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Kris Deva North,
Mantak Chia co-author and founder of Universal Healing Tao UK & Chi Nei Tsang Institute London 1992.


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Learn Tai Chi on Tuesday - Get Going the Easy Way - ALL WELCOME! With Kris Deva North and Anamarta, Senior and Advanced Instructors of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. With combined experience of nearly 40 years between them and expertise in the Healing Tao Arts, which Tai Chi and Qigong are part of.

Booking for the 7-week course:

Or you are welcome to join us at any stage of the course!
More details below...

Taoists consider Tai Chi as one of the highest forms of Moving Meditation, harmonising Yang and Yin, and Qigong as Standing Meditation, for grounding and rooting. Together they combine fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress while at the same time giving a fantastic energy boost!
Now you can have this too when you come on by to combine Moving Meditations for Fitness + Flexibility, Build Confidence, Recapture Lost Energy, Turn Stress Into Vitality, Inner Strength for Inner Peace!

Come on by and start your Journey:
7 Tuesdays,
13 Movements, 9 Directions, 5 Elements, 3 Treasures, Yin and Yang, to become one of those Tai Chi practitioners people watch in the park, wishing they too could learn the slow, graceful form, and win the benefits!
We practice a short (13-Movement, 4 Directions, Yin and Yang) Yang Family form evolved from Grandmaster Mantak Chia's Tai Chi Qigong and the Push-Hands from Master Lim of Penang, student from one of greatest Tai Chi Masters from the last century, Cheng Man Ching.

Kris Deva North and Anamarta feel honoured to be part of this lineage and deeply grateful to their teachers. And of course to their students too, for the opportunity of sharing this Martial Art, Tai Chi, which literally means "Supreme Ultimate Force"; a way of living for them.

All Welcome: Men, Women, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced.
From 7.00 to 8.30pm
£87 per 7-week Course, or £17 pay-as-you-go.
No Pre-requisites. Beginners and more experienced welcome

Would you like to learn how to Teach Tai Chi?

Join Us this August 2018 TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Upgrading Retreat in Portugal


We will be running another 7-Week course in May and the last of the year in October. You can find the details and book your place in the Calendar

My inspiration to learn: My Tai Chi Journey

Everybody knows Tai Chi is good for you. And when Harvard Medical School, Reuters, and even the Wall Street Journal start talking about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, then isn't it time to sit up and take notice? Or, better, stand up and get going!

Start by watching the first video below: Tai Chi By Numbers Part 1: it will cost you less than four minutes, and no money!

Copy those first simple movements: you will see how easy they are...

You can join our regular Tai Chi Tuesdays, or, in your own time, at your own pace, you can progress through each video, adding another set of two or three movements, following the demo, hearing the explanation, building your confidence, feeling the benefits.

You may be surprised how soon you are ready to put the moves together. In the "Learn Tai Chi Today Audio mp3 TAI CHI FORM", Kris Deva North (that's me in the videos below) talks you through the sequence, step by step.

Soon you could be one of those Tai Chi practitioners people watch in the park, wishing they too could learn the slow, graceful form, and win the benefits. Now they can, and so can you.

And as well as watching the videos and listening to Kris on the audio guide you through the form step by step, you are welcome to join our 7-Step Tai Chi Courses, each of seven Tuesdays, or to really immerse yourself in our Tai Chi Teacher Training - even if you don't plan to teach just yet it's a fantastic way to embed the form, applications, flexibility and balance on a wonderful retreat in a beautiful place, learning new skills, making new friends, and win more benefits.

What are these benefits?
Well, apart from what we in the Tao have known for millenia - stress relief, harmony with yourself and your environment, power to defend yourself, and a sense of deep inner peace - a Harvard Study confirms benefits to Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Aerobic Conditioning...and "...appears to be helpful for several medical conditions..." read Harvard Study

Reuters report: "Research studies have found that (Tai Chi) practice increased mineral bone density, boosted endurance, strengthened the lower body, and eased depression." read Reuters Report

Wall Street Journal "Qi can't be measured objectively, says Shin Lin, a professor of cell biology at the University of California, Irvine. But his studies of qigong and tai chi practitioners have found a boost both in alpha brain waves, suggesting relaxation, and beta waves, indicating strong focus. "It has the dual benefit of relaxing you, but also sharpening your mind," says Dr. Lin. Read on
- or just get going!

Practise with the "Audio mp3 TAI CHI FORM", you can play on your ipod or smartphone while doing the form. The Audio joins up all the moves and structures in these videos, in sequence, step by step, and costs less than half the price of a single class!. Videos are free.
Tai Chi can be practised at any age, for health, to enhance our protective energy-field, to strengthen our physical and energetic immune system, to connect with higher and lower forces on the spiritual path, for self-defence, or simply to harmonise with our environment and alleviate the effects of stress.
You can read about the mp3 Audio TAI CHI FORM STEP BY STEP SEQUENCE with a click here. Enjoy the Benefits!
In the double-helix spirals of Tai Chi we reunite the Yang and Yin forces of our creation, to ebb and flow throughout our meridian network, feeding the organs that sustain our life. We open and stimulate the meridians, the energy-flow channels, enabling the bio-electro-magnetic force, Qi or chi, to come on full charge as we do the slow graceful form.
Healers and Martial Artists use Tai Chi to improve external Qi-projection and internal rooting. Combined with Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tai Chi helps develop the rootedness to keep ourselves safe when practising kundalini or astral projection in the higher meditations.
Tai Chi comes to us as a gift from the past, a way to create our own tranquillity: “to keep our cool when all about us might be losing theirs.”
Beyond the Basics: As you combine the Hidden Masters practice of Steel Body Tai Chi with the First Five Steps to the Tao, you learn to integrate the power-techniques of Iron Shirt, the psychic self-defence of Fusion and the extra-sensory perception of the Tao of the Shaman, utilising the Inner Eye to anticipate, disappear and counter.
These 7 videos are a learning-and-teaching free resource for Steel Body Tai Chi, the 'Hidden Masters Form developed from Mantak Chia's Tai Chi Chi Kung for use with the mp3 Audio Tai Chi Form you can play on your ipod or smartphone while doing the form.
The Audio joins up all the moves and structures in sequence, step by step.
The Videos are free, and you can buy the mp3 Audio TAI CHI FORM STEP BY STEP with a click here right now!
Enjoy the Benefits!
Chi Kung, or Qigong, gives your Tai Chi extra power and grounding. Here Kris Deva North and Anamarta demonstrate Mantak Chia's Iron Shirt Chi Kung. Iron Shirt is an integral part of Taoist Training, beginning with your very first Step: Learn more with a click here
We start the class with Qigong Warm Up, followed by the Eight Pieces of Brocade
Here's a glimpse of the martial art application and advanced practice.

Learn Tai Chi Today
and the free videos
Tai Chi by Numbers where you can easily follow the movements and learn the exercises...but it's not the easiest thing, is it (unless you're an owl) to watch a video screen when you are turning back and forth in the spiralling motions of the Tai Chi sequence. So by adding earphones, ipod or smartphone, you can follow the form, guided through step by step.

Discover a spiritual aspect in the graceful spirals of the form.

Benefit from the healthy effects

Learn a way of holding yourself, connecting with the earth, surviving in many situations.

Enjoy the Benefits of
* Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Aerobic Conditioning (Harvard)
* Increased mineral bone density, boosted endurance, strengthened lower body, eased depression. (Reuters)
* Boost both in alpha brain waves, suggesting relaxation, and beta waves, indicating strong focus. It has the dual benefit of relaxing you, but also sharpening your mind. ( Wall Street Journal)

A visit to Penang, Malaysia, January 2005, to train with Master Lim and his students.

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Learn Tai Chi as shamanic theatre, celestial combat, rooted in Earth and played in the human dimension. Yang advances, Yin withdraws, Harmony prevails.  Learning the Way of the Hidden Masters gives a sense of reality to this ancient art as we emulate the heroes of then, the warriors, the fighting nuns and monks.