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Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat

The Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat

Greetings everyone!

We are now offering a tai chi retreat which is of special interest for yoga practitioners, both teachers and students.  It is called the Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat.

Yoga practitioners of all levels will find this training very useful, informative, and challenging!

Having practiced and taught yoga for more than 25 years, and having worked with top level yoga practitioners and teachers, I recognized certain imbalances that are common in the practice of yoga.  These imbalances are mostly related to how to relax during practice, and how to transition smoothly between postures!  Although the practice of yoga develops great strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance, the actual training methods that I observed do not include some very important elements:  softness and how to move by relaxing!

The Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat addresses these issues and teaches solutions to them.  Yoga practitioners will develop a new perspective, and add many tools that are directly applicable to their regular practice.

In the Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat you will learn the following:

  1. How to Stand – use gravity to relax, conserve energy, and cultivate powerful Qi circulation – the master key to all postures and movements
  2. How to Breathe – supercharge your whole body with vital energy and open and heal joints with tai chi special breathing methods
  3. How to Loosen Up – a series of joint isolation/rotation exercises to prepare for asana practice and to greatly reduce the risk of injuries
  4. How to Silk Reel – unify your whole body with tai chi’s continually spiraling movements – the healthiest and most intelligent way to move your body
  5. How to Stretch your Spine – use gravity to open up spinal vertebrae and discs and self adjust spinal misalignments
  6. How to Stand Quietly – use intention to “let go” and cultivate the deepest level of relaxation of body and mind
  7. Incorporate tai chi principles and techniques directly into your current yoga practice to improve health, reduce stress, and reverse the effects of aging.

You will learn these skills through our foundation training and the careful memorization of an 16 movement solo routine based on the original Chen family tai chi Old Frame First Routine.

Any yoga teachers or studios interested in hosting a retreat should contact me here or via email at: chenti@mac.com

I look forward to share the Tai Chi – Yoga Connection Retreat with you and your community soon!

Thanks a lot

Dr Bob Bacher

2 Comments

  1. Natalie A. says:

    Wonderful article!!!
    Thank You!
    Good Luck!

  2. Bob Bacher says:

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