Personal Cultivation Retreat according to clan Daoism / 12th-16th July

Led by: Yuri Maezumi

Dates: 12-16 July 2023

Practitioners of all levels welcome, including complete beginners.

What you will learn: 

Day 1

Time Session Details
12:00 – 14:00 Guest arrival
15:30 – 16:30 Discovering personal cultivation

● Why is personal cultivation important and what are we aiming for?
● The San Bao balance in personal practice
● Importance of regularity
● Qualities vs. formes
● Yang training (intention on correction) vs Yin practice (letting go)

16:30 – 16:55 Tea break
17:00 – 18:30 Finding Alignment (interactive teaching session)

● 18 points of Nei Gong
● Basic Hands introduction; lines of movement
● Q & A

19:30 – 20:20 Dinner
20:30 – 21:00 Getting to know our mind

● Introducing Shen Gong
● The three types of attention

21:00 – 21:30 Group meditation

● Indoor or outdoor seated meditation

21:30 – 22:00 Group meditation

● Indoor or outdoor seated meditation, 2nd period (optional)

22:30 Lights out

Day 2

Time Session Details

6:00 – 7:25 Individual / partner practice (optional) with corrections

● Free time to review practices (Indoor or outdoor)

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Basic Hands: continued Outdoor Interactive Session

● Basic Hands: coordination
● 18 points of Nei Gong continued

10:00 – 10:25 Tea break
10:30 – 11:30 Stability through rooting (Outdoor interactive session)

● Rooting the structure is rooting the mind
● Push-pull partner exercise: introduction to rooting

11:00 – 11:45 Introduction to the Walk of the Adept

● Seated teaching
● Q & A

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:55 Individual / partner practice (optional) / Walk of the Adept in nature

● Free time to review practices

● Possibility for 2 acupuncture sessions

15:00 – 16:30 Basic Hands: continued

● What is uniting? The underlying qualities associated with unification
● Various exercises to develop structural union

16:30 – 16:55 Tea Break
17:00 – 18:30 Introduction to Conscious Breathing

● Feeling the breath
● Abdominal breathing
● Q&A

19:30 – 20:20 Dinner

21:00 – 21:30 Group breathing session

21:30 – 22:00 Group breathing session (2nd period – optional)

22:30 Lights out

Day 3

6:00 – 7:25 Individual / partner practice (optional) with corrections

● Free time to review practices
● Indoor or outdoor

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Basic Hands: continued

● Basic Hands, emphasis on Feeling
● 18 points of Nei Gong continued

10:00 – 10:25 Tea break
10:30 – 11:30 Partner Work

Outdoor interactive session

● Tui Shou; Push-Pull + Drills: developing trust in hand movement

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:55 Individual / partner practice (optional) / adept walking in nature

● Free time to review practices
● Indoor or outdoor

● Possibility for 2 acupuncture sessions

15:00 – 16:30  6 harmonies introduction

● Peng; the fundamental principle of Taiji Quan
● Dissociating the union into segments

16:30 – 16:55 Tea Break
17:00 – 18:30 Introduction to Emotional Work

● Seated teaching
● Q & A

19:30 – 20:20 Dinner
21:00 – 21:30 Group meditation

21:30 – 22:00 Group meditation (2nd period, optional)

22:30 Lights out

Day 4

Time Session Details
6:00 – 7:25 Individual / partner practice (optional) with corrections

● Free time to review practices
● Indoor or outdoor

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Basic Hands : the Foundation Outdoor Interactive Session

● Basic Hands, 1st series continued; emphasis on Feeling
● Feeling : the fundamental of Nei Gong

○ The Yin and the Yang with the Dan Tien

10:00 – 10:25 Tea break
10:30 – 11:30 Internal Work

Outdoor interactive session

● Nei Gong: feeling the Yin & Yang

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:55 Individual / partner practice (optional) / Walk of the Adept in nature

● Free time to review practices
● Indoor or outdoor

● Possibility for 2 acupuncture sessions

15:30 – 16:30 Introduction to Push Hands (Outdoor interactive training)

● Partner drills
● Introduction to Push Hands

16:30 – 16:55 Tea Break
17:00 – 17:30 Shen Gong (mind work) continued

● Open awareness practice
● Q & A

19:30 – 20:20 Dinner
20:30 – 21:00 Group meditation: Open awareness
21:00 – 22:00 Council Circle: Outdoor seated council circle around a fire

● Sharing of thoughts, impressions or feelings in a safe environment

22:30 Lights out

Day 5

Time Session Details
6:00 – 7:25 Individual / partner practice (optional) with corrections

● Free time to review practices
● Indoor or outdoor

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Conclusion Indoor seated discussion

● Q & A
● Reviewing the qualities and essential points
of personal practice

10:00 – 13:00 Guest departure
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (optional)

Price: 

535 € total in shared rooms

420 € total in your own tent/caravan

Includes teaching, 4-night stay 3 meals a day

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