The Dragon's Head Blog
Florida Keys Branch Intensive
The Taoist Tai Chi® Florida Keys Branch recently welcomed almost 75 participants to a Saturday Intensive at the Key Largo location. The intensive was attended by participants from both the Greater Miami and Gold Coast Branches, most of whom remained to share a delicious lunch with their Florida Keys friends.
Portland, Oregon Hosts National Program
The Taoist Tai Chi® Portland Branch held a National Program February 29th and March 1st hosting 82 eager participants from as far east as Massachusetts, as far south as Texas and as far north as Alaska and Canada. We were told to “forget the form” and focus instead on expanding and contracting our spines, loading the feet, and […]
Texas Branch attends Wolf Ranch Farmers Market
On a beautiful day in Texas, 15 participants from the Taoist Tai Chi® Texas branch shared their practice of the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts at the Wolf Ranch Farmers Market with enthusiastic onlookers
Proclamation issued in Corpus Christi, Texas for 50th Anniversary
Mayor Joe McComb and City Council members proclaim Taoist Tai Chi® 50th Anniversary Day on behalf of the City of Corpus Christi and its citizens. Society participants demonstrated toryus during the presentation.
Denver Branch Hosts International Seniors Day Open House
The Taoist Tai Chi Society ® Denver Branch held its International Seniors Day Open House on November 17th. We had over sixty members and new friends enjoy a demonstration set, an introductory class with near full visitor participation, and then a light lunch of a hearty squash and red curry soup with focaccia bread provided by our kitchen volunteers. We finished our […]
CIT Week – January 2020
Participants’ thoughts during the Retreat! “My fatigue allowed me to work more deeply, letting go. I was feeling much more energized. I have a new appreciation.” – Southern Interior, Pacific Region, Canada “I am feeling it working very deeply in mind and body.” – North Conway, New Hampshire, USA “CIT Week was amazing! Never have […]
Another Connection for the International Center Florida with the City of Dunedin Community
Along with Dunedin’s rich Scottish History, we have a history of oranges, orange groves, and citrus packing. From the early 1880’s until the early 1950’s, when the oranges were packed, beautifully designed labels were made to go on each side of the fruit crates. Dunedin resident and artist Steven Spathelf has admired, collected and has been […]
Florida Keys Branch Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL
On a beautiful, sunny day, participants of the Taoist Tai Chi ®Florida Keys Branch gave a demonstration at the annual Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL. Festival attendees experienced a unique cultural exchange when a pipe and drum ensemble began to play as well, and the Society participants demonstrated accompanied by bagpipes!
Pinellas County Leadership Class visits the International Center Florida
Participants in Leadership Pinellas visited the International Center Florida for the second year in a row. The ICF was a stop on their county-wide tour exploring various sites related to tourism and the environment. Dunedin branch members offered a few introductory words relating our Taoist Tai Chi Arts practice to leadership skills and offered participants […]
Holiday Party – St Petersburg Florida
The St Petersburg, FL Branch had over100 participants attend a Holiday Pot Luck Brunch this past weekend. Participants brought all their favorites dishes from stuffed mushrooms to yummy cakes and cookies. Games were played for home-made gifts while Guan Yin watches over the festivities. Branch participants are trying to double the amount of food donated […]
November Programs at the International Center Florida
The International Center Florida hosted 3 consecutive weeks of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, gently flowing from one retreat into the next. Hsing-I, Continuing Instructor Training and Lok Hup programs brought nearly 450 participants together from around the globe. Fundamental to our experience was letting go to focus on feeling each simple but powerful movement. Sitting, standing, […]
International Seniors Day Luncheon
International Seniors Day was celebrated with a festive luncheon on November 8, 2019, at the International Center Florida. Attendees included the City of Dunedin Mayor, City Manager, and Commissioners, members of the Dunedin Seniors Hall of Fame, 60 participants from the Tampa Bay/Sarasota area and the 285 CIT Week Participants. As a violin solo was […]
Regional Program in Corpus Christi, Texas
The Taoist Tai Chi Society® Regional Program held in Corpus Christi, Texas, October 19-20 provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Corpus Christi location’s 10th Anniversary. 50 participants from Texas, Colorado, and Arizona gathered for 2 days of instruction, including letting our spines guide our movement, standing ‘up’, and finding the ‘open’ while practicing sections of […]
Florida Keys Branch Joins Cancer Walk
Some participants from the Taoist Tai Chi Society ® Florida Keys Branch Marathon Location formed a team and took part in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk this past Saturday. The community event in Marathon raises awareness about breast cancer and cancer research and celebrates survivors.
Colorado Branch Awareness Day
The Colorado Branch hosted participants to an Awareness Day Celebration starting with Tai Chi In the Park followed by a pot luck at our center. The event was well attended by over 40 participants and guests.
Oregon Branch Weekend Program and Western Regional Meeting
The Oregon Branch hosted a Tai Chi program on September 21st and 22nd. The weekend started with a Friday evening dinner to welcome everyone. For the first time the Portland Center was too small for the workshop, a testament to the continuing growth of the Society. The 137 attendees represented states from Florida to Alaska […]
All Souls Festival 2019
Master Moy taught us to honor the living and the dead, to promote cultural exchange, and to help others. The All Souls Festivals of 2019 has given the opportunity to express all of these aims. Around the world, participants gathered to engage in something greater than themselves. We chanted, prepared plaques honoring the deceased, folded […]
International Program – Miami Florida – July 2019
Participants thoughts after the program: The workshop theme, “letting go of worry”, goes to the core of our tai chi. Our practice is a powerful prescription for keeping the mind, body and spirit healthy. With a lighter step and lighter heart, I left the workshop looking forward to the next opportunity to deepen my understanding. Jill P. […]
Oregon Branch Annual Picnic and Intensive
The Oregon Branch held its annual potluck picnic and intensive on July 13th. The picnic has been held for over 15 years. For the last five the picnic has been hosted by the Vancouver, WA participants at their location. Carpooling from the Portland Branch allowed non-drivers including some from Pain Relief classes to join in the fun. For the 3rd […]
Carolina Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Over the weekend of June 22-23, 2019, the Carolina Branch celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a National Workshop in Durham, NC. It was a rousing success. Seventy-five participants attended; some traveling from as far away as Valdosta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Ithaca, New York; and fourteen from the Tennessee Branch! The weekend actually started on […]