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. 

Taijiquan Retreat

Mar 6th – May 26th 2023

Our HQ, Ubud, Bali

 

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Over these 12 weeks, students will focus on Yang Taijiquan, form, fundamentals, pushing hands and inner forces. There will be three sessions of teaching per day with classes running for five days per week with the weekends as rest and free time. 

Bali HQ Training

12 weeks
£2,100

Taijiquan Retreat

Aug 7th – Oct 27th 2023

Our HQ, Ubud, Bali

 

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Over these 12 weeks, students will focus on Yang Taijiquan, form, fundamentals, pushing hands and inner forces. There will be three sessions of teaching per day with classes running for five days per week with the weekends as rest and free time.

Bali HQ Training

12 weeks
£2,100

Nei Gong & Alchemy

Oct 30th – Nov 24th 2023

Our HQ, Ubud, Bali

 

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This month at the centre will be focused on Nei Gong and Alchemy with each wekk looking in detail at an aspect of the Nei Gong process. 

Bali HQ Training

4 weeks
£700

Teachers at the 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. His classes will focus on Yang style Taijiquan.

Mystery Instructor

A fourth teacher will be announced in the near future.

Applicants

 

Please note that the project in Bali is being built in phases. Right now, we are in ‘phase 1’ which consists primarily of the ‘internal martial arts school’ building and program. We are starting out with Taiji mainly although some other aspects of Chinese Gong Fu are being taught there as well. 

The space at the centre is also very limited whilst we are in phase 1 of the project. What this means is that students should only apply if they are wanting to study Taijiquan as their primary art whilst at the school. Students should also apply to the school BUT be aware that we will be looking at the applications for the school closer to its opening and so nobody should assume that they have a place at the school as soon as they apply. Students should wait for a response before uprooting their lives and moving to Bali! The first batch of looking at applications for 2023 will take place in August 2022 and so that is the earliest that anybody will receive a response from us.

Phase 2 of the school will involve moving towards a dedicated Nei Gong and Nei Dan school and so we will be bringing more news on this aspect of the school in the future. This will be a second venue with facilities dedicated solely to Nei Gong and alchemical study. 

Please note that the Bali school is not a residential facility and so students will have to find their own accomodation in the local area. The hall is situated just outside of Ubud village and so this is the area students should stay in. There are numerous options for places to stay ranging from cheap monthly homestays and hotels through to luxury villa’s for those who want to splash out a little.

Students will also need to rent a moped for usage whilst at the centre as the hall is a short ride away from the town and public transport is a little lacking in the area!