IMMERSE · MOVE · TRANSFORM
A 7-DAY MARTIAL ARTS IMMERSION IN SHANGHAI, CHINA
Come and experience China through the lens of its deepest spiritual traditions with three great living masters of Tai Chi Chuan. They will be instructing you in Chen Form, Qigong, Xingyi and Push Hands throughout the 5 day immersion.
If this is not enough, delicious banquets, movement among regular society and immersion into the entire experience as well as opportunities to rest and build community, will be offered each day.
NOVEMBER 10 - 17, 2019
Coach Zheng from Taiwan is one of the rare teachers who exclusively teaches Push Hands. He is both a master of the fighting aspects of Tai Chi Chuan and a consumate master of every element, pattern and aspect of Push Hands. Without words he is able to provide the most rank beginner understanding, activating them in the most advanced movements. Bringing the element of contact to the forms and practices of all the masters, he completes the circuit of the teachers sharing.
TAI CHI MASTERS
MASTER WUWEN WEI
XINGYI & QIGONG
Master Wuwen Wei is one of the last living masters of Xingyi Chuan, the most ancient martial arts practice. Over 1000 years old it is the antecedent of Tai Chi. Master Wuwen is a master of Xingyi, Qigong and meditation. His joyful, generous spirit will infect you with the spirit of martial arts and its inherent connection to spiritual awakening inside the body.
MASTER ZHU WENZHONG
Master Zhu WenZhong is a lineage holder of the original Chen Style Tai Chi. His teacher, Wang Wenda, was a student of Chen Zhao Quai, the first Chen family member to ever share Chen style Tai chi with the public. Master Zhu has spent his whole adult life inside all facets and forms of Chen style Tai Chi forms and joyously loves to teach and share the practice. A retired mechanical engineer; his ability to teach the mysterious mechanics of the movements is a rare gift to receive from a master.
November 10 :
Arrival and Evening WELCOME dinner
November 11 - 15 :
3, 2-hour martial arts sessions with each master
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Free time for exploration
November 15 :
Closing and farewell dinner
November 16 :
November 17 :
FOUNDER OF EFFIJI BREATH
Elijah has studied intensely with many masters over his 20+ year Tai Chi practice, curating the four practices for the ultimate China Martial Arts self awareness experience within this retreat.
He is the founder of the Effiji Breath technique, and author of the book “What’s in your Roots? Making the Unconscious Conscious”. He has created over 9 volumes of music for Effiji Breath, available here, as well as most streaming services.
He has studied over 20 years with Tai Chi Master George Xu as well as the great musical master Terry Riley.
SENIOR EFFIJI BREATH FACILITATOR & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Sarah joined the Effiji community in the fall of 2012 and quickly emerged, not only as a leader of the BreathWork, but is now at the center of the structure of Effiji Breath.