A retreat expanding our horizons through language: opening to the wisdom of the body and integrating our heart and head. Each move in Tai Chi is a metaphor. The structured forms provide an inspiring backdrop for the creation of rhythmic patterns with words. Tai Chi, writing & poetry have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards wholeness. Clouds like thoughts come and go; inspired by the surrounding mountains, lochs & sky, we will combine writing with movement and mindfulness for our own wellbeing and for all living beings everywhere.
Jayaraja has been a practicing Buddhist and meditation teacher for over 25 years and he has been part of the team on several four month ordination retreats. He has a diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy and has studied interpersonal neurobiology, attending workshops and conferences with Dan Siegel amongst others. He trained over a number of years with Marshall Rosenberg in Non-violent Communication. He is also a co-author of the Yellow book of Games and Energizers and "Live" life skills for teens.