The Dragon's Head Blog
Our morning chanting in Edinburgh
Most mornings of our international program week there was an opportunity to practise chanting.
News comes to Edinburgh from around the world
To illustrate the ‘international’ component of our International Workshop, Marsha asked representatives from around the world to tell the Edinburgh participants some news of what’s going for the Society in their various home countries. We heard from Ireland, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, Hungary, GB, Portugal – representatives are pictured, right to left. […]
Edinburgh Anatomy part 2
As the Weekend program got under way, our 150 participants explored their insides with the help of an Essential Anatomy app presentation, during which we had a real-life demonstration of the the importance of good posture on the position of our organs. Please don’t think we spent all week sitting around watching TV!
Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin
We’re Skyping again, and this time Marsha calls Pegoty and Jean in Dunedin, Florida, where the Fenway renovation is swarming with carpenters and demolition crews. We hear of how the old elevator (pictured) was hoisted out of the building – or was it an illustration of the dan-yu? Members from Edinburgh will be on the […]
Edinburgh anatomy session
Continuing our search for an understanding of the universe, and for simplicity, Marsha spoke about the effects of Taoist Tai Chi® arts effects on our anatomy using a skeleton as a model of the body; Steve spoke of the same using a tea tray and a practise sword as a model of the skeleton.
A wobble at the top of the kick
Tuesday in Edinburgh, and the catering crew encounters the equivalent of a ‘wobble at the top of the kick’, when the oven overheats and the smoke forces a brief evacuation of the kitchen. As well-trained tai-chi-er’s, Elizabeth and the team recover their balance and serve the planned (and delicious) sausage pasta bake only 10 minutes […]
Connecting inside and outside from Edinburgh
As a new International Workshop gets under way in Edinburgh, GB, event leader Marsha Eberhardt connects the participants inside with the wider Society outside, with a video call to Andrew Hung and Judy Millen at D’arcy Street, Toronto.
School visit to the centre
Pupils from St George’s School took some time out from their classroom lessons to visit the Taoist Tai Chi European Centre in Colchester. After a long walk from their school they were welcomed by a small team of volunteers. They sat enthralled, listening to the story of The Crane and the Snake and Master Moy’s […]
Regional Awareness Day in Scotland
Scottish Region’s Taoist Tai Chi Awareness Day in Edinburgh, 19 September 2015
Physios to get an introduction to the health benefits of tai chi
More than 50 physiotherapy staff in the Edinburgh area (UK) will attend an event showcasing the health benefits of tai chi. The free evening event takes place on 16 September at the National Taoist Tai Chi Centre in Edinburgh. Jo Gordon, an occupational health physiotherapist with the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s staff physiotherapy service, said: […]
Brightening up a grey summer
Awareness Day in East Anglia, Great Britain, August 29 2015 A meal and an intensive on Friday night, then chanting, jai and Awareness Day on Saturday, the one day of the week it didn’t rain, made for a full and enjoyable weekend. We accompanied a rock concert in the park […]
Awareness Day in Bristol, UK
50 Taoist Tai Chi Society participants from 3 different branches took part in the Awareness Day celebrations in Millennium Square in central Bristol. Sparkling summer sunshine, combined with a vibrant part of Bristol city, provided a perfect setting for the display. Many flyers for local classes were handed out, and it was perhaps our most […]
Beginners Weekend in Newport, South Wales
The Western Region Centre in Newport hosted its first Beginners Weekend on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015. Over 60 people attended, with a mix of complete beginners, current beginners, continuing members and instructors, all enjoying the 2 days of Tai Chi. After the first day and after less than 4 hours instruction the […]
My name is Pat and I have been a member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Great Britain for 15 years and an instructor for 10 years. 5 years ago I had an accident in my car. I woke up just as the airbag was deflating and because the car was tipped on its […]
Conclusion of Tai Chi
The workshop comes to a close, and it’s time to show joyful appreciation for the workshop leader, and to present the lucky money. Also to the hard working team of volunteers who took care of us all throughout the week, particularly the kitchen team.
So much in it: Colchester 5-day Program
The latest news from Colchester is – on Thursday we worked on the first four moves of the set. Who’d have thought there was so much in it! Friday morning in Colchester, and before the workshop programme starts, some groups are practicing the ‘sandwich set’ while others chant. It’s Friday evening in Colchester. Day three. […]
An inspiring way to start the day
Workshop participants in Colchester, UK, started the day with chanting practicing – The 10,000 Buddha’s Sutra.
The Foundation of an International Workshop
150 participants from 13 countries are gathered in Colchester, UK, for a 5-day International Workshop with Tony Kwong. On Wednesday we worked on our foundations, in groups.
If You Bake it They Will Come: Fundraiser for Fenway in Great Britain
Following on from last year’s successful “Tea at the Ritz” fundraiser the local branch organized an Art Deco Tea Party, inspired by the period design of the Fenway. We planned, we baked, we ate, we fundraised and we partied. One kind member donated a £100 bottle of Champagne so we raised additional money for our […]
Fun Day in Newport, Wales: April 25th, 2015
Over 50 members gathered together for a fun day at the Western Region Centre in Newport, Wales. The morning focus was in making the centre beautiful again with a good deal of cleaning. There was also a beginner’s class and a national board meeting at the same time. A delicious lunch of beef in black […]