2022: On closing the physical studio

On Saturday July 23rd 2022 we held our final group classes in the Park Street studio space where we had been gathering through almost every week of every year since 1997, the only break being in the days and months of the Covid-19 exclusions of 2020/21.

Here are the sentences I wrote to accompany our last few hours, read out at the small party we held to mark the occasion.

How deep and sustained the privilege, how profoundly felt, how consistently manifest the experience, and how far we have come… We have been travellers in a room whose Heaven and Earth has conjured into being a studio dazzling in possibilities, of sympathetic practice, of knowing and unknowing and knowing again, yet all by seeming happenstance in guiding us along the many ways of Tao 道 in Continuity.

‘And now… the farewell hours are upon us at last, after twenty-five years. Of the many things I have learned in running classes throughout this time – this generation of time – one would be that by taking practical daily steps, in having an on-going framework, we allow for things both creative and receptive, the very balance of YinYang 陰陽 to have their compass and locus of happening. Likewise, and by their nature, endings and beginnings are horizons of practicality – as we will arrive, so we will depart – acting as an embrace, tender to our learning, our personal history, our friendships… And as much as we may plan for their coming and going, they too will have their instances and spontaneity of happening.


So, now that the physical studio is closed we must find our way in making our practice differently, in different ways and in different places according to our own time and measure.
It is my firm intention to continue teaching; it is my expectation to be able to offer London-based weekend teaching on a semi-regular basis every six to eight weeks. This is likely to be a mixture of group and/or private classes, or workshops on a particular element of my overall syllabus. In addition I will be hoping to lead further residential courses abroad and at home, and depending on circumstances to offer individually tailored and personal retreats in a countryside setting: Come away to be well, and still.

For information regarding this teaching, to keep in touch and/or sign up for the Newsletter, please use the email:

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Group classes

Group classes run continuously throughout the year with appropriate short breaks taken around public holidays at Christmas and Easter. In order to sustain and commit to the group, classes are payable by the month in advance, except through August when students may pay as they come. Students may also take up to four weeks ‘out’, as holiday, without paying whilst maintaining their place. Classes are generally held in private studio space at London Bridge by Borough Market.
It should be noted that spaces in group classes are limited by availability.
The Saturday morning class is solely for those with experience and is by invitation only.

Please email TREASURE@TIMSTUDIO.CO.UK to ask for further details and directions.

Borough Market
Park Street SE1
Time Tariff
Tuesday 18.30 – 20.00 £17.50 per class monthly in advance.
(£70 per four week month, £87.50 per five week month)
Saturday 11.00 – 12.30 £17.50 per class monthly in advance.
(£70 per four week month, £87.50 per five week month)

 

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Private classes

Private classes in Tai Chi, Hsing I, Chi Kung, or Pa Kua, are one-to-one with Tim and are available to any individual, by mutual consent. They may be booked for weekdays in the Borough Market studio space, or occasionally may be taken outdoors or in your own home/office, where suitable. The table below shows some examples. Please note that a reduction is offered for a private student able to commit to taking six classes within a four week period: this is an intense ‘single-leap’ method of study. Generally speaking private classes are for one hour.
Reduced price private classes for those already studying within a tim’studio group are the last two examples listed.

Location Tariff
Borough Market £70 / hour
Borough Market £360
(six classes within four weeks)
Private Residence or Office
(within London)
£90 / hour
Public Outdoors Location £70 / hour
Studio Location for
Current Student
£50 / hour
Studio Location for Current Student £270
(six classes within four weeks)

 

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Private Pair classes

Two-to-one classes with Tim are available but only where both parties can reasonably commit to attend at each class. Six classes is the minimum. Paired classes may run over the hour, for up to eighty minutes. Examples:

Location Classes by Appointment Tariff
Borough Market SIX classes
(minimum one per week)
£540
(£90 per class, payable in three instalments of £180)
Private Residence or Office
(within London)
SIX classes
(minimum one per week, or by arrangement)
£600
(payable in three instalments)
Public Outdoors Location SIX classes
(minimum one per week)
£540
(payable in three instalments)

 

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Serious Joy

A SERIOUS JOY meeting is an exclusive one-to-one with Tim, open to any individual by mutual consent, or by referral, and currently only available in the Borough Market studio space. These are meetings-in-meditation, to help restore balance and well-being. Meetings will generally last around eighty minutes. An enquiry into the I CHING may be added to the meeting, if requested.

Location Meetings Tariff
Borough Market Pre-booked £90
Borough Market Pre-booked
with I CHING enquiry
£110
(a written interpretation of the I CHING enquiry
will be forwarded after the meeting)

 

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I Ching enquiry

Enquiry into the I CHING by traditional YARROW STALK method, or by PA KUA Form method, is available to students or any individual, by mutual consent. These may be made one-to-one with Tim in person, or remotely in absentia. Your enquiry may be general or specified in the form of a question, best noted down and submitted in advance. A written interpretation of your enquiry will be forwarded to you by email or post.

Location Enquiry Tariff
Borough Market
In Person
Pre-booked
Yarrow Stalk or PA Kua Form method
£70
Remote Enquiry Pre-booked
Yarrow Stalk or PA Kua Form method
£35
(payable in advance)

 

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Study Days, Films, Retreats etc… & the tim’studio picnic

enter…

THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2024

WEEKEND TEACHING
at
The Foundry

T I M O T H Y  H A T T O N  A R C H I T E C T S
(It should be noted that The Foundry is an entirely private working premises)

SATURDAY MAY 4th
&
SUNDAY MAY 5th

 

TAI CHI FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN
&

MEDITATIONS
All that you are is contained herein.

FOR FULL DETAILS of WEEKEND STUDY DAYS & MORE
KEEP SCROLLING DOWN, and down…


NEW! NEW! NEW!

◦ LUCCA Italy ◦ April 6th – 10th 2024 ◦

“Following the success of our Autumn CHI KUNG retreat in 2022, I have again been invited by Jane Parkinson of Tuscany Arts & Healing to lead these few days, tucked away at Villa Boccella in the wooded hills of nearby Lucca.
For – The Wonderful Way of TAI CHI – I will be teaching a short but complete Thirteen Element Form in the Yang family tradition, concentrating on archetypes and principles of practice together with underpinning meditations.
The retreat will be suitable and open to all but of particular interest, I hope, to those with some experience, who will surely gain by this opportunity to deepen their practice in such a setting. Wonderful indeed!”

HAS NOW HAPPENED!

THIS RETREAT HAS NOW HAPPENED WITH DETAILS REMAINING HERE AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY, AND WITH THE SINCERE HOPE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER A SIMILAR EVENT IN THE FUTURE.

6th to 10th APRIL
2024
SPRING IN TUSCANY
◦ ◦ ◦
RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
VILLA BOCCELLA
LUCCA
 ◦ ◦ ◦ THE WONDERFUL WAY
of
TAI CHI
◦ ◦ ◦
TARIFF En suite SINGLE ROOM En suite TWIN ROOM
FULL PRICE  €/£ €1,190 / £1,020 €990 / £850
EARLY BIRD €/£
(*Discount Price has now expired.)
€1,060 / £910 €890 / £765

LINKS FOR FUTURE USE AND NEWS
Email Jane Parkinson: here >>> 
Visit Retreat & Course Information Page: here >>>
Visit Villa Boccella: here>>>
View Dependance accommodation: here >>>


FILMS!

CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR SOOTHING, CALM FILMS
(HIGHEST NUMBER IS MOST RECENT)

  FROM THE SOLACE GARDEN  
19. TURN & RETURN
 
18. FORMS IN STABILITY

 
17. FROM THE SOLACE STUDY 16. SNOWFALL TAI CHI  15. COLD-AIR PRACTICE
14. RAISING COMPASSION 11. MEDITATIONS / FOURTH 10. MEDITATIONS / THIRD 
9. MEDITATIONS / SECOND
8. MEDITATIONS / FIRST 7. SILK
 
6. WALKING

5. STANDING 4. SWINGS
3. TEA & CHI KUNG
2. MOON POND REFLECTIONS 1. FROM THE SOLACE GARDEN

STUDY DAYS
WEEKEND TEACHING
at
T H E  F O U N D R Y
1 Adelaide Grove W12 0JU

SCHEDULED WEEKEND EVENTS 2023/4
NEW!
(events in GREEN have now happened)

UK LONDON
WEEKENDS
SATURDAY
2.00 to 5.00
SUNDAY
12.00 to 4.30
January 2024
13th & 14th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW 

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)
March
9th & 10th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS 
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)
May
4th & 5th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)


DETAILS

SATURDAY MAY 4th 2.00 to 5.00

TAI CHI FORM REVIEW

An afternoon to practise and review Tai Chi Form, with appropriate exercises to test for correct internal alignment and the expression of inherent soft chi, as time permits. Opportunity will be given to practising all three parts of the Long Form.
There will also be suitable periods for reflection, to take notes and ask questions, with tea provided.

SUNDAY MAY 5th 12.00 to 4.30
CHI KUNG TAOYIN / WALKING & STANDING
&

MEDITATIONS
All that you are is contained herein.

12.00 to 1.00: CHI KUNG TAOYIN / WALKING & STANDING ◦ A review and revision.
2.00 to 4.30: MEDITATIONS To be with yourself in the company of others. Form as meditation, with guidance and practicality as to how to make it so using brief passages of repetition/time/and a shifting compass.
Suitable periods for rest and reflection, with tea provided, will complete our afternoon/and weekend together.

Register your interest and reserve your places NOW.

Please use this email to let us know your wish to attend each event, and/or to sign-up for the Newsletter.
In reply you will receive a return email confirming your place together with any other relevant details or information.
TREASURE@TIMSTUDIO.CO.UK

Thank you.

Fees for either the Saturday or Sunday: £45.00
To attend on both days the fee is discounted at: £75.00
Please bring soft loose clothing and flat-soled slippers or shoes to wear for the practice. And if you have a cushion/rug etc for the sitting meditation on Sunday afternoon, then please do bring those along too.

It should be noted that The Foundry is the entirely private and working premises of
T I M O T H Y  H A T T O N  A R C H I T E C T S

Details of travel to Adelaide Grove (Uxbridge Road) can easily be found using online maps, with public transport of both buses and underground stopping reasonably nearby. If coming by car, unrestricted parking within designated parking bays is available on the Grove or nearby roads on Saturdays and Sundays all day. Bicycles should be secured at your own discretion.

Treasures of Tao
at the British Museum.

There is no charge at entry or for the tour with Tim of the Chinese galleries
Afternoon Tea in the Great Court Restaurant following-on will be in the region of £10.00.
(These visits to resume in 2024.)

STUDY DAYS into a particular subject, such as TAI CHI WEAPONS, CHI KUNG or PUSH HANDS, are an irregular feast, and as such will be promoted here, as they occur. Retreats and Study Trips, will generally speaking have a MEDITATION TRAINING element running alongside FORM teaching. These events are individually priced as they appear, with the exception of…

… the tim’studio picnic, taking place annually on the last Saturday of July and which is £££ FREE!

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Payment… & Donations

PAYMENT for all classes and meetings may be made in Cash, or by online Bank transfer: details upon request. Regular students to group classes will pay at the first class of the month. Private classes will be paid for as they occur, or in advance for a set of classes to obtain the discounts as described. 
Notes: 1. Please do NOT use the Donate Button to pay for in person, physical classes. 2. The class prices listed on these pages represent a guide only and may be changed or amended to suit individual circumstances at the discretion of tim’studio.

DONATIONS: In appreciation of on-going teaching, guidance, articles and films etc.
If you would like to make a voluntary gift contribution please click on the Donate Button below and follow the further instructions. Thank you very much.



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