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
April 23, 2017: Peaceful Wolf Spring Workshop "We've Got it Backwards"
Peaceful Wolf T'ai Chi Ch'uan, 85 Tater Hill Road Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 10-12:30, 2-4:30 - How we get in our own way, and how to change that.
June 3, 2017: Society for Consciousness Studies Conference - Rick is one of the Plenary Speakers!
The Society for Consciousness Studies New Haven, CT
Information on their site; click here.
June 10-11, 2017: Healing Garden/Scholar's Garden
Someday Farm, 272 Roast Meat Hill Road, Killingworth, CT 06419
10-12:30, 2-4:30 - Healing on Saturday, Martial Arts on Sunday,
featuring Stephe Watson, Rick Barrett, Andrew Hahn, Maria Barrett et al, having fun and expanding awareness at this yearly event. https://squareup.com/store/someday-farm-llc/
July 21-23, 2017: Yang Cheng Fu's 13 Original Postures
Eastover Estate & Retreat, 430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Weekend immersion in this short form, with base in the "Three Pillars" taught by Rick.
June 6, 2017: NY Open Center - Free Intro 8-9 PM
July 11th - Start of 4 week class - 6-7:30 weekly
Tai Chi Alchemy: Meeting the Mystery
New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
More information to follow once OC catalog gets updated.
Sep 15-17, 2017: 23rd Annual TCA in Sedona, AZ!
Mago Garden in Sedona, AZ -- Our yearly gathering of skill, wisdom, and community. Early Bird Pricing currently available.
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
This was the first trip to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for Maria and I. It is one of those legendary institutions, like Esalen and Omega, and we didn’t know what to expect. We weren’t disappointed. The 350-acre campus overlooks Lake Mahkeenac and is just down the road from Tanglewood in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. The grounds are immaculate and beautifully landscaped. The lodging is functional/no frills, but comfortable enough. (We didn’t spend much time there, save to sleep.) The seminar we presented was “Tai Chi Alchemy: Get Out of Your Head and Into the Game.” We… Read More
This is one you won’t want to miss: Maria and I will be teaching “Tai Chi Alchemy: Get Out of Your Head and Into the Game,” at Kripalu Yoga in Lenox, MA, March 18-20. Kripalu has been hosting extraordinary programs for the past 40 years, and (the catalog says) is “the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America.” This is a rare opportunity to get an adult dose of what we’ve been cooking up for the past 35 years (it’s still simmering on the stove). Lately, we’ve been refining the process to make… Read More
Happy New Year! I hope you have been enjoying the holidays and that they have been filled with Love and Light. We had a full house for Christmas for the the first time in a few years, and we had a blast. My granddaughter, Kiara, is seven now and she wanted the NYC tour. We didn’t do it all, but she got an adult dose of the Big Apple. The weather was crazy warm (mid-70s one day) and that brought some unexpected guests–mosquitos! I’m serious. Mosquitos at Christmas! Lots of them. (One persons suggested that they were imported with the… Read More