Karen and Dominic are experienced teachers of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong, and have busy practises in the North East of England. Having run a successful course back in 2012 at Dominic’s sisters house in Ripaioli near Todi, they have decided to repeat the experience. All the details of the holiday are on the website, and at the moment there is a single full board place going, or a place for a couple to attend on a daily basis. No accommodation provided.
As you will see on the website some of Karen’s Yoga works with the teachings of an Italian practitioner called Vanda Scaravelli, who is most famous for a book called Awakening the Spine. Having been taught by BKS Iyengar she was also influenced by the teachings of Krishnamurti and Desikachar. Further details on the website.
Dominic, a shiatsu practitioner (treatments available at the venue too!) is also an enthusiastic teacher of Tai Chi and Qigong. Qigong (‘chi kung’) simply means ‘the work of attracting vital energy to the body’, and in fact Tai Chi is itself a form of Qigong. It’s gentle, breathing, rhythmic exercises help the student to find a greater sense of relaxation, vitality and a special quality of ‘stillness within movement’.
The theme for the course is ‘making space.’
In the words of Karen and Dominic, ‘ As with the previous course we would like to share the experience of a fun and relaxing holiday that will leave you with something more than just good memories. Thanks to our past experiences, we know that we can offer a friendly and welcoming stay in an informal atmosphere. Your holiday will include our delicious home cooked Italian food together with enchanting views of the surrounding countryside and a couple of trips to local historical sights,
The course is not an ‘intensive’ one – there will be plenty of time to rest and recuperate, to enjoy great food, and have some trips out to enjoy this beautiful part of Umbria. Participants are of complete mixed ability and experience, so this is a chance to deepen or simply introduce yourself to the fundamentals of the practises on offer.
All the details of the holiday are on the website, and at the moment there is a single full board place going, or a place for a couple to attend on a daily basis. No accommodation.
If you have any further questions or are interested in booking onto the course please contact Karen and Dominic through the link to their website, (below).