Upcoming Events:

 

March 18-23, 2018 - TC Alchemy, Opening Three Eyes

Sunday-Friday - 5 nights
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
57 Interlaken Road StockbridgeMA 01262

 

April 15th, 2018 Push Hands for Lovers
Rick will be teaching at Peaceful Wolf/David Shaver venue.
More info TBA

 

May 11-13, 2018 - Introduction to Ba Gua Zhang
with Fukui Yang and Rick Barrett
Eastover Estate and Retreat
430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240

 

T'ai Chi for Health, Peace and Soft Power
Free Intro Class on June 19th, 6:00 pm
6 session weekly class June 26th - August 7th
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, NY, NY 10016

 

(June 29th-July 1st, Rick will be judging at the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida. No plans to teach, but if you are there, you might run into him.)

 

July 20-22, 2018 - Yang Cheng Fu's Original 13 Postures
with Rick Barrett
Eastover Estate and Retreat
430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240

 

Tai Chi Alchemy in Sedona, AZ will be on Sept 21-23, 2018

Registration is open.

Baguazhang for the Ages

I just started teaching baguazhang (pa kua) basics at my 6:30 Wednesday class in Staten Island and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m fairly late to the bagua party, having just started my practice in my 60s, but I’m appreciative of the unique qualities it brings to my practice. Its spiraling movements and energies are similar to some of the luoxuanzhang that I have have practiced for 10 years or so, but luoxuanzhang is a hybrid (bagua, xingyi, taiji, and yiquan) and bagua is its own thing. Baguazhang derives its name from the “Eight Trigrams” of the Daoist classic, Yijing… Read More

A Very Special Seminar at Eastover with Rick, Master Yang Fukui, and Abdi

You will not want to miss this opportunity! Friday October 13-Sunday October 15, I will be teaching at Eastover Estate and Retreat with the amazing Master Yang Fukui and my good friend and long-time training partner, acupuncturist Abdi Assadi. The seminar is Yang Style Teacher Training, and is open to anyone who wants to go deeper into their taijiquan practice. It’s not just for teachers, but information will be presented in a way that will allow you to share with others. I had the good fortune to travel to China with Master Yang last year, and got to witness first-hand… Read More

Society for Consciousness Studies Conference 2017

I will be appearing at The Society for Consciousness Studies Conference 4pm on June 3 at The Graduate Institute in New Haven. Here is Part One of my address at the Conference in 2015. And here is preview of my notes for next Saturday’s presentation. (It could change, but probably not much.)   Presentation: “Finding You in a World of It”   Rick Barrett Notes: Society for Consciousness Studies Conference, June 3, 2017 Yale University/The Graduate Institute, New Haven, CT     “The nameless was there before the sky and the earth were born. The named is the mother of… Read More

Tai Chi Alchemy visits China – Day 1

It was the trip of a lifetime for me. Last spring my friend/teacher, Master Yang Fukui, suggested we visit Wudang Mountain, the legendary birthplace of taijiquan. We would also visit his hometown of Tianjin, another place with a rich martial arts history (see Jet Li’s film Fearless).  Sign me up! I had visited Beijing in ’99, a great trip, but going to Wudang with Master Yang was like a back stage pass to a world I could never access on my own. Maria was immediately up for the adventure, and so were some Tai Chi Alchemy regulars: Jonathan Bricklin, Mike… Read More

12th Annual Scholars Garden May 21-22

The dates have been set for our 12th Annual Scholars Garden at Stephe Watson’s Someday Farm in Killingworth, CT: Saturday/Sunday, May 21-22. We added an extra day this year so we can focus on energy healing on Saturday. It’ll be energy cultivation, internal martial arts, and a heavy dose of “OMG! Are you kidding me? How is that possible?” on Sunday. This event began at the Chinese Scholars Garden in Staten Island as a springtime fix for those suffering from TCA withdrawals, then moved to Stephe Watson’s exquisite Someday Farm in Killingworth, CT. Someday Farm is a bucolic treat nestled… Read More