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Wu Tao Classes starting in Perth June 2011

steveandmichelle : June 22, 2011 12:28 pm : blog

We want to share with you a very special opportunity being offered in Perth Western Australia this month!

We are holding an information evening where we will demonstrate all the dances and share how Wu Tao can help you and your partner to increase the love and connection between you.

This will be followed by an 8 week course where we teach you all the dances (based on the 5 elements in Chinese Medicine).

The information evening is on:  Wednesday 29th June 6 – 7.30pm

The 8 week course starts: Wednesday 6th July 6 – 7.30pm

The venue is:  The Calvert Music Centre Auditorium South Fremantle
High School Cnr Pass Crescent and Deering St Beaconsfield

Course Cost: $300 per couple (paid in advance) or
$40 per couple paid weekly

To register please call Michelle on 0417 989 397

or email us at info@wutaodance.com

We would love you to join us!

Warmest regards

Michelle Locke

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bali retreat

steveandmichelle : January 3, 2011 3:32 am : blog

Wu Tao Relationship Retreat for Couples in Bali

Michelle and I visited Bali in early December 2010 with some amazing couples from Australia. The intention was to share with these couples the Wu Tao for Two dances and to relate how they could use these dances to lift the vibe and level of love in their relationship as a regular practise.

Loving Couple

To experience the gentle power of how the dances worked inside of each relationship was humbling and beautiful to watch, as each couple moved through various parts of their relationship each day. By the end of the week, all reported being more connected, peaceful and loving toward each other, without having to do too much at all except dance and connect through the movement of their bodies and take in the tranquility of Bali.

Relationship Dance

Although we have been running Wu Tao relationship retreats for several years now, this was the longest retreat at 6 days. We appreciated the extra time that really allowed people to go deeper  and relax into the dances and the experience. As a result the whole week flowed gracefully from one day to the next with each day building on the previous one. The dances covered in previous days became more natural and the movements started to sink in with each practise session, giving a taste to the participants of what it would be like when the dances became ‘second nature’.

Dancing is good for your relationship

The general outline of each day was to learning a new dance each day for a couple of hours after breakfast; a great start to the day to limber up and take in new material with the mind being fresh.  There are 5 WuTao dances in all, each based on a particular element of nature – as related to the Chinese Medicine system (Air, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth) These elements are choreographed as dances and learned in a particular sequence and each day, we would focus on one element. Following each of the morning sessions we would have a discussion about the relevant points dealing with the element of that day and how they pertained to the participants’ relationships. After a long and leisurely lunch (a sufficient break to have a Balinese massage or reflexology and relax) we came together and consolidated what we learned early in the day as well as participating in a closing meditation.

We decided to hold the retreat in a small fishing village on the North Coast of Bali called Bondalem. The destination was the Shangri La Resort, chosen because of its quiet locale far away from the hustle and bustle and consumerism of Denpasar, and its location on the edge of the beach. The dance space where we spent our time was actually a temple; the perfect size and right vibe for our group and we were overlooked each day by a large golden statue of the Buddah sitting in quiet reflection in the room.

The staff at the retreat were warm and extremely hospitable with the vegetarian meals provided for the group being excellently light and delicious. We were inspired by the level of service and the openness of the Balinese people working there, particularly the men who gave a silent lesson about what it looks like to be open hearted and in touch with that side of themselves (which is a rare experience in our culture). On questioning them about this open heartedness, we learned that there is a language of the heart that is learned by Balinese IN EQUAL MEASURE with intellectual intelligence and that the children learn this distinction from birth. They also learn how to tune in to the intelligence of the heart as an obvious form of communication!  What a different place the world would be if this was a global educational technique.

As well as lifting the level of connection with each other during the week, the couples were also getting a gentle workout each day and getting plenty of stretching and toning to their whole bodies. We are currently planning other Relationship retreats in Bali in 2011, so stay tuned to this space!

Peace, Steve Richter

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Do you want to experience deep love, joy and connection with your partner? Welcome to the Relationship Retreat!

steveandmichelle : December 17, 2010 12:37 am : Uncategorized

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▪ Would you like to experience deep love, joy and connection with your partner on a daily basis?
▪ Do you want your relationship to be more than sharing the mundane tasks of everyday living?
▪ Do you have a ‘good relationship’ but feel you could go deeper together?
▪ Do you get frustrated trying to resolve conflicts by talking?
▪ Do you have issues with your partner that never seem to get resolved?
▪ Would you like to do something with your partner that gets your body fit AND helps you resolve any difficulties?

Welcome to The Relationship Retreat!  If you are a couple looking for new ways to enhance your relationship you have come to the right place.  The Relationship Retreat is the place for you to experience and explore your relationship through the beautiful and energising medium of Wu Tao Dance. Wu Tao  is ‘The Dancing Way’ for you and your partner to reconnect, deepen, and transform  yourselves and your relationship together.

We offer a unique and easy way for you to revitalise and transform your relationship into the one you always dreamt it could be. A sacred loving relationship that honours the truth of both of you.

Perhaps you had heaps of fun and love in the beginning but after having children or living together for a while some of the ‘juice’ has diminished.  Maybe its a case of familiarity and not being able to see each other as individuals anymore.  You know you still love your partner ‘ but the passion and joy has dissipated.

Lets be honest.  No-one wants to be a relationship breakdown statistic but recent research shows that 50% (of people interviewed) said their relationship problems were caused by a lack of time to spend with their partner.  68%  said stress was a key factor.  When people were asked what caused their relationship to break down, the majority of people fell into the internal issue category, the main issues being communication, commitment and expectations. (Relationship Australia Data 2008)

Are you one of these statistics?

Most people, want to have an intimate relationship that is fun, loving, passionate, connected and peaceful.  A relationship where both partners can flourish and become the best person they can be. This is a sacred relationship. Sacred means “dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity (divine being). Would you like YOUR relationship to be the place where you are both seen and encouraged to be seen in this way?

Many people carry with them a heap of unresolved emotional issues. These live not only in the mind and heart, but in the cells of the body. Our intimate relationship is the place we tend to play out these hidden patterns. We often don’t know they are there until we enter into a ‘love relationship’. “Love brings up everything unlike itself” and so our intimate relationship gives us the greatest opportunity for deep healing and transformation as our partner will express, trigger and bring up for us our deepest wounds. What an opportunity! But also a great challenge.

We offer the tools for you as a couple, to transform your Self and your relationship into the highest expression of you are, as an individual and as a couple. Using dance, music and especially devised meditation techniques, we can help you to realign, balance and heal at every level of your being. Wu Tao Dance takes you out of your mind and into your body. The specially choreographed movements stimulate energy (Qi) flow and unblock the flow of energy in your organs restoring you to your natural state of energised and joyful peace. It really is that easy! Wu Tao is so easy to do and fun to learn that you don’t even notice the old patterns dropping away, you simply begin to feel lighter, happier, healthier and energised.

We often think we can resolve our conflicts by thinking them through, but too many times our thinking turns to obsessing and we end up going round in circles and getting caught in a sticky web of negative emotions and conflict. There is no peace in this. Wu Tao will take you out of this pattern and give you a new and enjoyable way to restore harmony and resolve conflict. The best thing is you get to do this together as a couple and get fit at the same time!

Every woman who has ever done Wu Tao with their partner has expressed their utter joy at sharing this experience with their man. Both men and women enjoy the deep, loving connection that is experienced through dancing so intimately together. As a physical and spiritual experience, it’s like making love but with clothes on!

  • If you are ready for a deeper connection with your partner,
  • if you are tired of struggling to resolve conflicts,
  • if you want to restore health to your body and mind,
  • if you want to experience loving intimacy, joy and lasting happiness

We invite you to join us at one of our powerfully transforming retreats. We promise to take good care of you!

Warmest regards,
Michelle Locke and Steve Richter

Creators of Wu Tao for Two

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