Residential 2017


Welcome to the Prague Taiji Residential for 2017!!

This year we are going to split the Residential into two parts;

  • REGULAR RESIDENTIALSaturday 1st July – Thursday 6th July (Six full days)
  • PARTNER WORK RESIDENTIALSaturday 8th July – Wednesday 12th July (Five full days)

Coming from our experience of park training in the last five years, we want to offer a space for training based on following, exploring and playing with whatever comes alive for every student. Thus allowing the body to learn through experience not only through intellectual understanding.

Through this type of training, students can progress by allowing the time and space for the principles to develop within.

The only prerequisite to attending is an open attitude. Beginners are Welcome!

It will be taught in English.


REGULAR RESIDENTIAL

Will be run similar to the previous Residential’s

Saturday-Thursday (6 ½ hours per day)

Morning:

– 8.00-11.00 Breathing, Relaxing Exercises, Standing Postures, Form, Stepping Form, Partner work

– 11.00-11.30 Master Huang Refined Simplified Form

Afternoon:

– 17.00-19.00 Partner work.

– 19.00-20.00 Sword Form

Price for Regular Residential:

  • Six Days – 3,750 Kc (140 euro)
  • Whole day – 650 Kc (25 euro)
  • Half day – 400 Kc (15 euro)

 

PARTNER WORK RESIDENTIAL

Saturday-Wednesday (5 ½ hours per day)

Morning:

– 8.30-9.00 Stretching, Warm up

– 9.00-11.30 Partner Work

Afternoon:

– 17.00-17.30 Stretching, Warm up

– 17.30-19.30 Partner Work

Price for Partner Work Residential:

  • Five Days – 2,950 Kc (110 euro)
  • Whole day – 650 Kc (25 euro)
  • Half day – 400 Kc (15 euro)

 

Price for Combined (Regular + Partner Work) Residential:

  • Eleven Days – 6,000 Kc (225 euro)

 

TO REGISTER

For further detailed information about the Taichi Residential or additional information.

Please contact us

        thetaijischool@gmail.com



CONTENT

Breathing

– Learn to develop the ability to relax and gain freedom through balanced breath control.

Relaxing Exercises

– Practice of the 7 Basic Relaxing Exercises.

– Focus on one/two exercises per day.

Standing Postures

– Develop integrity of the body and focus and stillness of the mind

Form

– Practice of the 37 Posture Short Form

– Everyday we will practice the whole form

– Single Posture Practice working from the Start of the Form to the Single Whip. A small part everyday.

– Testing the structure of our Form with a partner providing resistance.

If time allows, we will split into groups to concentrate on the “next” part of the form.

Stepping Form

– Practice of the First Section of the Stepping Form

– Everyday we will practice around four steps of the First Section.

Master Huang Form

– Practising the First and Second Section’s of the Master Huang Form.

– Focus on one part of the Form everyday.

Partner Work

– Develop skills that will keep you healthy

– Increase your body awareness

– Explore how you function under stress

– Learn practical, healthy ways to overcome adversity

– Discover self confidence

Sword Form

– Depending on the level of the students, we will split the class

– Going through the whole form (depending on students level)

– Focus on one part of the form everyday

– Working with a partner providing resistance

– Partner work exercises with the Sword


LOCATION

The Trainings will take place at Letna Park in Central Prague.

The morning trainings will be in a slightly different location than the afternoon trainings.

When it is Wet the trainings will take place at Arha Studio.

Or under the bridge at Strelecky ostrov when Arha is full.

Please see the Map

Please check the schedule below to see where the training’s will take place!!!

Regular Residential –  SAT 1   SUN 2   MON 3   TUE 4   WED 5   THU 6

MORNING                 P             P              P              P             P              P

EVENING                   P             P              P              P             P              P

Partner Work Residential –  SAT 8   SUN 9   MON 10   TUE 11   WED 12

MORNING                              P              P                P               P               P

EVENING                                P              P                P               P               P

P = Park, A = Arha, S = Strelecky ostrov


FOOD

Students look after themselves in regards to meals, but there is nothing to fear as Prague has an excellent and very reasonable selection of Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw food restaurants. For usually less than 150 Kc a restaurant will offer at least one “menu” choice (lunchtime special) for the midday meal. Some of the Prague based students are fantastic cooks and have a lot of knowledge about food. For the most up to date knowledge about restaurants the best person to ask is Ivan.

During the morning training sessions, we encourage students to bring something small for them to eat as the training goes for over 3 hours.

Stefania created a wonderful little book, Taiji Food, detailing all 31 of the recipes she created over the 2014 Residential, and thanks to her generosity its completely Free!!!


ACCOMMODATION

Students arrange accommodation by themselves.

Letna Park is located in Prague 7, walking distance to centre of Prague.

Studio Arha is located in Prague 6, which is three metro stations from the Old Town centre of Prague.

July and August is the best time for the cheap accommodation in Prague because university hostels offer thousands of beds as accommodation for tourists.

Many students recommend the following site;

www.airbnb.com


TRANSPORT

Prague has an extensive and very efficient public transport system. The buses, trams and metro are very user-friendly and relatively cheap.

Public Transport Map.

Single trip tickets

– 30 min, 24 Kc

– 90 min, 32 Kc

Tourist Passes

– 24 hour pass, 110 Kc

– 3 day pass (72 hour), 310 Kc

– One Month 670 Kc (Recommended!! Can buy at Hradcanska metro Station)

Prague Airport – From the airport take the 119 Bus to Metro A, station Dejvicka (20 min). Go in the metro one stop to “Hradcanska”. From there you can walk a couple of minutes to get to the West Side of Letna Park.

Train Station – Take the Metro line C from inside the train station to stop “Muzeum”, then change to the A line and go to the stop “Hradcanska”. Walk a couple of minutes to get to the West Side of Letna Park.

Bus Station – Take the Metro line B, close to the New Terminal Building, to stop “Mustek”, then change to the A line and go to the stop “Hradcanska”. Walk a couple of minutes to get to the West Side of Letna Park.