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Transformation and Training

Transformation and Training

The focusing theme for the annual New Zealand Instructor Training Weekend was transformation. The weekend, attended by  more than 90 per cent of instructors, was important for instructors to come together and reflect and transform the way we do our Taoist Tai Chi® practice and most importantly, ask ourselves, how does  it feel.  One participant […]
Do you want to change?

Do you want to change?

“You enter the Taoist training through the body.” Participants worked hard on finding the feeling and the stillness as the leader of a five-day International Retreat in Perth helped us to go deeper in our Taoist Tai Chi ® practice. We began each day with chanting at the Shrine – and an intention to work […]
Celebrating 40 Years in London, Ontario

Celebrating 40 Years in London, Ontario

One hundred people participated in a Central Region Program held at the Southwest Centre in Stratford in honour of the 40th anniversary of the London branch. There was a lot of laughter sprinkled among the learning. Participants focused on increasing the elasticity of the spine and letting it drive the moves. The London Branch Council […]
A Grand Experience

A Grand Experience

It was a “grand” experience having fun together when Grande Prairie Branch hosted a Regional Programme on October 13.   We learned more about Taoist Tai Chi® arts, including chanting, and a delicious luncheon was enjoyed by all.  The main theme was practicing the “up and down” in the tor-yus, and don-yus and in the set. Finding the balance […]
Learning, laughing and lunching

Learning, laughing and lunching

Alignment and openness was practiced on October 16 by 64  participants at an intensive in Durham Region, Ontario. A wonderful day full of learning, laughing and lunching. We welcomed participants from Peterborough, Scarborough and Toronto. Thank you to everyone.
Autumn Harvest Potluck Feast

Autumn Harvest Potluck Feast

It was a lovely breezy Fall morning as we gathered for Saturday morning class at Etobicoke, Toronto, in mid October.  We arrive bearing dishes, pots and bags full of goodies for after class.  We eagerly assemble on the practice floor and our location co-leader takes us through foundations and set and has us explore the […]
No Worries at Horseshoe Regional Intensive

No Worries at Horseshoe Regional Intensive

On September 23, 2018, the Horseshoe branches (Burlington, Brantford, Hamilton, Oakville and Niagara), participants from other Central Region branches and our neighbours from Buffalo gathered for an afternoon intensive led by Bonnie Steinman at our area centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. A theme of the intensive was “don’t worry”. Each of the 89 participants was […]
Visitors Flock to Wong Dai Sin Temple

Visitors Flock to Wong Dai Sin Temple

Wong Dai Sin Temple in Markham, Ontario, welcomed 272 visitors when it opened its doors for a second year to participate in the Doors Open Markham festival. The temple took part in the event from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Chanting took place for the entire day and 18 volunteers from five […]
Building Strength with Tai Chi

Building Strength with Tai Chi

The strength to be gained by practising Tai Chi has been recognised in an article published by the widely-read New York Times this week. The author, Personal Health columnist Jane E. Brody, says she was surprised by Tai Chi’s effects on strength, “but good research — and there’s been a fair amount of it by […]
Spiralling in New Zealand National Program

Spiralling in New Zealand National Program

Approximately 30 New Zealand  participants gathered at the Lower Hutt clubrooms on the weekend of the 25th and 26th August for a two-day program led by National President Sue Lightfoot, ably assisted by Wellington continuing instructors Mary Brownlow and Peter Love.  Participants ranged from those who have done Tai Chi for many years (including a […]
Shifting Weight at the Horseshoe Centre

Shifting Weight at the Horseshoe Centre

Participants from seven area branches gathered at the Horseshoe Centre in St. Catharines for an evening intensive on Monday evening, July 23rd. Those who attended a pot luck dinner held before the program were treated to a wonderful table that nourished our bodies and prepared us for an evening on fun and introspection. Fung Loy […]
Tea-tasting and Tai Chi in the Rain

Tea-tasting and Tai Chi in the Rain

The Mississauga participants have spent the summer practising the Taoist Tai Chi® arts in different parks throughout the city each Sunday morning, rain or shine. Riverwood is a favourite because of its beautiful gardens and lots of people passing through. After class at the Cooksville location on Saturday, August 11th, the practice hall was swiftly […]
Lion Helps Celebrate 40 Years at Niagara

Lion Helps Celebrate 40 Years at Niagara

  The Niagara Branch celebrated their 40th Anniversary with an Open House and Program at the Horseshoe Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday June 23rd, 2018. The day started with chanting to mark 20 years since the passing of Master Moy Lin Shin. Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism director John Huang, our […]
Tai Chi and Me = Happiness

Tai Chi and Me = Happiness

July marks the two-year anniversary of my first encounter  with Taoist Tai Chi® arts and I am reflecting on my journey so far. Almost immediately the word happiness comes to mind. This seems an odd choice; while learning tai chi makes me happy so do lots of other activities. Obviously, there is more to my […]
Participating in Cultural Harmony

Participating in Cultural Harmony

Many participants from a number of locations in the Toronto Branch actively supported our involvement in the 2018 Rotary International Convention at the Metro Convention Centre from June 23 to June 27. It was a significant commitment because we needed to cover 60 hours at our booth during the five days of the conference, and […]
Dunedin City Leaders Visit Our International Centre

Dunedin City Leaders Visit Our International Centre

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism directors welcomed guests from Dunedin, Florida, to our International Centre this weekend, including the city’s Mayor Julie Bujalski, Deputy Mayor John Tomga, and city Commissioners and officials.  The Dunedin group were on an annual visit to Toronto and accepted an invitation extended by President Marsha Eberhardt to visit the […]
Mayor Proclaims Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Day

Mayor Proclaims Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Day

For the fifth year running, the Mayor of Oshawa, Honourable John Henry, has proclaimed a Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Day in the City of Oshawa.  The first proclamation in 2014 was given to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® in recognition of our service to the community in our 20th Anniversary year.  This […]
Media Join Hard-hat Tour of Fenway Hotel

Media Join Hard-hat Tour of Fenway Hotel

A hard-hat tour through the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida, this week in anticipation of the boutique hotel’s opening in October has generated several stories in the news media, including the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and ABC Action News. The role of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA in preserving the […]
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