Tai Chi Courses for 2022
Instructor Master Howard Gibbon
Summer Course - Monday 1st to Friday 5th August Holme On Spalding Moor
With grading for eligible students for more information Click here
Fri 2nd Sep Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Feng Shou
Sat 3rd Sep Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Tai Chi
Sat 1st October Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Tai Chi
Fri 4th Nov Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Feng Shou
Sat 5th Nov Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Tai Chi
Sat 3rd December Holme On Spalding Moor 10am to 4pm Tai Chi/Dao Yin/Kai Men/Meditation
The Village Hall Holme On Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire. Map
Howard’s Holme On Spalding Moor Day Course Fee £60
Places to stay nearby
https://yeolderedlion.uk/accommodation/ Tel: 01430 860220 a five minute walk from the training hall. The pub serves freshly cooked food. 11 of us had a meal there together last year, the food was very good and the company wonderful. The Red Lion also now has 3 new glamping pods here is the link: http://www.yeolderedlion.uk/glamping-pods
Pocklington is also a lovely place about 20 minutes drive away A google search would be best here as there are but this has accomodation and serves food: The Feathers 56 Market Pl, Pocklington, York YO42 2AHPhone: 01759 303155Also nearby is the https://www.yorkway-motel.co.uk Tel: 01759 361791 only 12 minutes from the hall by car. Two students stopped there last year and reported that it was excellent.
A Travelodge at South Cave is 15 minutes drive from the hall: Sat nav postcode HU15 1 SA Tel: 08719 846147.
Course attendees comments
I received these emails after a recent course. They gave me permission to post them here.
It's feedback like this that keeps me motivated to pass on my knowledge of our wonderful arts to as many people as possible.
Hi Howard, Totally enjoyed the last two days Feng Shou and Tai Chi. Although I will always willI consider myself a total beginner it’s great to mix with all the other students there whatever their levels and abilities. You have some wonderful students that you have nurtured over the years. Sometimes I just like to watch but it is always a learning experience for me. I always come away with new insights.
On a personal level I love the way you interact with my brother (insightful for me because he passes it on to me and all those he teaches). You teach all of your pupils either new or old in such a considerate way.
I suppose what I am trying to say is that I enjoy learning but with a bit of fun and mischievous attached. I have watched you with the senior students. There is a gentle playfulness there that I enjoy and I think they do too. All I look for is to be better. I acknowledge this is a slow process I never want to be 100% perfect because that means there is no room to learn. A sad position from my point of view. To me learning is everything when I come to classes. It maybe a slight adjustment here or there but all significant.
Such a pleasure to attend your courses as always.
Kindest Regards Paul - Rotherham
Good evening Howard, I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful course last week, it was a genuine privilege to see and learn from you. I am so very fortunate to have a fantastic teacher of the Taoist Arts in Susan Bird, who provides such a holistic teaching experience to her students. To have the opportunity to further my learning and to have the chance to learn with and from such a wonderful group of people was such a great and rewarding experience. I was so pleased to achieve my next grading.
As I mentioned briefly on Saturday I work for the NHS as an Ambulance Paramedic and I find the Taoist Arts so beneficial in many aspects of my life including physical, spiritual and mental health. I continue to find and explore new avenues of how the arts enhance and compliment life. I have found the arts helped significantly my recovery from Covid 19 and from musculoskeletal complaints, they help with general overall health and wellbeing, a greater appreciation and understanding of the balance in the natural world around us. Currently the amount of pressure we face at work is significant with the arts helping to provide balance and support to both physical and mental health. Learning the Feng Shou aspects of the arts provides a great opportunity to better protect myself, colleagues and patients from people who, sadly, can present aggressively.
Thank you to you and to Susan and all of the other members who continue to provide a fantastically inclusive, welcoming and supportive learning environment.
Regards Craig - Sunderland