Retreat – to withdraw to a quiet or secluded place
Living With the Principles is not a workshop or a bootcamp, rather it is a true retreat with time for learning, sharing, being alone or with others in a relaxed, peaceful, welcoming, and non-competitive environment.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment …..It involves being aware and doing things with conscious intent.” ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
This retreat is an opportunity to slow down and step away from the hassles of life and learn to balance–or harmonize–your body, mind, and spirit through mindful practices and movement.
“The best part of (a) retreat is the program sessions where the retreat becomes personalized.” ~ Adam Wiszowaty
This retreat provides a unique opportunity to be guided by Session Leaders of various skills and backgrounds. All participants come with something to share. Learning happens in the classroom, in the halls, on the beach, on nature trails, and other places. Session topics will include: health and wellness, stress reduction, longevity, spirituality, moving meditation, introduction to—and depth of—Tai Chi/Qigong, teaching specific populations.
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” ~ Albert Camus
Living With the Principles was founded upon the realization that in order to better understand how the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Qigong assist one in becoming more mindful, one needs to turn away from the choreography, on occasion, and focus on the Principles. In the last several years, Living With the Principles has expanded to include all those interested in bringing more balance and mindfulness to their life, not just those with Tai Chi/ Qigong experience.