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Address: Jl. Pengosekan | The Yoga Barn, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 812-3646-7324
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Group classes at THE YOGA BARN, JL PENGOSEKAN, UBUD. Price: USD 10 / 1.5...

Group classes at THE YOGA BARN, JL PENGOSEKAN, UBUD. Price: USD 10 / 1.5 hr. Check website for class times. Private courses by advanced booking. Full details on our website. British instructor Dave West has been teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong for over 10 years, and Sivananda Yoga for over 20 years. He specializes in sitting, standing and moving meditation, focusing the mind and breath to lead the qi, relaxing and balancing the body, mind and spirit. After consulting with modern and traditional masters, Dave believes that in these times of 'speed and greed' his programs are easy to learn, bring rapid results, and are well-suited for people at different levels of health and fitness. Regular practice can energize your body, relax your mind, awaken your inner guru, and lead to a more balanced lifestyle in harmony with the Tao.

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4 hour tai chi and qi gong workshop

Did a really great 4-hour workshop with Dave West hosted at Yoga Barn in Ubud. I do a lot of yoga and have wanted for some time to find out more about martial arts and especially... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Did a really great 4-hour workshop with Dave West hosted at Yoga Barn in Ubud. I do a lot of yoga and have wanted for some time to find out more about martial arts and especially Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Read a little and did a couple of taster sessions but did not feel much the wiser. This workshop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Dave is a master of teaching. He has a gentle intuitive way of guiding you through both the theory and movement practices of Qi gong. We had 2 private lessons with Dave, he came to our hotel and we had the lessons on our balcony. The classes with Dave were the highlight of my travels. Dave's teachings are like pieces... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A wonderful mix of incredible scenery between lush tropical forest and picturesque waterfalls, temples and tai chi. Dave guided us through different breathing disciplines and meditations as well as ancient Asian wisdom.

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Setubal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I did the level one Tai Chi foundation course and it did not disappoint me at all. I felt the Tai Chi I learned was very real, not a fluffy dance version but a very complete internal health and spiritual based martial art. The course was very well structured with several side exercises and lessons in Qi Gong, pushing hands... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dave is a great teacher and a wonderful person. He possesses the knowledge and insight to teach, demonstrate and guide you through each move in a way that makes you understand Tai Chi from many perspectives. For the first time I was able to memorise, comprehend and feel what I am doing and why I am doing it. THANK YOU... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Dave is a very passionate and knowledgeable teacher! since completing a 4 hour Tao healing workshop almost two months ago I have become hooked on Tai chi and Qi Gong. I feel lucky, being one of the younger participants in the class that day, that I have come across this practice early and have it as a way of maintaining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I really enjoyed studying the Tai Chi 24 form from Dave this summer. He doesn't just teach the choreography, but also incorporates the martial applications, correct breathing techniques/posture and even introduces the concepts of leading qi around the body. I learnt a great deal and would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have been practising and teaching tai chi and qigong for many years. On a recent trip to Bali I took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with Dave West (who I had heard about in Australia) in a private session, as well as attend a few of his classes and his half-day workshop. Dave has a great... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I'm glad I took a chance and had this course for a couple of weeks in Ubud, Bali. The teacher Dave West is very talented and ambitious. He gave everything and as a student I was very inspired and motivated, not to only complete the course, but also to continue Tai Chi when I come home again. You learn the... More 

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Ascona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Dave is an amazing teacher. He really has the ability to make one understand the whole philosophy and meaning of Qi gong and Taiji. And it was so much easier to learn all the exercises (internal and external). I can really recommend him as personal teacher. I also learnt so much more about life, buddhism, the Tao and the spiritual... More 

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