Workshops & Retreats

The Long Form Project

An extended series of Workshops and retreats on the Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form of Daoist Immortal Liu Hongjie as transmitted by master Bruce Frantzis.

The Plan

To offer three 10hr weekends (Sat & Sun) per year plus a nine day retreat (Sat-Sun) at the end of May over four years or so (however long it takes to get through the form). It is also my intention to offer supplemental weekend courses on various aspects of the internal physical and energetic mechanics of Tai Chi (the 16 neigong).

Who is it for

The short answer is ‘almost everyone’. The longer answer is here.

Where

Weekends:

(Please note, the weekends have moved!)

The Location: Whitstable, is a popular seaside town on the north Kent coast, sixty miles from London.

The venue: St Peter’s Church House, 154 Cromwell Rd, Whitstable CT5 1NA.

The nine-day retreat:

The location: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, HX7 7DD is in the middle of the country to make it as easy as possible to reach. It is a beautiful place with a large range of accomodation choices.

The venue: the Calderdale Yoga Centre.

The Schedule (so far)

Weekends (in Whitstable):

Weekend 1.2: 28-29 January 2023
Weekend 1.3: 15-16 April 2023
Weekend 2.1: 21-22 October 2023

Times: Sat 9.00-13.00, 15.30-17.30; Sun 10.00-14.00.

2023 Nine day Retreat (Retreat 1) [In Hebden Bridge]

27 May – 4 June 2023 (9 days)


Times: 9.00-13.00 daily (This is the format that Bruce used in his Boston LF trainings 2003-2007 and it worked extremely well, giving lots of time to practice and rest in the afternoons).

The retreat intentionally covers two weekends, the first of which is a bank holiday, in order to reduce the number of days that need to be taken off to four.

Pricing

2nd Weekend (1.2) (EArly booking rates)

(Before 15 December 2022)

Full: £132 £120

Energy Arts Live (Training Circle) members: £110 £100

Energy Arts Instructors (any subject): £104.50 £95

Energy Arts Wu Style Instructors (short/long form): £99 £90

Regular DIA students: £99 £90

Please note: All discounts finish two weeks before the event (14 Jan), after which the full price (£132) applies to everyone. If you show up on the day the cost is £150.

3rd Weekend (1.3) (EArly booking rates)

(Before 1 March 2023)

Full: £132 £120

Energy Arts Live (Training Circle) members: £110 £100

Energy Arts Instructors (any subject): £104.50 £95

Energy Arts Wu Style Instructors (short/long form): £99 £90

Regular DIA students: £99 £90

Please note: All discounts finish two weeks before the event (1 April), after which the full price (£132) applies to everyone. If you show up on the day the cost is £150.

eRetreat 2023

(Before 15 March 2023)

Full: £476 £432

Energy Arts Live (Training Circle) members: £396 £360

Energy Arts Instructors (any subject): £377 £342

Energy Arts Wu Style Instructors (short/long form): £357 £324

Regular DIA students: £357 £324

To Register

Please contact Matthew.

Payment is via secure electronic invoice, which I’ll send once you have notified me that you wish to attend.