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Taoist Centre London Chinese New Year Weekend Workshop Feb 2019


9th Feb near Finsbury Park Tube, 10th Feb near Pimlico Tube - LONDON


9th / 10th Feb 2019


£30 per day or £10 per hour (drop in as you can)


Dr Alex Boyd +44(0)7753611768 - feel free to contact Alex to discuss if this is for you.

About the Event

SAT 9th February 2019- Elizabeth House Community Centre, 2 Hurlock Street, London, N5 1ED (1PM - 5PM) MAP

SUN 10th February 2019 - St Gabriel's, Glasgow Terrace, off Lupus St, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AA (10AM - 3PM) MAP

Everyone Welcome - Complete Beginners + Exerienced - Bring Family and Friends

Tai Chi, Taoist 'Open Door' Yoga, Pelvic Floor, Postural Alignment, Energetic Cycles, Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Orbiting, Three Treasures, Alexander & Felendkrais, Taoist Transportation & Meditation, Mindlessness, Taoist Self Defence - Stick / Sword / Silk, Chinese Medicine, Massage, Dietary Therapy and much more..

Special workshops this weekend!

Just when we thought this weekend's Taoist Centre workshops were exciting enough we're honoured that Will and Emily (The Cherry Stone Duo) will be giving a short performance for us on Saturday and Clare providing a short workshop on Pilate's 'Core' work on Sunday!

Will and Emily - 'Tao' and 'Duende' from The Cherry Stone Duo

'Through a performance of a few short pieces, we hope to show you a very personal way in which we allow ourselves a true connection to the Tao. There are so many ways in which we allow our body, mind, and spirit to come together and live within the energy of the Tao; we find that music is one of the strongest portals of being able to access this power.

The Spanish culture calls this feeling and connection: "Duende" and through the power of the flamenco, they are able to access the Toa (or in their case Duende....). On Saturday we hope to share this feeling with you through a mixture of flamenco, our own compositions, and Chinese folk tunes.'

Here is their full biography:

The Cherry Stone Duo

** Getting to Know Your ‘Core’ **

How well do you understand what your ‘Core is’ and why a strong core is so important? Clare’s short workshop will allow you to gain knowledge and understanding of the muscles that make up your core, and how to engage them effectively. You will also learn about the role that the core plays in your body, both when you’re moving and when you’re still.

Clare is a qualified Modern Pilates teacher

Fee: £30 per day or £10 per hour (drop in as you can) - All Welcome!

Register Interest via our FACEBOOK EVENT

Watch a video from our weekend workshop last June:


Alex Boyd has a passion for developing collaboration between embodied knowledge practitioners. He is the founder of the Embodied Research Working Group at the IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) and is currently developing ‘Intercultural Roots’, a new organisation operating world-wide for practitioners and scholars to attract grants for collaboration and community projects, teacher training, embodied research and to help preserve and promote indigenous and traditional embodied arts. He is a practitioner-scholar who graduated from the University of California at Davis ‘Performance Studies’ PhD programme in June 2014. His dissertation entitled 'The Sustainability of Traditional Knowledge Systems' draws on 20 years of professional practice, performance and teaching in the Chinese Taoist arts (Lishi) that he has immersed himself in under inheritors Chee Soo and Desmond Murray since 1985 until present. The central practice of his dissertation was to develop the first ever teacher training degree programme in the West that values and focuses on the learning inherent to Eastern embodied practices and to research the influence that Eastern embodied arts have had on innovations in Western theatre and acting. Between 2001 and 2011 Alex resourced over £5M UK and European funds and organised community health, arts and social inclusion projects based on Lishi. Alex is a Research Associate with the University of California at Davis and travels extensively from his base in the UK. His current embodied research explores the micro (qi) and macro (li) energy that manifests ideas into happenings and he works professionally with performers: dancers, musicians, athletes and even CEO’s. As a self-employed consultant he supports people and community groups to help establish grassroot charities (not-for-profits) and social enterprises, helping them to fundraise – 'hopeful in contributing to making the world a better place for people to live and love'.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the session and let the teacher know if you have a medical condition that affects you doing exercise. There will be audio-visual recording during the event, let the teacher know if you do not wish your image to be shown publicly.