Happy New Year. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you have experienced peace, joy and happiness over the break. I always appreciate the quiet time that this time of year brings for me. ‘Though it hasn’t been all quiet. We don’t have family on this side of the country so Christmas day is a quiet one for us (just the way we like it), then Stephen has a week or two off work which is lovely.
Once again I headed off to the east coast to play tai chi for a week with a hundred other like-minded souls. This year Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health 20th annual workshop was held in beautiful Wollongong. What a lovely place! The venue for the workshop, the Novotel North Wollongong, was so much nicer than other venues I’ve attended over the years. Have a look at the photos of the everyday lunch buffet!
I often played some tai chi on the beach during my early morning, or afternoon, walk. The class that I enrolled in this year was Tai Chi for Energy 1 & 2 (a combination of Chen and Sun styles). I had already leaned TCE 1, which is about one third of the total, combined form. What a lovely way to start my days. I love those long, seemingly endless, east coast beaches. This video, was taken on the final day.
One morning we all got together on the beach and took part in filming for Dr. Lam’s upcoming new documentary on playing tai chi for health. I have a copy of his first documentary for anyone to borrow and watch. Let me know if you’re interested.
After the workshop ended I headed to Coffs Harbour to visit mum. While there, I got to play tai chi with Water Dragons and Rainbow Lorikeets. The mid-north coast of NSW is my favourite part of Australia. Can you see the dragon watching me in this photo?
I posted a short video on my facebook page – you’ll see the dragon run towards me (and hear the Lorikeets. I think they were all hoping I had food. Click here to see it.
And now it’s almost time for us to start playing tai chi together again.
Information on class locations and dates for this term can be found here.
Please note that everyone will need to complete a new enrolment form this term. You can download and print the form here to save time on the first day. I will have plenty of forms with me for anyone who can’t (or forgets to) download or print. This form is NOT for participants enrolled in the Merriwa class.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Please drop me a line and let me know which class you’re planning to attend. Bookings are essential. I look forward to playing tai chi with you all this year.
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