Qigong and tai chi seminars
OXFORD WORKSHOPS & RETREATS 2017
About Workshops / Seminars & Retreats in General:
Much of the function of weekly classes is as a weekly relaxation and re-balancing session to release the tensions built up during the week, with some time also dedicated to developing your knowledge and ability.
Workshops and retreats allow much longer periods to develop your internal awareness and ability in a group energy enabling you to make jumps in your ability and understanding. This is invaluable if you are interested in going deeper into the subjects and so helps you get more from your practise. People report that workshops and retreats deepen their level of practise and that they generally have a nice time, as there is a relaxed but coherent learning environment like in classes. We recommend them for anyone wanting to really get into the Internal Arts
You can attend day 1, or 1 + 2, or 1+2+3, etc up to all 5 days. The more you can stay the better, but a day or two can be very helpful too
In general, all levels are catered for with a minimum of one terms' experience or equivalent at O.I.A., see individual workshop or retreat information for details
Summary of 2017-2018 Retreats:
These are the confirmed dates for Oxinar Retreats for the 2017-2018 for people to pencil into diaries. Dates will only be changed with as much prior notice as possible
· Late July / early August
· Late August
These will continue what we started in spring, with a greater emphasis on maximising our energy, spiralling energy and smoothly opening our field and circulation to open and stabilise the heart. One of these dates (probably the first) may become a weekend / long-weekend. More info soon.
· September 30th - October 2nd
· October 14th - 16th OR October 28th - November 1st - let me know your preference!
The first long-weekend will be a preparation for Bruce Frantzis October Retreat in Oxford (dates not set as yet), which will involve presence, the motion of the mind, and relaxing especially our mental energy.
In our long weekend ww will also continue our work with balancing the left and right sides and spinal qigong, and how this develops more clarity in meditation.
The second long-weekend will be clarifying and becoming more confident with what Bruce presented (very handy), and again continuing our work with balancing the left and right sides and spinal qigong, and how this develops more clarity in meditation.
· January 13-17 2018
Taoist Meditation and Inner Dissolving, carrying on what we began this January and in our Skype Sessions, this time paying more attention to finding spacious natural presence within our energies as they arise, so that it becomes easier to relax into the flow of life.
Accommodation in Oxford:
Here are some useful links for places to stay in and around Oxford, N.B. there is often a map option and several search filters which are very helpful. If you are interested in sharing accommodation, let us know and we will put you in touch with others. Occasionally local participants at retreats have also some room at their houses, if you are interested let us know
For self-catering, B&B, camping, hotels etc, try these links: Link 1 Link 2. If you're looking into backpackers etc, the YHA is much the best option
To rent rooms in Oxford University Colleges
For airbnb.com where you can rent apartments, cottages, houses, or even just a room in a house often at very good value, especially if a number of you are clubbing together
For more cottages in the area
For accommodation in the Cotswold area just north of Oxford (including hotels, B&B, cottages, Farmhouse stays, camping etc), you can also try these links: Link 1 Link 2
The teacher, Gio Maschio, is one of BK Frantzis most experienced students and founder of the Qigong for Acupuncturists required course at the largest college of Chinese medicine in the UK. He is certified to teach all Energy Arts subjects by BK Frantzis and hosts Bruce's yearly retreats on qigong and meditation in Oxford