Arrive on Sunday, July30 in the afternoon. Depart on Saturday, Aug5th after breakfast. $500 includes all meals, camping or dormitory, transportation to the studio, and taxes.
Each day will have a 2 hour Tai Chi class from 10am to noon. Mark Young studied with the Taoist Tai Chi society in Toronto for 5yrs. We will be focusing on sensation, using proper alignment, making space in the joints. Many of the principles of Yin yoga are routed in Taoist Tai Chi.
We will look at how Tai Chi and Yin yoga compare physiologically. In Yin yoga we hold simple stretching postures for long periods of time, observe sensation, and be present with all and any experiences we might have.
There will also be three optional one-hour silent meditations in the studio each day for Vipassana or silent, Insight meditation. Meditation is not being taught. Participants are not compelled to meditate, merely welcomed.
A long lunch break each day allows for participants to go to the beach, rest, and explore the island. Evening activities will also be planned for the group each day.
On Wednesday evening Marcy Lyons will be bringing her harmonium for chanting in the studio.
The sauna is lit every evening with a hot shower next to the cold pond.
This retreat ends after breakfast on Saturday Aug. 5. You will have time to visit Lasqueti’s eclectic farmers market before departing on the 11am ferry
Mark Young(Afternoon Tai Chi/Yin yoga) studied Tai Chi extensively in Toronto for five years while recovering from a traumatic car accident. He enjoys both yoga and Tai Chi and presents comparisons between the two ancient disciplines and how they contradict each other.
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