New weekly UHT classes at Wisdom Academy

I will start teaching regular Universal Healing Tao classes at Wisdom Academy in Mejiro, Tokyo every Saturday morning starting from the end of August.

The classes will be basic UHT practice classes with the first 6 weeks based on the 5 Element System.
Each week will focus on a different element and the different organs associated with each element.
The UHT practice class will run for 70mins followed by some conversation and healthy juice.

UHT @ Wisdom Academy

UHT @ Wisdom Academy

Schedule

① Wiz Tao Yin Yoga – September 10th (Saturday) 10:00~12:00
② Wiz Tao Yin Yoga – September 24th (Saturday) 10:00~12:00
③ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga – October 1st (Saturday) 10:00~12:00
④ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga – October 15th (Saturday) 10:00~12:00
⑤ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga – October 29th (Saturday) 10:00~12:00
⑥ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga - November 11th (Saturday) 10:00~12:00

Studio: Wisdom Academy
Address: 2-20-5 Mejiro Toshima-ku Tokyo 〒171-0031
Access map: http://wisdom-academy.com/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=9

Class contents:
・slow paced basic Tao Yin Yoga.
・the class will have a different theme each week.
・after the 70min Yoga class, we will have a chat and enjoy fresh juice based on the theme of the class.

Level: all level
Event Type: class
Yoga type: Tao/Taoist Yoga
Cost: ¥3000 (including fresh juice)
Activities: asana (yoga poses), meditiations, pranayama (breathing exercises), qigong
Bring yoga wear, water, small Towel
Shower not available
Mats rental mats available
Reservations: please email your name, telephone number and which class you plan to attend to:  info@wisdom-academy.com

① Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /2011年9月10日 (土) 10:00~12:00
② Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /2011年9月24日 (土) 10:00~12:00
③ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /2011年10月1日 (土) 10:00~12:00
④ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /201110月15日 (土) 10:00~12:00
⑤ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /2011年10月29日 (土) 10:00~12:00
⑥ Wiz Tao Yin Yoga /2011年11月12日 (土) 10:00~12:00

スタジオ:ウィズダムアカデミー
住所:〒171-0031 東京都 豊島区 目白 2-20-5
地図: http://wisdom-academy.com/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=9

内容: ・ゆっくりとしたペースでのタオヨガ
・ 毎回ちがうテーマに沿ってヨガを行ないます
・70分のヨガレッスンのあとテーマに沿ってベンジャミン先生が作る
体によいフレッシュジュースを飲みながら談笑しましょう。

レベル : すべてのレベル
イベントの種類 : クラス
ヨガの種類 : タオヨ ガ
費用 : 3,000 円 (フレッシュジュース付)
アクティビティ : アサナ (ヨガポーズ), メディテーション(瞑想), プラナヤマ(呼吸法), 気功
お持ちいただく物 : 水, ヨガウェア, 小さなタオル
シャワー :  使用不 可
ヨガマット : レンタ ルあり

予約:info@wisdom-academy.com  宛にお名前とお電話番号、ご希望のクラスを明記の上メールしてください。

-∞- Transform your stress into Vitality -∞-

Transform your stress into Vitality

Transform your stress into Vitality

★BEN&SHIZUKA ヒーリングタオワークショップ!★

Next month starting August 17th, 7:00-10:00pm, Shizuka Tsuchiya and Benjamin Robins will be presenting a 4 part Universal Healing Tao workshop series.

This is a 4 part workshop series in the Universal Healing Tao practice.

This workshop series is a collaboration between Shizuka Tsuchiya and Benjamin Robins.
Both are Universal Healing Tao Instructors and Shizuka is also a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner.

The collaborative teaching will provide the unique experience of the balance of both male (yang) and female (yin) energy and essence.

We will start each class with a warm-up sequence.
The warm-up sequence will included exercises to open the joints and spine, stretching exercises to strengthen the tendons and also activate the energy of the internal organs. We will do Taoist breathing to activate the dantien energy and create a connection between universal and earth energy.

Following the warm-up we will move into the basic practices of Universal Healing Tao.
In each week we will practice the Iron Shirt Qigong, the Inner Smile meditation and the Six Healing Sounds.

The course will take place on:

Week 1: August 17th
Week 2: August 24th
Week 3: August 31st
Week 4: September 7th

Time: 7-10pm
Cost: ¥3675 per week or ¥12600 for all 4 classes (save ¥2100)

Location: New Paradigm Center
1F Ogihara Building, 22-7 MotoYoyogiCho, Shibuya
The venue is 5mins walk from Yoyogi Hachiman station and 7mins walk from Yoyogi Uehara station.
Please check the map for further details.

チネイザンでおなじみ土屋しずかさんとタオイストBenjamin Robinsによるコラボ企画!

しずかさんの女性性のエネルギー(陰)とベンの男性性のエネルギー(陽)をそれぞれのエッセンス

として取り入れ、両方の側面をワークショップにバランスよく取り入れていきます。

◆内容

”ストレスをバイタリティに変容させるからだづくり”

ヒーリングタオのベーシックを身につける4回のワークショップです。

ウォームアップとして、毎回クラスの初めには、関節・腱や背骨のストレッチ、内臓のエネルギーを活性化させるエクササイズ、丹田呼吸、天地と繋がる呼吸法などを行い、身体を開いていきます。

そしてヒーリングタオのエクササイズの基礎である、アイアンシャーツ(鉄布衫功)で内側に弾力のあるからだを育て、腱や骨、丹田を強化し、グラウンディング力を強めていきます。グラウンディングは霊性と繋がるための基本でもあります。また、インナースマイル(内笑瞑想)やヒーリングサウンズ(内臓のデトックス)などの瞑想法で内なる生命力と繋がっていきます。

この4回のワークショップでは、気がしっかり流れるからだ作りにフォーカスし、外的・内的ストレスに対応できるからだや心づくりを目指します。終わった後に、からだや心の隅々まで行き渡る爽快感をぜひ体験してください!

◆日時

全4回。8月17日(水)、24日(水)、31日(水)、9月7日(水) 19:00~22:00

Chi Gong retreat at Mt Haruna, Kozy Kabins Campsite, July 23-24, 2011

In July we will repeat last year’s Chi Gong retreat at the beautiful mountain campsite, Kozy Kabins, on Mt Haruna.

Come and recharge in the natural surroundings of the Mt Haruna Adventures Campsite for a weekend of Chigong and Tao Yoga workshops. The workshops will be tailored to help you de-stress from the daily grind of living and working in the city.

自然に囲まれた榛名山アドベンチャーズキャンプ場で、気功とタオヨガのワークショップを開催します。

このワークショップは、都会での生活やお仕事で日々強い疲れを感じている方へ、ストレス解消のためにぴったりの内容になっています。

We will focus on movement and breathing exercises that you can take home and implement into your daily practice.

今回私たちは、動作や呼吸のエクササイズを中心にレッスンを行います。ご自宅でも日常的に練習していただける内容です。

Learn how to control your emotions and build inner strength.

感情のコントロール法を学び、内面の強さを高めていきましょう!

Cost ¥19000 per person.

料金:1人19,000円

This includes accommodation, 3 vegan meals, 5 workshop sessions and transfer to and from Takasaki Station or Annaka-Haruna Station.

宿泊代・ベジタリアンフード3食・ワークショップ5回分含む。

Here is a tentative schedule of the retreat:

Saturday July 23rd 2011

  • 11:30am arrive at Takasaki Station for pick-up and transfer to the campsite
  • 1:00-3:00pm Workshop 1
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm break
  • 4:00-6:00pm Workshop 2
  • 7:00-8:00pm Healing foods dinner
  • 9:00-10:00pm Healing sounds meditation or walking meditation
  • 10:00pm bedtime

Sunday July 24th 2011

  • 6:00am wake up
  • 6:30-7:30am Morning exercises
  • 7:30am-8:00am Hot tea and fruit break
  • 8:00am-9:30am Workshop 3
  • 9:30am-10:30am Healing foods brunch
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Workshop 4
  • 2:00pm Trip to the 1200 year old Haruna shrine
  • 4:00pm Transfer to Takasaki station and return to Tokyo

Spaces are limited to please book your spot now!

参加可能人数は限りがありますので、お早めにご予約ください!

For reservations and any questions about the retreat please email: info@curatio.jp

The accommodations at Mt Haruna are simple as it is a campsite. Please bring your own sleeping bag or blanket and pillow for sleeping. The temperatures in late June should be quite warm at night.

Below are some websites with information on the campsite and surrounding area including photos, maps of the area, transport and weather info.

KozyKabins: http://kozykabins.com/intro

Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/patric.spohn/JapanOutdoorAdventuresAllSeasonAdventuresMtHarunaSurroundings

Access: http://kozykabins.com/accessharuna

Map Link: http://bit.ly/harunamap

Train Access: http://bit.ly/japantrainschedule

 

 

-∞- Iron Shirt Workshop @ Yuriyoga studio -∞-

Iron Shirt Chi Kung

Iron Shirt Chi Kung

This coming Sunday (June 19th) 1:00-3:00pm

6月19日(日) 13:00-15:00
Universal Healing Tao Workshop 3

For reservations please contact Yuri:
http://yuriyoga.wordpress.com/

Benjaminが一時的に日本へ戻ってきます!!

3月に震災の影響で延期になっていたワークショップを開催できることとなりました!

是非!!遊びにいらしてください!!

Ground yourself though Iron Shirt Chi Kung

鉄の鎧のような強い肉体を内側からつくり、グラウンディングする。

身体を内面から外側まで強いものに、健康にしていきます。
((陰ヨガ・太極拳・瞑想・呼吸法))

身体の内側から笑顔をつくっていきます。

前回までご参加の方はもちろん!初めての方もご参加いただける内容になっています。

是非!身体の内側から強く健康になる術を体験しにいらしてください!

●背骨をストレッチして丹田に意識を向ける。そして内臓をデトックスしていく

●こころと身体を安定させる

●地球の陰エネルギーとつながり、丹田によりフォーカスしやすくする

●呼吸を使って浄化をする(ヨガや太極拳などで用いられる呼吸法)

●6つの臓器を癒して内側からリラックスしていく

***********************************************************************************

Ground yourself through Iron Shirt Chi Kung part 2

Based on the Universal Healing Tao System, Iron Shirt Chi Kung is the practice of cultivating internal strength, detoxifying the internal organs and developing a solid grounding and connection to the Earth. The purpose of Iron Shirt Chi Kung is to unify Physical, Mental and Spiritual health.

In today’s “yang” society we are surrounded by so much information and the fast pace of life makes it too easy to loose our grounding and connection to the Earth. Many people become too centered in their minds, scattered and loose the ability to focus clearly. We need to understand the importance of being strongly grounded and connected to the Earth.

The last workshop introduced the basic practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung. However Iron Shirt Chi Kung is a practice that needs to be developed over time in order for the body to become stronger internally and for internal energy to flow naturally.

This workshop will focus on deeper practice of the forms of Iron Shirt Chi Kung in order to help us to reconnect more strongly with the Earth’s “yin” energy and be more centered in our Tan Den. This will enable us to focus very clearly and make better decisions in life.

The first step will be to release all of our stress by smiling internally and down to the Earth. We will then perform a warm-up sequence to open the joints of the body, stretch the spine and tendons, strengthen the bones and detoxify the organs.

Secondly we will practice the basic Iron Shirt postures in order to feel how strong we become by sinking our center to the Earth and placing our awareness in the Tan Den. After practicing individually we will test each other’s structure in order to help each other develop stronger grounding and more confidence.

By practicing the various postures of Iron Shirt Chi Kung we will develop greater strength in the tendons, bones and muscles.

The third step will be to use Tan Den breathing techniques to detox and cleanse the internal organs and stimulate the glands. These breathing techniques are very powerful and can be used to increase the flow of hormones in the body and strengthen the immune system. We will also practice some more advanced breathing techniques to move energy into the Microcosmic Orbit.

The next step will be to meditate with our awareness in the Tan Den in order to attract more Chi into the lower Tan Den, prevent Chi from leaking out of the body and learn how to circulate the Chi freely in the Microcosmic Orbit.

Finally we will finish with the Six Healing Sounds to further detox the internal organs and relax the mind and body.

-∞- Update from Australia -∞-

Universal Tao in Australia

Universal Tao in Australia

Pray for Japan

I’m currently in Australia spending some time on
the beautiful Gold Coast to plan the next stage
of my journey through life.

Around 10 days after the massive M9.0 earthquake
and tsunami hit Northern Japan I decided it would
be a good opportunity to take a break in Australia
and assess the options available in my home
country.

Initially after the quake I was reluctant to leave
Japan. But as the nuclear situation worsened I
thought it best to spend some time away from
Tokyo.

I plan to return to Tokyo in June for a short time
and hope to resume some Universal Healing Tao
classes and workshops while I am there. Also I
will be available for healing Thai massage and
Reiki sessions.
In the meantime I hope to find a space on the Gold
Coast to offer some UHT classes and healing
sessions.

I will update my schedule as soon as I have
decided new workshop and class dates.

Please send your prayers and healing energy
to the people in need in Japan.

-∞- Microcosmic Orbit -∞-

Microcosmic Orbit

Microcosmic Orbit

The Microcosmic Orbit is the path of energy that travels from the tantien, up the spine to the crown and down the front channel of the body back to the navel.

From the moment of conception until the early years of life the Microcosmic Orbit runs automatically. However it stops moving at an early age and we need to reactivate it manually.

When open, the Microcosmic Orbit distributes energy to the body promoting good health.

This coming Wednesday, March 9th from 7:00-10:00pm I will conduct a review of last month’s Microcosmic Orbit Workshop.

The workshop will be held at the New Paradigm Center. Please check their website for more details.

The cost of the workshop will be ¥3675.

In this workshop we will focus on opening up the Microcosmic Orbit.

At first we will start with the Inner Smile meditation to relax the body and control the emotions so that we have the concentration power to start moving the energy.

Then we will do the Six Directions meditation practice to feel and connect with the energy around us.

Next we will practice the Iron Shirt Chi Kung with specific breathing techniques to help move the energy from the tantien up into the base the spine from where we can start to circulate the energy in the Microcosmic Orbit.

We will spend some time trying unblock any areas where energy does not flow smoothly.

Finally we will practice some exercises to help move the Microcosmic Orbit more freely.

This workshop can be attended by a beginner however if you have attended some Universal Healing Tao classes already you will find this workshop very beneficial.

 

-∞- March Schedule -∞-

Universal Tao basic course

Be in touch with the source

March is shaping up to be a busy month with lots of Universal Healing Tao classes, a few workshops and also a new course.

Firstly regular UHT classes will take place at the YogaTree in Hiroo every Thursday from 1:00-2:30pm as usual.
The cost is only ¥1500 as it is a community class.
Please check the YogaTree’s website for further details.

Furthermore regular UHT classes will be held at the New Paradigm Center in Yoyogi Uehara on most Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.
The dates of these classes are as follows:
March 2, 4, 9 (Microcosmic Orbit workshop), 16, 18, 24, 26 (workshop) & 29.
The cost of these classes (except for the 9th & 26th) is ¥2625 and reservations can be made through the New Paradigm Center’s website.

After the success of the Microcosmic Orbit workshop last month I will repeat the workshop on the 9th at the New Paradigm Center with a few variations. This time we will spend more time working on clearing energy blockages along the orbit. I will post a review of the previous Microcosmic Orbit workshop on this website.
The workshop will run from 7:00-10:00pm. For reservations please visit the New Paradigm Center’s website.

On Monday March 21st from 5:00-7:00pm I will conduct an Iron Shirt Chi Kung 2 workshop at YuriYoga studio in Nishi Azabu. Following the success of the Iron Shirt Chi Kung workshop in January I will be reviewing the Iron Shirt practice in more detail. Since the Iron Shirt requires consistent practice to master this will be a good opportunity to review the basics and develop some new techniques to help your practice. Beginners are also welcome to attend.
Please check YuriYoga’s website for details and to make a reservation.

Finally, beginning at the end of March on the 28th, I will be teaching a Universal Healing Tao Basic Course: Be in touch with the Source in collaboration with fellow Universal Healing Tao instructor Shizuka Tsuchiya.
This will be a 5 week course introducing the basic practices of the Universal Healing Tao system.
The course will take place every Monday from March 28th to April 25th from 7:00-9:00pm.

UHT Basic Course: Be in touch with the Source

This course will contain the following Universal Healing Tao practices:

  • Warm-up routine to open the joints, stretch the tendons and open the energy channels
  • Six Directions energy meditation
  • Inner Smile meditation
  • Tan-den energizer breathing
  • Iron Shirt Chi Kung
  • Six Healing Sounds

Week 1 (March 28) – Introduction session
We will provide information about the Universal Healing Tao system and the Basic Course with practice of some of the elements that will be taught in the course.
The cost of the Introduction session will be just ¥1000.

Week 2-6 (April 4, 11, 18 & 25)
Over these 4 weeks we will practice the above elements of the Universal Healing Tao in detail.
The cost of each week will be ¥3000.
Advanced payment of all 4 weeks will be ¥10000 (¥2000 discount).

The location of the course will be the Shimo Meguro Community Center which is only 8 minutes walk from JR Meguro Station. Each session will be held in the Japanese tatami room (和室) on the 2nd floor.

Click here for a map of the venue’s location.

Completion of the course will give you a solid foundation in the Universal Healing Tao system with useful practices that you can take home and implement into your daily routine that will dramatically improve your physical and mental condition.

Following the Basic Course you will be able to take part in the Intermediate Course which will focus on the Microcosmic Orbit, Healing Love and Tao Yin Yoga. More details about the Intermediate Course will be coming soon.

The course will be conducted in both English and Japanese.

Please check Shizuka’s website for more details about her Tao practice.

Details in Japanese:

ヒーリングタオのクラス

ユニバーサルヒーリングタオのインストラクター
BenとShizukaによるタオ入門コースです。
ユニバーサルヒーリングタオの教えの核は

—–“Be in touch with the Source”—–

—–大いなる根源の力と繋がる—–ことです。

タオの様々なメソッドを使って身体の感覚を磨き
ハートをオープンにしてその根源と繋がる時
生命エネルギーは自然と身体の中を流れ
ブロックは取り外されて、身体も気持ちも
楽になっていくのが感じられていくでしょう。

日時:3/28 4/4 4/11 4/18 4/25(月曜日)全5回
時間:19:00~21:00
場所:下目黒住区センター2F和室 地図
料金:1回目3/28のイントロダクションナイト¥1000
2回目以降/1回¥3000
2~6回のコースまとめてのお支払は¥10,000
言語:クラスに英語を話す方がいる際、英語も入ります

下目黒住区センター2階和室(ヒーリングタオ)
目黒区下目黒二丁目20番19号
JR目黒駅から徒歩8分
JR目黒駅西口を出て権之助坂を下り
目黒川にかかる目黒新橋まで来ます(左手に交番あり)
そこから少し先の左手に天津飯店が見えたら
その手前の路地を左に入ると住区センターがあります。
2階の和室ヒーリングタオまでいらしてください。
駅からは下り坂なので5〜6分です

3/28:イントロダクションナイト
ユニバーサルヒーリングタオの教えについて
ウォームアップエクササイズ:関節/背骨/腱のストレッチ、呼吸法
6ダイレクション:気を感じるための六方向への気功
インナースマイル瞑想

4/4 *ウォームアップエクササイズ
6ダイレクション
インナースマイル瞑想

4/11 *ウォームアップエクササイズ
呼吸と打法による内臓のデトックス
6ダイレクション
ヒーリングサウンズ瞑想

4/18 *ウォームアップエクササイズ
呼吸と打法による内臓のデトックス
鉄布衫功:基本姿勢
ヒーリングサウンズ瞑想

4/25 *ウォームアップエクササイズ
鉄布衫功:基本以外の型
ヒーリングサウンズ瞑想

この5回のコースの後に、小周天、ヒーリングラブ、タオインが続きます。

January Workshops

Happy New Year!!

2011 is going to be a great year and I am looking forward to exciting things happening this year.

First of all I am going to Bali for 10 days vacation. I will be leaving for Narita airport in just over an hour and will return on the morning of January 28th.

Since it is my first time to go to Bali I am really excited.

After I return on the 28th I will be doing 2 workshops to finish off the month.

Here are the details:

Universal Healing Tao Workshop: Iron Shirt Chi Kung

Universal Healing Tao Workshop: Iron Shirt Chi Kung

January 29th

Title: Ground yourself through Iron Shirt Chi Kung

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Location: New Paradigm Center, Yoyogi Uehara

Cost: ¥4200

Based on the Universal Healing Tao System, Iron Shirt Chi Kung is the practice of cultivating internal strength, detoxifying the internal organs and developing a solid grounding and connection to the Earth. The purpose of Iron Shirt Chi Kung is to unify Physical, Mental and Spiritual health.

In today’s “yang” society we are surrounded by so much information and the fast pace of life makes it too easy to loose our grounding and connection to the Earth. Many people become too centered in their minds, scattered and loose the ability to focus clearly.

This workshop will focus on practicing the various forms of Iron Shirt Chi Kung in order to help us to reconnect with the Earth’s “yin” energy and be more centered in our Tan Den which enables us to focus very clearly and make better decisions in life.

The first step will be to understand the importance of being deeply grounding and connected with the Earth. To do this we need to smile internally and down to the Earth to release all of our stress.

We will practice the basic Iron Shirt postures in order to feel how strong we become when we sink our center to the Earth and place our awareness in the Tan Den. After practicing individually we will test each other’s structure in order to help each other develop stronger grounding and more confidence.

By practicing the various postures of Iron Shirt Chi Kung we will also develop strength in the tendons, bones and muscles.

The second step will be to use tan den breathing techniques to detox and cleanse the internal organs and glands. These breathing techniques are very powerful and can be used to increase the flow of hormones in the body and strengthen the immune system.

The third step will be to meditate with our awareness in the Tan Den in order to attract more Chi into the lower Tan Den, prevent Chi from leaking out of the body and learn how to circulate the Chi in the Microcosmic Orbit.

Finally we will finish with the Six Healing Sounds to further detox the internal organs and relax the body.

Further details can be found at the New Paradigm Center website.

 

January 30th

Title: Ground yourself through Iron Shirt Chi Kung

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Yuriyoga studio, Nishi Azabu

Cost: ¥3500

The content will be fairly similar to the previous day’s workshop however since this is a 2 hour workshop it will be a shorter version with less practice time.

Further details can be found at the Yuriyoga’s website.


November & December UHT class schedule

Curatio's UHT class schedule for November & December 2010

November & December UHT class schedule

November

New Paradigm Centre in Yoyogi Uehara

Saturday 6th 7pm-9pm
Special 2 hour workshop focusing on the Iron Shirt Chi Gong practice

¥3150 reservation necessary

Monday 8th, 15th & 29th 7:30-9pm
Basic UHT practice

¥2500 reservation necessary

Wednesday 10th
Focused UHT practice: Iron Shirt Chi Gong or Tao Yin Yoga

¥2500 reservation necessary

Please visit the New Paradigm Centre’s website for further information about the location and making a reservation.

Yoga Tree in Hiroo

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 12:00-1:30pm
Basic UHT practice

Community class: ¥1500 no reservation necessary

Please visit the Yoga Tree’s website for further information.

December

New Paradigm Centre in Yoyogi Uehara

Friday 3rd 7:30-9:00pm
Basic UHT practice

¥2500 reservation necessary

Monday 6th & 20th 7:30-9pm
Basic UHT practice

¥2500 reservation necessary

Wednesday 8th
Focused UHT practice: Iron Shirt Chi Gong or Tao Yin Yoga

¥2500 reservation necessary

Please visit the New Paradigm Centre’s website for further information about the location and making a reservation.

Yoga Tree in Hiroo

Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 12:00pm-1:30pm
Basic UHT practice

Community class: ¥1500 no reservation necessary

Please visit the Yoga Tree’s website for further information.

Workshop at Yuriyoga Studio in Nishi Azabu

Sunday 5th 1:00-3:00pm
UHT introduction focusing on the basic principles of the UHT system.

¥3500/¥3000 for Yuriyoga members

Please visit Yuriyoga’s website for further information about the location and making a reservation.