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A warm welcome – International Workshop in Colchester, GB 1

A warm welcome – International Workshop in Colchester, GB

At the 5-day International Workshop in Colchester, around 170 participants from 13 countries are enjoying a warm welcome, in exceptional (for England) temperatures of up to 32 degrees. We have been practising what has been described as ‘cool tai chi’, taking advantage of the softening effects of the heat. Mornings start with chanting – part […]
Senior intensive and guided city tour 0

Senior intensive and guided city tour

On July 5th,  the first activity of 2018 organised by the seniors committee of The Netherlands took place in Haarlem. A city walk with a surprise treat at the end of the tour was planned after the Intensive in the morning followed by a pot luck lunch. Over thirty members from different locations started the […]
Weight Shifting in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland 0

Weight Shifting in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

108 moves … and all made up of don-yus and tor-yus! “Isn’t that simple?”, is the question. “Yes, but not easy!” Instructions and advice follows…. “Smile! Not so serious, Relax” “Do you see the don-yu and tor-yu in each movement of the set? It makes it stronger and better.” “Call it out. Call out clearly, […]
Getting the bigger picture! 0

Getting the bigger picture!

There was a sense of great excitement around the National Centre at Bayswater, Australia as 141 participants from the new Perth Branch gathered to attend their first “welcome to continuing” session. The Perth Branch was recently formed by amalgamating 5 branches and 13 locations around the Perth city area. Participants from each of the locations […]
Coiling and Other Treasures, Denver, CO Workshop 0

Coiling and Other Treasures, Denver, CO Workshop

June 9 and 10 temperatures in the Mile High City of Denver soared into the high nineties as the Colorado Branch hosted 91 participants for its annual Taoist Tai Chi® arts International Workshop. It was Colorado’s turn to review instruction from CIT week in Orangeville in May. Practice, practice, practice Saturday we focused on the […]
Pleasant Times in Pleasant Hill, California 0

Pleasant Times in Pleasant Hill, California

Concentration was high among the 80 participants in a weekend international workshop held June 3 and 4.  They came to sunny northern California to experience the ways that Taoist Tai Chi® arts massage the internal organs and promote health and fitness. The weekend included several indoor and warmish outdoor sets, insight on different and useful […]
Finding the Source in Helmond 0

Finding the Source in Helmond

During the terrific five-day international workshop in Helmond,  67 participants played, experienced and felt the extension, contraction, weight-shifting and elasticity in every move of the set. Andrew Hung clarified that these elements are the source, better known as the don-yu and the tor-yu.  When we started with the first set at the beginning of the […]
Program Report from Lamballe, France 0

Program Report from Lamballe, France

Taoist tai chi® is not slow. It’s a precise art which is very powerful. To repeat the instructions helps us to be connected with our inside feelings. There were 101 members who went to Lamballe, France from various countries and were taught by Andrew on the Saturday morning.  Andrew drove us to add more of […]
International Program in Costa Rica 0

International Program in Costa Rica

Last month we celebrated our two-day international program in Costa Rica that included participants from the Czech Republic, Great Britain and the United States of America. We’re in opposite sides of the world but it’s the same training, and we share some of the same mistakes as well! The workshop is different than what we’re […]
Making Hourly Rentals Feel Like Home 0

Making Hourly Rentals Feel Like Home

  Since many of our locations are in hourly rentals it was felt something was needed to make these places feel like our homes.  Much thought and consultation by the Central Region Management Committee in Canada went into designing a trifold board to illustrate all aspects of our organisation.     At Central Region weekend volunteer […]
Largest Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Program in Australian history makes the news 0

Largest Taoist Tai Chi® Arts Program in Australian history makes the news

A Taoist Tai Chi® arts international program at Gatton, Queensland, Australia, has made the news. The 224 participants made the program the largest in the history of the Australian Taoist Tai Chi Society. Participants told viewers of their joy, how much they love the health benefits they experience and how much more aware they are […]
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