi with me and accommodation at Thakhao Bungalow or possibly one of the surrounding resorts.
2) Alongside an Island Yoga retreat package in which case you would book your yoga and accommodation with IY for the two week period.
About my Traditional Small Circle Tai Chi
Traditional Small Circle Tai Chi is incredibly gentle, with more emphasis placed on the yin aspects of Tai Chi than the larger frame Tai Chi systems.
It is ideal for facilitating deeper relaxation and nourishing inner vitality and so is an ideal complement to Sei Ki and bodywork in general.
The Tai Chi goal of these retreats is provide a high quality introduction to the Tao centred movement system of Tai Chi.
- The Taoist Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong
- Spiral Qi Gong Silk Reeling
- The Foundations of Tai Chi Natural Tao Movement
- A short Tai Chi Form (Tai Chi 6) derived from Yang 24 in Traditional Small Circle Style
Participants will be able to take away useful tools to build a short personal daily practice of their own, possibly as a complement to an existing yoga practice.
We will train mostly in the gardens of Thakhao Bungalow Resort. With the islands of Phang Nga Bay in view out to sea, this has to be one of the most amazing settings to practice Tai Chi in the World!
For more information on the Tai Chi retreat: Click here
About Island Yoga Reteats
Please visit Island Yoga's website for more information on their yoga retreats: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
About Anthony :
Anthony is British, a graduate of Cambridge University and is 45 years old. He has spent much of his adult life in India, Thailand & China exploring Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi, Vipassana & Zen Meditation & many different styles of therapy and bodywork. His main teachers are Akinobu Kishi for Sei Ki, Yang Dong Bao for Tai Chi, & Father Ama Samy for Zen.
He practiced Burmese Vipassana meditation for many years and then found Zen with Father Ama Samy in 2009 and became a member of the Sangha in 2013. He trained as a Mindfulness teacher with Breathworks in the UK, 2013-2015 and now teaches his own combinations of Mindfulness and Zen.
Mindfulness & Tai Chi taught by Anthony Fidler. Yoga hosted by Island Yoga.
Location: Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
Group Size : Mindfulness classes maximum 12 people, Tai Chi maximum 8 people.
So please book early if you wish to secure a place on this workshop.
The Mindfulness Workshop will be taught at Island Yoga.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong will be taught at Thakhao Bungalow 5 minutes walk away.
If you wish to join the full Tai Chi retreat with me then: Click here for details of costs for the Tai chi and accommodation.
If you wish to join a Yoga program, then please book via Island Yoga's website and say that you want to attend the Mindfulness workshop also.
Mindfulness Session Timing:
- 9 Jan : 11.30-13.30 & 14.30-15.30
- 11 Jan : 11.30-13.30
- 13 Jan : 11.30-13.30
- 16 Jan : 11.30-13.30
- 18 Jan : 11.30-13.30
- 20 Jan : 11.30-13.30
Cost: Mindfulness 6 part Workshop : 180 Eur - Mindfulness Tuition Only (excl. transport, accommodation, board, Tai Chi & yoga at the resort).
I would encourage students attending the full Tai Chi course with me to book into Baan Thakhao Bungalow Resort where we will do the Tai Chi. Costs are 600-1500Baht / night. It may be possible to stay at the resort next door as well.
Students interested in taking a yoga retreat should see Island Yoga's website for details. The cost for 7 nights is 11-18000 Baht depending on level and whether you are sharing, so 14 nights may be 22-36000 Baht (560-920Eur) including the yoga training.
Payments for the Mindfulness part of the Workshop can be made by credit card on Paypal which is secure.
Course Fee : 180 Eur
Nb. Your payment secures your place on the course. Refund is at our discretion and may be subject to administration fees.
Please Contact Me before making a payment to check there is still space on the retreat. Thank you.