A Tao Woman Retreat Experience

with Heather Chalon, MPH
Healing Tao  Senior Instructor
March 1-3, 2019 Limited to 25 participants

A Playground for us all to play in, where love,
joy, creativity blossom and grow.

Feel Your Qi

Feel Your Qi

When
March 1-3, 2019

Where
El Rancho Robles, Oracle, AZ
Conveniently located near Tucson & Phoenix

About
Heather Chalon, MPH, Healing Tao Senior Instructor, Master Trainer TCHI, presents the fundamental practices of the Healing Tao System as taught by Grandmaster Mantak Chia and other Qigong/Tao Meditation Masters.
Learn the ‘secrets’ of ancient Taoist practices for deep healing of spirit, mind, and body. Open your natural source of wellness. Leave with daily rituals for self-care, feeling nourished and rejuvenated.


May you breathe deeply in the fresh Spring air, be inspired by the beauty of nature, luxuriate in the hospitality of the Historic El Rancho Robles, as you:

Experience the healing power of the fundamental Taoist meditations – Six Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Micro Cosmic Orbit. 

Play qigong, including 5 Animal Frolics, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Swimming Dragon.

Exercise the muscle of soul, awaken the muscle of the spirit with Tao Y’in (gentle yet powerful Chinese yoga); Renew the senses and radiate natural beauty with Qi Self Massage; Delight in the theory of Five Elements, and learn how to nourish your whole Self.


Schedule

  • Friday 3/1: Check in 2:00pm
    • 3:00 – 5:30pm, Intro to 5 Elements, Qigong, 5:30-6:30 Dinner,
    • 7:00 – 9:00pm Tao Yoga and Meditation.
  • Saturday 3/2:
    • 7:00 – 8:00am, morning practice,
    • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:30 – noon, 5 Elements in Action, Qigong, Tao Meditation,
    • 12:00-1:00 Lunch,
    • 1:00-2:30 Relax, Reflect, and/or practice
    • 2:30- 5:30pm, 5 Element Nutrition, Tao Meditation,
    • 5:30-6:30 Dinner,
    • 7:00 – 8:30pm  Sacred Dance of the Elements
  • Sunday 3/3:
    • 7:00 – 8:00am Morning practice routine.
    • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:15-Noon   Review,  Q&A,  Qigong and Tao Meditation.
    • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch.   Networking,  Next Steps,  Closing Ceremony
    • 2:00  Departure.

Pricing

  • All inclusive:  $365
  • Payments:
  • Mail a check,  to Heather Chalon,  1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728
  • On-line with a credit card  (Pay Pal,  Send Money option,  to heather@heatherchalon.com)

Includes

  • 7 Retreat Sessions
  • Luxury lodging
  • 6 nutritious gourmet meals
  • Snacks/tea breaks
  • Certificate of participation
  • 8 hours of credit toward Healing Tao Associate instructor certification

Important Dates:

  • Space is limited.
  • Registration deadline, with payment:  January 15, 2019
  • After Jan 30, as space permits, contact Heather.  events@heatherchalon.com
  • 50% cancellation fee after February 15
  • 75% cancellation fee after February 22

El Rancho RoblesThe Venue:
El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch offers an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a romantic wild west experience with the perfect mix of   adventure and relaxation. The ranch is located in the historic town of Oracle, Arizona – nestled at the base of the magnificent Santa Catalina  Mountains. Whether you are warming up by the campfire or enjoying the cool mountain breeze in the ample shade of the oaks,  El Rancho Robles is a beautiful refuge.

Accommodations: Luxurious standard rooms, deluxe suites, and casitas. Shared occupancy.  Most with private bedroom. Requests for  private room will be taken at an additional cost, after January 15, 2019. As this is a gathering in the spirit of sister-hood, and opening to universal love, we are encouraged to participate with a spirit of community, and togetherness.


While you’re in Oracle

  • Visit the The Patio Cafe and Market 
  • Life Under the Oaks, Lavender Farm
  • Biosphere 2…an Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. Its mission is to serve as a center for   research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. 520.838.6200
  • Oracle State Park …set in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains. This park covers nearly 4,000 acres of diverse forest and desert terrain, offers incredible views of surrounding mountain ranges, and serves as a wildlife refuge.  Enjoy 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, take a guided tour, or visit the Kannally Ranch House Museum and gift shop.
  • AZ Zipline Adventures …AZ’s longest eco-zipline tour.  Experience the beauty and majesty of the desert as you’ve never seen it before!  Easy short hikes and exhilarating zipline rides combine for an  exciting day of thrills and fun.  520.308.9350

Status

Upcoming Tai Chi for Health and Qigong Events

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Look for Weekly tai chi classes, (select agenda view) Details on Calendar

Skill Builders in Arizona: https://heatherchalon.com/tai-chi-for-health-skill-builders-sun-style/

Free Tai Chi for Health at Pima County Libraries – series listing

NEW  Tai Chi for Health,  Balance, Falls Prevention  at St Philips in the Hills Church.  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10am.  more details on calendar.  Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.

Mark your Calendar – Fall /Winter 2018  &  2019

Qigong Rejuvenation Day – Saturday Nov 10, 2018
Back by popular demand –  8 Sections of Brocade, with Tao meditation of Six Healing Sounds and the Power of the Inner Smile.     Jr League of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona Sat Nov 10.  noon- 4.  If you would like to join us,  please email  events@heatherchalon.com.  Fee:  $35.00
Payment can be made at PayPal to heather@heatherchalon.com  or mailed to Heather Chalon 1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728

Sun Style Tai Chi Skills Development – Tai Chi for Arthritis, Falls Prevention,  TCA 2,  Sun 73 forms  
 Saturday November 17, 2018.  noon-4.  Jr League of Tucson.   $30 per person.
 Saturday January 26, 2019.   10am-2pm,  Phoenix.   $30 per person
NOTE:  If you are an instructor seeking teaching skills development, please be in touch and we’ll make a plan for mentoring during these sessions. heather@heatherchalon.com

Qigong/ Healing Tao –   Tao Woman Series.  First up  – A Retreat Experience:  March 1-3, El Rancho Robles, Oracle, ArizonaDetails

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention  (TCA, TCAFP) Skills Update and TCA2 Certification workshop, Tucson, AZ.  March 16-17,  TCA, TCAFP,  March 18 TCA2.  Just for Fun pricing too.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention  (TCA, TCAFP) Skills Update and TCA2 Certification workshop, Phoenix,  AZ.    Looking for a venue –  winter or spring dates.  let me know of your interest.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention,   WYOMING.   4 locations being planned Spring, Summer and Fall 2019.

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation,  Tai Chi for Energy, Tai Chi for Energy 2 Certifications Tucson, Arizona –  24-27 October 2019.

National Public Health Week first week of April.   Chinese Health Day, April 6, 2019.   See you at University of Arizona Mall,  we’ll demonstrate  Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention, Sun 73 forms… and some qigong, Wu Style.   Please look for our information table.

One World, One Breath – World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Last Saturday of April each year.  April 27, 2019,  9am-noon,  with powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.   Reid Park, Concert Area…. more details coming soon.   Please email events@heatherchalon.com if you plan on joining in on the fun.   We’ll have signs out to guide to our spot.

Annual Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) USA Conference.  St Joseph’s University, Cincinnati, OH.  Weekend Pre-Conference,  Tai Chi for Heart Health, June 8-9.  Week-long Conference,  multiple workshops to choose from, June 10-15.  I will be presenting Healing Tao 6 Healing Sounds instruction and practice on Thursday evening June 13, as well as morning qigong instruction and practice Tues-Saturday, 6:30 am.  Registration at TCHI.org.

AUTUMN: Metal Element Way of Tao

Fall is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, food, and warm clothing, a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward.Easing Into Autumn Leaves and fruit fall, seeds dry, the sap of trees goes into the roots. This is the time of the Metal element, the lungs, skin, nose, color white, pungent flavor, balanced emotions of joy, harmony, courage. Imbalances such as grief, sadness, and despair can be transformed with our conscious attention to our patterns and practices.

Foods: We become aware of the season’s abundant yet contracting nature. Choose more astringent foods (e.g. spinach and radish) with heartier flavors. Cooking methods involve focused preparation to supply greater energy required by cooler seasons. The essence of food is received through the sense of smell, with baked or sauteed dishes – concentrated foods to thicken the blood for winter. In general, cook with less water, lower heat, for longer periods of time. Include more sour (a little goes a long way) foods such as sourdough bread, sauerkraut, olives, pickles, leeks, aduki beans, salt plums, rose hip tea, vinegar, cheese, yogurt, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and the sour varieties of apples, plums, and grapes. To counter dryness, add a small amount of fresh soy products, spinach, barley, millet, pear, persimmon, loquat, seaweeds, almond, sesame seed, honey, eggs, and a little salt in cooking moistens dryness.

Connecting with the Earth. As we root our feet and open to receiving the earth’s nourishing energies, be mindful that the ground is becoming cooler now. Shoes should be warn when standing on cool ground. This includes indoors. Enjoy bare feet when the day is warm and the earth has been warmed by the sun.

What you can do:
Pressing back palms qigong; qi self massage – tapping the thymus gland, SSSSS healing sound, playing the Tiger movement.

Access your inner courage, integrity, happiness - Tiger frolic with healing sound

Access your inner courage, integrity, happiness – Tiger frolic with healing sound; qi self massage lung tops/cross forearms over heart.

Don’t know these practices yet?

Please join us at qigong and /or tai chi class.