November 16th & 17th, Tai Chi Chi Kung & Iron Shirt Chi Kung
with the possibility of an extra day on Monday 18th to deepen the process

Dao Centre Colwyn and the late Autumnal landscape of North Wales.

The cost of this course is decided individually by the participants
as part of gift economy.

price paid will include lunch, contact Barry to discuss accommodation
A small group - maximum 6

Earth Star Rooting,
gives us a deep personal connection with the Earth and Polaris the North Star.

5 Element/7 Directional Toning, comprises 7 tones that vibrate in the organs
and connect out into the 7 directions south, west, north, east, above, below
and the place where they all meet deep in our core.
We use these tones to honour and align with the forces of the directions.
They are very powerful done silently and evolve into a very useful, simple, centering ceremony.

It seems like a lot, but we focus on learning effortlessly from deep within our belly centre.

Tai Chi Chi Kung creates a peaceful vibrant environment wherever it is practiced.
It combines a deep centering with an expanded awareness.

We explore deeper and deeper into the core of our being and deeper and deeper
into the core of the Universal Being.

These skills bring peace and harmony to our bodymind
and and help us discover the incredible potential of the human body.
We learn how to move the body with integrity, power and grace.

We learn how to express ourselves from our core.

The emphasis is not to be good at Tai Chi but to be good at Life.

Other information and reservations please contact

Barry Spendlove, Natural Dao, 7 Miners Lane, Old Colwyn
North Wales, LL29 9HG. Phone 01492 515776
Mobile 07747 051311 Email

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Anabels stance is a little wide but she had nappy problems
her inner smile is excellent, she needs to work on those shoulders though.




Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tai CHi Chi Kung
The Inner Structure of Tai Chi with Barry Spendlove

We learn, or deepen our appreciation of, our Iron Shirt Structure.
Each of us will discover our own individual, perfect, skeletal structure.
We will root our structure deep into the earth and move it
with power and grace through the Tai Chi Chi Kung Form.

The classical Tai Chi Chuan form has 13 movements,
made up of 8 techniques and 5 directions.
These are: Ward off, Rollback, Press, Push, Pull down, Elbow, Shoulder, Split,
North, South, West, East and Centre.

The Tai Chi Chi Kung form, is much shorter than Tai Chi Chuan
but still contains the eight techniques, flowing through the 5 directions.
It is practiced clockwise and counter clockwise within a small space.
This is a very special ceremonial form that is an excellent exercise and learning tool
for those who are interested in a short, compact, but challenging form of Internal Tai Chi Chuan.

The form is very short and easy to learn,
which enables us to focus on the inner structure and energetic movement.
Although it can take less than a day to learn the form,
a lifetime can be spent exploring its depth.

During the weekend we learn many simple but profound techniques that we integrate into the form.
We play with several Tendon QiGong forms to activate and gently stretch and grow the tendons.
Throughout the form we use tendons rather than muscles to hold and move the structure
and more and more we move the structure through just the bones.
We use Deep Breathing techniques to activate and energise the Lower Dan Tien
and develop it as the control centre for the form.

The form activates the Microcosmic Orbit, the bodies main front & back channels,
we deepen our awareness and appreciation of this with meditation and movement,
connecting our dragon meridians with the earths dragon meridians.
We learn the importance of developing Lumbar and Psoas Power
and the techniques that can transform one of the bodies weakest areas,
into a centre of power, uniting our upper body with our hips and legs.

We bring focused awareness and consciousness to our breathing,
sinking the life force into the kidneys our source of vitality.
We learn Bone Breathing to bring more density and awareness
into our bones and to revitalise our bone marrow.
We resonate unconditional love and gratitude into all dimensions of our
inner and outer landscape bringing harmony to the dragon lines.