Meditation is central to all the teaching on the retreats. I began studying meditation at the age of 15 and have explored many different approaches. At present I am embarking on a purely Daoist approach to internal alchemy which interestingly has a tremendous lot of commonalities to the system of meditation I studied for 20 years with my last teacher. All the processes in Nei Gong ultimately lead to the study of Nei Dan (internal alchemy). At the moment I am teaching the fundamentals of meditation on the courses and retreats. Correct sitting posture, working with the breath, some mantra, aspects of understanding our nature (xing), the connection to the heart and the connection to manifestation within the body (Ming). All retreats will have an emphasis on sitting practice as I see it as a cornerstone for internal development.