WHAT’S IN A NAME?
TaijiNature aims to develop our ability to use Taiji, Qigong, Bagua, Hsing-I, Liung Yi, Liu He Ba Fa (Water Style) and Wuji to connect more strongly with the nature that is around us and within us.
As we accompany movements in nature through physical and meditative practice, we develop a sensitivity to our own internal patterns. Through the regular practice of these internal arts, we nourish and enhance our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. We enter a space of quiet observation in which we explore our co-emergence with nature. When we practice with this approach, we build our capacity for connection, communication, movement and change. We develop the Qi that we need in order to live sensitively and significantly in the world.
With the creation of TaijiNature, it is our intention to engage with these ancient practices as a path to cultivate kindness and respect; a place where we can come together in community and take care with one another. These arts are tools to harmonize our internal energy, to build strength and vitality in our bodies, to develop balance and graceful movement, and to bring a sense of peace to our heart and mind.
TaijiNature is collaboration between Faith LeLievre and Richard Jordi. Faith and Richard lived half way across the world from each other, so their collaboration allowed them to enjoy the magic of opposites in time and space.
With Faith living on the volcanic Island of Hawai‟i, and Richard on the southern tip of Africa where two oceans meet, their collaboration brought a shared celebration of elemental forces of nature. Faith and Richard sought to infuse their practice and teaching with the spirit of nature that inspired the origins of Taiji and Qigong.
Dedicated to and in memory of Richard Jordi (1956-2021)