Taoist Practice PLUS Fusion of the Five Elements ONLINE

Fusion of the Five Elements!  These are words to conjure with!
Fusion: the talismanic combination reinforced by the power of fire;
Five: the magical Taoist Number for the centre of all things;
Elements: the very core of our being.
Together, they make up the world beyond our ken, the mystic source of being.  And for you, for us, the witchery or wizardry of the Taoist Practice.

It’s been nearly 2 months since April 17th when I first wrote introducing my son, Alex West.  Alex has been studying with me since the age of ten, and I’m not going to tell you how old he is now, but I’m 79.  And in those years he’s picked up as much of the Taoist teachings as anyone could. And we’re teaching to mixed groups, men and women.
He guided you through the online Taoist Meditations of the Inner Smile, Healing Sounds, and the Microcosmic Orbit.  Now, he’s going to take you through the process of Fusion of the Five Elements which so many of you have asked for.

But for those who have yet to do the Foundation Course, he is going to run that one with you as well.  So you have three weekends to complete your collection, or two weekends if you’ve already done the Step 1.

Here is the outline of the teaching, from the basic level of the Foundation Course in one weekend, through the advanced Fusion of the Five Elements in two weekends:

Taoist Foundation Course (Step 1), for those who have yet to do it, and for those who want to refresh:
Taoist 5 Elements and the Inner Smile, The Microcosmic Orbit, The Six Healing Sounds.

Fusion of the Five Elements Part 1, for those who have completed the Taoist Foundation Course in the past or recently as above:
Creating the Pearl and circulating the Pearl in the Microcosmic Orbit; Forming the Energy Body; Transferring the Microcosmic Orbit to the energy body.

Fusion of the Five Elements Part 2, for those who have completed Fusion Part 1 (above):
Forming the Innocent Children and Protective Animals; calling forth Earth Forces as protectors and sources of energy; calling forth the Planets’ forces for protection and empowerment; full practice of basic Fusion, condensing and collecting the energy.

Now for the times and the prices:

Taoist Foundation Step 1 weekend
21-22 June
12.30 to 2pm, 3.30 to 5pm
£59

Fusion Part 1 weekend
27-28 June
12.30 to 2pm, 3.30 to 5pm
£79

Fusion Part 2 weekend
4-5th July
12.30 to 2pm, 3.30 to 5pm
£79

And now for the discounts:
Both Fusion weekends £137 (save £21)
All three weekends       £187 (save £30)

Just as a comparison, Healing Tao Foundations Step 1, the first of several Steps through the Tao, was £197.  That was for a weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  Now you are getting 3 weekends for £187.  In the past you would have paid £552!  This figure reflects the change in prices resulting from the lockdown, and no need to pay rent.
For those wanting to repeat, we hope you will forgive the lack of discount: we feel these prices are the very best you can get!

All we need is your email address, which of course I have here, which is why you’re getting this newsletter!  I would like you to send it to me again, so that I can pass it on to Alex.  Then he will contact you and take you through the steps to get the program.
Here it is in table form:
You send me your email.
I pass it on to him.
He then contacts you.
Then you have to pay, and you can pay by Paypal or BACS.

Allow just a little time before panicking – I have to send him your emails and he has to get in touch with you to sort things out.

Remember, Taoist Foundation Course (Step 1) starts on Saturday 21st June at 12.30, so apply now if you need that one, and of course to claim your £187 for the combination of three weekends.

Then Fusion of the Five Elements starts on the following Saturday, 27th of June at 12.30 – so apply now if you want the combination of the two Fusion weekends for £137.

We are both really looking forward to working with you!  Now don’t forget: send me your email!

And here is Alex

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You May Have Missed the Last One but NOW…

Is your Chance to Catch Up and Get Ahead!

The first Tai Chi Online Course began in April and ended on Wednesday just gone, giving me time to prepare for the next one – Tai Chi Online, starting on Wednesday 3rd June at 6pm and going on until 22nd July.

It’s going to run once a week now that the serious lockdown is over, and will give us time to do things thoroughly, with attention.

I will personally inspect every move in the Thirteen Movements of the Tai Chi Form, giving corrections where appropriate, to make sure that everyone gets it!  And when you get it, you got it!

When you go to my web page, you will find a paypal button for you to sign up.  Don’t delay, do it today!  And if you have any doubts at all, just remember, payback!  Meaning when you get it and got it, you can join the club of those that have it!  A plus+ is that for each set of moves, sometimes two and sometimes three, there’s a free video to confirm.

The course of 8 sessions costs £49, but you can join any time for just £8.  And if you’re not too sure, why not check out the page and see what’s what, the videos of how to do it.  Don’t worry, they’re free!

Here’s a video of part-way through the Form:

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Now Is The Winter of our Discontent

Made Glorious Summer!

You may have missed the first one last Monday evening but now you can join the course still with seven to go!

Eight Pieces of Brocade to help the ‘qi’ flow though your whole being!
And Iron Shirt, or Steel Body QiGong to develop grounding and rooting, so that you cannot be moved!

Go to this web page, and sign up for seven weeks of bliss!
You can join any time but this week it’s on Monday 25th of May and goes on for every Monday until 6th July. and runs from 6pm to 7pm.

You are going to make the real things happen, open your heart and soul, and feel it all the way down through your feet to the intensity of the earth.  After just a few sessions you will feel the abundance of nature, the force of heaven, the flow of connecting with the vast resources of the land, the sea, and the air.

You can join one Qigong class, or you can sign up for the whole Course.
It costs only £49 the full Qigong Course, or simply £8 for a single session.  The web page has the Paypal buttons where you have a choice!
Go to this web page!

And you cannot be moved!

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QiGong: the Way of Power!

Now you are there!

Here is QiGong, two elements to bring home the deep feelings of connexion, with heaven above, the sky, and with earth below.
Eight Pieces of Brocade to help the ‘qi’ flow though your whole being!
And Iron Shirt, or Steel Body QiGong to develop grounding and rooting, so that you cannot be moved!

Now you are going to make the real things happen, open your heart and soul, and feel it all the way down through your feet to the intensity of the earth.  After just a few sessions you will feel the abundance of nature, the force of heaven, the flow of connecting with the vast resources of the land, the sea, and the air.

Send me your email, or go to this web page to sign up for eight weeks of bliss!
And you can join anytime but don’t forget – the first time is for real.
8 weeks starts on Monday 18th May, and goes on for every Monday until 6th July. and runs from 6pm to 7pm.

And you can join one Qigong class, or you can sign up for the whole Course.
It costs only £49 the full Qigong Course, or simply £8 for a single session.
Send me your email, or go to this web page

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You Think You’re Nearly There…but wait!

Are You Really?  Now is the time to look around you, to see what you have missed, to inspect what you can do with your energy.
You’ve done some Tai Chi, maybe you’ve brushed up on the basic Taoist meditation, you know, the Smile, the Sounds, the Orbit.
Or maybe you haven’t!

If you want to make the real things happen, if you want to feel the deep feelings that others claim to have felt, why not try QiGong? It comes from your heart, your soul, the depth of your being and, in time, from the sky above, down through the innermost fibres of life. I will be teaching the secrets of QiGong every week, from Monday onwards.

Eight Pieces of Brocade. This a free-standing and free-form style, using it to ease the flow of ‘qi’ – energy – through your whole being.
And then, Iron Shirt, or Steel Body, QiGong. This will develop grounding and rooting, so that you cannot be moved!

Come back on Sunday! And get ready for Monday!

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So That’s How Its Done!

I really did not know it could be so simple!

When I started teaching – oh, how many years ago was that?  Let’s just look at the past forty, because before that I was teaching guns and bayonets.

I went abroad, to the hippy island of Koh Pha Ngan, in Thailand, where I was teaching Taoist meditation on the beach.
There was no internet!
I came back to UK.
Still, in the early part of 1990s, no internet.
Then it came, and marketing began.  I kind of grew up with it.  It became second nature.

But then, this year, Coronavirus!
What to do?!
Then I saw a few people were running online courses.
I decided to give it a try.  I sought help, my partner Anamarta dancing in India, my son Alex, his wife Kezia.
My first effort was introducing him as a teacher of the Taoist practice, with full-on help from Kezia.
That worked.

Then I needed to master Zoom.
That worked too!  After a few discouraging mistakes, corrected by Kezia and Alex. with a huge load of encouragement from Anamarta..
And then, well, I ran a program teaching people Tai Chi.
And it was wonderful!
Step by step, and they are beginning to show its mastery!

I’ve started it yesterday, eight steps to learn the Form, teaching the whole thing to start with and then breaking it down, step by step.
You know, I think this is the way forward.  You can join it too!  Go to my web page http://www.healing-tao.co.uk/ht_taichi.htm and you will see how to join.
I’m looking forward to seeing you, and sharing this wonderful practice!  Who would have thought, forty years ago teaching on the beach, to nowadays, teaching online!

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Tai Chi Online!

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I’m Kris Deva North, a Senior Instructor of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. And I’m going to be teaching you in the comfort of your own home!  Tai Chi combines fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress while at the same time giving a fantastic energy boost!

Taoists consider Tai Chi as one of the highest forms of Moving Meditation, harmonising Yang and Yin, and Qigong as Standing Meditation, for grounding and rooting. Together they combine fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress.

We practice a short (13-Movement, 4 Directions, Yin and Yang) Yang Family form evolved from Grandmaster Mantak Chia’s Tai Chi Qigong and the Push-Hands from Master Lim of Penang, student from one of greatest Tai Chi Masters from the last century, Cheng Man Ching.

I feel honoured to be part of this lineage and deeply grateful to my teachers for the opportunity of sharing this Martial Art, Tai Chi, which literally means “Supreme Ultimate Force”; a way of living.

Timings and cost: starting at 6pm on Wednesday 29th April,
Wednesday 29th April at 6pm
Sunday 3rd May at 12noon
Wednesday 6th May at 6pm
Sunday 10th May at 12noon
Wednesday 13th May at 6pm
Sunday 17th May at 12noon
Wednesday 20th May at 6pm
Sunday 24th May at 12 noon

Each class lasts about an hour, including Warm Up, QiGong, and The Tai Chi Form. The classes are online – in the comfort of your own home!
£8 per class, or £49 for the course as a whole.

Join anytime! You simply need to send me your email address! I will then activate the Zoom technique! email me

The classes are for Beginners and Intermediate.  People who have done the Advanced Training do need to practice, but push-hands does need another individual!  However, you are welcome to refresh!

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Introducing Alex West and the Zooooom

Hello, and this is the follow-up I promised you on Friday.

First off, I’d like to introduce you to my son. Alex West.  I know, I’m North and he’s West, but don’t let that worry you – we’ve both changed our names.
He’s been studying with me since the age of ten, and I’m not going to tell you how old he is now, but I’m 79.
And in those years he’s picked up as much of the Taoist teachings as anyone could. And we’re teaching to mixed groups, men and women.
We’re going to start with the basics, Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, and Microcosmic Orbit.
If that goes well, and you will be the judge, then we might throw in Healing Love and Fusion of the Five Elements – but that’s looking a bit too far ahead.  Just for now I’m going to write again on Thursday with a bit more of the Taoist information.
Now some of you will be familiar with the Zoom technology, but this is for those who are not – like me!
My son Alex has explained it to me, and here I am explaining it to you. If you already have a Zoom account then read no further – just send me your email!
It is, in fact, really simple!
All we need is your email address, which of course I have here, which is why you’re getting this newsletter!
However, for the purpose of Zooming, I would like you to send it to me again, so that I can pass it on to Alex.
Then he will contact you and take you through the steps to get the Zoom-power working for you.
Here it is in table form:
You send me your email.
I pass it on to him.
He then contacts you.
Then you have to pay! Remember, its just £11 for one session, or to get the repeat on Sunday, £15.  And of course if you want to go the whole hog, £45 for the six sessions.
Or simply £33 for the Inner Smile + Six Healing Sounds + Microcosmic Orbit, without the repeater sessions.
And you can pay by Paypal or BACS.
Allow just a little time before panicking – I have to send him your emails and he has to get in touch with you to sort things out.
Well, I hope that was clear!  Just remember, you need to send me your email!  Then sit back, relax, and wait for the action.
And don’t forget, it starts next Saturday, 3pm to 4.30pm, with a repeat on Sunday: the first module, the Inner Smile!
And I’m going to write again on Thursday just to remind you!
And now – your email!
All the best to you
Kris

And here is Alex helping you to get Zoom!

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

Introducing my son, Alex West, who is going to take you through the basics of Taoist Practice, starting with the Inner Smile. going through the Six Healing Sounds, and culminating with the Microcosmic Orbit! Below you will see his picture.

I am well aware of the lockdown and its continuation over the next three weeks. Many of you have been asking me for some help with the practices. So I have combined the two: the first module of the Healing Tao is going to be in your hands, starting next weekend, the 25th and 26th of April, 2020, using the Zoom technology – that means the internet.

And the first module will be the Inner Smile, which we will run through with you on Saturday 25th, and then repeating on Sunday 26th, 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm.
The following weekend will be the Six Healing Sounds, and then the Microcosmic Orbit.

Now, whether you are a long-time practitioner or a first-time beginner, this is the opportunity for you!
And the cost? Just £11. And if you want to make sure you’ve got it, you can repeat it on Sunday – £15 for both days! Multiply that for three weekends – it’s £45.

I will be writing again, with more information, on Sunday – this Sunday 19th April.

All the best to you – stay home – save lives!

Kris Deva North

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Chi Nei Tsang delay until 3rd & 4th October

Chi Nei Tsang Training Weekend

The Chi Nei Tsang training weekend is delayed to 3rd and 4th October.
After much thought and appreciation of the risks involved, I have come to the conclusion that I must delay the weekend 4th and 5th April to October 3rd and 4th.

It’s not that there will be anyone attending who actually has the virus! I am confident that you will have taken good care of yourself, but to minimise the risk I have decided on this delay.

I hope that by the time this weekend comes round in October that the powers-that-be have taken the measures to prevent spread.

Again, I’m very sorry to have taken this measure, but I’m sure you will understand.

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