Sifu awards Green and Red sashes!
hosted by Golden Harmony Kung Fu Club, Toronto
Dear Yoga Friend,
– a beautiful tranquil retreat centre in nature on a sprawling country acreage
– gentle and invigorating daily yoga and Qigong classes
– relaxing by the pool or enjoying a refreshing dip
– delicious healthy meals prepared for you (no dishes to wash J)
– quality time away from your daily routine
– sharing with an intimate group of like-minded people
If any of this sounds appealing, you are in luck!
We know how important it is to take time away from the demands of a busy life to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. This is why we are offering you a chance to spend a weekend doing what you need to help refresh and recharge yourself at our Summer Yoga and Qigong Retreat.
Our Summer Yoga & Qigong Retreat will include:
– 2 Kripalu Yoga* classes (all levels)
– 2 Qigong classes
– 3 experiential workshops*
– healthy gourmet vegetarian meals
– comfortable accommodations (single, shared or tenting)
– kirtan (devotional chanting)*
– swimming pool
– warm, homey atmosphere
– and more…
(all activities optional, no experience necessary)
We are excited to welcome guest teacher Sifu Rupert Harvey, a Qigong and martial arts master. Among his many impressive achievements, he appeared as a stunt performer on many episodes of Kung-Fu The Legend Continues with David Carradine.
Qigong is a 5000-year old Chinese self-healing system with many similarities to yoga that can complement our practice. This ancient Eastern tradition includes exercises that help maintain youthfulness, support the immune system, enhances vitality, improves focus and cultivates calmness.
For more information about Rupert click here.
We are also honored to have some wonderful Toronto kirtan leaders who will be joining us in our kirtan.
Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28
Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday. There will be a yoga class from 4:30 to 6:00 and dinner around 6:30 pm. The retreat officially begins at 7:30 pm and ends Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Lotus Heart Centre
This secluded retreat sanctuary is located near Brighton, Ontario.
Only 2 hours east of Toronto, and 3½ hours S.W. of Ottawa.
See for yourself at www.lotusheartcentre.ca
Other Offerings (additional cost)
Sitara will be available for private healing sessions*.
Cost: $400/single $350/shared $325/tenting
$375/single $325/shared $300/tenting (early bird special – before July 31st)
To reserve your spot at this special summer retreat, we must receive a deposit (non-refundable) of $125. Full payment to be made by August 26th.
To register for this unique retreat weekend, contact us at:
It will be great to have you join us.
Yours in Yoga,
Rob and Sitara
hosted by Golden Harmony Kung Fu Club, VA Branch
with NADA ASHKAR and DAVID WEI
In celebration of the completion of my course of study at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, and the grand beginning of my home integrative Traditional Chinese Medicine practice, I am delighted and honoured to present one of my new heroes, David Wei, coming to Toronto for the first time!
David is a 16th Generation Disciple of Wudang Zhang San Feng Pai, formally trained under the guidance of Master Yuan Xiu Gang in Taoist internal kung fu, qigong and meditation in Wudangshen, China. David will be offering his expert instruction in Healing Qigong, its fundamentals and basic forms on Saturday, February 26th and Sunday the 27th. (more…)
It’s that time of year again! The Toronto Martial Arts Open is once again hosting their martial arts invitational event. This is a great opportunity to meet other martial artists, see other styles, participate in forms, weapons and sparring competitions and to generally test your skills in a safe and respectful environment. Golden Harmony Kung-Fu traditionally has a good turn out for this event. See the details below, then click on the image to register. See you there!
Can-Tai Kungfu Presents
The 2011 Toronto
Martial Arts Open
Saturday March 5 · 9:00am – 5:00pm
Albion Bolton Community Centre
150 Queen Street South,
Bolton, Ontario, L7E1E3
“At-Door” Registration (8:00-9:30am)
Self-Defense/Horse Stance Competition
Wing Chun/Open Tai Chi
Kungfu & Karate/Tae Kwon Do Divisions
Point & Continuous Sparring
Grand Champions Divisions
(see below for registration steps)
$50.00 (Up to 3 Events)
$10.00 per Additional Event
ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (Midnight)
$50.00 (One Event)
$10.00 per Additional Event
$10.00 12 yrs and up
$5.00 for 6-11 yrs
5 yrs and under Free
- Published in Special Events
This Sunday (after the Hill) several of us went to the Fighting Arts Collective for their Open House. Below are some videos of what we saw there.
- Published in Special Events
January 31st, 2011
Golden Harmony Kung Fu, Virginia
Blog #2- Sifu Gordon Wicks
A big question asked by students of Chi- Gong: What the heck is Chi? This term is too often misunderstood, and misrepresented. It is very simple yet not as easy to explain.
Chi- simply translated means “breathe”. Gong- work.
The practice of Chi- Gong is “breathe work”.
Chi has been said to be many things; life force energy, the ethereal substance that binds all things, electromagnetic energy, so on and so on.
Truthfully, Chi is fundamental basis of all animate beings. The first page of the book of Genesis, refers to this as the Word (I assume spoken from the breathe of the Divine).
Chi within the body is the elixir of oxygen mixed with the chemicals from the the reproductive organs and glands within the blood. As this concoctions moves through the organs, and tissues of the body, it causes the cells to vibrate at certain frequencies. This in turn causes an electromagnetic charge that stimulates the tissues and creates field or spherical wave around the cells, the organs and tissues and the body. (more…)
November 27, 2010
Golden Harmony Kung-Fu, Toronto
Advanced Level One Essay (Red Sash) – Dan Couto
I came to Golden Harmony Kung-Fu and Sifu Rupert Harvey after having spent many years as a martial arts practitioner at different schools training in a variety of styles. It is often said that it is best to stick to one school and perfect one art. Having gone in the opposite direction, I would disagree with that statement unless that art was Kung-Fu. For as I have learned, it is the basis from which all other martial arts spring. And Tai Mantis Kung-Fu (the style taught at Golden Harmony Kung-Fu) is the final style of Kung-Fu of the Northern Shaolin line. As such, it incorporates the best elements of all the other animal styles that preceded it. This is the style that I have been fortunate enough to encounter and the path I am now on. (more…)