What to expect on a Jason Chan retreat
Each of Jason’s retreats is unique and can not be repeated. The synergy between participants and teacher, as well as type of venue, will influence the way it unfolds. Retreats hosted by other organisations (such as Cortijo Romero and Hawkwood) utilise their own schedules.
Having said that, there are elements common to all.
The day generally begins with inspiring teachings from Jason, which will tend to follow the theme of the retreat. Some mornings it will be Jane Rogers who gives a talk.
After a short break, there is an exercise session. This will consist of gentle warm-up movement, followed by Chi Kung or yoga, led by Jason or Waisum Chan. From there, Jason leads us into meditation.
We break for lunch around 1.30 and come back for the afternoon, which usually consists of a talk from Jason, followed by Infinite Tai Chi, and a second meditation.
Evenings are generally free. On a self-catering retreat, you may wish to cook “at home” or eat out, and usually there will always be someone happy to share a meal in or a trip to a nearby restaurant with you!
The retreats are suitable for everyone, unless it states that it is for advanced students and teachers. Everyone is encouraged to take sufficient rest due to the high energy of each retreat, which builds as the week goes on.
Most participants come by themselves; genuine friendships are made and no-one feels “lonely”. Of course, sometimes you may wish some time to be alone, and this is always respected.
A week on Jason’s retreat will leave you feeling uplifted, energised, empowered and joyful. Come to one, and see for yourself!