The Bali Headquarters

“The current HQ for Lotus Nei Gong and the teachings of Damo Mitchell is in Bali, Indonesia. It is here that many of the most in-depth and advanced trainings of Lotus Nei Gong material take place”

Bali, Indonesia

 

From the start of 2022, the main Headquarters of Lotus Nei Gong will be in Bali, Indonesia. Damo and others will be based in the small village of Ubud and it is from here that many of the deepest training events for the school will be held. The school has a large training facility with main hall, smaller teaching rooms and outdoor areas.

Bali is a special place, bursting with energy and life. The local, primarily Hindu population, maintain a close connection with the land and its spiritual properties. The community around Ubud is made up of numerous spiritual organisations and alternative groups who are all pursuing self-development through ones means or another; there is much in the way of Yoga, meditation and other arts and now Lotus Nei Gong is representing the Daoist and internal martial arts in the area.

As a community, we are dedicated practitioners seeking mastery of these arts and Bali will become the place where dedicated members of the school may come to live in retreat-style settings and throw themselves fully into their practice and personal cultivation under the guidance of Damo and other senior members of the school.

The Schools

 

The Bali school is actually divided into two separate venues, each focusing upon a different aspect of internal training. We did this so as to give students an opportunity to focus on the area of the Daoist arts they were most interested in as well as meaning that we can keep classes to a small enough size whereby each student receives the individual tuition needed to develop efficiently. 
Both schools are running concurrently meaning that studnets choose which school they are studying at and will work with the teachers who are present at that particular venue. 

Taiji Quan School

 

At the Taijiquan school, four teachers work with the student group on traditional Yang style Taijiquan alongside partner work, Nei Gong and basic combative training. This is a martial arts school and, as such, includes a full syllabus of striking, conditioning and grappling alongside Tui Shou and other Taiji-specific practices. 

More advanced tudents will study weaponry and other more exotic aspects of Taijiquan and our plan is to expand into Baguazhang and Xingyiquan at some stage in the future as well. 

The emphasis of the school syllabus is on self-development and inner-mastery through the path of Gong Fu. 

Nei Gong School

 

The martial arts venue is out in the countryside of central Bali; the Nei Gong school is in the middel of Ubud town. This means that students at the Nei Gong school has easier access to restaurants and don’t necessarily ride a motorbike out to the venue; this makes it an altogether more convenient venue.

At the Nei Gong school, students study traditional Daoist and Buddhist energy work with a focus upon static and moving Nei Gong practices as well as Daoist alchemical meditation methods. The syllabus at this school is the result of Damo’s lifetime of study with esoteric masters across the Far East.

This is a path of self-development through energetic and mental work.

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

Full-Time Study Module

Nei Gong Centre, Ubud, Bali

 

More Details

The Nei Gong & Nei Dan modules are taught at the venue in Ubud town, making it a very convenient place for food and accomodation. Students here will study Nei Gong as it is taught within Lotus Nei Gong and the Internal Arts Academy with a focus upon standing, seated, moving and static exercises. Various seniors from within Lotus Nei Gong will work with students on various aspects of the system but each month or two-month long module will look at a different apsect of Nei Gong so that longer term students can gradually learn our entire syllabus if they is what they wish. 

Students will study from 9-5 each day with some optional evening and morning sessions as well. Classes will run for five days per week with weekends free for personal practice and rest. This will give students a chance to enjoy the sights and culture of the local area. 

Non-Residential

£700 per month stay

Taijiquan & Gong Fu

Full-Time Study Module

Taijiquan Centre, Gianyar, Bali

 

More Details

The Taijiquan & Gong Fu module is so-called because though Taiji is the mainstay of what is being taught, all students will approach the martial art of Taiji in a full manner. As such, studnets will study form, principles, pushing hands and fundamental martila skills such as striking and grappling. Nei Gong is also a large part of the training here but with an emphasis upon using Nei Gong to further Taiji skill.
The syllabus will match that taught within Lotus Nei Gong as well as the Internal Arts Academy with both short and long form taught as well as weaponry and other aspects of the system.

Students will study from 9-5 for five days per week with weekends for persoanl practice and rest. Sometimes, we will convene with the Nei Gong students at the other venue in town for group meditation practice as well.

Non-Residential

£700 per month stay

Training Dates

 

Students wishing to attend the Bali school should contact us and request a booking form. On this form will be options for training at the two different venues as well as the subjects you would like to study with us. Please note that since the subjects are taught in separate venues, it is not possible to study two concurrently running modules at the same time. 
The modules can exist as standalone stays at the school, or else you may stay for a protracted period of time and so continue your training with us for a lengthier period of time. If you choose the option to stay longer, your training will continue and teachers will work with you to take you deeper into our material. 

Taiji Quan School

Study Module Dates

 

Taijiquan & Gong Fu

March 6th – April 28th
£1,400

Ongoing Taijiquan Training (FULL)

Taijiquan & Gong Fu

May 1st – May 26th
£700

Ongoing Taijiquan Training (FULL)

Taijiquan & Gong Fu

August 7th – September 29th
£1,400

Ongoing Taijiquan Training (FULL)

Taijiquan & Gong Fu

October 2nd – November 24th
£1,400

Ongoing Taijiquan Training (FULL)

Nei Gong School

Study Module Dates

 

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

April 3rd – April 28th
£700

Ongoing Nei Gong Training

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

May 1st – May 26th
£700

Ongoing Nei Gong Training

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

August 7th – September 1st
£700

Ongoing Nei Gong Training

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

September 4th – September 29th
£700

Dao Yin Focus

Nei Gong & Nei Dan

October 2nd – November 24th
£1,400

Focus on Nei Dan (FULL)

2024 Training Dates Coming Soon

Most likely, we will be posting these dates in October some time

Teachers at the Martial Arts Centre

Damo Mitchell

The coordinating teacher at the Lotus Nei Gong Bali HQ is Damo Mitchell; he is in charge of classes in Taijiquan, Nei Gong, Meditation & fundamentals of combat. 
Damo is based in Bali for most of the year and heads the school. 

Roni Edlund

Senior teacher at the Bali school, Roni Edlund will be teaching Nei Gong and Taijiquan at the centre. Roni has studied the Eastern arts for over 15 years full-time and now applies her teaching in Bali where she is based for most of the year. 

Ben Manns

Ben is a long-time student of Damo. Born in Canada, Ben focuses on Taijiquan and Nei Gong  for his own studies and will be assisting with teaching Taijiquan classes at the centre in Bali. 

Kat Sourkova

Kat is an inner-door student of Damo and a long-time practitioner of Neigong and Taijiquan. Kat will be assisting with the inner mechanics of Taiji as well as other subjects at the school in Bali. 

Applicants

 

Those wishing to attend the school should know that we are a dedicated group, practicing authentic and traditional Eastern methods. As such, we work very hard and are focused on what we do; though we enjoy ourselves and laugh a lot, practice sessions are focused in nature. 

Students applying should contact us at the usual place and then you will receive a link to an application form. This will then be considered and, if we have space, we shall let you know as soon as possible.

Classes run from 9-5 approx with some evening sessions as well. Classes are held five days per week with the weekend to rest and enjoy the local area. Each student will be taught by 4+ teachers from within Lotus Nei Gong, all of which have worked very closely with Damo and who are very knolwedgable on the area they are teaching.

The school is a non-residential school and so students should secure their own housing in the local area. We do not assist with this side of staying with us and students need to sort their own visa’s though we can provide contact details of agencies who can assist with all of this.

As visitors to Bali, we adhere to their traditions and all students should respect the local customs at all times. Do not follow the example of the local expat community who are not always the best visitors with regards to their manners and respect.