Goddesses do Martial Arts!

In Ancient China traditionally a Taoist Practitioner is one who does it all: meditations, sacred sexual practices/ art of bedchamber, shamanic healing, and the Martial Arts as the Tai Chi and Qigong (is an internal martial art). This is how I learned in the modern days, so its just not for ancient goddesses!… It is part of the Tao of Feminine Empowerment.

Tai Chi means Ultimate Force, which for me, is a way of life, and:

The greatest Meditation in Motion I came across, uniting us in perfect harmony with Earth below and Heaven above, yin and yang, which benefits body, mind, and spirit!

Tai Chi is the essence of Feminine Empowerment, connecting with higher and lower forces on the spiritual path, for self-defence (see Anamarta’s videos below) or simply to harmonise with the environment and alleviate the effects of stress.

I shared the Goddesses Do Martial Arts! article in which I develop this subject and share my story: how a self-defence movement of the Tai Chi form I had learned less than six months, when I started my training seventeen years ago, saved me from an attacker.

ALL WOMEN are Welcome to Join Us in this Unique Tai Chi Qigong & Self-Defense Training.

THIS TRAINING is going to be PART OF THE JADE PRIESTESS INITIATION RETREAT in Portugal from 22nd to 29th May 2024.

If you would like to host us for a workshop or Tai Chi Qigong Camp or Retreat contact us.

7 Classes, 13 Movements, 9 Directions, 5 Elements, 3 Treasures, Yin and Yang, to learn or evolve with our graceful Tai Chi Form, and the Benefits which this ancient whole body exercise has in all levels of your being.

We practice a short Yang Family form (13-Movement, 4 Directions, Yin and Yang),  which evolved from Taoist Master Kris Deva North’s studies with Grandmaster Mantak Chia’s Tai Chi Qigong, and the Push-Hands from Master Lim of Penang, a student from one of the greatest Tai Chi Masters from the last century, Cheng Man Ching.
I feel honoured to be part of this lineage and deeply grateful to her teachers. And of course to her students too, for the opportunity of sharing this Taoist Art.

Scroll Down for the video of this form.

Why Meditation in Motion?

Taoists consider Tai Chi as one of the highest forms of Moving Meditation, harmonising Yin and Yang, and Qigong as Standing Meditation, for grounding and rooting. Together they combined the improvement of:

*Fitness, *Flexibility, *Balance, *Posture.

*Relaxing the Mind and *Lifting the Mood.

*Effective Ways To Manage Stress while at the same time giving a fantastic *Energy Boost!

Why Self Defence?

Being Tai Chi is originally a fighting art, although practiced as Meditation in Motion, each movement has a self-defence application, and by learning it, it will help you to master the form quickly. Also will contribute to:

*Build Confidence,

*Turn Stress Into Vitality,

*Inner Strength for Inner Peace,

*Connect with the Inner Warrior, while revitalising your whole being!

*Train the body and mind on how to respond effectively to life’s challenges.

Have you noticed that people who do Tai Chi seem to stand straighter yet more relaxed, and move more easily with a kind of fluid grace? Have you wondered why and how? Well, above is your answer. But there are More Benefits!

In the double-helix spirals of Tai Chi we reunite the Yin and Yang forces of our creation, to ebb and flow throughout our meridian network, feeding the organs that sustain our life. We open and stimulate the meridians, the energy-flow channels, enabling the bio-electro-magnetic force, Qi or Chi, to come on full charge as we do the slow graceful form.

You will learn:

  • Kuan Yin Qigong Warm Up – besides grounding and centering, offers gentle, but profound exercises for the whole body, including the pelvis.
  • Chi Self-Massage – body wellbeing, and hormonal balance.
  • Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong – building more power and rooting.
  • Tai Chi Movements and Self-Defence Application.
  • Tai Chi Form.

We have a series of 7 Free Videos which cover the Tai Chi movements you learn, on Youtube “Tai Chi by Numbers”. And an Audio mp3 with the Tai Chi Form Step by Step you can buy.

Tai Chi & Qigong can be practised at any age, for health, to enhance our protective energy field (aura), and to strengthen our physical and energetic immune system.

7-Week Course in London TBN 2024.

Meanwhile, you can contact us with your interest and join us in our Kuan Yin Qigong Online.

More Tai Chi Benefits:

*** Apart from what we in the Tao have known for millennia, and mentioned already, stress relief, harmony with yourself and your environment, power to defend yourself, and a sense of deep inner peace – a Harvard Study confirms: benefits to Muscle Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Aerobic Conditioning… and “…appears to be helpful for several medical conditions…”

*** Wall Street Journal “Qi can’t be measured objectively, says Shin Lin, a professor of cell biology at the University of California, Irvine. But his studies of qigong and tai chi practitioners have found a boost both in alpha brain waves, suggesting relaxation, and beta waves, indicating strong focus. “It has the dual benefit of relaxing you, but also sharpening your mind,” says Dr Lin.

*** Reuters report shared this link: “Research studies have found that (Tai Chi) practice increased mineral bone density, boosted endurance, strengthened the lower body, and eased depression.”

Discover a spiritual aspect in the graceful spirals of the Tai Chi form.

Learn Tai Chi as shamanic theatre, celestial combat, rooted in Earth and played in the human dimension. Yang advances, Yin withdraws, and Harmony prevails.  Learning the Way of the Hidden Masters gives a sense of reality to this ancient art as we emulate the heroes of then, the warriors, the fighting nuns (and monks), and priestesses.

Healers and Martial Artists use Tai Chi & Qigong to improve external Qi-projection and internal rooting. The combination of these supports the steady grounding which keeps them safe and healthy.

Beyond the Basics: 

As you combine the Hidden Masters practice of  Tai Chi with the Five Steps of the Jade Egg Training in the Tao of Feminine Empowerment, you learn to integrate the power techniques of Kuan Yin and Steel Body Qigong, the psychic self-defence of Fusion Mediations and the extra-sensory perception of the Tao of the Shamaness, utilising the Inner Eye to anticipate, disappear and counter.  And the rootedness developed by this stage keeps us safe when practising astral projection in the higher meditations.

Teacher Trainings

Anamarta had the pleasure to co-facilitate with Kris Deva North various Tai Chi and Qigong Teachers Trainings, having qualified many students and witnessed how Tai Chi is suitable for any age: her youngest student was 11 and the oldest 77 years old.

In 2019 Anamarta launched the Special for Women:
Kuan Yin Qigong Teacher Training and in 2020 started the Online 7-week Course click here for more details.

8 Pieces of Brocade during the Kuan Yin Qigong Teacher Training Retreat.

Here’s a glimpse of the martial art application and advanced practice.

Many years ago in Hawaii, practicing the form with Kris Deva North.