Exploring the Bridge between Purnatva & Shunyata (探索圆满与空虚之间的桥梁)
December 7-14, 2013[S1] (二零一三年十二月七号到十四号)
with Chops Hsu
About the Private Retreat (关于私人静修)
Empty out your busy schedule and embrace yourself into a fullness of a yogic living experience. During this week, we will focus on Pranayama and slow flow asana practice in the mornings. With lectures on applied anatomy knowledges and planting a foundation on some important yogic texts in the afternoon. We will have a set routine everyday while contemplating on different aspects of life in a lovely serene space. By exploring the ideas of being empty in certain aspects of our lives, we might experience fullness in other aspects of our lives.
About the Teacher (关于老师)
Chops started working as a personal trainer to help pioneering the fitness industry in Taiwan. He was always passionate with helping people to achieve their fitness goals. He found yoga during personal training.
Chops started teaching yoga in Taipei at the most established yoga studio in Asia. During that time, he studied and worked closely with Patrick Creelman and assisted Patrick in two 200-Hour Teacher Trainings in 2008 and 2009. Chops and Patrick have built a strong partnership and collaborated in numerous Anusara workshops and trainings since then.Chops’ teaching is also influenced by Richard Freeman. He has studied with Richard throughout different places around the world. Patrick has taught Chops to move towards his full potential, while Richard has taught Chops the merge of Prana and Apana and find the middle path.
Chops的第一份工作就是开创台湾私人教练之先河。他一直热衷于帮助他人，辅助他们达成其健身计划。当私人教练的同时他开始接触瑜伽并开始在台湾最权威的瑜伽会所教学。在此期间，他跟随Patrick Creelman 学习并协助其2008年，2009年的两期200小时教师培训。Chops和Patrick培养出默契，建立良好的合作关系，并一起合作举办了无数的Anusara工作坊和培训。Chops的教学也深受Richard Freeman 的影响。他跟随Richard在世界不同地方学习，学到怎样开发自己的全能，合并上行气和下行气，寻找中庸之道。
Chops teaches fun, uplifting and challenging classes. He wishes to cultivate students’ positive attitude towards life through the art of yoga. He has also done numerous trainings on yoga sutra. He loves to weave in the teachings of the sutra during his classes. Over the past 5 years, Chops have helped to build the yoga community in Taipei and continue to influence the yoga kula there in a very positive way. He wishes to continue sharing this art of yoga in Shanghai and help the students grow their practice.
Chops feels very blessed to be on this path. For him yoga is ultimately the practice of relationships. He will continue his studies with Patrick Creelman and Richard Freeman. And whatever he receives from his teachers and learns from his own practice, he wishes to offer it back to the students.
Chops在这条道路上感到很幸运。对于他来说，瑜伽最终的目的是实践关系。他将继续与Patrick Creelman 和Patrick Freeman研究。无论是来自他的老师或从自己练习中得到的觉悟，他希望把这一切返回给学生。
The Daily Schedule
|7:00 am||Morning herbal tea and Early Breakfast**|
|7:30 am - 8:00 am||Pranayama & Meditation 呼吸法和冥想|
|8:15 am - 11:00 am||Slow Flow 缓慢流瑜伽|
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Buffet lunch 自助午餐|
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Afternoon lectures 下午讲课|
|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Dinner buffet|
|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Complimentary Steam room available (sign up in advance at Wellness Center)|