Enjoying the Pace of Life…the Leisure!

As I sit here looking out over the bay I feel I’m in my element!  Just lots of sun, sea, sand and…leisure!  Now I do know I’ll be back to Tai Chi in January and Chi Nei Tsang in April, and whatever comes up in the meantime.  But I am here enjoying life with Anamarta, who is busy keeping the Jade Circle updated and informed of all the goings-on…why, last night trying to pay by travelers cheque the restaurant said ‘No, we don’t take them – have you got anything else?’  Well, just as I said I have a card, the people behind me waved a card and said ‘Merry Christmas!’  And that was just the beginning of the night’s adventures.

A few moments later, sitting ploughing into some local fish, a man came in and said ‘Hello, you look like you’ve been here for a while.’  It was one of the Seven Brothers who owned the restaurant and we had a long and amusing conversation ranging from what would you like to do in London (watch fooftball), to what will you do in Hawaii?  This led to a recommendation to…go to the Mormon Temple!  He wasn’t quite so upfront about it, leading through various ifs and buts, but the sensation was certainly there.  And, who knows, maybe we will.

And this morning, when we went to renew our booking, the helpful lady found us, at first a three day Vehicle Only with a Tent – space for the three days ending on the eve before New Year, and then, well, and then found us a large place, suitable for a big family, but charged us only for the two of us!  What a blessing!  So we piled into the car, drove to the shops and there bought her a present – Anamarta’s loving gift to one who puts helping others first!

That’s all for  now, folks.  Let’s talk again soon!


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On my Retirement

Having taught the Tao for thirty years I am now retiring.
I intend to continue privately with Tai Chi and Qigong, and with Chi Nei Tsang, including treatments.

I could not wish anyone to be in better hands than with my partner Anamarta.  She is the person who in these three decades I witnessed the biggest and and most heartfelt commitment to the Tao.  The integrity she brings to her teachings and life, and the development of something that never existed before: launching an exciting new programme for her Jade Circle® – Tao of Feminine Empowerment.
I am proud to leave a female lineage, powerful women, yet with a compassionate heart.  Besides Anamarta who became a Taoist Master Trainer, we have Liz Kendall, completing soon her Taoist Trainer.  She is already a qualified advanced Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher, who will be able to teach the Taoist Practice, and her aim is to do it for the mixed group.

We’ll keep you on the loop of what is on.

Please accept my best wishes to you all.

Kris Deva North.

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Birthdays come and birthdays go, but this one is quite unique.

The coming weekend, Foundations Step1 on 24th and 25th November, and the following weekend of Healing Love on 1st and 2nd December, are the last I will be teaching.

So come along, if you’ve been meaning to and even if you haven’t, to 3 Holmes Road, Kentish Town NW5 3AA from 10am to 4.30pm. £197 for one weekend, or £354.60 for the both.

I’m looking forward to seeing you and to sharing these practices that have made such a huge difference to my life!

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The First Step into the Tao


The first Step of Taoist Practice, into the first Inner World, turning stress into vitality with Iron Shirt Chi Kung power-breathing, Inner Smile,Six Healing Sounds, and preparation for the Microcosmic Orbit. Enjoy authentic training with experts.


Chi Self Massage Exercises to transform stress into vitality

Meditation of the Six Healing Sounds

Meditation of the Inner Smile

Both meditations cleanse the organs, recycle negativity and the effects of stress.

Introduction to and preparation for the Microcosmic Orbit the foundation for the threefold path of Self-development, Healing, and Meditation.
Awakening the universal (yang), earth (yin), and human-dimension (chi) energies develops and circulates increased life-force within your Self.

The basic structures of Iron Shirt Chi Kung (QiGong) for rooting, centering and body-awareness.
Embracing the Tree
Iron Bridge
Golden Urn
Golden Phoenix
The effects are increased vitality, stamina, enhanced ability to fight disease and greater protection from injury, whether physical, emotional or spiritual.

Taoist Breathing for intense energy-development and internal power

A look at some simple Tai Chi movements: whereas Chi Kung develops rooting and grounding, Tai Chi offers flexibility and adaptibility.
The combination offers the means to cope with day-to-day life and more, to live life to the full

Many students have learned to awaken the universal (yang), earth (yin), and human-dimension (chi) energies, to develop and circulate increased life-force. Develop a form of daily practice suitable for you, to integrate with your own personal life-situation.

Step 1 Foundations Weekend is an ideal introduction for both women and men, singles and couples, young and old, and is a pre-requisite for Step 2 – Healing Love.

24th and 25th November, 10am to 4.30pm, @ 3 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 3AA.  £197 – or pay £354.60 to combine with Step 2 the following weekend.

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Kris Deva North teaches Chi Nei Tsang

In this hands-on weekend you can learn enough to integrate the principles and techniques with your own practice, or simply spend an enjoyable weekend meeting new people, making new friends, and learning a highly effective and practical new skill you can use to help friends, family – and yourself! Yes, the CNT self-massage can show as many benefits as doing it on others.
You don’t have to be ill to feel better!

Your training is facilitated by myself, Kris Deva North, Mantak Chia co-author, Senior Teacher and Founder of the London Chi Nei Tsang Institute in 1992.  I have shared this wonderful therapy with people like you, Healers, Martial Artists, Health Professionals including nurses and midwives at the University of Greenwich School of Midwifery, and the Zita West Clinic. During my time at Tao Garden and on subsequent visits I was chosen to give CNT treatments to Mantak Chia and family.

Next LONDON Introductory Training Weekend:
October 27th and 28th, 10am to 4.30pm
At 3 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 3AA
Click on the link or image above for full details, video and…

…Book Your Place Now!

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Tai Chi – Meditation in Motion!

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With Kris Deva North and Anamarta, Senior and Advanced Instructors of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. With combined experience of nearly 40 years between them and expertise in the Healing Tao Arts, which Tai Chi and Qigong are part of.

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.

I don’t know if you have noticed that people who do Tai Chi seem to stand straighter yet more relaxed, move more easily with a kind of fluid grace? Have you wondered why, and how? Well, Tai Chi combines fitness, flexibility, and effective ways to manage stress while at the same time giving a fantastic energy boost!

Now you can have this too when you come on by to combine Moving Meditations for Fitness + Flexibility, Build Confidence, Recapture Lost Energy, Turn Stress Into Vitality, Inner Strength for Inner Peace!

Start your Journey:
7 Tuesdays, 13 Movements, 9 Directions, 5 Elements, 3 Treasures, Yin and Yang, to become one of those Tai Chi practitioners people watch in the park, wishing they too could learn the slow, graceful form, and win the benefits!

ALL WELCOME: Men, Women, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced.  Psychosynthesis Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London Bridge SE1 2TH – 2nd Floor, Room 23.  7pm to 8.30pm, £87 per 7-week Course, or £17 pay-as-you-go.

Come on by, have fun, learn a skill!


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Last Places Available for…

Tai Chi Teacher Training 2018!

Have you thought about what it would be like to become a fully accredited Tai Chi Teacher?
Or thought about what you can still do to get in the way of Tai Chi without doing the hard bits?
Well, now is the time!
With just over a month to go, we’re closing down the enrolments!
One week, 4th to 11th August, expenses paid – except your flight – and full coverage of everything you need to know.  Go to this link to read all about it, and scroll down to pay your deposit.
We, Anamarta and I, look forward to seeing you!

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