Are you ready to learn to use soul guidance, your instincts, and how to connect to the wisdom of nature (the creative unconscious) so you have a fully functional inner-compass?
What would your life be like if you didn’t feel alone and always had the support of your Higher-self, your body, and could read the language of nature – the creative unconscious?
Zen in the Garden with Paul is a unique offering for participants to learn first hand how they can create balance, beauty, joy and peace in their lives. In this unique one-day workshop, Paul will teach you how to let your soul guide you, access your instincts, and connect to the wisdom of nature as you co-create with Her.
Zen in the Garden is an opportunity to spend time with Paul in an intimate, small group setting. This unique experience is only offered on rare occasions and now is your chance to live and learn with Paul for a day.
The workshop will begin with harmonization exercises to calm and center us individually, and as a group. From a state of inner-harmony, Paul will teach you how to access soul guidance so that you can work with your soul in the creation of rock and nature art.
Awakening to Your Current Life Path and Process
Once harmonized, Paul will guide you through a simple assessment of five archetypal symbols that influence our lives so you can become conscious of:
- Where you think you are in the flow of your life
- What your strengths are
- What your current growth process is (what is really going on in your life right now)
- The underlying incentive that has provoked you to do things differently now
- What unfinished business you are ready to resolve and move past
Creative, Artistic Expression with Stones and Natural Elements
With connection to your soul, and awareness of the archetypal symbols that represent your current life path and process, Paul will guide you to creating your archetypal symbols from stones and elements from the natural landscape at his beautiful Heaven House. He will also teach you his unique zen approach to creating rock stacks as a means of athletic, fun, outdoor creativity and healthy play. In this process, you’ll get to both let your soul guide you, and connect to the creative unconscious of nature as a dynamic partner in your creative self-expression with natural elements. You’ll leave with the joy of knowing how to access your soul or Higher-self, and use your instincts and awareness of how the unconscious within yourself and nature is always seeking mutual support in life. You’ll understand the five key archetypal symbols and how to use them in your life, or in your professional practice as a guide, coach, therapist or physician.
Paul will show even the most athletic of you how you can get an amazing workout, while at the same time creating beauty outside in nature. This is your chance to learn simple principles in the garden that apply to the whole of your life.
All About Zen in the Garden
Friday 19th May 10:00am – 4:00pm
Times are approximate and may change. We recommend you arrive in San Diego on Thursday 18th May and do not leave until Saturday 20th May to ensure you can fully participate in the workshop. The location is approximately 60-90 minutes from San Diego airport, depending on traffic so if you absolutely have to fly out on Friday evening, you do not want to book a flight leaving before 7:30pm. At previous Zen in the Garden workshops, many of the participants have gone out to dinner together after the workshop, continuing the growth and sharing experiences into the evening.
Who Should Attend?
Zen in the Garden is:
Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of holistic health, corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning. For over thirty years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide, many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program.
Speaker & Consultant
Paul is a sought after presenter and has consulted for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, New Zealand’s Auckland Blues, the US Air Force Academy and other elite organizations. His information is not only cutting-edge, but also very applicable. Participants leave his classes with information they can use and achieve results with right away. Paul was the keynote speaker for the NZ Musculoskeletal Conference in 1998, presented at the 6th European PGA Teaching and Coaching Convention in 2003, the World Junior Golf Convention in 2006 and the NUCCA Convention in 2010. He has received numerous speaking awards such as Best Male Presenter by ECA World Fitness members in 2004, Most Controversial Speaker by Can-Fit-Pro in 2004, Speciality Presenter of the Year in 2007 at Can-Fit-Pro and was rated number one speaker by participants at the 1998 IHRSA conference. In 2005 Paul was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by SWIS, The Society of Weight-Training Specialists.
Paul has produced over 60 DVDs and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training and has developed four Advanced Level Training programs to provide hands-on instruction for the exercise and health industries.
The CHEK Exercise Coach program introduces fitness and exercise professionals to an integrated approach to conditioning; the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is a two- to four-year advanced level program teaching corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning; the Golf Performance Series focuses on functional conditioning for golfers; Optimal Health and Fitness Through Practical Nutrition and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program contains three levels and shows how to reach optimal health from the inside out. Thousands of people worldwide have been trained in one or more of these challenging and elite level certification programs.
Editors clamor for Paul’s cutting edge articles on corrective and sports performance exercise techniques. He has provided numerous original contributions to the orthopedic rehabilitation and strengthening and conditioning fields and is a regular contributor to many publications and websites, such as Personal Training on the Net, New Zealand Fitness, On Fitness and PFP. Paul is the author of six books. One of these, The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual has been adopted for use by professional golf schools and was featured on the Golf Channel.
Paul Chek has accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions and has also designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment.
Venue, Hotel and Transportation Suggestions
Paul’s “Heaven House” office, just north of Escondido, CA. The exact address will be given to participants upon registering.
- Tuscany Hills Retreat, 29850 Circle R Way, Escondido, CA 92026 – tuscanyhillsretreat.com
- Welk Resorts San Diego, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026 – welkresorts.com
- Best Western Escondido Hotel, 1700 7 Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA 92026 – bwescondido.com
Closest Commerical Airports
- San Diego International Airport (42.5 miles south)
- John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana (77 miles northwest)
Neither the C.H.E.K Institute nor Paul Chek are responsible for any bookings for hotels or transportation. Please make these yourself.
Terms and Conditions for Zen in the Garden
Confirmation of Registration
An official confirmation of registration will be sent to you once all stages of the enrollment process are completed and your registration has been approved. Welcome Packets will be sent via email within 10 days of your registration approval. It is important we have a valid e-mail address for communication with you.
Transfer and Refund Policies
Due to the unique nature of this program, there are no refunds or transfers once I have registered for this program. By accepting these terms and conditions, I understand that I may not request a refund nor initiate a chargeback claim on my credit card via the issuing bank.
The organizers reserve the right to cancel an event at their discretion. In the event of course cancellation by the organizers, 100% of the tuition will be eligible for refund, or the full amount paid may be kept as Credit for the future purchase of products and/or educational materials.
If a course is cancelled or postponed due to an Act of God, including but not limited to war, earthquakes, terrorism, natural disasters, the organizers reserve the right to reschedule the event at an alternative location or at a later date, or offer Credit equal to the amount of the registration fee paid which the student may use for the purchase of products and/or educational. Tuition will not be refunded.
It is not mandatory for participants in any Paul Chek or C.H.E.K Institute workshop, seminar or Advanced Training Program to have a professional certification or license. It is the responsibility of the individual to be informed of, comply with, or obtain any regulatory, tax, fitness or education requirements, qualifications, certifications or licenses needed to conduct business according to the laws and regulations where they conduct business or see clients.