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Days Four and Five of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands 0

Days Four and Five of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Saturday was the day of celebrating the Chinese New Year! Before the festivities we were focussed on our practise. After working on wave hands like clouds, Marsha explained what the effect of this movement is on the deepest layers of the muscles. These muscles are reached by practising Taoist Tai Chi™. Taoist Tai Chi™ brings […]
Seniors’ Day in the Netherlands 0

Seniors’ Day in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, October 7 is called National Day of Seniors, a reason for us to organise an event for the senior members in our society. So we invited them to our centre in Helmond and asked them to bring a senior friend. Twenty-three seniors and seniors-in-training joined for a chat, a demo, a set, a […]
Awareness Day in the Netherlands 0

Awareness Day in the Netherlands

On Sunday August 28, in a parade we went to downtown Helmond to celebrate Awareness Day in the Netherlands. The colourful balloons and the silver t-shirts were shining in the sun. All the shops were open, the terraces were full, live blues music played next to our demo spot, and there was an Oldsmobile car festival […]
Preparing for the Seniors’ Workshop on Center-Do-Day in Helmond, Netherlands 0

Preparing for the Seniors’ Workshop on Center-Do-Day in Helmond, Netherlands

The day started off with a continuing class. We deepened our understanding of the danyu and applied our practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts in appear to close entrance and cross hands.  About 30 people enjoyed delicious tray-baked chicken for lunch.   The market stall with cuttings and seedlings was a meeting place throughout the […]
Finding quietness in Helmond 0

Finding quietness in Helmond

       During a 5-day International Workshop in Helmond, the Netherlands 164 people from 15 countries gathered to seek more quietness in the tor yu. ‘Gentle’, ‘softness’, ‘from the spine’, ‘balance’, ‘keep the connection’, are some of the words Jim Nicholson used to help us find a better understanding and feeling of the tor […]
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