Tai Chi & Tirapy Dynamic Meditation
I am delighted to announce that the next date in the Nurture Retreats diary has been confirmed on Sunday 3rd October.
The day will focus on the use of movement to release mental and physical dis-ease.
Don will lead a Tai Chi Yang Style routine on the platform. No prior experience of Tai Chi is required, just warm comfortable clothes to move in. Tai Chi originally developed as a Chinese martial art in the 13th century and is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise. It provides a wonderful combination of deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. The movements are low impact and suitable for everyone, irrespective of fitness levels.
To compliment the Tai Chi practice Don will introduce the concept of Tirapy, the use of a hand held Tiraball to enhance the effects of dynamic meditation. Tirapy was established by the Master Titan Lam to combine principles of traditional Chinese medicine, modern sporting movement and human anatomy to achieve the most effective motion for the mind and body. Tirapy has been shown to be a particularly good exercise system for people with high levels of mental stress and anxiety, chronic pain or hormonal imbalances. Don will bring Tiraballs for everyone and demonstrate how different focused movements can be used to effect different body systems. There will also be the opportunity to purchase a Tiraball on the day if you wish to continue your practise at home.
I will be sharing some more Tiny Habits Coaching insights and leading a discussion on health promoting behaviours that are sustainable and fun.
And, as an extra treat Don and I will be hosting a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony for everyone.
Nurture Retreats, Foxhill Stables, Foxhill Road, West Haddon, Northamptonshire, NN6 7BG.
The day will take place outside on the wood platform or under the cover of an open-sided marquee if it is wet. I will be lighting the fire pit if it is chilly but please make sure you have plenty of warm layers.
Sunday 3rd October 11am to 4pm
I will be co-hosting with my friend and colleague Don Gordon, a Health Transformation and Functional Nutrition Coach. After attending the Mindfulness under the Trees Retreat earlier this year, Don kindly offered to bring his knowledge and expertise to the Nurture platform. I am SO excited to be working with him. To read more about Don please scroll down to his bio below.
11:00 Welcome and Introduction
11:15 Tiny Habits Coaching
11:45 Refreshment Break
12:15 421 Tirapy introduction and ball spinning
13:15 Lunch Break
14:00 Tia Chi Routine and Guided Dynamic Meditation
15:15 Break and Traditional Chinese Tea ceremony
Hot and cold drinks will be served at the Stables Cafe along with snacks and lunch. All food will be plant based and home-cooked. Lunch will consist of 2 hot courses – the salad season will be over by then!
£65 per person
Places on these days are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
1) Register your name by clicking on the link below.
2) Follow the payment instructions on the email you will receive on registering.
3) Your booking will be confirmed via an email from myself once payment has been received.
If you have any questions about the day, please do not hesitate to contact me.
or email Alice@nurturehealthfitness.co.uk.
I very much hope Don and I have the pleasure of welcoming you at Nurture Retreat days.
Take a look at photos from previous retreats so that you know what to expect:
About Don Gordon BSc (Hons) NS, AHCP
Health Transformation & Functional Nutrition Coach
Don is a degree qualified nutritional practitioner who graduated after 4 years of study from the Centre of Nutrition and Lifestyle Management School (CNELM) in nutritional science. He has extensive knowledge in a wide range of holistic disciplines including food intolerance and sensitivity testing and fasting. Don enjoys sharing research projects and best ideas including bio-hacking for health optimisation with top experts in their fields and is a published author and researcher.
He has spent 5 years working within a chiropractic clinical practice as a remedial exercise coach and nutritional advisor and has learned from world renowned experts such as Professor Valter Longo, Dr Stuart McGill the world’s leading back and spine expert and Master Titan Lam (creator of Tirapy©) a leading traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tai Chi master.
He also holds a distinction in Tai Chi Chuan and therapeutic exercise and this knowledge and experience he shares with his clients. He has been a competitive performance athlete winning national Karate titles and masters triathlete awards for over 20 years.
During his 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry he has coached hundreds of people through Yoga, Pilates, Fit2fite, TRX Suspension training classes helping hundreds of individuals with a wide range of wellbeing issues. He specialises in weight management, athletic performance, digestive and neuro endocrine hormonal balancing.
Additionally, he adopts a functional medicine approach which provides holistic education and tools to help you thrive. Through 1:1 and group coaching, video teaching aids, seminars, and workshops, Don is dedicated to helping people overcome health challenges by educating and empowering them with knowledge and resources that transforms them to higher levels of wellbeing.
He has had an extensive corporate background working within large multinationals and medium sized businesses throughout the UK and abroad including the successful ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) helping curate resources, award winning products and events internationally. He has also helped establish the UK based charity that supports families with a rare epilepsy syndrome – ring20researchsupport UK.
Don is also an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the Association for Holistic Complementary Practitioners (AHCP)