RSWE PARTICIPANTS 2018
These last several years I have been playing with new ideas for our Rising Spirit Tai Chi weekend. My personal evolution and interests have driven me to share more about energy than I have before. I would like to define the content and focus of the weekend to fully convey these fresh ideas.
I am pleased with the interest shown by the members of our Dutch an English Golden Flower Schools. They are very welcome indeed.
Training Form, Applications and Principles are going to be the weekends subjects to examine. We will make use of regular partner exercises to put them into practice.
Maintaining a good balance between what people need, are capable of and motivates them is very important. This is the reason I developed clarifying and stimulating exercises. These insights are obviously related to the Golden Flower Tai Chi, but have grown out of the specific need to motivate people with results within Rising Spirit.
To make sure that the weekend provides strength and stimulates unity for everyone at at high enough standard, the minimum requirement for participants has been lifted.
A minimum of 50% knowledge of the form is needed. This means that you regularly follow lessons where the form is at least practiced up until "Single Whip" after "Cloud hands".
Since the weekend is going to have international participants the main language will be English. But we will keep a tri-lingua attitude. We will also speak Dutch and Flemish.
Do not worry about asking a question in your own language.
Carina, Wendy and me will support you no matter the language or topic.
Our weekends are always carried together.
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These new ideas come with a relocation and culinary changes.
We are now closer to Antwerp and Gent but that doesn't mean much if you are from the UK. But coming from Calais it could be easy to get to.
Rue des Pèlerins 4 - 5580 Mont-Gauthier, Belgium
MARCH 8/9/10 - 2019
On Friday the 8th it is possible to check in at 5pm. Around 6pm we will be having supper together. Make sure to be on time to enjoy that meal.
On Sunday we will be practicing the whole afternoon and eat together in the evening.
You could consider going home that evening but the rooms are available to you until Monday 11th at 9am. Breakfast is not included but is probably easy to find once you get on your way.
If you have some extra time, the surrounding area and the city of Rochefort is very nice.
We hope you have easy travels.
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RSWE2019 - TRAINING HALL CHATEAU FRANDEUX
VRIJDAG 08 MAART
19:30 - 21:00 Chi Kung - Gathering
ZATERDAG EN ZONDAG 9 & 10 MAART
08:00 Morning Chi Kung en Flow
10:30 Training with break included
15:30 Training with break included
>> On Saturday
19:30 - 21:00 Chi Kung - Meditation - Breathing
>> On Sunday
First Checkout possibility
If you stay you can relax in the living room.
MAANDAG 11 MAART
09:00 Last checkout
If weather conditions allow we might train outside.
Think about layered clothing, separate shoes, gloves and head cover.
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Chateau Frandeux offers a great infrastructure with nice rooms and training facilities. The price tag is different than before but I do believe that this upgrade will improve the general experience of our weekend.
Depending on the size of our group we can later choose. The actual "Chateaux" building has many rooms to choose from and comfort when the group reaches about 30 participants.
For now our base building is the "Boulangerie" with comfortable 2ps rooms with their own bathrooms. This is a nice extra for us. The building has a set price and these rooms need to be filled first before we can expand to the other building.
The "Ecurie" has regular rooms with a washbasin. Showers and toilets are on the hallway.
Every room will always be provided with bedlinnen and towels per person.
Any participant will at any time agree with a room in the "Boulangerie". Depending on enrollment we can look at further possibilities.
Our regular number of participants is usual above 20 so we can expect that both "Boulangerie" and "Ecurie" will become available. Last year we were 27 in all.
The order of available rooms will strictly follow enrollment and advance payment. We advise not to wait. It will only make coördinating according to priority easier.
Prices of rooms are for 3 nights. Whether you stay 2 or 3 nights will not change the fee.
7x Standard 4* 2ps/rooms Boulangerie (max 14 persons):
Price for the complete weekend a person in a 2ps/room is €100
A room to yourself for the whole weekend in these 2ps/rooms costs €185.
The next option can be communicated when you enroll.
These rooms become available when sufficient people fill up the Boulangerie.
Additional 2* rooms Ecurie (max 16 persons):
Price for the complete weekend a person in a 2ps/room is €80
Price for the complete weekend a person in a 1ps/room is €95 (only 2 available)
A room to yourself in these 2ps/rooms costs €145
The weekend has become more expensive than before. Rooms as well as meals are an improvement and will support the general quality of the training.
The second part of the fee for the training is €295. This is the same for everyone.
This contains all costs for lessons, training hall and meals.
Our cook is Geert Groffen.
He is a passionate professional cook and uses biological products of the current season. At my request he is including fish and meat on the menu.
Vegetarian options will be available upon request.
Please inform us of any intolerances you might have.
RSWE BUIREFONTAINE 2018
After you have enrolled (link below) you need to confirm your participation with the advance payment of €200 before Jan. 31th. Your enrollment and advance payment dates together will define the availability of rooms.
PAYMENT TO : RISING SPIRIT
IBAN: BE12 4073 1268 0192 - BIC: KREDBEBB
ADD INFORMATION: RSWE + NAME PARTICIPANT
Your enrollment provides me with the preferred room. I'll confirm your final room shortly after Febr. 1th with an e-mail and inform you about the remaining fee.
UK participants are allowed to pay this second part of the fee on the weekend itself.
Unless you requested a private room your final fee will be no higher than €395.
At the weekend itself there are no additional cost except for what you consume in the evenings.