Tai Chi is a pathway to health and vitality.
It’s a unique and fascinating approach to the cultivation of health, energy flow and a balanced way of life through slow, careful and conscious movement. It’s also an insight into the Taoist philosophy called ‘The Way’. It’s all about balance, harmony and effortless power.
Learn the essence of Taoist moving meditation and martial arts in this 5 day Tai Chi workshop. We will explore the first section of the traditional form as well as meditation walking, philosophy and the application of Tai Chi and Taoist principles through gentle interaction with other students.
Join us for a unique exploration of this subtle art. We will have 2 sessions per day each about 1.5 hours long. We will practice and discuss the aspects of the philosophy of Taoism and how it fits into Tai Chi and everyday life.
If you are interested in Tai Chi and adding something special and unique to your life, this workshop is for you! The leader of this workshop, Randall O’Leary, has learned traditional Tai Chi from a student of the master Chen Man Ching. The style is Yang style Tai Chi as taught by master Chen.
No experience required.
Randall has been a dedicated explorer of Yoga since 1991. Alongside his studies of classical Hatha Yoga, Randall has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Jivamukti and Viniyoga.
Randall began teaching in 1995, and began the Jungle Yoga Teacher Training School which delivered 200 Hour & 300 Hour Teacher Trainings for over 10 years, merging into the Swara Yoga Academy in 2018.
Randall’s teaching style is primarily focused on cultivating an asana practice that builds & sustains a high level of Prana – our life force energy. Inspired through his studies of Tai Qi and Viniyoga, Randall shares his unique approach to Pranayama, which he called Swara Yoga. This system gradually deepens into Advanced Pranayama sequences which allow his students access to a comprehensive, embodied understanding of the infinite power within the breath.