What we're about

All women are welcome to the Jade Circle® Surrey, a monthly group to share Taoist practice for your health and happiness. Meeting on the Tuesday before the full moon from 7pm-9pm, I'll be offering meditations, movement and gentle exercise, an explanation of the jade egg, and other practices from the Taoist tradition focussing on compassion and self-empowerment.

No experience of meditation, Qigong or Taoist practice are necessary; the group is open to women of all ages and backgrounds. Feel free to bring a friend or two along. The practices can be enjoyed on their own or integrated into your existing ways of nourishing mind, body and spirit. I look forward to welcoming you.

The evenings will include:

Meditations to transform your stress and emotions into vitality and harmony.

Kuan Yin Qigong to provide strengthening exercise and energy movement in your body.

Exploring how to harmonise your monthly hormonal cycle, including in your second spring (the Taoist term for menopause & beyond).

Introduction to the Jade Egg Holistic Practice and how to integrate it into your life if you feel called to. All the exercises shared can be done with or without the egg. (High quality nephrite jade eggs are available.)

Opportunities to learn from one another and to appreciate our connection.

Seasonal celebrations as we connect with the flow of nature around us.

After many years benefitting from the teaching and sisterhood of Anamarta, founder of the Jade Circle®, in 2018 I trained with Anamarta to become a Jade Circle® Ambassador. I’ve found that the life-enhancing combination of Taoist meditation, Qigong, and the Jade Egg Holistic Practice, have been made more nourishing by being shared in a community.

Upcoming events (2)

February Jade Circle®: Love Your Year

East Horsley Village Hall

£20.00

The Year of the Rat in the Taoist calendar begins on 25th January, and we'll still be in the traditional celebration time when we meet on 4th February. If you're not sure which animal you are in the Taoist calendar you can find out tonight and reflect on your strengths. The element for this Rat year is metal, associated with the lungs, so we can take some deep breaths after the first month of 2020, and gather our courage and clarity through meditation and qigong at this time of renewal. Early February is also the time of Imbolc or mid-winter. Now the snowdrops rise up, the earth's energy grows towards spring, and we can celebrate the return of the light. February also brings Valentine's Day. Oscar Wilde wrote that "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance", and this is a sentiment at the heart of Taoist philosophy and the jade egg holistic practice! This month's circle will be a chance to remember our self-love and self-compassion, and to commit to embracing all that we are. We'll gather together for meditation, movement, an introduction to the jade egg holistic practice and other Taoist ways to nurture ourselves on all levels. Please bring a cushion to sit on (and a blanket if you like), a bottle of water, notepad and pen. Chairs are available at the venue. When you arrive at the hall, turn left. Follow the corridor through two sets of double doors all the way to the Club Room at the end.

March Jade Circle®: Bring a Friend for Free!

East Horsley Village Hall

£20.00

It's International Women's Day on 8th March, and to honour this celebration of global sisterhood I invite you to bring a friend for free for an evening of relaxation and self-empowerment. Women are achieving great change for the world by uniting in compassionate strength, and in our own lives sharing our truth with a trusted friend can be transformational. Let's gather together and celebrate what we bring to each other's lives. I'll offer Taoist meditation, gentle yet strengthening qigong exercises, and an introduction to the jade egg holistic practice. As we approach the Spring Equinox we can also connect to the new growth and vitality around us, associated in the Taoist tradition with the liver, the tendons and ligaments, the eyes, and the colour green. We can embrace this energy through guided meditation and movement, feeling grateful for our flexibility, our vision, and our growth on all levels. Please bring a cushion to sit on (and a blanket if you like), a bottle of water, notepad and pen. Chairs are available at the venue. When you arrive at the hall, turn left. Follow the corridor through two sets of double doors all the way to the Club Room at the end.

Past events (1)

January Jade Circle® Surrey - Relax & Revitalise

East Horsley Village Hall

£20.00

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