DSC03700Arha Christmas Evening – 17:30 December 4th, 2015!!

Its Christmas time already! For many of us this past year has just gone too quickly. Soo much has happened, soo many new families have been created!

To celebrate this last year we would like to invite you to our Arha Christmas Evening on Friday the 4th of December.

In addition to our usual snacks, tea evening and games, we will have a little Christmas Market!

  • Earthing CZ  will be there selling discounted Earthing products
  • Zdravko will be there selling some of his delicious teas
  • We will also have some beautiful homemade Christmas cards, trinkets and bags from Marketa.
  • If we are very lucky Zdravko may be also offering and selling some homemade Kimchi!
  • Master Hsu’s ointment will also be there for those who want to purchase.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate in the Christmas Market by bringing any relevant items to sell.

Also, we will have a lucky dip Christmas, so, bring a wrapped up gift not worth more than 50 kc and we can have some fun with that.

Like always, it is a chance to catch up with other students and friends that you may have missed over the year, or just to come and meet some new people.

Generally people bring some snacks to share with others, but that is entirely up to you. Come along bring your friends, have some nice tea and enjoy some good company.

When: 17.30, Friday the 4th of December 2015

Where: Arha Studio, V.P.Čkalova 26, Praha 6, 160 00

IMG_4344“Listening” Taiji Workshop – November 7th

The Taiji School will have a Workshop on “Listening” at Prague 4 on Saturday the 7th of November.

The aim of this Workshop is to develop one of the most important principles within Taiji Partner Work – “Listening”.

To Listen in a partner work environment is to be acutely aware of any forces that are within the space of the body’s perception. Once there is a perception of a sensation then other aspects of the force can be felt ie size, length and direction. Once there is an understanding of the force, then appropriate ways of neutralizing it can be used. If there is no “Listening” then it is very hard to respond with correct timing and balance.

During the workshop we will look at many ways at how we can stay balanced and calm while still listening to our partner.

Anyone is welcome to come and join in, regardless of whether you are a complete beginner to Taiji or if you are practising a different style or form of Taiji.

Taught by: Paul (English)

When: November 7th 2015, 13:30 – 16:30

Where: Škola Jedličkova ústavu, U Jedličkova ústavu 2, Praha 4 (10 min walk from Vyšehrad metro station)

Price: Workshop – 500 Kc

*If you have participated in the Taiji Tuishou meeting during the morning, you are eligible for a 100 kc discount to the workshop fee.

Contact: thetaijischool@gmail.com


010912_Seminář mistra Shena_3906Setkání Taiji TUISOU v SOBOTU 7.11.2015 od 9:00

Zvu Vás na další setkání Taiji Tuishou jako možnost si spolu přátelsky zacvičit a vyměnit zkušenosti s taiji cvičenci jiných škol a stylů.

Místo tohoto setkání je:
Škola Jedličkova ústavu, U Jedličkova ústavu 2, Praha 4 (10 min chůze od metra Vyšehrad)

PŘÍSPĚVEK na tělocvičnu: 150 Kč

Těším se naviděnou a nacvičenou.

Mapa místa :
Škola Jedličkova ústavu, U Jedličkova ústavu 2, Praha 4 (10 min chůze od metra Vyšehrad)

IMG_4049Changes to the Classes during the Week starting the 26.10!!

While the weather is behaving itself we will have the Tuesday and Thursday Morning Classes outside at Letna Park, on the 27th and 29th! Both Classes will start at 7:30 and go to 8:30.

Also, it is not possible to use the training hall this Wednesday because of the school holidays therefore the Wednesday Class this week (28th) will be at Strelecky Ostrov underneath the Bridge.

Please go the Classes page for more info and maps.



010912_Seminář mistra Shena_3860Opening and Closing Taiji Workshop – October 17th!!

The aim of this Workshop is to develop the “feeling” within the body of how to correctly Open and Close, individually and with a partner.

Opening and Closing in this context, refers to the cultivation of internal energy and not just external gesture. We will practice this by working with some simple movements and then transfer these feelings developed into different situations with a partner. In this instance it is very important to practice with a partner who already has the “correct” feeling in the body. In this way, understanding of the process can be transferred directly through contact, instead of aimlessly “searching” for the right approach.

Anyone is welcome to come and join in, regardless of whether you are a complete beginner to Taiji or if you are practising a different style or form of Taiji.

Taught by: Paul (English)

When: October 17th 2015, morning: 10:00 – 12:30, afternoon: 14:00 – 17:30

Where: Škola Jedličkova ústavu, U Jedličkova ústavu 2, Praha 4 (10 min walk from Vyšehrad metro station)

Price: Whole Workshop – 700 Kc, morning – 400 Kc, afternoon – 500 kc

*If you have participated in the Open Partner Work Class the previous Sunday, you are eligible for a 100kc discount to the overall workshop fee, or 50 kc discount for a half day fee.

Contact: thetaijischool@gmail.com..



Photos from the Parez Taichi Camp


Arha Tea Evening – 18:30 October 17th!!

It has been awhile since we had a Tea tasting and a chance to catch up with everyone, so on Saturday the 17th of October, we will have another Tea Evening at Arha studio.

Zdravko will be the Tea Master for the evening, he will offer us some of his fantastic Oolong tea, as well as some other special teas he has. If people are interested Zdravko will have tea for sale there too.

Generally people bring some snacks to share with others, but that is entirely up to you. Of course it goes without saying that the evening is Free, come along bring your friends, have some nice tea and enjoy some good company.

When: 18.30, Saturday the 17th of October

Where: Arha Studio, V.P.Čkalova 26, Praha 6, 160 00


IMG_4199Open Partner Work Class – October 11th!!

It will be a donation only based event, so if you have never played some Taiji Partner Work but you have always wanted to, come and give it a go!

The aim of this Class is to introduce some basic Partner Work and to show and explain why this practice is so important and necessary if you want to achieve a deeper level of understanding within your own taiji.

The atmosphere is light, fun and non-competitive, the idea is to work with the principles.

Also after the Class, Zdravko will brew us up some of his beautiful teas!

Taught by: Paul (English)

When: 10:00 – 11:30, October 11th 2015

Where: Letna Park, Prague 7, (The same location as the Tuesday and Thursday morning classes) Map

Price: Donation only!!

*In participating in this Class you will be eligible for a discount for the Opening and Closing Taiji Workshop, 100 kc discount to the overall workshop fee, or 50 kc discount for a half day.

Contact: thetaijischool@gmail.com..

ParezAutumn Taichi Camp – September 26-28th!!

**Location Change!!

Three day workshop at Pařez, we’ll practice taiji approx 6 hours a day.
Workshop is open to complete beginners too.

Systematic body activation and relaxation. Attunement of the breath and consciousness in the body.

Calmness, projection and awareness of the space will be expeirenced through standing. We will also look into how to bring the spherical movements and stretching of the joints into our practice with the Five Bows theory.

There are nice walks around, possibly mushrooms! Non-taiji friends are welcome.
Price without the taichi practise 1.500 Kč (accommodation, lunch).

Instructors: Paul Renall, Lenka Ryšková

WHEN: 26-28th September 2015 (arrival Fri evening)
WHERE: Pařez close to Prachovské skály
PRICE: 2.600 Kč
APPLICATIONS: By 20th of September!! kurzy@tai-ji.cz, 606 643 873….

Taichi04Come and Try Free Taichi with Ivan!!

There are 3 short Taichi classes on Saturday 19th of September, starting at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.

Classes are a part of the event, Different City Experience (Zažít město jinak) neighbourhood festival at Praha 4 – Podoli.

Everybody is welcome!




IMG_5280[1]Master Hsu’s Special Ointment now available!!

Master Hsu’s Special Ointment is a rub made of a unique blend of herbs.

Passed down for generetions, the Secret recipe of the rub stays within the family.

The effectiveness of the rub is amazing, it can be applied on any external part of the body that is hurt.

To buy just contact Paul or Lenka

Cost: Small – 120 Kc (5 euro)

           Big – 350 Kc ( 14 euro)

Photos from The Beskydy Taiji Hike – August 2015

IMG_4025Tuesday and Thursday Morning Taiji Classes – during September!!

  • Relaxing Exercises
  • Standing Postures
  • 37 Posture Form

This Class is being offered as a chance for students to participate in some regular form practice.

We will go through the Relaxing Exercises, some standing practice and then go through the whole 37 posture form. No corrections or teaching will be explained, it is just a chance for students to go through the practice together.

Everyone is welcome to join in, although if you want to learn step by step through the form you are advised to go to the Monday Form Class or take some Personal Training.

Time; Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 – 8:30

Price: Subscription of 300 Kc per month

Where: Letna Park, Praha 7 (map)


Photos from the Prague Taichi Residential – July 2015!!


tai-chi-symbol-garden-wong-tai-sin-temple-21108175Summer Taiji Timetable!!

Summer has arrived!! Please look below to see what we are offering in the way of training during Summer.

The Classes and Personal training will only take place when we are in Prague during the Summer. As we will be away for various times, please regularly refer to the page to see if the Classes will be on.

All classes are open to everyone. The training is designed in such a way that every level of skill receives extremely beneficial practice and achieves quick results.

The atmosphere at the school has always been open, friendly and highly productive…


IMG_2311Beskydy Taiji Hike – August 2015!!

From Thursday the 13th of August to Sunday the 16th or August we are planning a 4 day/3 night Beskydy Taiji Hike around the Beautiful Beskydy mountains.

The trip would involve staying in the local Chata’s (Chateaus), some taiji training morning and evening, and some hiking in unspoilt terrain, as well berry, herb and mushroom picking!

Accommodation: As we are staying at the Chata’s during the summer months we need to book early to reserve our places. There is also the option for people to come with us but stay in their own tents etc…

Food: The intention would be to eat at the local Chata’s. You are welcome to bring your own food to eat, although we will not be carrying stoves to cook with.


  • Taiji Training – 900Kc (150Kc per 1-1.5 hours session, morning and evening)
  • Accommodation – approx 300Kc per night
  • Food – approx 100Kc for a main meal
  • Train tickets – approx 800Kc return ticket from Prague to Bocanovice
  • Approx total cost = 2700 Kc + food.

Apply by: The 15th of July

Contact us: thetaijischool@gmail.com…

alfasfera_bannerDeep Relaxation in a 21st Century Couch?

Recently we were fortunate enough to try out the Alfasféra, a revolutionary couch that induces the Alpha state through music, which is complemented by light, heat and vibrations, which wraps you up in a three-dimensional audio experience.

The Alfasféra restores inner balance and calm, taking your consciousness to a deeper level. Several scientific studies have been taken, and the following are just some of the physical and psychological effects;

Stress Reduction
Deep relaxation
Increase Creativity
Harmonization of breath
Lowers high blood pressure
Stimulates blood circulation
Improves memory and learning process

The price for 30 min is 200 Kc and for an hour 300 Kc. If you are interested to try it out, book an appointment at Studio Manuela;

Londýnská 83, Praha 2, 120 00
tel./fax: 222 522 327
mobil: 728 198 923


Karlov Spring Camp – May 2015

Taiwan-High-Mountain-Oolong-TeaHigh Quality Oolong Tea Now for Sale!!

We have just received another shipment of High Mountain Oolong Tea from Taiwan.

On behalf of Zdravko we will be selling the Tea. We have 3 grades of Tea from Taiwan and One High grade Nepalese Oolong, please see the prices below;

High Mountain Taiwanese Oolong

Grade 1 – 380 Kc for 50g

Grade 2 – 240 Kc for 50g

Grade 3 – 170 Kc for 50g (This is similar quality to the tea we had at the Free Open Taiji day)

High Grade Nepalese Oolong

140 Kc for 50g

If you are interested just let us know, Spring and Summer are great time’s to enjoy these delicious teas.



Earthing – The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

Ever wondered how to Ground yourself??

In 2010 an award winning book was published;

Earthing – The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

“Earthing” is the landmark discovery that Earth’s subtle surface energy field upholds the electrical stability of our bodies; thus serving as a foundation for vitality and health. In an age of rampant chronic disease due to the stresses of modern day life, reconnecting with the Earth’s energy beneath our feet provides a way back to better health. The profound effect of Earthing provides amazing healing, calming and balancing effects on our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

Recently a New Website was created, Earthing.CZ Official distributor of Earthing Products in the Czech Republic. The website was made to offer Czech based people the chance to purchase Earthing Products for the cheapest prices in Europe. Take a look now…


Taichi Sword Form - First SectionNew Discounted Video Membership Prices!!

The Taiji School has now made it possible to view all our Video content through paying a Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly Membership.


Monthly Membership = 9.95 euro

Quarterly Membership = 6.95 euro per month

Yearly Membership = 4.95 euro per month

Taiji Food – Free eBook from our Italian Chef!!

Taiji Food ImageThose that participated in the recent Prague Summer Taiji Residential training were extremely fortunate to have the experience of letting our Italian Chef, Stefania, play with the balance of our taste buds!

Every morning, midway through the 3.5 hour training session, Stefania would unveil another “Snack Masterpiece”. Not only were the snacks delicious but very healthy too…from exquisite hummus to succulent cakes mmmm…I think people must have been more interested in coming for the food than the training.

The exciting news is that Stefania has created a wonderful little book, Taiji Food, detailing all 31 of the recipes she created over the Residential, and thanks to her generosity its completely Free!!!..


Taichi for Kids2Taichi Asociace ČR

The Taiji School is part of the Taichi Asociace ČR (Czech Republic).

The Taichi Asociace ČR is a non-profit organization aimed at spreading the benefits of Taiji.

Teaching Taiji in the English language is the The Taiji School’s main role in this organization.

Kids Taiji, Elderly Taiji and Taiji in the Czech Language are also taught under this Association, please click on the links below for more information;…


P1090338-002How have the Personal Training’s helped you??

Read what students are saying about their Personal Trainings;

“Personal training with Paul is always tailored to your needs…..” Ema

“….I think that more or less everybody has come across the gravitational field in their lives…” Stefania

Inspiring, it is creative, it makes me think in a non-conventional way,…” Zdravko

It´s a lot about attention and vigilance, holistic (nonverbal) communication….” Cecilia

“….taiji “softness” around, so you have the best opportunity to catch it/receive it and feel it….” Lucka