Exciting news about new Tai Chi Retreats we are running this winter in sunny Tenerife.
We invite you to click here (www.taichi-retreats.com) and start dreaming about a warm sunny winter in wonderful surroundings… practising Tai Chi, Meditation and Dao Yin Breathing, meeting interesting people, eating great food and relaxing on the beach or in the mountains…
5 Day Retreats are running in December 2014, January 2015, February 2015 and March 2015
To make it easy for you to treat yourself we are offering a huge 30% early bird discount off the normal price if you act fast and book now!
Take a moment to browse the beautiful images and descriptions of the relaxing activities on offer and imagine how much better your winter will be with some winter sun and energising Tai Chi.
We are ready to answer any questions you might have so please do explore the site and get in touch if you are tempted to join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating tai chi retreat this winter.
We’ve just discovered that two of the recipes in our Kindle version of The Ch’ang Ming Cookbook were reformatted during the process of uploading to amazon and this meant that some of the ingredients were missing.
Topping 125 gr (5 ozs) wholemeal flour 60 gr (3 ozs) veg margarine 50 gr (2 ozs) walnuts, chopped
Filling 2 leeks, sliced 2 teaspoons mixed herbs 1 stick of celery, chopped 75 g (3 ozs) dried butter beans, cooked 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon yeast extract 75 g (3 ozs) mushrooms, sliced 20 g (1 oz) chickpea flour 350 ml (7 fl.ozs) vegetable stock 300 ml (5 fl. ozs) carrot juice
1. Make the topping in a large bowl, by rubbing the margarine into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the chopped nuts and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a wok, then sauté the leeks and celery until soft. 3. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for 2 -3 minutes. 4. Add the water, carrot juice, yeast extract and herbs to the wok and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. 5. Mix the flour with a little cold water and mix until smooth, then remove the wok from the heat, add the flour to the wok, replace on heat and continue to stir as the mixture comes back to the boil. 6. Add the butter beans, then place mixture in an ovenproof dish, top with the crumble and bake for 12 minutes at 190 º C (375º F; Gas Mark 5).
Filling 2 small leeks, sliced Soya sauce 2 carrots, sliced 1 teaspoon yeast extract 100 g (4 ozs) mushrooms, sliced 1 turnip, diced ½ small cauliflower, cut into florets 500 ml (1 pint) vegetable stock 1 tablespoon gram flour
1. Put the vegetables in a saucepan with the stock and bring to the boil. 2. Mix the flour with a little cold water, then add to the vegetables and bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 2 -3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Put the contents of the pan into a deep casserole dish with a lid. Cover and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 180º C (350º F; Gas Mark 4) 4. While the casserole is in the oven, prepare the topping. Mix the oats, margarine, herbs and seeds together in a basin with a fork. 5. When the casserole has baked for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and add the topping. Return to the oven and bake for a further 25 minutes.
Ten classes plus full years membership – Normally £45 Reduced to £30 (33% discount)
Lishi was originally an ancient Chinese Family system taught by the Li Family. It was passed on from father or mother to son or daughter. The practice of this ancient Art is a way to teach children key life skills such as confidence, discipline, and respect.
Our system of soft kungfu founded on Daoist principles of working with nature will nurture active, healthy, happy children. It will develop their mental focus, physical dexterity and emotional stability while having fun:-)!
The class structure provides a strong foundation of discipline, etiquette and mutual respect. Cultivation of your child’s mind and spirit by learning principles of humility, compassion, courage and perseverance will help to ensure your child develops into a little warrior….as well as mature, well-rounded and responsible young person.
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A fun and safe way to develop awareness and coordination
Benefits of Lishi Lishi is a soft system with its emphasis on precision and body mechanics rather than brute strength. It is an ideal exercise art for children. Regular training will not only teach your child the basics of self-defence, it will also greatly improve their coordination and reflexes, thus enhancing their overall fitness and health.
All our instructors are DRB checked and have been teaching in Lishi for over 10 years.