Rick and Maria Barrett
“Tai Chi Alchemy:
Get Out of Your Head and
Into the Game”
at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Lenox, MA
November 30-December 2

How do we get out of our own way—physically, mentally, energetically—and live our lives as full participants, not just observers? How do we experience the joy of authentic encounter? How do we subdue the demons of fear and anxiety and fully occupy the present moment? The ancient art of tai chi may have some answers.

The mysterious and paradoxical world of tai chi ch’uan seems to defy the laws of physics. A finger stops a fist. A tiny woman lifts a man three times her size. That world becomes instantly accessible, however, when approached as an exercise of authentic engagement. Tai chi practice brings us into heightened states of body-mind-spirit integration and the remarkable abilities that come with that, including:

Effortless power
Rooting (energetic connection with the earth)
Instant meditation (accessing the “space between thoughts”)
The transformation of fear into love
Authentic soul-to-soul connections.

When we meet with our whole being, we become full participants in an alchemy that unearths treasures buried in plain sight. This is not just a form class. It is an exploration of tai chi principles applied to real life, offered in a lively, fun, mind-altering way. There will be movement. There will be laughter. There will be transformation.


“Meeting the Big Qi”
Sunday, November 11, 2018

  •  9:30 a.m. to 12:00 
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00  

at  Peaceful  Wolf Pavilion  
East Haddam, CT

Sometimes a small adjustment in the Chinese internal martial arts nets a HUGE return. In this seminar Rick will share a simple yet powerful way to access The Big Qi, the Yang qi of the Heavens and the Yin qi of the Earth.

The effect is quite magical. Not only will you feel the effortless power promised by the tradition of taijiquan, but there is an immediate shift to Superconsciousness—Body-Mind-Spirit integration. Rick will show how to bring the Big Qi and Superconsciousness into your martial arts, your qigong, or any activity.

There will be fun. There will be laughter. There will be superconsciousness. There will be Big Qi.

Maria Meets the Big Qi