There are only three forms of physical exercises that give equal strength to the joints and blood vessels in our bodies: yoga, karadi sadhana and archery. I don’t know why people have given up the skill of archery in the present day. Sri T. Krishnamacharya
Facilitator Lars Richter has been teaching longbow making and other traditional skills (arrow and quiver making, knife and shoe making) to both children and adults in Victoria, Australia for more than 2 years now and has helped many people make significant changes in their life.
Lars has been studying Yoga, Qi-Gong and similar energy work practices since 1996. He has been teaching Yoga and Meditation in Germany since 2001 and running workshops overseas since living in Australia. He holds a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and has extensive knowledge and experience in wholesome living. Lars started his professional life as a surveying engineer and has explored and experienced many different professions. He is now offering his knowledge and experience through his business Narrative Yoga as a Life Coach.
Lars is passionate about making these skills accessible to everyone with an interest, and in the practical application of these tools in our daily life. For example, a knife and boots have obvious applications in daily use, but a bow can be used not just as a sport or a tool to hunt for food, but as a discipline, meditation, or spiritual practice as in the popular 1930s book on zen buddhism, Zen in the Art of Archery. The most celebrated quote is, “In the case of archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.” It points to the experience others have since described as “flow” or being “in the zone”.