L'accompagnement taoïste et le qigong

avec Nick Hudis

The ancient wisdom tradition of Taoist self-cultivation offers amazing potential to support your wellbeing and path of growth.

I have be involved with Taoist practices since the age of 15. I have had the good fortune to study with some excellent masters but I make no claims to mastery myself. I continue to learn each day even though I have more than 40 years of experience in this domain.

I am honoured to guide you in the beautiful practices at La Source and online.

Nick Hudis

Taoism, the way of Nature

In living follow the way of nature

In meditation go deep in the heart

In relationships be gentle and kind

In speech be honest

In leading, be just

In business be skillful

In action, choose the right moment

Laozi - legendary founder of Taoism


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How Taoist cultivation can help you

Taoism is not a religion. It is an ancient wisdom tradition, which teaches us how to live in harmony with the Tao - the principles and cycles of nature.

Taoist practices cover the fields of wellbeing, medicine, meditation, sexuality and relationships, martial arts, the creative arts and much more.


L'accompagnement dans la culture taoïste peut vous soutenir de plusieurs manières en :

  • vous gardant en bonne santé et vous protéger du burn-out
  • vous connectant profondément avec la nature et les éléments
  • augmentant votre vibration énergétique et en soutenant votre cheminement et votre mission de vie

Taoist practices offered by Nick at La Source and online

Qigong

Le qigong est la culture du Qi (la force vitale) à travers l'harmonie du corps, de la respiration et de la conscience.

À La Source, vous pouvez faire vos premiers pas dans le qigong, ou plonger profondément dans cette pratique puissante et fascinante.

Taoist meditaition

Empty yourself, let your spirit be at peace. Let the ten thousand rise and fall and return to the source. To return to the source is stillness... the way of nature.


Find inner tranquility with these beautiful meditations.


La médecine chinoise

Chinese medicine is the oldest system of healing in the world and offers incredible support to your wellbeing, by harmonising and strengthening you qi, or vital force. 

The I Ching 

feng shui and astrology

These esoteric practices offer a profound wisdom about how to live in harmony with nature, with your body and with the life purpose of your soul.


Five element

nutrition

La nutrition des cinq éléments équilibre votre alimentation en fonction de votre constitution personnelle, de l'environnement, de la saison et du goût, de la couleur et de l'énergie des ingrédients.

This approach nourishes you spiritually as well as physically.

Tea ceremony

La cérémonie du thé est une méditation active tirée des traditions taoïste et zen. À travers l'acte conscient de partager un bol de thé, nous trouvons l'harmonie, le respect, la simplicité et la tranquillité dans notre vie.  /En savoir plus sur la cérémonie du thé



Three levels of engagement

Beginners

The first step in any Taoist practice is to stop, breath, return to the present moment and relax.

Just being at La Source on individual retreat and sharing our way of life, you will feel more connected with Mother Earth and aligned with the cycles of nature.


À La Source vous pouvez apprendre des exercices de qigong simples, profiter d'une cérémonie du thé, découvrir une manière d'être basée sur la simplicité et l'équilibre... et vous retrouver.

Vous pouvez apprendre cet enchaînement de qigong simple démontré ici dans cette vidéo par de Nick

Healing

Selon la médecine taoïste, toutes les maladies et tous les problèmes émotionnels sont causés par des blocages ou un épuisement de notre qi ou de notre force vitale, résultat de déséquilibres et de désalignements dans notre mode de vie.

La médecine taoïste cherche avant tout à identifier et à corriger ces déséquilibres avant qu'ils ne se manifestent par une maladie.


At La Source and online, Nick offers consultations and therapies such as le massage San Bao, les consultations de diététique, la phytothérapie et bien plus encore, pour vous garder en bonne santé et rééquilibrer votre énergie.

Nick's story

How qigong healed my burnout

In the 80s while in a very stressful job in the City of London, I fell into a serious burnout and chronic fatigue. What saved me and brought me back to good health was to return to my Taoist roots, particularly my practice of qigong. Read the story here

Niveau de Nei Gong (culture intérieure)

If you are already deeply drawn by Taoist cultivation and are ready to fully commit to this path, Nick offers apprenticeship-style accompaniment in nei gong Inner cultivation

Based on qigong and meditation but encompassing all the modalities and practices of Taoism, the path of nei gong involves the transformation of your sexuelle essence, and emotional heart energy into spiritual energy with tha aim of attaining union with Nature, with the universe and with tha Tao. 

C'est la voie que Nick suit depuis des dizaines d'années.

Que disent les clients ?

Monique

Individual retreat

Le point culminant de ma retraite

During a retreat of five days based on qigong and forest bathing, I studied Baduanjin qigong and aspects of Five Animal Play. Nick is a very patient teacher, who explains the exercises in-depth and has a gift to help you feel the essence of each movement. The high point for me was at the end of the retreat when we hiked to a beautiful place in nature and practised the Baduanjin together in silence, simply connecting deeply with the nature all around me.,

Janet

Étudiante de qigong

An amazing healing presence

I have been a qigong student and a Chinese medicine patient of Nick. Initially this was to help with the healing of a serious illness, but more recently for my spiritual growth and support my life goals. Nick's healing presence is amazing. He has a deep intuitive sense of where the qi is out of balance and what needs to be done to restore harmony.

Angeline

Online qigong student

TDAH sous contrôle

Je suis venue à Nick pour obtenir de l'aide avec le TDAH et d'autres problèmes de santé mentale. Avec Nick, j'ai appris le Qigong de Secouer to free up the blockages of qi in my body and the Wuji Gong which helped me become calmer and more focused. Even with online sessions, Nick is capable of creating and radiating a healing energy field which envelops me and fills my body with light and feelings of wellbeing.

Frequent questions

What forms of qigong do you teach?

Mon enseignement est adapté aux besoins spécifiques de chaque élève. Pour créer un programme pour chaque élève, je m'appuie sur des formes traditionnelles qui ont résisté à l'épreuve du temps. Pour les débutants et les étudiants intermédiaires, il s'agit notamment du Ba Duan Jin, du Yi Jin Jing, du jeu des cinq animaux, du Wuji Gong, du Dayan Qigong et d'autres. Cependant, mon accent n'est pas sur l'apprentissage des formes pour elles-mêmes, mais sur l'établissement de principes de bas de la posture, la respiration et conscience et la facilitation d'une véritable transformation.

Do you teach Tai Chi?

I practice tai chi and bagua in the style of Sun Lu Tang. However, given the level of commitment needed, I only teach these powerful energetic practices to more committed and advanced students.

Enseignez-vous les pratiques énergétiques sexuelles taoïstes ?

Taoist sexual yoga, or dual cultivation, is a controversial practice. It has been popularised for the mass market in the West by Mantak Chia. My point of view is that these practices have their place, but are open to potentially harmful misunderstanding. I do not offer advice on this subject except to more advanced students in stable couple relationships. Please consult our couples coaching programme..

I have heard that Chinese medicine uses endangered species as medicines?

This lamentable practice was the case in the past. Here in Europe, the supply of Chinese medicines is strictly controlled and no authentic practitioner uses anything but plant materials from trusted suppliers. These materials are also certified for their purity and safety.

Do you teach martial arts combat applications?

Tai chi and bagua are martial arts and must be respected as such. In my teachings, I honour the martial spirit and teach with awareness of the martial applications, but I have no interest in competitive combat. I practice and teach these arts as a path of self-cultivation. If you want to learn combat applications, I am not the right teacher for you.

How is qigong different to yoga?

Qigong and yoga have much in common. They are both complete systems which cultivate wellbeing and spiritual growth. Both have been commercialised and misunderstood in the West. However, they are based on very different philosophies and consequently have a different energetic quality. As such qigong offers a different experience to yoga.

Pratiquez-vous l'acupuncture ?

Je ne pratique pas l'acupuncture. J'ai travaillé aux côtés de nombreux excellents acupuncteurs et j'ai même eu le privilège d'enseigner pendant plusieurs années au Northern College of Acupuncture au Royaume-Uni. Cependant, je préfère travailler avec mes mains à travers le massage et le qigong médical et trouve que souvent elles sont au moins aussi efficaces que les aiguilles...

Ready to taste Taoist cultivation

The best next step would be to come to La Source on an individual retreat and to dive deep into qigong and other practices.

En alternative, Nick propose plusieurs de ses accompagnements en ligne via  Zoom.

Dans les deux cas, envoyez-nous un message via le formulaire de contact ci-dessous ou appelez-nous pour organiser une discussion gratuite de 30 minutes afin d'explorer vos objectifs et de déterminer quel type d'accompagnement vous conviendra.

Contactez-Nous

For all enquires about individual retreats, group reservations, short breaks coaching sessions and wellbeing, please use this contact form or call us.

Quartier Le Pélican, Chemin de Serre Girard, Le Teil, Ardèche, 07400, France


0033 (0) 6 40 90 00 86

contact@la-source-ardeche.fr


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