Jade Circle® Surrey

February Jade Circle®: Love Your Year
Tuesday 4th February, 7pm-9pm, £20
The Club Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, KT24 6QT

The Year of the Rat in the Taoist calendar begins on 25th January, and we’ll still be in the traditional celebration time when we meet on 4th February. If you’re not sure which animal you are in the Taoist calendar you can find out tonight and reflect on your strengths. The element for this Rat year is metal, associated with the lungs, so we can take some deep breaths after the first month of 2020, and gather our courage and clarity through meditation and qigong at this time of renewal.

Early February is also the time of Imbolc or mid-winter. Now the snowdrops rise up, the earth’s energy grows towards spring, and we can celebrate the return of the light.February also brings Valentine’s Day. Oscar Wilde wrote that “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”, and this is a sentiment at the heart of Taoist philosophy and the jade egg holistic practice! This month’s circle will be a chance to remember our self-love and self-compassion, and to commit to embracing all that we are.

We’ll gather together for meditation, movement, an introduction to the jade egg holistic practice and other Taoist ways to nurture ourselves on all levels.

There’s no need to book, just come along. Please bring a cushion to sit on (and a blanket if you like), a bottle of water, notepad and pen. Chairs are available at the venue. When you arrive at the hall, turn left. Follow the corridor through two sets of double doors all the way to the Club Room at the end.

For more details contact me on 07944 872332 or liz@surrey-shiatsu.co.uk. You can also join the Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Jade-Circle-Surrey-Taoist-Practice-Qigong-for-Women/

 

March Jade Circle®: Bring a Friend for Free
Tuesday 3rd March, 7pm-9pm, £20
The Club Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, KT24 6QT

It’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, and to honour this celebration of global sisterhood I invite you to bring a friend for free for an evening of relaxation and self-empowerment.

Women are achieving great change for the world by uniting in compassionate strength, and in our own lives sharing our truth with a trusted friend can be transformational. Let’s gather together and celebrate what we bring to each other’s lives.

I’ll offer Taoist meditation, gentle yet strengthening qigong exercises, and an introduction to the jade egg holistic practice. As we approach the Spring Equinox we can also connect to the new growth and vitality around us, associated in the Taoist tradition with the liver, the tendons and ligaments, the eyes, and the colour green. We can embrace this energy through guided meditation and movement, feeling grateful for our flexibility, our vision, and our growth on all levels.

There’s no need to book, just come along. Please bring a cushion to sit on (and a blanket if you like), a bottle of water, notepad and pen. Chairs are available at the venue. When you arrive at the hall, turn left. Follow the corridor through two sets of double doors all the way to the Club Room at the end.

For more details contact me on 07944 872332 or liz@surrey-shiatsu.co.uk. You can also join the Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Jade-Circle-Surrey-Taoist-Practice-Qigong-for-Women/

 

About the Jade Circle® Surrey

After many years benefitting from the teaching and sisterhood of Anamarta, founder of the Jade Circle®, I’m delighted to share Taoist women’s practices in Surrey. In 2018 I trained with Anamarta to become a Jade Circle® Ambassador, authorising me to teach these life-enhancing practices. I’ve found that Taoist meditation, Qigong, and the Jade Egg Holistic Practice, have been a powerful combination made more nourishing by being shared in a community of women.

You can learn more about Anamarta’s work and events at http://www.jadecircleanamarta.com/

These events are for women only, but I’ll be sharing Taoist Meditation & Qigong for mixed groups in March-April 2020 over a series of weekend workshops – see the page on this website for information and bookings. Men are always welcome to Tai Chi Qigong classes and to have treatments at Optima Health in Cobham.  

The evenings will include:

  • Meditations to transform your stress and emotions into vitality and harmony
  • Qigong to provide strengthening exercise and energy movement in your body
  • Understanding your monthly hormonal cycle, including in your second spring (the Taoist term for menopause & beyond)
  • Secrets of the Jade Egg Holistic Practice and how to integrate it into your life
  • Opportunities to learn from one another and to appreciate our connection
  • Seasonal celebrations as we connect with the flow of nature around us

We’ll be meeting at The Club Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley KT24 6QT. Our meetings take place on the Tuesday before the full moon, and the first 2020 dates are:

Tuesday 7th January
Tuesday 4th February
Tuesday 3rd March
Tuesday 7th April

High quality nephrite jade eggs are available for £57, including a pouch and instruction leaflet. My teacher Anamarta has been working with the same jade mine for over 12 years to ensure consistently excellent standards for our practice.