Saturday & Sunday, April 13-14th (2-7pm)
Price: $300 ($250 before April 8th)
“The life force, or chi, is present in the two primary forces, yang and yin. These are dualities or polarities reflecting opposite states in continual interchange. Yang is pure energy corresponding to heaven; yin is substance and represents earth. Yang, the male, active, light principle, is the force which wishes to expand into everything; yin, the female, receptive, dark principle is the force that wants to contract into nothingness. The interaction of these two forces is what determines the very nature of the universe; their relationship is manifested as the five essential elements which make up all things: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.”
- Elson M. Haas from Staying Healthy with the Seasons
Much of the theory we use in our practice is based on the ancient principles of Taoism. We use theory to support living in a body with more imagination, perception and insight. Taoism challenges us to release our personal grasp on reality and attune ourselves to the universal laws of the natural world.
In this training, we will explore our consciousness through the lens of Taoist theory. We will study nature and its patterns to gain insights into our own patterns and we will move through asana, pranayama and meditation practices in order to engage with Taoism in a practical framework.