Two-Day Flamenco Workshop, Oct 3-4
Beginner level flamenco aficionados, it’s your time to step up. On Oct 3-4, Casa Flamenco will hold a two-day course, including flamenco guitar where you can learn basic guitar chords to accompany with dance and rhythm control; the flamenco dance that will teach you moves, steps, and rhythms by ear; and flamenco drum (cajon) that will help you learn how to produce those flamenco beats.
Adults. RMB 600 (1 course); RMB 900 (2 courses); RMB 1,200 (3 courses). Flamenco guitar course is 10.30am-12.30pm; flamenco dance 1-3pm; flamenco drum 3-5pm. Casa Flamenco. Qi Jia Yuan Diplomatic Resident Compound. (WeChat, WhatsApp, and contact number: 13910914251)
For tango lovers, head to the Lama Temple area on Oct 3-5 and join Beijing Bilingual Tango’s tango drill with a visiting Argentinean master. Then on Oct 8, there’s a new beginner series with will start twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays.
Adults. RMB 150 (Oct 8 beginner series, single lesson); RMB 800 (early bird discounted price for 8 lessons if paying before Sep 25); RMB 960 (regular price after Sep 25). Sunday session 1.30-3pm at Hotcat Club (No. 46 Fangjiahutong, Dongcheng District, 东城区方家胡同46号, near Beixinqiao, Yonghegong Lama Temple, and Andingmen stations on Line 2). Thursday session 8.30-10pm at Lama Temple Colorful Studio (雍和宫彩色教室 东城区东滨河路雍和航星园37号楼201) Beijing Bilingual Tango. (WeChat ID: BJBTango, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Warrior Wellness Retreat, Oct 7-8
Beijing is a stressful place to live. Traffic, pollution, demanding jobs and an over-abundance of food choices makes for a damaging cocktail of influences on our minds, bodies, and spirits. What you need is the chance to get away from the city, into an environment where you can really find yourself, and learn how to reconnect your mind, body and spirit for the long term. The Warrior Wellness Retreat is a two day event that will show you exactly how you can reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit.
The retreat take places at Zhenwu Daoist Temple, an active Daoist monastery one hour outside of Beijing. Situated in the beautiful Shenglianshan Scenic Area in Fangshan District, Zhenwu Temple, often referred to as Little Wudang, is dedicated to the Daoist Deity Zhenwu. Zhenwu, the Perfected Warrior, is considered one of the most powerful Daoist gods, and is the perfect inspiration for those wishing to unlock their potential and become the best version of themselves that they can be.
Adults. RMB 2,388 per person, including transport to Zhenwu Temple, a guided tour of the temple, lunch/dinner on Sunday and breakfast/lunch on Sunday, 12-hour martial arts and healing arts training, guided calligraphy training, and Daoism/Buddhism in daily life workshop. Click/tap here for more information about the workshop. Cultural Keys. (WeChat ID: AJDonnelly, email@example.com)
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