T'ai Chi Chuan in the Chi Hall, Sharnga
"The Inner Way T'ai Chi Chuan is
the work of Chan (Zen in Japanese language) masters who basically rejected all the writings, all ideologies. Their message wasn't a verbal one. They encoded their knowledge
in a different language, the body language. The postures, the positions,
the movements they left us contain the genetic code of their knowledge."
are teaching energetic techniques such as Nei Chia (Inner Way).
We are teaching the Inner Listening.
In order to trust our feelings, we are trying to get rid of our 'certitudes',
our 'knowledge', our rules and our theories and, eventually, be free of
all these external models that are misleading and dimming our perceptions.
This is a very practical work. The body, the muscles are involved. This
work doesn't make, however, any division between the physical and mental
planes of our being. They are interwoven!
Outer, inner oneness
Similarly, the research of Chi manipulation techniques
as practiced in the School of the Inner way is interwoven with the search
for the right movement, free from imposed and habitual patterns. It is
as groundless to practice the 'outer' form of T'ai Chi Chuan without the
supporting awareness of the flow of Chi, as to practice these 'inner'
Chi techniques without realising and implementing them through the 'outer'
T'ai Chi Chuan movements.
The work is pleasant and should become easy.
We are listening to our bodies, we never go beyond
our limits. And it has nothing to do with martial competitiveness: we
are looking for the body logic to come back.
The Inner Way T'ai Chi Chuan is a remarkable tool to achieve this. Its
martial arts originated postures enhance the body's logic, resulting in
easy natural movement. While their martial arts effectiveness may have
lost its interest for us, their energetic efficiency remains a genuine
treasure which allows us to free the body from its restraints and re-find
its true spontaneity.
Such is our quest, going along with life. Resulting health and joy are
reflecting that. Do we need to say that this quest into our inner world
"Let's keep our feet on the ground.
Don't get carried away. And don't take it too seriously! The Inner Way
T'ai Chi Chuan's secret weapon, its most effective technique is the
Chi Hall in Sharnga
In the Chi Hall of the 'School of the Inner Way'
located in Auroville's Sharnga settlement, we share this yang style technique,
both its short and long forms.
Workshops in Tai Chi Hall is organized by the following schedule:
- 3 weeks of intensive workshops in every January, February, August and September;
- 1 week of intensive workshops in each of other months.
TAI CHI CHUAN WORKSHOPS
Taught by Marco, the workshops are directed towards:
Mastery of the body through breathing and muscular relaxation.
Improvement of movement through balance and coordination.
Learning to mobilize Chi. First perceiving it, then guiding it in one's body with the use of three factors: will, imagination and muscular activity.
One week intensive workshops for beginners:
These workshops are from 7.30am to 10.30am and will cover Chi basics, a few Chi Qong exercises, a few of the Brocades and the beginning of the 24 form.
10 January 2011 – 15 January 2011
Three week intensive workshop for beginners:
This workshop is from 7.30am to 10.30am from Mondays through Saturdays and will teach the mobilization of the Chi, the whole 24 form, 11 Chinese Chi Qong exercises and 8 Brocades.
31 January 2011 – 19 February 2011
Tuesday 7.30 - 8.30am Chi; 8.30 - 9.30am 24-form
Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30am 24-form
Thursday - Saturday 7.30 - 8.30am 108-form
These classes are suspended during workshops and vacations (Jan 10 – Jan 15, Jan 31 – Feb 19)
Registration and Tariff
Information and booking: Krishna Ph. +91 (0) 413 2622432
The cost per week of the intensive course is Rs.2600/- for Guests of Auroville.
For Aurovilians, Newcomers, Guests working in Auroville and Ashramites the courses are free of cost.
All the workshops are conducted at the Tai Chi Hall in Sharnga.
For boarding and lodging arrangements please contact: www.aurovilleguesthouses.org .
Our courses are done in English but we take care of French and Italian speaking participants as well, nevertheless a basic English understanding is needed.
Please confirm your participation at least 10 days before, don't hesitate to contact Krishna again if needed.
We do not have a fee for our regular weekly practice classes though we do appreciate contributions.
Workshops organised with École de la Voie Intérieure – Methode Stevanovitch
11 April 2011 to 17 April 2011
This workshop will be facilitated by Laurent Haquin
7.30am-10.30am and 3pm-6pm daily
There will be a limited number of participants accepted into this workshop.
To register and get information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: www.taichiinnerwayschool.org and www.artduchi.com
see also: www.tantien.com/india/